WILLIAM H. HEISER was born in Virginia around 1884. He married the former Carrie Van Saun around 1905.
The Heiser family made its home in the 1920s and 1930s at 633 Linden Street in Camden's old Second Ward. William Heiser worked as an accountant with the Pennsylvania Railroad. At home at the time of the 1930 Census were sons Albert, William, and Robert. Albert, then 21, worked as an engineer at the RCA-Victor radio factory.
Active in local politics, William H. Heiser served on the Camden County Board of Freeholders from Camden's 2nd Ward in 1930 and 1931, and also in 1936. By 1947 he had moved to Parkside, where he hand wife Carrie lived at 1403 Princess Avenue. Son Robert lived next door at 1401 Princess, and worked as a salesman for Western Auto Store, which was located at Broadway and Chestnut Street in those years.
The 1956 New Jersey Bell Telephone Directory lists William Heiser at 631 Linden Street, and the 1959 Directory shows him at 623 Linden. The 1970 Directory also lists at William Heiser at 125 North 3rd Street. It is unclear at the time of this writing if this is William Heiser Sr. or Jr., however.
Camden Courier-Post - October 26, 1931
Three-cornered battles in Clementon and Delaware township will mark freeholder contests at the November 3 election. Ballots will be casts for an entire new board of freeholders, with 38 to be elected.
Boroughs to have freeholders representation for the first time as a result of recent legislation are Clementon, Lindenwold, Oaklyn, Woodlynne, Mt. Ephraim and Runnemede.
Rivals in the three-cornered fight in Clementon are Theodore W. Gibbs, Republican Organization nominee; Frank C. Somers, running as a Republican Independent, and Herbert P. McAdams, the Democratic nominee.
The triangular race in Delaware township finds Frank N. Walton, Republican Organization; J. Watson Matlack, Republican Independent, and Augustus A. Cornet, Democrat, as the contestants.
Nine members of the present board of freeholders will not be on the ballot for re-election. All are Republicans. They are Benjamin W. Sykes, Eighth Ward; Joseph Tarpine, First Ward, Gloucester; Philip Stohlbergel, Audubon; Joseph H. Van Meter, Collingswood; William J. Dallas, Haddon Heights; James W. Davis, Clementon; Charles C. Durges, Haddon township; Theodore Schleinkofer, Waterford township, and William A. Robinson, Winslow ..
Joseph Bennie, Third Ward, Camden, is the only Democratic member on the present board. He is seeking a re-election and is opposed by Daniel Auletto, Republican nominee.
Candidates listed on the ballots in the various wards and municipalities follow:
First Ward-Samuel D. Payne, R.; Thomas J. Kittel, D.
Second-William H. Heiser, R.; William Kunitz, D.
Third-Daniel Auletto, R.; Joseph Bennie, D.
L. Roberts, R.; Nicholas A. La Marra, D.
Fifth-C. Leonard Brehm, R.; Leon Perozzi. D.
Sixth-Harry J. Burrichter, R.; A. W. Lazro, D.
Mary D. Guthridge, R.; Theodore Buczkowski, D.
Sekula, R.; George S. W. Spaide.
B. Bodine, R.; S. V. Waddy, D.
J. Edwards, R.; Edward J. Fox, Sr., D.
- Howard Firth,
R.; Charles T. Johnston, D.
T. Rodan, R.; Wilbert H. Joslin, D.
P. Cotter, R.; Frank E. Zimmerman, D.
Fourteenth-Charles H. Genther, R.; George E. Brunner, D.
Robert Brennan -
Marie Mackintosh - William
H. Heiser - Mary McCready
|Camden Courier-Post - February 26, 1936|
VOTES TO PAY EXPERT ON REFUNDING OF CITY DEBTS
They said they expect to make the selection today.
special gathering of the commissioners in Mayor Frederick
von Nieda's offices at noon today was arranged to hear applications of
candidates for the job.
candidate will be considered unless he has a plan to submit that looks
attractive to the commissioners they said.
to select the paid adviser came near the end of a hectic two and one-half
hour conference of the commissioners with their citizens' advisory
committee, members of the Freeholders budget committee, various bond
brokers, and bankers and attorneys for the city and the bond dealers.
commissioners decided to engage the adviser against the recommendation
and despite an eloquent plea of their bond attorney-L. Arnold Frye, of
Hawkins, Delafield and Longfellow, New York attorneys.
was at the suggestion of Commissioner Mary
W. Kobus that the decision to bring in paid help was taken.
action was taken under such a. way as to leave at least one bond house's
representatives under the impression the commission is actually, though
not legally, committed to accepting whatever plan their paid counselor may
questions on this line, however, brought no definite answer.
we'll agree," Mrs. Kobus
said. "I think by the time we select the man we will select the
plan," Commissioner Harold W. Bennett, director of revenue and
that, the commissioners did not commit themselves.
however, announced that the adviser's tenure will be "for whatever
period we decide to engage him."
George E. Brunner suggested that the advisory committee submit the names
of three prospects for the adviser's job and that committee's sub-committee
on finance withdrew and returned to offer two names. They explained they
could not suggest more than two.
names were held confidential and no one knowing them would reveal their
was some speculation as to whether they were
Jr., Philadelphia bond broker and former city director of revenue and
finance, and Norman S. Tabor, noted New York adviser on municipal fiscal
to Make Pick
commissioners, as soon as they received the two names in secret, withdrew
into the mayor's private office for ten minutes to discuss the suggested
helpers, but returned to announce that all applicants for the job will be
heard at noon today.
was accepted as tacit admission that no final agreement was reached on
either name suggested.
are going to pick the man on a basis of his helpfulness to Camden, I
want to say now 'that we will not
necessarily select the man who offers to help us at the lowest cost.
want those applicants for the position who appear tomorrow to have a
definite idea of what plan they expect the city to follow if they are
course, we do not expect any minute detailed plan from any man not already
acquainted with the situation, but we want it to be definite enough to
enable us to know whether we will follow it.
want to keep the cost as low as possible, and we advise now that the cost
of this help or advice must be low, but we will not pick the adviser on a
cost basis purely.
will make no commitments in advance. We will talk to no applicant until
the time comes tomorrow. My conception of how we will select the adviser
will come first. Then contacts, experience, the cost to the city and, of
course, the acceptability of the plan offered."
conference was called to discuss proposed refunding plans for Camden city,
with most of the talk centering on the controversy over Chapter 60 as a
Mrs. Kobus suggested appointment of the financial adviser at a meeting of the city commission to be held immediately.
thought similarly during the last few days," said Bennett. "I
realize it would be a big
expense, but the City is reaching a crisis and it might be money well
asked the advisory committee to submit three names for appointment as an
adviser. The committee suggested two names which were not revealed.
in requesting the commission not to employ an adviser, revealed himself
the principal author of New Jersey's two refunding or bond issuing acts
around which the commissions' difference of opinion as to method has
revolved-Chapters 60 and 77.
can finance your indebtedness
entire, Frye said, "under Chapter
77, or partly under Chapter 60 and partly under 77. I
personally have no preference, as
the principal author of both.
to your tax rate, set what you can set and what the taxpayers can stand.
Don't you think you could get together and settled this among yourselves?
Don't you think that
would be better?"
passed off Fry's suggestion thus:
Mr. Frye, I
think it can best be settled by
use of an adviser. I
am anxious to settle it quickly.
We have been unable to agree thus far and I
am on the uneasy seat for Camden
faces a crisis and I want to get it past."
suggestion carne after all of the bond brokers present, except Middleton,
had advised the city to use the stringent budget, making restrictions of
W. Burnison, chairman of the citizens' advisory committee, reiterated
that group's objections to Chapter 50, saying the same guarantees can be
provided for bondholders under 77, without putting the city under such
rigid state supervision for so long a period.
person present was invited to speak. Most of the freeholders viewed the
matter as a city and not a county problem, but promised cooperation.
meeting started as a closed session, but after 25 minutes behind closed
doors in the mayor's' office, Evered
came to the door and admitted reporters.
reporters, however, were given to
understand that the only statements they were to use were those from Burnison,
chairman of the committee; James
a member, or Evered,
and from other speakers only with their permission.
Attending were the five city commissioners, William H. Heiser, chairman of the Board of Freeholders' budget committee; Freeholders James S. Caskey, Maurice Bart, William Myers, and James W. Wood; George D. Rothermel, assistant county solicitor; City Comptroller Sidney P. McCord; Meyer Sakin and John R. Di Mona, assistant city solicitors; Burnison, Evered, Moran, and Michener, of the Citizens' Advisory Committee; E. Howard Broome, deputy director of finance; Middleton, John T. Trimble, counsel for Middleton; three representatives of Hawkins, Delafield & Longfellow, New York including Frye, Henry Russell and Alfred Gregory; Walter Shuman, representing Rollins & Sons, of Philadelphia and New York; C. C. Collings, of the C. C. Collings Company, Philadelphia; Russell McInes, representing Lehman Brothers, New York; J. M. G. Brown and Samuel S. Blackman, representing Analyses, Inc., Philadelphia, and Leon C. Guest and Herbert Glucksman, Camden bond brokers.
|Camden Courier-Post * July 24, 1941|
John R. Di Mona
F. Stanley Bleakly
George E. Brunner
Frederick von Nieda
William H. Heiser
Raymond G. Price
Arthur H. Holl
Frank C. Schramm - Benjamin H. Slemmer
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