ROOM 607, KENT HALL
September 13, 1912
To the Members of the Committee:
At the meeting of the Committee held in New York on Saturday, September 7th, a tentative list of names for the Commission was agreed upon and a sub-committee authorized to make such amendments as might be necessary after further discussion of the different questions presented in our efforts to secure the widest possible representation within the restrictions imposed in the act creating the Commission, and at the same time a Commission that would realize our highest hopes in its effectiveness and the ability of its members to cooperate in securing practical results.
The recommendations agreed upon were presented to the President at Beverly by a delegation consisting of Professors Jenks, Carver, Devine, Lindsay and Mr. Allen T. Burns, on Tuesday, September 10th, and are as follows:
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR APPOINTMENT ON COMMISSION ON INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS.
I. REPRESENTING EMPLOYERS:
1. Mr. Adolph Lewisohn, of New York City,
or Mr. Samuel S. Fels, of Philadelphia.
2. Mr. Daniel Willard, President, Baltimore & Ohio Railway,
or Mr. W. C. Brown, President, New York Central Railroad,
or Mr. H. N. Taylor, President, Illinois Coal Operators Ass'n.
3. Mr. F. R. Hazard, President, The Solvay Process Co., Syracuse,
or Mr. F. C. Schwedtman, President, Citizens Industrial Ass'n, St. Louis, Mo.
II. REPRESENTING ORGANIZED LABOR:
4. Mr. J. B. Lennon, Treasurer, American Federation of Labor.
5. Mr. James O'Connell, President, Metal Trades Department, American Federation of Labor,
or Mrs. Raymond Robins, President, Women's Trade Union League, Chicago, Ill.,
or Miss Agnes Nestor, Women's Trade Union League, Chicago Ill.
6. Mr. A. B. Garretson, President, Order of Railway Conductors, Cedar Rapids, Ia.,
or Mr. Warren S. Stone, Grand Chief, Brotherhood Locomotive Engineers, Cleveland, Ohio,
or Mr. W. G. Lee, President, Trainmen, Cleveland, O,
or Mr. W. S. Carter, President, Brotherhood Locomotive Firemen, Peoria, Ill.
III. REPRESENTING THE GENERAL PUBLIC:
7. Mr. Edward T. Devine, Editor of the Survey, New York City.
8. Mrs. Florence Kelley, Secretary, National Consumers League,
or Miss Lillian D. Wald, Headworker, Nurses Settlement,
or Mrs. Emmons Blaine of Chicago, Ill.,
or Miss Jane Addams, Hull House, Chicago, Ill.
9. Senator William E. Borah, Boise, Idaho,
or Seth Low, New York City,
or Rev. Charles S. Macfarland, Secretary, Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America, New York City,
or William Hughes, Paterson, N.J.
Our interview with the President was very satisfactory. He welcomed our suggestions and expressed a desire to secure precisely the sort of high grade commission that this Committee has anticipated from the beginning, and asked for our continued interest, support and recommendations in the consideration of the problems that he will take up before a final decision is reached upon the personnel of the Commission.
Nearly all of the members of the Committee who were not present at the meeting were good enough to make suggestions in writing, all of which were given careful consideration, and I want to thank the members of the Committee collectively for these written communications which, unfortunately, I have been unable to acknowledge individually.