Camden Chiselers Club

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The Camden Chiselers Club was organized in 1930 by Camden County Chief of Detectives Larry Doran, attorney Rocco Palese, and several other members of Camden’s political and business community.

On January 6, 1938 the club gathered at 1462 Wildwood Avenue, the home of Assemblyman-elect and Mrs. Margaret Palese, to elect officers and celebrate Mrs. Palese’s birthday. This event was covered in the following day’s Camden Courier-Post.

The membership named in the newspaper articles make up a virtual Who’s Who of Camden in the late 1930s. Besides Doran and Palese, members named included former State Senator Albert S. Woodruff, former judge John B. Kates, Police Judge Gene R. Mariano, Courier-Post columnist Dan McConnell, Louis Bantivoglio, Thomas Bantivoglio, Frank Abbott, Jack Weinberg, funeral director Antonio Mecca, and attorney Edward V. Martino.


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