This Day in History: October 28th, 1918

Fred DeVoe


MILLTOWN, Oct 28. – One of the candidates for Assembly on the Democratic ticket is Fred W. Devoe of Milltown, and his chances for election appear exceeding bright. used of an engaging penalty he has many friends throughout the county who are zealously working for his cause.

Mr. DeVoe is a lawyer with offices in New Brunswick, and also in Milltown where he resides on upper Main street, having purchased the former home of Professor Jaeger, when he moved from New Brunswick to the borough two years ago. He was born in Spotswood, but lived in Perth Amboy and New Brunswick while studying for the bar, to which he was admitted in 1915.

In Milltown he is very active in all war work and has been at the head of several drives. He was chairman for the borough in the last two Red Cross drives in which Milltown made splendid showings. He has also devoted much time to assisting registrants with their questionnaires. Mr. DeVoe is in the confidence of the Milltown people as evidenced by the fact that he is attorney for both the Milltown building and Loan Association. and also for the First National Bank.

As representing the progressive type of young lawyer, Mr. DeVoe deserves a place in the Assembly. Because of his law training he is well fitted to be sent as a representative of Middlesex County to the law making halls of New Jersey. In the primary he had no opposition as it was recognized hist type in the kind needed in the Legislature of the State.

In whatever he undertakes he enters wholeheartedly into it; there is no doubt as to where he stands on

the “Win the War” proposition because he is 100 per cent. American, and he lives it. There has been no war work in Milltown in which Mr. DeVoe has not been affiliated either as director or in some assisting capacity, and he has sacrificed much in order that he might do his best on the home front.

On two previous occasions Milltown has had the honor of having a resident in the Assembly. Postmaster John V. L. Booream served two terms as Assemblyman, and it looks as though the borough is again to have one of its taxpayers thus honored.

For more information on Fred W. DeVoe please visit Find a Grave.

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