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This Day In Norwood History-January 15, 1911-James E Pendergast Appointed Bookkeeper and Accountant

PENDERGAST APPOINTED.

Norwood Selectmen Unanimously Choose Him for Town Bookkeeper and Accountant.

JAMES E. PENDERGAST.

NORWOOD, Jan 15 — The selectmen of Norwood unanimously elected James E. Pendergast as town bookkeeper and town accountant Saturday evening, which offices were created at the recent town meeting. The salary is $650 a year.

Mr Pendergast was born in Westwood but has lived in Norwood nearly all his life and was educated in the public schools here. He is 33 years of age, was a town auditor for several years and one of the chief movers in the establishment of the new offices.

He had been for several terms financial secretary of the Norwood division of the A. O. H. He is married, has four children and lives at 30 Pleasant st.

His new duties will include the powers of town auditors, examining all bills and orders before they are paid by the treasurer; report when any liabilities appear to exceed the appropriation; receive estimates for the ensuing year; compile statements of appropriations and expenditures; publish in the town report an account of the finances and attend to the town bookkeeping. The appointment is made for three years.

Mon, Jan 16, 1911 – 16 · The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts)

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