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December 27, 1915 - January 8, 1916
Washington, D.C.

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William Phillips, A.B.,
Third Assistant Secretary of State. 
Chairman Ex Officio.

James Brown Scott, LL. D., J. U. D.,
Secretary, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Vice Chairman.

William H. Welch, M. D., LL. D.,
President, National Academy of Sciences.
Honorary Vice Chairman.

John Barrett, LL. D., 
Director General, Pan American Union

W. H. Bixby,
Brig. General, U. S. A., Retired.

Philander P. Claxton, LL. D.,
Commissioner of Education.

William C. Gorgas, M. D., Sc. D.,
Surgeon General, U. S. A.

William H. Holmes, B. S.,
Head Curator, Smithsonian Institution.

Hennen Jennings, C. E.,
Former President, London Institution Mining and Metallurgy.

George M. Rommel, B. S.,
Chief, Animal Husbandry Division, Bureau of Animal Industry, Department of Agriculture.

L. S. Rowe, Ph. D.,
President, American Academy of Political and Social Science

Robert S. Woodward, Ph. D.,
President, Carnegie Institution of Washington.




John Barrett, LL. D.,
Secretary General.

Glen Levin Swiggett, Ph. D.,
Assistant Secretary General




Official Delegates.

Delegates of Bureaus, Societies, Associations, and Educational Institutions.

Honorary Members.

Members of Committees Officially Appointed.

Writers of Papers.


The Congress will have its formal opening Monday, December 27th, 10 a. m., in Memorial Continental Hall, Seventeenth and D Streets NW., adjoining the Pan American Building.
The Honorable the Secretary of State and the United States Delegation will tender a reception to the members of the Congress and invited guests Monday night, December 27th, at 9 o'clock in the Pan American Building.
There will be semiformal openings of the nine sections of the Congress, meeting separately, Tuesday morning, December 28th, at 9.30 o'clock.  Place of meetings for sections will be announced on the convening of the Congress.  Each of the nine sections of the Congress will have a formal closing on Friday, January 7th.  The official closing of the Congress will take place Saturday, January 8th, in the Pan American Building, at 10 o'clock a. m.  Immediately subsequent to the opening of each section on Tuesday, December 28th, and continuing to the close of the Congress, the various sections and subsections will be meeting in separate and joint sessions.
Members may register at the Official Headquarters of the Congress in the New Willard Hotel, beginning Saturday, December 25th.  Registration for the members from the United States will be in the Red Room, first floor.  All members are requested to report immediately on arrival for the purpose of registration, assignment to sections, and the receiving of such printed information as will be of interest.  Members will register according to their class of membership.  Members of committees and writers of papers will register at the table of the corresponding secretary assigned to the section to which they belong as committee members or writers of papers.
Ushers with badges marked "Scientific Congress" will be at the F Street entrance to receive all members of the Congress.  Mail of members should be addressed to "Postal Branch, Pan American Scientific Congress, New Willard Hotel, Washington, D. C.," established in the subway adjoining the Red Room.  Wraps, packages, etc., may be left in the Gridiron Room to the right of the F Street entrance.
The office of the Secretary General and Assistant Secretary General will be in the Blue Room, directly opposite the Red Room.
Headquarters rooms of the United States delegation, of the Secretary of the Women's Auxiliary Conference, of the delegation aids and assistant secretaries in charge of social entertainment and reception of Latin American delegates will be on the second floor.
Large posters placed at the entrance of the principal hotels and meeting places will give further information.
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