Clinton Hamlin Blake, Jr.

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Clinton Hamlin Blake, Jr.

Hon. Clinton H. Blake, Jr.
Born Unk.
Englewood, NJ
Died 1947
Englewood, NJ
Nationality American
Home town Englewood, NJ
Known for Mayor of Englewood, NJ (1915-1917)
Spouse(s) Margaret Coe [1]


Clinton Hamlin Blake, Jr. the son of Clinton Hamlin Blake, Sr., is notable for having served as Mayor of Englewood, NJ from - 1915-1917 [1]. Naturally due to the times, war preparations were uppermost in people's minds, and a Rifle Club was formed with Goerge Case as President. Their purpose was actually to train ona motorcyce machinegun unit, and the Mayor encouraged citizens to rain and they did. Once in March 1917, now former Mayor Blake, actice in the Citizen's Protective League, called for a "quiet mobilization" in front of the City Hall (a project whose location he vehemently opposed earlier). The aforementioned motorcycle machine gun battery assembled there with around 300 men. They were ordered to guard the water supply and power lines, and spent a night in earnest trying to find the "Hun's" behid every tree. He qwas later chosen by the President to serve on the Bergen County (Draft) Board, and was elected by his peers to Chairman where he served until entering the Service himself in Sept., 1918 [2]. From May 20 to May 27 1918 he served as honorary Chairman of the "Second American Red Cross $100,000,000.00 War Fund. [3] In March 1917, at the request of the Adjutant-general of New Jersey, Mayor Blake appointed a Committee of public safety which consisted of all emergency services in the City, Police Auxiliary Police, Fire and etc. charged with the general proetaction of the entire City of Englewood. [4]. In 1917 also there was formed a Englewood War Savings Society, and the same for Mayor was named President there too. It was said ot have been one of the most efficiently and profitably organized such committee's in the State. [5].


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Mrs. Clinton H. Blake". New York Times. May 11, 1967. http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F10B16F63A5F1A718DDDA80994DD405B878AF1D3. Retrieved 2011-10-19. "Mrs. Margaret Coe Blake, widow of Clinton Hamlin Blake, Mayor of Englewood from 1915 to 1917, died today in Hightstown. She was 81 years old and a lifelong resident of Englewood. She also maintained a home in Sugar Hill, N.H. ..." 
  2. Sterling, Adleine (1922) (in English). The Book of Englewood. Mayor and Council of Englewood. p. 359. 
  3. Sterling, Adleine (1922) (in English). The Book of Englewood. Mayor and Council of Englewood. p. 398. 
  4. Sterling, Adleine (1922) (in English). The Book of Englewood. Mayor and Council of Englewood. p. 404. 
  5. Sterling, Adleine (1922) (in English). The Book of Englewood. Mayor and Council of Englewood. p. 422.