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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE,
FROM MAY 1912; TO MAY 1913.
144th Annual Meeting, Thursday, May 2, 1912.
The One Hundred and Forty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Chamber of Commerce was held in the Hall of the Chamber, Thursday, May 2, 1912, at half-past twelve o'clock, P. M.
A. BARTON HEPBURN, President.
And three hundred and eighty-eight other members.
The members stood as the following guests of the Chamber, comprising the French Champlain Delegation visiting this country, the French Ambassador and others invited to meet them, entered the Hall and were introduced to the President by Honorable McDougall HAWKES :
GUESTS OF THE CHAMBER.
His Excellency M. JUSSERAND, French Ambassador to the United States.
M. GABRIEL HANOTAUX
in New York. Honorable ROBERT Bacon, former American Ambassador to France. John H. FINLEY, LL. D., President College of the City of New York. John M. Thomas, D. D., President Middlebury College. PAUL FULLER, Jr., Esq. John W. ALEXANDER, Esq., President of the National Academy of Design.
The guests were escorted by the following Committee of Reception :
Elmer E. BROWN,
Darwin P. KINGSLEY,
The minutes of the regular meeting of April 4th were approved.
JAMES G. Cannon, Chairman of the Executive Committee, reported the following named candidates for membership and recommended their election :
FOR RESIDENT MEMBERS.
Nominated by COLLIN ARMSTRONG, ARTHUR C. JAMES, ROBERT Bacon,
HENRY P. Davison,
FOR NON-RESIDENT MEMBERS.
Nominated by William C. DANIELS, HOWARD C. Smith, ALBERT M. MARSHALL, CHARLES HATHAWAY,
The regular order being suspended the President called for the report of the Nominating Committee, and AUGUSTUS D. JUILLIARD, the Chairman, thereupon on behalf of the committee reported the following ticket :
For President.—John CLAFLIN.
To serve for four years, until May, 1916.
T. DE WITT CUYLER,
Vice-President, (in place of John CLAFLIN,) to serve until
For Treasurer.— WILLIAM H. PORTER.
For Secretary.—SERENO S. PRATT.
For Chairman of the Executive Committee.
JAMES G. Cannon.
For Chairman of the Committee on Finance and Currency.
Frank A. VANDERLIP.
For Members of the Committee on Finance and Currency, to serve
until May, 1915.
For Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Commerce and the
For Members of the Committee on Foreign Commerce and the Revenue
Laws, to serve until May, 1915.
GEORGE A. ZABRISKIE.
For Chairman of the Committee on Internal Trade and Improvements.
SAMUEL W. FAIRCHILD.
For Members of the Committee on Internal Trade and Improvements,
to serve until May, 1915. HARMAN B. VANDERHOEF,
CHARLES E. PECK.
For Chairman of the Committee on the Harbor and Shipping.
EUGENIUS H. OUTERBRIDGE.
For Members of the Committee on the Harbor and Shipping, to serve
until May, 1915.
ANTON A. RAVEN.
For Members of the Committee on Insurance, to serve until May, 1915. HENRY EVANS,
For Chairman of the Committee on State and Municipal Taxation.
DARWIN P. KINGSLEY.
For Members of the Committee on State and Municipal Taxation, to
serve until May, 1915. THOMAS A. BUCKNER,
ALFRED E. MARLING.
For Chairman of the Committee on Arbitration.
CHARLES L. BERNHEIMER.
For Members of the Committee on Arbitration, to serve until May, 1915. PERRY P. WILLIAMS,
Frank H. DODD.
For Members of the Board of Trustees having charge of the Real Estate
of the Chamber of Commerce, to serve until May, 1915. JACOB H. SCHIFF,
J. PIERPONT MORGAN.
For Commissioner for Licensing Sailor's Hotels or Boarding Houses.
HENRY M. RANDALL,
For Council of the Nautical School of the Port of New York.
JACOB W. MILLER, Chairman.
David B. DEARBORN.
No other nominations were made.
GEORGE GRAY WARD, ELBRIDGE G. Snow and CHARLES T. GWYNNE being appointed tellers, ballots were taken for both the officers and members of standing committees, and for the applicants for membership.
MR. CANNON for the Executive Committee then offered the following resolution and it was unanimously adopted :
Resolved, That the President be and he is hereby authorized to appoint a special committee with power to make arrangements for the One Hundred and Forty-fourth Annual Banquet of the Chamber to be held at the Waldorf-Astoria, Thursday evening, November 21st,