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 15-18:  Arch C. Klumph, 6th President

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Arch C. Klumph

Rotary's 6th President




Rotary Biography of


President, Rotary International, 1916-17.

(Deceased: 3 June, 1951)

At the time of his death, Arch C. Klumph was President of the Cuyahoga Lumber Company, the Buckeye Box Company, and the Security Savings and Loan Company of Cleveland, Ohio. He was born in Conneautville, Pennsylvania.

He was a charter member of the Rotary Club of Cleveland, which was organized in 1910, and served as President and President Emeritus of that Club. He was active in Rotary International as President (in 1916-17), Director, Chairman of the Rotary Foundation Honorary Trustees, and as committee chairman and member.

Mr. Klumph had served as Director of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce and President of the Cleveland Board of Lumber Dealers and the Cleveland Builders Exchange.

From Rotary International,

35 East Wacker Drive,

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

March 1954.

Joseph A. Caulder



Arch was Rotary's sixth President. He attended almost every convention of R.I. until he could no longer make the trips. His interest never waned and he and I discussed, almost argued, over whether or not Rotary needed any newspaper advertising. It was never settled. When Arch had reached what is considered a ripe old age he continued to attend the annual Institute and always looked extremely dapper and youthful. He took his part in every subject discussed and his words were always carefully listened to as he was always sound on Rotary matters, as I am sure he was on business affairs. An old friend of mine from Western Canada days moved to Cleveland and became involved in a bank crash which in turn involved Arch seriously but he was kind in his remarks to me about my one time friend, even though the connection had caused Arch to lose a large sum of money.

His memory will live long with all who knew him but he will likely be remembered by future Rotarians through what is now known as "The Rotary Foundation Fellowship and International Student Exchange"; but known first in 1917 as a Rotary Endowment "to carry out some great service to mankind".

Arch first suggested the plan at the Atlanta, Georgia convention in 1917 and through all the years since then and up to his passing June 3rd, 1951 worked diligently to further his idea.

The Foundation story is given in full on the next page.

Away back in 1917 this fine Rotarian was thinking of big and noble objectives for his beloved Rotary.


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Letter from

Arch C. Klumph


Joseph A. Caulder

January 9, 1951


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The Rotary Foundation Story

Its History and Achievements

by Joe Caulder



Arch C. Klumph's ADDRESS

to the

District 229 Conference

July 12, 1950

Copyright Daniel W. Mooers

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