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Kappa Psi and Nu Sigma Phi fraternities. Club: Ards-
ley. Residence (summer): Bellevue Farms, Mt. Sid-
ney, Va. Address: 40 E. 41st (St., N. Y. City.

BELL, GEORGE NELSON

Civil eng'r; >b. Brooklyn, N. Y., May 28, 1S59; s. A.
N. and Julia Ann (Hamlin) Bell; ed. St. John's Sch.,
Manlius. N. Y., 1S73-1875; Kansas State Univ., 1876-
1877; Sch. of Mines, Columbia Coll., 1879-1SS1; m. King-
ston N Y., Dec. 16, 1896, Lizzie Eichler; children:
Marion Eichler. lb. 1S97; Adolph Nelson, b. 1900; Hamlin,
b 1904; George Frith, b. 1906. Started business ca-
reer in Newport, R. I., 1881. as ass't U. S. Eng'r Corps;
in private practice as civil and sanitary eng r, New-
port. R. I., 1883-1886; Philadelphia, 1S87-1S90; South-
west Virginia, 1891-1892; ass't eng'r on fortification
work, U. S. Gov't, 1893-1895; cement mf'r in Ulster
Co., 1896-1897; eng'r for U. B. 'Gov't at Fort Hamilton,
1S97-1S98; since 1S99, in practice at Kingston, N. 1
city eng'r. Kingston, N. Y., 1900-1901. Democrat;
Episcopalian. Mem. B. P. O. Elks. Club: Rondout.
Address: Kingston, N. Y.

BELL, GORDON KNOX

Lawyer; b. N. Y. City, Feb. 19, 1871; s. Edward
Rogers and Eliza N. (Soutter) Bell; ed. Groton Sch.,
HaTvard. A.B., magna cum laude, 1893, DL.B., 1S96;
m. South Salem, N. Y., May 11, 1S99, Marian Mason
Crafts; one son: Gordon Knox Bell, Jr., ib. 1902. Ad-
mitted to N. Y. Bar, 1S97. Republican. Mem. N. Y.
Co. Com. from 29th Assembly Dist. Mem. N. Y. Bar
Ass'n, St. Nicholas Soc, Phi Beta Kappa Alumni. Mem.
B'd Dirs. Am. Soc. for Prevention of Cruelty to Ani-
mals, B'd Mg'rs House of Refuge, Randall's Island.
Clulbs: Union, University, Harvard, Tuxedo, Turf and
Field. Address: 20 Exchange PI., N. Y. City.

BELL, HELENE S.

(Mrs. Clark Bell); b. Wheeler, Steuben Co., N. Y.;
d. Edric s. and Alemna (Seamon) Taylor; ed. Pitts-
burgh (N. Y.) Acad.; m. Sept. 8, 1857, Clark Bell;
children: Kate, Carrie Helene (wife of John F. Mc-
Clain). Has traveled extensively in Europe and this
country. Mem. Broadway Tabernacle Congregational
Ch. Mem. Woman's Health Protective Ass'n. Club:
Sorosis. Address: 102 W. 84th St.. N. Y. City; (coun-
try) "Bell View Farms, Dundee, N. Y.
BELLAMY, FREDERICK P.

Lawyer; b. 1847; s. R. K. and Maria Louise (Put-
nam) Bellamy: ed. Union Coll., Schenectady, N. Y.;
m. Dec. 3, 1879, Blanche Wilder; one son: Frederick



Wilder b. 1887. Mem. Delta Kappa Epsilon frater-
nity; trustee Coll. City of N. Y., Packer Inst., Brook-
lyn Clubs: Century Ass'n. Lawyers <N. I.), Ham ,V".
ton Twentieth Century (Brooklyn). Residence: 260
Henry St., Brooklyn Heights. Address: 1 Liberty St.,
L'u4 Montague .St., Brooklyn, X. Y.

BELLOWS, GEORGE WESLEY

Artist; b. Columbus, O., 1882; s. George and Anna
Bellows; ed. Ohio State Univ. and N. Y. School of
Art; was a pupil of Robert Henri; m. Emma L. Story.
Is represented in collections of Pa. Acad, of Fine
Arts, Philadelphia; Met. Museum of Art, N. Y.; To-
ledo (O.) Museum of Art; Savannah (Ga.) Museum of
Art; Nat. Arts Club, N. Y.; Columbus (O.) Art Ass'n.
Asso. mem. Nat Academy of Design since 1909; elected
mem. May 15, 1913; mem. Soc. Am. Painters and Sculp-
tors; hon. life mem. Nat. Arts Club. Address: 146 E.
19th St., N. Y. City.

BELMONT, ALVA E. SMITH

(Mrs. O. K. P. Belmont); d. Murray F. and Phcebe
Smith; ed. in France; m. 1st, 1874, William K. Van-
derbilt; 2d, 1896, Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont; chil-
dren: Consuelo (Duchess of Marlborough), b. 1877;
William K., Jr., b. 1879; Harold S., b. 1884. Is actively
Interested in woman suffrage movements, children's
homes, hosps. and other charitable work. Address:
477 Madison Av., N. Y. City.

BELMONT, AUGUST

Banker; b. N. Y. City, Feb. 18, 1853; s. late August
and Caroline Slidell (Perry) Belmont; ed. Rectory Sch.,
Hamden, Conn.; Phillips Exeter Acad., and Harvard
Univ., grad. A.B., 1874; m. 1st, 1S81, Bessie H. Morgan
(died 1893); m. 2d, 1910, Eleanor Robson. Entered
father's banking house, 1875; now head of firm of Au-
gust Belmont & Co., bankers, which, in addition to its
own large interests, is the accredited representative of
Rothschilds in America. Also chm'n of B'd of Directors
of Interborough-Met. Co., and Interborough Rapid
Transit Co., which he organized and guided as its pres.
through construction and operation of Subway for
first five years; dir. Louisville & Nashville R. R.; former
chm'n of B'd; dir. Nat. Park Bank and many other
corp'ns. Mem. Nat. Civic Federation (was pres.). Dem-
ocrat. Clu'bs: Am. Kennel (pres.), Jockey (chm'n),
Union, Knickerbocker, Manhattan, Country, N. Y. Ath-
letic (former pres.). Residence (summer) : Hempstead,
L. I., (city): 44 E. 34th St. Address: 43 Exchange
Place, N. Y. City.

BELMONT, PERRY

Lawyer, capitalist; b. N. Y. City, Dec. 28, 1S51; eldest
s. late August Belmont, financier; grad. Harvard, A.B.
(sp'l honors in history and polit. economy), 1872; course
in civil law, Univ. of Berlin; Columbia Law Sch., LL.B.,
1876; m. 1899, Jessie Robbins. Admitted to bar, 1S76;
practised law until 1881; elected to Congress from 1st
N. Y. Dist., 4 consecutive terms, 18S1-18S9; chm'n Com.
on Foreign Affairs, 1885-1888; U. S. Minister to Spain,
18S8-1S89; insp. gen. with rank of major, First Div ,
2d Army Corps, U. S. V., 189S. Democrat. Dir. of sev-
eral corp'ns. Mem. Chamber of Commerce. Clubs:
Metropolitan, Knickerbocker, University, N. Y. Yacht,
Army and Navy, Jockey, Turf and Field, Coaching,
Tilden, Nat. Democratic, Manhattan, Union. Address:
5S0 Fifth Av., N. Y. City.

BELMORE, BRUCE WEATHERBY

Lawyer; b. Princeton, Washington County, Me., July
28, 1873; s. Daniel Thomas and Flora C. (Pike) Bel-
more; ed. Phillips Exeter Acad., 1S92; Harvard Coll..
A.B., 1S96; Harvard Law Sch., LL.B., 1898; unmarried.
Engaged in practice of law since 1S9S. Sec. Cross
Austin & Ireland Lumber Co. Republican; Episco-
palian. Club: University (Brooklyn). Address: 1246
Grand St., Brooklyn, N. Y.

BELZNER, THEODORE

Civil eng'r and city surveyor; b. N. Y. City, Feb. 4,
1S79; s. Julius Christian and Elizabeth (Heim) Belz-
ner; grad. public schs., 1S93; student Cooper Union
Scientific Sch., 1896-1S97; took course of bridge eng'ring
from Internat. Correspondence Sch., 1S97; m. N. Y.
Citv, March 25, 1903, Helen Nelson Davenport. Appt'd
city surveyor, City of N. Y., Oct. 12, 1S97, by Mayor
Strong; now bridge insp of maintenance, construction
and insp. of steel, Williamsburg Bridge, Dep't of
Bridges, City of N. Y. Began eng'ring | lei

T. G. Smith, civil eng'r, architect an 93-

1898' in detailing many buildings w m-

demned by City of N. Y.; made perse 300

separate reports regarding conditions con-

struction, on eng'ring work, private a I ur-

veys, etc.; topographical draftsman, C - :

to' John F. O'Rourke. contracting 61
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Line R. K.; I". S. Insp. dyke repairing, Manasquan In-
let, N. J.; architect sup't with :ai Lowinson, archi-
tect and eng'r; V. S. Insp. lock and dam construction,
Warrior River, Ala.; Jan., 1901-April, 1907, insp. ma-
sonry, assigned to steel com on, N. Y. Rapid Tran-
sit R. R. Comm'n, in charge Of construction as insp.
of erection of large pari >i beam tunnel from City Hall
to 33d St., Manhattan Valley Viaduct < ', mile long),
Side Viaduct (over 3$j miles long), reinforced
concrete inspection shed, West Farms, N. v.; West Side
Vladuet (l 1 - miles long) and Harlem Ship Canal
Bridge at Kingsbridge; West Side Viaduct Extension,
steel foundation Van Cortlandt Park extension; April,
1967-March, 1909, insp. of steel Blackwells Island
Bridge (No. 1), and since March, 1909, bridge insp. and
insp. of steel, Williamsburg Bridge, and insp.-ln-
charge of strengthening of end spans of W illiamsburg
Bridge; former private, X. V. Signal Corps, N. >',. X. \.
Lutheran. Junior Am. Soc. Civil Eng'rs (elected Oct.
"'. 1897); elected asso. Am. Soc. Civil Eng'rs, -May ;;.
1910; also mem. Technical League. Recreations: Ath-
letics (of all sorts). Residence: ion; W. 1 ::.", tli St.. X.
Y. City. Address: Broadway & Kent At, Brooklyn,
X. Y.

BEMAN, SAMUEL A.

Jurist; b. Chateaugay, X - . Y.. Aug. 21, 1843; capt, 27th
Separate Co., N. G. N. Y.; mem. B'tl Ed'n; mem. Assem-
bly; county judge and surrogate, Franklin Co., X". Y.
Address: Malone, X. Y.

BEMENT. LOUIS C.

Merchant; b. Cortland, N. Y., Oct. 29, 1S65 ; s. Lewis
H. and Phoebe (Morehouse) Bement; ed. Ithaca public
schs.; m. Ithaca, X T . Y., Oct. 11, 1888, Addie Belle Taber.
.Mem. Peary Relief Expd'n to N. Greenland, 1901. Pres.
L. C. Bement, Inc. Clubs: Arctic, Am. Explorers. Ad-
dress: 142 E. State St., Ithaca, N. Y.

BEMIS, EDWARD W.

Economist; b. Springfield, Mass., Apr. 7, 1SO0; s.
Daniel W. and Mary Wood (Tinker) Bemis; grad. Am-
herst Coll., A.B., 1SS0, A.M., 1SS4; Ph.D. Johns Hopkins
Univ., 1S85; m. Oct. 2S, 1SS9, Annie Louise Sargent.'
Prof, history and polit. economy, Vanderbilt Univ.,
1889-1892; asso. prof, social economics, University of
Chicago, until 1S95; ass't statistician 111. Bureau of
Labor Statistics, 1S96; prof, economic science and his-
tory, Kansas State Agr'l Coll., 1897-1S99; sup't water
dep't Cleveland. O, 1901-1909; deputy comm'r of water
supply, gas and electricity, X. Y. City, 1910. Assisted
Chicago in adjusting gas and telephone rates, the State
of Md. in gas and elec. light rate case; a business
organization in Baltimore in telephone case; cities of
Paterson and Passaic, N. J., in gas rate case; Des
Moines in gas case, and in valuation of water works
for purchase, and many other cities in public utility
cases. Now engaged in assisting St. Paul, Minn., in
fixing rates for gas, electric light and steam heating;
Springfield, LI., in gas case; Schenectady, N. Y., in
street r'y and water cases; State of Mass. in gas case,
and Mason City, la., in gas and elec. light case. Author:
Municipal Monopolies, 1899; Municipal Ownership of
Gas Works in the U. S., 1891, and numerous papers and
articles on municipal gov't, etc. Address: 4300 Beacon
St., Boston, Mass. ,,

BENEDICT, A. L.

Physician; b. Buffalo, X T . Y., 1S65; s. Nathan Gregory
(Jr.) and Gracia Skinner (Smith) Benedict; grad. Univ.
of Mich., A.B.; Univ. of Buffalo, M.D.; Univ. of Pa.,
M.D.; Ohio Wesleyan Univ., A.M. Appt'd to U. S.
Marine Hosp. Service, 1S90, but did not serve; held
various teaching positions in professional schools, in-
cluding professorship in physiology, in Dental Dep't,
Univ. of Buffalo. 1S96-1901; sup't of ethnology. Pan-
Am. Exp'n, 1901; asso. editor, Philadelphia Med. and
Surg. Reporter, 1S95-1898, and editor, 1S90-1901, Am.
Therapist of N. Y. ; editor Buffalo Med. Journal since
1911. V.-p. Am. Acad. Medicine, 1902; councillor Am.
Gastro-enterologic Ass'n; mem. Am. Med. Ass'n (gold
medal in medicine); Med. Soc. State of N. Y. (twice
prize essayist); mem. Historical Soc; Soc. Natural
Sciences, Buffalo; Delta Upsilon fraternity (pres. Mich-
igan Chapter and Western N. Y. Alumni Ass'n). Recre-
ation: American archaeology. Club: University. Ad-
dress: 228 Summer St., Buffalo, N. Y.

BENEDICT. ELLAS CORNELIUS

Stock broker; b. Somers, N. Y., Jan. 24, 1834. Clerk
in st )ck brokerage and banking office of Corning &
Co., 3S49-1S57; in business for self .since 1S57. Orig-
inated the Gold Exchange Bank, which grew out of
the gold speculation of the '60s and '70s. Pres. Com-
mercial Acetylene Co., and Greenwich Construction Co.,
since Mav 1, 1853. Mem. N. Y. Stock Exchange since
June 6, 1863. Residence: 10 W. 51st St. Address: 80
Broadway, N. Y". City.



BENEDICT, HENRY HARPER

Retired mf'r; b, German Plats, N. v., Oct, '<. 1844;
prepared for coll. Little Falls Acad, and Fairfield
i id Hamilton Coll., 1869; m. Oct. 10, 18G7, Maria
Nellis, of fort Plain, X. Y. Midi confidential position
with E Remington & Sons, 1869-1882; mem. firm
Wyckoff, Seamans .^ Benedict since 1882; pres. since
1895; pn . Remington Typewriter Co., 1902-1918. Fel-
low Met. Museum of Art; mom. Chamber of Commerce,
Sons of Oneida, Long Island Hist. Soc, \. I-:. Soc, X. Y.
Hist. Soc, Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity; trustee
Hamilton Coll. and Brooklyn Inst, of Arts & Sciences.
i Mulis: Grolier, Union League, University, Republican,
Barnard. Lawyers, Rembrandt. Residence: 5 E. 75th
St., X. Y. City.

BENEDICT, JAMES SACKETT

American consul; b. Aure.ius, Cayuga Co., X". Y..
March 5, 1856; s. Newton and Asenath (Chapin) Bene-
dict; ed. public schools and private school, Washing-
ton, D. C; m. Washington, D. O, 1S79, Cora Blanche
Chase; children: Sallie Asenath (Mrs. Alfred F. Tom-
lins), b. 18S0; Mary Chase, graduate nurse of Auburn
(N. Y.) City Hospital, b. 1882. Draftsman and clerk 4
years, in architect's office, Washington, D. C; received
temporary apptm't in Engineer's Office, War Dep't;
consular agent, Stratford, Ont., 1879-1SS7; commercial
agent at Moncton, N. B., 1SS7-1S97; transferred to Com-
mercial Agency of Campbelltown, N. B.. Jan. 25, 1897;
on reorganization of Consular Service by Act of Con-
gress, April 5, 1906, appt'd Am. consul, Campbelltown,
N. B.; appt'd Am. consul at St. Johns, Newfoundland,
April 4, 1907. Episcopalian. Royal Arch Mason, Knight
Templar; charter mem. Ontario Grand Dodge of the
Royal Arcanum. Clubs: Campbelltown (Campbelltown,
New Brunswick)^ City (St. Johns, Newfoundland). Ad-
dress: Am. Consulate, St. Johns, Newfoundland.
BENEDICT, LEGRAND LOCKWOOD

Banker and broker; b. N. Y. City, Aug. 24, 1855; ed.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst.; m. 1881, Sarah Collier
Blaine. Clubs: Union, Rockaway Hunt, Automobile of
America, Turf & Field. Residence: 130 E. 67th St. Ad-
dress: 1 Wall St., X. Y. City.
BENEDICT, RUSSELL

Jurist; elected justice Supreme Court, 2nd dist., for
term expiring Dec. 31, 1925. Republican. Address:
104 Buckingham Road. Brooklyn, N. Y.
BENEDICT, WILLIAM LEONARD

Banker; b. Boston, Mass., Oct. 14, 1860; s. William
Gardner and Frances Otis (Wheeler) Benedict; ed.
Mass. Inst, of Technology, class 1880; m. Detroit, Mich..
April 7 1891. Maud Benson; children: William Leon-
ard. Jr., b. Feb. 7, 1S94 (died 1900); Edward Benson,
b. June 12, 1S96. Entered employ Kidder, Peabody &
Co., of Boston and N. Y., 1SS0; now mem. of firm.
Decorated bv Emperor of Japan, 1908, order of Sa-
cred Treasure. Mem. St. Nicholas Soc, N. E. Soc, May-
flower Soc, Soc of Colonial Wars, Sons of Revolu-
tion, Pilgrim Soc, N. E Geneal. Soc, Japan Soc. Clubs:
Metropolitan, Union League', Grolier, Sleepy Hollow
Country, Down Town Ass'n, Union (Boston). Resi-
dence: 960 Park Av. Address: 56 Wall St., N. Y. City.

BENJAMIN, GEORGE HILLARD

Consulting eng'r, patent expert and solicitor; b. N.
Y. City; s. Park and Mary (Western) Benjamin; ed.
Phillips Acad., Andover, Mass.; Union Coll., Schenec-
tady, N. Y.; Albany Med. Coll., M.D., 1875, and Univ.
of Freiburg, Germany, C.E., E.E., Ph.D.; also received
M.E. and LD.B. degrees; m. 1st, Ogdensburg, N. Y.,
1875, Jane M. Seymour; 2d, Buffalo, N. Y., 1899, Grace
H. Tremaine; children: Mrs. Edgar Lackland, Mrs. H.
H. Rogers, Jr., Rosalie de V. and. Benjamin. En-
gaged for 40 years as consulting eng'r for many iron,
steel, glass, copper and other mf'g industries: for 10
years consulting eng'r for Siemens Bros. & Co., Sie-
mens & Halske, London and Berlin; consulting erig'r
for most of the electrical firms of the world; con-
sulting eng'r to U. S. and foreign gov'ts on high ex-
plosives. Made a specialty of the investigation of
personal characteristics, student. of the Bertillon sys-
tem of measurements,- alienist and investigator along
lines connected with detection and prevention of
crime. Pres. Conn. Development Co. Mem. Royal Soc.
for Advancement of Science. Royal Geog.. Soc and
many electrical societies in U. S. and Europe. Recre-
ation: Yacht (Day Dream). Clubs: Union League (N.
Y.), Metropolitan (Washington). Residence: 20 W.
11th St. Address: 66 Broadway, X. Y. City.

BENJAMIN, MARCUS

Editor, U. s. Nat. Museum; b. San Francisco, Calif.,
Jan. 17. 1S57; s. Edmund Burke and Sarah (Mitchell)
Benjamin: father was a merchant of high reputation
in San Francisco and later in N. Y. City; ed. Coll.
City of N. Y., Columbia Univ. (chemical course), Ph.B.',



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WHO'S WHO IN NEW YORK



1878; honorary degrees of A.M., Lafayette Coll., 1888;
Ph.D., Univ. of Nashville, 1889; So.D., Univ. of Pitts-
burgh. 1905; LL.D, St. Johns, 1910; in. June 16, 1892,
Carolyn, a. of J. Loring Gilbert, of N. Y. City, in
business pursuits lour years; became editor Am,
Pharmacist, I ^2, and later of its successor, the Week-
l. Drug News; chemist in the U. S. Laboratory in
Appraiser's Store, N. Y. City, 1883; sanitary eng'r N.
Y. City B'd of Health, 1SS5 ; lecturer on chemistry, N.
Y. Woman's Med. Coll., 1886; wrote articles on min-
eral paints in Mineral Resources of the (J. S., 1882-
1885; contb'r to Appleton's Annual Cyclopedia, 1883-
1902; on editorial staffs Cyclopedia of Am. Biography,
1886-188S; Standard Dictionary, 1S91-1894; Johnson's
Universal Cyclopedia, 1895; Encyclopaedic Dictionary,
189C; Am. Educator, 1897; Internat. Year Book, 1899-
1902; New Internat. Encyclopaedia, 1900-1903; New In-
ternat. Year Book, since 1907; editor-in-chief Apple-
ton's New Practical Cyclopedia (6 vols., 1910). Editor
Appleton's Dictionary of N. Y., 1890; Handbook of
Winter Resorts, 1890-1896; Handbook of Summer Re-
sorts, 1891-1897; Gen. Guide of the U. S., 1891-1902;
Canadian Guide Book, 1895-1S9S; revised edition of
Picturesque America, 1894; May Time (a collection
of poems), 1899; Some Noted Paintings of Artists of
To-day, 1902; Washington During War Time, 1902.
Translator of Bertholet's Explosive Materials, 1883.
Since 1S96, editor of Proceedings, Bulletins and An-
nual Reports, U. S. Nat. Museum. Contb'r to Scien-
tific Am., Popular Science Monthly, The Chautauquan
and other popular magazines. Author: Braddock's
Rock, a Studv in Local History, 1S99: Memoir of Rear
Admiral Francis Asbury Roe, 1903; A Memorial of
John Henry Boner, 1905; John Bidwell, Pioneer, a
Sketch of His Career, 1906, etc. 'Mem. Jury of Awards.
World's Columbian Exp'n, 1893; Tennessee Centennial
Exp'n, 1897; Trans-Mississippi Exp'n, 1898; Pan-Amer-
ican Exp'n, 1901; South Carolina Interstate Exp'n,
1902; Louisiana Purchase Exp'n, 1904; Jamestown
Exp'n, 1907. Episcopalian. Mem. Council of Wash.
(P. E.) Cathedral, 1911; mem. Com. of one hundred
on Celebration of Centenary of Anglo-Am. Peace, at
National Capitol, 1912. Mem. U. S. Assay Comm'n.
1896. 1899, 1904. 1906, 1912. Sec. of Section of Tech-
nical Chemistry, Internat. Congress of Arts and Sci-
ences. St. Louis. 1904; mem. Hudson-Fulton Celebra-
tion Com.; life fellow London Chem. Soc, A. A. A. S.
(v.-p. and acting pres., 1899, local sec. Washington
meeting, 1903); mem. Am. Chem. Soc. Soc. Chem. In-
dustry, Nat. Geog. Soc. Phi Beta Kappa. Sigma Xi.
Tau Beta Pi, gov. Soc. Colonial Wars. 1905-1907; pres.
Soc. War of 1812. 1898-1908; sec. Sons of the Revolu-
tion, 1904-1907. in Dist. of Columbia; pres. Alumni
Ass'n of Columbia Univ. in Dist. of Col.; honorary
mem. Ladies' Hermitage Ass'n, and of Wachovia Hist.
Soc. of N. C. Clubs: Authors (N. Y. City), Cosmos
(Washington. D. C). Residence: 1703 Q St. Official
address: U. S. National Museum, Washington, D. C.

BENJAMIN, PARK

Patent lawyer, author; b. N. Y. City, May 11. 1849;
s. Park Benjamin (poet), and Mary (Western) Ben-
jamin; grad. Trinity Sch., N. Y. City, 1862: U. S. Naval
Acad., 1S68; m. Yonkers, N. Y., 1891. Ida E. Crane.
Made several cruises; was with Arlm'l Farragut, Eu-
ropean station, 1868; promoted ensign, 1S68, and re-
signed, 1869. Grad. Albany Law Sch., LL.B., 1870;
admitted to bar same year; Ph.D., Union Coll., 1877.
Asso. editor Scientific American, 1872-1878; is scien-
tific expert and counsel in patent matters. Editor-in-
chief Appleton's Cyclopedia of Applied Mechanics,
1878-1891. Asso. mem. Soc. Naval Architects and Ma-
rine Eng'rs: foreign mem. British Chartered Inst, of
Patent Agents, mem. Am. Inst. Elec. Eng'rs. Author
numerous books' and magazine contributions. Was
first to advocate U. S. Naval Reserve. Collected with
R M. Thompson and E. J. Berwind. valuable library
'of rare 'works relating to electricity, and presented it
to I', K. Naval Acad. Has been counsel to leading in-
ventors and corp'ns in various proceedings and litiga-
tions. Residence: 270 W. 73d St.. and Barnacle, West
in :.ton Beach, L. I. Office: 1G5 Broadway, N. Y.

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BENJAMIN, WALTER ROMEYN

Publisher; b. Guilford, Conn., Sept. 24, 1854; s. Park
and Mary ]'.r<>wer (Western) Benjamin; grad. Union
Coll., A.B. 1874; A.M., 1S77: m. N. Y. City, Nov. 1,
1899, Rachele Maria Carolina Toussaint de Saint
Seigne, Baroness de Saint Seigne; children: Park, t>.
1900; Ottavia, Clelia, Maria Victoria. Journalist in
Schenectadj and Saratoga: 11 years on N. Y. Sun. pub-
lisher and edltOT of The Collector: collector of his-
torical documents since 1SS7. Republican; formerly
men. Rep Co Com. X. Y. city. Catholic. Formerly
historian S. A. R. : mem. National Union. Address: 225
Fifth Aw, X, Y. City.



BENKARD, JOHN PHILIP

Banker; b. Paris, Prance, Oct. 30, lt>72; s. James
ami Fanny G. (Horton) Benkard; grad. St. Mark's
Sch.. Columbia Univ., A.B., 1894; m. N. Y. City, Dec.
12, 1902, Julia Olin; children: Phyllis, b. 1903; Elsie, b.
1905. Senior partner in firm J. P. Benkard & Co.
Capt. 12th N. Y. Vols., in War with Spain. Capt. on
Guv's staff, X. Y., 1905-1907. Episcopalian. Mem.
Delta Phi fraternity. Clubs: Knickerbocker, Tuxedo.
I. nee: 43 E. 31st St. Address: 80 Broadway, N. Y.
City.
BENNET, WILLIAM S.

Lawyer; b. Port Jervis, N. Y\, Nov. 9, 1870; s. James
and Alice Leonora (Stiles) Bennet; grad. Albany Law
Sch., LL.B., (honor man), 1892; m. Gertrude Witschief;
children: Augustus W. Sarah A., Mary Florence, Edna
Grace. Official reporter Orange Co. (X". Y.) B'd of
Supervisors, 1892-1893; mem. Assembly, 1901-1902;
municipal court judge, N. Y. City, 1903; representative
59th and 60th Congresses from 17th Dist., N. Y., 1905-
1909, and re-elected to 61st Congress in 1908. Mem.
Immigration Comm'n. Republican; Presby'n. Mem.
State Bar Ass'n, Medico-Legal Soc. Clubs: Republi-
can. City, Delta Chi. Address: 60 Wall St., X. Y. City.

BENNETT, CHARLES EDWIN

Prof. Latin, Cornell Univ.; b. Providence, R. I., April
6, 1858; s. James L. and Lucia (Dyer) Bennett; grad.
Brown Univ., A.B., 1878; grad. student Harvard Univ..
1881-1882: Leipzig, Berlin, Heidelberg, .1882-1884
iLitt.D.. Brown. 1904); m. Lincoln. Neb , June 29, 1886.
Margaret Gale Hitchcock; children: Margaret, b. 1887:
Lawrence, b. 1888; Harold, b. 1891; Helen, b. 1894.
Principal public sch., Milton, Fla.. 1S7S-1879; classi-
cal master. Sing Sing. X. Y.. 1879-1881; head prep,
dep't, Univ. of Xeb., 1884-1889; prof. Latin, Univ. of
Wis., 1889-1891; prof, classical philology. Brown Univ..
1891-1892; prof. Latin. Cornell Univ., from 1892. Dem-
ocrat. Mem. Am. Philol. Ass'n, Delta Upsilon. Edited:
Xenophon's Hellenica, 1892; Tacitus Dialogus de Ora-
toribus. 1894; Cicero, De Senectute, 1897; Oe Amicitia.
1897; The Characters of Theophras'.us, 1902; Caesar.
De Bello Gallico, 1903; Cicero, Selected Orations. 1904;
The Eneid of Virgil, 1905. Author: Bennett's Latin
Grammar, 1895, and Appendix, 1895; Latin Composi-
tion, 1896; The Foundations of Latin, is:<8; Critique of
Some Recent Subjunctive, Theories, 1898; The Quan-
titative Reading of Latin Poetry. 1899; The Teach-
ing of Greek and Latin in Secondary Schools, 1900;
Sounds and Inflections of the Cyprian Dialect, 1888:
Latin Lessons, 1901; Preparatory Latin Writer. 1905:
Latin Language, 1906; Latin Grammar, revised edi-
tion, 1908; Syntax of Earlv Latin. 1911. Editor Cor-
nell Studies in Classical Philology. Pres. (1909) Am.
Philol. Ass'n. Address: Ithaca. N. Y.
BENNETT, CHARLES EMMETT

Banker; b. Ticonderoga, X T . Y.. June 1, 1844: s.
Charles H. and Betsey L. (Bailey) Bennett; ed. Ti-
conderoga Acad.; m. N. Y. City. Oct. 1908, Mrs. Carrie
Parker. Taught sch. until 1870; druggist until 1882;
in mercantile business until 1SS4. One of organizers
and pres. since 1SS4. First Xat. Bank. Sup't Municipal
Water Supply until 1S90. Republican: Congregation-
alism Mason. Dir. Moses Hosp. Recreations: Boat-
ing, driving. Address: Ticonderoga, N. Y.
BENNETT, CHARLES GOODWIN

Born Dec. 11, 1S63, and has always resided in old
Bennett homestead, 1090 Gates Av.. Brooklyn; ed. in
Brooklyn schs, LL.B., Univ. of State of NY Mem.
law firm Daniels & Bennett. Bennett Bldg., N. T. City.
Trustee Kings Co. Savings Inst., Chm'n B'd Broadwav
and Gates Branch of the Mechanics Bank of Brooklyn.



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