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 9-10:  Russell F. Greiner, 3rd President

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Russell F. Greiner

Rotary's 3rd President



Rotary Biography of


Kansas City. Missouri. U.S.A.

President, Rotary International 1913-14.

Russell F. Greiner is President of the Greiner-Fifield Lithographing Company in Kansas City, Missouri.

He was born in Fairborn, Ohio, and attended Xenia (Ohio) College.

Mr. Greiner is a charter member of the Rotary Club of Kansas City, which was organized in 1910, and twice served as President of that Club. He has served Rotary International as President (1913-14), Vice-President, Rotary Foundation Trustee, and as committee chairman and member.

He has attended 34 annual conventions of Rotary International. Mr. Greiner has been Vice-President of the Kansas City Board of

Police Commissioners, Councilman-at-Large of the Kansas City Council, President of the Kansas City Council of Social Agencies and of the Helping Hand Institute, and a member of the Board of Governors of the Law Enforcement Association of Kansas City.

From Rotary International,

35 East Wacker Drive,

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

March 1954.


Joseph A. Caulder's

Recollections of


Russell was the third President of the National Association of Rotary Clubs. He has maintained his interest all through the years and at the 1952 Institute at Lake Placid he read his inaugural address as President of the National Association of Rotary Clubs, given in 1913 at Buffalo. It was an inspiration to young Rotarians. At the close of the reading his old pal Guy Gundaker said, in a clear voice; "You left out the last paragraph", and sure enough Russ had to admit he had done so. One is amazed at such memories. I met Russell first at either Salt Lake City convention 1919 or Los Angeles in 1922, and almost every year since. I had the pleasure of sitting at his special table at the Rotary Club of Kansas City on April 16th, 1953. I had John (5) with me. Mary Pickford spoke that day. It was grand to note the attitude of the younger members to this grand old Rotarian.


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Letter from

Russell F. Greiner

to Joseph A. Caulder,

dated July 6, 1951


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