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Samuel Strauss

SAMUEL STRAUSS

Chemist, was born in Bethlehem, South Side, March 29, 1885, a son of Sol and Rose Strauss. He was educated in the public schools, graduating from the Central High School, now the South Side High School, and Lehigh University, where he received his degree in 1908. After graduation he followed his profession for a time with the Atlas Portland Cement company, later accepting a position as teacher in the High School from which he graduated, developing marked ability both as a scholar and an administrator, esteemed by all who know him. His popularity was shown in 1913 when South Bethlehem became a city of the third class, when he received the largest vote of any of the candidates for the position of Commissioner, filling the position of Director of Public Safety until 1915 when the courts declared the election by which the borough became a city illegal, and restoring the old borough officials. A perfect physical specimen, Mr. Strauss was a member of the Varsity football team of Lehigh University 1902—1906, and for a number of years was assistant coach of the team and an official for the Central Board. In addition to his duties on the faculty of the High School he looks after the physical welfare of the students and has had considerable success in coaching their athletic teams. He is a member of a number of lodges and fraternities, including the Elks and Moose in which latter organization he is a Past Dictator.

 


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John F. Stefko

JOHN F. STEFKO

Foreign exchange banker, Notary Public and wholesale liquor dealer, was born May 1, 1886, in Austro-Hungary, a son of Michael and Dorothy Stefko. He received his early education in the schools there and coming to America at the age of 15 years he enrolled in the public schools, later attending the South Bethlehem Business College. After working in the mills of the Atlas Cement Company at Northampton for 90 cents a day he came to South Bethlehem in 1904 and entered the employ of the E. O'Reilly Company. Later he engaged in the wholesale liquor business prior to embarking in the present line. He is a member of a number of social and fraternal organizations ancluding the First Hungarian Sick and Benefit Society and Verhovay Society. His banklng business is at No. 704 East Third Street and liquor store on Broad Street.

 

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