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1870, M.S., 1873; Laifavette Coll., LL.D., 1904: Columbia,
Sc.D.. 1904; m. Brooklyn, Feb. 14, 1873, Hannah W.
Bensel. Since 1870 engaged in business as mf'g
chemist; also copper refiner and smelter; now chm'n
B'd Gen. Chemical Co., pres. Nichols Copper Co.,
Granby Consolidated Mining, Smelting & Power Co.;
v.-p. Corn Exchange Bank; dir. Nichols Chem. Co.
(Ltd); chm'n of Poly. Inst., Brooklyn; trustee Title
Guarantee and Trust Co., The Hoagland Laboratory;
dir. Gen. Development Co., Mexican Internat. R. R. Co.,
Nat. Railways of Mexico, Pittsburgh Steel Co., Phos-
phate Mining Co., Read Phosphate Co., State Realty &
Mortgage Co., Miami Copper Co. Republican; Congre-
gationalist. Mem. Am. Chem. Soc, Soc. Chem. In-
dustry (pres. 1904-1905), Canadian Mining Inst.,
Electro-Chem. Soc, A.A.A.S., N. Y. Chamber of Com-
merce, Past pres. Internat. Congress of Applied Chem-
istry. Commendatore of Crown of Italy, 1912. Clubs:
Down Town, City Midday, N. Y. Yacht, Chemists (N.
Y. City), Hamilton, University (N. Y.), Nassau Country,
Oakland (S. C). Residence: 353 Clinton Av., Brooklyn.
Address: 25 Broad St., N. Y. City.

NICHOLS, WILLIAM H., JR.

Mining eng'r; b. Brooklyn, N. Y. ; s. William H. and
Hannah W. (Bensel) Nichols; grad. Brooklyn Poly.
Inst, Columibia Univ.; m. Brooklyn. Oct. 28. 1896, Rose
Tilden; children: Francis T., b. 1902; Marian, b. 1904.
Dir. and auditor Nichols Copper Co.; dir., v.-p. and
gen. mg'r Gen. Chem. Co.; dir. and sec Nichols Chem.
Co., Ltd., Madoc Mining Co., Chem. Trading Co., Union
Trust Co.. Corn Products Refining Co.; mem. Advisory
B'd, Title Guarantee and Trust Co., Mf'g Branch.
Presby'n. Mem. Am. Inst. Mining Eng'rs, Soc. of Chem.
Industry, Am. Chem. Soc; trustee Brooklyn Children's
Aid Soc. Clubs: Hamilton, Heights Casino, Nassau
Country, Columbia University, Chemists, Piping Rock.
Residence: 361 Clinton Av., Brooklyn. N. Y. Address:
25 Broad St., N. Y. City.



NICHOLS, WILLIAM WALLACE

Engineer; b. N. Y. City, Nov. 17, 1860; s. Edward E.
and Anma Maria (Macauley) Nichols; grad. Yale, Ph.B.,
1884, M.E., 1886; m. St. Louis, Mo., April 6, 1896, Mary
Elizabeth Hill; one d.: Marian, b. Feb. 20, 1897. In
motive power dep't, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati
& Indianapolis R. R, Cleveland. O., 1885-1886; ass't
master mechanic and sup't telegraph, Chicago, Bur-
lington & Quincy R. R., 1886-1890; sup't Chicago Tele-
phone Co., 1890-1893; instr. mech. eng'ring, Yale, 1893-
1900; ass't mg'r, Baltimore Copper Smelting and Re-
fining Co., 1900-1904: v.-p. Allis- Chalmers Co., 1904;
dir. Allis-Chalmers-Bullock Co., Ltd, U. S. Trenching
Machine Co. Independent Republican; Episcopalian.
Mem. Am. Soc. Mech. Eng'rs. Clubs: Yale, Harvard,
Engineers, N. Y. Railway. Address: 30 Church St.,
N. Y. City.

NICKERSON, HIRAM ROBERT

Railroad official; b. Wayne, Me., Dec. 13, 1853: s.
Hiram S. a.nd Mary Jane (Smith) Nickerson; ed. Maine
Wesleyan Sem., Kent's Hill, Me.; Westbrook (Me.) Sem.;
m. Nortonville, Kan., Dec. 28. 1876, Margaret A. Mahan;
children: Robert Alden, b. 1879; Ruby Louise, b. 1881.
Was employed by Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe R'y
Co. in various capacities, 1872-1894; v.-p. and gen. mg'r
Mexican Central R'y, Lt'd, with headquarters in City
of Mexico, 1894-1907. Pres. Rio Grande. Sierre Madre
& Pacific R'y, 1907-1910; now pres. South Atlantic &
Western R. R. ; dir. Mexican Nat. Construction Co.
Address: 149 BToadway, New York City.

NICOLL, DE LANCEY

Lawyer; b. Shelter Island, N. Y., June 24, 1854;
s. Solomon Townsend Nicoll (successful East India tea
merchant of N. Y. City) and Charlotte Ann (Nicoll)
Nicoll (cousins); descendant from Mathias Nicoll, grad-
uate o*f Cambridge and lawyer of the Middle Temple,
who came to America in 1664 with his uncle. Sir Rich-
ard Nicoll (the first English governor of N. Y.), and
was mayor of N. Y. City 1671, speaker of First
Colonial Assembly 1683, and first judge of the N. Y.
Court of Oyer and Terminer; ed. Flushing Inst., Che-
shire (Conn.) Acad., St. Paul's Sch., Concord, N. H
Princeton Coll., A.B., gumma cum laude, 1874, and
Columbia Law Sch.; m. Ossining, N. Y., Dec 11, 1890,
Maud, d. Lieut. Richard Cuyler Churchill, 4th Art'y,
U. S. A.; children: De Lancey, Jr., Josephine Churchill.
Clerk in law office of Clarkson N. Potter until admis-
sion to bar, 1876; then formed law partnership with
Walter D. Edmunds. Ass't dist. att'y of N. Y. County
under Randolph B. Martine, 1885-1888; then in law
firm of Dickerson. Nicoll & Brown. Unsuccessful can-
didate for dist. att'y on Rep. and Independent tickets,
1887; elected on Dem. ticket 1891, and served 1892-1894;
since then senior of law firm of Nicoll. Anable & Lind-
say. Mem. Constitutional Conv., 1894. Successfully
handled, among others, the case of the Aldermanic
prosecution for bribery connected with the Broadway
R. R. franchise; People v. Jahne; People v. O'Neil;
People v. McQuade; People v. Sharp; wills of Joseph
Richardson, Gen. Samuel Thomas and Russell Sage;
litigation of the Interborough Rapid Transit Co. of
N. Y. and the American Tobacco Co. Clubs: Union
Metropolitan, Tuxedo, Racquet, Riding, University.
Manhattan, Princeton, Nat. Democratic. Residence:
23 E. 39th St. Address: 31 Nassau St., N. Y. City.

NICOLL, JAMES CRAIG

Artist; b. N. Y. City. Nov. 22, 1846; s. John W. and
Elizabeth P. (Craig) Nicoll; ed. Quackenbos Sch., N. Y.
City; studied art under M. F. H. de Haas and Kruse-
man van Elten; m. N. Y. City, 1873, Cora A. Noble (now
deceased); children: Emily R., John Howard. Faneher,
Craig. Made many sketches of scenes along the Atlan-
tic Coast, both in oils and water colors. Made his first
exhibit at Nat. Acad. Design in 1S6S; since then at
many exb'ns; gold medal New Orleans Exp'n, 1885.
also awards at Paris Exp'n, 1900, Boston Prize Fund,
etc. Elected associate, 1S80, academician, 1S85, Nat.
Acad. Design; has been its sec. and is now mem. of its
council: founder, 10 years sec. and now pres. Am.
Water Color Soc; mem Artists' Fund Soc. (pres. 1887),
N. Y. Etching Club (several years sec). Artists' Aid Soc.
Mem. and sec. Jury of Award on Painting. World's Co-
lumbian Exp'n. Independent in politics. Episcopalian.
Recreation: Golf. Club: Century. Address: 51 W. 10th
St., N. Y. City.

NICOLSON, JOHN

Lawyer; b. Brooklyn, N. Y Feb. 14, 1866; s. John
(formerly of Berwick, Scotland) and Matilda (Hall)
Nicolson. formerly of Birmingham, Eng. ; grad. Univ.
of Va., B. D., 1892; m. N. Y. City, Alma F. Durant. d.
late John L. Durant. Dived In Savannah, Ga., until
1S97. Admitted to Georgia bar 1892; practised there
until 1S97 and then removed to N. Y. City, where has



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since practised. Served in N.G.N.Y., Squadron A,
now hon. mem. Progressive; mem. Fifth Ave. Pres-
by'n Ch., and Chm'n of B'd of Deacons. Mem. Com.
of Mg'mt, West Side Y. M. C. A.; Trustee, Federation
of Churches; treas. Evangelical Com. of N. Y. City;
chm'n City Club Com. of Affairs Borough of Manhattan.
Mem. Soc. Arts and Sciences, Met. Museum of Art, Mu-
seum Nat. History, Acad, of Political Science, Inst, of
Arts and Sciences, Presbyterian Union, Peace Soc,
Ass'n Bar City of N. Y., N. Y. County Lawyers' Ass'n,
N. Y. State Bar Ass'n. Am. Bar Ass'n, Southern Soc.
Clubs: City; Lawyers'; Squadron A. Residence: 309
W. 93d st. Address: 32 Nassau St., N. Y. City.
NIEHAUS, CHARLES HENRY

Sculptor; b Cincinnati, Ohio, Jan. 24, 1S55; s. John
Conrad and Sophia Wilhelmina (Block) Nlehaus; ed.
McMieken Sch. of Art, Cincinnati (first prize); Royal
Acad., Munich, Bavaria (first prize, medal and di-
ploma); m. N. Y. City, Aug. 3, 1900. Regina Armstrong.
Studied in Rome, Italy, four years; one year in Man-
chester, England, after three years spent at. Royal
Acad., Munich. Elected asso. 1892, academician 1906,
Nat. Acad. Design: mem. Architectural League of
America, Nat. Art Club, Nat. Sculpture Soc; received
medals, 1S93, Chicago; gold medals, Buffalo 1901,
Charleton 1902, St. Louis 1904. Important works:
Hahnemann Monument (Washington). Statues: In-
galls, Garfield, Allen, Morton (in rotunda of Capitol),
Drake Monument (Titusville, Pa.), Forrest equestrian
(Memphis, Tenn.), Trinity Historical Doors (N. Y. City),
Pediment Appellate Court (N. Y. City), Louis IX,
equestrian (St. Louis, Mo.); statues of McKinley, Lin-
coln and Farragut (Muskegon, Mich.), McKinley, for
tomb (Canton, Ohio), Harrison (Indianapolis, Ind.),
Louis IX (St. Louis); pediment, Ky. State Capitol;
busts of Hon. Chas. Hackley, Public Library, Muske-
gon, Mfch. ; Rev. Dr. Collier for Cooper Union, N. Y.
City; Robt. Blum, Museum of Art, Cincinnati, O. ; H. H.
Rogers, Joseph Jefferson, N. Y. City; statues of Abra-
ham Lincoln, for Buffalo Hist. Soc; James W. Beards-
ley, for City of Bridgeport, Conn.; Gov. Wm. Goebel,
for Frankfort. Ky., and Gov. Wm. Goebel for the Capi-
tol at Frankfort, Ky., for which the Legislature ap-
propriated $20,000; also the John Paul Jones Monu-
ment for Washington, D. C, awarded by Nat. Gov't.
Address: New Rochelle, N. Y.
NIEL, EDWARD A.

Railroad official; b. Selma, Ala., July 3, 1865; s. An-
drew J. and Elizabeth (Peake) Niel; ed. Dallas Acad.,
Selma, Ala., grad. high sch.; m. Birmingham, Ala., June
18, 1890, Flora Stewart; children: Flora, b. 1891; Ed-
ward, b. 1S93. Entered railroad service, June, 1878, as
office boy; soon became telegraph operator, train dis-
patcher, train master, chief clerk to sup't, chief clerk
to ass't gen. freight and passenger agent. Appt'd
gen freight and passenger agent Mobile & Birming-
ham R. R., Oct., 1894; entered service of Southern R'y
Co., Jan. 1899, as ass't gen. freight agent at Washing-
ton, D. C; promoted to position of gen. freight agent,
July, 1899; accepted service with Atlantic and N. C.
R. R., Oct., 1904, as traffic mg'r and resigned June 1,
1905, to become traffic mg'r of the Buffalo & Susque-
hanna R'v at Buffalo, N. Y., having charge also of
Buffalo, Attica & Arcade R.R., in same capacity; dir. of
latter road; v. -p. Keystone Stores Co.; traffic mg'r New
Orleans-Great Northern R. R., also Brookhaven &
Pearl River R. R.; resigned Mar. 1, 1911. to manage
mining interest in the West; entered service of the
Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh R'y as coal freight
agent, Feb. 1, 1912, in charge of coal, coke, ore and
limestone traffic; also industrial dep't. Democrat;
Episcopalian. Mason; mem. B. P. O. Elks. Amateur
musician, for many years identified with musical socs.
in various cities; has frequently assisted in charitable
performances. Clubs: Rochester, Whist, Elks. Ad-
dress: 155 Main St., W., Rochester, N. Y.
NIES, JAMES BUCHANAN

Clergyman; b. Newark, N. J., 1856; s. S. and An-
toinette F. (Dandano) Nies; grad. Columbia Coll., A.B.,
1882, A.M., 1887, Ph.D., 1888; Gen. Theol. Sern., 1885;
m. Brooklyn, N. Y., 1891, Jeanie Dows Orr. Ordered
deacon, 1885, ordained priest, 1886, by Bishop H. C.
Potter, in Eoiscopal ministry. Formerly at Holy Trin-
ity Chapel, N Y. City, 1885-1886; St. John's Ch., Tucka-
hoe, N. Y., and St. John's Ch., Upper New Rochelle, N.
Y., 1886-1887; at Christ Chapel, Brooklyn, N. Y., 1887-
1893; rector Ch. of the Epiphany, Brooklyn. 1893-1898;
rector Christ Ch., Sharon, Conn., 1905-1907. Author:
Ur Dynasty Tablets. Field dir. Am. Sch. for Oriental
Study and Research, 1901-1902. Oriental traveler.
Address: Hotel St. George, Columbia Heights, Brook-
lyn, N. Y.
NiLES, WALTER LINDSAY

Physician; b. Lebanon, N. Y., Jan. 2, 1878; s. I. New-
ton and Harriet (Lindsay) Niles; ed. Cornell Univ.,



class of 1900, held a State scholarship, elected to
Sphinx Head; grad. Cornell Univ. Med. Coll., M.D., 1902;
m. Yonkers, N. Y., May 20, 1908, Louise Vezin. Interne
Bellevue Hosp., 1902-'l904; instr. in medicine Cornell
Univ. Med. Coll, 1904-1912. Ass't physician to Belle-
vue Out-Patient Dep't, 1904-1906; ass't physician Cor-
nell Dispensary, 1904-1908; ass't physician Lincoln
Hosp., 1906-1909; adjunct ass't attending physician to
Bellevue Hosp. since 1909; ass't prof, of Clinical Medi-
cine in Cornell Univ. Med. Coll. since 1912. Republi-
can. Mem. Phi Alpha Sigma fraternity, Sphinx Head
(Cornell), N. Y. Acad, of Medicine. Recreation: Ten-
nis. Club: Cornell University. Address: 56 E. 77th
St.,_N. Y. City.

NILES, WILLIAM WHITE

Lawyer; b. Waterford, Saratoga Co., N. Y., July 22,
1860; s. William Watson and Isabel (White) Niles;
grad. Dartmouth Coll., A.B., 1883, A.M., 1886; Albany
Law Sch., LL.B., 1886. Mem. of Assembly of N. Y.,
1895. Dir. Cohoes Co.; mem. B'd of Mg'rs and Exec.
Com. N. Y. Zool. Soc, mem. Bronx Valley Parkway
Comm'n, N. Y. City Charter Revision Comm'n, 1908.
Republican. Mem. Bar Ass'n State of N. Y., Bar Ass'n
City of N. Y.; mem. and trustee N. Y. Zool. Soc; trus-
tee Bedford Park Congregational Church. Pres. North
Side B'd of Trade; v.-p. Citizens Union. Clubs: Uni-
versity, City, Automobile of America, Republican,
Ardslev, Aero of America. Residence: Fairlee, Wood-
lawn Road, Bedford Park. Address: 11 Wall St., N. Y.
City.

NIMS, HARRY D.

Lawyer; b. Keene, N. H., 1875; grad. Williams Coll.,
A.B.; m. 1907, Emma Collier Grant; two children. En-
gaged in practise of law. Author: Nims on Unfair
Business Competition, also legal articles Menr Ass n
Bar City of N. Y. Residence: Bronxville, N. Y. Ad-
dress: 32 Liberty St., N. Y. City.

NISBET, JAMES DOUGLAS

Physician; b. Waxhaw, S. C, July 30, 1861; s. John
Newton Nisbet; ed. Finlay (N. C.) High Soh., Fort Mil.
Acad., Davidson (N. C.) Coll., A.B., 1881; Louisville Med.
Coll, M.D., 1886; m. Emma Beulah Hayes, Oct., 1908.
Practised medicine in South Carolina until 1899; one
year of graduate study in N. Y. Polyclinic Med. Sch.;
passed Regent's exam. 1890; practised in N. Y. City
1890-1892; studied in Paris, Tubingen and Berlin, 189J-
1894; since 1895 practising in N. Y. City; specialist in
diseases of digestive system. Formerly prof, diseases
of digestive system, N. Y. Polyclinic. Author: Dis-
eases of the Stomach, 1898, and papers to medical
journals. Mem. Am. Med. Ass'n, N. Y. Acad. Medicine,
Am. Acad. Medicine, N. Y. State Med. Soc, N. Y. County
.Med. Soc, Polyclinic Med. Soc, Soc. Med. Jurispru-
dence. Residence: 33 W. 51st St. Address: 34 W. 50th
St., N. Y. City.

NISSEN, LUDWIG

Merchant, capitalist; b. Hosum, Schleswig-Holstein,
Dec. 2, 1855; ed. pu'blic schools of native place. Be-
came ass't sec. In the Imperial Dist. Court; came to
America at early age and after various business ven-
tures entered firm of Schilling & Nissen, diamond set-
ters and importers, firm later changing to Ludwlg Nis-
sen & Co. Ex-pres. Jewelers' Ass'n and B'd of Trade;
mem. N. Y. Chamber of Commerce. Trustee Dime Sav-
ings Bank of Brooklyn, N. Y.; Jewellers B'd of Trade,
Nat. Ass'n of Mf'rs of U. S. of America, N. Y. B'd of
Trade and Transportation; trustee Equitable Life As-
surance Soc Appt'd by Tenn. Centennial Exp'n as one
of judges of awards in art goods, jewelry, minerals
and precious stones dep't; comm'r for Brooklyn, At-
lanta Exp'n of 1895 and Nashville Exp'n of 1897; appt'd
by Gov. Black, head of N. Y. State Com. to Paris Exp'n
of 1900. Clubs: Hamilton, Union League (Brooklyn),
Parkway Driving, Riding and Driving, Rembrandt.
Residence: 810 St. Mark's Av., Brooklyn. Address: 182
Broadway, N. Y. City.

NIX, JOHN W.

Capitalist; pres. and dir. John Nix & Co., Nix Bros.
Co., W. C. Vosburgh Mf'g Co., Ltd.; v.-p. and dir. Fidel-
ity Trust Co ; trustee Irving Savings Inst'n. Address:
281 Washington St., N. Y. City.

NIXON, LEWIS

Naval architect and shipbuilder; consulting eng*r
and comm'r of Public Works, Borough Richmond; b.
Leesburg, Va., 18H1; s. Col. Joel Lewis and Mary Jane
(Turner) Nixon; ed. Leesburg Acad., U. S. Naval Acad.,
graduating No. 1, 1SS2; Royal Navy Coll., London,
Eng. (where King George of Eng. was a student at
the same time); m. Jan.. 1891, Sally Lewis Wood, direct
descendant of Colonial Gen. Andrew Lewis, of Va.;
one son: Stanhope Wood. Grad. midshipman, 1882;
transferred from line of navy to Constr'n Corps, In



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1884; designed battleships Oregon, Massachusetts and
Indiana, 1890, then resigned from navy to become
sup't constructor of Cramp's Shipyard, Philadelphia;
opened Crescent Shipyard, 1895, and built vessels for
all dep'ts of Gov't of U. S. and for foreign gov'ts. Pres.
Standard Motor Constr'n Co., Steel Package Co.; sole
owner Lewis Nixon's shipyard. Built eleven men-of-
war for U. S. Navy, sixteen vessels for Russian Navy,
two for Mexican Navy, five vessels for Cuba, and four
for Santo Domingo, and for U. S. and foreign coun-
tries has built every known type of vessel; built
Gregory, the first motor-boat to cross the ocean; built
first submarine torpedo boat for the U. S. Navy. Has
been received in sp'l audience by Pope PiusX., the Czar
Nicholas of Russia, and King Edward VII of England.
Pres. East River Bridge Comm'n by apptm't of Mayor
Van Wyck, of N. Y. City, 1897; leader of Tammany
Hall, succeeding Richard Croker, in 1902; ch'm Dem.
Cong. Finance Com., 1902-1903; comm'r from N. Y. to St.
Louis World's Fair by apptm't of Governor Odell;
mem. B'd Visitors to U. S. Naval Acad., 1903, by apptm't
of Pres. Roosevelt. Delegate to Fourth Pan-Am.
Conf. at Buenos Aires, and sp'l envoy extraordinary
and minister plenipotentiary to represent U. S. at
Chilian Centenary in 1910, by apptm't of Pres. Taft.
Delegate to Nat. Dem. Convs. at Kansas City, St. Louis,
Denver and Baltimore. Chm'n Dem. State Conv., Buf-
falo, 190G. Appt'd consulting eng'r and comm'r of
Public Works, Borough of Richmond by Borough
Pres. MeCormack, Jan. 1914. Mem. Tammany Soc. Mem.
Exec. Com. and v.-p. Inst'n of Naval Architects and
Marine Eng'rs; fellow Am. Geog. Soc; trustee Webb's
Acad, and Home for Shipbuilders. Recreations: Travel
and summer on yacht Loudoun, named after native
county in Va. Clubs: Uniom, Brook, National Demo-
cratic, Lawyers. Seneca, Press, N. Y. Yacht, Richmond
County Country, Automobile of America, Automobile
(Staten Island); Rittenhouse (Philadelphia); Metro-
politan, Army and Navy (Washington). Residence:
22 E. 53d St. Address: 17 Battery PI., N. Y. City.

NOBLE, ALFRED

Civil eng'r; b. Livonia, Mich., Aug. 7, 1844: s. Charles
and Lovina D. Noble; served in Union Army in Civil
War; grad. Univ. of Mich., C.E., 1870, LL.D. 1895- m
Ann Arbor, Mich., May 31, 1871, Georgia Speeehly. En-
gaged in practice of civil eng'ring since 1870; mem.
Nicaragua Canal B'd, 1895, U. S. B'd of Eng'rs on Deep
Waterways, 1897-1900, U. S. Isthmian Canal Comm'n,
1899-1903; chief eng'r East River Division. Pa., N Y
& D. I. R. R., 1902-1907. Mem. Am. Soc. Civil Eng'rs
(ex-pres.), Western Soc. of Eng'rs. Clubs: University
Engineers. Residence: 501 W. 120th St. Address: 7 E
42d St., N. Y. City.

NOBLE, FRANCIS L.

Lawyer; b. Brooklyn, 186S; s. Charles and Frances
Louisa (Bush) Noble; grad. N. Y. Univ., A.B.; Columbia
Univ., LL.B.. m. June 1896, Mary Newcomb Braman.
Mem. law firm Noble & Camp; trustee Brooklyn Sav-
ings Bank; dir. The Thrift. Republican; Episcopalian.
Mem. Delti Phi fraternity. Clubs: Riding and Driving,
Nassau Country, Hamilton, University, Stock Ex-
change Luncheon. Residence: 200 Hicks St., Brooklvn,
N. Y. Address: 2 Wall St., N. Y. City.

NOBLES, MILTON

Actor and dramatist: b. Almont, Mich., Sept. 28,
1847; ed. in schools of Madison. Wis.; m. Brooklyn,
N. Y., June 29, 1881, Dolly Woolwine. Began career
as actor in 1867, afterward in companies of Edwin
Forrest. Edwin Booth, Joseph Jefferson, Lawrence
Barrett and others until 1875, when began as a star;
chiefly in his own plays, notably in The Phoenix,
which was one of the leading attractions of the stage
for many seasons. Author (plays): A Man of the
People; Under Martial Law; The Phoenix, Love and
Law; Interviews; The Whirlwind; Harvest; For Rev-
enue Only; Love Goes on Forever; A Son of Thespis;
The Days of '49; The Unwritten Daw; Bilgeville Junc-
tion; From Sire to Son; Whv Walker Reformed- A
Blue Grass Widow; Belinda Bailey's Boarders. Also
author of the books: Stage Fiction; Shop Talk; Facts
and Fables, etc. Address: 139 First PI., Brooklyn, N. Y.

NOEL, DIX WEBSTER

Lawyer; b. Urbana, 111., Sept. 21, 1872; s. Samuel
M. and Marian E. (Weaver) Noel: ed. Urbana High
Sen. Union Coll. Ph.B.; Harvard Law Sell. LL.B.: m.
Rochester, N. Y., 1903, Annie Webster; children: Har-
rison Webster, b. 1905; Dix Webster, Jr., b. 1906;
Mary Elizabeth, b. 1911. Admitted to N. Y. Bar 1903:
U. S. Supreme Court, 1911; att'y for Legal Aid Soc,
West Side Branch 1903-1904. Mem. gen. com. Wood-
row Wilson League of Essex County, N. J. Democrat.
Mem. Ass'n Bar City of N. Y., N. Y. County Lawyers



Ass'n, Delta Upsilon fraternity. Recreation: Garden-
ing. Clubs: Delta Upsilon, Woodrow Wilson (mem.
gen. com.). Residence: 295 N. Mountain Av., Upper
Montclair, N. J. Address: 141 Broadway, N. Y. City.

NOLAN, WILLIAM P.

Davyer; b. Schenectady, N. Y., Feb. 13, I860: s.
Michael and Honora (Drury) Nolan; ed. St. John's
Parochial Sch., Schenectady, N. Y., Schenectady Union
Classical Inst, (now Schenectady High Sch.), and
Fordham Univ., A.B., 1880; m. Schenectady, N. Y..
1892, Catherine Tempany, City att'y, Schenectady, N.
Y 1904; corp'n counsel, Schenectady, N. Y., Jan. 1,
1908-1910. Republican; Roman Catholic. Address:
121 Lafayette St., Schenectady, N. Y.

NORRIS, FREDERIC WILLIAM

Clergyman; b. Bradford, England, 1S62; s. William
and Mary Elkins Norris; grad. St. Stephen's Coll., B.A.,
1888; D.D. St. Stephen's Coll., 1912; m. 1890, Mary E.
Cherry. Ordered deacon, 1890, ordained priest, 1891,
by Bishop A Leonard, in Episcopal ministry. For-
merly ass't St. Mark's Cathedral, Salt Lake City, Utah,
1890-1891, in charge of same, 1891-1894; student at
Oxford Univ., England, 1894-1895; rector Trinity Ch.,
South Norwalk, Conn.. 1895-1900. Rector St. Mat-
thew's Ch., Brooklyn, N. Y., since 1900. Address: 180
Macon St., Brooklyn, N. Y.

NORRIS, HENRY HUTCHINSON

Editor; b. Philadelphia, Pa., April 26, 1873; s.
Samuel W. and Mary R. (Hutchinson) Norris: grad.
Philadelphia Manual Training Sch., 1S89; practical
work and sp'l student. Johns Hopkins, 1890-1892; cer-
terflcate Applied Electricity, 1894, Cornell, M.E. 1S96;
m. Baltimore, Md., Dec. 24, 1899, Annie T. Reese; chil-
dren: Elinor R., b. 1905; Rachel H, b. 1909. Ass't
instr. elec. eng'ring, and had direct charge experi-
mental laboratory work, covering all parts of elec.
work, Johns Hopkins Univ., 1892-1894; instr. elec.
eng'ring, Sibley Coll., Cornell Univ., 1896-1901, ass't
prof. 1901-1905; prof. elec. eng'ring, 1905-1913. Sup't
Electric R'y Test Comm'n, Universal Exp'n, St. Louis,
Mo., 1904. Sp'l expert in connection with reorganiza-
tion of Am. St. R'y Ass'n, 1905. Author of elec. and
mech. text-books; editor report of Elec. R'y Test
Comm'n; asso. editor Elec. World and Elec. R'y
Journal: contb'r to technical and semi-technical press
on elec. subjects. Independent Republican; Methodist.
Mem. Am. Inst. Elec. Eng'rs, Am. St. R'y Ass'n, Soc.
for Promotion of Eng'ring Ed'n (sec. since 1909),
Soc. of Sigma Xi. Address: Ithaca, N. Y.

NORRIS, WILLIAM

Actor; b. N. Y. City, June 15, 1872; s. Elias M. and
Harriet (Maye) Block; ed. San Francisco Boys' High
School. On stage professionally since 1892, when be-
came mem. George Lederer s Stock Co.; has since
appeared in many plays, including parts in The Belle
of New York; Thoroughbred; His Excellency the Gov-
ernor (Charles Frohman Co.); Children of the Ghetto,
and Palace of the King (Liebler & Co.); played "Pepe
the Jester" in Francesca da Rimini, with Otis Skinner;
was original of title roles in The Burgomaster and
King Dodo, and comedy leads in Babes in Toyland;
The Country Girl; The Cingalee, etc. Starred season
1905-1906 in Land of Nod, A Strenuous Life, and Sir
Anthony; season 1907-1908 played "Benjamin Part-
ridge" in Tom Jones; 1909, "Mephisto" in Soul Kiss,
with Genee, and principal comedy part in Fluffy
Ruffles, 1909-1910; starred as 'Tom Harrington" in
musical farce My Cinderella Girl, 1911; originated
comedy lead in Chicago productions of "Modern Eve,"
playing entire summer in the West. Joined David
Belasco's Co. in A Good Little Devil, appearing as "Mrs.
Mac Miche," 1912-1913, and 1913-1914. Mem. Pacific
Lodge of Masons. Clubs: Players, Lambs. Address:
Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park, N. Y. City.

NORTH, CHARLES H.

Physician; b. Palmyra, N. Y., Oct. 27, 1868; s. Dr.
Henry M. and Sarah Jane (Grover) North; ed. Palmyra
High School, Univ. of Buffalo, M. D 1898; m. Clyde.
N. Y., Nov. 15, 1905, Luella Bartier Robinson; children:
Thomas Robinson, b. 1909; Luella Robinson, b. 1912.



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