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October 1957

MEMORANDUM TO THE TRUSTEES OF THE ALCOHOLIC FOUNDATION

ON MARCH 1, 1941 the Saturday Evening Post published the first Jack Alexander article on Alcoholics Anonymous. Mr. Alexander started on this assignment from his editors with considerable skepticism, but after weeks of research and many AA meetings he became a sincere and dedicated "convert" to the AA program and in fact served for many years afterward as one of our non-alcoholic trustees, resigning only last year. His conviction and understanding of AA came through so strongly in his report on AA that the impact on the public was instantaneous and so powerful that our few scattered groups were almost overwhelmed.

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