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 65-66:  Maurice Duperrey, 27th President

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Maurice Duperrey

Rotary's 27th President




Rotary Biography of


Paris, France

President, Rotary International


Maurice Duperrey is the proprietor of chemical products and abrasives manufacturing companies in Paris, France. He is President and administrator of several Paris hotels, the Paris Hotel Union, and of hotel organizations with branches throughout France.

Mr. Duperrey became a member of the Rotay of Club of Paris in 1926 and is a Past President of that Club. He has been active in Rotary International as President (in 1937-38), Vice-President, Director, District Governor, and as committee chairman and member.

In recognition of his services in World War, he received the French Croix de Guerre and the British Military Medal. He is a Knight Commander of the French Legion of Honor, awarded by the government "to a man who has devoted all his life to service on the national and international level in accordance with the precepts of the Rotary Ideal." He is Counsel for Foreign Commerce in France, and Honorary President of the Permanent Committee of Foreign Fairs in the French Ministry of Commerce.

In addition to his native language, he is versed in English, Spanish, German, and Italian. He has visited almost every country in Europe and has made many trips to North and South America and to North Africa.

He is President of the Association of War-Damaged Chemical Industries, a member of the Executive Committee of the National Abrasive Syndicate, a Past President of the National Federation of Polishing Materials Manufacturers, Vice-President of the French Association for the Study of Foreign Languages, and General Secretary of the National Committee of Counsels for Foreign Commerce in France.

From Rotary International,

35 East Wacker Drive,

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

March 1954.

Joseph A. Caulder



Maurice was President of R.I. in 1937-1938. He is the only President so far from the continent and it was a change to have a parisian French Gentleman at the head of R.I.

We visited with Maurice in Paris in 1949 and he was very kind. We attended the Paris Club together. Madam Duperrey had passed on during World War II when her beloved country was so devastated by the Germans.

Maurice is a fine French gentleman and in his own way, and with his charm, made a splendid contribution.


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Letter from

Maurice Duperrey


Joseph A. Caulder

July 9, 1951


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