WATER COMMISSIONER JOHN T. OAKLEY.
John T. Oakley, whom Mayor McGcllan has appointed commissioner of waiter, gas, and electricity for the city of New York, has always been a hardworking politician, and is the leader of the Fourteenth district. His first office was a clerkship in the register’s office. Later he got a place in the Custom House, and in 1892 he was elected a member of the city’s board of aldermen. He was re-elected in 1894. and became a member of the council in 1898. He was the Tammany leader of the council, and showed considerable ability. In 1901 he was nominated for sheriff and was defeated. Since then he has held no public office. Commissioner Oakley has been engaged in business in New York, and is a speaker of considerable force. Commissioner Oakley has the best wishes of FIRE ANP WATER ENGINEERING for his success in his new line of work.