Clipped From The Scranton Republican
JAMES L. COONEY NOW HEADS SCRANTON COAL CO. Local Man Elected to Presidency at Meeting of Directors James It. Cooney, who came to the Scranton Coal company more than a year ago to ssurne the post of general manager of Its operation throughout the valley, waa elected president of the company at a meeting of 'the directors held in the general offices In the Board of Trade building yesterday morning. Mr. Conev succeeds the late F. E. Piatt, who "had been acting president of the coal company since the death a few months ago of William L. Allen. His selection by the directors for the presidency is a splendid reeogn tion of his qualifications for the position. He came to the local company from the Worcester Salt company, but he is one of the best known executives in the anthracite industry. Mr. Cooney is K Scrantonlan, having been born In the pine Brook section. He achieved fame as a football star durins; his career at Princeton university, having been named several vears for a place on the all - American team. In reecnt years, he has served as an official at many of the big college Karnes, as well as officiating at scholastic football contests in this section. .