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mem. Internat. Jury, Milan Exp'n, 1906; comm'r-gen.
Internat. iBook and Paper Exp'n, Paris, 1907; U. S.
delegate to XlVth Internat. Congress of Hygiene,
Berlin, 1907, Internat. Congress of Social Insurance,
Rome, 1908, 1910, and to Int. Congress Accident Pre-
vention and Industrial Hygiene, Milan, 1912. Author:
History of Higher Education in Rhode Island, 1891;
Municipal Reform Movements in the United States,
1894; Handbook of Sociological Reference for N. Y.



City, 1894; Report of Public Baths and Public Sta-
tions, 1897; Industrial Betterment (monograph pre-
pared for U. S. Section of Social Economy, Paris
Exp'n, 1900), and various review articles; Industrial
Betterment, volume for Economic History of U. S.,
prepared by Carnegie Inst'n, Washington; Social
Engineering, 1908; Social Engineering, 1909 (trans-
lated into French); Hygiene for the Worker, 1912;
Safety, 1913. Episcopalian. Chevalier Legion d'Hon-
neur, 'France; chevalier Order of Leopold, Belgium;
Order of the Royal Crown of Prussia; corr. mem. Im-
perial and Royal Technical State Museum, Vienna;
Internat. Law Ass'n, Statistical Soc. of France, Beta
Theta Pi fraternity. Address: 29 W. S9th St., N. Y.


Manufacturer, merchant; b. Orange, N. J., Jan. 26,
1858; s. Walter and Emma Augusta (Baldwin) Tom-
kins; descendant of Micah Tomkins, who settled at
New Milford, Conn., 1639, and subsequently became
one of 13 original settlers of Newark, N. J.; ed.
Prescott's Sch., Orange, N. J and Cornell Univ., B.S.,
1879; m. Stony Point, N. Y., Dec. 4, 1889, Kitty
Neilley Tomkins; children: Calvin, Jr., b. 1893; Fred-
erick, b. 1895; Katherine, b. 1905. Pres. Albert Mf'g
Co., Bonner Brick Co., Newark Plaster Cement Co
and Tomkins Cove Stone Co. Democrat Prominent
in Sound Money movement, 1895-1898; chm'n Fran-
chise Com. of Citizens' Union, 1904-1905, when urged
the adoption of a policy of municipal control over
all public utilities. Pres. Municipal Art Soc, N. Y.
City, 1904-1905 (urged the adoption of a comprehen-
sive development plan for the city). Comm'r of
Docks, N. Y. City, Jan., 1910-April. 1913, in which
office developed a comprehensive port plan for N. Y.
Pres. first U. S. Port Authorities' Conference. Mem
N. Y. State Port Comm'n, Zeta Psi Soc., Municipal
Engineers, War of 1812. Clubs: University, Cornell,
Nat Arts, Reform (pres. 1909-1913), Atlantic Yacht.
Residence: Tomkins Cove. N. Y., and 21 W. 10th St.,
N. Y. City. Address: 17 Battery PI., N. Y. City.


Jurist; b. in Schoharie County, N. Y., Aug. 26, 1865;
s. Sidney B. and Mary H. Tompkins; ed. in public
schs. of Clarkstown and Nyack. N. Y.; m. Tarrytown-
on-Hudson, N. Y., May 18, 1889, Jeanie C. Logan.
Studied law and admitted to bar 1886; police justice
of Nyack, N. Y., 1887-1890: elected to N. Y. Assembly
from Rockland County, 1889; countv judge of Rock-
land County, N. Y.. 1893-1899; elected in 189S and
reelected 1900 to 56th and 57th Congresses, serving
until March 4, 1903; elected Nov., 1906, as Judge Su-
preme Court, State of N. Y., for 9th Judicial Dist.,
term expiring Dec. 31, 1920. Republican. Residence:
N. Broadway. Address: 2 S. Broadway, Nyack, N. Y.

Pres. U. S. Guarantee Co.: b. Fulton, N. Y April
22, 1854; s. William H. and Harriet (Emeny) Tomp-
kins: grad. Cornell Univ., Ph.B., 1875: m. Elmira,
N. Y., 1883, Ada Parsons. Law student with Sedg-
wick, Kennedy & Tracy, Syracuse, 1875-1877: lawyer,
N. Y. City, 1877-1881; sec. N. Y. branch Guarantee
Co. of N America, Montreal, Can., since 1881; sec.
U. S. Guarantee Co., N. Y. City, 1890-1911; pres. since
1911. Address: 111 Broadway, N. Y. City.


Lawyer, collector of books; b. Brooklyn, N. Y.,
July 30, 1843; s. Tillinghast and Charlotte (Merrill)
Tompkins: grad. Hamilton Coll., A.B., 1865, A.M.,
1868; N. Y. Univ. Law Sch., LL.B., 1868; studied Univ.
of Berlin, 1868-1871; m. April 20, 1876, Susan L. Led-
yard (died Oct. 11, 1877). Has made many visits to
Europe, including trip to Egypt and Palestine. Dir.
Bankers' Loan and Investment Co., Hudson River
Land Co. Mem. Ass'n Bar City of N. Y.. Am. Bar
Ass'n, Internat. Law Ass'n, Am. Free Trade League,
Nat. Municipal League, Civil Service Reform Ass'n,
Am. Library Ass'n, Bibliophile Soc, N. Y. Geneal. and
Biog. Soc, Am. Scenic and Historic Soc, Charity Org'n
Soc.N. Y. Hist. Soc, Soc. Colonial Wars, Colonial Order,
Sons of the Revolution, Mayflower Soc, New England
Soc, Sigma Phi fraternity. Trustee Hamilton Coll.
(chm'n of Library Com.); dir. Redwood Library, New-
port. R. I., Newport Hist. Soc. Author: Biographical
Record of Class of 1865 of Hamilton Coll.. 1877;
Blbliotheea Jefferson iana, 1877; Burr Bibliography,
1892; Bibliography of Works of George H. Calvert,
1900. Author of several papers read before the Soc.
of Colonial Wars. Colonial Order, N. Y. Geneal. and
Bibliog. Soc and Newport Hist. Soc. Clubs: University
(N. Y.), Grolier, Baltusrol Golf, University (Boston),
Nicatous Fishing (Maine), Newport Reading Room,
Metropolitan (Washington). Address: 80 Broadway,
N. Y. City.


Architect; b. Baltimore, Md 1871; s. Gen. C. H. and
Jane E. (Oarr) Tompkins; ed. St. Paul's Sch., Concord,
N. H., 1883-1889, Columbia Univ. Sch. of Mines, Ph.B.,
1894. Traveled in Great Britain and on the European
Continent. Associated with Grosvenor Atterbury,
architect; dir. Am. Diamond Rock Drill Co. Mem.
N. Y. Chapter of Am. Inst, of Architects, Municipal
Art Soc, Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. Recreations:
Golf, Indoor and outdoor tennis. Clubs: University,
National Arts. Residence: 715 Madison Av. Address:
20 W. 43d St., N. Y. City.


Lawyer, educator; it. Salem, Olmstead Co., Minn.,
May 2, 1868; s. Moses J. and Kate M. (Travers) Tomp-
kins; grad. N. Y. Univ., A.B., 1900, LL.B..1892, LL.M.,
1896, M.S., 1894, Doctor Juris, 1903, LL.D. Villanova,
1909. Prof, law N. Y. Univ. Law Sch. Author: Sum-
mary of the Law of Corporations; Law of Notes, Bills
and Checks; Oases on Private Corporations. Mem.
N. Y. Assembly,' 1905, 1906. 5th Dist., N. Y. candidate
for Presidential elector, 1904, 15th Cong. Dist., N. Y.
Pres. and treas. Ramya Realty Co.; dir. Merknam
Trading Co., Hooper & Holmes Information Bureau.
Trustee Bible Teachers' Training Sch., N. Y. Demo-
crat; Presb'n. Mem. Ass'n Bar City of N. Y. Clubs:
Democratic, Manhattan, Salmagundi, Underwriters.
Residence: 1 W. 68th St. Address: 27 Cedar St.,
N. Y. City.


Lawyer; b. N. Y. City, Oct. 14, 1880; s. Millard F.
and Josephine (Cooper) Tompkins; ed. Trinity Chapel
Son., N. Y. City, N. Y. Univ., LL.B.; m. Feb. 11, 1903,
Florence I. Mackie; children: Millard F., Jr., b. May
22, 1904, Florence I., b. Oct. 15, 1907. Mem. firm Hart
& Tompkins, lawyers; dir. Cordoba Light and Power
Co.; sec. and dir. Mrs. Osborn Co., The Shoppers Bond
Corp'n. Mem. Ass'n Bar City of N. Y., N. Y. County
Bar Ass'n, N. Y. State Bar Ass'n, Delta Upsilon frater-
nity. Recreations: Tennis, golf. Clubs: Manhattan,
Glenwood Country, Knickerbocker Field, Crescent
Athletic, Delta Upsilon. Address: 15 Broad St., N. Y.


Merchant and consul-general; b. Caesarea, Turkey,
Nov. 5, 1864; s. Hohannes and Dirhi Topakyan, and a
descendant of one of the oldest Armenian aristocratic
families; ed. public schools at Area, later attended
the Am. Coll. in Bardizak to learn English. At age
of 18 engaged in the dry goods business with father.
Several years later removed to Constantinople and
started in business for himself as comm'n merchant in
dry goods. At end of three years came to the U. S.
on a business trip, and -while here determined to make
it his permanent home. Closed out his business in
Constantinople, and in 1887 started In N. Y. in the
importation of Turkish, Persian and Indian Rugs. This
business began in a modest way, has steadily grown
under his careful and astute mgm't, until to-day is
recognized as one of the most prominent importers of
high-class rugs in this country. In 1892 appt'd by
the Persian government Imperial Comm'r and dir.-
gen. of their exhibits at the World's Fair at Chicago.
At own expense built the Persian and Ottoman
pavilion, and received 48 diplomas and 48 medals for
the magnificent and interesting exhibits he gathered
from both countries, including the personal thanks
and a diploma from Pres. Cleveland in recognition of
his magnificent labors in the interests of the fair, in
1896 was decorated by the Venezuelan, Persian and
Turkish gov'ts, the last two conferring distinguished
honors upon him; The Imperial Order of the Lion and
the Rising Sun, by the Persian gov't; the Magidiya,
by the Turkish gov't, and the Busto del Libertador,
by the Venezuelan gov't. In 1907 presented the U. S.,
to be hung in the White House, a $50,000 Persian rug,
profoably the finest specimen ever brought to this
country (six and a half feet long and four feet wide);
the texture is of the imperial silk marvelously woven
and set with a multitude of rubies, pearls, turquoises
and other gems. Pres. Roosevelt accepted the hand-
some gift in behalf of the gov't; the rug was hung
In a beautiful mahogany frame. A second rug was
presented to the gov't by him in 1910, during Pres.
Taft's administration; gave a valuable antique carpet
to the Field Columbian Museum of Chicago. Three
gifts which he prizes highly are autograph photo-
graphs from Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft and
J. Pierpont Morgan. Appt'd consul-general by the
Persian gov't, 1909. Made life mem. Albany Burgesses
Corps, also hon. col. and inspector of the staff of the
corps, 1909. Is considered an art connoisseur and re-
nowned expert on Persian rugs and tapestries; owner
of two turquoise mines, one in Silver City, and the
other near Santa Fe, New Mexico. Appt'd by the Per-



sian government. Comm'r Gen. for Persia at the Pan-
ama-Pacific Internat. Exp'n of 1915. Mem. of numerous
clubs and social org'ns. Residence: Persian Court.
Morris Plains, N. J. Address: Consulate-General's
Office, 225 Fifth Av N. T. City.


Physical dir. and naturopath; b. Breslau, Germany,
Aug. 2, 1884; s. Felix and Louise (Laufer) Topel; ed.
London and N. T.; diploma from Am. Sen. of Naturo-
pathy and from Bernarr McFadden Inst.; m. N. T.
Oity, Dec, 1906, Miss Ruskin; one d: Florence, b. 1907.
Pres. Berkeley Lyceum Gymnasium, Inc.; dir. Dalton
Gymnasium and Swimming Sch., Inc. Mem. Bernarr
MacFadden Inst., Am. Sch. of Naturopathy, Naturo-
pathic Soc. of America, Am. Ass'n of Drugless Prac-
titioners. Recreations: Tennis, swimming, handball,
wrestling. Residence: 4253 Byron Av. Address: 19-23
W. 44th St., N. Y. City.


Manufacturer, financier; b. St. Clairsyille, O., June
10, I860; s. Henry and Mary (Tallman) Topping; ed.
public and high schools of Kansas City; m. Bridge-
pert, O., Jan. IS, 1883, Minnie C. Junkins; children:
Wilbur B., Henry J. In service of ^Etna Iron & Nail
Co., as clerk and various other positions, until 1898,
when appt'd pres. /Etna Standard Iron & Steel Co.,
elected 1st v.-p. Am. Sheet Steel Co., 1900, serving
until 1903, when engaged in reorg'n of La Belle Iron
Works. Wheeling, W. Va.; became pres. Am. Sheet &
Tin Plate Co., 1904; Joined syndicate which secured
control of Republic Iron & Steel Co., and Tenn. Coal,
Iron & R. R. Co. Was first mf'r of open hearth steel
rails in U. S., resigned 1907, devoting time to Republic
Iron & Steel Co., being chm'n of B'd of Dirs. Mem.
Sons of Revolution. Clubs: N. Y. Athletic, Union
League, Greenwich Country (N. Y.), Triton, Game and
Fish. Address: 17 Battery PI., N. Y. City.


Physician; b. Breslau, Germany, April 14, 1861; s.
Albert and Anna (Wiesner) Torek; ed. Breslau, Ger-
many 1867-1872; sch. in Germany, 5 years; public sch.,
N. Y. City, 1872-1875; grad. Coll. City of N. Y., A.B.,
1880, A.M., 1887, Coll. of Phys. and Surg. (Columbia),
M.D., 1SS7; m. N. Y., April 29. 1896, Minnie Volkening;
children: Gretchen, b. 1S97; Paul, b. 1902. Attending
surgeon N. Y. Skin and Cancer Hosp., German Hosp.,
N. Y. ; adjunct prof, of surgery in N. Y. Post-Grad.
Med. Sch. Fellow N. Y. Acad, cf Medicine, Am. Acad.
of Medicine; mem. N. Y. County Med. Soc, N. Y. State
Med. Soc, German Med. Soc, Med. Ass'n of Greater
N. Y., Harlem Med. Ass'n, Bronx Med. Ass'n, Physi-
cians' Mutual Aid Ass'n, Arion Soc, Liederkranz Soc,
Phi Beta Kappa Soc; ex-pres. German Med. Soc, Ger-
man Hosp. Alumni Ass'n, Nat. Ass'n for Study and
Education of Exceptional Children. Club: City College.
Residence (summer): Wantagh, L. I. Address: 1021
Madison Av., N. Y. City.


Lawyer; b. Yonkers, N. Y., Feb. 12. 1879; s. Thomas
Brooks and Mary Louise (Keogh) Torpey; grad. St.
Joseph's Sch., Yonkers Grammar Sch., Yonkers High
Sch., N. Y. Law Sch., LL.B.; unmarried. Admitted to
bar, July 9, 1900; practising at Yonkers, N. Y. Mem.
Rep. org'n of Yonkers for past nine years. Active in
politics; public and after-dinner speaker. Mem. West-
chester County Bar Ass'n, Yonkers Lawyers Ass'n,
Yonkers High Sch. Alumni. Recreations: Yachting,
golf, hunting and fishing. Clubs: Yonkers Yacht, Re-
publican. Residence: 67 Fairview St. Address: 2 Hud-
son St., Yonkers, N. Y.


Portrait painter; b. N. Y. City; s. Joseph and Harriet
Louise (Burroughs) Torrey; m. Bridgeport, Conn.,
Nov. 15, 1893, Almira Howas. Republican. Mem.
Chamber of Commerce, Paris, France. Decorated
officer Order of Savio, Athens, 1900. Club: Union
League. Address: 27 E. 35th St., N. Y. City.


Underwriter; b. N. Y. City, Nov. 20, 1870, of Revo-
lutionary stock on both sides of family. In 1887, at
age of 17, entered office of David Parks Fackler, the
actuary, and in 1891 became mn'g clerk. Resigned,
1893, to enter actuarial dep't of Union Central Life
Ins. Co., of Ohio, cf whieh became ass't actuary, 1895,
in 1898, resigned to become actuary of the Manhattan
Life, and in 1905 was elected sec. as well as actuary;
now U. S. representative Cologne Reins. Co., Life
Dep't. Address: 1 Liberty St., N. Y. City.


Author, ex-officer U. S. Army; b. Barrancas Bar-
racks, Pensacola, Fla., Nov. 4, 1856; s. Gen. James,
U. S. A., and Julia Hubbell (Thatcher) Totten; ed.

Episcopal Acad, of Cheshire. Conn., U. S. Mil. Acad.,
West Point, N. Y., class of 1878; grad. U. S. Art. Sch.,
Fort Monroe, Va , 1882; m. Garrison-on-Hudson, N. Y.,
Sept. 5, 1889, Elma Smythe (Preston) Van Voorhls
(widow of Arthur Van Voorhis); 2d lieut., 1st U. S.
Inf., 2d lieut., and 1st lieut., 4th U. S. Art. Served in
U. S. Armv, June 14-Aug. 28, 1878, at West Point as instr.
of tactics, 1878-June, 1879, Fort Hale, Dak.; Alcatraz
Island, San Francisco Harbor, Calif., until 1880; Fort
Monroe, Va., May 1, 1880-1882; Fort Preble, Me., May
1, 1882-1884; West Point, N. Y., as instr. of French and
English, and ass't prof, of Spanish at West Point,
1884-1889; Oct. 1, at Fort Adam, R. I.; 1889-1890 at-
tached to Light Battery. Resigned from Army Oct. 1,
1890 (to take effect April 1, 1891). Author: Thacher-
Thatcher Genealogy, and various geneal. essays. Re-
publican; Episcopalian. Honorary librarian. Ohm'n
of Exec. Com. and trustee N. Y. Geneal. and Biog. Soc;
editor N. Y. G. & B. Record; Soc. of Mayflower Des-
cendants. Sons of Revolution, Soc. of Colonial Wars,
N. E. Hist. Geneal. Soc, New London. Conn., Hist.
Ass'n, U. S. M. A. Alumni Ass'n. Clubs: Army and
Navy, N. Y. Athletic. Address: 44 W. 54th St., N. Y.


Physician; b. Brooklyn, N. Y., Oct. 21, 1873; s. John
Euart and Renelcha (Elderkin) Tousey; grad. Yale
Univ., B.A., 1894; Columbia Univ., M.D., 1898; Univ.
State of N. Y., license to practice medicine, 1899 (with
honor). Instr. in Gynecology. N. Y. Post-Graduate
Med. Sch. and Hosp. Republican; Presby'n. Mem.
Alumni Socs. of the City, Sloane Maternity and
Woman's Hosp.; mem. N. Y. County Med. Soc; fellow
N. Y. Acad. Medicine, Zeta Psi, Nu Sigma Nu, Polar
Star Lodge, F. and A. M. Address: 348 Central Park
W., N. Y. City.


Physician; b. Brooklyn, N. Y., 1864; s. John E .and
Nellie (Elderkin) Tousey; grad. Brooklyn Polytechnic,
A.B., 1884; Columbia, A.M., 1885; Coll. of Phys. and
Surg. (Columbia Univ.), MD. ; studied in Vienna and
Dublin, 1891. House surgeon, Roosevelt Hosp., 1889-
1890; attending surgeon, St. Bartholomew's Clinic,
1891-1910, and consulting surgeon, since 1910. Author:
Medical Electricity and X-Ray. Mem. B'd of Directors,
St. Bartholomew's Clinic. Mem. N. Y. County Med.
Soc, N. Y. Acad, of Medicine, Am. Med. Ass'n, N. Y-
State Med. Soc, Am. Electrotherapeutic Ass'n, Am.
Roentgen Ray Soc, etc. Recreations: Golf, horseback
riding, bowling, billiards. Club: Republican. Address:
850 Seventh Av., N. Y. City.


Physician, surgeon; b. N. Y. City, 1876; s. A. E. J.
and Adelaide E. (Rowland) Tovey; ed. public schools.
Coll. City of N. Y.; N. Y. Univ.; Bellevue Hosp. Med.
Coll., M.D.; N. Y. Post-Graduate Med. Coll.; m. Little
Oh. Around the Corner, N. Y., 1900, May Rose Sickora;
one d: Adelaide Elizabeth, b. 1901 (died 1913). Ass't
gynecologist, N. Y. Polyclinic Hosp.; attending gyne-
cologist Harlem Dispensary; attending surgeon, Har-
lem Hosp.; adjunct prof, gynecology, N. Y. Polyclinic
Med. Sch.; dir. Brewers Journal. Democrat; Episco-
palian. Mem. Am. Med. Ass'n, N. Y. County Med. Soc,
Harlem Med. Soc, and the N. Y. Acad, of Medicine.
Address: 220 W. 9Sth St., N. Y. City.


Educator and physiologist; b. Amherst, Mass., May
24, 1870; s. Francis Emory and Ella Sophia (Shepard-
son) Tower; ed. high schools, Brattleboro, Vt., 1884-
1S87, Bristol, Conn., 1887-1888; Colby Univ., 1888-1890;
Brown Univ., A.B., 1892, A.M., 1S93, Ph.D., 1903; Univ.
of Leipzig, 1893-1894; Harvard Med. Sch. (John Ware
Memorial Fellowship), 1900-1901; m. Bristol, Conn.,
1893, Bessie Belle West; one s.: Laurence West, b. July
6, 1896. Demonstrator of anatomy, Brown Univ., 1894-
1895; Instr. chemical physiology, 1895-1898; ass't prof.
1898-1901, asso. prof. 1901-1903, Brown Univ. Ass't
biological laboratory, U. S. Fish Comm'n, Woods Hole,
Mass., 1898-1903. Expert special agent U. S. Census of
Fisheries, 1908. Curator of physiology and curator of
books and publications, Am. Museum of Natural His-
tory since 1903; librarian N. Y. Acad, of Science since
1904; Am. Ethnological Sem., N. Y. Micros. Soc. Hon.
curator Natural Science Libraries, Columbia Univ.,
1913. Linna?an Soc. of N. Y. Author: Laboratory
Guide to the Dissection of the Cat; Laboratory Course
in Chemical Physiology. Author of papers: Opening
of Brick-red Gland in Limulus; Function of the Swim-
bladder in Fishes: Organic Constituents of Scales of
Fish; Biliary Calculi in the Squeteague; Does KCn
prolong the life of the Unfertilized Egg of the Sea
Urchin; Drumming Mechanism in Fishes. Mem. Am.
Soc. of Naturalists; fellow N. Y. Acad, of Sciences;
fellow A. A. A. S. Mem. Delta Kappa Epsilon, Sigma XI.



Trustee New Rochelle Public Library. Clubs: Brown
Univ. (N. Y. City), City (New Rochelle). Residence:
Rochelle Park. New Rochelle, N. T. Address: Am.
Museum of Natural History, N. Y. City.


Educator; b. Winthrop, Me., March 12, 1S75; s.
Sherbourne Sleeper and Harriet (Nash) Towle; ed. Oak
Grove Sem., 1893; Bowdoin Coll., A.B., 1S99; m. Laconia,
N. H., June 20, 1908, Annie Louise Stratton; one d.:
Alice Stratton, b. Sept. 16, 1912. Sub-master Gorham
(N. H.) High Sch., 1899-1901, principal, 1901-1902; sub-
master, Lexington (Mass.) High Sch., 1902-1903; instr.
in science, Worcester Acad., 1903-1910; ass't to princi-
pal, Worcester Acad., since 1910. Episcopalian. Mem.
Nat. Geog. See, Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity;
Mason. Club: Appalachian Mountain. Address: Wor-
cester Acad., Worcester, Mass.


City surveyor; b. N. Y. City, Jan. 9, 1869; s. Frank
Ellingrwood and Mary Elizabeth (Si'bell) Towle; ed.
N. Y. sens, and coll.; m. Brooklyn, N. Y., 1891, Flor-
ence Hastings Hubbard; children: Ellingwood Hub-
bard, b. 1893; Francis Bartram, b. 1896; Priscilla
Alden, b. 1904; John Alden, b. 1905; Charles Sibell, b.
1907; Elizabeth De Peyster, b. 1912. Eng'r on laying
out streets, paving and sewers in upper part of N. Y.
City, and Havana, Ouiba, 1906, Larchmont and Mamar-
oneck. Mem. firm Frank E. Towle & Son. Served as
town auditor, 1904-1905; assessor, 1906-1909; fireman
Larohmont Hose Co., 1892-1900; chief Larchmont Fire
Dep't, 1901-1913; in 7th Inf., N.G.N.Y., 1886; capt.
Co. M, organized under own command; brevet major
1911, commo. 1897. Democrat; Baptist. Mem. Larch-
mont Hose Co. Ass'n, 7th Reg't Ins. League. Recrea-
tions: Sailing, skating, athletics. Clubs: Horseshoe
Harbor (Larchmont), 7th Reg't Rifle, Larchmont Ath-
letic. Residence: Larchmont, N. Y. Address: 99
Warren St., N. Y. City.


Sup't Brooklyn Soc. for Prevention of Cruelty to
Children; b. Springfield, Mass., March 13, 1878; s. John
and Corena L. (Thomas) Towne; grad. Amherst Coll.,
Sc.B., 1901; Harvard Graduate Sch., A.B., 1902; m.
Essex, N. Y., July 26, 1905, Bertha Vilas Knapp; one
d.: Dorothy Filmore, b. June 2, 1906. Sup't Syracuse
Boys' Club, 1903-1907; sec. Syracuse Associated Chari-
ties, 1904-1907: sec. N. Y. State Probation Comm'n
from establishment, 1907h1913; sec. Nat. Probation
Ass'n, 1911-1913; sec. N. Y. State Ass'n of Magis-
trates, 1910-1913; asso. editor Journal of Criminal Law
and Criminology; advisory editor The Child; now
sup't Brooklyn Soc. for Prevention of Cruelty to
Children. Independent; Unitarian. Mem. various
charitable, sociological and penological ass'ns; mem.
Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. Address: 105 Schermer-
horn St., Brooklyn, N. Y.


Lawyer; b. in Oakland Co., Mich., Nov. 21, 1858; s.
Charles J. and Laura A. F. Towne; ed. public schools
of Mich., and Univ. of .Mich., Ph.B., 1881; LL.D., Univ.
of Ala., 1906; m. 1887, Maude Irene Wildey. Became
chief clerk Dep't of Public Instr'n, Lansing, Mich.,
1881, and later in Treasury Dep't, State of Mich.;
studied law and was admitted to bar of Mich., 1885:
practised at Marquette, Mich., 1885-1889, Chicago 1889-
1890, and then located in Duluth, Minn.; elected to
Congress on Rep. ticket, 1894, and at once became
prominent as an advocate of bimetallism; was dele-
gate to the Nat. Rep. Conv. at St. Louis, 1896, but
left the conv. upon the adoption of the single gold-
standard platform, becoming one of the organizers of
the Silver Rep. party; was nominated for Congress
bv the Democrats and Populists, 1896, but defeated;
became chm'n Silver Rep. Nat. Com.. 1897: nominated
by the People's party and by Silver Republicans, 1900.
for Vice-Pres. of U. S., but declined both nominations
and brought about the union of the three parties
(Democratic, People's and S. R.) in support of Bryan
and Stevenson in the campaign of that year; nom-
inated by minority of Minnesota Legislature for U. S.
Senator, and, on death of Senator Davis, appt'd by
Gov Lind to the vacancy; in Senate made strong op-
position to the Philippine policy of the administration.
Removed to N. Y. City 1901; elected to Congress from
the 14th N. Y. Dist.. 1904, and served in 59th Con-
gress. In 1907 visited Far East as counsel to the
Emperor of Korea Mem. of law firm Towne & Spell-
man. Address: 115 Broadway, N. Y. City.


Editor; b. Louisville, Ky., Feb. 2. 1877; s. Prof. Paul
A. and Mary Stuart (Campbell) Towne; ed. in public
schs. N. Y. City, one year at Coll. City of N. Y., and
privately; unmarried. Formerly private sec. to John

Bris'ben Walker, editor and prop'r The Cosmopolitan
Magazine; later editor The Smart Set Magazine; now
mn'g editor The Designer. Author: The Quiet Singer,
and Other Poems; Manhattan, a Poem; Youth, and
Other Poems; Beyond the Stars, and Other Poems; The
Tumble Man (in collaboration with Henry Mayer);
also two songcycles (in collaboration with H. Clough-
Leighter), A Love Garden and An April Heart; four
songcycles (in collaboration with Amy Woo-dforde
Pinden), A Lover in Damascus, Five Little Japanese
Songs, A Dream of Egypt, The Magic Casement; fre-
quent contb'r of verse and stories to leading maga-
zines. Clubs: The Lambs, Authors. Address: 13 E.
36th St., N. Y. City.


Lawyer; dramatic author; b. Pella, Iowa, Feb. 19,
1869; s. Rev. Edward O. and Mary Virginia (Shull)

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