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An Ancient Profession
Someone ought to rise and make remarks about the Secretary. Nobody seems to have done it, at least in a connected way, there-fore, I will attempt it, but briefly withal, and as impersonally as may be possible. I have searched the catalogue of one of the largest libraries of the United States with-out finding a line about the secretary or his duties.
Secretary In Literature
Passing down the ages and over many famous secretaries for the present, we find Shakspere's record of the office in 'King Henry VIII' where Cardinal Wolsey had four of them, Sir Henry Guildford, Sir Thomas Lovell, Sir Anthony Denny and Sir Nicholas Vaux and the King himself had Gardiner, bishop of Winchester.
Universality Of The Vocation
The secretary of a university itself may have, and generally does have a vital influence on its welfare and reputation, simply because of his willingness to accept responsibility, to do what he finds to do, nay more, to find those things to do which will most redound to its benefit, and on account of the confidence that is inspired by his ability, personality and fidelity.
Powers
The powers and duties of the secretary are determined by the By-Laws and vary with the organization and the objects for which it is established. For a corporation in business, after defining the duties of she president and vice-presidents and sometimes preceding the latter, the following paragraph is typical of the usual formula for the secretary.
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