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PRITCHETT, HENRY SMITH

President Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of
Teaching; b. Fayette, Howard Co., Mo., April 16, 1857;
s. Carr W. and Susan (Smith) Pritchett; ed. Pritchett
Coll., Mo., and at Univ. of Munich; Ph.D., Munich;
Sc.D., Tufts, Stevens; LL.D., Harvard, Yale, Johns
Hopkins, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Toronto, Brown,
Miami, Vermont, Williams and Hamilton; m. 1st, 1881,
Eda Williams; 2d, 1900, Eva McAllister; children:
Harry, to. 1882; Edwin, b. 1885; Leonard, b. 1887; Ida,
b. 1892; Edith, b. 1904. Ass't astronomer Naval Ob-
servatory, Washington, D. C, 1878; prof, astronomy,
Washington Univ., St. Louis, 1883; sup't U. S. Coast
and Geodetic Survey. 1897; pres. Mass. Inst. Tech-
nology, 1900; pres. Carnegie Foundation, since 1906.
Mem. Am. Philos. Soc; fellow Am. Acad. Arts and
Sciences. Club: Century. Residence: 22 E. 91st St.
Address: 576 Fifth Av, N. Y. City.

PROBASCO, EDGAR BURTON

Physician and surgeon; b. Geneva, N. Y., Dec. 6,
1869; s. William C. and Mary G. (Probasco) Probasco;
grad. Mynderse Acad., Seneca Falls, N. Y., 1887; re-
ceived sp'l instr'n in languages at Rochester, 1893;
grad. Coll. Phys. and Surg. (Columbia), M.D., 1898;
m. Rochester, N. Y., June 6, 1899, Grace E. Shedd; one
d.: Marjorie Helen, b. Sept. 19, 1901. Engaged in gen.
practice of medicine in Glens Falls, N. Y., since 1900;
made professional visit to all the principal cities or
the East, Northwest, South and Southwest (U. S.),
1906-1907, covering 14,000 miles. Republican in nat.,
independent in municipal politics. Presby'n. Attend-
ing surgeon Glens Falls Hosp.; mem. Am. Med. Ass'n,
Med. Soc. State of N. Y., Med. Soc. County of Warren,
Glens Falls Med. and Surg. Soc Address: 36 Washing-
ton St., Glens Falls, N. Y.

PROBST, JACOB

Clergyman; b. N. Y. City, June' 4, 1867: s. Francis and
Caroline (Bedinjer) Probst; ed. N. Y. City Public Sch.
No. 3, St. Stephen's Coll. (Hon. M.A.). Philadelphia Di-
vinity Sch.; m. Poughkeepsie, N. Y., June 23, 1897,
Jennie Her; one d. : Frances, b. 1898. Seven vears in
business. N. Y. City. Ordered deacon June 9. 1895, by
Bishop H. C. Potter and later ordained to the priest-
hood. Missionary in Idaho, 1895-1896; rector St. Paul's
Church, Patchogue, N. Y., since 1901. Has traveled
extensively in United States; also in England and
Scotland. Democrat. Mem. Sigma Alpha Epsilon
fraternity; Masonic bodies, lodge, chapter and com-
mandery: past grand chaplain N. Y. State Grand Lodge
of Masons. Address: Patchogue, N. Y.

PROCTOR, ALEXANDER PHIMISTER

Sculptor; b. Ontario, Can., Sept. 27, 1862; s. Alex-
ander and Tirza (Smith) Proctor; m. Chicago, 111.,
Sept., 1893, Margaret Gerow. Mem. Art Comm'n, IS.
Y. City, 1902-1905; Sculpture Jury, Paris Exp'n, 1900;
mem. of Jury of Selection and Jury of Awards. Buffalo
Pan-Am. Exp'n; mem. Sculpture Jury. La. Purchase
Exp'n, St. Louis, 1904. Academician Nat. Acaxi. De-
sign; mem. Nat. Sculpture Soc. v Am. Water Color Soc,
Architectural League, N. Y. Zool. Soc, Nat. Acad, of
Arts and Letters. Awarded medals at World's Co-
lumbian Exp'n, Chicago, 1893; Paris Exp'n (gold
medal), 1900; St. Louis Exp'n (gold medal), 1904;
Medal of Honor for sculpture by Architectural Leagufj,
1911. Clubs: Century, Bocne and Crocket, Canadian
Art. Address: 168 E. 51st St., N. Y. City.

PROCTOR, FREDERICK TOWNE

Manufacturer; b. Cambridge, Mass., June 7, 1856;
s. Moody S. and Maria (Towne) Proctor: ed. Boston
public schs.; m. Utica, N. T.JDec. 1, 1904, Rachel Mun-
son Williams. V.-p. Globe Woolen Co.; treas. Hart &
Crouse Co.; v.-p. Italian Macaroni Co., Willoughby Co.;
dlr. Second Nat. Bank of Utica, N. Y. Republican:
Episcopalian; vestryman of Grace Ch., Utica, N. Y.
Pres. St. Luke's Home and Hosp.: trustee Utica Public
Li'brarv, Colgate Univ. Clubs: Ft. Schuyler. Yahnun-
dasis Golf, Sadaquada Golf. Metropolitan (N. Y. City).
Address: 318 Genesee St., Utica, N. Y.

PROCTOR, THOMAS R.

Bank president: to. Proctorville, Vt., May 25, 1844;
s. Moody S. and Betsey Nancy (Redfield) Proctor; ed.



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English High School, Boston; at outbreak of Civil War
entered United States Navy and served until the close
of the war; received the thanks of the Sec. of the
Navy for his services; m. 1891, Maria W. Williams.
Engaged in business at Utica, where is now prts.
Second Nat. Bank, Am. Hard Wall Plaster Co.; trustee
Utica Savings Bank, Utica Trust Co. and Utica Steam
Cotton Mills; v. -p. Utica Daily Press Co. Mem. Mil.
Order Loyal Legion, G. A. R., Sons of Revolution. New
England Soc Mayflower Soc, Soc. Colonial Wars, Soc.
Founders and Patriots, Naval Order of the U. S., Naval
League, M.A., Hamilton Coll., and other societies.
Clubs: Fort Schuyler, Yahnundasis Golf, Sadaquada
Golf (Utica), Metropolitan, Army and Navy, Players,
Republican (N. T. City). Address: 312 Genesee St.,
Utica, N. Y.

PROSKAUER, JOSEPH M.

Lawyer; b. Mobile, Ala., Aug. 6, 1877; s. Alfred and
Rebecca L. Proskauer; ed. Barton Acad., Columbia
Coll., A.B.. 1896, Columbia Law Sch., LL.B., 189a
(honors in English and mathematics); m. N. T. City,
Oct. 14, 1903, Alice Naum'burg; children: Frances, b.
1905; Ruth, b. 1907; Richard, b. 1912. Began practise
of law in 1899. and since 1904 partner in firm of Blkus,
Gleason & Proskauer. Democrat; Jewish religion.
Mem. Ass'n Bar City of N. X., N. T. State Bar Ass'n,
Am. Bar Ass'n, Phi Beta Kappa Soc, Delta Sigma
Rho; trustee Hudson Guild, N. T. Southern Soc. Clubs:
City, Lawyers, Reform. Address: 170 Broadway, N. Y.
City.

PROUT, HENRY GOSLEE

Eng'r, manufacturer; b. in Fairfax Co., Va.; s. Will-
iam and Amanda (Goslee) Prout; grad. Univ. of Mich.,
C.E., 1871; Tale, M.A. (honorary) 1902; LL.D., Univ. ot
Mich., 1911; m. Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1877,
Gabriella Perin; children: Glover Perin, Elizabeth
Page, Henry Byrd, Curtis, Phoebe Lee, Gabriella. En-
gaged in varied civil eng'ring works in America, mili-
tary and administrative work in Egypt, and on Upper
Nile; 16 years editor Railroad Gazette; since 1903 v - p..
dir. and gen. mg'r Union Switch and Signal Co. Also
dir. Westinghouse Air Brake Co., and Am. Road Ma-
chinery Co. Served as enlisted man in Union Army
last two years of Civil War; colonel in Egyptian
Army, comd'g expd'n in the Soudan and Governor
Provinces of the Equator; entire service in Egypt and
Africa, 4% years. Mem. Am. Soc. Civil Eng'rs; corr.
mem. Geog. Soc; mem. Sigma Phi. Clubs: Century,
Engineers, Railroad (N. Y. City), Duquesne, Univer-
sitv. Country (Pittsburgh), Chicago (Chicago). Resi-
dence: Nutley, N. J. Address: 30 Church St., N. Y.
City.

PROUT, JONATHAN SLATER

Physician; b. Washington, D. C, Dec, 1833; s. Jona-
than and Anna Lowndes (Gantt) Prout; grad. in medi-
cine, 1856. Served as med. officer in Civil War under
Pope, Grant and Sherman, and since the war resided
and practised medicine in Brooklyn, N. Y., until re-
tirement from active practice. For many years clin-
ical prof, in L. I. Coll. Hosp. Mem. Am. Ophthal. Soc,
N. Y. Ophthal. Soc. Address: Garden City, L. I., N. Y.

PROVOST, ANDREW J., JR.

Civil eng'r; b. Whitestone, L. I., Nov. 7, 1867; s.
Andrew J. and Harriet (Titus) Provost; ed. Flushing
(L. I.) Acad., Columbia Sch. of Mines. C.E., 1889;
traveled and studied eng'ring in Europe, 1889; m.
Brooklyn, N. Y., Oct. 7, 1891, Ada B. Balston. Em-
ployed in Eng'ring Dep't, City of Brooklyn, 1889-1898;
eng'r to comptroller of Citv of N. Y., 1899-1904; pres.
Bacterial Sewage Purification Co., 1900-1903: consul,
eng'r to pres. of Brooklyn Borough, 1904-1906; mem.
Advisory B'd of Eng'rs to Heffley Sch., Brooklyn, since
1904; mem. and sec. Met. Sewerage Comm'n, N. Y.
City; mem. firm of Lederle & Provost, sanitary and
hydraulic eng'rs, since 1906. Mem. Am. Soc. Testing
Materials, Internat. Soc Testing Materials. Psi Up-
silon fraternity, Am. Soc. Municipal Improvements.
Municipal Eng'rs of N. Y., Brooklyn Eng'rs Club (sec
1896-1903, pres. 1903). Holland Soc Clubs: Crescent
Athletic. Richmond Hill. Point o' Woods Yacht. Resi-
dence: Richmond Hill, L. I. Address: 39 W. 38th St.,
N. Y. City.

PROVOT, GEORGE

Architect: b. N. Y. City, Sept. 10, 1868; s. Paul and
Maria (Kieffer) Provot: student. 1877-1886, in Angers,
France; degree of B.S., 1886-1889, Columbia Univ.,
Ph B in architecture; unmarried. Mem. of Welch,
Smith & Provot, architects, for 8 years: firm dissolved
May 1. 1907. Mem. Am. Inst, of Architects, Archi-
tectural League of N. Y., Cercle Franqais de l'Har-
monie. Clubs: Columbia University. Fencers Resi-
dence: Yonkers, N. Y. Address: 104 W. 42d St., N. Y.
City.



PRUDDEN, THEOPHIL MITCHELL

Physician; b. Middlebury, Conn., July 7, 1849; s. Rev.
George P. and Eliza A. Prudden; grad. rale (Sheffield
Scientific Sch.), Ph.B., 1872, M.D., 1875, LL.D., 1896. En-
gaged in teaching and research work in N. Y. City,
1878-1909; prof, pathology, Coll. Phys. and Surg. (Co-
lumbia Univ.). Mem. Ass'n Am. Physicians, Ass'n Am.
Pathologists and Bacteriologists, N. Y. Pathological
Soc, N. Y. Acad. Medicine, Nat. Acad. Science. Ex-
tensive contb'r to the literature of pathology, bac-
teriology, etc. Author: Manual of Normal Histology;
Text-Book of Pathology; Story of the Bacteria; Dust
and Its Dangers: Water and Ice Supplies; On the
Great American Plateau. Address: 160 Central Park
S., N. Y. City.

PRUYN, ROBERT CLARENCE

Banker; b. Albany N. Y., Oct. 23, 1847; s. Robert
Hewson and Jane Anne (Lansing) Pruyn; grad. Rut-
gers Coll., A.M., class of 1869; m. Oct. 22, 1873, Anna
Williams; children: Edward L., Mrs. Ruth Pruyn Good-
rich, Robert Dunbar Frederic. Chm'n B'd of Dirs.
Nat. Commercial Bank; v. -p. Municipal Gas Co.; dir.
Union Trust Co., Delaware & Hudson Co., Mechanics
and Metals Nat. Bank, Troy Gas Co., Helderberg Ce-
ment Co., Buffalo Gas Co. Trustee Albany Hosp.,
Albany Med. Coll., Hist, and Art Soc. Mem. Delta Phi
fraternity, Holland Soc., Sons of Revolution, Rutgers
Coll. Alumni Ass'n. Clubs: University, Metropolitan,
Century (N. Y. City), Albany, Fort Orange, University
(Albany). Residence: 7 Englewood PI. Address: 60
State St., Albany, N. Y.

PRUYN, ROBERT DUNBAR

Banker; b. Albany, N. Y., Oct., 1880; s. Robert and
Anna (Williams) Pruyn; grad. St. Paul's Sch., Con-
cord, N. H 1898, Harvard Univ.. 1902; m. N. Y. City,
Dec 15, 1904, Betty Meticalf; children: Lansing, b. Nov.
5. 1905; Ruth, b. May 5, 1907; Republican; Episcopalian.
Clubs: Racquet and Tennis, Brook. Residence: Mt.
Kisco, N. Y. Address: 56 Wall St., N. Y. City.

PRYER, CHARLES

Banker; b. The Cedars Larchmont, N. Y., June 2,
1851; s. John and Eliza Mathilda (Chardavoyne)
Pryer; m. 1st, New Rochelle, N. Y., June 17, 1880, Julia
C. Miller; 2d, New Rochelle, 1888, Mai E. Harmer;
children: Harold Chardavoyne, b. July 27, 1882;
Alice de Crevecceur (Mrs. Adrian D. Waring), b. June
16, 1889. V.-p. Peoples Bank for Savings, New Ro-
chelle; treas. and dir. Knickerbocker Press: dir. Nat.
City Bank, New Rochelle, and City Realty Co. of New
Rochelle. Mem. St. Nicholas Soc, Huguenot Soc. of
America, Huguenot Ass'n of New Rochelle, Colonial
Order, N. Y. Hist. Soc. N. Y. Geog. Soc, Bot. Soc.
of N. Y., N. Y. Zool. Soc, Met Museum of Art, Royal
Soc. of Arts, England, Royal Soc. Club of London, and
numerous others. Recreation: Yachting. Clubs: Cen-
tury, City, N. Y. Yacht, Larchmont Yacht, New Rochelle
Yacht, Wool, Strollers. Address: The Cedars, Larch-
mont, N. Y.

PRYOR, JOHN HENRY

Physician; b. Rochester, N. Y., Aug. 27, 1859; s. John
I. and Mary E. (Van Dolah) Pryor; grad. Med. Dep't
Universitv of Buffalo, M.D., 1883; m. Buffalo, N. Y.,
Oct. 9, 19*02, Elizabeth G. (Graves) Mayer. Engaged
in practise of medicine in Buffalo from graduation.
Mem. Acad, of Medicine, N. Y. State Med. Soc, Am.
Climatological Soc, Nat. Ass'n for Study and Pre-
vention of Tuberculosis. Pres. B'd of Trustees J. N.
Adam Hosp.; formeT sup't N. Y. State Hosp. for In-
cipient Tuberculosis; former mem. State Tenement
House Comm'n; mem. State Health Advisory B'd; exec,
icom. of Internat. Congress on Tuberculosis, and mem.
of other State and local bodies of a philanthropic
character. Progressive. Club: Saturn. Address: 26
Lin wood Ay., Buffalo, N. Y.

PRYOR, ROGER ATKINSON

Lawyer, ex-jurist; b. Dinwiddie Co., Va., July 10,
1828; s. Rev. Theodorick Bland and Lucy (Atkinson)
Pryor; grad. Hampden-Sidney Coll., 1845; Univ. of Va.,
1848; visitor of Univ of Va. ; visitor of Va. Mil.
Inst., LL.D., Hampden-Sidney Coll.; m. Charlottesville,
Va. Nov. 8, 1848, Sara Agnes Rice; children: Marie
Gordon (m. Henry Rice, of Va.), Theodorick Bland
(honor man of Princeton, scholar of Cambridge Univ.,
England 1870: died 1871), Mary Blair (m. Francis
Thomas Walker, of Va.), Roger Atkinson (lawyer.
N. Y. Citv), Wilham Rice (M. D., died Aug. 25, 1904),
Lucy Atkinson (m. Arthur Page Brown, architect),
Fanny Bland (m. Wm. de Leftwich Dodge). Editor
consecutively of Richmond Engineer, The South,
Richmond, Va., Washington Union, Washington
States. 'So'l minister to Greece, under Pres. Pierce:
mem. of Congress. 1858-1861; mem. of provisional and



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regular Confederate Congresses; entered Confederate
service, 1861, as colonel; promoted to brig-gen., 1862;
prisoner of war, 1864-1865; after the war settled in
N. Y. City, in practise of law. Judge of Court of
Common Pleas, 1890; justice of Supreme Court of N.
Y., 1894-1899; resumed practice of law, 1899. In 1858,
against the opposition of Wm. L. Yancey, procured
from the Southern Conv. at Montgomery a resolution
reprobating the reopening of the African slave trade;
on April 10, 1861, delivered a speech in Charleston,
S. C, of which the immediate effect was to compel
Jefferson Davis, contrary to his inclination, to order
an attack on Fort Sumter, and the ultimate result
to precipitate the War of Secession. In 1889 initi-
ated the first litigation in whi'Ch the validity of trust
combination was challenged, a litigation which cul-
minated in a decision by the N. Y. Court of Appeals
that such combinations were repugnant to the prin-
ciples of the common law and sufficient cause of the
forfeiture of corporate charters. Residence: 3 W.
69th St. Address: 37 Wall St., N. Y. City.

PUGSLEY, CORNELIUS AMORY

Banker; b. Peekskill, N. Y., July 17, 1850; s. Gilbert
Taylor and Julia Butler (Meeker) Pugsley; ed. in pub-
lic and private schools; m. N. Y. City, April 7, 1886,
Emma C. Gregory; one son: Chester De Witt Pugsley,
b. 1887. Has been in Westchester County Nat. Bank
from 1870, beginning as clerk, later cashier and v.-p.,
pres. since 1897. Mem. of Congress, 1901-1903; elected
on Dem. ticket and was mem. of Banking 1 and Cur-
rency Com.; three times elected to exec, council of Am.
Bankers' Ass'n; now mem. of council, ex-pres. N. Y.
State Bankers' Ass'n. Traveled extensively in Russia,
the Orient and many other countries. Ex-pres.-gen.
S. A. R. of U. S. ; pres. Empire State Soc, S. A. R. ; mem.
N. E. Soc. of N. Y., Chamber of Commerce of N. Y.;
pres., trustee Field Library, Peekskill; trustee and
treas. Peekskill Mil. Acad. Address: Peekskill, N. Y.,
and 12 W. 122d St., N. Y. City.

PULITZER, RALPH

Journalist; b. St. Louis, Mo., June 11, 1879; s. Joseph
and Kate (Davis) Pulitzer; ed. by private tutors, St.
Mark's Sch.; Harvard Coll., A.B., 1900; m. N. Y. City.
Oct. 14, 1905, Frederica V. Webb. Started newspaper
career, 1900, with N. Y. World; v.-p. Press Publishing
Co., 1906-1908, pres, since 1911. Has done much work
on news supervision and editorial writing. Author:
N. Y. Soc. on Parade, 1909. Dir. Newsboys' Home Club.
Clubs: Authors', City, Harvard. Residence: 17 E. 73d
St. Address: World Office, 63 Park Row, N. Y. City.

PULITZER, WALTER

Author, editor, publisher; b. N. Y. City, April, 187S;
s. Albert and Fanny (Barnard) Pulitzer, and nephew
of Joseph Pulitzer; ed. by private tutors, Harvard
course interrupted by nervous breakdown; m. 1909, Lil-
lian W. Hearne. One of the best known American chess
problematists; one of promoters of American Chess
Magazine; editor American Tit-Bits, 1902 founded
Satire (a weekly humorous paper), 1911 established
Pulitzer's Magazine (formerly Uncle Remus Maga-
zine). Pres. and dir. Pulitzer Publishing Co., Inc.,
N. Y., and Pulitzer Magazine Co., Inc., N. Y. Author:
Chess Harmonies (problems), 1894 (copies now rare
and valued by collectors); That Duel at the Chateau
Marsanac (novel), 1899 (Funk & Wagnalls); A. Cynic's
Meditations (epigrams). 1904 (Dodge Pub. Co.), went
through 17 editions; Cozy Corner Confidences (epi-
grams), 1906 (same); Cupid's Pack of Cards, 1908
(Luce); My Auto Book (Outing Publishing Co.);
Meditations of a Mean Man (Dodge Publishing Co.);
Memoirs of Albert Pulitzer; contb'r of humor, verse
and short fiction to leading periodicals. Recreations:
horseback riding, tennis and musical compositions
(several comic operas, excerpts given by National
Arts Club, songs published by Witmark, Boston Music
Co., Stern, Presser, etc.). Address: 1036 Sixth Av.,
N. Y. City.

PULSIFER, NATHAN TROWBRIDGE

Manufacturer; b. Newton, Mass.. Oct. 27. 1851; s.
Charles S. and Eliza W. (Trowbridge) Pulslfer; ea.
Newton public schools; m. Mountainville, N. Y., Oct.
13, 1880, Almira Houghton Valentine, d. Lawson
Valentine; children: Lawson Valentine, Harold Trow-
bridge. Pres. and dir. Valentine & Co.; v.-p. and dir.
The Outlook Co.; dir. Houghton, Mifflin & Co., Am.
Writing Paper Co. Progressive. Clutos: N. Y.
Athletic, Dyker Meadow Golf, Storm King Golf, Lotos,
Atlantic Yacht, Powelton Golf. Address: 456 Kourtn
Av., N. Y. City.

PUMPELLY, JOSIAH COLLINS

Lawyer, retired; b. Owego, Tioga Co., N. Y., Aug. 16,
1839; s. George James and Susan Isabella Pumpelly
(1st cousins); grad. Rutgers Coll., A.B., I860; A.M.,



1863; LL.B., at Columbia Law Sch., 1863; m. 1st, Frank-
fort, Germany, 1876, Margaret Lanier Winslow, widow
of James Winslow (died 1890); 2d, N. Y. City, May 20,
1896, Mary Amelia Harmer, d. Charles G. Harmer,
merchant. During Civil War recruited and drilled
men for Union Army. Settled at Poughkeepsie, N. Y.,
and later at Morristown, N. J., and in 1890 removed to
N. Y. City, where has since been active in social bet-
terment and philanthropic work. Aided founding
Huguenot Soc. of America; the Patriotic League; Nat.
Soc. S. A. R., and its N. J. branch; N. J. State Charities
and Prison Reform Ass'n, N. Y. Peace Soc, Soc. for
the Advancement of India. At the celebration of the
tercentenary of the signing of the edict of Nantes,
1898, read a paper entitled The Huguenot Settlers in
N. J. Among his many other published addresses are:
Washington, 1838: Fort Stanwix and Battle of Oris-
kany, 1888; Our French Allies, 1889; Joseph Warren,
1890; Mahlon Dickerson, 1891; Paul Jones, 1892; Inci-
dents in the Early History of Berkshire County, Mass.,
and the Pumpelly, Pixley, Paterson and Avery Fami-
lies, 1896; The Jumel Mansion, Its History and
Traditions, 1903; has also given much time and
literary effort to the discussion in public press of
philanthropic and social economic questions. Asso.
editor Americana Magazine. Republican; Presby'n.
Pres. Immigration Restriction League of N. Y. State.
Mem. Alumni Ass'n of Columbia Coll. Law Sch., and of
the Rutgers Coll. Alumni Ass'n; mem. Exec. B'ds or
Church Ass'n for Advancement of the Interests or
Labor; mem. West End Ass'n. Citizens Com. on Con-
gestion of Population; historian Empire State Soc,
S. A. R. ; mem. of Publication Com., N. Y. Geneal. and
Biog. Soc. Club: Union League. Address: 255 W. 108th
St., N\ Y. City.

PURDY, LAWSON

Lawyer, pres. Dep't Taxes and Assessments; b. Hyde
Park, N. Y., 1862; s. Rev. James S. (D.D.), and
Frances H. (Carter) Purdy; ed. St. Paul's Sch., Con-
cord, N. H., 1876-1880; Trinitv Coll., Hartford, Conn.,
B.A., 1884; M.A., 18S7; LD.D., 1908; m. 1885, Mary J. Mc-
Crackan; one d.: Marion Sanford. Treas. N. Y. Bank
Note Co., 1891-1896; was sec. N. Y. Tax Reform Ass'n.
1896-1906; appt'd Nov. 10, 1906. pres. Dep't Taxes and
Assessments of City of N. Y., reappt'd by Mayor
Mitchel, Jan. 1, 1914. Sec. Advisory Comm'n en
Taxation and Finance, appt'd by Mayor, City of N. Y-.
1905; mem. comm'n to inquire into the subject of
assessment and taxation for State and local purposes,
appt'd by Gov. of State of N. Y., delegate to Nat. Tax
Conf., 1907-1912, by apptm't of Gov. of N. Y. State.
Author of various articles and addresses on taxation.
Mem. Nat. Municipal League, Am. Economic Ass'n,
Am. Bar Ass'n, N. Y. County Lawyers' Ass'n, N. Y.
Alumni Trinitv Coll. Clubs: City, Reform. Residence:
640 W. 158th St. Address: Hall of Records, N. Y. City.

PURDY, RANDOLPH FOSTER

Banker, broker; b. N. Y. City; s. Alfred S., M.D.,
and Anne S. (Martindale) Purdy; ed. Coll. City of JN.
Y. Mem. N. Y. Stock Exchange firm Stout & Co. Re-
publican: mem. M. E. Ch. Mem. Chi Psi fraternity.
Clubs: Stock Exchange Luncheon, Union League.
Rumson Country, Somerset Hills Country. Residence:
449 Park Av. Address: 25 Broad St., N. Y. City.

PURRINGTON, WILLIAM ARCHER

Lawyer; b. Washington, D. C, 1852; s. Tdbias (M.D.)
and Amelia Josephine (Archer) Purrington; grad. Har-
vard, A.B., Columbian Univ., Washington, D. C, LL.B.,
LL.M., Univ. of City of N. Y., LL.B.; m. Dec. 31, 1895,
Anna C. Wheatly (nee Russell). Formerly sec. of U.
S. Legation, Rio de Janeiro, and consular clerk at
Rome. Lecturer in University and Bellevue Hosp.
Med. Coll.; author of various papers. Mem. Am. Bar
Ass'n, Ass'n Bar City of N. Y.. N. Y. State Bar Ass'n,
N. Y. County Lawyers Ass'n; trustee Coll. Dental and
Oral Surgery of N. Y. ; mem. Southern Soc. Clubs:
University, Century, Harvard, Lawyers. Richmond
Countv Country. Residence: 43 W. 11th St. Address:
78 Wall St., N. Y. City.

PUTNAM, GEORGE HAVEN

Publisher; b. London, England, 1844; s. George
Palmer (of Maine) and Victorine (Haven) Putnam
(of Mass.); ed. Columbia (N. Y. City), Paris, Gottingen;
returned from Germany, Aug., 1862, to enlist, thus
losing prospect of Gottingen degree; M.A. from Bow-
doin and Litt.D. from Univ. of Pa.; m. 1st, 1869. Re-
becca K. Shepard, of Boston; 2d 1'899, Emilv James
Smith, of Canandaigua, N. Y.; children: Bertha, Ethel,
Corinna and Dorothy (by first marriage); Palmer (by
second). Head of publishing house of G. P. Putnam's
Sons, N. Y. City and London. Pres. G. P. Putnam's
Sons; dir. The Knickerbocker Press; pres. and treas.
Putnam's Monthly Co. Author: Books and Their
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Ancient Times; Authors and Publishers; Question of
Copyright; History of Censorship and the Index;
Lincoln and the Issues of the Civil War; A Prisoner in
Virginia; etc. Enlisted, Aug., 1862, in 176th Reg't, N.
T. S. Vols.; served as private, sergeant, q.-m., adj. and
major; discharged Aug., 1865. In 1886 organized Pub-
lishers' Copyright League, and has since served as
sec. and exec, of same. In 1S91 received from Gov't
of France Cross of the Legion of Honor "for services
to France and to literature." Independent Democrat
(free trade, sound money); Unitarian. Recreations:
Chess, tennis, reform politics. Vice-comd'r N. Y. Com-
mandery Loyal Legion. Clubs: Century, Authors, City
(N. T. City), Savile (London). Residences: 335 W. S6th
St., N. Y. City, and Westhampton Beach, L. I. Address:
2 W. 45th St., N. Y. City.

PUTNAM, HARRINGTON

Lawyer; b. Shrewsbury, Mass., June 29, 1851; s.
Charles A. and Ellen T. (Harrington) Putnam; grad.
Colby Coll., Waterville, Me., A.B.. 1875; I.L.D., 1906,
Columbia Univ., LL.B., 1876; Middlebury Coll., LL.D.,
1911; m. Providence, R. I., June S, 1904, Mildred
Smythe; one son: Harrington, Jr., b. Oct. 31, 1906.
Mem. law firm Wing, Shoudy & Putnam, later Wing,
Putnam & Burlingham. Appt'd by Gov. Hughes, justice
Supreme Court, Nov. 9, 1909, to fill vacancy caused by
resignation of William J. Gaynor; elected, Nov., 1910,
justice Supreme Court of State of N. Y., designated
asso. justice of Appellate Div. of Second Dep't, April
20, 1913. Democrat; Warden St. Luke's P. E. Ch.,
Brooklyn. Asso. Mem. Soc. of Naval Architects and
Marine Eng'rs. Recreations: pedestrianism, mountain-
eering. Clubs: Hamilton. University, Am. Alpine
(pres.). Residence: 404 Washington Av. Address:
County Court House, Brooklyn, N. Y.

PUTNAM, HERBERT

Librarian of Congress since 1899; b. N. Y. City,
Sept. 20, 1861; s. George Palmer and Victorine (Haven)
Putnam; *-d. public and private schools of N. Y.,
Harvard Univ., A.B., 1883, and Columbia Univ. Law
Sch.; Litt.D., Bowdoin Coll., 1S9S: LL.D.. Columbian
Univ., 1903, Univ. of 111., 1903, Univ. of Wisconsin,
1904, Yale Univ., 1907, and Williams Coll., 1911. Was



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