Constitution and By-Laws
THE ACCOUNT of the drafting, revision and adoption of both Provisional and Revised Constitutions has been given in Chapter V. In this chapter it is necessary to record only the more important items.
The Provisional Constitution was adopted at the Cleveland Conference August 15, 1888. The Bulletin record is in volume 1, pages 7, 8.
The Committee on Revision was appointed at the Ithaca meeting, December 27,1888, consisting of Alexander Winchell, H. S. Williams, J. J. Stevenson, H. L. Fairchild, and C. H. Hitchcock.
The Revised Constitution was laid before the Society at the Toronto meeting, August 28, 1889. It was discussed, informally approved, and left to the Committee, with power.
During the autumn of 1889 the revision was submitted to vote of the Society. The circular of that submission i& not preserved.
The adoption of the Revised Constitution was announced at the New York meeting on December 27, 1889, to go into effect on adjournment of the meeting the next day.
The first publication of the Revised Constitution and By-laws is in volume 1 of the Bulletin, pages 571-578. The subsequent publications are listed later in this chapter.
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The Geological Society of America, 1888-1930
Written in 1931 by Herman LeRoy Fairchild, and with an introduction by Joseph Stanley-Brown, this definitive history of the Geological Society of America covers the first forty-three years of the Society. It contains sections devoted to an overview of early geological research, the Society's background, key players in the Society's creation and history, and information on the Society's membership, publications, meetings, constitution, and more.