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Charles H. AckersonChief Engineer
1870 - 1871

Charles H. Ackerson

Came from Boston in 1850

Died March 1891

During the first seven months of the new Department there had been one hundred and fifty nine fires, of which forty four were suspected of being arson.

Matters in the Department had not been running smoothly and the influence of political partisanship was having a demoralizing effect.  Chief Ackerson's term of office was of brief duration, and on April 3, 1871, David Scannell was appointed the new Chief Engineer.

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