Winfield Scott Price enlisted in the New Jersey National Guard in 1892, starting as a private and eventually retiring as a Major General in June 1939. During this span, he served in both the Spanish American War and World War I. Prior to his military service, he held a seat on the Camden NJ City Council for five years before being elected as the Mayor of Camden NJ in 1927.
Notably, during World War I, Winfield Price garnered recognition for his outstanding contributions while working alongside Lieutenant Colonel Harry C. Kramer in the establishment and management of the national selective service system.
In November 1927, Mayor Price initiated the formation of a committee tasked with organizing the celebration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the City of Camden in February 1928. The committee comprised individuals such as Charles S. Boyer as Chairman, T. Yorke Smith, E.G.C. Bleakly, Mahlon F. Ivins Jr., Fred S. Caperoon, and Frank S. Albright.
Throughout his four-year term as Mayor, the construction of the new City Hall took place. Following his mayoral tenure, he assumed the role of commander for the 44th Infantry Division in the New Jersey National Guard until his retirement. During this period, he established the first African-American National Guard Battalion in New Jersey. His service in the National Guard concluded in June 1939.
The South Jersey Port Commission was created by the New Jersey Legislature in 1926 for the purpose of promoting the interests of the Delaware River front in South Jersey. We give excerpts from the report of the Port Commission, made to the Legislature of 1928. These are chosen because of their references to the manner…
The City of Camden and the South Jersey Port Commission, early in 1928, presented to the House Committee on Naval Affairs a brief setting forth reasons why the Camden channel of the Delaware should he widened. Because it ably sets forth Camden"s aims and substantial reasons why it expected Federal support
Camden has almost 400 industrial establishments. This total in itself is substantial testimony to the desirability of the city as a location.
Admiral Wilson Boulevard, colloquially known as US Route 30, holds a rich history and a complex reputation in South Jersey.
Funeral rites for Chief of Police Lewis H. Stehr, who died suddenly at 11.30 a.m. yesterday in Cooper Hospital, will be conducted at 2 pm on Saturday.