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ALEXANDER C. GRAHAM

City Commissioner, manufacturer, and real estate dealer, is a typical man of affairs who always takes a prominent part in anything for the uplift and development of the community. He was born in the First Ward, South Bethlehem, July 31, 1865, the son of the late James F. and Eliza (nee Ferris) Graham and has been a resident of the ward all of his lifetime. After receiving his education in the public schools he entered the employ of his father who was engaged in the real estate business and since his death has conducted that business very successfully. Mr. Graham served three terms as a member of town Council and was burgess for one term. It was mainly through his efforts while burgess that the dangerous grade crossings in the borough were protected with safety gates. Mr. Graham is essentially a man who always has taken a deep interest in public affairs and in his public service has shown marked ability. At the November election he was elected City Commissioner by a large vote. Mr. Graham is a member of the Executive Committee and a trustee of St. Luke’s Hospital; Director and member of the Executive Committee of the E.P. Wilbur Trust Company, and Brown-Borhek Company and other firms. In business and civic matters Mr. Graham has always shown sound judgment. He has one of the largest hosiery mills in the city, employing a large number of hands. In 1917 he was appointed by the Public Service Commission as a member of the Bethlehem Bridge Commission, which will have charge of the erection of the hill-to-hill bridge, for which $1,198,000 has been subscribed. Mr. Graham is vice-chairman of the Commission which plans the handsomest and largest bridge in the state. He is a member of a number of social, trade and fraternal organizations.

 


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