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Congress, House, Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, Investigation of Shipping Combinations, 4 vols. (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1913); Paul M. Zeis, American Shipping Policy (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1938). ALEXANDER COMMITTEE 17 ALEXANDER COMMITTEE, 1912-1914. The Alexander Committee is the name given to the first congressional investigation into conferences* and takes its name from Joshua Alexander,* who, as the chairman of the Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee* of the House of Representatives, conducted the inquiry.
AMERICAN EXPORT ISBRANDTSEN LINES. See American Export Lines. AMERICAN EXPORT LINES (AEL), 1919-1977. -flag steamship company in the trade between the East Coast of the United States and the Mediterranean; at other times in its history the company operated major services to Western Europe and even as far as India. The company was organized in 1919 by a group of businessmen as the Export Steamship Corporation, but by the mid-1920s the word American had been added to emphasize its links with the United States, and henceforth it was known as the American Export Lines.
Cook put American-Hawaiian back on a solid footing and also began the negotiations with the Grace Line,* which wanted to sell its six vessels on the unprofitable intercoastal service. The purchase was concluded in June 1925 by Roger D. Lapham,* who succeed Cook as president that same month. The intercoastal route already enjoyed sailings every five days, but as a further step to consolidate the company's position, Lapham acquired one of its competitors, the Williams Line, in early 1929. The intercoastal trade was proving to be rather unstable and subject to sharp rate wars, so Lapham correctly concluded the company needed to enter into other trade routes.