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(Mrs. John R.) Lyman, arid George C, Jr.
Bus. Record: Was Instr. and Lecturer with
Amer, Inst, of Banking for fourteen yrs., and
has been with the Amer. Trust Co. for thirty
yrs., now in the capacity of Vice-Pres.
Directorships: Pres., Masonic Temple Assn.;
Treas., Chamber of Commerce (Berkeley) ;
Dir., Glide Foundation.

Memberships: Faculty Club (Univ. of Calif.);
City Commons, Kiwanis (Berkeley).
Religion: Methodist.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Photography, hunting, and fish-

Bus. Address: American Trust Co., Berkeley,

Home Address: 949 Euclid, Berkeley, Calif.*

PFAFF, Professor Paul L.. A.B., M.A.

Assistant Professor, San Diego State College.

Born: Waterloo (Iowa), Sept. 4, 1904; s. of

Ada (Bardin) and H. L. Pfaff.

Education: Stanford Univ. and Univ. of So.


Degrees: A.B., Stanford, 1929; M.A., Univ.

of So. Calif., 1936.

Prof. Record: Ten years of academic teaching.

Publications: "On Professional Preparation:

Need for Revised Teacher Certifications,"

"The Moto-Kinesthetic Method Applied to

Aphasics, " 1940 in The Journal of Speech


Memberships: Phi Kappa Phi.

Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Swimming, golf, reading, book

and antique collecting.

Bus. Address: San Diego State College, San

Diego, Calif.

Home Address: 4444 Bancroft St., San Diego,

and 1455 University Ave., San Diego, Calif.*


Publisher, Long Bi'arh Reporter and Star-

Born: Kentucky, April 1, 1894; s. of Lydia A.
(Forehan) and Benjamin F. Pfanstlel.
Education : .Schs. of San Diego, Calif.
Married: Opha E., d. of Edward Tuttle, In
San Pedro (Calif.), Sept. 10, 1919; ch.: Jerry

Prof. Record: Newspaper, San Diego Sun from
1914-24; wholesale produce bus., 1924-2(j;
Publisher and Owner, Long Beach Reporter
and Star-Progress, 1926 — .
Army Service: Sergeant, three major offen-
sives in France, World War I, 1917-19.
Memberships: Elks; Cirgonians; Cham. Of
Comm. ; several luncheon and breakfast clubs.
Religion: Christian.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Fishing, swimming, home gar-

Bus. Address: 3000 E. Anaheim St., Long
Beach, Calif.

Home Address: 280 Santa Ana Ave., Long
Beach, Calif. •

PFIFFNER, Professor John McDonald.
A.B., M.A., Ph.D.

Professor of Government and Director, Public
Administration Research Project, University
of Southern California.

Born: Emmetsburg (Iowa), August 10, 1893;
s. of Cora Anne (McDonald) and Henry Joseph

Education: Public schools of Emmetsburg
(Iowa) ; State Univ. of Iowa.
Degrees: A.B., 1916, M.A., 1917, Ph.D., 1927,
State Univ. of Iowa.

Married: Glen, d. of Emma and John Dovwi-
ing, in Carroll (Iowa), Aug. 15, 1923; ch.:
a step-son.

Prof. Record: Salesman and Distr. Supt.,
Standard Oil Co. of Indiana (Des Moines
Div.), 1919-1924; miscellaneous sales connec-
tions, 1924-26; grad. study. State Univ. of
Iowa, 1926-27; Prof, of Political Science, Mu-
nicipal Univ. of Wichita (Kan.), 1927-29;
Prof, in Sch. of Gov., U. of So. Calif. 1929—.
Directorships: Pres., Western (Jovt. Research
Assn., 1939-40.

Publications: Public Administration, 1935;
Municipal Administration, 1940; Research
Methods in Public Adininistration, 1940.
Army Service: 4th Officers Training Sch.,
May, 1918- Aug., 1918; commissioned 2nd
Lieut., Inf., Aug., 1918; assgd. to 163rd
Depot Brigade (Camp Dodge, Iowa) ; dis-
charged, Feb., 1919; 2nd Lieut., Inf. Res.,

Memberships: Town Hall, and Governmental
Admin. Group (Los Angeles).
Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Golf, motoring, gardening.
Bus. Address: University of Southern Cali-
fornia, Los Angeles, Calif.
Home Address: 3950 Hepburn Ave., Los An-
geles, Calif.

PHILBRICK, Howard R.. B.S., LL.B.

First Vice-President and C^neral Manager,
Central Casting Corp.

Born: Hoquiam (Wash.), June 7, 1906; s. of
Ralph L. Philbrick.



Educatioyi: Ore. Stale Coll.; George Wash-
ington Univ.

Degrees: B.S., Ore. State Coll., LL.B., Geo.
Washington Univ.

Married: Elizabeth J., d. Of J. Janckens (of
Monterey, Mexico) in Louisville (Ky.); ch.:
Ralph Nowell, Howard Kenneth.
Prof. Record: Asst. to Clerk, U.S. Com. on
Appropriations, U.S. Dept. of Justice, U.S.
Dept. of Interior: Partner in the firm of Ed-
win N. Atherton & Associates (Investigators,
San Francisco and Los Angeles); Dir., Motor
Vehicles, Sacramento; First Vice-Pres. and
Gen. Mgr., Central Casting Corp. (Hollywood).
Meynberships: Beta Theta Pi.
Bits. Address: 5504 Hollywood Blvd., Holly-
wood, Calif. *



Born: Breslau (Iowa), March 20, 1897; s. of
Betty (Salomon) and Hermann Philipp.
Education: Acad, of Art (Berlin); Paris.
Married: Elizabeth Anne, d. of John Handler,
in What Cheer (Iowa), April 9, 1897.
Prof Record: Exhibited in Berlin, Dresden,
Leipzig Paris, London, San Francisco Mu-
seum of Art, Portland Museum; as a portrait
painter, has been widely recognized, having
painted among others: the late Kaiserin's sis-
ter, the Duchess Antoinette von Mecklenburg,
the Princess von Isenberg, Count Goertz von
Wriesbergholzen, Dr. Steinman (the late Ger-
man prelate), Tristan Bernard (the famous
French writer), Countess Michael de la Be-
doyere and her three children of London,
Marjorie Lawrence (the opera star), Rabbi
Irving Reichert (San Francisco), and Henry
Temianka (Violinist).
Religion: Judaism.

Home Address: 1534 Taylor St., San Fran-
cisco, Calif.

PHILIPPL Robert Louis, A.B.

Director of Public Relations and Advertising,
Union Oil Company.

Born: Rocklin (Calif.), July 13, 1905; s. of
Edith (Tiffin) and Louis A. Philippi.
Education: Excelsior Union High Sch.; Stan-
ford Univ.

Degrees: A.B. in graphic Arts, Stanford, 1928.
Married: Jennie Belle, d. of John W. Will-
mott, in San Diego (Calif.), 1930; ch.: two

Prof. Record: Account Exec, for Lord &
Thomas Adv. Agency (Los Angeles), 1929-30;
Dir. of Public Relation and Adv. for Union
Oil Co., 1939.

Naval Record: U.S. Naval Res., 1921-25.
Memberships: Phi Gamma Delta; Los Angeles
Adv. Club; Los Angeles Cham, of Comm. ;
California Club.
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Golf, tennis, photography, fish-
ing, book and stamp collecting.
Bus. Address: Union Oil Bldg., 617 W. Sev-
enth St., Los Angeles, Calif.
Home Address: 2029 Edgewood Dr., So. Pasa-
dena, Calif. *

PHILLIPPS. Professor Miner Bruce,
B.S., in Com.

Prol. of Govt. Accounting, Univ. of So. Calif.;
City Controller, City of Pasadena.
Born: Evanston (111.), Sept. 6, 1892; s. of
Carrie E. (Miner) and Samuel V. Phillipps.
Education: Denver Elem. Sch. and High Sch.;
Univ. of Denver.

Degrees: B.S. in Com., U. of Denver, 1917.
Married: E. Ruth Brown, d. of Mrs. Alice M.
Harrison in Pasadena (Calif.), Feb. 4, 1935.
Prof. Record: Pres., Municipal Finance Offi-
cers' Assn. of U.S. and Can., 1938-39; Past
Pres., Municipal Finance Officers' Assn. of
So. Calif.; Past Pres., Pub. Sch. Bus. Offi-
cials' Assn. of So. Calif.; Chmn., Uniform
Acctg. Com. -League of Calif. Cities; Prof, of
Govt. Acctg., U. of So. Calif., and City Con-
troller of City of Pasadena at present.
Directorships: Dir., First Fed. Savings and
Loan Assn. of Pasadena; Mem., Finance and
Auditing Com., Pasadena Chamber of Com-
merce and Civic Assn.

Publications: Numerous articles on municipal
finance, budgeting, and reporting for Tax
Digest and other pubis.

Memberships: F.&A.M. Masons (Pasadena
Lodge, No. 272); Chamber of Commerce and
Civic Assn., Tournament of Roses Assn., and
University Club (all of Pasadena) ; Speakers'
Club (Los Angeles).
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Reading.

Bus. Address: Univ. of Southern California,
Los Angeles, Calif., and City Controller, City
Hall, Pasadena, Calif.

Home Address: 778 So. Euclid, Pasadena,

PHILLIPS, Catherine Coffin,

A.B., M.A., Litt.D.

Research Student and Writer on Calif. History,
& Pres., Lee A. Phillips, Inc.
Born: Oakland (111.), d. of Susan Jane (Win-
kler) and Tristram Sanborn Coffin.
Education: South Western College (Kan.);
DePauw Univ.

Degrees: A.B., So. Western, 1894; M.A., De-
Pauw, 1895; Litt.D., DePauw, 1937.
Married: Lee Allen, s. of Magdalena and
Milton E. Phillips, in Ashton (111.); ch.: Lu-
cile Gertrude (Mrs. Wayland Morrison), Kath-
arine Louise (Mrs. Herbert Day).
Prof. Record: Since coming to Calif, in 1895,
spent much time in research on Pacific slope
history and in writing biography and Califor-
nia history; especially interested in the his-
tory and social development of the state; has
brought out a boo.v every three years since
1929 and hopes to continue; after death of
husband in 1938, became President of Lee A.
Phillips, Inc., continuing research and writing
as an avocation.

Directorships: Member Bd., Trustees, So.
Calif. Symphony Assn.; Bd., Southwest Mu-
seum. ; Bd. Managers, Children's Hospital (Los
Angeles); Pasadena Civic Orchestra; Bd.,
Western Personnel Service (Pasadena).
Publications: Cornelius Cole, California Pion-
eer and U.S. Senator, 1929; Portsmouth Plaza,
the Cradle of San Francisco, 1932; Jessie Ben-
ton Fremont, a Woman Who Made History
1935 (John Henry Nash, publ.); Through the
Golden Gate, San Francisco, 1769-1939 (Sut-

[720 J


ton House. Pub.), 19.'J8; at work on Coulter-

ville Chronicle, the story of u Mother Lode

Mining Town (to bo pub. 19-11).

!\Iii)\hcrshii>s: Frklay Morning. Women's Univ.,

Women's Athletic (Los Annelesi, anti Town

(Pasailonii* Clubs; Alumni, Kajipa Alpha

Thcta, Phi Beta Kappa.

Religion : Congregationalist.

Politics: Republican.

Bus. Address: 1.T24 Pacific Finance BIcig., Los

Angeles, Calif.

Home Address: (ill Lander Lane, Pasadena,

and Summoi-: "Broci<way," Lake Tahoe,

Calif. •

PHILLIPS, Esther Bernardine.

A.B., J.D.

Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Northern Dis-
trict of Calif.

Born: Hanford (Calif.), d. of Florence Cleve-
land (Miller) and Dixon L. Phillips.
Education: Public schools of Calif.; Univ. of

Degrees: A.B., J.D., 1918, Univ. of Calif.
Prof. Record: Began practice of the law in
1918 and was in private practice until 1926;
became Asst. U.S. Atty. for the Northern
Distr. of Calif. ; assigned to Admiralty and
Internal Revenue ta.x matters.

Directorships: Dir., Women's City Club of
San Francisco.

Memberships: Women's Faculty Club (Berke-
ley); Coll. Women's Club of Berkeley, and
Women's City Club (San Francisco).
Religio7i: Roman Catholic.
Politics: Republican.

Bus. Address: Post Office Bldg., Seventh and
Mission, San Francisco, Calif.

Home Address: 775 Post St., San Francisco,
Calif., and Women's City Club, 465 Post St.,
San Francisco.

PHILLIPS, The Reverend Glenn Ran-
dall. S.T.B., D.D.

Clergyman. Chairman, Ministerial Life and
Relations, Los Angeles Church Federation.
Born: Paulding Co. (Ohio), May 21, 1894; s.
of Iva Evelyn (Randall) and Samuel Kepler

Education: Ohio Wesleyan Univ.; Drew Sem-
inary (Madison, N.J.); Garrett Biblical Inst.
(Evanston, 111.).

Degrees: A.B., Ohio Wesleyan Univ., 1915;
S.T.B.. Garrett Biblical Inst., 1917; D.D.,
Ohio Wesleyan Univ., 1932, and Garrett Bib-
lical Inst., 1933.

Married: Ruth Estella, d. of Mary and John
H. dinger, in Monterey Park (Calif.), Dec,
31, 1918; ch. : Randall.

Prof. Record: Pastor, So. Calif. -Ariz. Conf.
(Moor park, Calif.), 1919, Santa Maria
(Calif.), 1920-25, North Hollywood, 1925-29,
Phoenix (Ariz.), 1929-30, First Meth. Church
(Hollywood. Calif.), since 1930; Spec. Lectur-
er, Kokokahi Christian Life Conf. (Honolulu).
1937; Delegate, First Western Jurisdictional
Conf. of the Meth. Ch., 1940; Spec. Lecturer,
Univ. of So. Calif., 1940-41; Chmn.. Minis-
terial Life and Relations, Los Angeles Ch.
Fed., 1940 — ; Pres., Los Angeles Ministerial
Assn., 1934.

Directorships: Los Angeles City Missionary
Soc; Plaza Community Center; Vice-Pres.,

Ch. Fed. of Los Angeles, 19-11; Holly wfx>d

Publications: Contributor of .sermons to Min-
isters Annual and articles to reilgiouH Jour-

Army Service: YMCA War Work .Secy., p:nK-
land, 1918.

Memberships: Alpha Sigma Phi, Delta Sigma
Rho, I'hi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa; Lions
Club of Hollywood; Ma.son (Grand Prelate,
(Jrand Commandery of Calif., Knights Tem-
plar, 19;J4-,'55).

Religion: Methodist.

Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Golf, fishing.

Bus. Address: 6817 Franklin Ave., Hollywood.

Home Address: 1818 Outpost Dr., Hollywood

PHILLIPS, Dean Hubert,

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

Professor of Social Science and Dean, Lower
Division, Fresno State College.
Born: Marengo (Ohio), Dec. 5, 1884; s. of
Ada (Benson) and Francis P. Phillips.
Education: Marengo public schools; Ohio Wes-
leyan Univ.; Univ. of Chattanooga; Columbia

Degrees: A.B., Univ. of Chattanooga, 1908;
M.A., 1913, Ph.D., 1921, Columbia Univ.
Married: Charlotte G. Peebler, d. of F. L.
Royce, in Cleveland (Ohio), April 12, 1922;
ch.: Hubert, Jr.

Prof. Record: Prin., Mt. Zion Seminary, 1908-
10, Wesleyan Acad., 1910-11; Pres., Port Ar-
thur Collegiate Inst., 1911-12; grad. study,
1912-14; Pres., Grand Prairie Seminary, 1914-
18; Army YMCA, 1918-20; Instr., Case Sch.
of Applied Science, 1920-22; at Fresno State
College, since 1923; consultation work with
pub. sch. systems of Portland, Seattle, and
Des Moines, summer sch. teaching, Univ. of
Calif. (Los Angeles and Berkeley), San Fran-
cisco State Coll., Chico State Coll., San Jose
State Coll., Humboldt State Coll., Santa Bar-
bara State Coll., San Diego State Coll., and
Sierra Summer Sch. ; Foreign teaching at
Amer. Peoples Coll. (Oetz, Austria).
Publications: American Colonial Legislatures,
1921; various articles in The Nations, Survey
Graphic, The Univ. of Calif. Chronicle.
Religion: Congregational.
Politics: Democratic.
Recreations: Golf and walking.

Bus. Address: Fresno State Coll., Fresno,

Home Address: 435 Terrace Ave., Fresno,

PHILLIPS, James David, B.S.

University Executive (retired), Inventor.
Born: Chicago (Ill.i, June 1, 1868; s. of Ellen
(Stewart) and James Mill Phillips.
Education : Univ. of 111.

Degrees: B.S. (Architecture), 1893, Univ. of

Married: Clara (M.D.), d. of Seth Moore in
Madison (Wis.), June 17, 1916; ch.: WendeU.
Prof. Record: Instr. in Shopwork and Ma-
chine Design, 1892-93, (General Engrg. Draw-
ing, 1892-1902, Univ. of 111.; Asst. Prof, of



Drawing, 1920-38, Univ. of Wis., retired July
1 1938 Inventor (with Carl Hamebuchen),
Electrolvtic Method of removing oxides from
silver and other metals, and Illuminated Elec-
tric Razor.

Publications: Free Hand Lettering. 1902; Es-
sentials of Descriptive ueometry (with A. V.
Millar), 1909; Mechanical Drawing for Col-
leges and Universities (with H. D. Orth),
1915: Mecha7iical Drawing for Secondary
Schools (with F. D. Crawshaw). 1916; also
numerous articles relating to university fi-

Army Record: Dir., Army Vocation School in
World War I.

Metnberships: Soc. for the Promotion of
Engrg. Education; Wis. Acad, of Sciences,
Arts and Letters; Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, Phi
Tau Sigma, Theta Xi, Phi Kappa Phi.
Religion: Presbyterian.

Recreations: History of magic and mathe-
matics of investment.

Home Address: 2015 No. Berendo St., Los
Angeles, Calif.

PHILLIPS. James Henry. A.B., LL.B.


Born: Sonora (Tuolumne Co., Calif.), Dec. 22,
1904; s. of Elizabeth (Carton) and Josiah

Education: Schs. of Calif.; first grade in
Coulterville, the remaining grades at Deer
Flat; Sonora High School; Univ. of Calif.
Degrees: A.B., 1926, LL.B., 1928 (Boalt Hall
of Law), Univ. of Calif.

Married: Irene, d. of Martha and Ira Castle
in San Francisco (Calif.), Nov. 14, 1929; ch.:
James H., Jr. (11) and Jaqueline (8).
Prof. Record: Admitted to the bar of Calif.,
1929 Past-Pres., the Gamma Eta Gamma
(Legal Fraternity Chapter at the Univ. of
Calif, and Past-Pres. of its Pacific Coast
Province and High Vice Chancellor of the
National Fraternity) ; Past State Pres. of the
Young Republicans of Calif.; former Treasur-
er of the Calif. Republican State Central
Com • Member of the Republican Delegation
from Calif, to the National Republican Conv.,
1936 and 1940. Engaged in the practice of
law in Oakland continuously, since 1928. Past
Pres of the Spires Club of Oakland; Mem. of
the Calif. Legislature from the 18th Assembly

Directorships: Pres. of the San Francisco Bay
Cities Baptist Union; Trustee of the Oakland
Young Men's Christian Assn.; President of
the Prison Assn. of Calif.
Memberships: Del Rey (social frat.); Gamma
Eta Gamma (legal frat.); Dirigo Lodge No.
17 Knights of Pythias; Piedmont Parlor No.
120 Native Sons of Calif.; Woodmen of the
World, Camp No. 123; Oakland Lodge of
Elks No 171; International Footprint Assn.,
Chapter No. 7; West of Market Boys (Oak-
land) ; Commonv.ealth Club of Calif.; Masons,
Sequoia Lodge No. 349.
Religion: Baptist.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Hunting and fishing.
Bus. Address: 1419 Broadway, Oakland, Calif.
Home Address: 27 Contra Costa PI., Oakland,



Born: Michigan; d. of John Ray Whitney.

Education: Public schools and studied at Sor-

bonne (Paris, France).

Prof. Record: Has written many poems and

feature articles.

Meynberships: So. Calif. Woman's Press Club,

Poetry Soc. of So. Calif.

Recreations: Music.

Home Address: 302 La France Ave., Alham-

bra, Calif. *

PHILLIPS. Madalyn (Akers)

Mus.B., Mus.M.
Organist, Composer.

Born: Hutchinson (Kan.), Aug. 15; d. of Ida
M. (Sperry) and David Heryer.
Education: Public schools of Hutchinson;
Kno.x College (Galesburg, 111.), American
Conservatory (Chicago), private teachers.
Degrees: Mus.B., Mus.M., 1927.
Married: William S.. s. of Mary (Williams)
and John Phillips in Newport (Wales), April

Prof. Record: For 13y2 years, was Organist
in First Church of Christ, Scientist (Kansas
City Mo.); 7V2 vrs., Organist, Fifth Church
of Christ, Scientist (Hollywood, Calif.); three
years, Resident Organist, at the Beveriy Hills
(Calif ) Hotel. First appearance in concert
was at the age of four, and when 17, pre-
sented entire program of own compositions in
professional capacity; the program consisted
of works for organ, piano, violin and voice.
Composed Pipe-Organ Concerto, scoring the
orchestral part herself, 1928 (the first pipe-
organ concerto known to have been written by
a woman). Pipe-organ concerts and dedica-
tory programs throughout the middle west and
Pacific Coast for past 15 yrs. Professional
Accompanist (concert and radio).
Publications: Sacred Songs published byFlam-
mer about 1929-30. Secular Songs, published
by Huntzinger, 1930, Oliver Ditson, 1941,
and Boosey, 1941.

Memberships: Sigma Alpha Iota (Chapter
Honorary Member) ; Amer. Guild Organists,
So Calif. District of Calif. Federation of v
Music Clubs (Pres.); Dominant Club of Los
Angeles- Amer. Fed. Musicians; A.G.M.A.;
Soc. of' Native Amer. Composers (Charter

Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Non-Partisan.

Recreations: Gardening, golf and motoring.
Bits, and Home Address: 355 First Ave., Chu.
la Vista, Calif.

PIASTRO. Josef. Mus.D.

Violinist, Composer, and Pedagogue, Con-
ductor of Palos Verdes Estates Symphony

Born- Kertch (Crimea, Russia), Mar. 1, 1890;
s. of Maria (Zengin) and Boris Piastro.
Edtication: St. Petersburg Royal Conservatory
(Professor of 1st Degree of Royal Conserva-
tory), also St. Petersburg Univ.
Degrees: Mus.D., St. Petersburg Royal Con-
servatory (Russia), 1913.

Married: Mary Louise, d. of Anna Haines
Woollette in Las Vegas (Nevada), Nov. 23,

Prof Record: At the age of 6 studied violin
and music with his father, Boris Piastro.
Pupil of Pablso de Sarasate, 1900-01, Profes-



sor l.fopohl Auor al St, I'dcrsburK Hoyal
Conservatory from l!K)'J-();>; with I'rofessors
liimsky-Korsakulf, Alexatulor Clazaunoff and
Nicolas Lladovv In theory, compositions, coun-
terpoint, orchestration, arran^lnf; and con-
dueling (graduated), lOO'l-l-l. Graduated with
a Cold Medal, .fl.OOO Uoyal Prize, Professor
DcRree, Diploma of a Free Artist, Doctor of
Music, Coniluctor. Traveled all over the world
from li)2(>-;!() In concerts, recitals and as a
soloist with the world's major symphony or-
chestras. At present is a conductor of Palos
Verdes Estates Symphony Orchestra.
Directoishiim : Conductor of the Palos Verdes
Community Art Assn. Symphony Orchestra.
Publications: Compositions published by Carl
Fisher, Inc. ; and P. Shirmer, New York

Army Record: Former soldier guard of Czar
in St. Petersburg, 1911-13; sargeant, 1914-16,
an officer, 1916-19; released from the Army,
1919; served three years in the Army during
the World War I.

Awards: Faithful Service, Star from Nicolas
II, Czar of Russia; Chevalier de I'ordre de
Sauveur, from King Alexander of Greece;
Star from Heider Pasha, E.\-Sultan of Arabia.
Memberships: Amer. Soc. of Composers, Au-
thors and Publishers (ASCAP). and Songs
Writers Assn. (18 vrs.); Patron of Phi Beta
Sorority (U.C.L.A.).
Religion: Christian Scientist.
Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Landscape painter, chess, horse-
back riding.

Bus. and Home Address: 3200 Via La Selva,
Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
Other Address: 625 So. Van Ness, Los Ange-
les, Calif.

PIAZZONI. Gottardo F. P.


Born: Intragna (Switzerland), 1872; s. of
Teresa (Cavalli) and Paul.
Education: Intragna, Locarno (Switzerland),
San Francisco (Calif.), and Paris (France).
Married: Beatrice, d. of Josephine and San-
tino Delmue in Oakland (Calif.), 1905; ch.:

Prof. Record: Mural Paintings in the San
Francisco Public Library. Instructor, Land-
scape Class for the Calif. School of Fine Arts,
for 20 years.

Memberships: Honorary Member, San Fran-
cisco Art Assn.
Religion: Catholic.
Politics: Independent.
Recreations: Ranching.

Bus. Address: (Studio) 712 Montgomery St.,
San Francisco, Calif.

Home Address: 446 Lake St., San Francisco,

Other Address: Monterey, Jamesburg Route,

PICKERING. Loring. F.R.G.S., F.A.G.S.


Born: San Francisco (Calif.), Aug 31, 1888;
s. of Rose (Crothers) and Loring Pickering.
Education: Stanford, 1905-09; Univ. of Chi-
cago Law School, 1909-10; O.xford (Englandi,
and Sorbonne (France).

Marnr.d: Harriett Alexander, of San Frun-
cl.sco, June 17, 1916 (divorced, VXiHr, ch.:
LorInK and Alexander. (2) Chouteau Scott
Walker, of St. U)Uls, 1940.
Prof. Record: Organizer, 1922, and since Gen-
eral Mgr., North American Newspaper Alli-
ance (N.Y.t; Assoc. ICditor, The HuUettn 'San
Franci.scoi; Organizer, Capt. Wllkins North
Pole E^xpdn.

Army Record: Commd. Capt. Air Service,
U.S.A., June, 1917; Major (pilot), Aug. 1918;
Comdr. A.S., Panama Canal Zone, Sept. 1918-
May 1919.

Member.ihips: Amer. Soc. Newspaper Editors;
Amer. Soc. Colonial Wars; N.E. Hislorlc-
Geneal. Soc; Fellow, Royal Geog. Soc; Fel-
low, Amer. Geog. Soc; Gen, Com. Pan-Amer.
Congress of Journalists, Washington, 1926;
Clubs: Players, Dutch Treat (N.Y.j; Chevy
Chase, Metropolitan (Washingtoni ; Burlin-
game (Calif, i; Pacific-Union (San Francisco);
Flat Rock (Idaho); Savile (London); Travel-
ers (Paris); Peking (Peiping, China).

Home Address: Todos Bancos, Woodside,


PICKETT. John Erasmus

President and Editor, Pacific Rural Press.
Born: Carthage (Mo.), June 23, 1885; s. of
Elizabeth (Thomas) and Henry Dixon Pickett.
Education: Grade and High School (Carthage,
Mo.); Univ. of Missouri.

Married: Margie Jane, d. of Emma (Marshall)
and Thomas Roberson in Carterville (Mo.),
Feb. 2, 1913; ch. : John Thomas, Robert Ro-
berson and Elizabeth Jane (twins).
Prof. Record: Editor, Carthage (Mo.) Demo-
crat. 1907-08; Reporter, Carthage Press, 1909;
Editor, Daily News (Richmond, Mo.), 1911-
12; Reporter, Daily and Sunday Kansas City
Star, 1913-15; Editor, Weekly Kansas City
Star, 1916; Assoc. Editor, The Country Gen-
tleman (Philadelphia, Pa.), 1917-19, Editor,
1921-24; Managing Editor, Ladies' Home
Journal, 1920; Editor, Pacific Rural Press
(San Francisco, Calif.), since 1924.
Directorships: Pres., Pacific Rural Press.
Memberships: Sigma Delta Chi (Hon. Mem.),
Pi Delta Epsilon.

Bus. Address: Pacific Rural Press, 83 Steven-
son St., San Francisco, Calif.

Home Address: 1942 Los Angeles Ave., Berke-
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PIERCE. Dixwell Lloyd. A.B., J.D.

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