Tag: William H. Conover Jr.


This Week in Chester History…

Chester Township Mayor Bill Conover announced his desire to widen Ironia Road, in 1960. The Observer-Tribune¬†marked his warning to property owners, “If they want to keep their stone walls, fence posts, and stairs, they’d better move them.”


This Week in Chester History…

In 1955, William H. Conover, Jr. was elected Mayor of Chester Township, and Arnold Nichols was sworn into office as Mayor of Chester Borough. Conover succeeded Robert K. Minard, who served three years in the post. Nichols previously served as Borough Mayor for two terms prior to Lester Clee, who resigned due to a move out of the area. Source: The Mendham-Chester Tribune


This Week in Chester History

In 1955, William H. Conover, Jr., succeeded Robert K. Minard as mayor of Chester Township. Conover lived on Larison Road and was married to the former Elizabeth Croot of Chester. Prior to serving two years in the U.S. Army in New Guinea, Conover attended Rutgers University. Source: The Mendham-Chester Tribune.