Leadership

PRESIDENT KENLON RESIGNS

Issue 4 and Volume 68.

PRESIDENT KENLON RESIGNS As Result of Controversy on Opening Ceremonies the President Resigns and His Resignation Is Accepted—Convention Arrangements Excellent—Good Attendance (Special Dispatch to FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING) Toronto, Ont., July 26, 1920—The opening session of the forty-eighth annual convention of the International Association of Fire Engineers was marred by an unfortunate occurrence when President John Kenlon resigned his office after a clash with the local committee regarding the selection of the clergyman to deliver the opening prayer. Chief Kenlon had appointed Archbishop McNeil to act before he left New York City, but Chief Russell of Toronto in the meantime had made another appointment, and upon learning this, Chief Kenlon resigned. Chief Thomas W. Haney moved that the president’s resignation be refused and that Chief Kenlon be retained in the chair, but the convention voted 131 to 108 to accept the resignation. Chief John F. Healy of Denver, Col., first…

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