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 107-08: Herbert J. Taylor, 44th President

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Herbert J. Taylor

Rotary's 44th President


Rotary Biography of


Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

President Nominee

Rotary International, 1954-55

Herbert J. Taylor has been nominated as President of Rotary International for the 1954-55 fiscal year and automatically will be elected at the Rotary Convention in Seattle, Washington, June 6-10, succeeding Joaquin Serratosa Cibils of Montevideo, Uruguay. As President, he will be the chief executive of Rotary International, which is comprised of more than 8,100 Rotary Clubs with a membership of 382,000 business and professional executives in 88 countries.

Mr. Taylor was born in Pickford, Michigan, and was graduated from Northwestern University. He holds an honorary LL.D. from Houghton (New York) College. Among his business and civic activities are the following:


Club Aluminum Products Company, Chicago, Illinois:  Board Chairman


Chicago Federal Savings and Loan Association:  Director


Monarch Aluminum Manufacturing Company, Cleveland:  Ohio Director


First National Bank, Barrington: Illinois Director

Chicago Better Business Bureau:  Director


Northwestern University:  Member, University Associates

Mr. Taylor has been a Rotarian since 1923. He is a former member and Past Preside t of the Rotary Club of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, and is a member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Chicago. He has served Rotary International as Vice-President, Director, District Governor and as committee chairman and member.

He is the author of the "Four-Way Test," a means for the evaluation of plans, policies and decisions which has been widely adopted by business and professional executives, government officials and educators in many parts of the world.

In World War I, he served as an officer in the U.S. Navy. During World War II, he was a member of the Illinois War Savings Staff Committee and Vice-Chairman of the War Department Price Adjustment Board in Washington, D.C. He is a Past Director of the American Management Association and of the Aluminum Wares Association. His hobby is boys' work, and he is the sponsor of one of the largest boys' camps in the U.S.A. He is a former Chairman of the National Boys and Girls Week Committee for the U.S.A.

From Rotary International,

35 East Wacker Drive,

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

April, 1954.

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Herbert J. Taylor's

Letter to

Joseph A. Caulder

December 2, 1955

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Herbert J. Taylor's

Letter to

Joseph A. Caulder

February 2, 1954

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