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Degrees: M.D., Univ. of Buffalo, 1900.
Married: (1) Kathleen Black, in Cincinnati,
Sept 12, 1904 (dec. 1933): ch.: Kathleen
(dec ), Dorothea, David, Max, Margaret.
(2) Helen Bridge Shartle of Franklin (Ohio),
Nov. 21, 1933.

Prof. Record: Asst. in Anatomy, 1900-01,
Instr 1901-03, Cornell Univ.; Asst. in Anat-
omy, Johns Hopkins, 1903-04; Asst. Prof.,
1904-06, Asso. Prof., 1906-07, Jr. Prof., 1907-
08, Prof., 1908-13, Ind. Univ.; Prof, of Anat-
omy, St. Louis Univ., 1913-32; Dean and

Prof, of Anatomy, Univ. of So. Dak., 19.32-
,33- Prof of Anatomv, Creighton Univ., 1933-
38': Asso. Prof., Dept. of Otolaryngology,
Univ. of So. Calif.

Publications: Contbr. to med. lit. on embry-
ology of the urogenital system, circulatory
system, hearing mechanism in vertebrates,

Memberships: Fellow, A.A.A.S.; A.M. A.
Acoustical Soc. Amer.; Amer. Physio. Soc;
A.ssn. Amer. Anatomists; Collegium Oto-rhino-
laryngologicum; Sigma Xi, Nu Sigma Nu,
Alpha Omega Alpha.

Bus. Address: 2202 W. Third St., Los An-
geles, Calif.

Home Address: 4056 Farmouth Dr., Los An-
geles, Calif.

POLAND. Reginald. A.B., M.A.
Art Educator, Director, Fine Arts Gallery of
San Diego.

Born- Providence (R.I.), Sept. 28, 1893; S.
of Clara (Harkness) and Prof. William Carey

Education: Classical High Sch. (Providence,
R.I.); Brown Univ. (Providence), majored in
Fine Arts; Princeton Univ., awarded scholar-
ship in Dept. of Fine Arts and Archaeology;
while there, also won Fellowship to Amer.
Sch. in Rome (Italy), in Early Christian Art,
but because of war, decided instead to go to
Harvard Univ. for one year.
Degrees- A.B., Brown Univ., 1917; M.A.,
Princeton Univ., 1915; M.A., Harvard Univ.,

Married: Mary Helen, d. of Orlan E. Bare, in
Denver (Colo.), Oct. 28, 1922.
Prof Record: While still in Harvard, was
offered position in Denver (Colo.) as Direc-
tor Art. Assn., but did not accept it until
after service in the World War I, 1919-21;
Educational Dir., Detroit (Mich.) Inst, of
Arts also Extension Lecturer there for sev-
eral 'yrs, 1921-25; Dir., The Fine Arts Gal-
lery of San Diego (Calif.), since 1926; Con-
ducted Art Courses at the State Coll. for sev-
eral yrs.

Directorships: Dir., University C 1 u b, San
Diego, San Diego S>Tn phony Orchestra Assn.
(Mem of Exec. Comm. for several yrs.); Dir.
and Mem. of Exec. Comm., Globe Theatre
(San Diego), 1939-40-41; Dir., "House of
Hospitality" (San Diego), 1941.
Publications: Apse Mosaic, St. Peter's, Rome;
Edited Detroit Inst, of Arts Bulletin, 1922-25,
inc • Art Ed. for a paper each week when
Dir ' in Denver and Ednl. Dir. in Detroit, and
for San Diego Union, since 1926; assembled
illustrations for Max Miller's Harbor of the
Sun (story of the Port of San Diego).
Army Service: Plattsburgh Officer's Camp,
May, 1907; Fort Monroe, June and July, from
which commissioned 2nd Lieut., C.A.O.R.C,
Julv 1917; Active Duty Aug., 1917; assigned
as Officer to 55th Artillery, C.A., Dec, 1917;
sailed overseas with this regiment, 1918, to
Eng then France, and on to front for sec-
ond battle of the Marne; operations on the
Vesle and the Aisne; Argonne Offensive; pro-
moted to 1st Lieut., C.A.R.C, while at front;
remained until Nov. 11; honorable discharge
on Feb. 12, 1919, Ft. H. G. Wright.
Awards: "Royal Order" from Royal Spain,
1931; Gold Medal, San Diego Exposition, 1935.
Memberships: In San Diego: Globe Theatre
(Pres., 1939, 1940, 1941), Art Guild (Hon.
Mem ), Fine Arts Soc. (Hon. Life Mem.),



"Heaven on Karth" (Hon. Mem.), Current
Events Club, Spanish Arts Center. Orchestra
Assn., University and Athletic Clubs. In
Denver: Cactus Club, Atelier (Past I'res.).
In Detroit: Scaral) Club, Art I.eaKUe (Past
Dir.). He.ich anil Tennis Clubs (La Jolla);
Alpha Delt.i Phi, I'i Kappa, Phi Beta Kap]ia.
Rcligiim: Bajitist.

Politics: Republican (last eight yrs.).
Recreations: Swimming, music, the theater.
Bus. Address: Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego,
Balboa Park, San Diego. Calif,
//owe Address: 1227 Cypress Court, San
Diego, Calif.

Polqdr. Andor, Ph.D.

Research Assistant in Chemistry, Calif. Inst,
of Tech.

Bom: Kormoczb&nya (Hungary), 1907; s. of
Irma (MiSszaros) and Gyula Polg&r.
Education: High Sch. of Keszthely (Hun-
gary) ; Univ. of Szeged and Budapest (Hun-

Degrees: Diploma of Jr. Coll. Teacher (chem.,
physics), Univ. of Budapest and P6cs, 1937;
Ph.D., Univ. of Pecs, 1939.

Prof. Record: Research Asst. in Biochemistry,
Med. Sch., Univ. of P6cs (Hungary), 1935-
38; Teaching and Research Asst. in Chem.,
Chem. Inst., Univ. of P^cs, 1938-40; Research
Asst. in Chem., Calif. Inst, of Tech. (Pasa-
dena, Calif.), since 1940.

Publications: Several articles pub. in Ger-
man and American chemical journals.
Memberships: Sigma Xi.
Religion: Catholic.
Recreations: Tennis.

Bus. Address: California Inst, of Technology,
Pasadena, Calif.

Home Address: 1201 E. California St., Pasa-
dena, Calif.


Illustrator, Author, Sculptor, Muralist.
Born: Fresno (Calif.), Nov. 21, 1908; s. of
Maria (Cazzola) and Lodivico Politi.
Education: Instituto Superiore Delia Arte
Decorative (Villa Reale di Monza, Milano,
Italy) (Teacher of Art, 1931).

Literary Record: Among works are the fol-
lowing: Little Pancho, 1938, Illustration of
The Least One, 1941 (both Viking Press) ;
Writer and Illustrator for Script (Rob Wag-
ner, Publisher), Jack and Jill mag. (Curtis
Pub. Co.), Freedom and Unity (Pryns Hop-
kins) .

Politics: Democrat.

Bits. Address: 55 Olvera St., Los Angeles,

Home Address: 431 W. Court St., Los An-
geles, Calif.

POLLAK, Professor Robert

Concert Violinist, Conductor, Head of Violin
Dept., Chapman Coll.

Born: Vienna (Austria), Jan. 18, 1880; s. of
Perles and Julius PoUak.

Education: Vienna, Leipzig, Geneva; received
1st Prize of Virtuosity, Conservatory of Gen-
eva, 1905.

Prof. Record: Profe.s.sor at Geneva Conserva-
tory, l!««j-l'l, Mo.scow Con.servalory, 1917-19,
New Vienna Con.servalory, 1920-26, San Kran-
ci.sco Con.servalory, 192f;-:«), Imperial Acad-
emy of Music (Tokytj), I9.30-.37; Head of
Violin Dept., Chapman Coll. (Ijnn AngelCH),
since 19.37.

Army Hervice: Lieutenant of Res. In the Old
Austrian Army.

Decorations: Palmes Academiques (French).

Mrmhorships: Family (San Francl.sco), and

Crescendo (L.A.) Clubs.

Religion: Jewish.

Recreations : Photography (movies and stills).

Bus. Address: Chapman Coll., Los Angeles,


Home Address: 5447 Russell Ave., Hollywood,


POLLARD. Patience (Florence How-

Impersonator and Poet.

Born: White Plains (Georgia), Oct. 17, 1898;

d. of Beulah Benita (King) and Percy Vincent


Education: Central High Sch. (Birmingham,
Ala.); Mississippi State Coll. for Women (Co-
lumbus) ; Woodrow Sch. of Expression (Dal-
las, Te.xas) ; Robertson Sch. of Personality
(Washington, D.C.); private work with out-
standing artists in dramatic field; received
Teacher's Certificate from Woodrow School
of Expression.

Married: Clarence Owens, s. of Allic (Owens)
and David Onan Pollard, in Birmingham
(Ala.), Oct. 1, 1921; ch.: David Onan (b.
1924) and Marion Louise (b. 1926).
Prof. Record. Reader of Plantation Dialect;
Teller of Stories to missions; Electrical Tran-
scription Artist; Coach of Southern Dialect
in movie work, and Poet. Readings in Negro
dialect have been given in about 15 states;
some of her subjects are: Modern Sepia Poets,
Texas Poets, Plantation Dialect Monologues,
Colonial Costume Reading, The Art of Story
Telling, and Personality, the Self. Chmn. of
Poetry for the Federated Clubs of Calif.

Publications: A collection of poems (Kaleido-
graph Press, Dallas, Texas), 1940; Forgetting
All Else.

Memberships: Chinese Soc; Philharmonic
Auxiliary; Patroness for L.A. Museum; Fed-
erated Clubs of Calif. (Los Angeles).
Religion: Episcopal.

Home Address: 402 - 21st Place, Santa Mon-
ica, Calif.

POPENOE, Herbert, A.B., M.A., Ph.D.

statistician and Psychologist: Asst. Supt.,
Educational Research and Guidance.
Born: Topeka (Kansas), 1899; s. of Marion
(Bowman) and Fred O. Popenoe.
Education: Stanford Univ.; Univ. of So. Calif.
Degrees: A.B., Stanford Univ., 1922; M.A.,
Univ. of So. Calif., 1926; Ph.D., Stanford
Univ., 1931.

Married: Lucile, d. of Emilie S. and Robert
Bruce Wallace, in Sierra Madre (Calif.),
1922; ch.: Joane (b. 1926) and Frank (b.
1929) .

Prof. Record: Acting Ed., Journal of Hered-
ity, 1917-18; Psychologist, Calif. State Bur.



of Juvenile Research. 1922; Statistician, Los
Angeles Citv Schs., 1923-26; Cons. Psycholo-
gist, New York. 1927-29; Dir. of Research,
Menlo Sch. and Jr. Coll. (Menio Park. Calif.),
1930-36; Cons. Psychologist (San Francisco),
1936-38; Asst. Supt., Ednl. Research and
Guidance, Los Angeles City Schs., since 1938.
Publications: General Science Test (Tuch-
Popenoe World Book Co., Yonkers-on-Hudson,
(New York), 1925; Getting Along in College
(Stanford Univ. Press), 1936.
Army Service: Enlisted in U.S. Army, 1918;
honorably discharged at time of Armistice.
Memberships: Phi Delta Kappa; Amer.

Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Fishing, and playing chess.
Bus. Address: Los Angeles City Schools,
Chamber of Commerce Bldg., Los Angeles,

Home Address: 1150 Rimpau Blvd., Los An-
geles, Calif. *

POPENOE. Paul. Sc.D.

Lecturer; Gen. Dir., Amer. Inst, of Family

Born: Topeka (Kansas), Oct. 16, 1888; s. of
Marion A. (Bovmian) and Fred O. Popenoe.
Education: Washburn Acad. (Topeka); Occi-
dental Coll.; Stanford Univ.
Degrees: Sc.D. (hon.). Occidental Coll., 1929.
Married: Betty Lee, d. of Genevieve (Lee)
and Anthony Stankowitch, in New York, Aug.
23, 1920; ch. : Paul, Jr., Oliver, John, and

Bus. Record: Newspaper work, 1908-11;
Agricl. E.xplorer, 1911-13, in India, Arabia,
and North Africa; ii-d.. Journal of Heredity
(Washington, D.C.), 1913-19; Exec. Secy.,
Amer. Soc. Hygiene Assn. (New York), 1919-
20; Secy., Human Betterment Foundation
(Pasadena), 1926-37; Gen. Dir., Amer. Inst,
of Family Relations, since 1930; Lecturer in
Biology, Univ. of So. Calif., since 1933; Lec-
turer at many other colleges and universities.
Publications: Date Growing in the Old and
New Worlds, 1913; Applied Eugenics (with
R. H. Johnson), 1918, revised 1934; Modern
Marriage, 1925, revised 1940; The Conserva-
tion of the Family, 1926; Problems of Hwnan
Reproduction, 1926; Sterilization for Human
Betterment (with E. S. Gosney), 1929; The
Child's Heredity, 1929; Practical Applications
of Heredity, 1930; collected papers on eugenic
sterilization in California, 1930; many con-
tributions to scientific publications.
Army Service: 1st Lt., San. Corps, 1917;
Capt., San. Corps, 1918.

Memberships: Cosmos Club (Washington, D.

Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Gardening.

Bus. Address: American Inst, of Family Re-
lations, 607 So. Hill St., Los Angeles, Calif.
Home Address: 2495 No. Marengo Ave., Alta-
dena, Calif.

POPENOE. Willis Parkison,

B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Geologist; Curator in Invertebrate Paleontol-
ogy, Calif. Inst, of Tech.

Born: Topeka (Kansas), Sept. 5, 1897; s. of
Carrie (Holcomb) and Edwin Alonzo Popenoe.
Education: George Washington Univ., 1924-
29; Johns Hopkins Univ., 1928-29; Calif. Inst,
of Tech., 1930-36.

Degrees: B.S., Geo. Wash. Univ., 1930; M.S.,
1933, and Ph.D., 1936, Calif. Inst, of Tech.
Prof. Record: Geologist, Far East Oil Devel-
opment Co. of the Philippines, 1937; Sen. Pe-
troleum Geologist, Natl. Development Co. of
the Philippine Commonwealth, 1939-40; Cura-
tor in Invertebrate Paleontology, California
Inst, of Tech., since 1929.
Publications: Transposed Hinge Structures in
Lamellibranchs (with W. A. Findlay), 1933;
The Coral Fauna of the Midway Eocene of
Texas (with T. W. Vaughan), 1933; Upper
Cretaceous Mollusca From Southern Califor-
nia, 1937.

Army Service: U.S. Army, pvt. soldier, Nov.-
Dec, 1918.

Memberships: Sigma Xi.
Politics: Independent Republican.
Recreations: Woodworking, photography, and

Bits. Address: California Inst, of Technology,
Pasadena, Calif.

Home Address: 4io So. Hudson Ave., Pasa-
dena, Calif.

FORI, Hugo Aristide

Publisher, Partner, Paso Robles Press.
Born: Sassoferrato (Prov. of Ancora, Italy),
July 8, 1900; s. of Theresa (Romagnoli) and
George Pori.

Education: Italy and Michigan pub. schs.
(five yrs.) thru first yr. of high sch.
Married: Clarice, d. of Mary and August Mar-
quardt, in Redfield (So. Dakota), Aug. 25,
1930; ch.: Joan, and Geraldine.
Bus. Record: Came to Amer. with his family
in 1912 and became a naturalized U.S. Citi-
zen; at seventeen, started learning the print-
ing trade in Iron River (Mich.); worked four
yrs. for Patrick O'Brien (Publr. and States-
man) ; acquired experience in other states;
came to Paso Robles, 1928, started a small
shop, later put out his first newspaper, the
Spotlight; when this was sold, started The
Times and Advertiser (the latter was the first
of its kind in Paso Robles, unique in its edi-
torial policy and news service), 1937, was
consolidated with Paso Robles Press (a news-
paper of fifty yrs. standing), 1937, is now a

Meinberships: Exchange Club; Elks; K. of P.
Religion: Catholic.
Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Music, trumpet, classical and
popular reading, philosophy, and classics.
Bus. Address: 911 Pine St., Paso Robles,

Home Address: 405 Ninth St., Paso Robles,
Calif. *

PORTER, Andrew Oliphant. A.B., LL.B.
Lawyer; Mayor, City of South Pasadena and
Member, Porter and Sutton.
Born: South Pasadena (Calif.), June 2, 1907;
s. of Lura (Whitlock) and Don Carlos Porter.
Education: So. Pasadena High Sch.; Stanford

Degrees: A.B., Stanford Univ., 1930; LL.B.,
Harvard Univ., 1933.



Married: Louise Hall, ti. of Dr. Wlllard John
Stone, In Pasiidena (Calif.), Feb. 17, 1940.
Prof. R)<-(>r(l: Admltled lo practice before Su-
pronie Court of Calll'., UK!;!; Mayor, City of
South I'asadona; Attorney at Law, associated
with Porter & Sutton.

Dinrrtorshiiis: Secty., Hd. of Trustees of
Plaza Community Center; Trustee, Latin
Amer. Ml.sslon of the Methodist Church, and
Thohurn Terrace, Inc.; Dlr., So. Pasadena
Community Chest; Pres., So. Pasadenans, Inc.
Memberships: Los Angeles, California State
and American Bar Assns. ; Harvard L a w
Schbol Assn.; Real Property, Trust and Pro-
bate Law Section of the Amer. Bar Assn.;
Oneonta and Sierra Clubs; Mason 32°.
Religion: Methodist.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Skiing, camping, photography,

Bus. Address: Rowan Bldg., 458 So. Spring
St., Los Angeles, Calif.

Home Address: 1330 Mountain View Ave., So.
Pasadena, Calif. •

PORTER, The Rt. Reverend A(rchie)
W(illiam) Noel. A.B., M.A., B.D., D.D.
Bishop of Sacramento.

Born: Belary (India); s. of Martha Hannah
(Starling) and John Porter.
Education: Grovesnor School (England);
Walthamstow Technical Inst. (England) ;
Univ. of So. Calif. (Los Angeles); Church
Divinity School of Paiipi.

Degrees: A.B., 1908, and M.A., 1915, Univ.
of So. Calif.; B.D., General Theological Sem.,
1914; D.D., Church Divinity School (Berkeley,
Calif.), 1933.

Married: Dorathe, d. of Elizabeth and John
Hallowell, in Grace Cathedral (San Francisco,
Calif.), June 12, 1912; ch.: Noel Edmund,
Cedric Starling, Richard Grenville, Beverly

Prof. Record: Rector of St. James Church
(Los Angeles), 1911-17, Trinity Church (San
Jose, Calif.), 1918-25; Archdeacon of Calif.
(San Francisco), 1925-33; Bishop of Sacra-
mento, 1933 — .

Publications: Tahoe Talks (Clark Co., Sac-
ramento), 1938.

Metnberships: Masons; Kappa Alpha.

Religion: Episcopal.

Politics: Democrat.

Bus. atid Home Address: The Bishop's House,

2600 Capitol Ave., Sacramento, Calif.

Summers: The Bishop's Residence, Tahoe
City, Calif. •


Painter, Landscape Architect.
Born: San Francisco (Calif.), Feb. 23, 1865;
s. of Annie (Williamson) and Charles Bruce

Education: California and Europe.
Married: Margaret Mary, d. of William James
in Cambridge (Mass.), Oct. 6, 1917; ch.: Rob-
ert Bruce and Catherine James.
Prof. Record: Stained glass, throughout Cali-
fornia; Mural Painting, Pacific Union Club,
Unitarian Church, etc. ; Gardens, "New
Place," "Filoli," etc.

PublicatioriH : The Lark (originator with
Gelett, 1895-96.

Awards: Chov., Legion d'Honneur and Order
of King Leopold.

Home Address: .'i2.i4 Pacific Ave., San Fran-
cisco, Calif.

PORTER, Rebecca N.


Born: Chicago (111.), Jan. 5, 1885; d. of
Martha Newman and Wm. Stratton Porter.
Education: Univ. of Calif. (Berkeley).
Married: A. Moresby White, In Santa Barbara
(Calif.), 1931.

Prof. Record: Reporter, San Francisco Bulle-
tin, 1909-10, Santa Barbara Press, 1915;
Lecturer and Instr. in Creative Writing, Univ.
of Calif., E.xtension Div., 1921-30; Author of
the following novels: The Girls From Four
Corners, The Rest Hollow Mystery, The Rhine-
stone Helmet, The Man From Nowhere, I'd
Love to Write; also writes magazine articles,

Meinberships : P.E.N, and Americanism De-
fense League.

Religion : Congregational .
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Motoring.

Home Address: 1721 Winona Blvd., Holly-
wood, Calif.

PORTER, William Stratton

President, Security Title Insurance and Guar-
antee Company and Metropolitan Trust Com-
pany of California.

Born: Santos (Brazil), Oct. 24, 1887; s. of
Martha (Newman) and William Stratton Por-
ter, Sr.

Education: Santa Barbara High School; Stan-
ford University.

Married: Sarah Ellen, d. of Dr. O. B. Bird
in Santa Barbara (Calif.), July 24, 1913;
ch.: Ruth Porter Jones and Barbara Bird.
Bus. Record: Officer or Director of the fol-
lowing corporations at present: Security Title
Insurance and Guarantee Co., Metropolitan
Trust Co. of Calif., Consolidated Title Secur-
ities Co., Natl. Title Insurance Co., Realty
Tax and Service Co., and Reliance Title Co.
Navy Record: Ensign in U.S. Navy during
World War I, 1918.

Memberships: Masons (Mem. of Los Angeles
Consistory) ; Los Angeles Rotary, and Univ.
Club of Los Angeles.
Religion: Presbyterian.
Recreations: Hunting, fishing, tennis.

Bits. Address: 530 W. Sixth St., Los Angeles,

Home Address: 527 No. McCadden PL, Los
Angeles, Calif.

PORTER, II, William Woods, S.B.. A.M

Consulting Geologist.

Born: Denver (Colo.), 1904; s. of Bertha
Bartram Bonsall and Miller B. Porter.
Education: Harvard University.

Degrees: S.B., 1924 and A.M., 1925, Harvard


Married: Lillian, d. of Burton Lowther in Bev-
erly Hills (Calif.), 1934; ch.: William Woods
Porter, III.



Prof Record: Formerly Geologist for Stand-
ard Oil (Mexico) and Gulf Oil (Calif.); since
1931 Consultant in oil mostly in Calif., also,
Central America, Canada, Philippines; oc-
casionally Lecturer on oil geology, Univ. of

Publications: The Practical Geology of Oil
and many articles on oil geology and econ-

Memberships: Amer. Assn. of Petroleum Geo-
logists; Amer. Inst, of Mining and Metallurg-
ical Engrs.; Phi Delta Theta; Harvard Club
of So. Calif.

Home Address: 244 So. Gramercy Place, Los
Angeles, Calif.



Born: Crystal Lode (111.), Nov. 1, 1870; d. of
Florence (Chadwick) and Elijah Buck.
Married: William Hempstead, s. of W. S.
Portertield in San Diego (Calif.), April 27,
1892; ch.: Florence Porterfield Beardsley.
Directorships: Southlands Company.
Memberships: Wednesday Club; Music Mak-
ers; Music Teachers Assn.; Alliance Fran-
eaise; Supt., San Diego District of So. Calif.,
Federation of Congregational Women; Hon.
Pres., San Diego Symphony Orchestra Assn.
Religion: Congregational.
Politics: Independent.
Recreations: Music.

Home Address: 4411 Hermosa Way, San
Diego, Calif.

POSIN. Dean Daniel Q.,

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

Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of

Born: Turkestan (Kussia), Aug. 13, 1909; s.
of Anna Gregorievna (Izretz) and Abraham

Education: Polytechnic High Sch. (San Fran-
cisco) ; Univ. of Calif. (Berkeley).
Degrees: A.B. 1932, M.A. 1935, Ph.D. 1935,
Univ. of Calif.

Married: Frances, d. of Olive and Frederick
Schweitzer in Nevada.

Prof. Record: Dean of the Faculty of Science,
Univ. of Panama.

Publications: Fisica Experimental; Fisica;
Trigonometria; also articles in Spanish and

Memberships: Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Pi
Mu Epsilon, Gamma Alpha, Sigma Lambda
(Panamanian, U.P.); Dobro Slovo.
Bus. Address: Univ. of Panama, Panama,
R. P.

Home Address: 5441 California St., San Fran-
cisco, Calif. *

POSIN. Jack A.. A.B., M.A., Ph.D.
Lecturer, Writer; Instr. in Russian Language
and Literature, Cornell Univ.
Born: Russia, Feb. 4, 1900; s. of Anna (Iz-
retz) and Abraham D. Posin.
Education: Russian Comml. High Sch.; Univ.
of Calif.

Degrees: A.B., 1933, M.A., 1935, and Ph.D.,
1939, Univ. of Calif.

Married: Frances R., d. of Amelia and Zal-
man Perstein, in San Francisco (Calif.), June
8, 1934.

Prof. Record: Worked on Harbin (Manchuria)
Russian newspapers, 1916-18; Ed., Russian-
American Exporter (San Franciscb), 1919-21;
Contrb., Russky Golos (New York), 1922-26;
Ed., Russian Thought (San Francisco), 1927-
28; Instr. in Russian, Univ. of Calif. Extension
Div., 1934-39; Lecturer in Russian, Columbia
Univ., summer, 1935; Lecturer in Russian,
Univ. of Calif., summers 1936, '37, '38, '39,
'40; Lecturer in Russian, Univ. of Calif., 1936-
37 and fall semester, 1938-39; Instr. in Rus-
sian Language and Literature, Cornell Uni-
versity (Ithaca, N.Y.), since Fall, 1939.
Publications: Collaborated with others on
An Elementary Guide to Russian Pronunci-
ation (Univ. of Calif. Press), June, 1937.
Memberships: "Dobro Slovo" (Hon. Slavic

Religion: No formal affiliation.
Recreations: Books, theatre, music.
Bus. Address: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, New

Home Address: 110 College Ave., Ithaca, New
York; 1846 Sutter St., San Francisco, Calif.

POST, George Booth

Landscape Painter; Instructor, Drawing and
Painting, Stanford Univ.

Born: Oakland (Calif.), Sept. 29, 1906; s.
of Ruth (Godfrey) and George Booth Root, Jr.

Education: San Francisco Public Schools and
California School of Fine Arts (San Fran-

Prof. Record: Followed Fine Art painting for
the last six years, receiving numerous awards
and prizes; one-man exhibits in, San Fran-
cisco, Oakland, Denver, Sacramento, Houston,
Santa Fe, etc. ; shown in many exhibitions on
West Coast, Texas, Chicago, New York, etc.;
represented in permanent collection of the
Metropolitan Museum of Art (N.Y.), San
Francisco Museum of Art, Univ. of Oklahoma,
Texas Tech. Coll.; Instr., Drawing and Paint-
ing at Stanford Univ., also has conducted
private classes.

Recreations: Traveling and swimming.
Home Address: 2511 Jones St., San Francisco,
Calif. *

POST, Guy Bates

Director of the Guy Bates Post Academy of
Theatre Arts and Music.

Born: Seattle (Wash.), Sept. 22,, 1877; s.
of John James and Mary Annette Post.
Education: Public schools of Seattle; San
Francisco (Calif.) (a private school), grad-
uated from Trinity School.
Married: Lilian Kemble Cooper, d. of Frank
Cooper, Las Vegas (Nevada), Oct. 23, 1937.
Prof Record: Studied law in law office of J.
Park Henderson (Seattle, Wash.); Treasurer,
Seattle Theatre; went on the stage, 1893,
Schiller Theatre (Cnicago, 111.); acted pro-
fessionally in every English speaking coun-
try until 1939; acted in motion pictures two
years; became a star in The Heir to Hoorah
in 1906 and subsequently starred under im-
portant managements until 1922; in 1922
starred in three pictures, The Masquerader.
Omar, The Tentmaker, and Gold Madness;
in 1923, became an Actor-Manager and star-
red in and directed and managed own com-



pan.N : wrolo 7'/ic lindi/r (in collaboration
I{u|)i-rt I Inches) and starred In It at the
Majp.stic Thoalrc (Now York); starred In
London in UrjH; IhjukIU Thr Wrrrkar In I>on-
don and produced it at The Cart Theatre
(New York) but did not appear in It himself.
Founder and Head, the Academy (a non-
profit or^anizallon) since laW; an associate,
K. E. Warren, is his partner.
Directorships: Partner and Director of Guy
Bates Post Properties (a Holding Organiz-

Clubs: Lambs Club, Players Club (New York),
and various press clubs.
Religion : Episcopal .

Recreations: Swimming, tennis, hand ball,

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