From the archives. This is a copy of a photo I took in 1977 or 1978. The person on the left is Kenneth A. Gibson, the 34th Mayor of Newark, New Jersey. Mayor Gibson served the City of Newark as Mayor from 1970-1986. The gentleman on the right is Charles L. Whigham, the founder of Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, New Jersey. Mr. Whigham was also the organizer and founder of City National Bank also located in Newark, New Jersey. Mr. Whigham served as CEO and President of City National Bank for 17 years. It was at City National Bank, where I met Mr. Whigham. I worked at the bank while attending college. The bank gave me the opportunity to photograph at many of their official events. I only worked at the bank for a short period of time. Mr. Whigham was the best "boss" I ever worked for. If I opened I always made sure that he had his coffee. During those days it was easier to go out and buy a cup of coffee then make it. At that time he preferred his coffee "light and sweet". (Its a Jersey thing). He demanded respect but he first gave respect. He was a very supportive employer.