Sometimes you make your best discoveries while looking for something else. Such was the case when I came upon a full-page feature in a 1956 issue of the Albany Knickerbocker News entitled "Hudson Wants Industry, and More Room to Put It." Click on the title to see the full page, which can be enlarged and is definitely worth browsing. Almost all of the same issues being talked about today were being talked about 56 years ago.
One of the photographs in the feature is the one shown below. The caption reads: "Man and City--Washington Irving Van Der Poel leans on the railing of the General Worth Hotel porch and looks out over the rooftops of Hudson. Below him is Warren St., the city's main thoroughfare. Mr. Van Der Poel, a former newspaperman, is executive secretary of the Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce."