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Married: Marie Agnes, d. of Cornelius Locey,
in Mendon (Mich.), June 10, 1916; ch.: John
Peter.

Prof. Record: Reporter, Kalamazoo (Mich.)
Telegraph, 1908, Bay City (Mich.) Tribune,
1909; Reporter, later Asst. City Editor. De-
troit Journal, 1910-12; Telegraph Editor,
Drovers' Journal. Chicago, 1913; became con-
nected with United Press, Chicago, 1914;
Mgr. successively at Milwaukee, Dallas, and
Detroit, until 1917; also Asst. M.gr. at Chi-
cago. 1918; Cable Editor, New York. 1918-
19; Mgr. at New Y'ork, 1920. Mng. Editor,
Washington (D.C.) News. 1921: a Founder,
Baltimore Post, 1922. Editor. 1922-29; Editor,
Pittsburgh Press, 1929-31; Mng. Editor New
Bedford (Mass.), Standard-Ti7nes. 1931-34;
Editor, Santa Barbara Press. 1934-38. Asst.
Administrator In Charge of Information,
Wage and Hour Div., U.S. Dept. of Labor,
Wash. (D.C). 1938—. (Interim Administra-
tor, Wage and Hour Div., Nov.. 1939 to Feb.,
1940). Now Advisor to Pub. Relations, War
Dept., and Asst. Adm., Wage & Hour Div.



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Publications: Various magazine articles (none
ot sufficient importance to list).
Memberships: Sigma Delta Chi (prof- jour-
nalistic frat.), So. Calif. Chapter; Alpha Phi
Gamma (Nat. co -educational journalism
frat.), Santa-Barbara State Coll. Chapter.
Religion: Christian Science.
Politics: Independent.
Recreations: Golf, fishing.
Bus. Address: Wage and Hour Div., U.S.
Dept. of Labor, Washington, D.C., and c/o
News-Press, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Home Address: 107 W. Monroe Ave., Alex-
andria, Va.

JACOBS, Helen Hull

Tennis Player, Writer.

Born: Globe (Ariz.), Aug. 6, 1908; d. of
Eula (Hull) and Roland Herbert Jacobs.
Education: Anna Head School; University of
California.

Prof Record: Tennis Champion and Author
of books on tennis technique; also many fic-
tion stories and articles. Won Natl. Junior
Tennis Championship, 1924 and 1925; Pacific
Coast Singles and Doubles (junior and senior) ;
many Calif. State Championships. Winner,
Amer. Singles Championships, 1932, 33, 34,
•35 Amer. Natl. Doubles, 1932, 34, 35,
Natl Mixed Matches, 1934. Won Wimbledon
(Eng ) Singles, 1936; runner-up at Wimble-
don six times. Retired permanently Sea-
bright Bowl; won many other invitational
tournaments in Amer. and abroad.
Directorships: Pres., Hull, Inc. (special cold
water paint manufacturing co.).
Publications: Modern Tennis (Bobbs-Merrill),
1932- Beyond the Game, autobiography (Pub
Lippincott in America, and Sampson and
Low in England), 1936; Improve Your Ten-
nis (Methuen, England), 1936; Tewnis (forth-
coming; to be pub., A. S. Barnes and Co.),
1941 Fiction: Barry Cort (under pen name,
H Braxton Hull; Faber and Faber), 1937;
numerous magazine articles and short stories.
Memberships: Kappa Alpha Theta; Junior
League- Nice Tennis Club (France); All-
England Lawn Tennis Club (Wimbledon);
Berkeley Tennis Club; Writers' Club; San
Francisco Press Club.
Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Democrat (at present).
Recreations: Tennis, fox-hunting, horseback
riding.

Home Address: Greenville, Del., and Ber-
keley, Calif.

JACOBS. Jay B.

President, Simon Levi Company, Ltd.
Bern: Antioch (Calif.). Dec. 5, 1872; s. of
Bertha and Morris H. Jacobs.
Education: San Francisco (Calif.); Lincoln
Grammar School (Bridge and Lincoln Medals
upon graduation, 1887) ; Commercial High
School (grad., 1888).

Married: Sara, d. of Simon Levi in San
Diego (Calif.), June 15, 1898; ch.: Harold
S.

Bus. Record: Mgr., Capital Candy Co., July,
1889 to May, 1898; Mgr., Los Angeles Candy
Co 1894-96; previously, 1896-98, same inter-
ests in San Francisco (with Louis Saroni
and Co), 1889-94; Simon Levi (San Diego),
1898-1903, Vice-Pres., same (San Diego),



1903-18- Pres., same (Los Angeles), 1918 — .
Past- Pres., Fed. Jewish Welfare Assn.
Meynberships: Los Angeles Athletic, Hillcrest
Country, Town Club.
Religion: Jewish.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Golf, literature, and travel.
Bus. Address: 60th and Central, Los An-
geles, Calif.

Hovie Address: 450 No. Rossmore, Los An-
geles, Calif.

JACOBS, Melville Leonard, M.D.

Physician.

Born: Cleveland (Ohio), Feb. 11, 1904; s.
of Ethel (Friedman) and George Jacobs.
Education: Univ. of Calif.; Dartmouth Col-
lege; Stanford Univ.
Degrees: M.D., Stanford U., 1931.
Prof. Record: Resident in Cancer Surgery,
Los Angeles General Hospital, July, 1935 to
June, 1937; Clinical Research and Experi-
mental Research Asst., Calif. Inst, of Tech-
nology, 1938—; private practice in the treat-
ment of malignant diseases, 1937— ; Attend-
ing Staff of Los Angeles General Hospital,
Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, and Hunting-
ton Memorial Hospital (Pasadena).
Religion: Jewish.

Recreations: Skiing, symphonic music, and
swimming.

Bus. Address: 445 So. Kingsley Dr., Los An-
geles, Calif.

Home Address: 212y4 So. Poinsettia PI., Los
Angeles, Calif.

JACOBS, Thomas Lloyd, A.B., Ph.D.

Chemist; Instructor in Chemistry, University
of California, Los Angeles.
Born: Forest City (Iowa), Aug. 18, 1908; s.
of Helen (Lloyd) and Richard Raymond
Jacobs.

Education: Cornell College (Iowa) and Cor-
nell Univ.

Degrees: A.B., Cornell College, 1930; Ph.D..
Cornell U., 1935.

Married: Ruth, d. of J^nie (Beatty) and
Henry Fielden in Ithaca (N.Y.), Oct. 4,
1934; ch.: Antoinette Ruth (b. May 12, 1939).
Prof' Record: Instructor in Chemistry, Har-
vard Univ., 1935-39.

Publications: Publications ir\ Journal of the
American Chemical Society, 1936, and fo low-
ing on acetylenic compounds and related
topics in organic chemistry.
Memberships: Alpha Chi Sigma Phi Beta
Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi; American
Chemical Society.
Religion: Methodist.

Bus. Address: Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of
California, Los Angeles, Calif.
Home Address: 2102 Greenfield Ave., Los
Angeles, Calif.

JACOBS-BOND, Carrie

Writer, Composer.

Born: Janesville (Wis.), Aug. 11, 1862; d.

of Emma (Davis) and Hannibal Jacobs.

Education: Public schools.

Married: Dr. Frank Bond (dec, 1895); ch.:

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Prill. I\criii(l: Composer of 171) soiins, nmoiiK
thorn, Junt A-Wriiri/in' far You; I have Yi»i
Truly; A Perfect Day; lAft'it Giirdcn (words
by hor son); Lovely Hour; also greeting
curds and mottoes.

Directorshi7>s : Pros., C. J. Bond & Son, pubs.
Publications: The Roailn of Melody (auto-
blography), 1927; Tales of Little Cats. Tales
of Lillle Dof/s. Ayumal Stories (for children).
New puhlicalion: The Knd-of-the-Road (com-
Iiiled I'oUoction of wrilinRs), 1940.
Memberships: Mem., Amcr. Assn. Pen-Wom-
en; The Writers Round Table, Inc.; Kappa
Beta Gamma (hon. mem.); Women's Press;
Amateur Musical.

Religion: Protestant.

Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Motoring, and music.

Sits. Address: Hollywood, Calif.

Ho7ne Address: 2042 Pinehurst Rd., Los An-
geles, Calif.

Other Address: Grossmont, La Mesa, Calif.*

JACOBSEN, William Cornelius. A.B.,
LL.B.

Assistant to Director, California State De-
partment of Agriculture.

Born: San Francisco, April 20, 1894; s. of
Emma (Kriete) and Cornelius Justus Ja-
cobsen.

Education: Grammar schools in San Fran-
cisco and Alameda (Calif.), Prescott (Ari-
zona); High School, Prescott (Ariz.); Univ.
of Calif.

Degrees: A.B., U. of Calif., 1916; LL.B.,
McGeorge College of Law, 1937.
Married: Freda, d. of Effie (Willis) and
Lewis H. Stewart, in Sacramento, July 22,
1920; ch.: Shirley Mae and Willa Kathryn.
Prof. Record: Calif. Representative, U.S. Bi-
ological Survey, 1916-18; Calif. State Com-
mn. of Horticulture, 1918-19; Calif. State
Dept. of Agriculture, 1919-40; serving as
Supt., Rodent Control, 1918-23; Chief, Bur.
Plant Quar. and Pest Control. 1923-31; Secy.,
Western Plant Quarantine Board, 1924-31;
Member, National Plant Board, 1929-31;
Supervisor, Rodent and Weed Control, 1931-
33; Asst. Secy., Calif. State Bd. of Agricul-
ture. 1933-40; Asst. to Dir., 1933-40, and
In Charge, Rodent, Plague and Weed Con-
trol, 1933-40; Exec. Secy., Calif. Commn. on
Interstate Cooperation, 1940.
Publications: Edited, Rodent Number, Nov
1918 Monthly Bulletin, of State Commn. of
Hort. Articles in various agricultural publi-
cations.

Memberships: Sigma Xi, Beta Kappa Alpha-
Commonwealth; BPOE; State Men's Club;
Amer. Soc. for Public Administration; Natl
Geo. Society; The Wildlife Society.
Religion : Protestant.
Politics : Republican .
Recreations: Fishing, and bowling.
Bus. Address: State Office Bldg., Sacra-
mento, Cailf.

Home Address: 1341 - 43rd St., Sacramento
Calif. ;

JACOBSON, Harry Pincus, M.D.

Physician; Associate Professor of Dermatol-
ogy, U.S.C.

Born: Warsaw (Poland), July 14, 1888; s.



of Judith (Solah and Aaron M. Jacobson.
I'Ulncalion: Ohio Mechanics Inst., Cincinnati-
Univ. of So. Calif., Lo.s Angeles.
Degrees: M.D., U.S.C, 1916.
Married: Miriam, d. of M. Friedman (of
Woodbine, N.J.), in Cincinnati, Aug. 29,
1912; ch.: Shlfra Judith.

Prof. Record: Chief of Staff, Mt. SInal Hos-
pital and Clinic; Chief, Dept. of Dermatol-
ogy, Cedars of Lebanon Hospital; A.sso. Pro-
fessor of Dermatology, U.S.C.
Directorships: Chmn., Malignancy Board and
Mem., Attending Staff, Los Angeles County
General Hospital.

Publications: Fungous Diseases (C. C. Thom-
as), 1932: and numerous monographs and
essays on dermatology, cancer, mycology, etc.
Army Record: First Lieut., Med. Reserve
Corps, 1917-22.

Memberships: Amer. Medical Assn.; Calif.
State Med. Soc; Los Angeles County Med.
Soc. ; Los Angeles Dcrmatological Soc. ; Los
Angeles Cancer Soc. ; Amer. Academy of Der-
matology and Syphilology.
Religion: Jewish.
Politics: Democrat.

Bus. Address: 2007 Wilshire Blvd., Los An-
geles, Calif.

Ho7ne Address: 160 So. Norton Ave., Los
Angeles, Calif. •

JAEGER. Edmund Carroll. B.S.

Head of Department of Zoology, Riverside
Junior College.

Born: Loup City (Neb.), Jan. 28, 1887; s. Of
Catherine (Gunther) and John Phillip Jaeger.
Education: East Des Moines High Sch.; Oc-
cidental Coll.; Univ. of Calif.; Univ. of Colo.
Degrees: B.S., Occidental, 1918.

Prof. Record: At Riverside Junior Coll. since
1921.

Publications: Mountain Trees of So. Calif.,
1919; Denizens of the Desert, 1922; Deni-
zens of the Mountains, 1929; Dictionary of
Greek and Latin Combining Forms, 1931;
The Calif. Deserts, 1933; Desert Wild Flow-
ers, 1940; Source Book of Biological Names
and Terms, 1941, in press.
Memberships: Calif. Academy of Sciences;
Calif. Botanical Soc. ; Cooper Ornithological
Club; Amer. Soc. of Mammalogists.
Religion: Soc. of Friends.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Desert exploration and travel.
Bus. Address: Riverside Junior Coll., River-
side, Calif.

Home Address: 4462 Sixth St., Riverside,
Calif.

JAMES. Harry Clebourne

Educator, Writer.

Born: Ottawa (Can.), April 25. 1896; s. of
Clara Lena (Wright) and Dr. A. E. James.
Edtication: Collegiate Institute (Ottawa);
special work at Queen's Coll. (Can.); Univ.
of Calif., Los Angeles.
Married: Grace, d. of Albert Clifford.
Prof. Record: Established a bovs organiza-
tion in Hollywood (Calif.). 1914-15 which
gradually developed into present Trailfinders
organization with its various councils. The
Trailfinders Sch. for Boys, the Coconino



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Camping Trip, and tlie Trail finders Camp
for Bovs: for past 20 yrs. he has devoted
conside"rable time to a study of western his-
tory and Hopi Indians of Ariz.
Directorships: Founder and Pres., The Trail-
finders (a Corp. other than for profit).
Publicatiovs: The Treasure of the Hopi
(Young and McAllister), 1927; HaUksai Hopi
Legends of Grand Canyon Country (Desert
Pub El Centro), 1940; various magazine
articles dealing with Western history and the
Hopi Indians.

Army Service: With Canadian Engrs. (Signal
Corps') during World War I.
Meynherships: The Amer. Museum of Natural
History (NY.); The Southwest Museum
(L A ) • The Museum of Northern Ariz.
(Flagstaff); The Utah Historical Soc; Au-
thors' Club; Ski Mountaineers; Amer. Assn.
for the Advancement of Science.
Politics: Derribcrat.

Recreations: Skiing, camping trips, record
collecting, and reading.

Home Address: 650 E. Mariposa, Altadena,
Calif.

JAMIESON. Edith. A.B.

Head of Department, Retail Training, Lux
Technical Institute.

Born: Edgewater (N.J.), Aug. 26, 1891; d.
of Ida E. (Derby) and Joseph Boardman
Jamieson.

Education: Vassar Coll.; Leland Powers Sch^
of Expression, and Prince Sch. for Store
Service Edu. at Simmons Coll. (Boston,
Mass.).

Degrees: A.B., Vassar Coll.
Prof. Record: 16 yrs. of travel ; with Wm
Filene's Sons (Boston, Mass.); Educational
Lecturer for Lever Bros. Co. (Boston, Mass),
31/2 yrs.; Teaching Research Bureau for Re-
tail Training, U. of Pitt., 5 yrs.; at present,
Head of Dept., Retail Trng., Lux Tech. Inst.
Memberships: The Sierra Club; The Zonta
Club of San Francisco.
Religion: Christian Science.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Horseback riding, swimming,
mountain climbing, and nature study.
Bus. Address: 2450 - 17th St., San Francisco,
Calif.

Home Address: 2101 Laguna St.. San Fran-
cisco, Calif.; Sum.mer: 1534-B Magazine St.,
Honolulu, T.H.

JAMISON. Abbie Norton

Musician, Teacher, Lecturer.
Born: Cooper (Mich.); d. of Lucy (Bennett)
and Elliott M. Norton.

Education: Grand Rapids (Mich.); received
professional training under Rudolph B rimi,
Frederick Stevenson, and Modest Altschular.
Married: Will S. Jamison, in Grand Rapids
(Mich.).

Prof Record: Prominent in all enterprises
for the furtherance of the Musical Arts;
organized, and is at present Vice-Pres -At-
Large, Calif. Fed. of Music Clubs; Hon.
Vice-Pres., Natl. Fed. of Music Clubs; Past-
Pres Calif. State Music Teachers Assn.
and Los Angeles Music Teachers Assn., Wom-
en's Lyric and Dominant Clubs; Founder
Mem., Hollywood Bowl; Gen. Chmn. of Bus.



Details and all Physical Arrangements as
well as Local Chmn. of Young Artist Con-
tests for the Biennial Convention of Natl.
Fed. of Music Clubs, held in Los Angeles In
June, 1941.

Home Address: 1147 W. 21st St., Los An-
geles, Calif.

JANIN, Henry Covington, A.B.

Investment Management.

Born: Chistlehurst (England); s. of Mary
Belknap (Smith) and Henry Janin.
Education: Schools at Pomtret (Conn.). Cam-
bridge (Mass.), and Harvard Univ.
Degrees: A.B., Harvard, 1922.
Married: Evelyn, d. of Walker Salisbury In
San Mateo (Calif.), 1936; ch.; Henry Hun-
tington.

Bus. Record: Lee. Higgenson Co., New York,
1923-24; Mercantile Trust Co.. San Fran-
cisco. 1924-25; Leib, Keyston & Co 1926-
■79- Dean Witter & Co., 1931-32, 1935-^9,
Henderson & Co.. 1939-40.
Navy Record: U.S. Marine Corps, Aviation,
1919.

Memberships: Pacific Union (San Francisco),
Burlingame Country (Burlingame) Clubs.
Bus. Address: Henderson & Co., 340 Pine St.,
San Francisco, Calif.

Home Address: 2721 Pacific Ave., San Fran-
cisco, Calif.

JANIS-WILSON. Elsie

Actress, Writer.

Born: Columbus (Ohio), March 16, 1889; d.
of Jane (Cockrell) and John Bierbower.
Education: Private schooling.
Married: Gilbert, s. of Etta and Everett
Wilson in Chicago (111.).

War Service: (Editor's note; Elsie Janis
would not furnish any details of her service
In the American Exped. Force during the
first World War but there is not an Amer-
ican soldier living today who does not re-
member the name of "Elsie Jams, the Sweet-
heart of the American Forces' Her hard
work, cheerfulness, singing and entertain-
ing of the boys "over there" will never be
forgotten. Of her. Genera! Pershmg truly
said, "She is worth a whole Division. )
Religion: Episcopal.
Recreations: All sports.

Home Address: 614 Bedford Dr., Beverly
Hills, Calif.

JANOVSKY. Felix Bohumil. D.F.S.

Diplomat; Executive; Consul, Republic of
Czechoslovakia.

Born: Blatna (Bohemia), Jan. 25, 1880; s.
of Anna (Beran) and Vaclav Janovsky.
Education: Czechoslovakia elem. and high
schs. ; Chicago Bus. Coll.
Degrees: Hon. D.F.S. , Univ. of So. Calif.
Married: Rose E., d. of August Loula Build-
er in Chicago, 1900; ch.: Emily R. (Mrs
Kresl), Theo. B., Dr. Felix M., Carlton, and
Dr. Mildred J. Wiese.

Prof Record: Has been with Building, Loan
and Savings Assn. for 40 yrs.; served two
terms as Councilman, City of Chicago; now
Consul, Republic of Czechoslovakia.
Directorships: Pres.. Great Western Bldg.,



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nnd Loan Assn., and Orciit Western Proper-
ties Co.

War Service: "Kour-Mlnule Man," World
War I.

Memberships: Shrine, Conslslory; Los Angeles
Athletic Club.
Politics: Independent.

Recreations: Discussions of topics, garden
work.

Bus. Address: 904 So. Olive St., Los Angeles,
Calif.

Home Address: 827 Richland Ave., Los An-
geles, Calif. »

JANSON, Ellen Margaret

Poet, Writer.

Born: Seattle (Wash.); d. of Mario (Helm)
and Dr. Ivar Janson.

Education: Public schs. (Seattle, Wash.);
Univ. of Wash.

Married: Maurice Browne (English Play-
wright and Producer), in New York City;
ch. : Maurice Ivar.

Publications: Poems published in many Amer.
periodicals; also in London Mercury (Eng.);
Children's book, The Wonderful Word (in
preparation).

Home Address: Oceano, Calif.; 3602 Crest-
mont, Los Angeles, Cailf.

JANSSEN. Werner. M.A., Mus.D.

Symphony Conductor.

Born: New York City, June 1, 1900; s. of
Alice (Beckman) and Louis Janssen.
Education: Phillips E.xeter Academy; Dart-
mouth Coll.; Fellow of the Amer. Academy
in Rome, 1930-34.

Degrees: M.A., 1921, Mus.D., 1930, Univ. of
Calif.; Hon. Mus.D., Dartmouth Coll., 1934.
Married: Ann Harding, d. of Brig. General
George Gatley, in London (Eng.), Jan. 17,
1937; ch.: Jane Bannister.
Prof. Record: Conductor with all the major
symphony orchestras in Europe and acclaimed
by Jean Sibelius as the greatest interpreter
of his work. He was the first native born
New Yorker to conduct the New York Phil-
harmonic Symphony during Toscanini's reg-
ime (1934) and was re-engaged for the 1935
season; has also been Guest Conductor with
Philadelphia, Detroit, Chicago, and all major
orchestras of the U.S. For two years was
Director of the Baltimore Orchestra; resigned
position to found own orchestra in So. Calif.
Army Service: Infantry, U.S. Armv, World
War I.

Aivards: Knight (first class), Order of the
White Rose (Finland).

Bus. Address: Wilshire Ebell Theatre. Los
Angeles, Calif.



JANTZEN, Professor John Marc, A.B.,
M.A., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Education and Dean
of the Summer Sessions, College of the
Pacific.

Born: Hillsboro (Kan.), July 30, 1908; s. of
Louise Katherine and John D. Jantzen.

Education: Hillsboro (Kan.) pub. schs., 1915-
27.

Degrees: A.B., Bethel Coll., 1934; M.A., U
of Kans., 1937, Ph.D., 1940.



Married: Ruth, d. of Lulu (Pratt) and Ray
Ration, In Burns (Kan.), June 9, 1935; ch.:

John Marc, Jr.

Prof. Record: Teacher In Elem. Schs. (Kan.),
1927-31; Teacher In High .Sch. (Kan.), 19.34-
:»i: Instr. In rOduc, U. of Kansas, ]9.'ifi-40;
Asst. Prof, of Edu. and Dean of Summer
Sessions, Coll. of the Pacific, since 1940.
Memberships: Phi Delta Kappa; Natl. Edu.
Assn.; Natl. Council of Teachers of Engli.sh;
Calif. Teachers Assn.
Religion: Methodist.
Politics: Republican.

Bus. Address: Coll. of the Pacific, Stockton.
Calif.

Home Address: 1123 W. Magnolia, Stockton,
Calif.

JAQUA. Ernest James. A.B., M.A.
B.D., LL.D., Ph.D.

Educator; President, Scripps College.
Born: Reinbeck (la.), Oct. 24, 1882; s. of
Mary Jane (Watson) and Albert Jaqua.
Education: Grad. High Sch. (Reinbeck);
Grinnell College; Columbia Univ.; Union
Theological .Seminary; Harvard Univ.
Degrees: A.B., 1907, LL.D., 1927, Grinnell
Coll.; M.A., Columbia, 1910; B.D., Union
Theological Seminary, 1912; Ph.D., Harvard,
1919.

Married: Julia Gwendolen, d. of Judge W.
D. Evans, in Hampton ( la.), Sept. 4, 1912;
ch.: Mary Alice, Eleanor Stark, William
Ernest, John Evans, and Ernest Lyman.
Memberships: University (Los Angeles and
Claremont) and Harvard (N.Y.C.) Clubs.
Religion: Congregational.
Politics: Republican.

Bus. Address: Scripps Coll., Claremont,
Calif.

Home Address: 950 Amherst, Claremont,
Calif.

JARDINE, John Earle

President, William R. Staats Company.
Born: N.Y., Dec. 7, 1871; s. of Mary Eliza-
beth (Earle) and John Jardine.
Education: Private schs. in N.Y. State.
Married: Mary C, d. of Mary (Chater) and
George H. Peck, in San Gabriel (Calif.),
Sept. 14, 1893; ch. : John Earle, Jr., Douglas
S., Vincent W. and Catherine Post.
Bus. Record: Pres. and Gen. Mgr., Pasa-
dena Orange Growers Assn., 1902-03; Vice-
Pres., William R. Staats Co., 1904, became
Pres., 1920, which office he now holds.
Directorships: Pacific Mutual Life Insurance
Co.; Union Oil Co. of Calif.; Consolidated
Steel Corp. ; Calif. Consumers Corp. ; Pacific
Finance Corp. ; Palisades Corp. ; Holland
Land Co.; Mem. of Finance Comm., Hunting-
ton Memorial Hospital.

Memberships: Calif., Valley Hunt, Newport
Harbor Yacht and Stock Exchange (Los An-
geles) Clubs; Soc. of Colonial Wars and
Sons of the Revolution.
Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Republican.
'Recreations: Yachting and tennis.
Bus. Address: 640 So. Spring St., Los An-
geles, Calif.

Home Address: 1445 So. Los Robles Ave.,
Pasadena, Calif.



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JEFFERS, Gordon Thompson, A.B.

Deputy Collector of Internal Revenue.
Born:' Los Angeles (Calif. 1; s. of Mabel
(McVicar) and George Thompson Jeffers.
Education: Los Angeles city schools; Hun-
tington Park High School; Univ. of So.
Calif.

Degrees: A.B., cujyi laude, 1940, U. of So.
Calif.

Bus Record: Co-Member of International
Speaking Tour (addressed groups in twenty-
six states and seven foreign countries travel-
ing 17,000 miles), 1937-38; United Press
Assocs (Sacramento News Bureau), 1938;
Mgr , Democratic Congressional Campaign,

1938- Co-Founder, Publisher, Business Mgr.,
Toluca Lake Topic (a weekly newspaper),

1939- Democratic Candidate for As.sembly,
65th 'Dist., 1940; State Chairman, 1st Voters,
Young Democrats of Amer. He is a graduate
of the Civilian Pilot Training Course of Cn-il
Aeronautics Authority, Washington (D.C.)
and holder of a Private Pilot License. Is the
holder of several Debate and Impromptu
Championships and was Capt., Varsity De-
bate, Univ. of So. Calif., 1940.
Memhersluvs: First Voters for F. D. Roose-
velt- Wilshire Young Democratic Club, Young
Dern of Amer.: Western Assn. Teachers of
Speech; Delta Sigma Rho, Alpha Eta Rho,
Pi Epsilon Theta.

Politics: Democrat.
Recreations: Aviation, travel.
Bus. Address: New Federal Bldg., Los An-
geles, Calif.

Home Address: 957 W. 42nd PL, Los An-
geles, Calif.

JEFFERS, Hamilton Moore, A.B., Ph.D.

Astronomer, Lick Observatory.
Born: Sewickley (Pa.), Oct. 13, 1893; s. of
Annie Robinson (Tuttle) and William Hamil-
ton Jeffers.

Education: Pasadena High Sch. (Calif.);
Univ. of Calif.

Degrees: A.B., 1917, Ph.D., 1921, U. of Calif.
Prof. Record: Instr. and Assoc, in Mathema-
tics, U. of Iowa, 1921-24; Asst. Astronomer
Lick Observatory, U. of Calif., 1924-36,
Assoc. Astronomer, 1936-39, and Astronomer,
1939—.

Memberships In Scientific Societies: Amer.
Astronomical Soc; Astronomical Soc. of the
Pac. (Pres., 1938-39) ; Royal Astronomical
Soc; Internatl. Astronomical Union; Amer.
Assn. for the Advancement of Science; Sig-
ma Xi.

Publications: Various astronomical papers,
mostly printed in publications of the Lick
Observatory and publications of the Astron-
omical Soc. of the Pacific.
Religion : Congregational .
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Tennis, flying.
Home Address: Mt. Hamilton. Calif.

JEFFERS, Robinson, A.B,, Litt.D.,
D.H.L.
Poet.

Born: Pittsburgh (Pa.), Jan. 10, 1887; s. of
Annie Robinson (Tuttle) and Dr. William
Hamilton Jeffers.
Education: Private schs. in Switzerland and



Germany; Univ. of Pa.; Occidental Coll.;
University of So. Calif. (Liberal Arts and
Medical); Univ. of Zurich; Univ. of Wash.
Degrees: A.B., 1905, Litt.D., 1937, Occident-
al; D.H.L., U.S.C, 1939.
Married: Una Call Kuster, d. of Harrison O.
Call, in Tacoma (Wash.), Aug. 2, 1913; ch:
Donnan Call and Garth Sherwood (twins).
Publications: Calif ornians. 1916; Roan Stal-
lion, Tamar, and other poems, 1925; The
Women at Point Sur. 1927; Cawdor 1928;
Dear Judas, 1929; Descent to the Dead, 1961;
Thurso's Landing, 1932; Give Your Heart to
the Hawks, 1933; Solstice, 1935; Such Coun-
sels You Gave to Me, 1937; Selected Poetry,
1938; (all poetry).

Memberships: Sigma Chi; Nu Sigma Nu
(medical); Phi Beta Kappa (honorary);
Natl. Inst, of Arts and Letters.
Recreations: Stone-masonry and walking.
Home Address: Tor House, Carmel, Calif.



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