N.J. Constitutional Convention: Vol. 2, Page 979
Public service: 1932 - 41, Vice-President and later President of Morris County Welfare Board; 1930 - 33, member, New Jersey State Board of Children's Guardians; 1935 - 36, member, New Jersey State Relief Council; 1935 - 36, member, New Jersey Commission on Inter-State Cooperation; 1942-, Chairman for Fort Dix, N.J., of the Citizens Committee for the Army and Navy, Inc.
January 29, 1943-December 7, 1945, Director, U. S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve. Commissioned Major, U. S. M. C. R., January 1943; promoted to Lt. Colonel, November 1943 and to Colonel, February, 1944.
Mayor Struble is a native of Swartswood, Sussex County, New Jersey, as were his parents and some of his ancestors. He was born here on March 25, 1895, son of William P. and Malvina Struble. His mother was born in 1865 and died in 1898. William P. Struble, born in Swartswood, October 4, 1861, lived to January 10, 1938. He was a farmer and merchant, important leader in the town, an ardent Republican and a member of the township committee.
Mayor Struble attended the schools of his birthplace, was graduated from the Newton (Sussex County) High School, class of 1914, and received a diploma from the Rider Business College, of Trenton, in 1916, having pursued the general business administration course, with emphasis on accountancy. He was principal of the Penns Grove High School, 1916 - 1918, but gave up an intended career as an educator to enter the Peoples Bank of Penns Grove, where he served in various capacities from 1918 to 1923.
Mayor Struble came to Cape May County in 1923, to accept the position of Assistant Cashier with the First National Bank of Ocean City. In 1925 he was made Cashier, and in 1932 was chosen Vice-President. On April 15, 1942, he was licensed as a certified public accountant.
In 1933 he was appointed City Treasurer, and in May 1943 he became mayor of Ocean City for a term of four years. He is chairman of the Republican City Committee of Ocean City.
Mayor Struble is a Past Master of Ocean City Lodge #171, Free and Accepted Masons; member of Ocean City Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, of which he is a Past High Priest; Atlantic Commandery, Knights Templar; and Crescent Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. He is also a member of Penns Grove Lodge, No. 1358, B.P.O.E., of which he is a Past Exalted Ruler; and a former president of the Kiwanis Club. He attends the Methodist Episcopal Church.
On January 29, 1927, he married Lucile Townsend, born in Ocean City, daughter of Adolph C. and Ella (Stites) Townsend, both natives of Cape May County. There is one son, Clyde W. Jr., born October 25, 1935. The family resides at 9th & Central Avenue, Ocean City.
Born in May's Landing, N. J., July 12, 1906, the son of Clarence A. Taylor and Almeda S. Taylor, nee Henry. Graduated Atlantic City High School in 1924.
Worked as timekeeper on a construction job, clerk in a combination tax office and insurance office, and as title searcher for the Chelsea Title & Guaranty Co., Atlantic City. He moved to East Orange in 1927 and worked as bookbinder in the Hall of Records, Newark, for 18 years.
He was elected Corresponding and Financial Secretary for Bookbinders Local Union #62 in 1942, and Business Representative for Bindery Women's Local
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