The South Eastern A.P.A. was the legitimate successor to the Southern Amateur Press Association. It organized in Hampton, Va., on July 4, 1878, with Thomas J. Hope as the President. The group held 13 semiannual conventions, the last being in Baltimore in July, 1884. Among its Presidents were such well-known amateurs as Charles W. Darr, of Washington; Joseph M. Salabes, of Baltimore; James Duhamel, of Washington; J. Bascom Sherrill and George W. Carr of North Carolina.