|Creator:||Treadwell, George H.|
|Title:||Joe Brown Connelly Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans of the World War, Athens, Ga. constitution|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of Ms constitution for the Joe Brown Connelly Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans of the World War, Athens, Ga. Signed by George H. Treadwell, Secretary.|
Gathered for a dinner at the Sinton Hotel and entertainment at the Lyric Theater were about a hundred disabled veterans. They were spending the holidays away from home, recovering from war wounds, and receiving rehabilitation and vocational training. The years that followed would show Judge Marx to have a real flair for organizing, a talent that showed up repeatedly as the captain of infantry advanced to become a captain of industry and philanthropy, as well as a leader in the realm of veterans' affairs. Whether or not Judge Marx was the first to drop the topic into conversation, all the talk soon turned to the need to form an organization through which disabled veterans could make themselves heard in the halls of government. Before the evening was out, plans were made for a serious meeting to explore the level of interest in a new organization and to establish a broad outline of its goals. During the first months of 1920, that Christmas dream was transformed into reality. A new organization began to take shape: the Disabled American Veterans of the World War-the DAVWW. Disabled Veterans Website http://www.dav.org/about/History.aspx (Retrieved May 11, 2009)
Joe Brown Connelly Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans of the World War, Athens, Ga. constitution, 1921. MS 2192. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.