WILLIAM JOSEPH JUDGE was born on May 14, 1880 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Paul and Annie Judge. The family was living on 37th Street in Pennsauken, New Jersey when the Census was taken in 1900. Paul and Annie Judge moved to 113 North 21st Street in East Camden during the 1900s. William Judge is not listed in Camden's City Directories from 1906, 1910-1911, and 1914, however he must have returned to Camden in the mid-1910s, as by the time he had registered for the draft on September 12, 1918 he had been appointed to the Camden Fire Department. He and wife Annie were living at 2037 High Street in East Camden. The 1920 Census shows them at that same address, along with a step-son, Thomas Murray. William and Annie Judge were still living at that address as late as 1923. The 1927 City Directory lists them at 103 North 21st Street, and the 1929 City Directory shows William Judge at 24 North 25th Street. The April 1930 Census shows William and Annie Judge at 121 North 25th Street. Fire department records from 1931 also indicate that he was living at that address. By the end of 1939 William and Annie Judge had moved to 235 Eutaw Avenue.

When he registered for the draft in the spring of 1942, William Judge gave his address as Cedar Avenue in Berlin, New Jersey. The 1943 City Directory, compiled later in 1942, gives his address as 526 York Street in North Camden.

William Judge was still serving as with the Camden Fire Department when the 1947 Camden City Directory was compiled. The Directory states that his address was 526 York Street in North Camden. Having turned 65, mandatory retirement regulations put into place in the late 1940s would have required William Judge to retire at age 65. Several fire and police officers, however, were still in service as late as August of 1950.

William Judge died on March 23, 1949.

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Philadelphia Inquirer
August 31, 1919

Howard Currie - William Judge - William Walton
William Rose John Plum - George Saunders
James Howell - Earl Vansant - Charles Gladney 

Camden Courier-Post * February 9, 1933

Herbert Bott Is Unopposed for Presidency of Camden Association

The Camden Police and Firemen's Association will hold election of officers today at its headquarters, 1175 Whitman Avenue, from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Herbert Bott is unopposed for re-election as president. William Thorn is unopposed to replace Richard Middleton for financial secretary and Walter Vecander is unopposed for the new post of assistant financial secretary. All these are police officers.

The police trustees will be named from the following nine candidates: William Marter, George Ward, William Britner, Joseph Shreeve, William Schriber, Joseph Mardino, Joseph Dunnett, Leon Feltz and Russell Young. Two police sergeant-at-arms will be chosen from among Stanley Wirtz, Harry Cattell, Joseph Schultz and George Clayton.

Three candidates are seeking the post of vice president, which goes to a fireman. They are William Spencer, Charles Edwards and Albert Dukes. Warren Rich, a fireman, is slated to succeed himself as recording secretary and Winfield Leviseur is unopposed for the new post of assistant recording secretary, which goes to a fireman.

Four fireman trustees will be chosen from ten candidates. They are Charles Cook, Henry Baumgartel, Walter Eastlack, Arthur Batten, William Getner, William Toy, Lawrence Newton, James Young, Russell Anderson and William Taylor. Three firemen are seeking two posts as sergeants-at-arms. They are William Judge, John Mulligan and Furman Price.

Camden Courier-Post * February 10, 1933

Spencer Wins 3-Corner Fight for Vice-President of Association

Lauded by the members for his splendid work in behalf of the club, Herbert Bott, a  patrolman attached to the Third Police District, last night was re-elected president of the Camden Police and Firemen's Association.

The praise was heaped upon the patrolman following announcement that he had received 107 of 110 votes cast in yesterday's balloting. He was unopposed for reelection.

In a three-cornered fight, William P. Spencer, a fireman, was elected vice president of the association. He received 73 votes. His opponents were Charles Edwards, given 12 votes, and Albert Dukes, 18 votes. Both are firemen.

Others unopposed for office were: William Thorn, financial secretary; Walter Vecander, assistant financial secretary; Warren Rich, recording secretary, and Winfield Leviseur, assistant recording secretary. The last two are firemen while the first two are policemen.

Lieutenant George Ward, Patrolman William Marter, and Firemen William Taylor, William Getner, James Young and Lawrence Newton were elected to the board of trustees.

Sergeants-at-arms named were Stanley Wirtz and George Clayton, police, and William Judge and John Mulligan, firemen. All had opposition.

After the ballots had been counted William H. Iszard, former assemblyman, appeared on behalf of the Elks Crippled Kiddies Committee, and asked police to support the wrestling show to be staged by that group February 13..

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Camden Courier-Post * March 23, 1950