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PREAMBLE TO THE CONSTITUTION

OF THE AMERICAN LEGION For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes: To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; to preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great Wars; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, State, and Nation; to combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses; to make right the master of might; to promote peace and good will on earth; to safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom, and democracy; to consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.

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NATIONAL CONVENTIONS AND NATIONAL OFFICERS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION, 1919 TO 1964

NOTE.-In the following list it should be noted that the terms of each group of officers

expire with that particular convention under which they are listed HONORARY COMMANDERS

SECOND NATIONAL CONVENTION *General John J. Pershing

Cleveland, Ohio, September 27 to 29, 1920 *Marshal Ferdinand Foch

Commander: *Franklin D'Olier, PennsylPARIS CAUCUS

vania.

Vice Commanders : *James O'Brien, CallParis, France, March 15 to 17, 1919

fornia : * Allen Tukey, Nebraska : Joyce

L. Lewis, Minnesota; Alden B. ChamTemporary Chairman: *Eric Fisher Wood, bers, Massachusetts ; ' *William Follett, Pennsylvania. (Voted title of Past Na

Oregon. tional Commander at the 1955 National Adjutant: *Lemuel Bolles, Washington. Convention.)

Treasurer : *Robert H. Tyndall, Indiana. Permanent Chairman : *Bennett C. Clark, Historian : *Eben F'utnam, Massachusetts.

Missouri. (Voted title of Past National Chaplain: •Rev. Francis A. Kelly, New Commander at 1926 National Conven

York. tion.) Chairman Pro Tempore : Thomas W. Miller,

THIRD NATIONAL CONVENTION Delaware. Secretary: *Eric Fisher Wood, Pennsyl- Kansas City, Mo., October 31 to November 2, vania. At the Paris Caucus an Execu

1921 tive Committee was elected to complete arrangements, the chairman and secre- Commander : *Frederick W. Galbraith, Jr., tary of which were :

Ohio (killed June 9), succeeded by *John Chairman: •Milton J. Foreman, Illinois,

G. Emery, Michigan. (Voted title of Past National Com Vice Commanders: John G. Emery, Michimander at 1921 National Convention.)

gan; * Thomas Goldingay, New Jersey ; Secretary : *George A. White, Oregon.

Claudius G. Pendill, Wisconsin ; *James

G. Schrugham, Nevada ; Jackson ST. LOUIS CAUCUS

Winslett, Alabama.

Adjutant: *Lemuel Bolles, Washington. St. Louis, Mo., May 8 to 10, 1919

Treasurer: *Robert H. Tyndall, Indiana.

Chaplain : *Rev. John W. Inzer, Tennessee. Temporary Chairman : *Theodore Roose- Historian : *Eben Putnam, Massachusetts.

velt, Jr., New York. (Voted title of Judge Advocate: *Robert A. Adams, Past National Commander at 31st An

Indiana. nual National Convention.) Permanent Chairman: *Henry D. Linds- FOURTH NATIONAL CONVENTION

ley, Texas. Vice Chairman: *John J. Sullivan, Wash

New Orleans, La., October 16 to 20, 1922 ington ; Fred Humphrey, New Mexico; P. C. Calhoun, Connecticut. (Voted

Commander: Hanford MacNider, Iowa.

Vice Commanders ; *H. Nelson Jackson, titles of Past National Vice Commanders

Vermont; *George L. Berry, Tennessee at 1933 National Convention.)

*Raymond 0. Brackett, Massachusetts ; Secretary: *Eric Fisher Wood, Pennsyl- Charles H. Kendrick, California ; John vania.

A. McCormick Colorado. Chaplain : *Thomas H. Wiles, Colorado. Adjutant: *Lemuel Bolles, Washington. (Voted title of Past National Chaplain

Treasurer: *Pobert H. Tyndall, Indiana. at 1921 National Convention.)

Chaplain : Rev. Earl A. Blackman, Kansas.
Historian : *Eben Putnam, Massachusetts.

Judge Advocate: * Robert
FIRST NATIONAL CONVENTION

A. Adams,

Indiana. Minneapolis, Minn., November 10 to 12, 1919

FIFTH NATIONAL CONVENTION Chairman: *Henry D. Lindsley, Texas.

San Francisco, Calif., October 16 to 19, 1923 (Voted title of Past National Commander at 1919 National Convention.)

Commander : Alvin Owsley, Texas. Vice Chairman: *Bennett C. Clark, Mis- Vice Commanders: *Edward J. Barrett, souri.

Wisconsin; Watson B. Miller, District Secretary : *Eric Fisher Wood, Pennsylv

of Columbia ; E. Erle Cocke, Sr., vania.

Georgia ; Robert O. Blood, New HampTreasurer: *Gasper G. Bacon, Massachu

shire ; Chile's P. Plummer, Wyoming.

Adjutant: *Lemuel Bolles, Washington. setts,

Treasurer: *Robert H. Tyndall, Indiana. Chaplain : Thomas H. Wues, Colorado.

Chaplain : *Rev. Wm. F. O'Conner, Ohio.
Historian : * Eben Putnam, Massachusetts.

Judge Advocate : *Robert A. Adams, *Deceased.

Indiana.

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SIXTH NATIONAL CONVENTION

11TH NATIONAL CONVENTION Louisville, Ky., September 30 to October 3,

1929

St. Paul, Minn., September 15 to 19, 1924 Commander : John R. Quinn, California. Vice Commanders : •Lester Albert, Idaho;

Celora M. Stoddard, Arizona ; William B. Healey, Pennsylvania ; F. Ryan Duffy, Wisconsin; •Dr. I. Thurman Mann,

North Carolina. Historian : *Eben Putnam, Massachusetts. Adjutant: *Lemual Bolles, Washington. Treasurer: *Robert H. Tyndall, Indiana. Chaplain : *Rev. Ezra Clemens, Minnesota. Judge Advocate: *Robert A. Adams,

Indiana.

SEVENTH NATIONAL CONVENTION

Omaha, Nebr., October 5 to 9, 1925 Commander : *James A Drain, Washington. Vice Commanders : Frank H. McFarland,

Kansas; Eugene P. Armstrong, Connecticut'; A. L. Perry, Panama ; Peyton H. Hoge, Jr., Kentucky ; William Stern,

North Dakota. Adjutant: Russell G. Creviston, Indiana

(resigned), succeeded by *James F. Bar

ton, Iowa. Treasurer : *Robert H. Tyndall, Indiana. Chaplain : Rev. Joseph M. Lonergan, Illi

nois. Historian : •Eben Putnam, Massachusetts. Judge Advocate : *Robert A. Adams,

Indiana.

EIGHTH NATIONAL CONVENTION Philadelphia, Pa., October 11 to 15, 1926 Commander : John R. McQuigg, Ohio. Vice Commanders : Joseph Y. Cheney, Flor

ida ; *Hughes B. Davis, Oklahoma ; Vincent A. Carroll, Pennsylvania ; mond B. Littlefield, Rhode Island;

*James A. Howell, Utah. Adjutant: *James F. Barton, Iowa. Treasurer: *Robert H. Tyndall, Indiana. Chaplain : Rev. Wm. E. Patrick, California. Historian : *Eben Putnam, Massachusetts. Judge Advocate : *Robert A. Adams,

Indiana.

Commander: *Paul V. McNutt, Indiana. Vice Commanders : Lawrence E. McGann,

Jr., Illinois ; George W. Malone, Nevada ; * Edward L. White, Connecticut; Miller C. Foster, South Carolina ; *Walton D. Hood, Texas. Adjutant: *James F. Barton, Iowa. Chaplain : Rabbi Lee J. Levinger, Ohio. • Treasurer : *Bowman Elder, Indiana. Historian : *Eben Putnam, Massachusetts. Judge Advocate : Scott W. Lucas, Illinois.

12TH NATIONAL CONVENTION

Boston, Mass., October 6 to 9, 1930 Commander : *0. L. Bodenhammer, Arkan

sas. Vice Commanders: •Milt D. Campbell,

Ohio ; John J. Dugan, Delaware ; *Morton M. David, Colorado ; *Frank Schoble, Jr., Pennsylvania ; Willis M. Brewer,

Michigan. Adjutant: *James F. Barton, Iowa. Chaplain : *Rev. George K. Kettell, D.D.,

New York. Treasurer: *Bowman Elder, Indiana. Historian : •Eben Putnam, Massachusetts. Judge Advocatee : Scott W. Lucas, Illinois.

13TH NATIONAL CONVENTION Detroit, Mich., September 21 to 24, 1931 Commander: *Ralph T. O'Neil, Kansas. Vice Commanders: •Bert S. Hyland, Ver

mont; Roland B. Howell, Louisiana ; Harry B. Henderson, Jr., Wyoming; *Dr. James A. Duff, West Virginia ; *Dr.

Neal D, Williams, Mişsouri. Adjutant: *James F. Barton, Iowa. Chaplain : Rev. Jos. N. Barnett, Wisconsin. Treasurer : *Bowman Elder, Indiana. Historian : *Eben Putnam, Massachusetts. Judge Advocate : Scott W. Lucas, Illinois.

14TH NATIONAL CONVENTION Portland, Oreg., September 12 to 15, 1932 Commander : Henry L. Stevens, Jr., North

Carolina. Vice Commanders : *Richard F. Paul, Mas

sachusetts; Forest G. Cooper, Mississippi ; Roy L. Cook, New Mexico ; *Frank N. Brooks, Wachinlgton; Harold L.

Plummer, Wisconsin. Adjutant : *James F. Barton, Iowa. Chaplain : *Rev. H. A. Darche, Illinois. Treasurer: *Bowman Elder, Indiana. Historian : * Eden Putnam, Massachusetts. Judge Advocate : Remster A. Bingham,

Indiana.

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NINTH NATIONAL CONVENTION Paris, France, September 19 to 22, 1927

New York City, N.Y., October 18, 1927 Commander : *Howard P. Savage, Illinois. Vice Commanders: *C. Thomas Busha, Jr.,

Montana; Stafford King, Minnesota ; John G. Sims, Tennessee ; John E. Cur

tiss, Nebraska ; *John G. Towne, Maine, Adjutant: *James F. Barton, Iowa. Treasurer: *Robert H. Tyndall, Indiana. Chaplain : *Rev. Joseph L. N. Wolfe, Penn

sylvania. Historian : •Eben Putnam, Massachusetts. Judge Advocate: *Robert A

Adams, Indiana.

10TH NATIONAL CONVENTION San Antonio, Tex., October 8 to 11, 1928 Commander: Edward E. Spafford, New

York. Vice Commanders : John T. Raftis, Wash

ington ; *Ralph T. O'Neil, Kansas ; Paul R. Younts, North Carolina ; Dan Spurlock, Louisiana ; *John M. Henry, Min

nesota. Adjutant: *James F. Barton, Iowa. Chaplain: Rev. Gill Robb Wilson, New

Jersey. Historian : * Eben Putnam, Massachusetts. Treasurer: *Bowman Elder, Indiana. Judge Advocate: Scott W. Lucas, Illinois.

15TH NATIONAL CONVENTION

Chicago, Ill., October 2 to 5, 1933 Commander: Louis Johnson, West Vir

ginia. Vice Commanders : Russell Meadows, Ari

zona ; Robert D. Flory, Nebraska ; *Wm. Easterwood, Texas ; *John J. Maloney,

Maine ; *Chas. A. Mills, Florida. Adjutant : *Frank E. Samuel, Kansas. Chaplain : Rev. Irving Q. Wood, Idaho. Treasurer : *Bowman Elder, Indiana. Historian: *Eben Putnam, Massachusetts

(died January 22, 1933), suceeded by

*Thomas M. Owen, Jr., Alabama. Judge Advocate: Remster A. Bingham,

Indiana.

*Deceased.

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