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Professor of Physical Education and Chair-
man, Division of Health, Physical Education
and Education. University of Southern Calif.
Born: Adario (Ohio). April 1. 1889; s. of Su-
sanna W. (Kirk) and Wallace Bruce La-

Education: Univ. of So. Calif.; Princeton;
Columbia (Teachers Coll.)
Degrees: A.B., 1913, M.A.. 1915. Univ. of
So. Calif.

Married: Lura A., d. of J. W. Adams, in
Riverside (Calif.), Aug. 19, 1913; ch.: Dor-
othy Ruth, William Bruce.
Prof Record: Dir., Athletics and Physical
Edu. at Page Military Acad. (Los Angeles),
1910-13; Dir. of Health and Physical Edu.,
Univ .of So. Calif., 1913—; Director of Sum-
mer School courses in Physical Edu., 1913 — ;
Director of Physical Edn. Dept., Summer Ses-
sion, Univ. of Calif. (Berkeley), 1925; Vis-
iting Prof., Univ. of Washington Summer
Session, 1937; Utah State College (Logan,
Utah), 1940.

Directorships: Chmn. Bd. of Dir., University
Mutual Benefit Assn., Univ. of So. Calif.
Publications: Handbook of Games and Pro-
grams (Abingdon Press), 1922; Recreational
Leadership of Boys, 1926; Good Times for
Boys, 1926; How Do You Stand (privately
pub ) ; Physical Education Curriculum (Univ.
of So. Olif. Press), 1937; revised and en-
larged edition, 1938; The Tumbler's Manual,
with Al Renner (Prentice Hall) 1938; Hy-
giene and Health, 1939; The Teaching of
Safety Education, with Hunt and Eastwood;
and numerous magazine articles contributed
to health and educational magazines.
Army Record: Second Lieut., Inf., World
War I; Personnel Adjutant, 1917-18.
Memberships: Fellow, the Amer. Acad, of
Phys. Ed.; Chmn. of the Com. on Foreign
Relations, 1930-37; Amer. Assn. for Health,
Physical Education, and Recreation (Hon.
Fellow) ; Chmn., Constitution Com., 1930-34;
Chmn. Com. on Research Booklet, 1934-36;
Pres , Southwest District, 1934-36; Amer.
Assn. of Univ. Profs. (Pres. So. Calif.
Chapter, 1930-31); Amer. Student Health
Assn.; Chmn. Com. on The Hygiene of
Physical Edu. Activities, 1939-40; Chmn.
Paci. Coast Sect. Com. on The Hygiene of
Physical Edu. Activities, 1939-40; Calif.
Assn. of Health, Physical Edu., and Re-
creation (Chmn. Com. on Professional Stand-
ards, 1938-40; Coll. Physical Edu. Assn. (Vice
Pres 1929, Pres., 1930); Chmn., Com. on
Curriculum Research, 1928-40; Nat. Colleg-
iate Athletic Assn. (former Vice-Pres. and
member of the council).
Awards: Ling Foundation Medal.
Religion: Methodist-Episcopal.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Oil painting, wood carving, fish-
ing, athletic sports.

Bus. Address: Univ. of So. California, Los
Angeles, Calif.

Home Address: 1829 W. 42nd St., Los An-
geles, Calif.

LARIMER. Clyde H., LL.B.

District Attorney, Glenn County.
Born: Steamboat Springs (Colorado), July
19, 1912; s. of Flora E. (Brotherton) and
Charles Robert Larimer.



Education: California Public Schools; Univ.

or Calil.

Degrees: LL.B., Hastings Coll. of Law, Univ.

or Calif., 1935.

Married: Marian F., d. of Charles W. Spldell,

in Washington, Sept. 7, 1935; ch.: Clifford

and Judith Lee.

Prof. Record: Entered law firm of Gels &

Hogle In Willows (Calif.), In Hn^ and also

engaged In general private practice; elected

District Atty. of Glenn Co. In 1938. which

position he still holds.

Memberships: Odd Fellows; Klwanls; North-
ern Calif. Firemen's Assn.; Secy, of Willows
Sportsmen's Club; T.B. Assn.; Chamber of

Religion: Episcopal (Clerk of the local par-

Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Fishing, hunting, and tennis.

Bus. Address: Court House, Willows, Calif.

Home Address: 220 So. Shasta St., Willows,

LARKEY, (Mrs.) Marie Aloysius,

B.S., Ed.D.

Supervisor-Coordinator, Asst. Dir., Vocation-
al Education, Los Angeles City Schools.
Born: Dubuque (Iowa); d. of Susan (Mc-
Allister) and T. J. Donahue.
Education: Dubuque (Iowa); Trinidad (Colo.)
Univ. of So. Calif. (Los Angeles) ; Univ. of
Calif. (Berkeley) ; world travel.
Degrees: B.S., in Edn., 1926, and Ed.D.,
1929, Univ. of So. Calif.

Married: George E. Larkey in Los Angeles

Prof. Record: Educational work, administrat-
ive, foi thirty yrs.; political work for twenty
yrs. ; Mem., States and Co. Central Coms.",
twenty yrs.; Delegate to four Dem. Nat.
Convs. ; organized the sch. garden work of
Los Angeles City Schs. ; directed the agrl.
high sch. work for twenty-two yrs.
Publications: Over 500 outlines on agrl. edn.
Memberships: Women's City Club; League of
So. Calif. Dem. Women, League of Women
Voters; Mem., Dist. Attys. "Crime Preven-
tion Com.," 1941; Dem. Co. Central Adv.
Com., 1941, Vice-Chmn., Com. of L.A. Co.
"To stamp out tuberculosis"; State Dir. of
Pub. Speaking for Calif. Women, 1940-41;
Dir. of Women's political activities for
Asst. Dist., 44, 1941; Mem., ten vocational
and agrl. orgns. ; Delta Phi Delta. Life
Member of National Educational Association.
Religion: Christian.
Politics : Democrat.

Recreations: Swimming, horseback riding, and

Bus. Address: 2336 Panorama Dr., La Cres-
centa, Calif.

Home Address: 405 W. Adams, Los Angeles,
Calif. .

LARNED-MASSEY, (Mrs.) Beatrice

Christian Science Practitioner.
Born: Detroit (Mich.); d. of Ellen (Lester)
and Colonel Sylvester Larned.
Education: United States and abroad.
Memberships: S. B. Womans Club; Eng.
Speaking Union; Strollers Club; Amer. Wo-

mans Club In New York and London (f:ng-
land); and ten patriotic societies.
Religion: Christian Science.
Politics: Hepubllcan.

Home Address: 122 San Leandro Lane, Monte-
clto, Calif. •

LARRABEE. Lawrence Lyle, Ph.B.


Born: Port Allegany (Penn.), Nov. 13, 1883;

s. of Lugena E. (Selden) and Cyrenus Austin


Education: The Peddle School (Hightstown,
N.J.); Brown Univ.; Harvard Law School.
Degrees: Ph.B., Brown Univ., 1909 LL.B.,
Harvard Univ., 1912.

Married Teneriffe Elizabeth, d. of Rev. L.
D. and Sarah E. Temple, at Upland (Calif.),
Sept. 18, 1915; ch.: Lawrence Temple.
Prof. Record: Admitted to New York Bar,
1912, and practiced at Syracuse (N.Y.), until
Jan. 1915. Moved to Los Angeles; has been
in practice of the law there from that time
to the present; Attorney-at-Law and Mem.,
Bd. of Edn., City of Los Angeles. Prof.,
Law, Univ. of So. Calif. Law School, 1919-
1925. Pres., Los Angeles Bar Assoc, 1933-34.
Mem., Bd. of Overseers, So. Western Univ.
Law School.

Publications: Misc. articles on professional
subjects in legal periodicals.
Memberships: Delta Upsilon, Phi Delta Phi,
Order of the Coif, Pi Gamma Mu; Harvard
Club of Los Angeles; So. Calif. Academy of
Criminology; various Coll. and Frat. Alumni
Clubs. Amer. Bar Asso. ; Los Angeles Bar
Asso. ; Lawyers Club of Los Angeles; Dir.
L.A. Legal Aid Foundation; Pres. Cal. Zoo-
logical Society.

Bus. Address: 1140 Rowan Bldg., Los An-
geles, Calif.

Ho7ne Address: 1971 Myra Ave., Los Angeles,


Artist and Designer; Art Department, R.K.O.

Born: San Antonio (Lower Calif., Me.x.),
June, 1885; s. of Antonia (Hidalgo) and
Francisco Larrinaga.

Education: St. Vincents College (Los An-
geles, Calif.)

Married: Santina, d. of Javier L. Eneim,

Los Angeles (Calif.), Feb. 13, 1915; ch. :

Leonor (24); John (17); Leo (15); (all
born in Los Angeles).

Prof. Record: Came to Calif, in 1909 as
Artist and Designer for Edwin H. Flagg
Studios (Los Angeles) ; for many yrs. designed
and e.xecuted settings for Orpheum Circuit
of Theatres; Art Director for Los Angeles
Fiestas 150th Anniversary; Artist for L.A.
Tenth Olympiad; Art Dir., and Designer for
Calif. Pacific E.xposition at San Diego, 1936;
Colorist and Coordinator for Texas Cen-
tennial Exposition at Dallas (Texas), 1936:
Art Dir., Calif. Pacific Exposition, San
Diego, 1936; Art Director for Great Lakes
Exposition, Cleveland (O.), 1937; Art Dir.,
and Designer for "History of the Citv of San
Francisco," "Miniatures," (Golden Gate In-
ternational Exposition, 1939 — also executed
work for New York Fair's commercial ex-



hibits. At present is Artist and Designer
for tlie motion picture studios— R.K.O. in
Hollywood, etc.

Directorships: Art Dir., Larrinaga Clark
Studios, Inc. (Los Angeles and New York

Awards: Commemorative Medals presented
by San Diego Exposition, 1935 and 1936;
Commemorative Medal given by Great Lakes
Expojition, Cleveland (Ohio), 1937.
Religion: Roman Catholic.
Recreations: Travel; photography.
Bus. Address: RKO Studios, Gower and Mel-
rose, Hollywood, Calif.

Ho7ne Address: 2111 Manning Ave., W. Los
Angeles, Calif.

LARSON, Christian Daa

Writer, Lecturer.

Born: Winnebago Co. (Iowa), Feb. 1, 1874;
s. of Ellen (Bruland) and Christian Larson.
Education: Iowa State College (Ames, Iowa).
Married: Georgea, d. of A. B. and Lillice
DuBois, at Seattle (Wash.), Feb. 14, 1918;
ch.: Louise, Christian DuBois.
Prof. Record: Engaged in lecturing since
1898; engaged in magazine publishing from
1901 to 1924; began writing books in 1907;
has written some forty books on education,
psychology, philosophy and religion.
Publications: The Ideal Made Real; The Hid-
den Secret; In the Light of the Spirit; The
Pathway of Roses; On the Heights; Just Be
Glad; What is Truth; The Great Within;
Poise and Power; The Mind Cure; Perfect
Health; How to Stay Young; Mastery of Self;
Mastery of Fate; How the Mind Works;
Healipg Yourself; Your Forces and How to
Use Them; Business Psychology; Thinking
for Results; Concentration; How Great Men
Succeed; Business Inspirations; Practical Self-
Help; My Ideal of Marriage; The New
Science of Work; Constructive Child Train-
ing; The Creative Power of the Mind; Suc-
cessful Achievement.
Religion: New Thought.
Politics: Republican.

Home Address: 357 So. Maple Dr., Beverly
Hills, Calif. *

LARSON, Stanley Warren, B.A.

Newspaperman; Publisher, Claremont Courier
Born: Highland (Kan.), Jan. 31, 1907; s. of
Elsie (Kitzmiller) and Tobias Larson.
Education: Pomona Coll.; Stanford Univ.
Degrees: B.A., Stanford Univ., 1928.
Married: Sybil W., d. of Herve W. Georgi,
at Los Angeles (Calif.), June 26, 1931; ch.:
Lavinia T.; Erik F.

Prof Record: Associated with father in pub-
lishing and printing bus. for 15 yrs. on
four weekly newspapers throughout United
States- at time of father's death (1936), was
acting as Bus. Mgr. of firm, Claremont Cour
ler, since then has been Publisher and Gen.
Mgr. of Claremont Courier; weekly publish-
ing and printing plant situated in a coll.
town (3 colleges, 3 private schools), print
weekly Courier and Pomona Coll. daily

Directorships: Secy.-Treas., Calif. Newspaper
Publishers Assn., Inc. (2nd yr.); Dir., Oak
Park Cemetery Assn.; Mem., Area Advisory
Bd., Salvation Army.

Membershijis: Sigma Delta Chi; Kiwanls

(Claremont; past-Pres.); Toastmasters, Intl.

Religion: Protestant (Congregational),

Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Swimming, badminton, golf.

Bus. Address: 129 Harvard Ave., Claremont,


Home Address: 446 W. 12th St., Claremont,

Calif. '

LASH, The Reverend James Hamilton,

A.B., B.D., D.D.

Minister, Hollywood Congregational Church.
Born: Athens (Ohio); s. of Nancy (Coyle)
and John Beal Lash. ,

Education: Hillsdale Coll. (Hillsdale, Mich.);
Hillsdale Theological Seminary; Union Theo-
logical Seminary.

Degrees: A.B., 1900, D.D., 1919, Hillsdale
Coll.; B.D., Hillsdale Theological Seminary,

Married: Frances Rebecca Colyer, at Morris
(Minnesota), Aug. 29, 1906; ch. : Barbara
Frances (Mrs. Elmo Switzer).
Prof Record: Ordained to the Ministry, Free
Baptist Church, 1901; Pastor, Free Baptist
Churches, Indiana and Minnesota, 1901-05;
Pastor, Congregational Church (Rialto, Cal-
if ) 1905-08; Pastor, Lake Ave. Congrega-
tional Church (Pasadena, Calif.), 1908-17;
Pastor, Hollywood Congregational Church
(Hollywood, Calif.), 1917 to present; Traveler
and Lecturer; Moderator and Pres., Bd. of
Dirs., So. Calif. Congregational Conference,
1914-15- Chmn. Community Chest, 1929-31;
Pres., Assoc, of Ministers of Los Angeles and
Vicinity, 1934.

Memberships: Delta Tau Delta; Mason, K.P.;
Hollywood Rotary Club (Past Pres.); Clerical
Club of Los Angeles.
Religion: Congregational.
Politics: Republican.

Bus. Address: 7065 Hollywood Blvd., Holly-
wood, Calif.

Home Address: 1768 No. Sycamore Ave., Hol-
lywood, Calif.

LASKY, Bessie

Artist, Poet, Musician.

Born: Boston (Mass.), April 30; d. of Ray

Education: Public schools; Catholic convent;
N.E. Conservatory of Music.
Married: Jesse L. Lasky; ch.: three.
Prof Record: Exhibited paintings in all im-
portant cities in U.S.A., Paris and London.
Publications: Two books of poetry.
Memberships: Womens' Painters and Sculp-
tors Club, Calif. Art Club.
Home Address: 181 No. Saltair Ave., Brent-
wood, Calif.

LASKY, Jesse L.

Motion Picture and Radio Producer; Producer
at Warner Brothers Studio.
Born: San Jose (Calif.), Sept. 13, 1880; s. of
Sarah (Piatt) and Isaac Lasky.
Education: High Sch., Grade Sch. (San Fran-

Married: Bessie Ginsberg, at Boston ( Mass.),
Dec. 1909; ch.: Jesse, Jr., William R., Betty.
Prof. Record: Formerly reporter on San



Francisco newspaper; Rold hunter, Nome
(Alaska); Leader, Uoyal Hawaiian Hand,
Honolulu; hoK.-in theatrical career as M^r.
Hermann, The M;i(,'acl.'in: asso. with B. A.
Uolfe, as Lasky, IJolfe Co., 1!M)'J, in produclnR
vaudeville acts; with Henry B. Harris In bldg.
and operating the Kolies BerRere (N.Y.),
toil; Organizer, liJll, and later Pres. Jesse
L. Lasky Feature Play Co., with studios,
Holl>\vood (Calif.); V.-Pres., P.iramount
Famous I.,asky Corp. ; Producer at Fo.\ Film
Corp., Pickford-Laskv Corp., Il.K.O. Radio
Pictures, Hollywood (Calif.), 19.'?2-38; Orig-
inator and Producer, Radio Program (CBS)
"Gateway to Hollywood," 19.'!'.); Producer at
Warner Bros. Studio, 1940-41. Latest pro-
duction Sergeant York.

Bus. Addi-ess: Warner Bros. Studios, Bur-
bank, Calif.

LASSITER, Major General William,

U.S. Army (retired)
Army Officer.

Born: Petersburg (Va.), Sept. 29, 1867; s.
of A. H. and D. W. Lassiter.
Married: Jeanette .Johnson, at London (Eng-
land), Oct. 5, 1935.

Army Record: Commd. Add. 2nd Lieut., 4th
Artv., 1889; promoted through grades to
Col., 1916, Brig. Gen., N. A., 1917, Major
Gen.,N. A., 1918; Brig. Gen. of the regular
army, 1920, Major Gen, 1922. Served with
battery at attack and capture of Santiago
(Cuba) 1898; Asst. Instr., Tactics, U.S. Mil.
Acad., 1898-1901; Comd., 7th Battery, Field
Arty., Ft. Riley (Kan.), 1901-03; on Bd. Prep.
Field Arty. Drill Regulations, 1903-08; Duty,
Office Inspector Gen., U.S.A., 1908-09; Duty,
Gen. Staff, 1911-13; Duty as Mil. Attache,
Amer. Embassy, London (England), 1916;
appointed Comdr., 51st Field Arty. Brigade,
Boston (Mass.), 1917; Major General, 1918,
Chief or Arty., 1st Corps, 1918 (Aisne-Marne
offensive), 4th Corps, 1918 (St. Mihiel offen-
sive), 2nd Army, 1918 (Tout sector); Comdg.
32nd Div., 1918-19 (march to Rhine and
occupation of Coblenz bridgehead) ; Chief of
Arty., 3rd Army, 1919; returned to U.S.,
1919, assigned as Col. to Gen. Staff Corps;
Comdr., Camp Knox (Ky.), 1920-21; Asst.
Chief of Staff in charge of operations and
training, 1921-23; appointed Comdr., Panama
Div., 1923 and of the Panama Dept., 1924;
succeeded Gen. Pershing as Head of Tacna-
Arica Plebiscite Comn., 1926; Comdg. 6th
Corps Area, Hdqrs. at Chicago, 1927-28;
Comdg., Philippine Dept., 1928; Comdg., 8th
Corps Area 1928-30; Comdg., Hawaiian Dept.
1930-31; retired 1931.

Awards: D.S.M. (U.S.); Knight Commander
Order of St. Michael and St. George (Brit-
ish); Commander Legion d'Honneur: Croix de
Guerre, 2 palms (French).
Home Address: 11 A Miramar Ave., Santa
Barbara, Calif.

LATHAM. Emily Dwight

Parole Officer, California Institution for

Born: Quincy (111.); d. of Laura Richmond
(Dwight) and Otis Sumner Barton.
Education: Public Schools of Batavia (N.Y.)
and Quincy (111.). General self-education.
Married: Everett Bodine, s. of Charles Kel-
logg Latham in Washington (D.C.)
Prof. Record: Was Secty. to Committees in
Capitol at Washington (D.C); Secty. to Bd.

of Trustees, Calif. Inst, for Women; State

P.-irole Officer, Calif. Inst, for Women (first

woman parole officer, for women felons, In


MrmhrrKhipii: Friday Morning (I.,os Angeles),

Women's Auxiliary, Amer. Inst, of Mining

Engr's., Colonial Dames of Amor., Chapter

V; National Probation Assn.

Religion: Protestant (Epl.scopal).

Recreationa: Reading and study.

Bus. Address: Washington Bldg., 311 So.

Sprins St., Los Angeles, Calif.

Home Address: 508'/^ No. Serrano Ave., Los

Angeles, Calif. •

LATIMER. Professor Wendell Mitchell

A.B., Ph.D.

Profe.ssor of Chemistry and Dean, Coll. of
Chemistry, University of California.
Born: Garnett (Kansas), Apr. 22, 1893; s. of
Emma (Mitchell) and Walter Latimer.
Education: Univ. of Kansas; Univ. of Clil-
cago; Univ. of Calif.

Degrees: A.B., Univ .of Kansas, 1915; Ph.D.,
Univ. of Calif., 1919.

Married: Glatha, d. of Wesley M. Hatfield,
at Pasadena (Calif.), 1926; ch.: Eleanor
Ann, Robert M.

Prof. Record: Univ. of Calif., 1919-40; Gug-
genheim Foundation Fellow (1929).
Publications: Editor of Prentice-Hall Chem-
istry Series; 60 papers in Scientific Journals;
Reference Book of Inorganic Chemistry (Mac-
millan) ; Course in General Chemistry (Mac-
millan) ; Oxidation Potentials (Prentice-Hall).
Me7nberships: National Acad, of Sciences;
U.C. Faculty Club; Alpha Chi Sigma; Sigma

Bus. Address: Univ. of California, Berkeley,

Home Address: 810 Euclid Ave., Berkeley,

LATTA, Frank Forrest

San Joaquin Valley Historian, High School

Born: Orestimba (Stanislaus Co., Calif.),
Sept. 18, 1892; s. of Harmonia (Campbell)
and Eli Chambers Latta.

Education: Univ. of Calif. (Berkeley); Santa
Barbara, Fresno, and San Diego State Teach-
er's Colleges.

Married: Mathilda Jeannette, d. of Clara
Belle (De Mont) and John Thomas Allen,
near Gustine (Calif.), Jan. 1, 1918; ch.:
Monna Starr, Nedra Marie, Don Allen, Donna

Prof. Record: Taught high sch., 1915-17; in
general contracting and construction bus.,
1919-22; taught in Calif, high schools, 1922-
41; San Joaquin Valley Chapter Pres. L.W.
W., 1936-38; Sec, Kern Co. Historical Soc,
1930-38, since 1906, interviewing Calif. Pion-
eers, and gathering historical data.
Directorships: Pres., League of Western Writ-
ers Inc., since 1938; Pres., K.C.H.S., 1938
to 1940.

Publications: Two thousand columns, feature
stories for 20 San Joaquin Valley News-
papers; Misc. mag. articles; book. Uncle
Jeff's Story (Biography of a California
Pioneer who was raised by San Joaquin
Valley Indians; El Camino Vie jo Para Los



Angeles; AJexis Godey in Kern County; Little
Journeys in the San Joaquin; California In-
dian Folklore.

Army Service: 2nd Lieut., U.S. Army Air
Corps, 1917-19; served at Kelly Field, San
Antonio (Texas), teaching in the Enlisted
Mechanics Training Dept. there.
Memberships: Native Sons of Calif.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Bowling.
Home Address 520 Acacia St., Shatter, Calif.

LAUDERMILK, Jerome Douglas

Research Associate in Geochemistry, Pomona

Born: Rich Hill (Mo.), Aug. 16, 1893; s. of
Alice E. (Scott) and Alfred E. Lowder-
> Education: Received his education from pub-
lic schools in Kansas City (Mo.), and Kan-
sas City College of Pharmacy, 1914.
Married: Helen, d. of W. G. Gaylord in Alta-
dena (Calif.), Dec. 8, 1922.
Prof. Record: Pharmacist, 1914-15, Chemist
Armour and Co., 1915-17; Instr. School of
Gas Defense, Ft. Sill (Okla.), 1917-18; Chem-
ical Engr., 1918-19, Ray (Arizona) ; Artist,
1922-34; Research in Geochemistry and Police
Science, 1934-41.

Publications: Has written many Scientific
Articles published in such journals as Amer-
ican Journal of Science, American Mineral-
ogist and Paleontology, etc.
Army Record: Corporal E Co., 110th Engi-
neers, 1917-18.
Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Geology, Anthropology, research
in ancient military methods and ballistic

Bus. Address: Box 184, Claremont, Calif.;
Mason Hall of Chemistry, Pomona Coll.,
Claremont, Calif.

Hoyne Address: Forbes Ave., No. of Base-
line, Claremont, Calif.

LAUGHLIN, Dean Helen Matthewson

Dean of Women, University of California at
Los Angeles.

Born- Dunedin (New Zealand), Feb. 2, 1883;
d. of Isabella (Morrison) and William Oliver

Education: Los Angeles State Normal School.
Prof Record: Founder of Phra teres, Natl.
Democratic Soc. for Coll. Women (estab-
lished now in 16 Class A Universities);
Founder, Helen Matthewson Club and West-
wood Club (co-operative homes for self-sup-
porting women students) ; Pres., Western
Conf Deans of Women; Commissioner, Los
Angeles Girl Scouts (8 yrs.); President's Noti-
fication Com. (1924); Commissioner, Housing
Authority of the City of Los Angeles; Pres.
Los Angeles City Teachers' Club; Pres., Los
Angeles State Normal Alumni Assn.; Mem.
State Bd. of Educ; Dir., Travelers' Aid
Soc. of Los Angeles; Founder Group, Holly-
wood Bowl; Dean of Women, U. of Calif,
at Los Angeles.

Directorships: Women's Auxiliary, Los An-
geles Chamber of Commerce; Advisory Bd.,
Los Angeles Chapter, Amer. Red Cross; Ad-
visory Bd., Florence Crittenton Homes.
War Record: Placed two ambulances in

France in World War I; directed 1500 stu-
dents in intensive war work; sold thousands
of dollars worth of Liberty Bonds and Thrift
Saving Stamps.

Memberships: Delta Zeta; Key and Scroll;
Mortar Board; Alpha Lambda Delta; Natl.
Assn., Deans of Women; Western Conf.,
Deans of Women; Del Mar Club; Ebell of
Los Angeles.

Religion: Christian Science.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Golf and gardening.
F?is. Address: Univ. of California, Los An-
geles, Los Angeles, Calif.

Hoyne Address: 661 Thayer Ave., Los An-
geles, Calif.



Born: Larvik (Norway), April 18, 1889; s. of
(Mathisen) and Olssen Lauritz.
Education: Norway.

Married: Mary, d. of B. Potterton, at Port-
land (Ore.), 1892; ch.: one.
Prof Record: Shown art work in principal
museums and galleries in America; to 1940,
has received 32 prizes and 3 gold medals in
competitive exhibits; represented in museums,
schools and many private collections.
Awards: Gold medals: San Francisco Exposi-
tion, 1939, Scandinavian American Painters,
1939, Sanity in American Art, 1940; First
Prize: Sacramento Exposition, 1939, Califor-
nia Art Club, 1940; Honorable Mention,
Oakland Museum, 1940, etc.
Memberships: Western Academy of Artists;
Salmagundi Club (New York) ; Painters and
Sculptors Club; California Art Club.
Home Address: 3955 Clayton Ave., Los An-
geles, Calif.

LAVAYEA. Grace White, A.B.

Teacher of English, Los Angeles High School.
Born- Cleveland (Ohio), Mar. 20, 1880; d. of
Mary Elizabeth (White) and Henry E.

Education: U. of Minn.; Stanford U.; U. of
Calif., Los Angeles.
Degrees: A.B., U. of Minn.
Prof. Record: Teacher, Manual Arts High
Sch (L.A.), Los Angeles High Sch.; Chmn.,
(natl.) Kappa Alpha Theta Loan and Fel-
lowship Loan Committee.

Publications: Articles in educl. magazines
and papers; sponsor for L.A. High Schs.

Army Service: Substitute Hostess under YM-
CA in army at Camp Kearney, 1918.
Memberships: Kappa Alpha Theta (Dist. Pres.
VI, Past-Pres., L.A. Alumnae) ; Delta Kappa
Gamma (Hon. Fraternity).
Religion : Presbyterian.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Motoring and traveling.
Bus: Address: Los Angeles High School, Los
Angeles, Calif.

Home Address: 214 So. Manhattan PI., Los
Angeles, Calif.

La VIOLETTE, Wesley,

Mus.B., Mus.M., Mus.D.

Music Lecturer, Composer, Teacher.



Born: SI. James (Minn.), Jan. 4, 18f)4; s.

of Liubel (Walker) and John E. La Vlolette.

Education: Mt. Ilcrmon (Ma.s.s.); Spokane

(Wash.); Evanston, and Chicago (111.);

Northwestern U. (G. Mus., 1917) ; Chicago

Mus. Coll.

Degrees: Mus.B., 3919, Mus.M.,, 1923, Mus.

D., 1925, Chicago Mus. Coll.

Married: Harriet H., d. of Richard Lewis, In

Kenosha (Wis.), Sept. 1, 1921.

Prof. Record: Head of Theory Dept., Chicago
Mus. Coll., 1923-;W, Assoc. Dir. and Dean,
1928-3.!: Educl. Dir., De Paul U. Sch. of
Mus. (Chicago), 19.33-,38; (lucst Lecturer,
San Francisco State Coll., 1910; compositions
performed by leading artists, ensembles, and
orchestras in this country and abroad; lec-
tured on music and art on tours; lectured on
music over radio station WGN (Chicago),

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