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from "Printers and Printing in Providence, 1762 - 1907" prepared by a committee of Providence Typographical Union #33 as a souvenir of the 50th anniversary of its institution printed in 1907
"The Journeymen"(part 124) p. LV.
"JOSEPH N. B. MEEGAN - Died Providence Nov. 9, 1895, in his 40th year; learned printing at A. Crawford Greene's and on the Evening Press; initiated into Providence Union April 8, 1883; I. T. U. delegate to Buffalo convention in 1887; was assistant foreman on the Evening Telegram. He was active in city politics and was a clerk of the Tenth Ward for 13 years; brother of William J. Meegan.
WILLIAM J. MEEGAN - Born North Providence June 1, 1864; learned trade in office of Morning Star, beginning September, 1881; worked in Providence on Star, Press, Item, Republican, Dispatch, Telegram, The People, Record, News, Journal and Bulletin; in Boston on Globe and Post; on Somerville Journal and Pawtuxet Valley Gleaner; at present employed as foreman of Providence Morning Tribune; became member of Providence Union Nov. 26, 1884, and officiated as President 1896-'97-'98; elected delegate to I. T. U. 1896 (Colorado Springs) and 1904 (St. Louis); elected chairman Journal chapel April , 1903-'04, being the first to fill that office after a vacancy of about 30 years; was appointed Deputy Sheriff June, 1887, and was appointed during that year a member of the State police for the enforcement of Prohibitory laws."