The Department of New Hampshire State Convention was held at the Weirs August 14, 15, 16, 1923. William E. Sullivan (pictured), the first Commander and one of the organizers of James E. Coffey Post 3, was elected N.H. Department Commander at that convention. He was the first Coffey Post member to serve as N.H. Department Commander and led the N.H. delegation to the National Convention in San Francisco, CA in Oct. 1923. He was among the original organizers of the Department of New Hampshire in 1919 which became the first state Department to be chartered in the United States.

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