W. de S. Trenholm was an American No-Maj who was the secretary of the Retail Dry Goods Association in 1926.[1][2]

He served as the foreman of a grand jury tasked with investigating Prohibition violations.[1][2] On 6 December 1926, this jury was censured by the presiding judge, Rufus Foster, for leaking a sealed letter to the press, which was written by de S. Trenholm and intended to be read only by Foster.[1][2] The jury was ordered by Foster to deliver any indictments they had found within three days, at which point they would be dismissed.[1][2] The incident was reported in the 6 December 1926 issue of the New York Chronicle.[1][2]

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