Leadership

John M. Diven

Issue 20 and Volume 75.

John M. Diven With this convention of the American Water Works Association a unique figure passes from active participation in the work with which he has so long been associated, that of the secretaryship of the body. John M. Diven has held the post of secretary of the association for twenty-four years besides also serving as president and treasurer and has performed his work faithfully and well. The Secretary Emeritus in his quiet way has had perhaps more influence on the association in his long and intimate official connection with its affairs than almost any other individual in its ranks. His retirement from the active secretaryship, however, by no means will mean that the association will lose the benefit of his interest and advice. For many years let us hope it will still enjoy his presence and genial personality at its meetings and his experience as a practical water works…

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