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Glenn W. "Bill" Horseman









Bill has had several varied careers, from working as a linotype operator for the Port Norris newspaper The Advertiser Press - and later The Bridgeton Evening News, to becoming an investigator for the New Jersey Sales Tax Division. But for generations of Port Norris residents, Bill is known as the Postman.

Bill was Postmaster for the Port Norris Post Office from 1968 until his retirement in 1990. Bill served with a kind, friendly, and helpful quality that no amount of modern automation could ever replace. His personal touch is greatly missed.

Bill has been a volunteer fireman for the Port Norris Fire Company since 1951, at one time serving as 1st Assistant Chief. From 1954 to 56, Bill served the Nation in the U.S. Army. Bill served as Commercial Township's Tax Collector from 1963 to '72, and was President of the Cumberland County Tax Assessor's Association. Bill has served as Lay Leader of the Port Norris United Methodist Church for the past thirty years.

Bill has had a lifelong love of music, playing guitar and singing since the age of eleven. Since 1973, he has performed as a member of the local Dixieland band "The Brown Street Chowder Society".

Though in his retirement years, Bill has continued to work. From 1996 to 1998, he co-owned the E.L. Warren Lumber Co. in Port Norris.

Bill's has been a true leader in the community, serving humbly, honestly, and selflessly.

On November 22, 2009, Bill Horseman was recognized as a Living Legend of Port Norris.

Source: Bill Horseman


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History of Port Norris Fire Company
As written by Glenn William “Bill” Horseman












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