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Proceedings

of the

American Political

Science Association

at its

Fourth Annual Meeting

held at Madison, Wisconsin,
December 27-31, 1907

The Waverly Press
Baltimore, Md.

1908

Copyright, 1908, by

THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION

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CONSTITUTION OF THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE

ASSOCIATION

ARTICLE I-NAME

This Association shall be known as THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION.

ARTICLE II-OBJECT

The encouragement of the scientific study of politics, public law, administration and diplomacy.

The Association as such will not assume a partisan position upon any question of practical politics, nor commit its members to any position thereupon.

ARTICLE III-MEMBERSHIP

Any person may become a member of this Association upon payment of three dollars, and after the first year may continue such by paying an annual fee of three dollars. By a single payment of fifty dollars any person may become a life member, exempt from annual dues.

Honorary life members, exempt from the payment of dues, may be elected by the Association, but no more than two such members may be elected during any one year [adopted December 30, 1907].

Each member will be entitled to a copy of all the publications of the Association issued during his or her membership.

ARTICLE IV-OFFICERS

The officers of this Association shall consist of a President, three Vice-Presidents, a Secretary and a Treasurer, who shall be elected annually, and of an Executive Council consisting ex officio of the officers above mentioned and ten elected members, whose term of office shall be two years, except that of those selected at the first election, five shall serve for but one year.

All officers shall be nominated by a Nomination Committee composed of five members appointed by the Executive Council, except that the officers for the first year shall be nominated by a committee of three to be appointed by the chairman of the meeting at which this Constitution is adopted.

All officers shall be elected by a majority vote of the members of the Association present at the meeting at which the elections are had.

ARTICLE V-DUTIES OF OFFICERS

The President of the Association shall preside at all meetings of the Association and of the Executive Council, and shall perform such other duties as the Executive Council may assign to him. In his absence his duties shall devolve successively

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