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1932 Menu Minister WILLIAM DUNCAN HERRIDGE Canada Mayflower Hotel Washington DC

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Menu & Programme!

Date: February 16, 1932.
Restaurant: The Mayflower Hotel
Event:  Dinner in Honor of Major William Duncan Herridge K.C., D.S.O. Minister From The Dominion Of Canada to The United States given by The American Patent Law Association.
Location: Washington DC
Size when open:  9 x 12 inches.

There was Filet Mignon, Lobster, & Kingfish on the menu!

Hon. William I. Sirovich - Chairman, Committee on Patents, U.S. House Of Representatives
Ellen Shreve - Soprano
Horace G. Smithey - Baritone
Hon. Morris A. Soper - Judge U.S. Circuit Court Of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Helen Turley - Contralto
Columbian Mixed Quartette
Mayflower Orchestra


William D. Herridge was the son of Reverend William T. Herridge, a former moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Canada. He served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War I in which he received a field promotion to the rank of Major and was awarded the Military Cross and the Distinguished Service Order.

Herridge was educated at Ottawa Collegiate Institute, the University of Toronto, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Society, and Osgoode Hall Law School.

Herridge was a patent attorney by profession and had been a Liberal Party supporter but, being a personal friend of Governor General Byng, he broke with the Liberals in 1926 over the King-Byng Affair. He joined R.B. Bennett's 1930 federal election campaign acting as speechwriter and policy advisor to the Conservative leader. When the Tories took power, he was appointed Canada's envoy to the United States with the title Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary for Canada in the United States of America, from 1931 to 1935, succeeding his friend, Vincent Massey. In 1931, he married Bennett's sister, Mildred.



Condition: Most of our menus were actually used in the restaurant-bar, so there may be writing, wear & tear, spots, stains, creases, etc.
So please examine the images closely! Fold mark across the middle.

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