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Jewell, James E.


Cincinnati, Aug. 28.--(A.P.)--James E. Jewell of Fort Morgan, Colo., 83, today was elected commander in chief of the Grand Army of the Republic for the ensuing year.

Jewell succeeds Edwin J. Foster of Worchester, Mass., who commanded the Union veterans of the Civil war at their 64th encampment here which closes tomorrow.

Jewell migrated from Ohio to Iowa and joined the 27th Iowa infantry at the outset of the Civil war. He later became well-known lawyer, farmer and stockman in Colorado, he joined the G.A.R. in 1879 and was chosen senior vice commander at the Denver encampment last year.

Jacob Secrist, Cincinnati, was elected senior vice commander to succeed Jewell. Jewell received 243 votes; Samuel B. Town, Philadelphia 191, Harding Merrill, Wchata[sic], Kas., 43; Charles Mason, Portland, Me., 14, and Smith Stimmel, Fargo, N. D., 10. The result was determined when Kansas switched its vote to Jewell and Illinois followed.

Mrs. Margaret Grandle, Pittsburgh, Kas., was elected national president of the ladies of the G.A.R. succeeding Cora M. Rowling, the new senior vice president is Mrs. Ella Berkemeier, Akron, O.

Kokomo Tribune, Kokomo, IN 28 Aug 1930

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