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Clubs: Lawyers, Republican, Graduates. Address: 55
Liberty St., N. Y. City.

ROEBLING, FERDINAND W.

Manufacturer, capitalist; b. Saxonburg, Butler Co.,
Pa., Feb. 27, 1842; s. John A. and Johanna (Herting)
Roe'bling; ed. Poly. Coll., Philadelphia; m. Trenton, N.
J., March 14, 1867, Margaret G. Allison. Pres. and dir.
Trenton Brass & Machine Co., Union Mills Paper Mf'g
Co., Universal Paper Bag Co.; pres. and dir. John A.
Roebling's Sons Co., N. J. Wirecloth Co.; dir. Interstate
R'ys Co., (Mechanics Nat. Bank, Trenton, N. J., Mechan-
ics & Metals Nat. Bank, N. Y.. Otis Elevator Co., Pub-
lic Service Co. of N. J., Standard Fire Ins. Co., Mercer
County Traction Co., Trenton St. R'y Co. Republican.
Recreations: Field sports. Clubs: Union League, Lo-
tus, Country (Trenton). Address: Trenton, N. J , and
117 (Liberty St., N. Y. City.

ROELKER, ALFRED, JR.

Lawyer; b. New B'righon, S. I., N. Y., April 7, 1875;
s. Alfred and Kate Greene (Lawton) Roelker; grad.
Amherst Coll., B.A., 1895, Columbia Law Sch., LL.B.,
1898; m. Brooklyn, Jan. 12, 1905, Millicent W. Turle;
children: Roberta G., b. Oct. 25, 1905; Katrina, b. 1909;
Hildegarde, b. 1913. Ex-member of Troop I, Squadron
A, N.G.N.Y. Mem. firm of Roelker, Bailey & Stiger.
lawyers. Mem. Ass'n Bar City of N. Y., Chi Phi fra-
ternity (Amherst Coll.), Phi Delta Phi fraternity (Co-
lumibia Law Sch.). Clubs: Underwriters, Lawyers
(Brooklyn), University (N. Y. City). Address: 62
William St., N. Y. City.

ROESCH, GEORGE F.

Jurist; b. N. Y. City, June 19, 1855; s. John G. and
Mary A. (Vey) Roesch; studied law in offices of Cyrus
Lawton, and Barnum & Rebham, and Columbia Law
Sch., LL.B., 1876; took post graduate course at N. Y.
Univ. Law Sch., LL.M., 1896; LL.D. from St. Francis
Xavier Coll. 1909; m. Frances A. Lederle; children:
George F., Jr., b. Oct. 7, 1896, Eugene W., b. Oct. 9,
1898, Joseph L., b. Nov. 3, 1903. Took up practice of
profession, upon admission to bar, 1876; was counsel
for German Exchange B'ank, Typographical Union Co.,
German Apothecary Soc, N. Y. Schuetzen Bund, and
N. Y. B'd of Pharmacy; elected to State Senate, 1889,
serving until 1894; chm'n Senate Judiciary Com., 1892-
1893; during legislative career secured passage of bill
repealing law which prohibited bringing of action on
Insurance policies in courts of State, where the in-
sured had died outside of State, and other bills; intro-
duced bill, 1885, giving citizens a preference over un-
naturalized persons in public service. Elected justice
of 4th dist. court 1893, re-elected 1899 for 10 years
-service. Delivered address on Pharmaceutical Juris-
prudence before Coll. of Pharmacy, 1895; selected to
represent Dist. Court, 1895, and to deliver an address
at proceedings, closing existence of Court of Common
Fleas. Was made chm'n of Comm'n to revise laws
affecting practice of present Municipal Court, by col-
leagues in B'd of Justice, and drew report which re-
sulted in adoption by Legislature of Act of 1902. De-
livered lecture on Municipal Court, its History and
Practices at Columbia, 1903, by request delivered same
lecture at N. Y. Law Sch., N. Y. Univ. and Fordham
Law Schs., and Woman Lawyers' Club. Represented
B'd of Justice, Dec, 1903. before Laws Delay Comm'n.
The instalment system which worked injustice among
the poor, was broken up through his instrumentality.



Has been frequent contb'r to press on legal subjects,
especially with reference to making work of court
more efficient. Was appt'd 2d deputy State Fire Mar-
shal, Mar., 1912, and 1st deputy with headquarters at
Albany, Apr., 1912. Has had sp'l charge of legal mat-
ters in Dep't. Has also appeared before conventions of
firemen at Albany and elsewhere, Chambers of Com-
merce of Buffalo, and other cities. Mem. State Bar
Ass'n, N. Y. County Lawyers Ass'n, Dwight Alumni, N.
Y. Univ. Law Alumni, G. A. R.; dir. German Poliklinik;
mem. 10th, 11th and 17th Wards Property Owners'
Ass'n Clubs: Democratic, Catholic, Champlain (life
mem.). Residence: 109 E. 10th St. Address: 291 B'way,
N. Y. City, and State Capitol, Albany, N. Y.

ROESER, JOHN EDWARD

Lawyer; b. N. Y. City, April 11, 1870; s. Stephen and
Wilhelmina (Zufle) Roeser; ed. N. Y. City Public
School No. 26; Coll. City of N. Y. B.S., 1890; Columbia
Coll. Sch. of Polit. Science, A.M., 1892; Sch. of Law,
LL.B., 1893; m. N. Y. City, Nov. 1907, Anne T. Snyder.
Admitted to bar June, 1893, and in practice ever since.
Traveled in Europe, 1889. 1st lieut. commanding Co.
D, 112th Reg't, N. Y. City, July, 1898-Feb., 1899; since
then 1st lieut. supernumary N. G. N. Y.; served in 7th
Reg't, N. Y., 1895-1S9S Presby'n. Mem. Ass'n Bar
City of N. Y., Phi Delta Theta fraternity, Acad, of
Polit. Science Columbia, Lawrence Hosp., German
Hosp. Club: Lawrence Park Country. Address: 128
Broadway, N. Y. City.
ROGERS, ALLEN MERRILL

Merchant; b. N. Y. City, June 29, 1876; s. Henry Al-
len and Katie A. (Merrill) Rogers; ed. private tutor
and at Sheffield Scientific Sch., Yale Univ., class of
1898; unmarried. Now engaged in carrying on r'y sup-
ply business left by father, being chm'n and dir. H. A.
Rogers & Co., N. Y. City; dir. The Eureka Packing Co.,
of N. J. Independent Democrat; Episcopalian (St.
Thomas Ch.). Mem. Chamber of Commerce, State of
N. Y., Sons of Revolution, S. A. R., Museum of Natural
History, Met. Museum of Art, N. Y. Botanical Gardens.
Has traveled extensively over Europe and the Eastern
parts of America; spends summers in camp at Loon
Lake, N. Y Clubs: City, N. Y. Athletic, Ardsley, Coun-
try, Yale. 'Residence: 14 W. 72d St., N. Y. City. Ad-
dress: 87 Walker St., N. Y. City.
ROGERS, ARCHIBALD

Mechanical eng'r; b. Jersey City, N. J., Feb. 22, 1852;
grad. Yale Univ., Ph.B., 1873; m. Anne C. Coleman;
children: Edmund P., b. 1882; William C, b. 1885; Ra_e
H., b. 1887; Ellen H., b. 1889; Herman L., b. 1891; Anne
P b 1894. Trustee Am. Museum of Natural History;
mem. Soc Colonial Wars, Soc. War of 1812, Am. Geog.
Soc, Sons of Revolution. Clubs: Century, University,
Knickerbocker, Metropolitan, Automobile of America,
Racquet and Tennis, N. Y. Yacht, Yale, Church Gar-
den City Golf. Address: Hyde Park-on-Hudson, N. Y.

ROGERS, CHARLES BUTLER

Pres. First Nat. Bank of Utica. N. Y.; s. Publius V.;
grad. Harvard Univ., 1888. Mem. Soc. of Colonial Wars,
S. A. R. Clubs: University, Harvard (N. Y. City).
Address: Utica, N. Y.
ROGERS, CHARLOTTE BOARDMAN

Editor and author; b. Bridgeton, N. J., Dec. 24, 1878;
d. John Brown and Sara Chester (Jones) Rogers; ed.
Dearborn-Morgan Sch., Orange, N. J. Wrote and ed-
ited text-books for United Corr. Schools and gave
instr'n in journalism; editor of Literary Life; on edi-
torial staff of D"cy Goods, Toilettes, and Junior Toi-
lettes; contb'r to various magazines. Translated A
Mistress of Many Moods, from the French of Andre
Theuriet. Author: How to Play Chess (Crowell); co-
author The Foolish Almanac; and The Foolish Eti-
quette (John W. Luce & Co.). Compiled Hourly Re-
minder Calendar for 1914 (W. N. Sharpe). Now asso.
editor Bookseller, Newsdealer and Stationer, N. Y.
City edited 1913 edition "The Standard Hoyle" (Ex-
celsior Pub. House). Mem. N. J. Chapter, Descendants
of Colonial Governors. Recreations: Traveling, "tt ater
sports. Address: Hotel Gregorian, N. Y. City.

ROGERS, CLARENCE DE WITT

Lawver; b. N. Y. City, May 26, 1871; s. Robert and
Cornelia M. Rogers; grad. Coll. City of N. Y., B.S.,
1890; Columbia Law Sch., LL.B., 1893; m. Peekskill, N.
Y.. Sept 2, 1896, Florence R. Catlin; Admitted to bar,
1893; mem. firm Gordon & Rogers; treas. and dir. De
Witt Wire Cloth Co. Mem. Alpha Delta Phi fra-
ternity, Phi Beta Kappa Soc, Ass'n Bar, City of N. Y.
Mason. Club: Hardware. Residence: Larchmont, N.
Y. Address: 141 Broadway, N. Y. City.
ROGERS, DUDLEY PICKMAN

Manufacturer, farmer; b. Peabody, Mass., Oct. 8, 1875;
s. George Willoughby and Josephine Frances (Lord)



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Rogers; ed. private schs. in Salem, Mass., Salem High
Sen., Hopkinson Sen., Boston, Harvard Univ., A.B., 1896.
Hem. firm William A. Russell & Bros., dir. Androscog-
gin Pulp Co., Continental Am. Ore Co.. Merrimac
Chemical Co., Mt. Tom Sulphite Pulp Co., Russell Coal
Co., Russell Co., Somerset & Kennebec Co.. Suttons
Mills. Served in Battery A, Mass. Vol. Militia, 1S97-
1901, as private and non-comm'd officer. Republican;
Episcopalian. Recreations: Polo, cattle breeding.
Clubs: Exchange, Harvard, Somerset, Tennis and
Racquet (Boston) Myopia Hunt (Hamilton, Mass.),
Salem, Country. Residence: "Wethersfleld," Danvers,
Mass. Address: 50 State St., Boston, Mass.

ROGERS, G. TRACY

Pres. Binghamton R'y Co., Binghamton, N. Y.; b. Che-
nango Forks, N, V., July 9. 1854; removed to Bing-
hamton, 1861; grad. Binghamton High Sch. Began
business life with First Nat. Bank of Binghamton for
8 years; in 1S89 became identified with street r'y co. of
Binghamton by purchase of Washing-ton Street Asy-
lum and Park R. R. ; not long afterwards acquired ad-
ditional existing street railway companies, which were
merged into Binghamton Street R. R. Co., of which
was elected pres.; in 1894, purchased all the remaining
street railroads of the city and merged them into a
new corp'n known as the Binghamton R. R. Co., of
which has since been pres. Was pres. Street R'y
Ass'n, State erf N. Y., 1893-1903. Also identified with
many other business interests; pres. Endicott Land Co.
of Endicott, N. Y., engaged in developing a new in-
dustrial village in close proximity to Binghamton;
pres Binghamton Industrial Exp'n of Binghamton,
Rutland R'y, Light & Power Co. of Rutland, Vt., El-
mira, Corning & Waverly R'y Co., Waverly, Sayre &
Athens Traction Co., Waverly Electric Eight & Power
Co., Southern Tier Land Co. Clubs: N. T. Athletic,
Railroad, Engineers (N. Y. City), Binghamton, Dob-
son, Binghamton Country (Binghamton). Address:
Binghamton, N. Y.

ROGERS, HENRY H.

Capitalist; s. Henry H. and Abbie P. (Gifford) Rog-
ers; ed. Columbia Coll., class of 1901; m. Mary Ben-
jamin. Sec, tieas. and dir. Atlas Tack Co.; v.-p.,
treas. and dir. Atlantic Coast Electric R'y Co.; dir.
Amalgamated Copper Co.; Anaconda Copper Co.,
Bovlston Mf'g Co., United Metals Co., Brooklyn Union
Gas Co., Mem. Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Clubs:
Racquet and Tennis, Army & Navy, N. Y. Yacht, Tux-
edo, Midday, Recess, Riding. Residence: Tuxedo Park,
N. Y. Address: 26 Broadway, N. Y. City.

ROGERS, HOWARD J.

Investments; b. Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., N. Y.,
Nov. 16 1S61; s. Edwin A. and Laura (Howard) Rog-
ers; grad. Pittsfield High Sch., 1880; Williams Coll.,
A.B., 1884; Columbia Univ., AM., honoris causa. 1904;
North Western Univ., LL.D., honoris causa, 1904; m.
New Haven, Conn., Dec. 2S, 1887, Anne North Turner;
children: Kathryn Howard, b. 1S8S. Edwin J., b. 1890.
Admitted to N. Y. State Bar, 1887. Sup't Edn'l Ex-
hibit N. Y. State at Chicago Exp'n, 1892-1894; deputy
sup't public Instruction, State of N. Y.. 1S95-1900; dir.
ed'n U. S. Comm'n to Paris Exp'n, 1899-1901; chief of
education and social economy, St. Louis Exp'n, 1901-
1904; dir. Internat. Congresses, St. Louis, Exp'n, 1904.
First Ass't Comm'r of Education State of N. Y., 1904-
1909. Republican. V.-p. Oppenheim & Co., brokers,
N. Y. Decorations: Chevalier, 1900, officer, 1904,
Legion d'Honneur of France, chevalier Order of San
Maurice and Lazare, Italy, 1904; chevalier Order of
the North Star, Sweden, 1904; officer Order of the Red
Eagle Germany, 1905: chevalier Order of Leopold,
Belgium, 1905; chavalier Order of the Rising Sun,
Japan, 1906. Clubs: Fort Orange (Albany, N. Y.); Re-
publican (N. Y. City). Address: 111 (Broadway, N. Y.
City.

ROGERS, JOHN

Surgeon; b. N. Y. City, Feb. 19. 1866; s. John and
Harriet Frances Rogers; grad. Yale Coll., A.B., 1887;
Sheffield Scientific Sch.. Ph.B., 1888; Coll. Phys. &
Surg., M.D., 1891; m. New Haven, Conn., Nov. 27, 1895:
Elizabeth S. White: children: John, Jr., b. Jan. 6, 1899;
Elizabeth S., b. Jan. 19. 1907. Surgeon to St. Francis
Hosp. since 1900. surgeon to Bellevue Hosp. since
1908. Prof, clinical surgery Cornell Univ. Med. Coll.
since 1908. Mem. N. Y. Surg. Soc, Am. Med. Ass'n.
Club: University. Address: 102 E. 30th St., N. Y.
City.

ROGERS, JOHN SHILLITO

Lawver: b. N. Y. City, Oct. 16, 1876; s. Henry Pen-
dleton'and Mary Wallace (Shillito) Rogers; grad. Gro-
ton Sch., GToton, Mass., 1894; Yale Univ., A.B., 1898,
Columbia Univ. Law Sch., LL.B., 1901: m. Brick
Presby'n Ch., N. Y. City, April 18, 1906, Catherine Cos-



sitt Dodge; children: John Shillito, Jr., b. May 14,
1907; Frederick Cossitt, b. Aug. 24, 1909; Bard Pen-
dleton, b. Sept. 17. 1910; May Dtulgc, b. May 27, 1913.
Admitted to bar of N. Y. State, 19U2. Practised law
for number of years in office of Bowers & Sands;
later in office of Rushniore, Blsbee, Rogers & Stern,
of which firm was partner for 2 years. Since March,
191^, lias had law office with Mr. John It. Delaiield.
Served for five years in Squadron A, N. G. N. V.; mem.
for several years of Assembly Dist. Republican Com.
of 27 tli Dist., and 29th Dist., N. X. City. Was mem.
Exec. Com. Business Men's Municipal Ass'n. Episco-
palian. Mem. N. Y. Bar Ass'n, Japan Soc, Psi Upsi-
lon and Phi Delta Phi fraternities. Clubs: University,
Knickerbocker, Down Town Ass'n, Tuxedo, Pilgrims,
N. Y. Tress. Residence: 29 W. 57th St. Address: 27
Cedar St., N. Y. City.

ROGERS, L. HARDING, JR.

Lawyer; b. N. Y. City, July 28, 1874; s. Lebbeus
Harding and Laura Effie (Clearwater) Rogers; grad.
Grammar Sch. No. 6S, 1SS9; Centenary Collegiate Inst,
of Hackettstown, N. J.; Phillips Acad., Andover, Mass.,
1894, Yale, A.B., 1S98, N. Y. Law Sch., LL.B.; m. N. Y.
City, May 17, 1898, Marie Dorcas (died May 6, 1899),
d. Swits and Apama I. (Tuciker) Condg, Oswego, N. Y. ;
one daug'hter, Marie Conde, b. April 30, 1899. Traveled
in Japan, India, Central Asia and Europe, 1896-1897.
Climbed summit of Mount Blanc in Sept., 1S96. Re-
publican; Methodist. Mem. Ass'n Bar City of N. Y.,
Am. Bar Ass'n. N. Y. County Lawyers' Ass'n, Metho-
dist Social Union, Nat. Geog. Soc, N. E. Soc, Sons of
Revolution, Graduate Club Ass'n (New Haven, Conn.),
Delta Kappa Epsilon, Andover Alumni, Soc Med. Juris-
prudence, Am. Museum Natural History. Clubs: Yale,
Rockland Country. Residence: 2027 7th Av. Address:
CO Wall St., N. Y. City.

ROGERS, LORLYS ELTON

Lawyer; b. Paris, France (of American parents
traveling in France), Aug. 18, 1870; s. Francis Loraine
and Charlotte (Thompson); ed. Charlier Inst., 1880-
1885, grammar school, 18S5; grad. Coll. City of N. Y.,
1888-1889; m. Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 29, 1894, Annie
Dupree Roquemore; one son, Lorlys Roquemore Rog-
ers, 1896. Became an actor after leaving college, 1888;
left stage, 1892; studied law in office of Hon. William
J. Carr in Brooklyn; went ito Montgomery, Ala., where
parents owned a large plantation. Entered office of
Hon. T. Scott Sayre and was admitted to Ala. Bar,
June, 1892: formed partnership of Hill & Rogers with
William W. Hill of Montgomery, later firm became
Hill, Roquemore & Rogers, then Roquemore, Hill &
Rogers, Hon. Jonn D. Roquemore becoming head of
firm. In 1S96 became local att'y for Ga. Central R. R.
Co.- in 1898 came back to N. Y. City; admitted to N.
Y. Bar Feb., 1898; practised for a time in Brooklyn;
in 1900 came to N. Y. City and opened office; in 1905
formed a law partnership with Lewis Stuyvesant
Chanler (later Lieut.-Gov. of N. Y.), which continued
until May, 1908, when opened present offices, pursuing
gen. practise, and especially acting as counsel for
other lawyers, his services as trial lawyer being often
engaged by other att'ys. Aided in preparation of
Code of Ala., 1897-1898. Dir. Fayette County Demo-
crat. Mem. Actors' Soc. of America, Ala. State Bar
Ass'n, mem. Southern Soc. of N. Y., Royal Arcanum.
Recreations: Horseback riding, fencing, hunting. Has
a plantation near Montgomery Ala., and a country
place in Rockland Co., N. Y., near Suffern. Clubs:
The Players, Nat. Arts, Am. Playgoers (mem. B'd of
Governors), Houvenkopf Country. Country residence:
Suffern, Rockland Co. Address: 38 Park Row, N. Y.
City.

ROGERS, NOAH CORNWELL

Lawyer; b. East Berlin, Conn., 1859; s. Daniel M.
and Philena (Knapp) Rogers; grad. Amherst Coll.,
A.B., 1880, A.M.. 1883. Mem. firm of Merrill & Rogers,
lawyers; dir. Columbia-Knickerbocker Trust Co., U.
S. Savings Bank, Union Mortgage Co., Madison Av. Co.,
Interstate Investing Co., Skinner Chuck Co. (of New
Britain, Conn.), Allied Real Estate Interests. Mem.
Chamber of Commerce. Dir. Internat. Com. Y. M.
C. A. Mem. Ass'n Bar City of N. Y.; Presby'n Union,
New England Soc. Clubs: University, Union League,
Barnard, Lawyers, Quill, Automobile of America, Rid-
ing, Sleepv Hollow, Nassau Country, Morris County
Golf. Residence: 19 E. 56th St. Address: 100 Broad-
way, N. Y. City.

ROGERS, OSCAR H.

Physician; b. Green Island, N. Y. ; s. William Clute
and Susan (Harrison) Rogers; grad. Union Coll., C.E.,
1877, Coll. Phvs. & Surg., N. Y.. M.D., 1883; m. Schenec-
tady, N. Y., 1887; Helen E. Carley; children: Isobel
Mitchell, b. 1888; Caroline Rogers, b. 1890; William
Alex, b. 1892. Civil eng'r, Dep't Public Parks, 1879-
1882. In practise of medicine 18S3-1890. With N. Y.



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Life Ins. Co., as med. examiner, 1887-1892; on med.
B'd N. Y. Life since 1892; ass't med. dir., 1897; med.
dir., 1906; chief dir., 1912. Author numerous ad-
dresses on med., selection in life ins., on overweight,
on blood pressure in insurance, etc., also wrote a
Working Programme for a small city, for the Tuber-
culosis Campaign in U. S.; Vdevised the Rogers Tycos
sphygmomanometer. Clubs: University, St. Andrews
Golf. Address: 346 Broadway, N. Y. City.

ROGERS, ROBERT

Clergyman; b. New York City; s. James and Anne
Rogers; ed. Virginia Theol. Sem. and Gen. Theol. Sem.;
m. New York City, 1892, Susie Groves. Ordered dea-
con 1894, ordained priest 1895, by Bishop H. C. Pot-
ter, in Episcopal ministry. Formerly at Christ Chapel,
Wollcot, Ct.; Brooklyn, N. Y. Rector Ch. Good Shep-
herd, Brooklyn, N. Y. Address: 306 MeDonough St.,
Brooklyn, N. Y.

ROGERS, WILLIAM ARTHUR

Iron mf'r; b. Berkshire, N. Y., Sept. 8, 1851; s.
Melanethon and Mary Elizabeth (Leonard) Rogers;
grad. Yale Scientific Dep't, Ph.B., 1874; m. New Haven,
Conn., 1884, Eleanor Root Silliman; children: William
S., Alice Leonard, Alden. Senior mem. Arm of Rogers,
Brown & Co. Pres. Rogers-Brown Iron Co., Tona-
wanda Iron and Steel Co., Rogers Iron Mining Co., Ni-
agara Iron Mining Co., and Munro Iron Mining Co.;
v. -p. Iroquois Iron Co., Buffalo Steamship Co., Cascade
Coal & Coke Co., dir. Cleveland Furnace Co.; Marine
Nat. Bank. Trustee Erie County Savings Bank, Y. M.
C. A. of Buffalo. Clubs: Buffalo, University, Country,
Ellicott (Buffalo); Century (N. Y. City). Address: 309
North St., Buffalo, N. Y.

ROGERS, WILLIAM CLAIRE

Acting Comm'r of Labor, chm'n State B'd of Arbi-
tration, chm'n State Industrial B'd; b. Ashford, N. Y.,
June 23, 1874; s. Rev. William H. and Martha E.
(Brownell) Bogers; grad. Red Creek Union Sem. (N.
Y.), 1890; Genesee Wesleyan Sem.. Lima, N. Y., 1893;
Svracuse Univ., A.B., 1909; m. Genoa, N. T Aug. 22,
1900,' Elma L. Mastin (Cornwall Univ., Ph.B., 1900);
one d.: Elizabeth Ann, b. 1902 (died 1910). Public and
academic school teacher five years; sup't Nat. Junior
Republic, Annapolis Junction, Ml, 1899-1901; field sec.
George Junior Republic, Freeville, N. Y., 1901-1902;
Insp. State B'd of Charities, Albany, N. Y., 1903-1907;
sup't State and alien poor, State B'd of Charities, Al-
bany, 1908-1910; appt'd Deputy Comm'r of Labor, Oct.
1910. Republican; Methodist. Mem. 3d Reg't N. G.
Calif., 1894; private Co. C, 3d N. Y. Vol. Inf. 1898; pri-
vate and serg't U. S. A. Hosp. Corps, 1899. Royal
Arch Mason; mem. Lafayette Camp (New York) Sons
of Veterans, also United Spanish War Veterans, Beta
Theta Pi fraternity. Clubs: Aurania (Albany), Syra-
cuse Univ. Alumni (Albany), Beta Theta Pi (New
York). Residence: Rochester, N. Y. Address: 453
Western Av., Albany, N. Y.

ROHLFS, CHARLES

Designer; b. N. Y. City, Feb. 15, 1853; s. Peter and
Wilhelmina F. ID (Hunte) Rohlfs; ed. public schools
and Cooper Union, N. Y. City; m. Brooklyn, N. Y., Noy.
24 1SS4, Anna Katherine Green, the authoress; chil-
dren: 2 sons, 1 daughter. Began work as a designer
of metal work; became an actor and acted in support
of Booth, Barrett, McCullough, Mary Anderson and
other leading Am. actors and actresses, and was
starred in his wife's, "The Leavenworth Case." Left
the stage to take up profession of designer again, be-
ing originator of a distinctive class of furniture known
as the "Rohlfs" style, which began in 1896, making the
first piece of furniture in his own home and producing
articles of distinct characteristics which have an in-
ternational reputation. Exhibited at the Pan-Am.
Exp'n and in exp'n at Turin, Italy, being only Am. in-
vited to exhibit furniture at the latter. Mem. Royal
Soc of Arts, London, England, Chamber of Commerce,
pres. Central Council of Business Men's Ass n of Buf-
falo Club: Saturn (director). Residence: 156 Park
St. Office: 520 Ellicott St., Buffalo, N. Y.

ROKENBAUGH, HENRY SCOTT

Lawyer- b N. Y. City, Feb. 16, 1852; grad. Rutgers
Coll 1872 Columbia Law Sch., 1874; m. Jeannette E.
Eager Tavlor Admitted to bar, and since then prac-
tising in N Y. City. Mem. St. Nicholas Soc Clubs:
Lawyers, St. Nicholas, Players, Manhattan, N. J Yacht,
N Y Athletic. Larchmont Yacht, Church. Delta Phi.
Residence: 512 Fifth Av. Address: 100 Broadway, N.
Y. City.
ROLLINS, EDWARD A.

Banker, stock broker; b. N. Y. City, April 16, 1845;
s Gustavus A. and Isabella G. (Fanshaw) Rollins; ed.
private schools; m. N. Y., March 9, 1873, Jessie Chris-



tie; children: Jessie, Gustavus E., Warren F., Grace
M., Adolph C, Florence. Mem. firm of Rollins & Co.
Mem. Soc. of the Cincinnati, Soc. Colonial Wars, Sons
of Revolution, Japan Soc, Peace Soc. Club: Montauk.
Address: 754 Carroll St., Brooklyn, N. Y.

ROLLINS, FRANK

Principal Bushwick High Sch.; b. Jay, Franklin Co.,
Me., Aug. 1, 1860; s. William and Elmira Johnson
(Mace) Rollins; grad. Wesleyan Univ B.A., 1889; Har-
vard Univ., Columbia Univ., Ph.D., 1902. Principal Fox-
croft Acad., Me.; Hanover Grammar Sch., Meriden,
Conn.; ass't principal New Britain (Conn.) High Sch;
master in Newton (Mass.) High Sch.; first ass't in
Morris and De Witt Clinton High Schools, N. Y. City;
principal N. Y. Evening High Sch. for Men, Stuyvesant
High Sch., N Y. City; ass't comm'r of ed'n State of N.
Y.; appt'd principal of Bushwick High Sch., Brooklyn,
N. Y., 1910. Pres. Eastern Ass'n of Physics Teachers,
Eastern Ass'n of Chemistry Teachers, N, Y. Physics
Club, N Y. High Sch. Teachers' Ass'n. Author: School
Administration in Municipal Government (Macmlllan
Co.), 1902. Independent (usually voting with Repub-
licans). Mem. Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. Recrea-
tions: Camping, sailing. Address: 175 Amity St.,
Brooklyn, N. Y.

ROLLINS, PHILIP ASHTON

Lawyer; b. Somersworth, N. H., Jan. 20, 1869; s. Ed-
ward Ashton and Ellen Chapman (Hobbs) Rollins; ed.
private schs. in Phila.; Princeton, A.B., 1889, A.M., 1892;
m Asheville, N. C, May 16, 1895, Beulah Brewster
Pack. Mem. law firm of Rollins & Rollins. Republi-
can. Mem Ass'n Bar City of N. Y., N. Y. Co. Lawyers
Ass'n N. E Soc, N. H. Soc, and Pa. Soc; trustee
Teachers Coll. N Y. City, and Good Samaritan Dis-
pensary N. Y. City; mem. B'd of Mg'rs, Presby'n Hosp.,
N Y City. Clubs: Union, University, Grolier, Union
League, Automobile of America, Lawyers, Richmond
County Country, Princeton, Sleepy Hollow Country,
Piping Rock, Am Universities (London), Nassau
(Princeton, N. J.). .Residence: 28 E. 78th St. Address:
32 Nassau St., N. Y. City.

ROLLINS, WARREN F.

Banker, broker; b. Staten Island, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1877;
ed Brooklyn Poly. Inst. Mem. firm of Rollins & Co.,
mems of N Y. Stock Exchange. Mem. Sons of Revo-
lution, 23d' Reg't, N. G. N. Y. Club: Nautilus Boat
(Brooklyn). Address: 52 Broadway, N. Y. City.

ROMEYN, CHARLES W.

Architect; b Kingston, N. Y.; s. Hiram Radcliffe and
Emma Abby (Langworthy) Ro'meyn; ed. N. Y. City and
technical schools; m. N. Y. City, 1885, Estelle Young;
children: Emma Langworthy, E. Rosalind, Radcliffe,
Estelle Young. Architect of many important commer-
cial and apartment bld'gs, city and country residences.
Mem Am. Inst. Architects, Architectural League of N.
Y. Clubs: National Arts. Ardsley. Residence: 63 E.
64th St. Address: 55 Broadway, N. Y. City.



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