JOHN J. VAUGHAN, Chief of Police, Brantford, Ont., was born at Bally-Shannon, County of Donegal, Ireland, on August 22nd, 1851. He was educated at the National schools and Grammar School of his native place. In early life he worked on his father's farm, and was afterwards appointed land agent on the Donegal estate of the late Thomas Connolly, M.P. for Donegal in 1872. In 1874 he came to Toronto with his father and mother, five brothers and five sisters, and in April of that year joined the Toronto police force, and after-wards filled various offices, such as patrol sergeant, acting detective, etc. In November, 1885, he was appointed Chief of Police of the city of Brantford. Under his direction the department has been completely reorganized, every member of which is, not only thoroughly efficient, but members of churches and all of them total abstainers. Mr. Vaughan was married October 1st, 1884, to Nellie S., second daughter of the late William N. Cruise, of Toronto. Chief Vaughan is a member of the Brant Avenue Methodist Church, and also of the local Board of Health.