THOMAS E. CRIMMINS.
Mr. Thomas E. Crimmins, the subject of this sketch, is very widely known as a successful engineer and contractor. He has constructed a large number of municipal works in this and other cities and has visited and studied the different systems adopted in European countries. For many years he has taken a lively interest in fire departments throughout the country, and his knowledge of hydraulics places him in the first rank as a candidate for the office of fire commissioner in this great city His business and practical engineering knowledge make him a very desirable candidate for the position, and it is to be hoped that the people of New York will derive the benefit of his long and successful experience. During the recent convention of the International Association of Fire Engineers in this city, Mr. Crimmins acted as president of the local committee of arrangements, and the success of the convention was largely due to his efforts. At the last convention of the association in Atlantic City, N. J., Mr. Crimmins was present, and took a lively interest in the proceedings, and it may he said that he is one of the most enthusiastic admirers of the fire service of the country that could possibly he found. If Mr. Crimmins can afford to give his valuable services to the city, there ought to be no hesitation in appointing hint fire commissioner, in which position he will he able to display marked ability in the administration of that important department.