Harvard men in Chicago and other points in the West are trying to secure representation on the board of overseers of the University, and with this in view have sent a circular letter to the Alumni. This letter calls attention to the fact that there is now no representative on the board living West of the Alleghanies, and attention is invited to the name of George Everett Adams as their choice, and the Alumni are asked to use their influence in behalf of his election.
Mr. Adams, though born in New Hampshire, went to Chicago when very young. He fitted from Phillips Exeter and graduated from there in '56, and four years later took his degree from Harvard College, and in 1863 he completed his course in the Law School. He has served in the State Senate of Illinois and has held the position as president of the Harvard Club in Chicago, and is at present president of the Union League Club.
The letter was signed by the following graduates: William Eliot Furness '60, Moses J. Wentworth '68, Gardner G. Willard '69, James B. Galloway '70, Charles H. Williams '71, Henry B. Stone '73, Williams W. Case '79, Heyliger A. DeWindt '81, Frank Hamlin '84, William C. Boyden '86.