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Description: Alabama Commissioner - Mr. Albert StrassburgerDate: September 24 1885
Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL
Page/Column: Page 2, Column 2
It is due Gov. O’Neal to state that he declined to appoint a Commissioner for Alabama to the American Exposition at New Orleans, because he did not think he had any such power under the constitution and laws of Alabama, and the last Legislature refused to confer upon him any such authority. This we have from Gov. O’Neal in person, and we know no one more deeply regrets than he, his inability to do that which he would most cheerfully and heartily, had he the power.
This action of the Governor makes it devolve upon the board of directors of the Exposition to appoint a Commissioner. On this point, the Montgomery Advertiser says:
A telegram from New Orleans announces the appointment of Mr. Albert Strassburger as General Commissioner for Alabama of the North, Central and South American Exposition, to open in the Crescent City in November. His appointment also covers the position of General Soliciting Agent of the Exposition. Mr. Strassburger was Alabama Commissioner to the Centennial, knows more people in Alabama than any other one man, has unbounded energy, and can be confidently looked to for booming the interests of the Exposition in this State. Both Mr. Strassburger and the Exposition are to be congratulated.