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Meynberships: Poetry Soc. of Amer.; League
of Amer. Pen Women; Calif. Writers Club;
Berkeley Piano Club; Berkeley Women's City
Club; Political Science Club.
Religion: Congregational.
Politics: Republican.

Home Address: 2736 Regent St., Berkeley,

LEHR, Abraham

Author's and Artist's Representative.
Born: Warsaw (Poland), July 13, 1880; s. of
Gustavia (Goodman) and Samuel Lehr.
Education: Public Schs. in Boston and private

Married: Anna, d. of Catherine Elizabeth
(Markham) and James Grant Neill, at Johns-
town (New York), 1912; ch. : Henry Nelll,
Helen Frances.

Prof. Record: President, Dempster and Place
Glove Company (Gloversville, New York),

1910-16; Vice-Pres., Goldwyn Corpn. (New
York and Culver City, Calif.), 1917-24; Vice-
Pres., Samuel Goldwyn, Inc., of Calif., 1925-
36; Authors and Artists Representative, 1937
to date.

Memberships: The Beach Club of Santa
Monica, (Calif.)
Religion: Jewish.
Politics: Republican.

Bus. Address: 205 So. Beverly Dr., Beverly
Hills, Calif.

Home Address: 616 So. Kingsley Dr., Los
Angeles, Calif.

LEHR. (Mrs.) Anna Neill

Housewife; Private Charities; President and
Founder, Hollywood Guild.
Born: Birdsal (New York), Jan. 1, 1886; d.
of Catherine Elizabeth (Markham) and
James Grant Neill.

Education: Belfast High School and Fredonia
Normal School (in N.Y.)

Married: Abraham, s. of Samuel Lehr in
Johnstown (N.Y.), 1912; ch.: Helen Frances,
Henry Neill, Hilda Catherine (dec.)
Prof. Record: Teacher of English, 1905-12;
organized The Hollywood Guild, for the
unfortunates of the picture industry, which
furnishes shelter, food and medical care
for those in the Guild houses and numerous
services to outside cases; active in Mother's
Clubs of her son Henry Neill.
Directorships: Officer or Director in the fol-
lowing organizations: Amer. Red Cross,
League for Crippled Children, Florence Crit-
tenten Home, Mother's Club of Pi Kappa
Alpha of Univ. of So. Calif., Harvard
Mother's Club, Children's Hospital.
Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics: Republican.

Bus. Address: 1284 No. Crescent Heights
Blvd., Hollywood, Calif.

Home Address: 616 So. Kingsley Dr., Los
Angeles, Calif.

LEIGHTON, Kathryn Woodman


Born: Plainfield (N.H.), Mar. 17, 1876; d. of
Maria T. (Gallup) and Alfred Woodman.
Education: Kimball Union Acad., Mass. Nor-
mal Art School (Boston) ; Stickley Art School
(Pasadena, Calif.)

Married: Edward E. Leighton in Plainfield
(N.H.), Dec. 9, 1900; ch.: Everett Woodman.
Prof. Record: Painter of the North American
Indian; has completed over 700 canvasses of
the Amer. Indian; many of these have been
e.xhibited in M. Knoedler Galleries (Paris) ;
Abbey Galleries (London) ; Vose Galleries
(Boston); Biltmore Art Salon (Los Angeles);
Los Angeles Art Museum.
Directorships: Vice-Pres., Calif. Art Club;
Dir., Biltmore Art Salon.

Awards: Foundation Cash Prize, Chicago Ex-
hibition, 1941; First Cash Prize, Calif. Art
Club, 1936 and Ebell Club Prize, 1937.
Memberships: Life Mem., Friday Morning
Club; Calif. Art Club; Charter Mem., Foun-
dation of Western Art; Los Angeles Art
Assn.; Laguna Beach Art Assn.; Mass.
Alumni Assn.
Religion: Baptist.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Motoring and foreign travel.



Home Address: IG.'U VV. St., Los An-
geles, Cullf.

Other Addrrss: ,'WOS Ocean Front, Newport
Beach, Oillf.

LEISEN. James Mitchell

Dlreclor of Motion Pictures, Hollywood.
Born: Menominee (Mich.), Oct. 6, 1897; s.
of Mabel (Mitchell) and James Augustus
Lei. sen.

Education: Washington Univ. (St. Louis).
Married: Stella, d. of Mrs. Belle Seager.
Prof. Record: Art Dir. with C. B. DeMille
for 12 yr.s. ; became Dir. of Motion Pictures
in 19."!2, that year directing The Eagle and
the Hawk, Tonight is Ours; 1933— Cradle
Song, Death Takes a Holiday; 1934 — Murder
at the Vanities, Behold My Wife; 1935 —
Four Hours to Kill, Hands Across the Table;
1936 — Thirteen Hours by Air, Big Broadcast
of 19S7; 1937— Swing High, Swing Low, Easy
Living; 1938 — Big Broadcast of 193S, Artists
and Models Abroad; 19.39 — JVlidnight, Remem-
ber the Night; 1940^>lme My Love, I Wanted

Directorships: Pres. and Director, Mitchell &
Hague, Inc.; Pres. and Dir. of Hollywood
Presents, Inc.

Memberships: Palm Springs Tennis Club;
Palm Springs Racquet Club.
Religion: Episcopal.

Recreations: Sailing, modeling, designing,
archiTocture, interior decoration.
Bus. Address: Paramount Studios, Inc., 5451
Marat.ion St., Hollywood, Calif.
Home Address: 807 No. Elm Dr., Beverly
Hills, Calif. •

LEISHMAN. Lathrop King, B.S.

Owner and Manager, Crown City Lumber &
Mill Company.

Born: Terminal Island (Calif.), Jan. 5, 1904;
s. of Maud O. (King) and William Lathrop

Education: Pasadena City Schools; Oregon
State College.

Degrees: B.S., Oregon State College, 1926.
Married: Sarah Marie, d. of C. W. Koiner
in Pasadena (Calif.), Sept. 8, 1926; ch.:
Robert Koiner, William Lathrop, Linda Marie.
Bus. Record: Active in the management of the
Crown City Lumber and Mill Company,
1926 — (firm established by his father in
1905; Sole Owner and Manager of this organ-
ization, since his father's death; Past. Pres.
Pasadena Junior Chamber of Commerce and
the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Assn.
Directorships: Dir., Pasadena Rotary Club.
Awards: Distinguished Service Award, Pasa-
dena, 1931, "for the most prominent man
under 35."

Memberships: Masonic. Knight Templar; Sig-
ma Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Kappa Psl.
Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Gardening and rose culture.
Bus. Address: 240 W. Green St., Pasadena,

Home Address: 2100 Midlothian, Altadena,

LEMAITRE, Professor Georges
Edouard. B.(''S-L., L.^s-L., D.6.S-L.

Miliu .ilor : F'rofe.ssor of Rom.'inic Langua;;eH,
.Slanrijrd University.

Born: Algiers (Algeria), Nov. 26, 1898, h. of
Cl(?meiicc (Vadam) and Georges Emlle

Educe tion: Sorbonne and ftcole Normale Sup-
(^rleuf-e (Paris).

Degrees: B.6s-L, Algiers, 1916; L.ds-L. Paris.
1917: Agr(?g6 de T University, Paris, 1921;
D.^'s-L., Paris, 19.31.

Married: Wynifred Evelyn, d. of Florence
(Ogdon) and John L. Eaves in Montreal,
June 9, 19.37.

Prof: Record: Taught French Literature at
the Universities of London (Gresham Coll.),
Wisconsin, and McGill (Montreal) ; now. Pro-
fessor of Romanic Languages, Stanford Uni-

Publications: Four French Novelists (O.xford
Univ. Press), 1938 and Andrd Maurois (Stan-
ford Univ. Press), 1939.

Memberships: Authors' Club (London, Eng-
Bus. Address: Stanford University, Calif.

LEMOS. Pedro Joseph de. F.R.S.A.

Director. Museum of Fine Arts, Stanford

Born: Austin (Nevada), May 25, 1882; s.
of Marie Josephine (deBethancour) and Fran-
ciscfo Ignacio deLemos.

Education: Polytechnic H.S. (Oakland, Cal-
if.); Columbia Univ. (N.Y.C.); San Francisco
Art Institute; California School of Fine Arts
(S.F.), Affiliated College of Univ. of Calif.;
studied with Harry S. Fonda, Emile Gremke,
Art Students' League (N.Y.C.)
Married: Reta, A. d. of Martha and George
Bailey in Oakland (Calif.), Aug. 20, 1907;
ch.: Margaret Alva (Mrs. Carl A. Lyon);
Esther Reta (Mrs. James Morton, Jr.);
Marie losephlne (Mrs. Malcolm Storm).
Prof. Record: Art Director, publishing houses,
1902-06; Mgr., Lemos Bros., Illustrators &
Engravers, 1906-14; Prof, of Design, Univ.
of Calif., 1913-14; Acting Dir., San Fran-
cisco Institute of Art, 1915, Dir., 1916-18;
Chief Dir., Amer. Art Aid; Pres., Carmel
Art Assn., 1927-28; Dir., Calif. Soc. Etchers;
Pres., Allied Art Guild of Calif.. 1930-32;
Mem., Planning Com. of 7th Internat. Con-
gress for Art Edn., 1935: Art Lecturer,
Stanford Univ. (summer) 1935, and (spring)
1936; Leader and Lecturer Far Eastern Art
and culture Travel Sch., 1936; Exhibited:
Corcoran Art Gallery (Washington, D.C.l;
Art Inst. (Chicago) ; Pa. Acad. Fine Arts
(Philadelphia) ; Delgado Art Gallery (New
Orleans); San Francisco Expn.. 1915; Stan-
ford U. Art Gallery; Oakland Municipal Art

Directorships: Director, Museujn and Art
Gallery, Stanford Univ., 1918 — .
Publications: Editor, School Arts Magazine,
1920—; Author: Applied Art. 1921: Color Cem-
ent Handicraft (with R. A. Lemos). 1922; In-
dian Decorative Designs, 1926; Oriental Dec-
orative Designs, 1927; Art Ages, 1929; Art-
ists Scrap Book, 1929; Modern Art Portfolios,
1930; The Art Teacher, 1931: Indian Arts
1932: Textile Decorating 1935: Mexican Arts
and Crafts, 1935: Art Metal Craft, 1937;
Guatemala Art Crafts, 1941.
Awards: Hon Mention for Etchings, San



Francisco Expn.; Gold Medal, Calif, Expn.,

Memberships: Rio Del Mar Country Club;
Calif. Soc. of Etchers; Fellow. Royal Society
of Art; Eastern Art Assn.; Western Arts
Assn.; Pac. Arts Assn.; Amigos de Mexico.
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Republican.

Hobbies; Sketching and painting; Spanish
architecture and building; art and craft col-

Bits. Address: Stanford University, Calif.
Home Address: 100 Waverley Oaks, Palo
Alto, Calif.

LENGYEL. Melchior Menyhert

Play%\ right; Writer; Playmarket, Inc.
Born: Budapest (Hungary); s. of Theresia
(Klein) and Bernard Lengyel.
Education: Miskolc (Hungary).
Degrees: Bus. Sch. degree at Budapest.
Married: Lydia Geroe; eh.: Ann, Tom.
Prof. Record: Ins. Clerk; newspaperman in
Budapest; professional playwright; has writ-
ten 27 plays, of which several have been
produced on all important stages of the
world. Grateful Posterity won the award of
the Royal Hungarian Academy. Plays per-
formed on Broadway (N.Y.C.) include: Ty-
phooK (with Walter Whiteside), The Dancer,
Czarina (with Doris Keene), Sancho Panza
(with Otis Skinner), Antonia, (with Marjone
Rambeau) ; wrote a book about America,
AmeriMn Diary, and a novel, The Blessed
City (pub. in Europe) and countless literary
and critical essays; since 1935, in Calif,
working for various studios; best known film
plays include Catherine the Great, Angel
(with ivlarlene Dietrich), Ninotchka (starring
Greta Garbo) ; books and plays appear in
Hungarian, German, French, Scandinavian,
Russian and English.
Memberships: New York P.E.N. Club.
Religion: Protestant.
Recreations: Golf.

Bus. Address: 8516 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood,

H07ne Address: 1291 Ozeta Terrace, W. Hol-
lywood, Calif. *

LENNEN, Elinor. A.B., B.S.


Born: Lyons (Kansas), Oct. 21, 1899; d.
of Laura (Commons) and F. W. Lennen.
Education: Phillips Univ. (Enid, Oklahoma).
Degrees: A.B., and B.S., in Ed., Phillips Un-
iv., 1923.

Prof. Record: Poetry published in numerous
collections and periodicals: Saturday Evening
Post, New York Times, New York Sun, New
York Herald-Tribune, Washington Post, Chris-
tian Science Monitor, Christian Century, etc.
Prose published in religious periodicals of
many denominations.

Memberships: Poetry Society of So. Calif.

Religion: Disciples of Christ.
Politics: Republican.

Home Address: 343 '^ No. Occidental Blvd.,
Los Angeles, Calif.

LEONARD, Alexander Thomas.

A.B., B.S., M.D.

Surgeon; Historian; Rancher.
Born: San Francisco (Calif.), July 22, 1889;
s. of Annie Margaret (Barry) and Alexander
Thomas Leonard, M.D.

Education: Univ. of Santa Clara; Univ. of
Calif.; Univ. of So. Calif.; Stanford; Chicago

Degrees: A.B., Univ. of Santa Clara, 1910;
B.S., Univ. of Calif., 1911; M.D., Univ. of
So. Calif., 1920; Post. Grad. Certificates from
Stanford Univ. and Univ. of Chicago.
Prof. Record: Asst. City Physidian, City of
Los Angeles; assoc. with Alexander Thomas
Leonard, Sr., in practice of surgery; with
Med. Corps, U.S. Army during World War I.
Directorships: Div., Calif. Hist. Soc; Pres.,
San Francisco Hist. Soc; Director, Calif.
Genealogical Soc; Dlr., San Francisco Fes-
tival Assn.; Dir., San Francisco Museum
Club; Dir. and Historian, Soc. of Calif.
Pioneers of Santa Clara Co., Calif.
Publications: Numerous mag. articles on
Calif, hist, topics.

Memberships: Army and Navy Club (San
Francisco) ; Amer. Legion (Past Comm., S.
F Post No. 1) ; Omega Upsilon (Omega
Chapter) ; Beta Xi Chapter of Alpha Kappa

Awards: U.S. Service Medal.
Religion: Roman Catholic.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Riding, hunting and historical

Home Address: 1124 Fulton St., San Fran-
cisco, Calif., and "Villa Fontenay," P.O.
Box 21, Glenwood, Calif. *

LEONARD, Professor Frederick
Charles, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Astronomer; Meteoriticist; Editor, Chairman,
Department of Astronom>^, University of
California at Los Angeles.
Born- Mount Vernon (Indiana), March 12,
1896; s. of Mary Robinson (Sullivan) and
Mark Trafton Leonard.

Education: Kenwood Grammar and Hyde
Park H.S. (Chicago); Univ. of Chicago; Univ.
of Calif. , ,. .

Degrees: B.S., 1918, M.S., 1919, Univ. of
Chicago; Ph.D., Univ. of Calif., 1921.
Prof Record: Fellow in Astronomy, Univ.
of Chicago, 1918-19; Instr. in Math., Univ.
of Chicago (autumn quarter), 1918; Teaching
Fellow in Astronomy, Univ. of Calif. (Ber-
keley) 1919-20; Lick Observatory Fellow
Univ. of Calif., 1921; Instr. in Math., Univ
of Calif. (Los Angeles). 1922; Instr. in As
tronomy, Univ. of Calif. (Los Angeles) 1922
promoted to Professorial rank in 1927
Chmn., Dept. of Astronomy. Univ. of Calif
(Los Angeles) since its inception in 1931; ex-
cept during the academic year 1939-40. when
on sabbatical leave; Lecturer in Astronomy
for the Univ. of Calif. Ext. Div. since 1924;
Member of the Faculty "of the Summer Ses-
sion of the Univ. of Calif. (Berkeley). 1930.
and of the Univ. of Calif. (Los Angeles),
1924. 1931-33, and 1935-36; Exchange Prof,
of Astronomy. Univ. of British Columbia
(Vancouver. B.C., Canada), summers, 1937,
1939. and 1941; Delegate to the triennial
meeting of the Internat. Astronomical Union



aiul lis Cumn. on Mclcors (Stockholm, Swed-
en i, Auj,'.. li'.tH; Member of the Scientific
Advisory Com. for the CIrlfflth Observatory
and I'lanetarliim (I-os Anpeles), since lis
openlnK in liKiS; Trcs., i;«3-37. Edit. 1933^,
Councilor, 1937-41, The See. for Research on
Meteorites (inc., 19.36).

Publirittinnn: An hivcttifialion of the Spectra
of ViKUiil Double Shirs ([lub. as Licic Observ-
atori/ liullftin No. 31.3), 19'J3 and many other
papers. Editor, since 19.33, oC Contributions
of the Society for Research on Metcorit'es.
Memberships: Phi Beta Kappa (Vlce-Pres.,
U.C.L.A. Chapt., 1937-38); Sigma Xi (Sec,
U.C.L.A. Club, 1931-32); Faculty Club (Ber-

Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Traveling, collecting meteorites
(the latter is a professional occupation rather
than a hobby).

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

Home Address: 1629 Bentley Ave., W. Los
Angeles, Calif. •

LEONARD, Professor John Paul,

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

Associate Protessor of Education, Stanford


Born: Lockwood (Mo.), Dec. 2, 1901; s. of

Myrtle (Murray) and John L. Leonard.

Education: Public scliools (Springfield, Mo.);

Drury College; Columbia Univ.

Degrees: A.B., Drury Coll., 1923; M.A.,

1927, Ph.D., 1929, Columbia University.

Married: Johnnie Lucile, d. of Lulu and John
Ferguson (mother remarried, is Mrs. J. C.
DuBuque), in Monett (Mo.), May 9, 1906;
ch.: Betty Lou, David Ferguson Leonard.

Prof. Record: Instr. in Hist., Reed Jr. H.S.
(Springfield, Mo.), 1923-25; Instr. in Eng.,
Ethical Culture ScPiool (New York City),
1927-29; Assoc. Prof, of Edu., Coll. of
William and Mary, 1929-30, Prof, of Edu.,
1930-37; Instr. (summer quarters), Duke
Univ., 1933-1934, Univ. of Miss., 1935, Univ.
of Texas, 1936, 1937, 1938; at Stanford since

Directorships: Exec. Sec. of Soc. for Curri-
culum Study; on Edit. Bd., Building America;
Edit. Bd., Curriculum Journal; Edit. Bd.,
California Journal of Elementary Education.
Professional Consultant, Santa Barbara (Cal-
if.) Public Schools, Los Angeles. (Calif.) Pub-
lic Schs., Modoc Co. Pub. Schs., Alameda Co.
Pub. Schs., Nat. Broadcasting Pub. Schs.
programs. Planning Committee, National As-
sociation Secondary School Principals.

Publications: Thinking iyi English, Books I
& 11 (collaboration with Rachel Salisbury) ;
Considering the Meaning; Language for Use;
Making Sense, Books I, II, III (collaboration
with Rachel Salisbury) ; and practice exer-
cises in teaching capitalization and punctu-

Memberships: Phi Delta Kappa, Kappa Delta
PI; Commonwealth Club.
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Gardening, hunting, fisliing,
camping and music.
Bus. Address: Stanford University, Calif.

Home Address: 551 Foothill Rd., Stanford
University, Calif.

LEONARD. Professor Joy Luther,

A.Ii., M.A., Ph.D.

Professor of Economics and Head of De-
jiarlment, University of Southern California.
Born: Spring Hills (Ohio), Feb. 2H, 1884;
s. of Ella (Carlo) and Joseph Benjamin

Fiducntion: Ohio Wcsle'yan and Yale Univer-

Degrees: A.B., Ohio Wesleyan, 1907; M.A.,
19il, Ph.D., 1929, Yale Univ.
Married: Vera, d. of Twiggs Price In Colum-
bus (Ohio), June 25, 1916; ch.: Luther

Prof. Record: Assoc. Prof, of History and
Social Sciences, Athletic Dir., Hendrix Coll-
ege, 1907-09; Instr., Economics, Athletic Dir.,
Birmingham College, 1909-10; Instr., Eco-
nomics, Yale Univ., 1911-13; Prof., Eco-
nomics, Wabash College, 1913-28; Supply
Prof., Economics, Trinity College (Hartford),
1928-29; Prof., Economics, Univ. So. Calif.,
1929 — . Manager, Wabash College Endow-
ment Campaign, 1920-21. Chmn., Los An-
geles Regional Labor Board, 19.33-35.
Memberships: Acacia; Alpha Sigma Phi, Beta
Gamma Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Pi

•sniJV JO japJO '^laz
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Independent.
Recreations: Fishing.

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

Home Address: 1026 So. Arlington Ave., Los
Angeles, Calif. •

LEPLIN, Emanuel B.

Composer-Ccnductor; Orchestra Director,
Community Music School, San Francisco.
Born: San Francisco (Calif.), Oct. 3, 1917;
s. of Dora (Binder) and James B. Leplin.
Education: Public schools in California and
Univ. of Calif.

Degrees: Awarded Geo. Ladd (Prix de Paris)
scholarship in rnusical composition at end
of second college year (1937).
Prof. Record: Studied violin with Kathleen
Parlow and Naoum Blinder; on receiving
Geo. Ladd award, left for two years study
in Paris (France). Studied with Roger
.Sessions of Princeton Univ. during summer
of 19.37; worked with Darius Wilhaud and
Pierre Monteux while in Europe, as holder
of Ladd award ; returned to San Francisco
in 1939; had public performances of com-
positions during spring concert seasons of
1940 and 1941; at present, Orchestra Dir.,
Community Music School (San Francisco) ;
continuing further study in conducting, and
working on original composition.
Religion : Jewish.

Recreations: Swimming, hiking, skiing.
Bus. Address: Community Music School, San
Francisco, Calif.

Home Address: 431 Arguello Blvd., San
Francisco, Calif. *

LERNER, Moses Harry

Milling Executive, Orange Grower: Lerner's
Grain & Milling Company, Riverside, Calif.
Born: Brandon (Manitoba, Canada), Dec. 27,
1898; s. of Sarah (Rabinovitch) and Samuel



Education: Public schools in Brandon.
Married: Esther, d. of Sam Adilman, in Rus-
sia, March 14, 1S98; ch.: Sidney, Bernice.
Directorships: Owner, Lerner's Riverside Grain
& Milling Co. (Riverside) and Lerner's Grain
& Milling Co. (Ferris, Calif.)
Memberships: Rotary; Present Day Club;
Mason 32°; Shriner, B'nai B'rith.
Religion : Jewish.
Politics: Democrat.

Bus. Address: Sixth St., at Pachappa, Riv-
erside, Calif., and Perris, Calif.
Home Address: 1850 Howe Ave., Riverside,

LeROSEN. Arthur L.. B.S., M.S., Ph.D
Chemist; Research Asst. in Chemistry, Calif.
Inst .of Tech.

Born: Shreveport (La.), Apr. 28, 1913; s. of
Louise A. (LeDoux) and A. A. LeRosen.
Education: Shreveport pub. schs.; Centenary
Coll.; State Univ. of Iowa.
Degrees: B.S., Centenary Coll., 1934; M.S.,
1938, and Ph.D., (in organic chemistry) State
Univ. of Iowa, 1940.

Prof. Record: Lab. Asst., Centenary Coll.,
1934-35; Technician and Operator, Rodessa Oil
and Refining Co. (Shreveport, La.) 1936-37;
Grad. Asst., State U-iiv. of Iowa, in Chem.,
1937-39; Research Asst., Organic Chem.,
State Univ. of Iowa, 1940; Research Asst. in
Chem., Calif. Inst, of Tech. since 1940.
Memberships: Amer. Chem. Soc; Alpha Chi
Sigma; Hon. Frats.: Phi Lambda Upsilon,
Alpha Chi, and Sigma Xi.
Religion: Catholic.
Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Fishing, tennis, and other sports.
Bus. Address: Calif. Inst, of Technology,
Pasadena, Calif.

Home Address: Old Dormitory, California
Inst, of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.; 836
Kings Highway, Shreveport, La.

LERT, Richard

Conductor of Concert and Opera.
Born: Vienna (Austria); s. of Libussa (Bru-
ell) and Adolf Lert.

Education: Acad, of Music (Vienna); Univ.
of Vienna.

Degrees: Teachers Degree.
Married: Vicki Baum (novelist) ch.: Wolf-
gang, Peter.

Prof. Record: Guest Conductor, Copenhagen,
Oslo, Haag, Paris, etc.; in U.S., Conductor,
San Francisco and Hollywood Bowl Concert
and Opera, Washington Opera.
Directorships: Conductor, Civic Orchestra
(Pasadena, Calif.) ; Musical Dir., Festival
Assn., and Conductor, Bach Soc. (Pasadena,
Calif.); Conductor, Oratorio Society, and
Head of Opera Dept., Los Angeles H.S.,
Adult Edu. (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Publications: A new English version of Flo-
tow's opera Martha (G. Schirmer, N.Y.)
Army Record: Austrian Army.
Bus. Address: Pasadena Civic Orchestra, Pas-
adena, Calif.

Home Address: 1461 Amalfi Dr., Pacific Pali-
sades, Calif.

LERT, (Mrs.) Richard (see BAUM,


Pianist-Teacher; Music Department, Cornell

Education: Miss Schoonmaker's Scliool for
Girls (N.Y.C.); Columbia Univ.
Prof. Record: Made debut with Los Angeles
Philharmonic; studied in the east at Curtis
Inst, of Music (Philadelphia) ; returned to
west several years later to play at Holly-
wood Bowl with orchestra under Sir Ham-
ilton Harty, also to fulfil many solo and two-
piano engagements in Calif.; later went to
N Y to study with Dr. Egon Petri, contmued
study with him in Europe; toured Europe,
playing with major orchestras and giving
solo recitals in many capitols on return to
U.S. assumed position teaching in the. Music
Dept. of Cornell University and also touring
Penn., Ohio, No. Dak., Vermont, Virginia,
Maryland, Michigan, New York and many
other states.
Religion: Jewish.
Politics: Democrat.

Bus. Address: Music Dept., Cornell University.
Ithaca, New York.

Home Address: 202 Overlobk Rd., Ithaca,
N.Y., and 6 W. 57th St., New York, N.Y.


Born: Dayton (Ohio).

Education: New York Collegiate Institute for
Girls; Curtis Inst, of Music (Philadelphia).
Prof Record: Made debut in Los Angeles
where she was three times soloist with
orchestras; went east to school and Curtis
Inst of Music, returning to Los Angeles
to give manv two-piano concerts with sister,
Joana Lesch'in; for last four years has been
abroad, playing in concert and with orches-
tras in Paris, Warsaw, Stockholm, Copen-
hagen (two-piano concert wjth sister before
members of the Danish Royal Family at
Amer Ministry-Alvin Owsley's home) ; worked
with Dr. Egon Petri for last four years both
here and abroad.
Religion: Jewish.

Recreations: Swimming, riding, skiing, danc-
ing, chess.

Home Address: 202 Overlook Rd., Ithaca,
New York.

LESEM. Alexander M., M.D., F.A.M.A.

Physician-Surgeon; Director of Health, City
and County of San Diego.
Born ■ Quincy (111.), July 20, 1879; s. of Ther-
esa (Greenebaum) and Marx A. Lesem.
Education: San Diego Elem. and High Schs.;
U. of So. Calif.; Coll. of Phys. and Sur-

Degrees: M.D., CoUeeg of Physcians and Sur-
geons, 1914.

Married: Myrtle, d. of Samuel C. Burnison
in Hoopeston (111.), Dec. 8, 1909.
Prof Record: Practice of medicine and sur-
gery, 1914-24; Dir. of Health, City and Co.
of San Diego, since Oct. 1, 1924.



Mombcrshirs: Masonic Orders (Sun Diego
Lodge No. ;i5); 32° Scottish Rite Bodies;
Fellow, Americjin Public Iluallh Association;
Fellow, American Medical Association; Mem.,
California Medical As.sociatlon and San Diego
County Medical Society.
Politics: Republican.

Bus. Address: Civic Center, San Diego, Calif.
Home Address: 4106 Randolph St., San Diego,


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