Chief Wright Elected Fire Commissioner of San Antonio

Chief Wright Elected Fire Commissioner of San Antonio

By a majority of nearly two to one, lacking but four votes, Philip Wright, former chief of the San Antonio, Tex., fire department, recently was elected commissioner of police and fire, defeating his opponent John F. Fentiman by a vote of 3,504 to 1,754. Commissioner Wright is qualified for his new position, at least, as far as the fire department is concerned, as he has been connected with the department for approximately twenty years, serving a number of years as chief. One year ago, June 4, 1917, at a meeting of the City Commissioners, following the election of George A. Lowther, who Wright now succeeds, Mr. Lowther failed to reappoint Mr. Wright as chief of the fire department, instead appointing William P. Bishop. Chief Bishop was killed on the night of December 25, 1917, while responding to an alarm of fire. He was succeeded by A. J. Goetz.

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