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Pollock, John C 306

Pope, Winfield Scott 277

Porter, Edward W 227

Porter, Eugene Hoffman. .. .357

Porter, Gen. Horace 528

Porter, James G ! 79

Potter, Charles Nelson 307

Potter, Edwin Graham 464

Potter, William 306

Potts, Jesse Walker 152

Potts, Templin Morris 455

Powell, James L 557

Powell, Thomas Carr ..218

Powers, Gorham 601

Powers, James Knox 36

Price, George M 211

Prime, Ralph Earl 307

Prince, Le Baron Bradford . .429

Prouty, Charles Newton 306

Pulsifer, Nathan TrowbridgelSl

Pyne, Moses T 371

Quinby, Henry B 368

Rackley, Edwin H 45

Rainsford, William S 624

Ramaley, Francis 427

Rand, Stephen

Randolph, George F 530

Randolph, Tom 3

Rathburn, Charles M 99

Raven, Anton Adolph 532

Raynor, Isidor 304

Redmond, J. W 480

Reed, Henry Thomas 307

Reed, N. F 367

Rees, R. R 308

Reeves, Arthur J 627

Reeves, James Haynes 372

Reinhardt, Caleb S 346

Remington, Arthur 312

Richards, Joseph Thomas.. 581

Richards, George 635

Richardson, Charles Albert.. 377

Richardson, Harris 629

Richardson, Royal 374

Richardson, William 15

Ridgway, Craig 14

Riley, Henry C 309

Rine, Edwin M 137

Roach, Richard P I/O

Roberts, Ellis Henry 308

Robertson, E. B 309



Robinson, Alexander Kelly.. 310

Robinson, Fred Austin 418

Robinson, John Buchanan. .338
Roddy, Joseph Stockton. ... 122

Rodenberg, William A 333

Rodgers, Raymond P 308

Rodney, Robert Burton 145

Roeschlaub. Frank S 501

Rogers, William Evans 359

Rollins, Charles Leonard ...368
Rook, Charles Alexander. .. .533

Rosenthal, Herman 198

Rowe, Stewart Everett 631

Rumer, James F 309

Ruppert, Jacob, Jr 226

Russell. Linus E 310

Ryan, John J 50

Ryan, Thomas 376

Ryan, Thomas Fortune 535

Sanborn, Arthur Loomis. . . .347

Sanders, Jared Y 310

Sanford, Stephen 560

Sanger. Henry H 417

Sapp, Dexter Taylor 311

Sapp, William Frederick. .. .311
Sargent, Charles Sprague. . .177
Satterlee, Francis Le Roy.. 639

Savage, Minot Judson 431

Sawyers. John Lazelle 599

Sayre, William L 45

Scanlan, Lawrence 435

Scarborough. William 537

Schenck, Bm amin RoHnson 398

Schieren, Charles Adolf 538

Schmidt. Carl Ernest 407

Schutt, John 377

Sc^uvler, Aaron 311

Schwab. Charts M 593

Scott, James Hutchison 52

Scriver, Hiram A 632

Scriber, Hiram A 632

Seamans. Clarence Walker.. 481
Search. Theodore Carson... 433

Seargeant. Mi ner 192

Seay. James W 314

Seeeer, Albert H. F 388

Seehorn, Thomas J 339

Sevmour, Jo^n Sammis 386

Sevmonr, William W 598

SV-ackleford. Dorsey W 312

Shannon, John B 469

Shanklin. Charles S 312

Sharp, Frank J. -502



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INDEX



Shaw, Charles Gray 376

Shelton, William H 442

Shepard, Edward Martin. . . .378
Sherman, James Schoolcraft.313

Shippen, Joseph 383

Shiras, Oliver Perry 391

Shriver, Alfred Jenkins 336

Sikes, John C 624

Simmons, George Welch.... 454

Simpson, Charles T 449

Simpson, Edward 501

Sims, Edwin W 329

Singer, Isidor 387

Skaggs, Andrew E 315

Skeel, Frank 54

Skiffington, Alfred J 411

Skinner, Clarence Edward.. 448

Slater, Samuel Scott 157

Slayden, James L 317

Smart, Isabelle Thompson. .379

Smith, Artemas B 369

Smith, B. Decatur 315

Smith, David Stanley 196

Smith, Edward Robinson. . . .380

Smith, Francis Marion 571

Smith, Frank 377

Smith, George P 383

Smith, George T 594

Smith, Jane Luella Dowd...447

Smith, Jared Gage 512

Smith, Jay Herndon 432

Smith, Lyndon A 540

Smith, Martin Snyder 316

Smith, Milton 382

Smith, Walter Scott 338

Smith, Wickliffe R 347

Smith, William Orlando 314

Smyth, Andrew Woods 256

Sniffin, Culver C 285

Snively, L. E 88

Snowden, Llewellyn 62

Snyder, Edward Eugene. ... 154

Snyder, George W 382

Snyder, Martin L 344

Snyder, Jonathan L 349

Sobel, Isador 205

Soper, George A 541

Southard, Frank Bishop.... 85

Spalding, George Burley 471

Speed, James B 461

Speed, John James 419

Spencer, Daniel S 121

Spencer, Stanhope Reid 207



Spenzer, John George 399

Spofford, Paul N 383

Sprague, Austin V. W 640

Spring, Leverett Wilson 537

Springer, John Wallace 597

Stackhouse, James Alonzo.,562

Stafford, George A 218

Stanford, Henry L. D 632

Starkweather, John L 316

Staude, Edwin G 317

Steele, Frederick Morgan... 636

Steele, O. B 340

Stephens, M. Bates 315

Sterling, John A 318

Stetson, Augusta E 144

Stetson, Willis Kimball 393

Stevens, Cyrus Lee 163

Stevens, Frederick Clement.. 466

Stiness, John Henry 318

Stirling, Yates 603

Stoffel, Remy Joseph 457

Stone, Eugene Potter 553

Stone, George 332

Stone, Mason S 171

Stookey, Lyman B 448

Storch, Joseph A 181

Story, William 487

Stowe, Andrew David 633

Straus, Oscar S 423

Street, Jacob Richard 48

Stuart, J. C 151

Sullivan, Frank Hugh 433

Sundberg, Bengt E 338

Surface, Harvey Adams 119

Sverdrup, George 562

Taggart, Thomas 318

Talcott, James 461

Talcott, John Butler 252

Tanner, J. Mack 319

Tanner, Willard B 319

Taussig, B. J 319

Taylor, George Edwin 394

Taylor, George Washington. 396

Taylor, Robert 352

Taylor, William R 100

Teall, John Henry 91

Teasdale, Howard 604

Ten Broeck, Floyd G 174

Tench, Frederick 384

Terry, Albert Todd 430

Terry, Nathaniel Matson 323

Terry, Will Albert 139

Thomas, Arthur Lloyd 638



INDEX



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Thomas, E. Perry 401

Thomas, Frank W 129

Thompson, George G 93

Thompson, John A 386

Thompson, Josiah Van Kirk. 544
Thompson, Robert William. 475

Thomson, John 322

Thomson, William Holmes.. 422
Thorington, William Sewell.320

Thome, William V. S 50

Threadgill, John 320

Throop, Benjamin H 401

Thurston, John Mellen 398

Tibbets, Addison S 642

Tiffany, Nelson 58

Tihen, John Henry 555

Tilford, Frank 402

Tingey, Charles S 316

Townsend, J. Fred 93

Townsend, Samuel D 57

Trewin, James Henry 323

Trimble, South 321

Tromly, Theodore 334

Troyer, Chauncey H 440

Tuller, Edward Pratt 403

Tutherlv, Herbert Everett. . .546

Tyler, Bayard H 20*1

Tyrrell, J. Boyd 299

Ulmann, Albert 186

Untermeyer, Samuel 630

Updegraff, Milton 328

Upham, Warren 44

Vale, Ruby Ross 637

Van Devanter, Willis 223

Van Home, William Cor
nelius 103

Van Zandt, K. M 516

Vogdes, Anthony W 321

Voliva, Wilbur Glenn 404

Wadsworth, H. E 404

Wadsworth, James Walcott.405

Waldo, Frank 83

Walker, Alexander 159

Walker, Charles C 81

Walker, Jefferson Davis 559

Walker, James Wilson 517

Walker, John 485

Walker, Thomas Barlow 548

Walsh, John Henry 94

Wanner, Peter D 406

Ward, David L 326

Ward, Horace B 635

Ware, Charles 78



Warfield, Edwin 323

Warner, Charles Mortimer. .470

Washburn, Jed L 552

Washburn, William Drew... 626
Washburn, William D. Jr.... 415
Waterbury, Edwin Stevens.. 324

Watkins, Jabez Bunting 444

Watkins, Jesse M 102

Watres, Louis A 325

Watrous, Jerome Anthony.. 406
Watson, Henry Winfield. . . .104

Watson, John Jay 185

Ways, Charles Edward 108

Weaver, Edgar 628

Webb, Edward Allyn 39,

Webb, Henry P 344

Webster, Albert Lowry 594

Weeks, John Elmer 195

Weller, Luman Hamblin 327

Wellhouse, Fred 328

Wells, George Clark 82

Wells, Myron Ellsworth. .. .175

Welsh, Herbert 632

Werner, William E 329

Wescott, Charles R 128

West, Charles L 328

West, Thomas Henry 432

Wetterau, George Henry. . . .443

Whalen, Patrick 345

Wheeler, Benjamin Ide 333

Wheeler, George W 176

Wherry, John 639

Whipple, William G 326

White, Archibald S 498

White, Benjamin F 327

White, Charles Harry 573

White, James W 491

White, John J 536

Whitehouse, Henry Remsen.411

Wbitfield, James B 178

Whitham, Jay Manuel 136

Whitney, Henry Howard. . . .558

Wierman, Victor 55

Wilcox, William Alonzo. . . .366

Wildman, Edwin 351

Wiley, Ariosto Appling 324

Wiley, William Halsted Ill

Willard, William D 627

Willcox, William R 325

William, Charles Edward ... 56
Williams, Pardon Clarence. .322

Williams, Sherman 66

Wills, Charles T 636



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INDEX



Wilson John A 577

Wilson, Walter John SO

Winborne, Benjamin Brodie.326

Wolz, George F 595

Wood, Edwin O 488

Wood, George Warren 453

Wood, Henry A. Wise 38^

Woodford, Arthur Burnham.334

Woodman, Frank 450

Woods, William Stone 631

Woodward, Frank R 334



Worman, James Henry 566

Wormley, William G 405

Worrall, John Byard 459

Worthington, B. A 189

Wright, Ernest 46

Yencer, Martin Washington. 574

Yoder, Albert Henry 342

Young, D. H 410

Young, William James 490

Ziegler, Charles Calvm 424

Zimmerman, Martin von.... 216



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JOHN JOSEPH KINDRED,

Physician and Congressman,

Was born in Southampton county, Virginia, July 15,
1864. He was educated in the Suffolk Military academy
(Va.), paying practically all his expenses from his sav
ings by clerking in a country store; at Randolph-Macon
college, and at the University of Virginia. He completed
his medical studies at the hospital course in Louisville,
Ky, graduating as an M.D. in 1889. Removing to New
York in 1889, without friends or money, he served as phy
sician in many hospitals and institutions for mental and
nervous diseases, including Bloomingdale asylum (New
York), Hudson River State hospital. He also took
post-graduate courses in medicine in New York,
spending some time abroad in study. He was grad
uated in the department of mental diseases in
the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and served
as extra assistant physician in the Royal asylum,
Morningside, Edinburgh, Scotland. A year later he es
tablished a sanitarium in Stamford, Conn. In 1896 he
established the River Crest sanitarium at Astoria, Bor
ough of Queens, New York City, for mental and nervous
diseases, one of the largest private institutions of the kind
in the country. He is recognized as an authority in the
treatment of mental and nervous diseases and has lectured
and published many articles on these subjects. He has al
ways taken an active interest in public affairs, devoting
all possible time to effect the betterment of conditions and
the higher efficiency of public officials, keeping posted
on state and national issues. His nomination and election
to congress came without any solicitation on his part,



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DAVID FRANCIS CRAWFORD,

Railroad Manager,

Was born Dec. 4, 1865. He was educated at Pennsylva
nia Military academy. Entered railway service 1885 as
apprentice Altoona shops Pennsylvania road, since which
he has been consecutively, December, 1889, to February,
1892, inspector test department same road at Altoona,
Pa.; February, 1892, to July, 1895, assistant master me
chanic Pennsylvania Co. at Fort Wayne, Ind. ; July, 1895,
to Nov. i, 1899, assistant to superintendent motive power;
Nov. i, 1899, to Aug. i, 1903, superintendent motive pow
er same company; Aug. i, 1903, to date, general superin
tendent motive power Pennsylvania lines west of Pitts-
burg.

WILLIAM DUNBAR JENKINS,

Civil Engineer,

Was born Sept. 18, 1849, in Adams county, Mississippi.
He was educated in the military schools of France and
Belgium; in 1869-72 studied civil engineering in Lex
ington, Va. ; and then engaged in active practice. He has
done some important bridge work, including; the Ran
dolph bridge over the Missouri river at Kansas City,
Mo.; has done work on the Mississippi levees; was chief
engineer of railroads in the south and southwest, and was
chief engineer of the Aransas Pass harbor and jetty
works of Texas. In 1898-99 he was major of the volun-
f^er engineers and chief engineer officer in the first divi
sion of the second army corps. He is now chief engineer
of the Chattanooga Station company of Tennessee. He is
a member of the American society of civil engineers, S.
R. Mississippi Historical society, the American Forestry
association and the National Geographical society.



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RICHARD J. CURRAN,

Railroad Manager,

Was born Aug. 22, 1861, at Louisville, Ky. Entered rail
way service 1879 as messenger local freight office Louis
ville & Nashville road at Louisville, Ky., since which he
has been consecutively November, 1881, to July, 1884,
clerk same office; July, 1884, to November, 1886, rate
clerk general freight office same road ; November, 1886, to
December, 1887, rate clerk general freight office Chesa
peake, Ohio & Southwestern road; December, 1887, to
May, 1888, assistant chief rate clerk general freight office
Louisville and Nashville road; May, 1888, to January,
1892, chief clerk general freight office Louisville South
ern railway; January, 1892, to 1894, contracting freight
agent same road; 1894^0 1899, contracting freight agent
Southern railway; 1899 to March i, 1905, commercial
agent same road; March i, 1905, to date, assistant general
freight agent same road at Louisville, Ky. ; June i, 1906,
general agent, Louisville Ky., N., C. & St. L. railway to
date.

FRANKLIN WILLIAM HOOPER,

Institute Instructor,

Was born Feb. u, 1851, in Walpole, N. H. In 1867-71
he studied in Antioch college of Ohio; in 1875 received
the degree of A.B. from Harvard; in 1875-76 took a post
graduate course in biology; and in 1897 was awarded the
honorary degree of A.M. In 1877-80 he was principal
of the high school at Keene, N. H.; in 1880-89 was P ro ~
fessor of natural science in the Adelphi college; and since
1899 has been director of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts
and Sciences. He is a director on geology and biology;
since 1890 has been director of the Brooklyn Art asso
ciation; in 1892-99 he was a member of the Brooklyn
board of education; in 1895-1904 was director of the
Brooklyn public library; and in 1901-05 was president of



36 SUCCESSFUL AMERICANS

the Antioch college of Ohio. He is the editor of year
books, the Annual Prospectus, and the Bulletin of Brook
lyn Institute of Arts and Sciences. He is a fellow of the
American Association for the Advancement of Science;
has been vice-president of the American Bison society;
since 1892 has been treasurer and director of the New
England societv of Brooklvn; and since 1905 has been
director of the Vermont societv of Brooklvn.

HARRY DOHRMAN HEUER,

Railroad Manager,

Was born Sept. 8, 1873, at St. Louis, Mo. Entered rail
way service as abstract clerk auditor s office St. Louis and
San Francisco railway, and held various positions in that
office until June, 1891 ; June, 1801 to Nov. 12, 1894, en ~
eral accountant St. Louis Merchants Bridge Terminal
railway; Nov. 12, 1894, to date, secretarv same road:
April, IOOT, to date, also assistant auditor same road and
Terminal Railroad association of St. Louis; is also secre
tary Madison, Illinois and St. Louis railwav.

JAMES KNOX POWERS,

Educator, Journalist,

Was born Aug. K, 1851, in Florence, Ala. In 1873 he
graduated from the Universitv of Alabama with the de
cree of A.M. and received the hiehest grade ever made
in the historv of the universitv. In 1897 he received the
decree of LL.D. from the Universitv of Alabama. In
187? he was professor of mathematics and in 1888-07 was
president of the state normal school of Florence, Ala. In
1897-1901 he was president of the Universitv of Alabama.
Since 1901 he has been southern representative of the R.
TV Tohnson Publishing companv of Richmond. Va. In
1892 he wae editor of Southern Education. In 1886-88 he
was prrand dictator of the KniVbts of Honor of Alabama.
In IOOO-OT he was nresident of the Association of South
ern Colleges and Preparatory Schools; is a member of



SUCCESSFUL AMERICANS 37

the National Education association, and a member of the
National Geographical society. He is one of the authors
of a series of arithmetics, and is the author of numerous
addresses and papers on educational subjects, and resides
in Florence, Ala.

WALTER E. EMERY,

Railroad Manager,

Was born Dec. 5, 1863, at Calcutta, India. Graduated
from Government Civil Engineering college at Calcutta,
India. Entered railway service in India in 1882, since
which he has been consecutively to 1884, permanent way
inspector East Indian railway; 1884 to 1887, inspector
on construction Central railway of Queensland, Australia;
1887 to 1891, division engineer on construction of Trans-
andine railway and of a branch of the Central Argentine
railway; also maintenance of way engineer on Northeast
ern Argentine railway of South America; 1891 to 1892,
general inspector on construction Cape Government rail
ways Orange Free State and Cape Colony, South Africa;
1893, engineer in charge preliminary surveys F. H. & A.
road; 1893 to November, 1896, supervisor Buffalo divi
sion and acting division engineer Pittsburg division West
ern New York and Pennsylvania railway; 1896, engineer
National Transit company at Oil City, Pa.; 1896 to 1907,
roadmaster Chicago and Northwestern railway at West
Chicago, 111.; maintenance engineer for Chicago and Al
ton railway, 1907 to 1908, at Kansas City, and chief en
gineer Peoria and Pekin Union railway to date. Also
secretary-treasurer Roadmasters and Maintenance of
Way association 1906 to 1911.

CHARLES W. MILLIKIN,

Lawyer, Congressman,

Was born Aug. 15, 1827, in Graves county, Kentucky.
For five years he was attorney of Simpson county, Ky. ;



36 SUCCESSFUL AMERICANS

the Antioch college of Ohio. He is the editor of year
books, the Annual Prospectus, and the Bulletin of Brook
lyn Institute of Arts and Sciences. He is a fellow of the
American Association for the Advancement of Science;
has been vice-president of the American Bison society;
since 1892 has been treasurer and director of the New
England societv of Brooklvn; and since 190^ has been
director of the Vermont societv of Brooklvn.

HARRY DOHRMAN HEUER,

Railroad Manager,

Was born Sept. 8, 1873, at St. Louis, Mo. Entered rail
way service as abstract clerk auditor s office St. Louis and
San Francisco railway, and held various positions in that
office until June, 1891 ; June, 1801 to Nov. 12, 1894, en ~
eral accountant St. Louis Merchants Bridge Terminal
railway; Nov. 12, 1894, to date, secretary same road:
April, TOO?, to date, also assistant auditor same road and
Terminal Railroad association of St. Louis; is also secre
tary Madison, Illinois and St. Louis railwav.

JAMES KNOX POWERS,

Educator, Journalist,

Was born Aug. K, iS/jr, in Florence, Ala. In 187? he
graduated from the Universitv of Alabama with the de
cree of A.M. and received the hiehest grade ever made
in the historv of the universitv. In 1897 he received the
decree of LL.D. from the Universitv of Alabama. In
187? he was professor of mathematics and in 1888-07 was
president of the state normal school of Florence, Ala. In
1897-1901 he was president of the Universitv of Alabama.
Since 1901 he has been southern representative of the "R.
TV Tohnson Publishing companv of Richmond. Va. In
1802 he wa editor of Southern Education. In 1886-88 he
was pra.nd dictator of the Knio-hfs of Honor of Alabama
In TOOO-OI he was nresident of the Association of South
ern Colleges and Preparatory Schools; is a member of



SUCCESSFUL AMERICANS 37

the National Education association, and a member of the
National Geographical society. He is one of the authors
of a series of arithmetics, and is the author of numerous
addresses and papers on educational subjects, and resides
in Florence, Ala.

WALTER E. EMERY,

Railroad Manager,

Was born Dec. 5, 1863, at Calcutta, India. Graduated
from Government Civil Engineering college at Calcutta,
India. Entered railway service in India in 1882, since
which he has been consecutively to 1884, permanent way
inspector East Indian railway; 1884 to 1887, inspector
on construction Central railway of Queensland, Australia;
1887 to 1891, division engineer on construction of Trans-
andine railway and of a branch of the Central Argentine
railway; also maintenance of way engineer on Northeast
ern Argentine railway of South America; 1891 to 1892,
general inspector on construction Cape Government rail
ways Orange Free State and Cape Colony, South Africa;
1893, engineer in charge preliminary surveys F. H. & A.
road; 1893 to November, 1896, supervisor Buffalo divi
sion and acting division engineer Pittsburg division West
ern New York and Pennsylvania railway; 1896, engineer
National Transit company at Oil City, Pa.; 1896 to 1907,
roadmaster Chicago and Northwestern railway at West
Chicago, 111.; maintenance engineer for Chicago and Al
ton railway, 1907 to 1908, at Kansas City, and chief en
gineer Peoria and Pekin Union railway to date. Also
secretary-treasurer Roadmasters and Maintenance of
Way association 1906 to 1911.

CHARLES W. MILLIKIN,

Lawyer, Congressman,

Was born Aug. 15, 1827, in Graves county, Kentucky.
For five years he was attorney of Simpson county, Ky. ;



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was appointed in 1867 commonwealth attorney for the
fourth judicial district of Kentucky to fill a vacancy, and
elected the following August to serve out the unexpired
term, and re-elected in 1868 for a full term of six years,
but resigned in 1872. He was elected to the forty-third
and forty-fourth congresses as a democrat.

JOHN M. BIBB,

Superintendent Bridges and Buildings,
Was born Dec. 11, 1850, in Jefferson county, Alabama.
Educated in the common schools. Entered railway serv
ice 1872 as bridge carpenter Louisville and Nashville
road, since which he has been consecutively, May, 1882,
to May, 1886, bridge foreman; May, 1886, to date, super
intendent bridges and buildings same road.

MOSES P. KINKAID,

Congressman,

From the sixth district of Nebraska, was born in Monon-
galia county, West Virginia. In 1876 he was president
of a law class in the University of Michigan; and in 1883
was chairman of the judiciary committee of the Nebraska
state senate; was district judge for thirteen years; and is
now serving his fifth term in congress, ending in 1913.
He is the author of one section in the Homestead law,
known as the Kinkaid act.

LOUIS C. HUGHES,

Journalist, Lawyer, Jurist, Governor,
Was born May 15, 1844, in Philadelphia, Pa. He served
in the civil war in company A, One Hundred and First
regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, and in Knapp s Pitts
burgh battery. After the civil war he was a leader in the
labor reform movement in Pittsburgh, Pa. He assisted
in organizing and was a member of the first lodge in the
United States of the A. O. U. W. He began the practice
of law in Tucson, Ariz.; was district attorney two terms;
and was probate judge, and attorney-general of Arizona.



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In 1893-96 he was governor of Arizona. In 1867 he es
tablished the Tucson Star, the first daily journal in Ari
zona. In 1898-1900 he was chancellor of the University
of Arizona; is a leader in the woman s suffrage move
ment, and now practices law in Tucson, Ariz.

GEORGE E. EVANS,

Fourth V ice-President Louisville and Nashville Road,
Was born May 2, 1856, at Cambridge, O. Entered rail
way service 1871, since which he has been consecutively
to 1873, telegraph operator Baltimore and Ohio road at
Cambridge; September, 1873, to 1880, telegraph operator
Louisville and Nashville road; 1880 to 1882, chief oper
ator and train dispatcher Louisville division; 1882 to

1885, master of trains same division; January, 1885, to

1886, superintendent same division; May 17, 1896, to
July i, 1900, superintendent of transportation; July i,
1900, to Jan. i, 1905, general manager; Jan. i, 1905, to
date, fourth vice-president; all on Louisville and Nash
ville road.

TOM RANDOLPH,

Bank President,

Was born Nov. 13, 1854, in Rome, Tenn. He received a
thorough education in private schools, and early in life
entered the banking business. He has been president of
the Merchants and Planters National bank of Sherman,
Texas; president of the Commonwealth Trust company
of St. Louis, Mo., and vicepresident of the National Bank
of Commerce of St. Louis, Mo. He has been a director
of the Equitable Life Assurance society of New York; a
director of the St. Louis Southwestern railway; a direc
tor of the Commonwealth Trust company and various
other corporations, and is prominently identified with the
financial and business affairs of St. Louis, Mo. He is
now vice-president of the National Bank of St. Louis,
Mo.



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JAMES O. KLAPP,

Manager Wisconsin Car Service Association,
Was Born Feb. 5, 1872, at Columbus, Ind. Educated at
Butler university, 1890-1891. Entered railway service
1892 as inspector Illinois Car Service association, since
which he has been consecutively chief clerk same associa
tion; 1899 to 1900, contracting freight and passenger
agent Chiago and Alton railway at Peoria, 111.; 1901 to
date, manager Wisconsin Car Service association.

JAMES LOVE HOPKINS,



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