Tag: Arnold A. Nichols
In 1955, the Mendham-Chester Tribune profiled Chester Borough Mayor Arnold A. Nichols. Serving his third term as the Democratic mayor of a Republican dominated council, Nichols insisted that he ran the government like his contracting firm. His plan was to answer questions and solve problems within the month they were raised, and leave behind a committee system. Each of the council members would be responsible to tackle all the problems as a group.
In 1955, The Mendham-Chester Tribune profiled newly elected Mayor Arnold A. Nichols. In the interview, he said, “We try to keep partisan politics out of Borough affairs. I’ve lived in this town all my life, and my father before me; I run my own business. And, the feeling was that the mayor should be primarily a businessman, running a business in the form of the local government.”