John J. Dorman was appointed the 11th Fire Commissioner of the City of New York by Mayor James J. Walker on May 5, 1926, and resigned his position on December 31, 1933. He was also the chairman of the Kings County Democratic Committee.
Isaiah Dorman (died June 25, 1876) was a former slave who served as an interpreter for the United States Army during the Indian Wars. He perished at the Battle of Little Bighorn, the only black man killed in the fight.
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