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Victor E. Tice

VICTOR E. TICE

Attorney at law and first city controller of Bethlehem, was born September 7, 1877, in Bethlehem, Pa. a son of Edmund F. Tice and Pauline S. Eberhardt Tice. He was educated in the public schools of Bethlehem and graduated from the Bethlehem High School in 1895. He entered Lehigh University the same year and a short time later he entered Ulrich’s Preparatory School for a special course in classics. He registered as a student at law in the office of the late Congressman Marcus C.L. Kline in 1896 and passed the bar examination. Four years later in June 1900 he was admitted to the Lehigh County Bar and practiced law continuously and quite successfully from 1901 to 1910 at West Bethlehem, being solicitor for the latter borough 1903 and 1904. In 1910 he was elected secretary of the Borough of Bethlehem and served in that capacity until 1918. He was elected city controller for a term of four years beginning January, 1918, at the November election. In addition to his large law practice Mr. Tice is also interested in real estate. He is a member of Bethlehem Lodge, No. 283, F. and A.M.; Zindendorf Chapter, No. 216, R.A.M.; Allen Comandery, No. 20, Knights Templar of Allentown; Rajah Temple, A.A.O.N. of M.S., of Reading; Owl Social Club, of Bethlehem; Monocacy Hose Company and Central Fire Company, both of Bethlehem. On October 5, 1916, he married Elmina Seip, daughter of Mary and the late Allen Seip, of No. 903 N. Seventh Street, Allentown. His business address is Post Office Building, Main Street, Bethlehem.

 


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J. Davis Brodhead

J. DAVIS BRODHEAD

Chief of the division of banks and trust companies, in the new national department of alien property, of which A. Mitchell Palmer is the head, was born in Easton, Pa., January 12, 1859. His father was Richard Brodhead, late United States Senator from Pennsylvania. After receiving a college education, he studied law with the late Judge John B. Storm, of Stroudsburg, Pa., and was admitted to the bar in 1881. He was married to Cecile Harvier, of New York in 1883; elected District Attorney of Northampton County in 1889; was delegate to the Democratic National Convention of 1892 and 1904; elected to the 60th Congress as a Democrat. Mr. Brodhead was a member of the Committee on the District of Columbia; he was appointed Judge of the Third Judicial District of Pennsylvania by Governor John K. Tener, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of the late Judge Henry W. Scott. Four weeks after his appointment, having closed, up all other business affairs, he was sworn into office as Judge on December 7, 1914. On November 15, 1917, he was appointed to the important position he now holds. The department is in effect the formation of a trust company by the government for its own benefit and protection. The department is created under the trading-with-the-enemy act, the object of which is to place in the possession of the government property in this country belonging to alien enemies or their allies. He is a member of the 1885 class of Lehigh University.

 

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