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  • Old Photo: Identification?

    I have a January, 1932 picture of members of the National Staff, labeled Coordination Committee and Secretary, Home Office, BSA. I know that James E. West is the center standing figure and that E. Urner Goodman is seated at far right. I recognize the man to the left of Goodman, but can't name him. I think one of the men may be Dr. George Fisher, Deputy to West, but can't be sure. Any IDs will be greatly appreciated.

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    Which only serves to make the important point to LABEL the photos you have as to WHO those folks are and where they are. I have a box of pictures of my mom's cousins and aunts and uncles and not a clue as to who these smiling relatives are or where they are.


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      Guessing... Sitting, 2nd from right. Elbert K. Fretwell??? Succeeded West as Chief Scout in 1943.


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        I've 90% ID'd the man on the front row, second from left, as Harold F. Pote, Director of Personnel and later Region 10 Executive. The man between Pote and Goodman could be Arthur Schuck, later Chief Scout Executive. Man on the far left standing might be Dr. George Fisher, Deputy Chief Scout Executive. Fisher did hold the Silver Buffalo in 1932. One of the other men may be E.W. Beckman. According to William Murray, in The History of the BSA, those six men were members of the Coordinating Committee. I'm not sure and definitely can't ID the other man.