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Joseph Hodges Choate - Memorial Addresses Delivered Before The Century Association 1918
by Various
Binding: Paperback, 60 pages
Publisher: Lewis Press
Weight: 0.19 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 8.5 x W: 0.48 inches
ISBN 10: 1408606852
ISBN 13: 9781408606858
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JOSEPH HODGES CHOATE memorial adressess DELIVERED BEFORE THE CENTURY ASSOCIATICN JANU 4RY 19, 1918 CONTENTS PAGE RESOLUTIONS 9 l ELIHU ROOT ADDRESS . . . . 10 LETTER CHARLES W. ELIOT . . I9 CABLE MESSAGE THERT. HON. ARTHUR JAMES BALFOUR 25 ADDRESS THEODORE ROOSEVELT . 27 ADDRESS FRANCIS LYNDE STETSON . 35 RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT At a special meeting of the Board of Man agement on January 16th, 1917, to take action on the death of the President of the Century Association, the Honorable Joseph H. Choate, the following resolutions were adopted RESOLVED That the Board of Management, expressing the deep personal sorrow felt by every member of the Century Association, desires to record the peculiar honor and affection in which Mr. Choate has been held as President of the Club. The sense of his intimate and friendly interest in the Association, transcending any purely official relation, has made us all richer in his animating presence. His memory, and our pride in his career, mill be among our most treasured traditions. RESOLVED That the sympathy of the Association be expressed to the family of Mr. Choate by the sending of a copy of these Resolutions through the Secretary. H RRE OSBORN TAYLOR, Secretary. ADDRESS OF ELIHU ROOT PRESIDENT OF THE CENTURY ASSOCIATIOS GENTLEMEX OF THE CENTURY It is peculiarlqgrateful to me that the first occasion of performing the duties to which your too partial judgment has called me should be in memory of the noble and dear friend who has been our President during these past years. Many organizations and institutions have done honor to his memory. He was a lawyer whose exceptional talent in some directions rose almost, if not quite, to genius, and the lawyers have with one acclaim paid honor to his memory. He was a diplomatist of the highest quality, and the public men of this country and of Europe have testified to their high appreciation of his work and his achievements. He was a great citizen, imbued with a sense of duty to his country, to the community in which he lived, to his fellowmen, during all his long life laboring without ceasing ungrudgingly for their benefit. He was a patron of the arts, for more than forty years devoting his time first in the organization, then in guiding the feeble steps of the hletropoli I0 Hbbree of Elibu Root I I tan Museum of Art, and to the last devoting his time to its service, as a member of its Board of Trust, a member of its Executive Committee, Chairman of its Law Committee, Vice President, never for a rnomentfeeling that the time ex pended for the education of the people of his own city, his own country, to higher standards of art, education in the love of all that is beautiful, was time wasted. l He was full of human charity. He worked for . the poor with deep comprehension of all their troubles, their sufferings, their sorrows. As Presi dent of the State Charities Aid Association, as Governor of the New York Hospital, as President of the Society for the Blind, in all his busy life always ready to give his time and his effort in that cause. And from all these associations of his long life have come expressions of sorrow over his loss, of admiration for his career, and of gratitude for the things that he accomplished. We meet, we, his old friends in The Century, meet for something far different. We meet to celebrate the man as we knew him, his personality. As I look back over his life, with more than forty years of which I was very familiar, it seems to me that, as I sum up what he did in all the directions to which he turned his high abilities, as I sum them all up, the man was greater than they, the man was greater than what he did...


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