Announcement Date: January 19, 1915

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Isaiah Bowman is appointed the Director of the Society. Dr. Bowman was already favorably known to the Society, with several articles by him appearing in the Bulletin of the American Geographical Society. He was known as Professor W.M. Davis’s “righthand man” in the leading of the Transcontinental Excursion of 1912. The efficiency with which Bowman conducted this expedition and the harmony maintained with the AGSCouncil were influential factors leading to his selection as Director.