J. H. Bolt
IVU General Secretary1946-47
At the 1947 IVU Congress Mr. Bolt is reported as being the IVU General
Secretary, but we have no record of when he came into this position
as there had been no formal IVU meetings since 1938. It is most likely
that arrangements were made in 1946 to elect temporary President, General
Secretary and Treasurer until the Congress.
From reports of the 1947 IVU Congress, held in England:
speeches were made by the overseas delegates - . . . Mr. J. H. Bolt
Introduced by Mr. J. H. BOLT (Holland), consideration was given to
the publication of an international vegetarian magazine, and it was
finally agreed that it be a recommendation to the I.V.U. Committee
that they take steps forthwith to have I.V.U. news circulated along
the following lines :- . . .
An important report was read by Mr. J. H. BOLT (Holland), Hon. Secretary
of the I.V.U., on his enquiries through affiliated Societies regarding
the position of Vegetarianism in wartime. The report contained some
exceedingly interesting information which we intend to publish as
. . . as Mr. J. H. BOLT (Holland) was unable to continue as Hon.
Secretary, Mr. KAJ DESSAU (Denmark) was unanimously elected.
Mr. J. H BOLT (Holland) expressed the thanks and appreciation of
those present for the opportunity of meeting together in London.
From reports of the 1950 Congress held in the Netherlands:
Within a mile of De Pietersberg were two other most impressive places.
One was the vegetarian home for old people being developed (under
the leadership of Mr. J. H. Bolt) in two fine mansions, set in restful
Other visits in the vicinity of Arnhem were made to the Open Air
Museum, and to its Exhibition, and to the Vegetarian Home for Aged
People, at Oosterbeek, the organization of which was excellently described
by Mr. J. H. Bolt to an interested audience.
We have no other records of Mr. Bolt at present.
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