First meeting held at the Frederick City Armory on Wednesday, July 19, 1919, in Frederick Maryland.
First Members of Post
Lt. Col. D. John Markey Capt. Elmer F. Munshower Maj. Charles H. Conley
Lt. Paul E. Marsh Lt. Holmes D. Baker Lt. William M. Storm
Lt. Carroll H. Hendrickson Lt. David M. Schroeder Lt. Lawrence E. Phebus
Lt. Robert F. Barrick John J. Snyder Robert E. Crumbaugh
Elden A. Kefauver John Hershberger, Jr. George Hoshkins Morgan
Victor IKreh Marion T. Green John A. O'Brien
Marion R. Coleman Robert Niles Abrecht Francis B. Sappington, Jr.
Millard F. Stockman Richard B. King G. Ernest Lipps
Charles W. Hoffman Phillip R. Esterly Charles Leroy Kemp
Clarence L. A. Dunsing Francis H. Urner Joseph W. Urner
Irving M. Landauer Rufus Earl Derr Charles A. Haller
Harmon S. Klein Paul B. Rhodes C. Clifford Cramer
Harry M. Shipley Paul B. Hammond Walter E. Sinn
Charles Clifford Doll Frank D. Howard Vernon Derr
Carl B. Willard Samuel D. Schell Charles E. Chew
Harry M. Mullen Reno S. Crum
Meeting was called to order by Lt. Col. D. John Markey. Capt. Elmer F. Munshower was chosen temporary president and Clarence L. A. Dunsing temporary secretary.
Selection of a Post name was brought before the floor for nominations. Lt. William M. Storm suggested the name of Earlston L. Hargett, who made the supreme sacrifice, be chosen. Other names suggested were Francis Scott Key, Winfield Scott Schley and Frederick City. A vote by ballot resulted in the selection of Francis Scott Key.
President Munshower then appointed the following committtee on by-laws: Lt. William M. Storm, Chairman David M. Schroeder, Joseph W. Urner and Lt. Paul E. Marsh. The following were named to temporary executive committee: Lt. Col. D. John Markey, Chairman John Hershberger, Jr., Rufus Earl Derr, Charles Clifford Doll and Francis H. Urner. The By-laws Committee is to make application for charter and name a time for next meeting at whichtime the constitution and by-laws will be adopted and permanent officers elected.
August 14, 1919
First officers were elected as follows:
Post Commander Philip R. Winebrenner
Vice Commander John Shaw
Post Adjutant Clarence L.A. Dunsing
Post Treasurer Francis B. Sappington, Jr.
Post Historian Burton Cannon
Also elected to the Executive Committee were:
William M. Storm, Elmer F. Munshower, Edward P. Thomas, R. Ames Hendrickson and Herbert Schroeder.
A member joining must pay $1.00 initation fee and $1.00 a year dues.
From September 21, 1920 meeting, the Post and a membership on October 1st 1919 of 50 on September 1, 1920, 301 members were now paid up. The Post had an amount of $475.00 in the bank.
Compiled from the Frederick News and Post archives by
Past Post Commander John Wayne Droneburg.