This Day In History: 1936-02-06
Because of a misunderstanding about the deadline for filling petitions one of the three members of the school board seeking reelection, Richard had served a three year term on the board and was Chairman of the insurance Committee and active in the transportation and supply committees. He was a civil engineer with a degree from Worchester Polytechnic. He had served in the US Army during World War I. When he became established in business in New York City in 1921 he made his home in Mahwah. His wife Mildred was a well-known portrait painter. His two daughters, Dorothy Jane and Dariel attended the local schools. On the ballot were James A. Glasgow, a native of Scotland and a resident of Mahwah since 1894, who had been on the Board for fifteen years and on the Township Committee for six, and Mrs. Laura Wanamaker who had twice been appointed to full vacancies created when Board members moved away from the community. she had lived in Mahwah most of her life and was a graduate of Ramsey High School. She had three children in the local schools. The election was scheduled for February 11th.