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John Decker

Born: May 15, 1823

Death: Nov 18, 1892

Birthplace: New York City

Nationality: United States

John Decker

Date of Birth : May 15, 1823
Date of Death : Nov 18, 1892
Birth Place : New York City

John Decker was an American businessman, politician and firefighter. He served as the last Chief Engineer of the old New York City Fire Department, the original colonial-era volunteer firefighters of New York City, from 1860 until 1865. He led the fire department during the New York Draft Riots, for which he gained national attention, and later founded the Volunteer Fireman's Association.


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