|KBD began the NYC Parole
Board (the first municipal parole board in the country) Dec. 1915 and served
as its 1st chairperson. In ‘39 Mayor LaGuardia named Lou Gehrig to it after
Yankee 1st baseman could no longer play baseball.
Lt. Samuel Battle, 1st NYPD Black cop, was named to succeed him. Former DOC
Deputy Commissioner Fitzgerald Phillips was Parole Bd. Member when state took
over in Sept. 1967.
|For more about Patrolman
|For more on Lou Gehrig,
see Baseball Hall of Fame site at
|For more about NYC Parole
Board and Parole Board Commissioner Fitzgerald Phillips, see