Pan American Society
It was established in 1910 in New York City for "the promotion of the sentiment of brotherhood" among the American nations, and "especially the cultivation of good fellowship" between the people of the United States and those of Central America and South America. Elihu Root was suggested as the first president.
- Bulletin of the Pan American Union. 1910.
It is now proposed, therefore, that there be organized, with headquarters in New York City, the Pan American Society of the United States, whose object shall be (to paraphrase the purpose of The Pilgrims) "the promotion of the sentiment of brotherhood" among the American nations, and "especially the cultivation of good fellowship" between citizens of the United States and those of its sister American Republics. It has been suggested that all men interested in bringing about a better acquaintance among the peoples of Pan America should be invited to join and that its honorary members should include the Presidents of the American Republics and the ambassadors and ministers of the LatinAmerican countries in Washington. It is also believed that there could be no more fitting choice for the first president of the Pan American Society than Elihu Root.
- "Pan-american Society Proposed. To Cultivate Acquaintance of Leading Latin-Americans". New York Times. November 12, 1910. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
... closer sympathy and larger ... among the twenty-one republics of the western, a movement to organize tho "Pan-American Society of the United States," with ...