Source:  The Teaneck Council, January 6, 1977

Price is Named to Fill Teaneck Council Vacancy

By John Koster, Staff Writer

TEANECK - The Township Council has chosen Wallace C. Price to succeed retiring Councilman Max A. Hasse, after a deadlocked vote between Price and Bernard Brooks.

Brooks, an unsuccessful council candidate in 1974, was supported only by Councilman Frank Hall in the second, decisive vote at Tuesday's council session. Brooks had been supported by several groups, including the Afro-American Civic Association and the Teaneck Political Assembly.

After a 3-3 deadlock, the council voted, 5 to 1, for Price. Hasse's term expires in May 1978.

"I've been serving the town in many ways to the best of my ability for some years," Price said last night. "I look forward to the opportunity to serve in this way as well."

Price, a former lieutenant colonel in the Army, served as a Quartermaster Corps enlisted man and an Infantry and Quartermaster officer from 1943 to 1964, with 10 years overseas in France, Germany, Japan, and Korea. He won an Air Medal and other service decorations. He came to Teaneck upon retiring from the Army in 1964.

College degrees

Price is manager of the Affirmative Action Program at Becton,. Dickinson and Co. in East Rutherford. He has a degree in education from Southern Illinois University and a master's degree from Virginia State College.

Price is a former president of the Bergen County Urban League and has served as vice-chairman of the Bergen County United Fund. He is a member and former chairman of the Advisory Board of Community Relations and has served other civic groups. He has a son in the United States Military Academy at West Point, and two daughters. His wife teaches special education classes in the Teaneck school system.

Brooks placed eighth in the last council election, in 1974, only 10 votes behind Councilman Martin Cramer. The council originally named former Councilman Isaac McNatt, but McNatt deferred in favor of Brooks, who also has been active in civic groups.

Hasse, a veteran of 11 years on the council, retired Jan. 1. He is moving to Florida.

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