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44 E. 76th St., N. Y. City.

VEDDER, HAROLD L.

Insurance (general broker); b. Buffalo, N. Y., June
25, 1882; s. Harrison N. and Elizabeth (Loveridge)
Vedder; ed. P. S. 16, Buffalo, N. Y.; Heathcote Prep.
Sch., Buffalo, N. Y.; grad. Sheffield Scientific Sch., Yale
Univ., Ph.B. Republican. Clubs: Yale (N. Y.), Uni-
versity (N. Y.), Graduates (New Haven, Conn.). Ad-
dress: 1 Liberty St., N. Y. City.

VEDDER, MAUS ROSE

Physician; b. Schenectady, N. Y., March 19, 1S35; s.
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family in America; progenitor of American branch of
family was Harmon Albertus Vedder. son of Albert
Vedder, a native of Holland, who came to this country
in 1635: ed. at the Lyceum; grad. Union Coll.; studied
medicine under direction of elder brother, Dr. Alex-
ander M. Vedder; course Albany Med. roll. ; grad. Coll.
Phys. and Surg., M.D., 1860, his thesis awarded Faculty
Prize: m. April 14, 1863, Sarah Augustus, d. James
Cutwater, of Tivoli-on-Hudson. Engaged in mercan-
tile life for one year; fhe following year spent in
travel around world, visiting West Indies, China, and
Calif. Shortly after grad., appt'd resident physician
of Blackwell's Island, and later house physician at
Bellevue Hosp., two years; then offered services to
gov't, and immediately appt'd ass't surgeon in U.S.A.
Early in 1S63 resigned from army to asso. himself
with brother. Dr. Joseph H. Vedder, of Flushing, L. I.
In 1870 moved to N. T., where has since practised.
Mem. Royal Arch Masons. St. Nicholas Soc, Holland
Soc, Sons of Revolution, Chi Psi, Academy of Medi-
oine. Clubs: Transportation. Manhattan. Summer
residence: Caldwell, X. J. Address: 44 E. 76th St.. N.
V. Pity.

VELTE, HENRY P.

Lawyer, State Senator; b. X. Y. City, March 4, 1876;
s. Henry C. and Angelina Velte; ed. public schools
N T . Y. City; grad. N. Y. Univ. LL.B.; m. 1897, Emily
Krueckel; children: Edwin Henry, b 1898; Herbert
Randolph, b. 1902. Admitted to practice of law, 1897;
connected with firm of Townsend & McClelland until
1902, when, upon appt'mt of Senator McClelland as
U. S. general appraiser, firm name was changed to
Townsend & Velte; since death of Mr. Townsend,
1905, has practised alone. Elected State Senator from
4th Senatorial Dist. 1912. Democrat. Address: 34
Nassau St., N. Y. City.

VENABLE, JAMES ANDERSON

Manager Geneva plant of U. S. Radiator Corp'n; b.
Owensboro, Ky.. March 9, 1868; s. Thomas S. and Sallie
Quicksall (Anderson) Venable; ed. in public school;
married. Dir. Beals & Selkirk Trunk Co., Wyandotte,
Mich. Clubs: Geneva Country, Kanadasaga (Geneva,
N. Y.), Detroit Boat (Detroit). Address: Geneva, N. Y.

VERNON, HOWARD W.

Paper dealer; b. Brooklyn, June, 1867; s. Thomas
and Ianthe (Steele) Vernon; ed. Adelphi Acad, and
Yale Univ. (honpr First Dispute). Mem. firm of Paul
E. Vernon & Co.; former dir. Champerico Northern
R. R. of Guatemala. Has visited principal European
countries. .Mexico and Central America. Progressive.
Mem. Psi Upsilon and hi Delta Theta fraternities.
Recreations: Skating, snowshoeing, mountain climb-
ing. Clubs: Crescent Athletic. Arkwright, Alpine
(Canada). Address: 22 Reade St., N. Y. City.

VERNON, PHILIP HARWOOD

Lawyer; b. Utica, N. Y., March 31, 1834; a. Edward
and Anna (Clarke) Vernon; grad. N. Y. Univ., A.B.,
AjM. (Latin salutatorian, first prize mathematics),
1S53; m. Utica, N Y., June 26, 1867, Sophia Helena
Dutton; children: Harwood, Grace (Mrs. Raymond C.
H. Gorges). Mem. Gen Assembly of State of X. J.,
1879-1880. Republican; Presby'n. Mem. N. Y. State
Bar Ass'n, Daw Inst., Psi Upsilon fraternity, N. Y.
Univ. Alumni Ass'n. Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Ass'n.
Residence: 33 W. 12th St. Address: 34 Pine St., X. Y.
City.

VERNON, RUSSELL MONTGOMERY

Lawyer; b. Florida, N. Y April 23, 1873; s. Mont-
gomery Hale and Mary Alice (Goble) Vernon; ed.
Washington Acad., Florida, N. Y. ; Wallkill Free Acad.,
Middletown, N. Y. ; Cornell Univ. Sch. of Law, LL.B.,
1894; m. Brooklyn, N. Y., Oct. 2, 1901, Elizabeth Gill;
children: Clinton Montgomery, b. Dec. 1, 1902; Arthur
Gill, b. Dec. S, 190S. Engaged in gen. practice of law
since April, 1S96; 2d lieut., Co. I, First Inf., N. G. N. Y.
Republican; Universalis*. Mem. Delta Chi College
fraternity, Royal Arcanum Club, and various fraternal
organizations, gun clubs, etc. Address: Middletown,
N. Y.

VER PLANCK, WILLIAM GORDON

Lawyer; b. Geneva, N. Y., April 15, 1861; s. Samuel
Hopkins and Mary G. (Vought) Ver Planck; grad.
Hobart Coll., B.S., 1882; Columbia Coll. Law Sch.; m.
X. Y. City, June 16, 1891, Harriet A. Clark; one d.:
Margaret Schuyler, b. Oct. 17, 1892. Admitted to bar
1883. Insp. public schools under Mayor Strong. Part-
ner Ver Planck, Prince & Flanders; dir. and v.-p.
Geneva Xat. Bank, Geneva, X. Y. Democrat; Episco-
palian. Trustee Ass'n for Protection of Adirondacks;
vice-chancellor Colonial Order; mem. Bar Ass'n, St.
Xicholas Soc, Colonial Wars, Sons of Revolution, Hol-



land Soc. Clubs: St. Xioholas, Down Town, St. An- .
drew's Golf. Residence: 321 W. 90th St. Address:
149 Broadway, X. Y. City.

VEZIN, CHARLES

Comm'n merchant, artist; b. Philadelphia, Pa., April
9, 1858; s. Charles and Caroline (Kalisky) Vezin; ed.
schs. of Germany, Dr. Ferris Sch., Philadelphia, Pa.;
Mil. Coll., Chester, Pa.; also studied in Europe; m.
X. Y. City, June 14, 18S3, Adah De Lamater; children:
Louise, b. July, 1884 (wife of Dr. Walter L. Xiles);
Charles, Jr., b. 1886; Cornelius De Lamater, b. Xov.,
1891; Zillah, b. Aug., 1893. Entered large dyeing
establishment, Barmen, Germany; moved to X. Y.,
1879, and became clerk in wholesale house making
bronze powders and gold leajf; subsequently entered
knit goods business, and formed partnership of Hinch-
man, Vezin & Co., 1894, of which firm is still a mem.
Has exhibited work at Nat. Acad., Pa. Acad., Corcoran
Gallery, Carnegie Inst., Chicago Art Inst., Worcester
Museum; contb'r of articles on art in art magazines.
Republican; Independent Democrat: Unitarian. Dir.
Am. Fine Arts Soc; mem. Nat. Child Labor Ass'n, Am.
Historic and Scenic Preservation Soc, Municipal Art
Soc, X. Y. State Forestry Ass'n, Am. Acad. Polit. and
Social Science, Acad, of Polit. Science, Xat. Municipal
League, Sch. Art League, Am. Forestry Ass'n, Xat.
Audubon Soc: pres. Art Students' League of X. Y.
Recreation: Painting. Clubs: Century, Salmagundi
(pres.), Nat. Arts, Merchants. Residence: 409 Palisade
Av., Yonkers; Lyme, Conn., and Woodstock, X. Y. Ad-
dress: 349 Broadway, X. Y. City.

VIBBERT, WILLIAM H.

Clergyman; b Oct. 1, 1839; s. Rev. Dr. William E.
and Mary E. (Cooke) Vibbert; attended Trinity Coll.,
Hartford, Conn.; Berkeley Div. Sch., Middletown,
Conn.; m. Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 2, 1866, Julia New-
bold Welsh: children: Mrs. Frederick W. Keasbury, b.
Feb. 25, 1875; Aubrey Darrell, b. July 9, 1879. Prof,
of Hebrew, Berkeley Div. Sch.; rector Christ Oh., Mid-
dle Haddam, Conn.; St. Peter's Ch., Philadelphia;
Trinitv Chapel, N. Y. City. Episcopalian. Mem. Delta
Psi fraternity. Trustee St. Luke's Home for Aged
Women, Home for Old Men and Aged Couples, Trinity
Ohapel Home, House of the Holy Comforter, House
of Mercv, Trinity Sch., St. Agatha Sch., Gen. Theol.
Sem., Trinity Coll., Hartford, Conn.; N. Y. Bible and
Prayer Book Soc, Soc. Propagation Religion and
Learning. Clergymen's Retiring Fund. Address: 145
E. 35th St., N. Y. City.

VIELE, SHELDON THOMPSON

Lawver; b. Buffalo, X. Y.. Jan. 4, 1847; s. Henry
Knickerbocker and Ltetitia Porter (Thompson) Viele.
His father was a son of a prominent lawyer and
statesman during the early part of the nineteenth
century, and descendant of Pieter Cornelison Viele,
who settled at Schenectady about 1670; on mother's
side descended from Jabez Thompson, an officer in
French and Indian War, and also m War of Revo-
lution, who was killed while in command of his reg't
in the retreat from X. Y., Sept., 1776. and from Anthony
Thompson, who settled in Xew Haven, 1638; ed. Yale
College, A.B., in 1868 and A.M., in course 1871; m. June
5, 1877, Anna Porter Dorr; children: Grace, Dorr, Anna,
Laetitia, Sheldon K. Studied law in office of E. Carlton
Sprague, Buffalo; admitted to X. Y. Bar, 1869, and in
May, 1871, began practice on own account, and has
since practised in Buffalo. Vestryman of St. Paul's
Ch., trustee St. Margaret's Sch.; has served as curator
Buffalo Library, 1886-1889; pres. Yale Alumni Ass'n of
Western X. Y., 1895-1896, pres. (Delta Kappa Epsilon
Ass'n of Western X. Y., 18SS, again in 1896; has been
v.-p. for Buffalo of the Holland. Soc. of X. Y., served
two years as pres. Buffalo Ass'n, Sons of Revolution.
Mem. of X. Y. State Bar Ass'n, Lawyers Club oX
Buffalo, Soc. Colonial Wars, Soc. War of 1812, Mil.
Order Loyal Legion; was first sec. of the first Dist.
Com. of original Charity Org'n Soc. of the U. S. and a
trustee from its incorporation, was mem. of the first
Exec. Com. of Civil Service Reform Ass'n of Buffalo.
Was appt'd in June, 1906, by Gov. Higgins, State
cemm'r in lunacy, to succeed tJhe late Daniel X. Lock-
wood, and reappt'd by Gov. Hughes in March 1907.
Clubs: Saturn (dean, 1889), University (of which he
was the first president, 1894-1897), Lawyers. Address:
284 Main St., Buffalo, X. Y.

VIERECK, GEORGE SYLVESTER

Author, editor; b. Munich, Germany, Dec. 31, 1884; s.
Louis and Laura Viereck; came to America at age of
12; ed. in public schools in Germany and X. Y. City,
and Coll. City of X. Y., A.B., 1906. While at college
published book of German verse (Gedichte, 1904), sub-
sequently embodied in Xineveh und andere Gedichte,
published at request of Ludwig Fulda in 1906 by
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American editions, published 1907, by Brown, Lang-
ham & Co., London, and Moffat, Yard & Co., N. Y. City,
contain -the most important of the German poems
written in English by the author, in addition to
numerous poems originally written in English, are:
A Game at Love and Other Plays, 1906 (Brentano);
The (House of the Vampire, 1907 (Moffat, Yard & Co.),
(all published in Germany). (The House of the Vam-
pire was dramatized and performed during season of
1908-1909.) Dramatized Schiller's Joan of Arc for Miss
Maude Adams' performance at Harvard Univ. On re-
turn from trip to Germany, where lectured, embodied
his impressions in Confessions of a Barbarian (Moffat,
Yard & Co.): America, A Litany cf Nations, 1906
(Viereck Publishing Co.). Published The Candle and
the Flame, 1912, and a complete edition of his works
the same vear. Lectured in Germany at Univ. of Ber-
lin on Am. Poetry and Am. Poets, 1911; editor, The
International, a liberal magazine devoted to literature,
politics, philosophy and the drama; asso. editor Cur-
rent Opinion; pres. Moods Publishing Co. Joined the
Progressive party at its formation; delegate to the
Syracuse conv. In 1912, that nominated Oscar S. Straus.
Mem. Poetry Soc. of America (one of founders and
charter mem.) ; Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity, Authors'
League of America, Modern Historic Records Ass'n.
Recreations: Swimming and poetry. Clu'bs: Nat. Arts,
N. Y. Athletic, Vagabonds. Address: 134 W. 29th St.,
N. Y. City.

VIETOR, THOMAS F.

Dry goods merchant, capitalist; b. Brooklyn, N. Y.,
Oct. 22, 1871; s. George Frederick and Annie M.
(Achelis) Vietor; ed. in schs of Germany, France and
N. Y. ; married. Partner in firm Frederick Vietor &
Achelis since 1900. Pres. Rumson Land & Develop-
ment Co.; treas. Griswold Worsted Co., Vanda Co.,
Champlain Worsted Co.; trustee German Savings
Bank; dir. Nat. Park Bank. Mutual Bank, Mount
Morris Bank, Yorkville Bank, Poidebard Silk Mf'g Co.,
Pullman Holding Co.. Hubbard Holding Co., Tilden In-
vesting Co., Merchants' Protective Ass'B; underwriter
Am. Lloyds. (Mem. Chi Phi fraternity, Musical Art
Soc, Chamber of Commerce; trustee German Hosp.
and Dispensary. Cluibs: Metropolitan, Union League,
N. Y. Athletic, Rumson Country, Manhattan, German,
Merchants, L. I. Country, Adirondack League. Resi-
dence: 787 Fifth Av Address: 38 E. 25th St., N. Y.
City.

VILLA, ALFONSO P.

Silk merchant, mf'r; b. Turin, Italy; grad. Univ. of
Turin, Ch.D., 1S97. Mem. firm A. P. Villa & Bros.;
pres. A. P. Villa & Bros, of Japan, Inc., A. P. Villa &
Bros, of Shanghai, Inc., A. P. Villa & Bros, of Canton,
Inc., A. P. Villa & Bros, of Lyons, Inc.; v.-p. Cascami
Silk Spinning Co. of America. Decorated by King of
Italy, 1910. Mem. Chamber of Commerce. Clubs:
Lotos, Manhattan, Midtown, Chemists, Automobile,
Sleepy Hollow, Rumson Country. Residence: Lotos
Club, 110 W. 57th St. Address: 95 Madison Av., N. Y.

VILLARD, HAROLD GARRISON

Lawyer; b. Dec. 3, 1869; s. Henry and Fanny (Garri-
son) Villard; grad. Harvard Univ., A.B., 1890; Colum-
bia Univ., LL.B., 1894; m. April 29, 1897, Mariquita Ser-
rano; children: Henry Serrano, b. 1900; Harold Vincent,
to. 1901; Mariquita Serrano, b 1905. Democrat. Clubs:
City, Lawyers. Address: 117 W. 57th St., N. Y. City.

VILLARD, OSWALD GARRISON

Publisher, editorial writer; b. Wiesbaden, Germany,
March 13, 1872; s. Henry and Fanny (Garrison)
Villard; grad. Harvard Univ., A.B., 1893, A.M 1896;
Washington and Lee Univ., Litt.D., 1906; m. Athens,
Ga., Feb. 18, 1903, Julia Breckinridge Sandford; chil-
dren: Dorothea Marshall, b. Sept. 25, 1907; Henry Hil-
gard, b. Jan. 18, 1911. Editorial writer, N. Y. Evening
Post. Pres. N. Y. Evening Post Co., Garrison Realty
Co., Yachting Pub. Co.; v.-p. Dobbs Ferry Hosp., chm'n
B'd of Dirs. Manassas (Va.) Industrial Sch. for Colored
Youths, Men's League for Woman Suffrage. Chm'n
Exec. Com. Nat. Ass'n for Adv. of Colored People.
Independent Democrat. Published, 1910, John Brown,
a Biography, Fifty Years After. Clubs: City, Har-
vard, University, Ardsley. Address: 179 E. 71st St.,
N. Y. City.

VINCENT, JOHN HEYL

Bishop M. E. Ch.; b. Tuscaloosa, Ala,, Feb. 23, 1832;
s. John Himrod and Mary (Raser) Vincent; ed. Lewis-
Iburg (Pa.) Acad. prep, dep't Univ. at Lewisburg, Pa.;
Newark (N. J.) Wesleyan Inst., D.D.; Ohio Wesleyan
Univ., D.D. ; Harvard Univ., Washington and Jefferson
Coll.; m. Portville, Cattaraugus Co., N. Y., Nov. 10,
1858, Elizabeth Dusenbury; one son: George Edgar, b.
March 2, 1864. Taught country sch. at Chillisquaque,
Pa., 1850; traveled circuit as Methodist ass't preacher



in Luzerne Co., Pa., 1851; Newark (N. J.) City Mission,
as ass't, 1852; joined Newark (N. J.) M. E. Conf., 1853
stationed at North Belleville, 1853-1854; at Irvington,
1855-1856; transferred to Rock River (111.) Conf., 1857;
stationed at Joliet, 111., in 1857-1858: Mt. Morris, 1858;
Galena, 1858-1859; Rockford, 1861. Traveled in Europe
and Palestine, 1862; pastor at Rockford, 111., 1863;
Trinity Ch., Chicago, 1864. Established Sunday School
Magazine and Lesson Leaf System in Chicago, in con-
nection with Sunday School Teacher, 1864; entered
the Sunday School Union of M. E. Ch. as agent, then
as corr., sec. and editor, 1865-1888. Elected bishop,
1888; resided in Buffalo. N. Y., 1888-1892; in Topeka,
Kan., 1893-1900; resident bishop of Europe, at Zurich,
Switzerland, 1900-1904; retired from active episcopacy,
1904. Author: The Modern Sunday School: S. S. Insti-
tutes and Normal Classes; The Chautauqua Movement;
Little Footprints in Bible Hands. A Study in Peda-
gogy; Better Not; Our Own Church, and several
volumes of Lesson Notes, Question Books ; etc. Mem.
Alpha Tau Omega. Associated with Lewis Miller, of
Akron, in org'n of Chautauqua S. S. Assembly. 1874.
Suggested, organized and named the Chautauqua
Literary and Scientific Circle, in 1878, and served from
the beginning as sup't of instr'n in Chautauqua As-
sembly, and from its founding, as chancellor of the
Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, with head-
quarters at Chautauqua, N. Y. Address: 5700 Black-
stone Av., Chicago, III.

VINCENT, MARVIN RICHARDSON

Clergyman; b. Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Sept. 11, 1834;
s. Leonard M. (Rev.) and Nancy M. (Richardson) Vin-
cent; grad. Columbia Coll., N. Y., B.A., 1854, M.A., 1857;
Union Coll., Schenectady, D.D., 1865; m. Brooklyn, N.
Y., June 30, 1868, Hulda F. Seagrave; children: Helen
Seagrave, Katherine Storm, Edith. Mary Leonard.
Instr. Grammar Sch. of Columbia Coll., 1854-1858; prof.
Latin, Troy Univ., 1858-1861; pastor 1st Presby'n Ch.,
Troy, N. Y., 1863-1873; pastor Ch. Covenant, N. Y. City,
1873-1888; prof. Sacred Literature, Union Theol. Sera.,
N. Y., since 1888. Has published 25 vols., besides
numerous pamphlets and addresses. Presby'n. Mem.
N. Y. Hist. Soc. Club: Century. Address: 20 E. 92d
St., N. Y. City.

VINCENT, WESLEY GROVE

Surgeon; b. Oak Bluffs, Mass., Dec. 6, 1871; s.
Francis P. and Minnie E. (Killian) Vincent; grad.
Phillips Exeter Acad., 1892; Yale. A:B. 1896, M.D. 1900;
m. N. Y. City, Oct. 12, 1904, Ethel Boorum Gresham.
Ass't attending surgeon N. Y. Post-Grad. Hosp., ass't
surgeon N. Y. Post-Grad. and Presby'n Dispensaries.
Mem. N. Y. Acad, of Medicine, Am. Med. Ass'n, N. Y.
County Med. Soc, N. Y. State Med. Soc, Med. Soc
Greater N. Y., Soc. Alumni Post-Graduate Hosp. Instr.
in surgery N. Y. Post-Graduate Med. Sch. Republican;
Episcopalian. Address: 498 West End Av., N. Y. City.

VINEBERG, HIRAM N.

Surgeon; s. Alexander and Hannah Vineberg; grad.
McGill Univ., Montreal, M.D., CM. (Holmes gold
medalist for best written and oral final examination
for the degree in medicine end surgery); m. N. Y. Citv,
Sept. 9, 1891, Lena Bernheim. Settled in practice of
medicine in N. Y. City since 1886, and has made a
specialty of gynecological diseases. Has made several
trips to European medical centres and one around the
world; a year's residence in the Hawaiian Islands.
Author of numerous med. papers and of several orig-
inal operations in gynecology; one of contb'rs to The
Practice of Obstetrics, by American Authors. Gyne-
cologist to St. Mark's Hosp., Montefiore Home for
Chronic Invalids, and attending gynecologist Mount
Sinai Hosp.; visiting gynecologist Har Moriah Hosp.
Independent in politics. Fellow Am. Gynecol. Soc;
mem. Am. Med. Ass'n; fellow N. Y. Obstet. Soc; mem.
N. Y. County Med. Soc; fellow N. Y. Acad. Medicine.
Recreations: Horseback riding, golf, rowing, etc
Mem. Canadian Society. Clubs: Harmonie, British
Schools and Universities. Address: 751 Madison Av.,
N. Y. City.

VIOLETT, ATWOOD

Born New Orleans, La., Feb. 19, 1847; s. William A.,
native of Alexandria, Va., who removed to New Orleans
and established himself in business there in 1842 as W.
A. Violett& Co., and Penelope A. (Oldham) Violett; ed.
in private schools; m. New Orleans, La., Olga, d. Will-
lam Quentell and Corinne Baquie. Enlisted in the
Confederate army at Mobile, Ala., Jan., 1864. Later
transferred to the Mil. Univ. of Alabama, at Tusca-
loosa, where, in April, 1865, the cadets had an en-
gagement with a brigade of one of the divisions of
Wilson's Cavalry, a famous command of the Federal
army and one that figured very conspicuously in the
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of the Confederacy, and was paroled by Major-Gen.
Oanby, of the Federal army, May, 1S65. Entered
father's office at New Orleans, and on his death, July
1, 1869, succeeded him under lirra name of Violett,
Black & Co. During the reconstruction period, in
1874, was conspicuously associated with a successful
movement that resulted in overturning Louisiana car-
pet-bag and negro domination, creating a sensation
at that time throughout the country and leading to a
marked and favorable effect upon the Nat. Dem. party.
Mem. Nat. Guard La., 1S7S, until retirement as lieut.-
col., 1S87. The firm of Atwood Violett & Co., was in-
augurated at New Orleans in 1890, and established,
under the same name, in N. Y. City in 1893. the firm
holding membership on the N. Y., New Orleans and
Liverpool Cotton Exchanges. Democrat. Mem. Soc. of
the Cincinnati, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Southern
Soc. Clubs: Union, Westchester Country. Residence:
150 W. 59th St. Address: 20 Broad St., N. Y. City.

VITALE, FERRUCCIO

Landscape architect; b. Florence, Italy, Feb. 5, 1875;
s. Lazzaro and Giuseppina Countess Barbaro Vitale;
ed. in Florence, classical schools, Modena Royal Mil.
Acad.; grad., 1903, Florence Acad, of Arts. Landscape
architect in N. Y. City since 1904. Served as 1st lieut.,
Italian army, up to 1904; military attache to Italian
Embassv in Washington, 1898-1S99; in Philippines as
representative of Italian army, 1899. Fellow Am. Soc.
of Landscape Architects; mem. Municipal Art Soc. of
N Y.; Knight of the Crown of Italy; honorary mem.
Armv of the Philippines Soc. Address: 527 Fifth Av.,
N. Y. City.

VIVIAN, ENOCORA WADSWORTH (Mrs. Thomas
J. Vivian)

Musician; ib. Troy, N. Y., 1860; d. Enoch and Hannah
M. (Hickok) Wadsworth; grad. Mrs. Poston's Sem.,
Marysville, Calif., 1878 (with honors); m. Oakland,
Calif., 1SS0, Thomas J. Vivian; one d.: Gladys Vivian
Gordon, b. 1SS2. "Founder and pres. Congress of States
Soc. U. S. Daughters of 1812 (N. Y. State); mem.
N. Y. Browning Soc., Soc. of N. Y. State Women, Char-
ter Chapter Daughters of the Union; historian Nat.
Soc. U. S. Daughte-s of 1812 (N. Y. State); mem.
Woman's Relief Corps, Nat. Soc. of Patriotic Women
of Am., D. A. R., Equal Suffrage League, Housewives
League. Progressive; Quaker. Dir. City Federation
Hotel for Working Girls. Clubs: Musicians, Nat. Calif,
(founder, pres.). Address: 407 W. 123d St., N. Y. City.

VIZETELLY, FRANK (FRANCIS) HORACE

Lexicographer, author, editor, encyclopedist; b. Lon-
don, Eng., April 2, 1864; s. Henry Richard and Eliza-
beth Ann (Ansell) Vizetelly; ed. Ecole des Freres
Chretiens, Passy; Lycee Baudard, Nogent-sur-Marne,
France, and Arnold Coll., Eastbourne, Eng.; Litt.D.
(cum laude), Oriental Univ., Washington, D. C; LL.D.,
St. John's Coll., Annapolis, Mi; m. N Y. City, June
6, 1894, Bertha Marie Krebbiel; one d.: Norma, b. 1897.
Ass't editor Standard Dictionary, 1891; asso. revising
editor, same, 1894-1899; mn'g editor, 1902, 1903, 1909;
asso. editor of all its abridgements; mn'g editor New
Standard Dictionary 1909-1912; editor same since 1913.
Revising editor Columbian Encyclopedia, Cyclopedia
of Classified Dates (collaborated on new edition, 1908),
Hoyt's Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations, 1894-1897;
mg'r editorial dep't and sec. editorial b'd Jewish En-
cyclopedia, 18S9-1905; editor The Lexicographer's Easy
Chair (Literary Digest), 1904-1909, and since 1912;
also of Dep'ts of Pronunciation and Typography on
New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowl-
edge (12 vols.), 1905-1911; Dep't of Pronunciation of
Standard Bible Dictionary. 1908; mem. Advisory
Council Simplified Spelling Board since 1909. Author:
The Preparation of Manuscripts, A Desk-Book of
Errors in English (in press), A Story and Study of
English, A Desk-Book of Mispronounced Words;
contb'r of miscellaneous papers to periodical press.
Mem. Royal Soc. for Encouragement of Arts, Manu-
facturers and Commerce, London, since 1903; Nat.
Geog. Soc. since 1912. Club: Authors. Address: 736
Riverside Drive, N. Y. City.

VOGEL, MARTIN

Lawyer, ass't treas. N. Y. Sub-Treasury; b. N. Y.
City, 1878; ed. private school, Columbia College, Co-
lumbia Law School and N. Y. Law School; admitted
to bar 1901. Mem. law firm Vogel & Vogel, specialty
being banking and corp'n law; att'y for many corp'ns
and banks. Formerly dir. Harriman Nat. Bank.
Nominated by Pres. Woodrow Wilson Oct. 18, 1913,
ass't treas. U. S. at N. Y. City. Democrat. Mem. Ass'n
Bar City of N. Y., N. Y. County Bar Ass'n. Clubs:
Criterion (v. -p. and gov.), Hollywood Golf (pres.).
Press, iSiwanoy Golf. Residence: 56 E. SOth St. Ad-
dress: 15 Broad St., N. Y. City.



VOISLAWSKY, ANTONIO PHINEAS

Physician; b. N. Y. City, June 5", 1S72; s. Silas P. and
Antonia (Scharles) Voislawsky; ed. N. Y. public
schools, N. Y. Univ., B.S., 1894; Dartmouth Med. Coll.,
M.D., 1896; m. Belleville, N. J., June 4, 1902, Margaret
Rutgers Van Rensselaer; children: Van Rensselaer



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