Biography of Edward P. Durham
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EDWARD P. DURHAM, in 1910, entered the street cleaning department of New York City. In this new field he proved himself so capable and efficient, that he gained rapid and frequent promotions to various positions of ever increasing responsibility and importance, until eventually he was made district superintendent, a position which he continues to hold and in which he has made valuable contributions to the welfare and health of The Bronx, where his offices are located at the corner of One Hundred and Eighty eighth Street and Tiebout Avenue.

Edward P. Durham was born, May 10, 1865, at No. 43 East Fourteenth Street, Manhattan, a son of Edward Patrick and Mary (Leach) Durham, the former, born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1826, for many years a resident of New York City, where he died in 1898, the latter born in Carlow, Ireland, in 1834, a resident of New York City to the time of her death in 1910. Mr. Durham was educated at St. Ann's Parochial School, on East Eleventh Street between Third and Fourth avenues. At the age of twenty one years, in 1886, he became connected with the Metropolitan Street Railway Company, being employed in the construction department and participating in the building of the Thirty fourth Street line. He remained with this company for four years and for the next three years was employed in the construction department of Westinghouse, Church, Kerr Company, one of the leading construction and engineering concerns in New York City. He then joined the staff of the William Bradley Construction Company, with which he remained for three years. On February 10, 1910, he was appointed to a position in the department of street cleaning of the city of New York, with which he has been connected ever since then. Starting in the position of driver his past experience and his ability won him rapid promotion and he was successively advanced to stableman, assistant section foreman, foreman, and finally to his present position of district superintendent in The Bronx. Mr. Durham makes his home at No. 2088 Anthony Avenue, The Bronx.

From:
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927


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