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December 27, 1915 - January 8, 1916.

Organization Officers:
John Barrett, LL.D., Secretary General.
Glen Levin Swiggett, Ph.D., Assistant Secretary General.

Pan American Union, Washington, D. C.



The nine main Sections of the Program of the Congress, with the names of the Chairmen in charge of each section, are as follows:

I. Anthropology, William H. Holmes, R.S., Smithsonian Institution, Washington.
II. Astronomy, Meteorology, and Seismology, Robert S. Woodward, Ph.D., Carnegie Institution, Washington, D. C.
III. Conservation of Natural Resources, Agriculture, Irrigation and Forestry, George M. Rommel, B.S., Bureau of Animal Industry, Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C. 
IV. Education, P.P. Claxton, LL.D., Bureau of Education, Washington, D. C.
V. Engineering, W. H. Bixby, Brig. General U.S.A., Retired, Washington, D. C.
VI. International Law, Public Law, and Jurisprudence, James Brown Scott, A.M., J.U.D., LL.D., Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, D. C.
VII. Mining and Metallurgy, Economic Geology, and Applied Chemistry, Hennen Jennings, C.E., Washington, D. C.
VIII. Public Health and Medical Science, Wm. C. Gorgas, M.D., Sc.D., Surgeon General U.S.A., Washington, D. C.
IX. Transportation, Commerce, Finance, and Taxation, L. S. Rowe, Ph.D., President, American Academy of Political and Social Science, Philadelphia, Pa.

 Each Section is divided further into Sub-Sections.  There are forty-five of the latter in all, each with a special committee and program.  The deliberations of the Congress will be based according to the subject-matter to be discussed in the various Sub-Sections. There will be general sessions of the Congress as a whole. Each Section will have one or more general sessions. The various Sub-Sections of the Congress may arrange for joint sessions. There will also be joint sessions between certain Sections and Sub-Sections of the Congress and certain national Associations meeting in Washington at the time of the Congress.
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