Boston’s New Fire Marshal.
William B. McClellan, who for some days has been named for the fire marshalship, is connected with the firm of John C. Paige & Co., and during the last fourteen years has been acquiring a professional knowledge which will fit him for the place. Mr. McClellan is a native of Boston, born at Jamaica Plain, January 1, 1852. His early education was obtained in the schools of Boston, and at an early age he went to Europe, attending military schools in Paris and Belgium. After graduation he returned to the United States and resided in New York city, devoting himself to literary pursuits, and being also a member of the Garde Lafayette (the French contingent), Company A of the Fifty-fifth Regiment, N. G. S. N. Y. In 1879 he resumed his residence in Boston, entering the fire insurance office of John C. Paige, where he is at present one of the adjusters of fire losses for the companies in that office. In 1882 he published a guide to Boston, and he is also the editor of The Official Register of American Yachting, published by Estes & I.auriat. It is the general belief at the State House that the nomination of Mr. McClellan will be confirmed.