Excerpt from Proceedings of the School Committee of the City of Boston, 1905
The Chair directed the Secretary to call the roll, by which it appeared that all the members were present except Miss Dierkes.
The Chair stated that the first business in order was the election of a President, and directed the Secretary to call the roll.
The members, as their names were called, respectively stated that they voted as follows:
For John A. Brett. - Messrs. Badaracco, Clark, Crosby, Davis, Drum, Mrs. Duff, Messrs. Ernst, Falvey, Harkins, Keenan, Kennealy, Kenny, Kip, McDonald, Merrill, Merritt, Ryan, Sheehan, and Sonnabend - 19.
For David A. Ellis. - Mr. Keough - X.
For William T. Keough. - Messrs. Cushing and Ellis - 2.
For James A. McDonald. - Mr. Brett - X.
Absent: Miss Dierkes.
The Chair announced that John A. Brett, having received the necessary number of votes, was consequently elected President of the Board.
The Chair appointed Messrs. Ellis and Kennealy a committee to escort the President to the chair.
The President in the chair.
The President addressed the Board as follows:
Fellow-members of the Boston School Committee:
I am deeply sensible of the honor you have done me in re-electing me President of this Board. I thank you most sincerely for it.
On motion of Mr. Keough, the Board proceeded to the election of a Secretary.
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