Tag: Leonard Nixon


This Week in Chester History…

In 1960, Chester Township voted for its first term of a new mayor-council form of government. Republican incumbents Henry Leeb and Leonard Nixon landed three-year terms on the council. The voter turnout was high: 985 of the township’s 1080 registered citizens voted in the election. Source: Observer-Tribune


This Week in Chester History…

In 1955, the Chester Volunteer Fire Company responded to a fire caused by cigarette ashes. The Milldale tenant house owned by Leonard Nixon suffered only minor damage because the firemen quickly brought the fire under control. Source: Observer-Tribune


This Week in Chester History…

In 1955, The Mendham-Chester Tribune detailed the adventures of the Leonard Nixon family as they crossed the United States (and stopped in Mexico) in a trailer for two months. The Nixons spent time in New Orleans, El Paso, Tucson, Nogales, and many other cities before returning to Chester.