Letters, subject files, speeches and clippings, relating mainly to his activities connected with the Panama-Pacific International
Exposition, California Board of State Harbor Commissioners, Progressive Party, prohibition, and Plymouth Congregational Church,
Arthur Arlett was born in Oakland, California in 1875. He was a building contractor by profession and was actively involved
with numerous civic and political organizations. In 1912 he was appointed a member of the California State Commission for
the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. He was a Progressive Republican, a member of the Alameda County Central Committee
and a delegate to the party's 1912 national convention. An ardent prohibitionist, he was a member of the Executive Committee
of the California Campaign Federation and chairman of its Northern Department, and in 1916 served as chairman of the Northern
California Dry Campaign Committee. He was also a member of the State Executive Committee of the Y.M.C.A. and a director of
the Berkeley Y.M.C.A., a member of the Board of Governors of the City Club of Berkeley, a director of the Oakland Chamber
of Commerce, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Pacific School of Religion, a trustee of the Plymouth Congregational
Church in Oakland and was active in the Masonic Fraternity.
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