Announcement Date: January 19, 1907

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Archer M. Huntington elected President and served until April 1911. Huntington had been a Fellow of the AGS since 1893 and a Councilor since 1904. He was not only the Society’s outstanding financial benefactor but its most influential leader. By enablingthe Society to build its quarters in upper Manhattan, he provided it with facilities for enlarging its staff, collections, and activities.