Clipped From The Scranton Republican
COONEY RECEIVES RESPONSIBLE POST t Fdrmer Princeton Footbal Star Is Named General Man ager of Scranton Coal Co. ASSUMES DUTIES . TODAY Promotion Comes Five Months After Appointment As Assist ant to President Allen James L. Cooney... of 850 Lord's eourt, for the past Ave months assistant assistant to W. Ik Allen, president ef the Scranton Coal company and the Elk' hill Coal & Iron company, with offices in the Board of Trade building, has been named general manager of those companies, it was announced yesterday by President Allen. Mr. Cooney will enter upon his new duties today. Born in the Pine Brook section, Mr, Cooney 'received his early education In the public schools of this city, at 6t Thomas college and the School of Lackawanna, being a football star at the two latter Institutions. He later entered Phillips - Exeter academy and then Princeton university from where he was graduated In 1907, being presi dent of his class. At Princeton he won fame on the gridiron and was picked by Walter Camp as a member of the all - Amerioan team for the 1907 season. After leaving college Mr. Cooney became superintendent of a salt min ing concern and was later connected with a gas and water company in the west as an engineer. A short time ago he took up coal mining with the result mat last April he was named assistant to' President Allen of the scranton coal company.