Vernon Munroe

From WikiEnglewood.org
Jump to: navigation, search
Vernon Munroe

Hon. Vernon Munroe
Born Unk.
Nationality American
Alma mater Harvard
Occupation Banker
Home town Englewood, NJ
Known for Mayor of Englewood 1912-1915
Spouse(s) Sally Sprague Cook, NY Dec 18, 1901 [1]
Children David Hoadley, Nov. 27, 1902; Vernon, Dec. 15, 1908; Louisa Sprague, Oct. 14, 1911

Vernon Munroe is notable for having been Mayor of Englewood.

Biography

He attended "Smith's Private School" in Englewood [2]. Diversions included: Riding, Reading; Member of Century Club, Harvard Club, University Club, New York, N. Y.; Society of Colonial Wars [1]. His Business career included being in the export business, 1896-1903; insurance business, 1903-1911; manufacturing business; banking, 1920-1931 [1]. Munroe resided in NYC at:

  • (home) 1 172 Park Ave., New York, N. Y.[1]
  • (business) 23 Wall St., New York, N. Y.[1]

Political life

In the administration of Mayor James A.C. Johnson, the city had a "City Club" which in February of the following year, elected inter alia, Vernon Munroe to their Board [3]. In 1911, a city police officer, while on duty, shot and killed one John Ruddock, citizen of Englewood. The officer was tried and duly exonerated. A question arose regarding the City's responsibility to pay his bills, and Mayor Munroe took a very strong position in favor of supporting the officer. [4] In the elections of 1912, he won the Mayors office over Albert I. Drayton by 90 votes. Under Mayor Munroe the City's first paid fire department was created. After leaving offfie he was involved in various fund drives for the War effort.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Adaline Wheelock Sterling (1922). The book of Englewood. Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey. p. 277. http://books.google.com/books?id=uGkWAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA278&lpg=PA278&dq=Munroe,+who+was+twice+Mayor+of+Englewood&source=bl&ots=b5CyRgABHj&sig=YQjo1PhzuyY-9ksCJLgkbZzxA3I&hl=en&ei=ZnqfTq-NG4L50gGd0_3jBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CB8Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Munroe&f=false. 
  2. Sterling, Adleine (1922) (in English). The Book of Englewood. Mayor and Council of Englewood. p. 138. 
  3. Sterling, Adleine (1922) (in English). The Book of Englewood. Mayor and Council of Englewood. p. 126. 
  4. Sterlingc, Adleine (1922) (in English). The Book of Englewood. Mayor and Council of Englewood. p. 269.