Will Begin Duties at Once.
HON FRANK A. FALES, Norwood’s New Postmaster.
NORWOOD, Dec 5—Hon Frank A. Fales received his commission, appointing him to the position of postmaster, left vacant by the death of W. J. Wallace, at Norwood, yesterday afternoon. His term of office took effect Nov 17. He will assume, the duties immediately.
Mr. Fales is one of the best-known politicians and businessmen in Norfolk county. He secured his appointment to the postmastership after a long and vigorous fight. He has been a prominent factor in his own town and the county for years. He was selectman of Norwood for 20 years, served on the republican town committee the greater part of his life, and is a member of the Norfolk county republican club.
Mr. Fales was elected to the house of representatives in 1886-87-88, and to the state senate from the 2d district in 1900, ’01 and ’02, the latter year being chairman of the ways and means committee.
He was born in South Dedham, Oct 13, 1818, and was educated in the public schools there. At the age of 18 he was apprenticed to a carpenter and followed the trade as a journeyman for five years, when he entered the employ of Clark A Leatherbee, lumber dealers of Boston. He remained with that firm four years.
Returning to Norwood in 1877, he purchased the flour and grain business of William Fisher, and in 1880 built his present mill on Railroad av. He was a member of the first board of fire engineers and of the committee appointed to secure the construction of the water works.
He is prominent in the fraternal orders. being a member of Orient lodge. A. F. and A. M., Hebron chapter of Norwood, and of Cyprus commandery, Knights Templars of Hyde Park. He is a charter member of Tiot lodge. I. O. O. F.. of which he was the first noble grand; was the first sachem of Nahatan tribe, Improved Order of Red Men, a Knight of Pythias, a member of the Norfolk club of Boston and also of the Ancient and Honorable artillery company.
Mr. Fales has signified his intention of retailing Miss Frieda Formeau as his assistant. She has been connected with the Norwood postoffice nearly 10 years, and is thoroughly acquainted with the routine. Since the death of Postmaster Wallace she has performed the duties of acting postmaster in a satisfactory manner.