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(George)

Artist.

Born: Karkow (Russia), Sept. 27, 1883; s.

of Comte Le Serrec de Kervily.

Education: Beaux Arts Sch. (Paris, France).

Memberships: Los Angeles Athletic Club.

Home Address: 3619 Marcia Dr., Los Angeles,

Calif.

LESLIE, Grant

Mortician; Welfare Worker; Owner and
Manager, Todd and Leslie, Morticians.
Born: Elmo (Wis.), Oct. 31, 1881; s. of
Evelyn (Richards) and Thomas Leslie.
Education: Omaha Pub. Schs.
Married: Jean, d. of Joseph J. (3orman, in
Omaha tNeb.), Dec. 31, 1907; ch.: Jean Les-
lie Cornett (Mrs. Gordon C — ).
Bus. Record: Burket and Leslie (Omaha,
Neb.); Grant Leslie (Va., Minn.); Mgr.,
Dampier-Baird Co. (St. Paul, Minn.); Todd
and Leslie (Santa Monica, Calif.)
Director ships : Santa Monica-Ocean Park
Chamber of Commerce; Santa Monica Wel-
fare, Inc.; Jr. Warden, Episcopal Church.
Memberships: Masonic Orders, Knight Tem-
plar, Shrine, Order of Eastern Star; Elks,
I.O.O.F., Rotary, Music Arts Society, Calif.
Funeral Directors Assn., Natl. Funeral Dir-
ectors Assn., Natl. Selected Morticians.
Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Republican.
Recreati07is : Flying.

Bus. Address: 1307 7th St., Santa Monica,
Calif.

Home Address: 226- 14th St., Santa Monica,
Calif. *



LESSING, Professor Ferdinand Die-
erich. Ph.D.

Orientalist; Agassiz Professor of Oriental
Languages, University of California.
Born: Essen (Rhein Province, Germany), Feb.
26, 1882; s. of Elisabeth (Brockhaus) and
Eduard Lessing.
Education: Berlin University.
Degrees: Ph.D., Berlin U., 1926.
Married: (1) Clara, nee Witte, May 5, 1905
(deceased); Ch.: Brunhilde, Editha, Helmuth,
and Waltraut. (2) Margarete, d. of Gustav
Jahn, in Berlin (Ormany), Feb. 26, 1934.
Prof. Record: Berlin Museum of Ethnology,
1905-07; with various educl. institutions in
China, 1907-25; Berlin Seminar of Oriental
Lang., 1925-28; Berlin Museum of Ethnology,
1928-35, and 3 yrs. in China and Mongolia in
connection with the Sven Hedin Scientific Ex-



pedition; Aga.s.slz Prof, of Oriental Lan-
guages, U. of Calif. (Berkeley), since 1935.
Puhlt(:(ilionn: Textbook of Colloquial Chinese
In collaboration with W. Othmer;, (pub In
Tsinlaut, 1912, German edition reprint, 19.33,
English edition pub. In Tslngtao, 1914, Mon-
golen, Berlin, 1935, Yung-Ho-Kung, Stock-
holm, 1942.

Awards: Knight Commander of the North
Star, Second Class.

Memberships: Faculty (U. of Calif., Ber-
keley), Berkeley Club and Rio Del Mar
Country Club.
Religion: Protestant.

Bus. Address: 417 Univ. Library, Univ. of
California, Berkeley, Calif.
Home Address: 1006 Euclid Ave., Berkeley,
Calif.



LESSING. Robert Fredrick

Municipal Judge, City of Torrance.
Born: Philadelphia (Pa.), June 23, 1907; s.
of Edith (Abbott) and Fred V. Lessing.
Education: U. of Calif. (Los Angeles) (pre-
legal) ; Southwestern U. (law).
Married: Marjorie, d. of J. R. Carrick, in
Torrance (Calif.), Aug. 2, 1935.
Prof. Record: Entered present position upon
completion of schooling, 1934.
Directorships: Pres., Torrance Coordinating
Council; Mem. Los Angeles Co. Exec. Bd.,
Coordinating Councils; Chmn., Harbor Field
Bd., Boy Scouts.

Memberships: Los Angeles Metropolitan Coun-
cil Boy Scouts Amer.; Potrero Golf Club;
active in all social movements in Torrance
for community betterment; Torrance Junior
Chamber of Commerce.
Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Democrat.
Recreations: Golf.

Bus. Address: City Hall, Torrance, Calif.
Home Address: 811 Beech St., Torrance, Calif.

LESTER, Francis Edward

Writer.

Born: Penrith (Eng.), 1868; s. of Mary
Hannah (Ashby) and Edward Lester.
Education: Ackworth and Wigton Schools,
(England).

Married (1) Margaret, d. of Henry Rown-
tree (of Bradford England), in Kansas City
(Mo.), 1893 (died 1897) ;ch.: Edward Rown-
tree (Pres., Lester Motors, Ltd.); (2) Mar-
jorie Winifred, d. of W. E. A. Watson (of
Mesilla Park, N.M.), in San Diego (Calif.)
Prof. Record: Registrar and Principal, Bus.
Sch., State College (New Mexico), 1891-1907,
Regent, 1911-12; Pres., New Mexico State
Farm Bureau, 1912-14, Dona Ana Co. Farm
Bureau. 1910-12, New Mexico State High-
way Officials Assn., 1914, Chamber of Com-
merce (Monterey, Calif.), 1930-31, Francis
E. Lester (Mesilla Park, N.M.), 1908-26,
and Farm Loan Assn. (Mesilla Valley),
1921-26; Sec.-Treas., Dona Ana Co. Rd. Bd.,
1912-16; Owner, Lester Rose Gardens (Wat-
sonville, Calif.)

Publications: Roads of Dona Ana County,
N.M., 1915; Author of many articles pub-
lished in Sunset Magazine, Flower Grower
(Albany, N.Y.), Horticulture (Boston, Mass.),
Real Gardening (New Canaan, Conn.), Gar-



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doner's Chronicle (N.Y.), American Rose Soc-
iety's Annuals, etc.

Memberships: Masonic, Past Grand Master,
Grand Lodge of N.M. A.F. and A.M..
Religion: See. of Friends (Quaker).
Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Growing and hybridizing roses.
Home Address: Rios Silvestres, Rt. 5, Box
326, Watsonville, Calif.

LEUPP. Harold Lewis, A.B.

Librarian; University of California Library,

Berkeley.

Born: New York City, Oct. 11, 1877; s. of

Ada (Murdock) and Francis Ellington Leupp.

Education: Cornell U.; N.Y. State Lib. Sch.

(Albany, N.Y.), 1902-04.

Degrees: A.B., Cornell, 1902.

Married: Beulah Louise, d. of Flora Rosetta

(Dodge) and Isaac Tichenor Cross, in Albany

(N.Y.), Sept. 1, 1906; ch.: (Gordon Dodge,

Alice Murdock, Constance Ann, Francis

Lewis, and Graham Murdock.

Bms. Record: Asst. Ref. Librarian, John Cre-

rar Lib. (Chicago), 1904-06; Supt. Retail and

Lib. Depts., U. of Chicago Press, 1906-09,

Supt. of Lib. Dept., and Librarian Hist.

Group Lib., U. of Chicago, 1909-10; Assoc.

Librarian, 1910-19, Librarian since July 1,

1919, U. of Calif. Lib.

Army Record: Attended Business Man's T.C.,

(Monterey, Calif.), 1916, and 1st ' O.T.C.

(San Francisco, Calif.), 1917; Commd. 2d

Lt., Inf.. N.A., Aug. 15, 1917; served wilh

166th Depot Brigade, Camp Lewis, Wash.;

discharged as Capt., Inf., Dec. 21, 1918;

commd. Maj., Inf., O.R.C., Feb. 10, 1919.

Memberships: Sigma Phi Soc; Amer. Lib.

Assn. (life mem.); Calif. Lib. Assn. (life

mem.); Faculty (U. of Calif.), Roxburghe

(S.F.), and Folio (Berkeley) Clubs.

Bus. Address: Univ. of California Library,

Berkeley, Calif.

Home Address: 1838 San Juan Ave., Berkeley,

Calif.

LEUSCHNER, Professor Armin Otto.
A.B., Ph.D., Sc.D., LL.D.

Astronomer; Director, Student's Observatory,
Emeritus, Univ. of California, Berkeley.
Born: Detroit (Mich.), Jan. 16, 1868; s. of
Caroline (Humburg) and Otto Richard
Leuschner.

Education: Royal Wilhelms-Gymnasium (Cas-
sel, Germany); Univ. of Mich.; Lick Obs.;
Univ. of Calif.

Degrees: A.B., Univ. of Mich., 1888; Ph.D.,
Berlin, 1897; Sc.D. (hon.), Univ. of Pitts-
burgh, 1900 and Univ. of Mich., 1913; LL.D.
(hon.), Univ. of Calif., 1938.
Married: Ida Louise Denicke of San Fran-
cisco (Calif.), May 20, 1896; ch.: Erida
Louise; Richard Denicke; Frederick Denicke.
Prof. Record: Instr., Mathematics, 1890-92;
Asst. Prof., 1892-94; Asst. Prof. Astronomy
and Geodsey, 1894-98; Asso. Prof., 1898-1907;
Dir., Students' Observatory, Univ. of Calif.,
1898-1938; Prof. Astronomy and Chairman,
DepaT tment, 1907-38 ; Dean, Graduate School,
1913-18, 20-23; Prof., Astronomy and Direc-
tor, Students' Observatory, emeritus, 1938 — ;
Halley Lecturer, Univ. of Oxford, 1938; spe-
cial field of investigation, theoretical astron-
omy; perturbations of minor planets; meth-



ods of determining preliminary orbits of
comets and planets; perturbations of the
Hecuba group of minor planets.
Publications: Beitrage Zur Kometenbahnbe-
stimmung (Berlin), 1897; Short Methods of
Determining Orbits From Three Observations ;
Tables of Minor Planets Discovered by James
C. Watson; Researcn Surveys of the Minor
Planets, 1 to 1091, 1935; also papers on
astron. subjects.

War Record: Special expert U.S. Shipping
Bd., 1917; In Charge of Univ. of Calif. Naval
Ti-aining activities, 1917-18; Chmn., Scien-
tific Com. and Com. on Occupational Selec-
tion, Calif. State Council of Defense, 1918;
Maj., Chem. Warfare Service, U.S. Army,
1918-19.

Awards: Watson (^Id Medal (Natl. Acad.
Sciences for researches in astronomy), 1916;
Knight, Order of the North Star (Sweden),
1924; Bruce Gold Medal (Astron. Soc. Pac),
1936; Rittenhouse Medal, 1937.
Memberships: Natl. Acad. Sciences; Natl. Re-
search Council; Amer. Philos. Soc; Amer.
Mathematical Soc; Astronomische Gesell-
schaft; Amer. Astron. Soc; Washington
Acad. Sciences; San Francisco Acad. Sci-
ences; Amer. Assn. Univ. Profs. (Pres.
1923-25); Delta Tau Delta; Sigma Xi; Phi
Beta Kappa; Fellow, A.A.A.S. (Vice-Chair-
man. Section A, 1917, Pres., Pac. Div., 1931-
32); Seismological Soc. Amer. ; Intnl.
Geophys. Union; Astron. Soc. Pacific (Pres.,
1908, 1936) ; Foreign Asso. Royal Astron. Soc.
of London; Foreign Mem., Royal Physio-
graphical Soc. (Lund, Sweden) ; Natl. Re-
search Council (Exec. Secty.) and Div. of
Physical Sciences (Acting Chmn., 1919) ; Com.
on Comets and Minor Planets (Chmn.), Intnl.
Astron. Union, 1919-38; Hon. Chmn., 1938—;
Clubs: University (San Francisco), Clare-
mont Country (Oakland), Faculty (Berkeley),
Cosmos (Washington), Authors' (London).
Home Address: 1816 Scenic Ave., Berkeley,
Calif.

LEVINSON. Colonel Nathan,

U.S.Army, Sig. Res.

Motion Picture Engineer Executive; Sound
Director, Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Born: New York (N.Y.), July 15, 1888; s.
of Esther D. (Berenson) and Julius Levinson.
Education: New York City pub. schs.
Married: Edna Irene, d. of Morton E. Brad-
ford, in Honolulu (T.H.); ch.: Edwin Brad-
ford, John Milton, and Robert Wells.
Bus. Record: Telegraph Operator; Electrical
and Radio Engineer: Pacific District Radio
Specialist, Western Electric Co.; Managing
Dir., Radio Sta. KPO (San Franicsco) ; West-
ernern Div. Mgr., The Vitaphone Corpn.;
Western Div. Mgr., Electrical Research Pro-
ducts, Inc. ; is now Sound Dir., Warner Bros.
Pictures, Inc.

Directorships: Vice-Chmn., Research Council,
Treas., and Chmn. of Sci. Br., Acad, of Mo-
tion Picture Arts and Sciences; Pres. and Dir.,
United Research Corpn. (Burbank, Calif.).
Publications: Electronics, Jan. and Feb.,
1941 ; numerous articles on sound motion pic-
tures, including last revision of sound motion
picture tech. sect.. Encyclopedia Britannica,
also igjfl Year Book Revision.
Arviy Service: During World War I, Major,
Signal Corps, U.S. Army, Commanding Offi-
cer, Sig. Corps Radio Labs., Camp Alfred
Vail (N.J.); is now Col., Signal Res., U.S.
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Awards: World War Victory Medal.
Memberships: Fellow, Soc. of Motion Picture
Engineers; Acad, of Motion Picture Arts and
Sciences, Soc. of Motion Picture Elngrs. (Exec.
Vlce-Pres., liKJO-lO); Res. Officers Assn. of
U.S. ; Amer. Legion.

Bus. Address: Warner Bros. Studio, Burbank,
Calif.



LEVISON, Jacob Bertha

Insurance Executive; Cliairman of the Board,
Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. and Subsidi-
aries.

Born: Virginia City (Nevada), Oct. .3, 1862;
s. of Bertha (Roman) and Mark Levison.
Lducation: Grammar and High School (San
Francisco) .

Married: Alice, d. of Lewis Gerstle in San
Francisco; ch.: John G., Robert M., Charles
G., kjcorge L.

Bus. Record: Began insurance career with
New Zealand Insurance Co., 1878; appointed
Marine Clerk in general agency of Hutchin-
son & Mann (later Mann & Wilson), 1880;
took charge of the Marine Dept. of the Anglo-
Nevada Assurance Corp., becoming Marine
Secty., 1888; Angelo-Nevada was taken over
by the Fireman's Fund, becoming Marine
Secty. of the latter company, 1890; elected
Second Vice-Pres., Fireman's Fund in 1900,
Vice-Pres., 1914, Pres., 1917; retired as Pres.,
1937 to become Chairman of the Board.
Directorships: Merchants Exchange (San
Francisco); Officer: Fireman's Fund Insur-
ance Co., Home Fire and Marine Insurance
Co., Occidental Insurance Co., Fireman's
Fund Indemnity Co., Occidental Indemnity
Co.

Puhl.cations: Memories For My Family, 1933
(privately circulated).

Memberships: Bohemian, S.F. Commercial,
Beresford Country, Family (Clubs).

Religion: Jewish.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Music.

Bus. Address: 401 California St., San Fran-
cisco, Calif.

Home Address: 2420 Pacific Ave., San Fran-
cisco, Calif.

Summer Home: Atherton, Calif.



LEVIT, Bert William, A.B., J.D.

Lawyer; Partner, Long & Levit.

Born: San Francisco (Calif.), Feb. 16, 1903;
s. of Fannie (Jacobs) and Morris Levit.
Education: San Francisco public schools;
Lowell High School; Stanford Univ.; Stan-
ford Univ. Law School.

Degrees: A.B., 1924 and J.D., 1925, Stanford
Univ.

Married: Thelma, d. of Victor Clumeck, in
San Francisco (Calif.), May 10, 1928; ch.:
Victor Bert and Roger Clumeck.
Prof. Record: Special Asst. to U.S. Atty.
CJeneral at Washington (D.C.), 1925-26; Part-
ner, Long & Levit, 1927 — ; Chmn., Speakers
Bureau of Republican Presidential Campaign
(No. Calif.), 1928; Special Lecturer on In-
surance Law, Stanford Univ. Law School,
1932 — ; Exec. Chmn., San Francisco Work
Creating Commn., 1932; Pres., Calif. State
Jr. Chamber of Commerce, 1933-35; San



Francisco Republican Assby. (an organizer;
Pres., 19.36) ; Calif. Republican Assby. (an
organizer; V.-P. 19.37).

Publications: Author of numerous published
articles and addresses on politics and insur-
ance law.

Memberships: Natl, and State Legislative
Coms., Civic Affairs Com.; Chmn., Charter
Review CoVn. and Municipal Finance Section,
of San Francisco Chamber of Commerce; Con-
cordia-Argonaut, Stock Exchange, and Com-
monwealth Clubs; Phi Beta Kappa, Delta
Sigma Rho, Order of the Coif.
Religion: Jewish.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Swimming.

Bus. Address: Merchants Exchange, San Fran-
cisco, Calif.

Home Address: 3845 Washington St., San
Francisco, Calif.



LEVITT, Joe E.

President, Coast Radio Company.

Born: St. Louis (Mo.), July 1, 1906; s. of
Freida and Max Levitt.
Education: Pub. schs., Denver (Colo.).
Bus. Record: Organized Coast Radio Co. (San
Jose), 1928, and is President of said com-
pany, with branches in Sacramento, Stockton,
and Modesto (Calif.).

Directorships: Chmn., Editorial Bd., Future
Magazine; Vice-Pres., U.S. Jr. Chamber of
Commerce, 1939 — ; Dir., Prune Bowl, Inc.,
Fiesta de las Rosas, and Red Cross of San
Jose.

Memberships: Rotary (San Jose) and Rio del
Mar Country Club.

Recreations: Riding.

Bus. Address: 266 So. First St., San Jose,

Calif.

Home Address: Hotel Vendome, San Jose,
Calif. •



LEVY, Bessie

Pianiste; Patron of the Arts.
Born: Meridan (Conn.); d. of Hilda (Rosen-
thal) and John Ludovich Bercovicy.

Education: Schools in St. Louis (Mo.).
Married: Joseph L. Levy, in Los Angeles
tCalif.); ch.: Rosamond A. and Jules Victor.
Prof. Record: Concert Pianiste; gave pub.
performances at age of 9; continued career
until married; Patron of Music since; Former
Vice-Pres., Los Angeles Chamber Music Soc.

Directorships: Mem., Bd. of Trustees, Los
Angeles Symphony Assn. ; Chmn., Hospitality
Com., Hollywood Bowl.

Home Address: 225 So. Le Doux Rd., Beverly
Hills, Calif. •



LEVY, Ellis

Composer; Violinist.

Born: Indianapolis (Ind.), Oct. 23, 1887; s.

of Jennie (King) and Myer Levy.

Education: Indianapolis, Chicago, Switzer-
land, Belgium, Germany.

Married: Esther Lampert, d. of Rose Lampert
Graff, in New York City, Sept. 17, 1926; ch.:
Jacqueline, Millicent, Lampert, and Lorraine.



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Prof. Record: Asst. Concertmaster, SI. Louis
Symphony Orch., 1920-35; Cond., Hollywood
Symphonic Players, 1939-40; Dir., Ellis Levy
Violin Sch., since 1920.

Directorships: Nat. Treas., Native Amer.
Composers; Rose Lampert Graff Foundation.
Publications: Interesting Beginning (Modern
Violin Technique) ; Gnost Dance; and many
other works published by C. Fischer (New
York), O. Ditson (Boston) and Summy (Chi-
cago).

Awards: Gold Medal, Chicago Musical Coll.,
1905-06.

Memberships: Hilcrest Country Club.
Religion: Hebrew.
Politics: Progressive.
Recreations: Golf, chess, and cards.
Bus. Address: 7024 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles,
Calif.

Home Address: 614 No. Roxbury Dr., Beverly
Hills, Calif.

LEVY, (Miss) Therese

Social Service Worker.

Born: Los Angeles (Calif.), June 29, 1878;
d. of Rebecca (Lewin) and Michel Levy.
Education: State Normal School of Calif.
(Los Angeles).

Prof. Record: Membar, Board of Directors,
Friday Morning Club for 7 yrs., Recording
Secretary, 3 yrs., Director, 4 yrs. Served for
16 yrs. on Social Service Commission of Los
Angeles (Calif.); held office under three
Mayors: Cryer, Porter, Shaw. At present
engaged in volunteer social service work.
Memberships: Friday Morning Club; League
of Women Voters; Council of Jewish Women;
Council of Foreign Policy; Calif. Conference
of Social Work; Women's Athletic Club.
Religion: Jewish.

Politics: Registered Democrat (non-partisan
In vote).

Recreations: Attending lectures, club con-
certs, theatre, etc.

Home Address: 833 So. Flower St., Los An-
geles, Calif.

LEWERENZ, Alfred S.,

A.B., M.A., Ed.D.

Educaiional Research; Assistant Supervisor,
Los Angeles City Schools.

Born: Rochester (New York), July 25, 1897;
s. of Elizabeth (Speir) and Alfred C. Lewe-
renz.

Education: U. of So. California.
Degrees: A.B., 1921, M.A., 1928, Ed.D., 1937,
U. of So. Calif.

Married: Margaret, d. of Myer Gilmore, at
Santa Barbara (Calif), Aug. 9, 1926.
Prof. Record: Research Asst., Whittier State
School, 1921-23; Statistician, Los Angeles City
Schools, 1924-31; Assistant Supervisor, Edu-
cational Research and Guidance, Los Angeles
City Schools, 1932 — . Engaged in research in
fields of educational and vocational guid-
ance.

Publications: School and Society; High School
Teacher; Journal of Educational Psychology;
Sociology and Social Research; Library Quar-
terly; Educational Method; Education; Amer-
ican School Board Journal.



Army Service: Second Lieut., Field Artillery
(World War I), 1918.

Memberships: Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociol-
ogy); Phi Delta Kappa (Educa.tion) ; Horse-
less Carriage Club.

Recreations: Collecting literature and acces-
sories related to historical development of
automobiles.

Bus. Address: Educational Research and
Guidance Section, Chamber of Commerce
Bldg., Los Angeles, Calif.
Home Address: 4020 Holly Knoll Dr., Los An-
geles, Calif.

LEWIN. Albert. A.B., M.A.
Motion Picture Producer; David L. Loew-
Albert Lewin Inc.

Born: New York City, Sept. 23, 1894; s. of
Yetta (Mindlin) and Marcus Lewin.
Education: New York U.; Harvard U.
Degrees: A.B., New York U., 1915; M.A.,
Harvard, 1916.

Married: Mildred, d. of Michael David Mind-
lin, at Orange (N.J.), Aug. 17, 1918.
Prof. Record: Formerly Associate Producer
for Irving Thalberg at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Studios. Among pictures produced were:
Smilm' Through; The Guardsman; China
Seas; 1 he Good Earth; Redheaded Woman;
The Cuban Love Song; Mutiny on the Bounty.
Producer for Paramount Pictures, Inc. until
1939. Pictures produced included: True Con-
fession; Zaza; Spawn of the North. In 1939
organized the David L. Loew-Albert Lewin
Inc. to produce pictures for United Artists
release. First production was So Ends Our
Night, from tne novel "Flotsam" by Erich
Maria Remarque.

Directorships: Vice-Pres., David L. Loew-
Albert Lewin Inc.

Memhprships: Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Lambda
Phi.

Bus. Address: Universal Studios, Universal
City, Calif.

Home Address: 514 Ocean Front, Santa Mon-
ica, Calif.

LEWIS. Major General Edward Mann,
D.S.M., U.S. Army, B.S., LL.D.

Army Officer (retd.)

Born: New Albany (Indiana), Dec 10, 1863;
s. of Julia Frances (Snively) and William
Henry Lewis.

Education: U.S. Military Academy; U. of
California.

Degrees: B.S., U.S.M.A., 1886; LL.D., De
Pauw U., 1919.

Married: Harriet Russell, d of Thomas E.
Balding, at Evanston (111.), June 12, 1888;
ch.: Henry B.; Adelaide Palmer (Mrs. Cle-
ments McMullen) ; Thomas E.
Arviy Record: Cadet, United States Military
Academy; served in all commissioned grades
of U.S. Army from Second Lieut, inclusively
to Major General. Retired Dec. 10, 1927. In
World War I, commanded 3rd Brigade and
30th Division. For some time prior to retire-
ment was in command of 8th Corps Area and
later of Department of Hawaii.
Awards: Distinguished Service Medal (United
States) ; Knight Commander St. Michael and
St. George (Great Britain) ; Commander,
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(France); Commander. Order of Leopold, and

Croix de Cluerrc (BclRium*: Grand Offlclcr,

Order of Danllo (Montenegro).

Mejnhershipx: Army and Navy Club iWa.sh-

ington, DC); V. of Calif. Faculty Club;

Union League (San Francisco) ; Phi Beta

Kappa.

Religion: Presbyterian.

Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Gardening.

Home Address: 89 Parkside Dr., Berkeley,

Calif Other: c/o A.G.O., War Department,

WashThgton. D.C.

LEWIS, John Thomas, B.S., LL.B.

District Attorney, San Benito County.

Born: Prince Edward Island (Canada), April

3, 1897; s. of Ellen (Valley) and Jackson

Lewis.

Education: Sacred Heart Grammar School;

Hbllister High School (Calif.); U. of Santa

Clara (Calif.).

Married: Marv Agnes, d. of Hanora and John

Degrees: B.S., 1923, LL.B., 1924, U. of Santa

Clara.

J. Reillv. at Hollister (Calif.), Jan. 24, 1929;

ch.: Marv Therese (b. August 29, 1931);

Noreen Ann (b. Jan. 8, 1937).

Prof. Record: Began practice of law at San
Jose (Calif.) in association with James P.
Sex, 1925; after death of James P. Se.x, be-
came associated with firm of Houser, Jensen
and Lewis, 1926; moved to Hollister (Calif.)
and has engaged in private practice there
since 1927. Elected District Attorney, San
Benito County, in 1934: re-elected in 1938,
which position he now holds until Jan. 1,
1943.

Memberships: State Bar of Calif.; San Benito
County Bar Assn.; Elks; Rotary; Knights of
Columbus.
Religion: Catholic.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations : Hunting.

Bus. Address: Bank of America Bldg., Hol-
lister, Calif.
Home Addr.: 506 Line St., Hollister, Calif.*



LEWIS. J(oseph) Volney.

B.E., B.S., F.G.S.A.

Regional Geologist, Region IV, National Park
Service.

Born: Rutherford Co. (N.C.), Sept. 14, 1869;
s. of Mary Catherine (Bennett) and Jay
WTuttington Lewis.

Education: Univ. of North Carolina; Har-
vard; Johns Hopkins; Columbia.
Degrees: B.E., Univ. of North Carolina,
1891; B.S., Harvard, 1893.
Married: (D Margaret Hendon of Chapel
Hill (N.C.), Dec. 24, 1895 (now deceased),
ch. : Eleanor (Mrs. Ellis B. Cook), Lydia
(dec.). (2) Mildred Leo Clemens, June 29,
1938.

Prof. Record: Asst. in Biolog>-, Univ. of N.C.,
1889-91: Prof. Geolog>-, Clemson Coll., 1896-
1904; Prof. CJeologj- and Mineralogj-, Dir.
(3eol. Mus., and Head of Dept.. Rutgers
Univ., 1904-26: U.S. Geol. Survev. 1891. 1902,
1918. 1934: N.C. Geol. Survey, 1891-96; (3eol.
Survey of N.J., 1905-25; Consulting Mining
and Petroleum CJeol. in U.S., Mexico, Canada,



Alaska and 5>outh America, 1906 — ; Special
Consulting Editor. Engineering and Mining
Jourrnl. 1920-2;»: Chief Staff Geologist, for-
eign operating companies of Gull Oil Corpn.
of Pa., igOS-."?! ; in charge of the construction
of earth science exhibits at the Century of
Progre.ss Exposition, Chicago, 1931 -.32; Reg-
ional Geologist, Region IV, Natl. Park Ser-
vice, 1935—.

Publications: Determinative Mineralogy; Geo-
logic Map of New Jersey (with Henry B.
Kummel); Geology of New Jersey (.same);
numerous reports, scientific papers and mono-
graphs on geology, mineralogy, and mining
topics: contbr. to annual vols, of The Mineral
Industry, 1914-22; to Yearbook and annual
review number Engineering and Mining Jour-
nal, 1923-28.

Memberships: Fellow, Geol. Soc. of America;
Soc. Economic (Geologists (Secty. and Treas.
1921, Treas. 192.3-28); Amer. Inst. Mining
and Metallurgical Engineers: Mining and
Metallurgical Society; Amer. Asso. Petroleum
(Jeologists; Mineralogical Soc. Amer.; Phi
Gamma Delta; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Xi;
Mining Club of New York (Incorporator and
Mem. of Board of Governors), 19.30.
Bus. Address: National Park Service, Shel-
don Bldg., San Francisco, Calif.



LEWIS, Oscar

Author: Editor, News-Letter.
Born: San Francisco (Calif.), May 5. 1893;
s. of Anna Amanda (Walter) and WiUlam
Francis Lewis.

Education: Public schools of Calif.
Married: Betty Mooney, June, 1925.
Prof. Record: Began as writer of stories for
boys, 1912: later contbr. of articles and fic-
tion to mags.; Secy., Book Club of Calif.,
1924; Author and Editor, 1925 — ; Editor,
News-Letter, 1933 — .



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