College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Office of the Secretary.

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The office of the secretary of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia was created during the organization of the College in 1787. The secretary is the appointed officer of record. His original duties were to record the minutes and transactions of the College and preserve its documents and correspondence. In 1834, the secretary was also empowered to keep lists of the fellows and provide them with certificates of membership.

In 1863, the responsibility for notifying officers and committee members of election or appointment devolved upon the secretary. An annual report on the fellowship became part of the secretary's responsibilities in 1870.

In 1990, the secretary was empowered to perform "all the duties appropriate to his or her post as the elected recording officer of the College and assume the duties and powers of the President in the absence or temporary incapacity of both the President and President-Elect".

From the description of Letters acknowledging associate fellowship, 1839-1850. (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 122474289

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Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Arnold, Richard D. 1808-1876. person
associatedWith Atlee, John L. 1799-1885. person
associatedWith Beck, Theodric Romeyn, 1791-1855. person
associatedWith Bond, Henry, 1790-1859. person
associatedWith College of Physicians of Philadelphia corporateBody
associatedWith Condie, D. Francis 1796-1875. person
associatedWith Dudley, Benjamin W. 1785-1870. person
associatedWith Gross, Samuel D. 1805-1884. person
associatedWith Hubbard, John, 1794-1869. person
associatedWith McNaughton, James, 1796-1874. person
associatedWith Parker, Peter, 1804-1888. person
associatedWith Pereira, Jonathan, 1804-1853. person
associatedWith Revere, John, 1787-1847. person
associatedWith Sewall, Thomas, 1786 or 7-1845. person
associatedWith Shattuck, George Cheyne, 1783-1854. person
associatedWith Stewardson, Thomas, 1807-1878. person
associatedWith Twitchell, Amos, 1781-1850. person
associatedWith Ware, John, 1795-1864. person
associatedWith Warren, John Collins, 1778-1856. person
associatedWith Wellford, Beverley R. 1797-1870. person
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Active 1839

Active 1850

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