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Memberships: Assn. of Univ. Women; Cali-
fornia Alumni Assn.; Women's Faculty Club
(U.C); San Francisco Center; National
League for Woman's Service.
Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Volunteer service; music.
Home Address: 2475 Pacific Ave., San Fran-
cisco, Calif. •

LEATH, Robert Neal. A.B.


Born: Birmingham (Ala.), Feb. 6, 1904; s.
of Roberta Taylor (Davidson) and Josiah

Education: Denver, Los Angeles, Cambridge;
Harvard Univ.

Degrees: A.B., Harvard U., 1925.
Married: Rosalind Ruth, d. of Mr. and Mrs.
Hugh H. Shepard, at Beverly Hills (Calif.),
Nov. 9, 1933.

Publications: Assorted fiction and non-fiction
of various lengths.

Memberships: Kappa Sigma (Frat.).
Religion: Cliristian.

Home Address: 316 No. Rossmore, Los An-
geles, Calif. •



LEAVENS, The Reverend Robert
French. A.B., S.T.B., L.H.D.

Clergyman (retired).

Born: Arlington (Mass.), Dec. 20. 1878; s of
Emily (French) and Albert Leavens.
Education: Boston Latin Sch.; Dartmouth;
Harvard Div. Sch.

Degrees: A.B., Dartmouth, 1901; S.T.B., Har-
vard Div. Sch., 1906; L.H.D., Mills College,
1937; grad. study, Univ. of Calif.
Married: Anna Whitney Cushing, of Fitch-
burg (Mass.), Feb. 20, 1912; eh.: Eleanor
(Mrs. David P. SmitTi).

Prof Record: Master, Holderness Sch., Ply-
mouth (N. H.), 1901-03; ordained mmistry.
Unitarian Church, 1907; Asst. Minister, Ar-
lington Street Ch., Boston (Mass.), 1906-08;
Minister, First Parish Ch., Fitchburg, 1908-
16, Fast Unitarian Ch., Omaha (Nebr.), 1916-
21, First Unitarian Ch., Berkeley (Calif.),
1921-25; lecturer in religion, Mills Coll., Oak-
land (Calif.), 1926-28; Chaplain, Mills Coll.,
1932-37; Pres., Fitchburg Fed. of Chs., 1915;
Pres., Berkeley Community Chest, 1925; has
required both parties to every marriage sol-
emnized by him since 1914 to produce physi-
cian's certificates of physical and mental fit-
ness for marriage.

Membershivs: Dartmouth Coll. Alumni Coun-
cil, 1918-21; Amer. Philos. Assn.; Phi Beta

Publications: Author, Let Us Pray, 1939.
Compiler: Great Companions, 1927.
Hom.e Address: 1900 Yosemite Rd., Berkeley,

LEAVEY. H. Harold, A.B., LL.B.

Lawyer; Associate Counsel and Assistant Sec-
retary, California-Western States Life Insur-
ance Co.

Born: Sacramento (Calif.), July 19, 1906; s.
of Eva E. (Elliott) and Charles L. Leavey.
Education: Pub. Schs. of Roseville (Calif.);
Sacramento Jr. Coll., 1924-26; Univ. of Cahf.,
1926-28; Univ. of Calif. Sch. of Jurisprudence,

Degrees: A.B., 1928, and LL.B., 1932, U. of

Married: Harriet T., d. of Anna and Patrick
Ferguson, in Portland (Ore.), June 23, 1934;
ch.: Anna Rita and Patricia.
Prof. Record: Teacher of Citizenship night
classes, Roseville Union High Sch., 1933-34;
Counsel, Freeholders City of Roseville (Calif.)
1933-34; Gen. Legal Practice, 1932-36; Asst.
Sales Tax Counsel, State Bd. of Equalization,
1932-35; Asso. Counsel, Calif. -Western Life
Ins Co., since 1935 and Asst. Secy., since
1936- Vice-Chmn., Tax Section, Sacramento
Valley Regional Council State Chamber of
Commerce and Mem., Tax Com. of State
Chamber of Commerce; Natl. Chmn., Legis-
lative Com., Accident & Health Underwriters
Conf., since 1940.

Directorships: Vice-Pres., Westerlic Corp.,
Ltd. ; Vice-Pres. and Dir., Calif. Fruit Bldg.,

Publications: Article in California Law Re-
view, 1932.

Memberships: U.C. Alumni Assn., Boalt Hall
Law Assn. Alumni; Calif. State Bar, Sacra-
mento Co. Bar Assn.; Delta Theta Pi.
Religion: Catholic.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Reading, tefnnis.

Bus. Address: California State Life Bldg.,
Sacramento, Calif.

Hojne Address: 901 McClatchy Way, Sacra-
mento, Calif.

LEBEDEFF. Ivan Basil,

Litt.M., LL.M.
Actor, Writer.

Bom.- U.spoliai (Lithuania), June 18, 1894;
s of Angelique Foscarini (Zabura) and Basil
Ivan Lebedeff (Privy Councellor of the Rus-
sian Empire) .

Education: Univ. of St. Petersburg; Imperial
Lyceum of Alexander I (St. Petersburg);
Emperor Nicolas Cavalry Coll.; Academy of
General Staff (St. Petersburg).
Degrees: Litt.M., U. of St. Petersburg, 1914;
LL.M., Imperial Lyceum, 1917.
Prof. Record: Came to U.S. in 1925, under
contract to D. W. Griffith; first picture "Sor-
rows of Satan" (Paramount), since, was
under long term contracts to Pathe-deMille,
Henry King, Paramount and R.K.O. and
free lanced. Starred in "The Gay Diplomat"
(R.K.O.); appeared in featured parts in 50

Publications: Author of the original story The
Gay Diplomat; Author, Legion of Dishonor (a
novel; Liveright Publishing Co., New York),
1940; Author of a number of essays on inter-
national affairs "Japan will swallow China"
(Los Angeles Times), Dec. 6, 1931, and other
short stories; Psychological Strategy in Gue-
rilla Warfare (New Time; St. Petersburg),
1916; Temple of Beauty; Nurse Natasha;
Woman and Tiger (Lyceum Monthly), 1915-
16; Second World War Inevitable; Revue de
Deux Mondes (Paris), 1923.
Army Service: Enlisted as a volunteer, 3rd
Regiment of Dragoons; participated in cam-
paign in East Prussia. Appointed Commander
of Guerilla troops in Pinsk Marshes; made
over one hundred raids, 1915; received com-
mission of 2nd and 1st Lieut.; captured Ger-
man Lieut. -Gen. Von Fabarius; commissioned,
Lieut. -Captain, 1916; Rumanian Front, 1917,
commissioned Major.

Awards: St. George Medals, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and
4th Class; St. George Cross, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Class; St. Stanislaus, 2nd and 3rd Class; St.
Anna, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Class; St. Vladimir, 4th
Class; Order of the Knight of St. George, 4th

Memberships: Russian World War Veterans
(Hon. Mem.); Motion Pictures Actors Guild
(Screen Actors Guild).
Religion: Greek-Orthodox.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Horseback riding, hunting.
Bus. and Home Address: 8888 Appian Way^
Hollywood, Calif.


Manager, Proprietor, Eureka Inn.

Born: San Francisco (Calif.), Nov. 21; s.

of Tekla (Schoenholz) and Louis Lebenbaum.

Education: San Francisco Grade and High

Schools; Healds Business Coll.

Married: Sigrid, d. of Dr. O. Solomon; ch.:


Bus Record: L. Lebenbaum and Co., Grocers

(San Francisco), 1897; CJoldberg Bowen and

Co (Branch Mgr., San Francisco), 1900;

Mgr., Normandie Hotel (San Francisco),



1908; Mgr., HcraUl Hotel (San Frunclsco),
1911; Mgr., Chancellor Hotel (San Francisco),
1917; Mgr., Wiltshire Hotel (Sun Francisco),
]<)2(); Mgr. and Prop., Cecil Hotel (San Fran-
c'f.sco), Itrj'J; Mgr. and I'roi)r., lOureka Inn
(Eurpi<a, Cnllf.), 1922, since 1926, Mgr. and
Prop, exclusively.

Directorships: Pros., Sunset Trail Inn Co.;
E.xecutlve, Redwood Empire Assoc.
Memberships: Rotary (Eureka); Humboldt
Golf and Country Ciub; Aahmes Shrine; Am.
Hotel Assn.; Calif. State Hotel Assn.; Hotel
Greeters of America.
Religion: Jewish.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: The great outdoors, swimming.
Bus. Address: Eureka Inn., Eureka, Calif.
Horne Address: 1333 G St., Eureka, Calif. •

LECHNER, The Reverend John Rob-
ert, Ph.B., Rh.B., B.D., M.A., LL.D.

Lecturer; E.xecutlve Director, Americanism
Educational League

Born: Innsbruck (Austria), Jan. 26, 1900;

s. of Franciska (Eder) and John Lechner.

Education: Poughkeepsie High School (New


Degrees: Ph.B., Rh.B., 1921, Denison Univ.

(Granville, Ohio); B.D., Crozer Seminary

(Chester, Pa.), 1924; M.A., Univ. of Penn.,

1924; LL.D., Metrop. Univ. (Los Angeles),


Married: Edna, d. of P. M. Copple, at Los

Angeles (Temple Baptist Church), Oct. 22,

1924; ch. : Bette Jane, John Robert Jr., Ruth

Lois, Donald Philip.

Btis. Record: Pastor, Queens Baptist Church,
1922-23; Instr., Los Angeles YMCA, 1925;
Asst. Secy., Beverly Hills Chamber of Com-
merce, 1925-26; Exec. Dir., Americanism
Educational League, 1926-41; addressed nearly
10,000 Civic Groups (3,000,000 people) on
Americanism; conducted 700 major radio
broadcasts; recognized authority on Ameri-
canism on the coast; State Chaplain, 1932;
Americanism Chmn. of District and State
Commissioner at various times; Secy., Public
Relations Committee; received many citations
from American Legion for patriotic work.
Publications: Contributor to many church and
civic publications; published and distributed
50,000 copies of various patriotic radio talks
used as educational material by hundreds of
groups on coast.

Army Service: Served in Infantry, unassigned,
during World War I, Corporal.
Religion: Baptist.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Fishing, outdoors, reading.
Bus. Address: 838 So. Grand Ave., Los An-
geles, Calif.

Home Address: 332 W. 64th St., Inglewood,

LEE, Dean Edwin A(ugustus), B.S.,
M.A., Ph.D.

Professor of Education, Dean of the School
of Education, Univ. of Calif., Los Angeles.

Born: Redding (Calif.), Aug. 9, 1888; s. of
Christia Anna (McMillan) and William Wall-
ace Lee.

Education: Grad. Chico (Calif.) Normal;
Columbia Univ.

Degrees: B.S., 1914, M.A., 1915, Ph.D.,
1926, Columbia U.

Married: Edna, d. of Eugene C. and Lizzie
B. Canfleld, at Chlco (Calif. ), Ang. 22,
1912; ch.: Gordon Canfleld, William Wallace,
Eugene Canfleld.

Prof. Record: Acting Asso Prof., Voc. Ed.,
Ind. Univ., 1917-18; Prof, and Hd. Dept.,
Voc. Edn., Ind. Univ., 1918-21; Prof of
Edn., Univ. of Calif., 1921-33; Supt., San
Franci.sco City Schools, 19:i3-.36; Dir. Natl.
()ccu|)ational Cont., N.Y.C., 1936-39; Prof,
of Edn., Teachers Coll., Columbia Univ.,
1938-40; Prof, of Edn. and Dean of the
School of Education, Univ. of Calif., Los An-
geles, 1940 — .

Directorships: Mem. Advisory Committee,
Works Progress Administration; Technical
Advisory Committee, U.S. Employment Serv-
ice; Committee on Vocational Educ. and
Guidance, Am. Assoc, for Adult Educ. ; Re-
search Committee, Am. Voc. Assoc; Mem.,
Advisory Board, Calif. Congress of Parents
and Teachers, Inc. ; Consultant Editor, The
Calif. Journal of Sec. Educ; Mem., Advis-
ory Bd., The Education Digest; N.E.A.; A. A.

Publications: Objectives and Problems of
Vocational Education; frequent contributor
to Occupations.

Memberships: Phi Delta Kappa; Kappa Delta

Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Golf and fishing.
Bits. Address: University of California, W.
Los Angeles,, Los Angeles, Calif.
Home Address: 637 Westholme Ave., Los
Angeles, Calif.

LEEDS, Major Charles Tileston,

Corps of Engrs., U.S.Army (retd.),

Member of Firm, Leeds, Hill, Barnard &
Jewett , Consulting Engineers.
Born: Newton (Mass.), May 14, 1879; s. of
Martha Huse and Benjamin I. Leeds.
Education: Newton Public Schools; U.S.
Military Academy; Mass. Institute of Tech.
Degrees: B.S., U.S. Military Academy, West
Point (N.Y.), 1903; Mass. Inst, of Tech.,
(Boston, Mass.), 1906.

Married: Amy Lee, d. of John R. W. and
Alice Shapleigh, at Newton (Mass.), Jan.
12, 1905; ch.: Charles T. Jr., Alice S., Eleanor
H., Elizabeth C.

Prof. Record: Army Engineer Officer, 1903-
12 and 1917-19; Exploration, road construc-
tion, ;iort development, P. I., 1903-04; special
studies, Mass. Inst, of Technology, 1905-06;
Post Engineer and Asst. Quartermaster, Fort
Bayard (N.M.), 1906-08; Asst. U.S. District
Engineer, Los Angeles (Calif.), 1908-09;
U.S. District Engineer, Los Angeles (Calif.),
1909-12 and 1917-19; in charge all fortifica-
tion construction and river and harbor im-
provement south of Monterey, as well as
Colorado River and tributaries; Mem. of
Bd. to establish harbor lines of San Diego,
Los Aigeles, San Luis Obispo, San Francisco;
also Mem. Calif. Debris Commn (regulating
hydraulic mining and improving Sacramento
and San Joaquin Rivers) ; Past. Dir., Soc.
of Am. Military Engineers; Past Dir., Soc. of
Terminal Engineers; Mem. of Firm, Leeds &
Barnard, Consulting Engineers, 1912-30; Mem.
of Firm, Quinton, Code, Hill, Leeds &



Barnard. Consulting Engineers, 1930-40; Con.
Engineer. Calif. Div. of Public Works (State
Water Plan. 1930); Con. Engineer. Insular
Government of Puerto Rico( Harbor improve-
ment), 1931; Metropolitan Water District of
So Calif.. :933; Chmn., Economic Survey
Bd.. Port of Los Angeles. 1933; Con. Engm-
eer Los Angeles Water Bureau, 1933-40;
Coii. Seacoast Engineer, State of Calif., since
1931; Mem. of Firm. Leeds. Hill. Barnard
& Jewett, Consulting Engineers, since 1940.
Directorships: Dir., Am. Soc. of Civil En-
gineers; Dir. La Vina Sanitorium (Altadena) ;
Trus:ee, Polytechnic Elementary School (Pas-

Army Service: 2nd Lieut., Corps of Engin-
eers. U.S.A.. 1903; 1st Lieut., Corps of
Engineers. U.S.A., 1904; Captain, Corps of
Engineers. U.S.A., 1911; retired (Physical
disability incurred in line of duty), 1912;
active duty, 1917-19; Major of Engineers.
1918- Lt. Col., Engineer Corps Reserves,
1925-30; Prof. Mil. Science and Tactics.
Cal. Inst, of Tech., 1917-18.
Memberships: Univ. Club (Los Angeles);
TowTi Hall (Los Angeles) ; Newport Harbor
Yacht Club; Sigma Alpha Pi (Cal. Inst, of
Tech.); Sigma Xi (Hon. Scientific).
Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Gardening, hiking.
Bus. Address: Edison Bldg., 601 W. Fifth St..
Los Angeles. Calif.

Home Address: 640 La Loma Rd., Pasadena,

LEET, Robert Andrew, Ph.G.

President. Bowman Drug Company.
Born: San Francisco (Calif.), Jan. 20, 1872;
s. of Cynthia Roanne (Pomeroy) and Sam-
uel Thompson Leet.

Education: Public Schools of Oakland ;Univ.
of Calif.

Degrees: Ph.G., U. of Calif., 1891.
Married: Leah Alberta, d. of Celia (Rich-
ards) and Benjamin Spencer at Alameda
(Calif.), July 15, 1899; eh.: Robert S., Nor-
man B., Barbara Jeanette (Mrs. John O.

Bus Record: Travers and Leet, Photographic
Supplies. 1896; R. A. Leet and Co.. Photo-
graphic Supplies, 1900; purchased H. Bow-
man and Co.. 1903 and consolidated with
R. A. Leet and Company in 1910 as Bowman
Drug Co.

Directorshii^s: Pres., Oakland YMCA; Dir..
Farmers and Merchants Bank of Oakland;
Mem., Bowman Associates.
Religion: Congregational.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Bowling (lawn), hunting, fish-

Bus. Address: Bowman Drug Co., Oakland,

Home Address: 6000 Contra Costa Rd., Oak-
land, Calif. *

LEFEVER, Professor David Welty,

A.B., M.A., Ph.D.

Professor of Education, Univ. of So. Calif.

Born Ephrata (Pa.), June 13, 1901; s. of

Emma (Welty) and Elias B. Lefever.

Education: La Verne Coll.; Univ. of So.


Degrees: A.B.. La Verne Coll., 1921; M.A.,
1922, Ph.D., 1927, Univ. of Calif.
Married: Ruth Naomi, d. of Charles M.
and Blanche Barnhizer, at La Verne (Calif.),
May 28, 1923; ch. : David Welty, Jr.
Prof. Record: Asst. Prof, of Education and
Sociology. La Verne Coll., l9zz-23; Teacher,
Coun-selor, Registrar, Compton Union High
School. 1923-26: Instr.. in Education, Univ. of
So Calif., 1926-27; Asst. Prof, of Education,
Univ. of So. Calif., 1927-29; Assoc. Professor
of Education, Univ. of So. Calif., 1929-40;
Prof, of Edn., Univ. of So. Calif., 1940—.
Publications: Prognostic Value of Certain
Groupings of the Elements of the Thorndike
Intelligence Examination for High School
Seniors. Co-Author, Principles and Techniques
of Guidance.

Memberships: Am. Assoc, of Univ. Professors;
Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Delta Kappa; Psi Chi.
Religion: Church of the Brethren.
Recreations: Photography.
Bus. Address: Univ .of So. California, Uni-
versity Park, Los Angeles.
Horae Address: 2909 Hope St., Walnut Park,

LEFFLER, Nellie Estelle

Business Executive. Former Mayor.
Born: Pawnee City (Neb.), Sept. 25, 1893;
d. of Nettie M. (Olson) and Aquiller Prow.
Education: Clarinda (Iowa) High School.
Married: Samuel P. Leffler, at St. Joseph
(Mo.), June 27, 1917; ch. : Laura Alice Weitz,
James Dale.

Bus. Record: Mgr. of office and personnel
for Prow & Leffler. 1915-35. in Iowa and
California. 20 years; partner in firm, 5 yrs.;
elected Mayor of El Monte (Calif.), 1938;
served 2 yrs. as Mayor; the first woman to be
elected Mayor in California; nV)w in com-
plete charge of screen department, manu-
facturing classification screens for Rock in-

Directorshiiis : Prow and Leffler, El Monte

Memberships: Bus Women's Legislative Coun-
cil (Mem. of Bd.); Bus. and Prof. Women s
Club (Mem of Bd.) ; Am. Legion Aux. (Char-
ter Mem.); Emblem Club; Elks.
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Democrat.
Recreations: Travel.

Bus. Address: 751 Valley Blvd., El Monte,

Home Address: 676 Bryant Rd., El Monte,

LEFORS, First Lieutenant A(rchie)
Olin, U.S. Army (Infantry-Reserve)

Tax and Governmental Research.
Born- Gentry (Arkansas). April 10, 1903; s.
of Florence (Heaslet) and H. D. Lefors.
Education: Chico State College.
Married: lone, d. of Edward E. Smith, in
Chico (Calif.), July 3, 1925.
Prof Record: Asst. Cashier, First National
Bank of Willows (Calif.), 1923-30; Partner,
Sparrow and Lefors, General Insurance, Wil-
lows 1930-34; elected Co. Auditor of Glenn
Co 1934; held office to 1937; Research
Dept.. Calif. Taxpayers Assn. and its special
representative during sessions of State Leg-
islature; particularly interested in govern-
mental efficiency and economy.



Army Record: 1st Lloutfrmnt, Infanlry-Ue-

serve, U.S. Army.

Memberships: P'reo and Acrcpli'd Mason.s.

Religion: Methodist.

Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Boy Scout work, roadlnj,', hlkinj,'.

Bus. Addresses: Subway Terminal Hldg., Lcs

Angeles, Calif.; 418 Native Sons Bldg.,

Sacramento, Calif.

Home Address: 2733 Sixth Ave., Sacramento,


LEGG, Herbert Curtis

Administrator, U. S. Works Progress Ad-
ministration, Southern Caliiornia.
Born: LeRoy (N.Y.), 1887; s. of Anna
(Curtis) and Dwight Legg.
Education: Grammar School, LeRoy (N.Y.)
Married: Helen, d. of Anna and Victor Nord-
quist in Salt Lake City (Utah), 1917; ch.:
Bernice and IMartha Jane.
Bits. Record: Railroad construction, Inter-
mountain states, 1909-15; Partner, Landes
& Co. (Salt Lake City & Denver), 1915-20;
Partner, Lambie, Rogers & Legg, contractors
(Denver, Colo.), 1920-21; Pres. and Owner,
H. G. Legg Machinery & (Tlontracting Co., Inc.
(Denver, Colo, and Phoenix, Ariz.), 1921-24;
Citrus Grower and Contractor (Los Angeles
Co.), 1925-33; Chmn. Los Angeles Co. Bd.
of Supervisors & Co. Flood Control District,
1934-36; Mem., Los Angeles Co. Bd. of Super-
visors, 1936-38; W.P.A. Administrator (So.
Calif.), 1939-40.

Memberships: Jonathan Club; Downey Mas-
onic Lodge; Al Malikah Shrine; Huntington
Park Elks.

Religion: Christian Science.
Politics: Democrat.
Recreation: GoU.

Bus. Address: 12th and Santee, Los Angeles,

Home Address: 301 No. Fremont, Downey,
Calif. •

LEGGE, Professor Robert Thomas,

Ph.G., M.D.

Physician; Professor of Hygiene, University

of California (Berkeley).

Born: San Francisco (Calif.), July 16, 1872;

s. of Anna (Stelljes) and Robert Legge.

Education: Univ. of Calif.; Univ. of Vienna
(where he did graduate work, 1924).

Degrees: Ph.G., 1891, M.D., 1899, U. of Calif.

Married: Emma Irene Farjeon, in San
Francisco (Calif.), 1903; ch.: Robert F.,
Margery A. Wurzmann, Herbert William.

Prof. Record: Chief Surgeon, McCloud Hosp.,
McCloud (CalLf.), 1900-14; Univ. Physician at
U. of Calif., 1914-38; Prof, of Hygiene, U.
of Calif., 1914—.

Directorships : Pres., Western Assn. of Indust.
Physicians and Surgeons; Council of Indust.
Health (Am. Medical Assi..) ; Alameda County
Instn. Commn; Fellow, Am. College of Sur-

Publications: About 60 medical and public
health papers.

Army Record: Served in Nat. Guard of
Calif., Spanish- Amer. War, World War I;
Capt. Med. Corps; retired Lt. Colonel, U.S.A.

Mrmhrrships: City Commons Club and Fac-
ulty Club of Berkeley; Bohemian Club of
.San Francl.sco; Amor. Med. Assn., etc.
licligion: Epi.scopal.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Gardening, book collecting.
Bus. Address: Univ. of Calif., Berkeley,
Home Address: 6 Roble Rd., Berkeley, Calif.


Pianist, Composer, Conductor.
Born: Hull (England), Aplrl 1.3, 1890; d. of
Annie (Peck) and Thomas E. Liggins.
Education: Hoch's Conservatory (Frankfurt,
Germany) and Leschetizky (Vienna, Austria).
Married: Emerson Whithorne; ch.: one.
Prof. Record: Appeared as pianist at the age of
six; a pupil of the Master Teacher, Leschet-
izky .'it fourteen; making her official debut
as Orchestral Soloist when but sixteen years
of age under the baton of Sir Henry Wood in
London; following this she was engaged as
Soloist with practically all prominent orches-
tras in Europe and America; has toured In-
ternat onally as Recitalist, attracting record-
breaking audiences; instead of resting in the
summer time studied composition with
Ernest Bloch and Symphonic, as well as Op-
eratic conducting with Professor Robert Heg-
er (Assoc. Conductor of Bruno Walter) and
Maestro Genaro Papi ; was the first woman in
musical history to be Guest Conductor of
most of the world's greatest orchestras and
was the first of her sex to be engaged as
grand opera conductor; London, Salzburg,
New York, Boston, and other cities heard her
conduct such operas as Madame Butterfly,
Tosca, Rigoletto, Carmen, Louise, Thais,
Werther, etc.; her second appearance as
Guest (Conductor of the Dallas Symphony
Orchestra, also made musical history; gave
the first Texas performance of the Ninth
Symphony of Beethoven with a chorus of 200
and an audience of 5,500; duplicated this
event in Havana (Cuba), with the Philharm-
onic Orchestra; is now a permanent resident
of Los Angeles (Calif.).

Compositions: Became well known as a
composer; her orchestral works having
been performed by such prominent organiza-
tions as the Boston Symphony Orchestra,
New York Symphony, the Berlin Philharmonic
Orchestra, etc. ; her Chamber music works
and songs have been performed by such
noted musicians as the London String Quartet,
New York String Quartet, Madam Cahler,
Greta Torpadie, and many other ensembles
and artists.

Home Address: 254 So. Hobart, Los Angeles,

LEHMAN, Helen Miller, A.6., (Mrs.
Carl R.)

Housewife, Writer, Poet.

Born: Morrison (111.), d. of Margaret Jane

(McKean) and Amos Hurst Miller.

Education: Northwestern Univ.; Univ. of
Arizona; Santa Rosa Jr. Coll.; Evanston
Township High School, (Evanston, 111.)
Degrees: A.B., U. of Arizona, 1929.
Married: Carl Rees, s. of Camilla (Rees) and
William Henry Lehman, in Pasadena (Calif.),
Sept. 16, 1916; ch. : Carl Rees, Jr.; and Vir-
ginia Doris.



Prof. Record: Secy., Bd. of Education (Santa
Rosa) : Organizing Pres.. Sonoma Co. Dist.
League of Western Writers: Secy. Agriculture
Experiment Station, U. of Ariz.; Past Co.
Climn., Institutional Relations, Womens Fed-
eration of Clubs; Asso. Editor, Singing Years;
Biographer of "Golden Gate Bridge Edition,"
Sonoma County History also History of Yolo

Directorships: Bd. of Trustees, P. E.G. Home
cAlhambra), and M.E. Church (Santa Rosa,

Publications: Writer of philosophical, religious
and child-management articles, and poetry;
her poems have appeared in many national
publications such as Christian Science Monitor.
Sunset Magazine, etc.

Memberships: League of Western Writers;
P. E.G. (Past Pres.); American Asso. of
Univ. Women.
Religion: Methodist.
Politics: Democrat.
Recreation: Fishing.

Home Address: 1749 Proctor Dr., Santa Rosa,

LEHMER, Eunice Mitchell


Born- Littleton (111.), March 9, 1876; d. of
Lucy Medora (McClellan) and Dr. John Wes-
ley Mitchell.

Education: Schools in Decatur (111.), and
University of Chicago.

Married ■ Derrick Norman Lehmer, in Decat-
ur July 12, 1900; ch.: Helen Mitchell (Mrs.
Charles H. Blake); Derrick Henry; Stephen
McClellan; Alice Sherman (Mrs. Henry Col-
man Coffee, Jr.).

Prof. Record: Published verse in Youth's
Companion; American Cookery; Christian
Century; Univ. of Calif. Chronicle; Overland
Monthly; Westward, etc.; verse appeared in
Anthology of Newspaper Verse, 1922, '23,
'26, '28, '29 and '39; in California Songs and
Stories, 1931; California Poets, 1932; Contem-
porary Women Poets, 1936-37; Poems for
Armistice Day, 1928; World's Fair and Gold-
en Gate AnthoTogies, 1938-39; Sonnets and
American Book of Verse, 1939; Pres. Berkeley
Branch League of Amer. Pen Women, 1924-
26, and Political Science Club, 1930-31.
Awards: Hon. Mention, National Poetry Con-
test, Fed. Women's Clubs, 1924, and League
of Amer. Pen Women, 1928.

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