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Association for Labor Legislation
Madison, Wis., December 30-31, 1907.
I. Economic Theory and Labor Legislation. Richard T. Ely.
Henry R. Seager.
THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR LABOR
REPORT COVERING THE PERIOD 1902–1907.
The American Section of the International Association for Labor Legislation was organized February 15, 1906. Previous to this time Hon. Carroll D. Wright, then United States Commissioner of Labor, was the American Representative of the Association. There were seven American correspondents of the International Association, namely, Professors Farnam, Jenks, Taussig, Warner, Willoughby, Mr. Clinton Rogers Woodruff, and Dr. Adna F. Weber, of the Department of Labor, New York.
In October, 1905, Dr. Weber addressed a letter to the other correspondents concerning the advisability of organizing a Section, and a meeting was called for December, 1905. At this meeting, held in connection with the American Economic Association, it was decided to organize an American Section, and a committee was appointed, consisting of Clinton Rogers Woodruff, Henry W. Farnam, Henry R. Seager, Richard T. Ely, with Adna F. Weber as Chairman. Dr. Weber called a general meeting for February 15, 1906. About thirty-five persons were present at this meeting and a definite organization was formed, with Richard T. Ely as President, Adna F. Weber, Secretary, and Isaac N. Seligman as Treasurer. It was voted to have nine vice-presidents, and a General Administrative Council, consisting of twentyfive members.