Chief Watson, Washington, D. C., Dead
Chief George F. Watson, of Washington, D. C., died on Sunday, February 4, following twenty-six years in the department of which he had been Chief since 1920. He was appointed Chief Clerk on July 1, 1906. On September 6, 1918. he became Fire Marshal. While at that post he cooperated with Chief Wagner in increasing the efficiency of the Fire Department. When Chief Wagner retired, he was appointed on August 30, 1920, to fill the vacancy. Chief Watson was highly regarded by fire preventionists and fire department officers.