Tag: George Brunner
Mitchell H. Cohen
Mitchell Cohen was a prominent figure in Camden, New Jersey, with a long career as a lawyer and judge.
The Parkade Building
The Parkade Building was built in the mid-1950’s on Roosevelt Plaza Park. The project was Mayor George E. Brunner’s solution to the downtown parking issues.
Alfred R. Pierce
Alfred R. Pierce was a Camden, NJ mayor from 1959 through 1969, who unseated long-time mayor George Brunner in 1959..
Memories from Ted Cannon
I grew up at 422 Mickle Street and left in March 1953 to join the Air Force. At that time there was very little crime in the neighborhood. Jersey Joe Walcott lived at 331 Mickle Street, when he became World Heavy Weight Champion.
Frank A. Abbott
FRANK A. “CHICK” ABBOTT was born June 2, 1896 in Camden NJ to Italian parents, Antonio and Arsola Abbatto. An athletic youth, he enjoyed boxing, and considered boxing, but did not turn pro. He received several minor league contract offers, but elected to stay close to home, and stuck to semi-pro ball with several clubs in and around Camden. By 1915 he had married Florence Smith, and had fathered two of his eight children. He was then working as a plasterer in the home construction industry, a common trade in the days before the manufacture of sheet rock. The Abbott family then lived at 919 South 4th Street in Camden, they later moved to a home at 346 Cherry Street in what was then Camden’s 5th Ward. Frank Abbott would reside in this home the rest of his life.
Mary W. Kobus
Mary Walsh Kobus was one of the first female politicians to rise to prominence in Camden NJ.
David Baird, Jr.
David Baird Jr. was born in Camden NJ on October 18, 1881. His father, David Baird Sr., was one of Camden’s leading citizens for well over 50 years, an important man both in the business and political life of Camden, Camden County, and South Jersey.
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME” was the theme song of 1500 girls and boys who were guests of Deputy Public Affairs Director Edward C. Garrity at the Phillies-Giants game today. Alongside Garrity, who is handing a bag of peanuts to Joseph Foster, 639 Walnut Street, are William W. Logan, municipal welfare director; Frank H. Ryan, Courier-Post editor; Public Works Director Abbott, Mayor Brunner and Stanley Babiarz, a member of the committee assisting Garrity.
Koerner Made Police Chief; Carroll, Mattison Promoted
Camden Courier-Post – November 29, 1949
Capt. Gustav Koerner, youngest of six men holding that rank in the department, today was named Camden police chief.
MAGIN PROMOTES 3, REHIRES 3, FIRES 4
Camden Courier-Post – June 1, 1939
Three dismissals, three promotions and four reinstatements and two new hirings were announced yesterday by City Commissioner Henry Magin, director of public works.
Checked and Double-Checked
It takes no crystal gazer to know that former U. S. Senator W. Warren Barbour hopes to get the Republican senatorial nomination without opposition.. .So far no opposition has bloomed, but efforts are being made to get Robert Johnson, New Brunswick manufacturer who backed Glee, into the primary battle …Unless the feeling against John Milton subsides, the Democrats will be hard put to find a suitable candidate for the job, unless they figure anybody can beat Barbour…