Liverpool F.C.: The annual meeting of 1968

Friday, July 26 – 1968
The shock resignation of Liverpool vice-chairman Harry Latham, for personal reasons, revealed on the eve of the club’s annual meeting, was followed last night at the meeting by the election of Alderman Arthur Collins to the board.

Alderman Collins, 59 years-old Merseyside company director and head of the Liverpool and Bootle Police Authority, was unopposed following the withdrawal of the only other nomination, Mr. John W. Smith.

Alderman Arthur Collins.
Alderman Arthur Collins director Liverpool 1968

Both retiring directors, Eric Sawyers and Mr. J.H. Smith, were re-elected.

Mr. Sawyer, chairman of the Finance Committee, reported a profit of more than £85,000, an increase of £70,000 over the previous year. He explained it was mostly due to a reduction in the amounts paid in transfer fees.

Chairman Harold Cartwright told the shareholders: “We will spare no efforts to keep Liverpool in the top flight in British and European football. We will not be guilty of complacency after what has been achieved in the past.”
(Liverpool Echo, 27-07-1968)

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