The Joseph A. Caulder Collection
Past Rotary International Director 1928-29   -  Regina, Sask., Canada

"Eyewitness to Rotary International's First 50 Years"


JOSEPH A. CAULDER - An eyewitness to Rotary International's first 50 years.

Album 1 - Pages 13-14:  Allen D. Albert, 5th President

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Allen D. Albert

Rotary's 5th President




Rotary Biography of


Terre Haute. Indiana, U. S. A.

President. Rotary International, 1915-16.


Dr. Allen D. Albert is Director of the Sheldon Swope Art Gallery in Terre Haute, Indiana. He was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. As a sociologist, he has studied the causes of city growth in many countries and has provided programs for the improvement of modern cities. After study at George Washington University and Columbia Law School, he entered newspaper work and was editor of the Washington (D.C.) Times and Editor-Publisher of the Columbus (Ohio) News and the Minneapolis (Minn.) Tribune. He has been a member of the faculty of the University of Minnesota in the departments of English and political economy. He has contributed critiques on music, the graphic arts and architecture to many publications.

Formerly a member of the Rotary Club of Minneapolis, Dr. Albert is now a member of the Rotary Club of Terre Haute, Indiana, and an honorary member of the Rotary Clubs of Paris and Chicago, Illinois. He has served Rotary International as President (1915-16), Director, and as chairman and member of numerous Rotary committees. In 1945, he was one of Rotary International's consultants to the U.S. delegation at the United Nations Conference on International Organization in San Francisco.

Dr. Albert is a member of many scientific bodies and has been awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science in Sociology by Evansville (Indiana) College. As Assistant to the President of the Century of Progress Exposition (Chicago, 1933-34), he developed the general program of the World's Fair and presented the project of the exposition to most of the governments of Europe and to Japan and China. In 1938, Seabury-Western Episcopal Seminary awarded him it's Silver Cross for conspicuous Christian leadership.

From Rotary International,

35 East Wacker Drive,

Chicago 1, Ill., U.S.A..

March 1954.

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"The Rotarian"

Obituary of

Allen D. Albert,

September 1964


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Letter from



Joseph A. Caulder

January 7, 1951


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Letter from



Joseph A. Caulder

January 3, 1951

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