April 22, 1912
The United States Chamber of Commerce Holds Its First Meeting
700 delegates from businesses, chambers and associations throughout the country assemble at the request of U.S. President William Howard Taft.
“We want your assistance in carrying on the government in reference to those matters that affect the business and the business welfare of the country, and we do not wish to limit your discretion in that matter. We wish that your advice should be as free and unrestricted as possible, but we need your assistance and we ask for it.”