William Conklin

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William Conklin

Hon. William Conklin
Born Unk.
Nationality American
Home town Englewood, NJ
Known for Acting Mayor of Englewood for 2 months, from 10-12 of 1911.

William Conklin is notable for having been Acting Mayor of Englewood for two whole months from October to December of 1911. [1] He previously served on the City Council for the 4th ward, initially appointed to replace one Edward O'Hara, who passed away at age 66 while serving the City. In the next election, which returned Mr. Mackay to the Mayor's office, Conklin was returned to the 4th ward post on the Council. In 1908 he was involved in a bitter argument over the payment of fees to Englewood Hospital for "City Patients" [1]. On October 7th, 1911, the City suffered a loss when Mayor Hezekiah Birtwhistle passed. By action of the council, Judge Thomas J. Huckin became Councilman-at-large. Mr. Conklin became Acting Mayor. [1] In 1912, with the election of Vernon Munroe to the Mayor's office, now Councilman Conklin became President pro tem of the Council. In November 1913 hewas voted out of office, and replaced by 4th ward councilman William cantwell by just 20 votes. in 1918 he lead the efforts of the Knights of Columbus to raise funds for the war effort [2]. In 1920, under Mayor David J. McKenna he was named a delegate to the Republican National Committee [3].




References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sterling, Adleine (1922) (in English). The Book of Englewood. Mayor and Council of Englewood. p. various. 
  2. Sterling, Adleine (1922) (in English). The Book of Englewood. Mayor and Council of Englewood. p. 311. 
  3. Sterling, Adleine (1922) (in English). The Book of Englewood. Mayor and Council of Englewood. p. 333.