Tag: Alfred R. Pierce

  • George E. Brunner

    George Edward Brunner, born on January 12, 1896, in Newark, New Jersey, was a prominent American Democratic Party politician known for his extensive service as the Mayor of Camden, New Jersey, spanning from 1936 to 1959. Brunner’s roots trace back to Newark, where his parents, Eugene and Bertha (Zehnder) Brunner, both originally from Switzerland, raised…

  • Alfred R. Pierce

    Alfred R. Pierce

    ALFRED R. PIERCE is the son of Russell and Viola Pierce. He grew up in Camden and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1939. Upon graduation from the College of South Jersey (known today as Rutgers-Camden) he enlisted in the United States Army Air Force, and served as a pilot on 51 missions in…

  • Camden’s Mayors

    Camden’s Mayors

    1828 – 2023 Mayor Term Political Party Samuel Lanning 1828-1830 Gideon V. Stivers 1830-1838 Elias Kaighn 1838-1840 Lorenzo F. Fisler 1840-1844 John K. Cowperthwaite 1844-1845 Richard W. Howell (Declined) Charles Kaighn 1845-1846 Thomas B. Wood 1846-1848 Benjamin A. Hammell 1848-1849 Charles Sexton 1849-1851 Lorenzo F. Fisler 1851-1852 Charles D. Hineline 1852-1853 Lorenzo F. Fisler 1853-1855…

  • Alfred R. Pierce, Obituary

    Alfred R. Pierce, Obituary

    Camden Courier-Post – September 16, 2005 Former Mayor of the City of Camden from 1959 through 1969, died on September 14, 2005 at the Masonic Home of New Jersey in Burlington. Mr. Pierce was born in Camden on October 21, 1920, the son of the late Russell and Viola Pierce, and brother of the late…

  • My Camden Heritage

    By Dr. Samuel Zuckerman As published in the Jewish Community Voice, January 5, 2005. I am sitting in my den and close my eyes, I see the city as it was in my youth and recall the many people that crossed my path. I was eligible to go to Kaighns School but my parents didn’t…

  • Crippled Children’s Party Tomorrow

    Crippled Children’s Party Tomorrow

    Camden Courier-Post – July 5, 1967 41st Annual Affair The Crippled Children's Committee of Camden Elks Lodge 293 will sponsor its 41st annual party for crippled children tomorrow. S.S. Norcross 3rd, exalted ruler of the lodge, and Edward J. Griffith, president of the Crippled Children's Committee, said the children will board buses at 10:30 AM…

  • Mayor to Study Pay Hikes

    Mayor to Study Pay Hikes

    Camden Courier-Post – January 10, 1966 Mayor Alfred R. Pierce indicated today he would take no action on a request for $600,000 in salary increases from non-uniformed city employes until he receives and studies budget figures. He said he expected to have the budget figures in his hands later today. Representatives of Council 10, a…

  • City Asked to Provide Increment

    City Asked to Provide Increment

    Camden Courier-Post – January 8, 1966 A $1,000 increment for all non-uniformed employes over a three-year period is part of a package proposal to be presented to Mayor Alfred R. Pierce Monday. Joseph Yacovelli, president of Council 10, the employes’ civil service organization [including the City’s Electrical Bureau—ed.]; and Charles DiBartolomeo, chairman of the negotiating…

  • A Yule Glow All His Own

    A Yule Glow All His Own

    Camden Courier-Post – December 24, 1965 By Mary Archibald, Courier-Post Staff A Christmas tree with 1,000 lights has been among the local seasonal highlights for 50 years. But many who knock at Emmanuel Schaeffer’s door at 449 Benson Street are unaware that he cleans and re-dyes each bulb by hand. “I’ve been told I’m the…

  • Broadway to Glitter with Yuletide Lights

    Broadway to Glitter with Yuletide Lights

    Camden Courier-Post – November 27, 1963 Camden’s Broadway will burst into a red, green and yellow explosion of lights at 5 p.m. Friday as it prepares to welcome Santa Claus. The Chritmas [sic] lighting display, stretching over two miles and burning 61,000 watts of electricity, has been heralded by the Camden Business Improvement Association as…

  • Meeting is Conducted Orderly by Mayor Despite Difficulties

    Meeting is Conducted Orderly by Mayor Despite Difficulties

    Camden Courier-Post – June 10, 1960 Greeted by 500 Amid Applause and Cat-calls Mayor Pierce was determined to run an orderly meeting and he did Thursday night when his fellow commissioners stripped him of his duties as public safety director. When Pierce entered the commission chambers, bulging at the seams by an overflow crowd of…

  • Pierce is Ousted as Safety Head

    Pierce is Ousted as Safety Head

    Camden Courier-Post – June 10, 1960 Amid cheers and boos from spectators, Mayor Pierce was switched from director of public safety to public affairs director at a commission meeting Thursday night. Pierce lost control of the police and fire departments by a 4-1 vote. The motion to divest the mayor of the public safety department…

  • Commission Department Assignments

    Camden Courier-Post – June 10, 1960 This is how the departments were assigned to the commissioners Thursday night: Mayor Pierce, director of public affairs: the director’s office, revaluation program, visiting nurses, public assistance, Camden County Historical Society, charitable institutions, parking authority, civil defense and’ celebration of public events, anniversaries and holidays. Commissioner Garrity, director of…