Tag: George E. Brunner

  • 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…

  • Frederick Von Nieda

    Frederick Von Nieda

    Frederick Von Nieda, born in Bavaria in 1868, initially aspired to join the ministry after graduating from a seminary in 1885. However, a shift in plans due to illness led him to immigrate to America in the same year. Over the years, he engaged in various occupations, including serving as the inaugural professor of German…

  • Frank J. Hartmann, Jr.

    Frank J. Hartmann, Jr.

    Frank J. Hartmann Jr. was born into the Hartmann family on November 3, 1898, in Camden, New Jersey, to parents Frank J. Hartmann Sr. and Anna. The family’s roots in the city extended to the early 20th century when they initially settled in Cramer Hill on Cleveland Avenue near Griffee Avenue. Before the turn of…

  • Arthur L. Stone

    Arthur L. Stone

    Dr. Arthur L. Stone held the position of City Health Director in Camden from 1923 until his passing in 1945. During his tenure, he served under various mayors, including Victor King, Winfield Scott Price, Roy R. Stewart, Frederick von Nieda, and George Brunner. Dr. Stone was a strong advocate for an immunization program that played…

  • His Great Hour

    His Great Hour

    The year 1938 was the fiftieth in the history of Warren Webster & Company and as the summer approached the Organization began laying plans to celebrate the Golden Jubilee and do honor to the Founder. In June all the representatives from district offices who could possibly do so assembled at the factory and several days…

  • Mitchell H. Cohen

    Mitchell H. Cohen

    Mitchell Cohen was a prominent figure in Camden, New Jersey, with a long career as a lawyer and judge. He was a Democrat aligned with George R. Brunner in the mid-1930s and was named Camden City Prosecutor in October 1936 when a New Jersey State Supreme Court decision gave control of City government to the…

  • The Parkade Building

    The Parkade Building

    5th Street, between Federal and Market Streets, opposite City Hall The Parkade Building was built in the mid-1950s on the site of the Roosevelt Plaza Park. The project was Camden Mayor George E. Brunner’s attempt to keep the Broadway and downtown business district viable by alleviating the parking situation. At the building’s 1955 dedication, Mayor…

  • 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…

  • 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. Yes, the numbers was played and law enforcement looked the other way.…

  • 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…

  • Frank A. Abbott

    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…

  • Mary W. Kobus

    Mary W. Kobus

    Mary Walsh Kobus was one of the first female politicians to rise to prominence in Camden NJ. Born Mary Walsh in New Jersey around 1876, she married well known Camden businessman Joseph Kobus around 1910, and was the daughter-in-law of Anthony Kobus, who founded the Kobus shoe business and also served as president of the…

  • David Baird, Jr.

    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. David Baird Jr. attended the Raymond Academy at Camden and…

  • Albert S. Woodruff

    Albert S. Woodruff

    Albert Smith Woodruff Jr., born in 1886 in Hopewell Township, Cumberland County, New Jersey, was a notable figure in Camden’s legal and political circles. As a prominent lawyer, he established his practice in the Woodruff Building at 328 Market Street in Camden. He resided in Merchantville with his wife Isabel at 101 Browning Road. In…

  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game

    Take Me Out to the Ball Game

    Camden Courier-Post – August 12, 1950 “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…