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 87-88; S. Kendrick Guernsey, 37th President

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S. Kendrick Guernsey

Rotary's 37th President




Rotary Biography of


Jacksonville, Florida, U. S. A.

President, Rotary International, 1947-48

S. Kendrick Guernsey is President of the Gulf Life Insurance Company of Jacksonville, Florida. He was born in Orlando, Florida, and was graduated from the University of' Pennsylvania. After serving as an officer in the U.S. Army in World War I, he was engaged for many years in the real estate and investment business in Orlando, where he was President of the Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the County Board, and Director of the Boy Scouts and the Y. M. C. A.

Mr. Guernsey was a charter member of the Rotary Club of Orlando, which was organized in 1920, is a Past President of that Club, and is now a member of the Rotary Club of Jacksonville. He has served Rotary International as President (in 1947-48), Vice-President, Director, District Governor, committee chairman and member, and as a Trustee of the Rotary Foundation.

He has been awarded honorary degrees of Doctor of Laws by Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and Doctor of .Commercial Science by the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, and has been decorated by the Goverrnnents of Brazil, Cuba, the Dominican Repulbic and France.

Mr. Guernsey has been active in boys work for many years, and was Secretary of the National Boys and Girls Week Committee for the U.S.A. from 1933 to 1950. He has served as Chairman of the Florida Citizens Committee on Education, Florida Vice-Chairman of the American Life Convention and as a member of the State Highway Commission. During World War II, he was Florida State President of the United Service Organization.

He is now a Director of the Florida National Bank, resident of the Children's Home, a Director of the Florida State Chamber of Co erce and a Trustee of Wesleyan College. In Jacksonville, he is a Director of the Boy Scouts and the Y.M.C.A., and is active in numerous other civic organizations.

From Rotary International,

35 East Wacker Drive,

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

March 1954.

Joseph A. Caulder



Ken was President of R. I. in 1947-1948 after a long, successful career in Rotary as club member, club President, Committee member and Chairman, District Governor and Director.

Ken comes from Jacksonville, Florida. His wife, Edith, is a very charming lady and a good Rotarian.

It has been my good fortune to have known Ken for many years. We served together in 1951 on that famous, or infamous, (depending on the viewpoint) Committee of 7 appointed by President Frank Spain.

We have seen Ken preside at Conventions, Assemblies, and on the Council on Legislation and always in a capable, yet kindly, manner.


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S. Kendrick Guernsey's

Letter to

Joseph P. Caulder

Dated January 8, 1951

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