Tag: Chester League of Women Voters


This Week in Chester History…

At a candidates’ forum sponsored by the Chester Community Civic Association, the League of Women Voters conducted a short civic IQ test, in 1955. It was revealed that there were 590 dwellings in the Township and 764 parcels of land. Source: Mendham-Chester Tribune


This Week in Chester History…

In 1955, the Chester League of Women Voters, in existence scarcely a year, won a blue ribbon as first prize for their exhibit in the Public Relations Category, at the League’s national convention held in Atlantic City. The prize-winning poster was the brain-child of Mrs. Edward Jenkins and it was designed by Booth Hubbell. The background of the poster was a house and foundation around which were pasted clippings from The Mendham-Chester Tribune, telling of League activities, amongst other items. Chester representatives at the convention were Mrs. Booth Hubbell, Mrs, Edward Jenkins, Mrs. Bernard Sugerman,
Mrs. Robert Cleary and Mrs. Charles Todd. Source: The Mendham-Chester Tribune.


This Week in Chester History…

In 1955, at the Township Hall, the Chester League of Women Voters hosted a talk by Dr. D. Thurston Griggs, Assistant Professor of History and International Relations at Drew University in Madison. Prior to Griggs’ presentation on “Individual Liberties and the Bill of Rights,” Leonard Philhower screened the film “Creation of the Bill of Rights.” Source: The Mendham-Chester Tribune.