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Mrs. Florence Terry Griswold

Founder

Pan American Round Table

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Pan American Round Table

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Employment History

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Andrew Marshall Residential Properties Limited

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Round Table

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Directors list

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Resouce Library

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Trotter History of PARTT

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Our Pan American Round Table Movement centers around Florence Terry Griswold, the founder. Her objectives, as found in the Texas Constitution and those of the Texas Tables, was to provide mutual knowledge, understanding, and friendship among the peoples of the Western Hemisphere, and to foster movements towards a higher civilization-especially those effecting the women and children of these countries.

What interested Mrs. Griswold in Latin American affairs during the period 1910 to 1916, when Mexico was in the throes of turbulent politics, prompted her to open her home to the refugees that fled across the Border. She came to know, to understand, and to become friends with the Mexican people.
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Mrs. Griswold felt women could, through knowledge and understanding, move toward close friendship. They could study the languages and the cultural heritage of the countries. She believed the women of the Americas could join hands from Canada to the southern tip of South America, as she often said, "To forge an unbroken chain of friendship, reaching the length of the hemisphere."
On Oct. 16, 1916, fifty years ago last year, she gathered her friends together at the Menger Hotel and the first P American Round Table was formed, modeled closely after the Pan American Union. She chose the name "Director", rather than "President", although in Latin America today these directors are called "Presidents". She arranged that each country in the hemisphere should have its representation within the Table.
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Mrs. Griswold's purpose in a state organization was to coordinate the work of the Tables and join together in projects that one Table could not do alone. She became the first State Director, or "Director General,' as she referred to herself.
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The death of Mrs. Griswold occurred in July, 1941, just three months prior to the twenty fifth anniversary of the movement.
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This was to be a permanent fund, the interest from which was to be used for scholarships for Latin American young women who wished to come to Texas to further their education, and who would return to her home country to put her education to work - a project fitting into the objectives of Mrs. Griswold.
On the dearth of Mrs. Griswold, your own Mrs. Stone J. Robinson became head of the State Tables.
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When the new bridge was built, the son of one of Mrs. Griswold's friends, Mrs. Barrera, of San Antonio, had the marker re-enameled for the State and placed back in proper position.
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Thus in fifty years, our movement has expanded and developed - developed around our founder, Florence Terry Griswold. As Texas' tribute last year appearing in the February, 1966, Pan Americana Texana: a tribute prepared by one who knew Mrs. Griswold, our archives chairman, Mrs. Claude R. Nobles, we said, and as we now say as the Texas Tables Convention comes to Dallas, "The word that best sums up her character is HEART, a heart full of sympathy, compassion and.


Memorial Program

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Memorial Program for Mrs. Florence Terry Griswold Memorial Program

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FOR MRS. FLORENCE TERRY GRISWOLD
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On October the sixteenth, nineteen hundred and sixteen, in luncheon session at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Florence Griswold met with the women she had invited to be charter members of the proposed Pan American Round Table and we organized. For our guidon we selected of course, One for All, All for One. Mrs. Griswold proclaimed that our Pan American Round Table was strictly non-political and non-sectarian and that we had organized solely to help promote friendliness and understanding among the WOMEN of the Western Hemisphere.
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Here we pause a moment to record the matchless initiative of Florence Griswold. Twice a month, in festive luncheon session, as Director General of our Pan American Round Table she brought together for the first time ever in the Western Hemisphere leading women stemming from the two entirely different civilizations - the Anglo Saxon and the Latin.
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Florence Terry Griswold was a born leader. Hers was also an enchanting friendliness. Her ability to write and speak Spanish fluently was a most helpful asset. She seemed always to remember the faces and names of friends and she had the gracious manner that charmed everybody and made acquaintances eager to meet her again.
Throughout her twenty-five long years as Director General she exhibited this unusual characteristic trait; i.e., Mrs. Griswold was never known to feel envy or jealousy or selfishness! Such an example emphasized her impartial leadership.
Mrs. Griswold strongly advocated the necessity for introducing into all the schools of the United States the study of the Pan American countries and the exhaustive study of the Spanish language.
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Since all Tables will want to honor Mrs. Griswold's memory at their October meeting, this Tribute written so many years ago would be a fitting memorial.

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