|2nd Fire Commissioner of the City of New York|
|Appointed by||Seth Low|
|Preceded by||John J. Scannell|
|Succeeded by||Nicholas J. Hayes|
|Born||April 6, 1846|
Manhattan, New York
|Died||February 25, 1914 67) (aged|
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Mayor Strong yesterday announced the appointment of Thomas Sturgis as a Commissioner of the Fire Department, in place of Austin E. Ford, who died Sept. 17. Mr. Sturgis, accompanied by his wife, went to the Mayor's office at 11 o'clock. After the usual preliminaries Mr. Sturgis took the oath of office and received his commission.
John J. Scannell
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Nicholas J. Hayes
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