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' oxing, piano, pipe organ.

Bus. Address: a35 So. Manhattan PI., Los An-
geles, Calif.

Home Address: 6809 Iris Circle, Hollywood,

POTAPENKO, Professor Gennady W.,

C.Sc, M.S., Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor of Physics, California Insti-
tute of Technology.

Born: Kimry (Russia), March 25, 1894; s. of
Lubov Mesniankina) and Wassily O. Pota-

Education: Eighth Classical College and the
Univ. of Moscow (Russia).
Degrees: C.Sc. (Candidacy Dipl.), 1914. M S
(Mngister Exam.), 1920. Ph.D., (Habilita-
tion). 1920. Univ. of Moscow.
Married: Catherine, d. of Ivan Sinelschikov
in Moscow (Russia), 1924.
Prof. Record: Asst. in Phvsics. Inst, of Petro-
graphy (Moscow), 1914-16: Research Fellow.
Univ. of Moscow. 1917-20: Docent. 1920-32;
Prof, of Phvsics, Univ. of Jaroslavl, 1924-26;
Prof, of Phvsics and Dir. of Phvsics Lab.,
School of Mining (Moscow), 1927-32: Prof, of
Phvsics and Dir., Physics Lab. and Meteor-
ological Observatorv, Inst, of Agriculture
(Mo.scow). 1929-31: Res. Assoc, Univ. of
Berlin. 1927: Visiting Lecturer, Univ. of
(-K)ettingen, 1929; Fellow. Rockefeller Founda-
tion and of the Carnegie Corporation. Calif.
Inst, of Technology, 1930-32, Assoc. Prof, of
Physics, 1932—.

Publications: On the Determination of Paral-
laxes. 1914, The Theory of Electric Oscilla-
tions and Waves. 1926. The Electric Spectra
of Dielectrics. 1926 (all Univ. of Moscow) ;
numerous articles on applied physics, ultra-
high frequencies, short waves, pub. in Amer.
and European sci. journals.
Awards: Silver Medal, Univ. of Moscow, 1914;
Prize in Physics, Russian Scientific Council,

Memberships: Fellow, Amer. Phvs. Soc; Sig-
ma Xi.

Religion: CJhurch of Russia.

Bus. Address: California Inst, of Technology,
r-asadena, Calif.

Home Address: 1718 Oakdale St., Pasadena,

POTTENGER, Francis Marion, Ph.B ,
Ph.M., M.A., LL.D., M.D., F.A.C.P.

Physician; Medical Director, Pottenger San-

Born: Safer (Ohio), Sept. 27, 1869; s. of
Hannah Ellen (Safer) and Thomas Pottenger.

Kducntiim: Ottorbein Coll. (Wcstervllle, Ohio);
Cincinnati Coll. of Medicine and Surgery;
post-grad. med. courKes In New York and
European Clinics (Vienna, Berlin, Munich,
London I .

Degrees: Ph.B., 1H92: I'h.M., 1807; M.A..
1905; LL.D., (hon.), (Jlterbeln Coll., 1<»09-
M.D.. Cincinnati Coll. Med. and Surg., 1894.
Married: (1) Carrie (dec. 1898), d. Of Abra-
ham K. Burtner In Germantown (Ohio). (2)
Adelaide (Icrtrude. d. of Mrs. Arthur Stephens
Babbitt of .South Pasadena (Calif.), IWMi; ch.:
Francis Marlon, Robert Thomas, AdelaicJe
Marie Pottenger HarviUe. (3) Caroline, d.
of George Lacy of Lacy town (Pa.); ch.:
Caroline Lacy.

Prof. Record: Asst. to Chair of Surgery, Cin-
cinnati Coll. of Med. and Surgery, 1894-95;
began practice of medicine at Norwood (Ohio),
1895; has practiced medicine in Calif., since
1895: Trustee of the City of Monrovia (Calif.),
1899-1900; specialized in diseases of the chest,
opening an office in Los Angeles. 1901, was
instrumental in establishing the Southern
Calif. Anti-Tuberculosis League, 1902, was
the League's first Pres., serving until 1906.
This League was eventually merged into the
Calif. Tuberculosis Assn., (Past Pres., now
Hon. Mem.); established the Pottenger San-
atorium and Clinic at Monrovia (Calif.),
1903, and is now Med. Dir.; Lecturer on
Diseases of the Chest and Climatology. Univ.
of So. Calif. (Los Angeles), 190.3-04; "Clinical
Prof, of Med., Univ. of So. Calif. School of
Med. (Los Angeles), 1905-09, 1914-20. and
1931 — ; discovered "Light Touch Palpitation."
1909; Consultant. Los Angeles Co. Hospital,
1933—. CoUis P. & Howard Huntington Hos-
pital (Pasadena, Calif.), 1936 — .
Directorships: Pres. of the Los Angeles Tuber-
culosis and Health Assn., 1939-41, Member,
Bd. of Dir., 1924 — ; Chmn.. Tuberculosis
Advisory Com., Dept. of Charities (Los An-
geles), 1934 — ; Chmn., Med. Exec. Bd. and
Consultant. Los Angeles Sanatorium (Duarte,
Calif.). Emeritus. 1940 — ; Vice-Pres., Calif
State Bd., Pub. Health. 1940—; VHce-Chmn.,
Bd. of Dir., Assn. to Strengthen Democracy;
Trustee, Otterbein Coll., 1924 — .

Memberships: Fellow, Amer. Med. Assn.;
Fellow, Amer. Coll. of Physicians (Pres. 1932-
33. Councilor, 1916-23, Bd. of Regents, 1917-
39); Amer. Therapeutics Soc. (Pres., 1914-
15. Councilor. 1906 — ) ; Assn. for the Study
of Internal Secretions (Pres., 1935-37, Secv.,
1917-35, Councilor. 1917-40) ; Amer. Climat-
ological and Clinical Assn.; Amer. Pub. Health
Assn.; Intnl. Union Against Tuberculosis;
Natl. Tuberculosis Assn. (Dir. 1930-34); Cal-
if. Tuberculosis Assn. (Pres. 1931-32, Mem ,
Bd. of Dir.. 1930-40); Calif. Trudeau Soc;
Amer Trudeau Soc. (formerlv Amer. Sana-
torium Assn., Pres.. 1924-25); Los Angeles
Tuberculosis and Health Assn. (Pres. 1939-
41, Mem., Bd. of Dir., 1924 — ); Trudeau Soc.
of Los Angeles (Pres., 1935-36); Amer. Coll.
of Chest Physicians: Amer. Acad, of Tuber-
culosis Physicians; Amer. Heart Assn.; Calif.
Med. Assn.; Calif. Acad, of Med.: So. Calif.
Med. Soc. (Pres., 1912-13); Los Angeles Co.
Med. Assn. (Pres., 1906-08) ; Los Angeles
Acad, of Med. (formerly Los Angeles Clinical
and Pathological Soc. (Pres.. 1923-24); Pac
Interurban Clinical Club (Chmn.. 1931-32);
Hollywood Acad, of Med. (hon.); Tuberculosis
Assn. of Scotland (Hon. Mem.); Fellow,
Natl. Geographic Soc: Founder Mem.. Pac.
(Geographic Soc. (Bd. of Regents, 1929-33) ;
Amer. Acad, of Political and Social Science;
Inst, of Amer. Genealogy; Soc. of Colonial
Wars; Sons of the Revolution.



Cluha: Calif, (hos Angeles), Valley Hunt
(Pasadena); Phi Rho Sigma (Delta).
Publications: Author of Pulmonary Tuber-
culosis (Wm. Wood & Co., N.Y.C.), 1908;
Mjiscle Spas7n and Degeneration in Intra-
thoracic Inflammation and Light Touch
Palpitation (C. V. Mosby Co., St. Louis),
1913; Tuberculin in Diagnosis and Treatment
(same), 1913; Clinical Tuberculosis, 2 vols.,
(same), 1917, 2nd ed. 1922; Symptoms of Vis-
ceral Disease (same), 1919; 2nd ed. 1922,
3rd ed. 1925, 4th ed. 1930, 5th ed. 1938;
Tuberculosis and How to Combat It (same),
1921, 2nd ed. 1928; Tuberculosis in the Child
and the Adult (same), 1934; also Author of
more than 275 medical papers.
War Record: Taught in Medical Sch.; worked
on Advisory Bd. ; and did Red Cross work.
Politics: Democrat.

Bus. Address: Pottenger Sanatorium, Mon-
rovia, Calif.

Ho7ne Address: 195 So. Hill Ave., Pasadena,

POTTENGER, Jr., Francis Marion,

A.B., M.D.

Physician, Associate Director and Director of
Research at the Pottenger Sanatorium.
Born: Monrovia (Calif.), May 29, 1901; s. of
Adelaide Gertrude (Babbitt) and Dr. Francis
Marion Pottenger.

Education: Public Schools of Monrovia (Cal-
if.); Thatcher School at Ojai Valley; Los
Angeles Military Academy; Otterbein College,
Westerville (Ohio) ; Univ. of Cincinnati.
Degrees: A.B., Otterbein College (Wester-
ville (Ohio), 1925; M.D., Univ. of Cincinnati,

Married: Elizabeth, d. of Elizabeth (Miller)
and Adam Saxour in Westerville (Ohio),
June 17, 1925; ch.: Francis Marion III, Mar-
garet Elizabeth, Barbara Jane, Samuel Safer.
Prof. Record: Associate Dir. and Dir. of Re-
search at the Pottenger Sanatorium (Mon-
rovia, Calif.), since 1930.

Directorships: Vice-Pres. of the Pottenger
Sanatorium Co.

Publications: Has written numerous technical
articles which have been published in various
medical, dental, and other prof, publications.
Memberships: Assoc, of the Amer. College of
Physicians; Alpha Kappa Kappa (medical
frat.); Amer. Med. Assn.; Amer. Chem. Soc. ;
Amer. Therapeutic Soc; Assn. for the Study
of Internal Secretions; Los Angeles County
Med Soc; Calif. State Med. Assn.; Amer.
Academy of Tuberculosis Physicians; Amer.
Trudeau Assn.
Religion: United Brethren.
Politics: Independent.
Recreations: Machine shop work.
Bus. and Home Address: Pottenger Sanator-
ium, Monrovia, Calif.

POTTER, Alfred Claghorn, A.B. (de-
ceaseci Oct. 31, 1940)


Librarian Emeritus of Harvard College Li-

Born: New Bedford (Mass.), 1866 (dec. Oct.
31, 1940), s. of Elizabeth (Claghorn) and
Willian Delano Potter.
Education: Harvard Univ.
Degrees: A.B., Harvard Univ., 1889.

Married: Edith Van Duzee in Boston (Mass.),
Dec. 1893; ch.: Elizabeth Claghorn Potter

Publications: A long list of publications, Bos-
ton Manuscript.
Memberships: Phi Beta Kappa.
Home Address: San Clemente, Calif, (sum-

Other Address: 551 So. Hill Ave., Pasadena,
Calif, (winter). *

POTTER, Miriam Clark. A.B.


Born: Minneapolis (Minn.); d. of Harriet
(Benton) and John Sinclair Clark.
Education: The Univ. of Minnesota.
Degrees: A.B., Univ. of Minnesota, 1909.
Married: Zenas L., s. of Jane (Bliss) and
Alden H. Potter in Minneapolis (Minn.),
Dec. 27, 1910; ch.: Mrs. Jean (Potter) Staf-
ford (N.Y.), Mrs. Margaret (Potter) Hensel
(N.y.), Constance (Carmel-by-the-Sea).
Prof. Record. Author of the following: The
Gigglequicks, 1918; The Pinafore, Pocket
Story Book, 1922; The Giant of Apple Pie
Hill, 1923; Captain Sandman, 1926; Sally
Gabble and the Fairies, 1929; Mrs. Goose and
Three Ducks, 1936; Sleepy Kittens, 1938;
Mrs. Goose of Animaltown, 1939. Contributor
to numerous juvenile magazines and news-
papers. Illustrates own books and magazine
work. Now doing regular monthly features
for Jack and Jill, American Childhood, Chil-
dren's Activities.

Memberships: Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Gamma;
League of Amer. Penwomen; New England
Women; D.A.R.; Amer. Assn. Univ. Women;
League of Women Voters; Eugene Field Soc.
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Independent.

Recreations: Painting and travel in foreign

Home Address: La Loma Terrace, Carmel-by-
the-Sea, Calif.

POTTER, Zenas, L., A.B., M.A.
Corporation Executive (retired).
Born: Minneapolis (Minn.), Nov. 17, 1886;
s. of Jane Carr (Bliss) and Alden H. Potter.
Education: U. of Minn., Columbia Univ.
Degrees: A.B., Univ. of Minn., 1909; M.A.,
Columbia Univ., 1910.

Married: Miriam, d. of Prof. John S. Clark
in Minneapolis (Minn.), Dec. 27, 1910; ch.:
Jean (Potter) Stafford (N.Y.), Margaret
(Potter) Hensel (N.Y.), Constance (Carmel).
Prof Record: Field Secy., New York Child
Labor Com., 1910; Dir., Cannery Investiga-
tion, New York Factory Investigating Com-
mission, 1911; Municipal Investigator, Russell
Sage Foundation, 1912-13; successively Edu-
cational Dir., Welfare Dir., Publicity Mgr.
and Advt. Mgr., National Cash Register Co.,
1914-16; Asst. Dir., Central Bureau Plan-
ning and Statistics (Washington, D.C.), 1917-
18- Vice-Pres., Bus. Mgr., New York Even-
ing Post, 1918-21; Pres., Z. L. Potter Advt.
Agency, 1921-29; Exec. Advisor, Erwin Wasey
and Co. '(Europe), 1930; Pres., Erwin Wasey
and Co., Ltd. (Chicago, 111.), 1930-36; Chmn.
of Bd., Western Council Amer. Assn. of Advt.
Agencies, 1935-36; Landscape Painter (Mex-



ico), 1937; Landscape Painter, and Public

Speaker (Carmel, Calif.), lit.'W-'lo.

Directorships: Carmel UccI Cross.

Armi/ Record: Major, U.S. Army, 1917.

Memberships: Delta Sifima Uhn Oion. dobat-

Ing soc).

Religion: Protestant.

Politics: Independent Republican.

Recreations: Golf, tennis, hunting, fishing,

landscape painting and travel.

Home Address: La Loma Terrace, Carmel-by-

tho-Sea, Calif.

POWELL. Herbert J.. A.B., M.Arch.

Born: Chicago (111.), Jan. 30, 1898: s. of
Harriet M. (Turner) and Benj. F. Powell.
Education: Chicago Public Schools; Redlands
High School; Univ. of Redlands.
Degrees: A.B., Univ. of Redlands, 1920; M.
Arch., Harvard Univ., 1924.
Married: Alice J. Morse in Bangor (Maine),
June 19, 1926; ch.: James, Robert and May-

Prof. Record: Shelden Traveling Scholarship
from Harvard, 1924-25; Winner of A. I. A.
Medal. Harvard, 1924; worked in arch, of-
fices McKim, Mead and White, 1925. Thomas
Harlan Ellett (New York City), 1926, Mars-
ton, Van Pelt, Maybury (Pasadena), 1926;
formed firm of Norman F. Marsh and Co.
(Los Angeles) with Norman F. Marsh and
D. D. Smith, 1927; designed Chapel, Univ.
Redlands, 1927; firm name changed to Marsh,
Smith and Powell, 1928 (as a firm architects
for Hollywood High School, reconstruction of
Santa Monica High School and various schools
in Santa Monica, South Pasadena, Newport
Harbor Union High School, Anaheim Elemen-
tary Schools, Upland Elem. Schools, Henry E.
Huntington School, San Marino Valentine
School and Stoneman School, San Marino,
Sierra Madre, El Monte High School, etc.).
Directorships: Dir., So. Calif. Chapter Amer.
Inst, of Architects.

Publications: Editor, U. R. Campus (college
paper), 1919; Art Editor, Makio, (Redlands
High School Annual), 1916; Art Editor, La
Letra (Univ. of Redlands), 1920; Editor,
Rodeo (Los Angeles Rotary Club), 1940-41.
Army Record: Coast Artillery, Inducted Sept.
1918; hon. discharge Dec. 1918.
Memberships: Oneonta Club of So. Pasadena
(Past Pres.); Pi Chi (frat.), Univ. of Red-
lands; Univ. of Redlands Alumni Assn. (Past
Pres.); 2x2 and Los Angeles Rbtary Club.
Religion: Congregational.
Polities: Independent.

Recreations: Mountain climbing, motion pic-
ture photography, and sketching.

Bus. Address: Architects Bldg., Los Angeles,

Home Address: 2102 Sherwood Rd., San Mar-
ino, Calif.

POWELL. Lawrence Clark.

A.B., B.L.S., Docteur de I'Universit^

Junior Librarian, University of California,
Los Angeles.

Born: Washington (D.C.), Sept. 3. 1906; s. of
Gertrude (Clark) and G. Harold Powell.
Education: Occidental College; Univ. of Cal-
if.; Univ. of Dijon.

Degrees: A.B., Occidental College, 1928; Doc-
teur de rUnlversltC-, Univ. of DIJon, V.n2;
B.L.S., Univ. of Calif., 19.'J7.
Married: Fay Kllcn, d. of Otie (Wllkerson)
and Robert K. Shoemaker, ]9;i2; ch. : Norman
Jerrold and Wllklo Haines.
Prof. Record: Junior Librarian, Univ. of
Calif., Los Angeles (Calif.).
Publications: Author of books In the fields of
biography, literary bibliography,
western history. Robinson -Jeffers (Prlmavera, 19.'?4 (rev. ed., San Pasqual Press,
1940); D. H. Lawrence (Los Angeles Public
Library), 19,37; Philosopher Pickett fUnlv.
of Calif. Press; in press); contributed
articles to literary, bibliographical and his-
torical periodicals.

Memberships: Phi Gamma Delta, Calif. Li-
brary Assn., Bibliographical Soc. of Amer.;
Rounce, Coffin and Zamorano Club (Los An-

Religion: Quaker.

Recreations: Chamber music, book collecting.

Bus. Address: 405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles,


Home Address: 2115 No. Beverly Glen Blvd.,
Los Angeles, Calif.

POWER. Ralph Lester. B.B.A., M.B.A.,
D.C.S., Ph.D.

Radio Counsellor.

Born: Portland (Maine), Aug. 28, 1894; s.
of Valore M. (Murphy) and Frank H. Power.
Education: Los Angeles High School; Boston
Univ.; Potomac Univ.; grad. study at Amer-
ican, George Washington and Harvard Univ.
Degrees: B.B.A., 1917, M.B.A., 1920, Boston
Univ.; D.C.S. Southwestern Univ., 1922;
Ph.D., Potomac Univ., 1927.
Prof. Record: Librarian and Curator, Boston
Univ., 1914-21; Vice-Pres. and Treas., Natl.
Spec. Libraries Assn., 1916-17; Educ. Com..
Amer. Library Assn., 1916-17; Educ. Com.,
Bibliographical Soc. of Amer., 1916-17; Editor,
Spec. Libraries Mag., 1917-18; Editor, Alpha
Kappa Psi Diary, 1917-20: Spec. Lee, Sim-
mons College, 1919; Commander, Amer. Le-
gion (Mass. Post No. 47), 1919-20; Assoc.
Prof. Econ. College of William and Mary
(Va.), 1920-21; Dean (part-time) Research
Univ. (Washington, D.C.), 1920-21; Assoc.
Prof. Bus. Admin.. Univ. of So. Calif., 1921-
23; Spec. Lecturer, Univ. of Calif., Mills
College, State College Washington, Oregon
State College, 1922; Pres., Spec. Lib. Assn.
So. Calif., 1922-23; Pres,, Boston Univ. of
So. Calif., 1922-25: Corr., Australian Radio,
1923-24; Radio Studio Dir., Los Angeles Ex-
aminer (KWH), 1923-25; Pres., Alpha Kappa
Psi Alumni No. 5. 1923-25; Corr., Wireless
Age, 1924-25; Coast Ed., Radio in the Home.
1924-25: Radio Editor, and Asst. Mgr., KHJ,
Los Angeles Times, 1926-29; Coast Ed., Radio
Industries, 1927-30; Mng. Ed., Radio Enter-
tainment, 1928-29: Corr., Radio Digest, 1927-
30; Dir., Natl. Radio Press Assn., 1929-31;
Radio Editor, Los Angeles Record and Post-
Record. 1929-32; Radio Ed., Long Beach Sun,
1930-31; Dir., Los Angeles Chapter, Inst.,
Radio Engrs., 1930-31; Mem., Internatl. Com.
on Wireless Tel., Amer. Sec, 1931-32; oper-
ates own office as Consultant for clients in
the field of broadcast activities since 1932.
Publications: Boston's Special Libraries (Pren-
tice-Hall, Inc.), 1917: Gleanings of Alpha
Kappa Psi (A. K. Psi Fraternity), 1919;
Libraries of Los Angeles and Vicinity (Univ.
So. Calif. Press). 1921; Alpha Kappa Psi—



Its Aims and Ideals, (A. K. Psi Fraternity),

Army Record: With the A.E.F., one year.
Memberships: Harvard Teachers Assn.; Bos-
ton Univ. Alumni of So. Calif., Alpha Kappa
Psi Alumni Assn. of So. Calif.
Religion: Universalist.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Outdoor.

Bus. Address: 407 I. N. Van Nuys Bldg., Los
Angeles, Calif.

Home Address: 580 Crane Blvd., Los Angeles,

Other Address: Littlerock, Calif, (summer
home) .

POWERS. Edward Sharp. B.S., M.D.

Physician and Surgeon.

Born: Joplin <Mo.), Apr. 9, 1908; s. of
Buelah (Sharp) and Herbert C. Powers.
Education: Joplin Grammar and High School;
Westminster College, 1926-28: Yale Univ.,
1928-30; Washington Univ. Medical School
(St. Louis, Mo.).

Degrees: B.S., Yale Univ., 1930; M.D., Wash-
ington Univ. Medical School, 1935.
Married: Ruth, d. of Anna V. and Gilbert H.
Pearsall in Cincinnati (Ohio), Feb. 6, 1932;
ch.: Herbert Pearsall (5) and Gilbert Clifton

Meynberships: Phi Delta Theta, Nu Sigma Nu ;
Westport Beach Club.
Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Badminton and horses.
Bus. Address: 727 W. Seventh St., Los An-
geles, Calif.

Home Address: 603 No. Alpine Dr., Beverly
Hills, Calif.

POWLEY. Ned Ransom. A.B.

President, The Pacific Telephone and Tele-
graph Co.

Born: Clarkson (N.Y.), Oct. 19, 1885; s. of
Mary Catherine (Ransom) and William Row-

Education: Wilson (N.Y.), High School; Am-
herst College (Mass.)
Degrees: A.B., Amherst College, 1908.
Married: Hazel E., d. of Walter H. Bone in
San Francisco (Calif.), July 12, 1919; ch.:
June Frances and Ned Ransom, II.
Bus. Record: Entered the Accounting Dept.
of Amer. Tele, and Telegraph Co. (Boston,
Mass.), 1908, transferred to their Statis-
ticians' office (N.Y.), 1909, then First Asst.,
to office of General Commercial Engr. (N.Y.)
1910; entered employ of the Pacific Tele, and
Telegraph Co. as Toll Rate Engr., office of
the General Commercial Supt. (San Francisco,
Calif.), 1912; Rate Engineer, Pacific T. &. T.
Co (S F.), 1914; Commercial Supt. of the
So Calif. Tele. Co. and Div. Commercial
Supt., So. Div., the Pacific Tele, and Telegraph
Co. (Los Angeles, Calif.), 1919; Dir., So.
Calif Tele. Co., 1924; Vice-Pres. and Gen.
Mgr., the So. Calif. Tele. Co. and Gen Mgr.,
So. Div. The Pacific Tele, and Telegraph Co.
(Los Angeles), 1925: Vice-Pres. in Charge of
Operations, the Pacific Tele, and Telegraph
Co. (San Francisco), 1928; Vice-Pres., So.
Calif. Tele. Co., 1928; Dir., The Pacific Tele-

l)hone and Telegraph Co., 1928; Vice-Pres. and
Dir., Bell Tele. Co. of Nevada, 1928; First
Vice-Pres., the Pacific Tele, and Telegraph
Co 1930; First Vice-Pres., So. Calif. Tele.
Co 1930; Pres., The Pacific Tele, and Tele-
graph Co., 19,35; Pres., Bell Tele. Co. (Ne-
vada) 1935; Pres., So. Calif. Tele. Co.
1935 (the two latter are subsidiaries of the
Pacific Tel. and Tel. Co.).
Directorships: Pres. and Dir., The Pacific
Tele, and Telegraph Co., So. Calif. Tele.
Co., Bell Telephone Co. of Nevada.
Memberships: Chi Psi Frat.; Pacific-Union
(San Francisco), Burlingame Country (Calif.)
Amherst (N.Y.), and University (N.Y.) Clubs.
Religion: Baptist.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Tennis and gardening.
Bits. Address: 140 New Montgomery St., San
Francisco, Calif.

Home Address: 315 Arden Rd., San Mateo,


Minister, Vedanta Society of Los Angeles.
Born: Calcutta (India), Dec. 26, 1893; s. of
Jnanada (Sircar) and Kumud B. Ghosh.
Education: Calcutta Univ.
Degrees: B.A., Calcutta U., 1914.
Prof Record: Entered the Ramakrishna Mon-
astery in India as a Novitiate, 1915; ordained
Swami, 1921; sent to U.S.A. as one of its
representatives, 1923, by the Ramakrishna
Order- Asso. Minister, Hindu Temple fSan
Francisco), 1923-25: Founder, Vedanta Soc.
of Portland (Ore.) and was Head of the Soc,
1925-29: Founder of Vedanta Soc. of Los
Angeles (Calif.); Head, 1930—.
Publications: Cosmology, 1926; and Dynamic
Religion, 1927 (both published by Vedanta
Soc of Portland) ; Vedic Religion and Philo-
sophy (Ramakrishna Math, Madras, India),
1937- Editor, Vedanta and the West (bi-
monthly mag. pub. by the Vedanta Soc. of
Los Angeles) .
Religion: Vedanta.

Bus. and Home Address: 1946 Ivar Ave., Los
Angeles, Calif.



Born: Nanaimo (B.C.), Dec. 11, 1887: s. of

Clara Matilda (Warr) and Dr. Emil Arnold

Praeger (Pres., Co. Med. Soc. at time of his

death, 1898).

Education: Los Angeles Pub. Schs.; Univ. of

So. Calif., Law Sch.

Married: Jane Eves, d. of Idlela G. and Dr.

Ward Beecher Rowland, in Pasadena (Calit.),

May 8, 1913; ch.: Jane Eves Yaggy.

Prof Record: Practicing law in Los Angeles

since finishing law school: former Mem., Bd.

of Trustees, Los Angeles Bar Assn.

Directorships: Dir. and Vice-Pres., Sierra

Madre Savings Bank.

Memberships: The Valley Hunt (Pasadena)

(Pres., 1936); Phi Delta Phi (Legal Frat.)

Religion: Christian.

Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Fishing, and traveling.

Bus. Address: Rowan Bldg., Los Angeles,


Home Address: 575 La Loma Rd., Pasadena^




PRATT, Antoinita Cosby Gilkyson

Lec'luior, 1 lou.sowifc.

Born: San Qucntln (Calif.), Apr. 27, 1882;
d. of Ruth (Ilobart) and John Wynkoop

Education: Berkeley Hlfih Sch.; State Teach-
ers Coll. (San Jose, Calif.).
Married: Harry Noyes, s. of Mary (Noyes)
and George Pratt, In San Francisco (Calif.),
Jan. 2, 1906.

Prof. Record: Teacher EI Dorado Co. (Cal-
if.), 1904-06.San Joaquin Co. (Calif.), 1911-
15; Social Secty., Calif. Writers' Club (Oak-
land, Calif.), 192;?-.31; Corr.. American Art
News, 1924-25; Lecturer on history and bio-
graphy, since 1931; writer of publicity and

Directorships: Pres., Sacramento Branch,
Natl. League of Amer. Pen Women; Mem.,
Bd. of Dirs., Tuesday Club (Sacramento).
Puhlications: Articles for various periodicals.
Memberships: Daughters of the Amer. Rev.;
Natl. League of Amer. Pen Women; P. E.G.
Sisterhood; Tuesday, Kingsley Art Clubs (both
in Sacramento) .
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Republican.

Home Address: 825 Santa Ynez Way, Sac-
ramento, Calif.

PRATT. George Collins, LL.B.


Born: Flandreau (So. Dak.), Nov. 20, 1882;

s. of Sarah (Daley) and Collins D. Pratt.

Education: Univ. of So. Dakota; Chicago-Kent
Coll. of Law.

Degrees: LL.B., Chicago-Kent Coll. of Law,

Married: Alice, d. of Edgar Chambers, in
New York City, 1916.

Prof. Record: Secy., Western Electric Co.,
1908-25, Gen. Atty., 1919-27, Vice-Pres. and
Gen. Counsel, 1927-30 for same company;
Dir., and Gen. Counsel, Gravbar Electric
Co., 1925-28; Dir., and Gen. Counsel Electrical
Research Products, 1926-30, Vice-Pres., 1930-
39, and Pacific Coast Counsel since 1930.
Directorships: Dir., Gen. Service Studios, Inc.
Army Service: Squadron A Cavalry N.G.N.Y.,
1913-16. serving on Mexican border in 1916;
Capt., Signal Corps. U.S. Armv, 1917-19 with
319th Field Signal Batt.. A.E.F., later Radio
Officer, 1st Army, A.E.F.

Memberships: Del Mar (Santa Monica); Amer.
Bar Assn.; Assn. of the Bar of New York
City; Los Angeles Bar Assn.; Sons of the
Revolution; Mystic Shrine and numerous Mas-
onic bodies; Pan- Amer. Soc.
Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Ranching.

Home Address: 17303 Lassen St., Northridge,

PRATT. Harry Noyes

Dir.-Mgr., E. B. Crocker Art Gallery.
Born: River Falls (Wis.); s. of Mary Madden
(Noyes) and George Pratt.

Education: State Normal Sch. (River Falls

Married: Antoinita Cosby, d. of Ruth (Hobart)
and John Wynkoop Gilkyson (Calif. Pioneers),
in San Francisco, Jan. 2, 1906.

RuH. Record: Ed. and Owner, LodI Poat
(Calif)., 1913-14; Purch. Agt., Pioneer Fruit
Co. (Sacramento, Calif.), 1915-19; Pac.

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