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 39-40:  Donald A. Adams, 15th President

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Donald A. Adams

Rotary's 15th President




Rotary Biography of


New Haven, Connecticut. U.S.A.

President, Rotary International. 1925-26.


Donald A. Adams is the owner of an insurance agency in New Haven, Connecticut. He was born in Windsor, Wisconsin, and was graduated from Carleton College in Minnesota and from Yale University Law School. He practiced law in New York City and later moved to New Haven, where he became the first instructor in business law at Yale University, a position he held for 17 years.

Mr. Adams is a charter member and Past President of the Rotary Club of New Haven, which was organized in 1917. He has served Rotary International as President (1925-26), Vice-President, District Governor, committee member and chairman, and as an observer at meetings of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.

He has been President of the Chambers of Commerce of New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut, a director of numerous business, church and social institutions, and a member of the Board of Aldermen of New Haven. He is now a member of the Guilford Board of Finance. He has been awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by Yankton (South Dakota) College

From Rotary International,

35 East Wacker Drive,

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

March 1954.

Joseph A. Caulder



We had Don at our Winnipeg District Conference in Winnipeg in 1927. He was Rotary 15th President. He came from that great little city of New Haven.

Don has not attended many of the recent conventions but like all the others, he left fond memories of his visit with us and of the conventions we attended together.


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Letter from



Joseph A. Caulder

February 7, 1951


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