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 129-30, George R. Means, Rotary's Third General Secretary

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George R. Means

Rotary's Third General Secretary


GEORGE R. MEANS. Chicago, Illinois. U.S.A.

Secretary, Rotary International

George R. Means is Secretary of Rotary International, which comprises some 8,000 Rotary Clubs in 88 countries and geographical regions with a membership of more than 377,000 business and professional executives. Since he became a member of the Rotary headquarters staff in 1935, he has held various assignments, including those of Convention Manager, head of the former Middle Asia Office in Bombay, India, and Assistant General Secretary.

Mr. Means was born in Bloomington, Illinois. He was graduated from Illinois State Normal Universi at Normal, Illinois, with a Bachelor of Education degree, and from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, with a Master of Arts degree. Prior to joining the staff of Rotary International, he was engaged in map editing and map publishing. He was a founder member of Gamma Theta Upsilon, national (U.S.) professional geographic fraternity, and he is a Fellow of the American Geographical Society.

He has been a member of the Rotary Club of Bloomington, Illinois, since 1932, is a Past Vice-President of that Club, and is an honorary member of the Rotary Club of Tokyo, Japan.

During World War II, Mr. Means served with the U.S. Navy as a Commander, and he continues to hold that rank in the U. S. Naval Reserve. He has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia and North and South America. He is a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor and is a member-at-large of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

From Rotary International,

35 East Wacker Drive,

Chicago 1, Illinois, U.S.A.

March 1954.


George took over from Phil. Lovejoy on January 1st, 1953.

Of course he is doing and will do a grand job. There always seems to be a good man on the sidelines and in particular if any man in a high position is careful to have a capable successor ready to take over. We all like George and Martha very much.


George Means's

Letter to

Joseph A. Caulder

dated July 3, 1952

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George Means's

Letter to

Joseph A. Caulder

dated July 3, 1953

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