This Day in History: 1940-02-01
James Devine resigned his post as Custodian of the County Court House after twenty-two years in the job. A hint of this step was given when he absolutely refused reappointment as Chairman of the Township Committee in January 1st. When he began at the Court House the salary was $1,800 per year. He travelled to work in a horse and buggy in summer and a sleigh in winter. More recently he drove his own car to the then $3,700 per year position.