This Day in History: 1950-03-06
Mahwah’s first formal Republican Party organization, the Independent Republican Club was organized at a meeting at the firehouse. Major Charles Bacon, the temporary chairman and the force behind its organization said that its purpose was to make up for faults among local Republicans apparent to many. A constitution, read by Deed Vilmar, President Pro-Tem was read. The purpose of the organization was to stimulate interest and enthusiasm for good government in the community. Major Bacon was chosen chairman of a nominating committee. Lindsey MacArthur was chosen as head of the membership committee.