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Mark C. Devlin

MARK C. DEVLIN

Alderman of the Fifth Ward, South Side, is the son of Alexander and the late Mary Devlin, and was born in South Bethlehem on April 6,1879. He received his education in the public schools and then entered the employ of the Bethlehem Steel Company, where for a period of sixteen years he was an expert gun machinist. As a youth he was a football player of considerable ability and was a member of the famous Emmett team, at the time champions of the Lehigh Valley. He has been Alderman since 1912, the oldest in point of service on the South Side. A Democrat in politics, Mr. Devlin is also a member of South Bethlehem Lodge, Loyal Order of Moose. On November 4, 1902, he married Mayme Reagan, of South Bethlehem. Mr. Devlin is also active as a real estate operator.

 


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James M. Degnan

JAMES M. DEGNAN

Merchant, is one of the city’s most representative citizens. He was horn in Easton, Pa., April 11, 1866, and is a son of the late Michael and Julia (Kelly) Degnan. He received his early education in the public schools, being graduated from the South Bethlehem High School. Immediately following his graduation, he became engaged in business with his father at Third and Locust Streets, South Side, and upon the latter’s death, continued to conduct the establishment. In November, 1911, the firm was consolidated with the old South Bethlehem Supply Company, under the firm name of J.M. Degnan Company, owning and operating department stores on West Fourth and East Third streets. Mr. Degnan is general manager of the company. He is a public-spirited citizen and always has been active in all projects tending to promote the welfare of the community. He was President of the Chamber of Commerce for nine years, and is a director of the E.P. Wilbur Trust Company. For twenty-one consecutive years he has been treasurer of Court Armor, F. of A. He is also a member of the Elks, Knights of Columbus, Northampton and Rotary clubs, the Washington Republican Association and the Moose. He was a former director of the public schools. On November 15, 1897, he married Katherine Loughrey.

 

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