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Memberships: Mason 32"; New Century Club,
C-Club.

Religion: Baptist.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Horseback riding, etc.
Horne Address: 1000 No. Los Robles, Pasa-
dena, Calif.

RITTENHOUSE, Norman Alwyn.

Ps.D., Ms.D., D.D.

Metaphysician, Metascientist, Psychologist,
Author.

Born: Childs (Md.), Oct. 4, 1896; s. of Flor-
ence Evalyn (Dunsmore) and Ellis Bell Rit-
tenhouse.

Education: College of DiVine Metaphysics.
Degrees: Ps.D., 1930, Ms.D., 1932, D.D., 1933,
College of Divine Metaph.vsics.
Married: Helen Hovey Nulsen, d. of Judge
Alfred Hovey in Los Angeles (C*lif.), July 23,
1934; step-children: Robt. Nulsen and Mary
Nulsen.

Prof Record: Founding a New School of Cre-
ative Action (Headquarters of the Father's
Wisdom) based upon etheric waves of thought
between man and integral units of mtelli-
gence, and manifestation by them In fields
of form.

Publications: In manuscript edition: The Wis-
dom of the Father. 1'938; Practical Spiritual-
ity, 1939. First book on revelations of the new
earth and of man as a creator within it,
titled Gods in the Making, published 1940.
Memberships: Honorary Member Eugene Field
Society; National Assn. of Authors and Jour-
nalists; Mason.

Religion: "The Golden Rule."
Recreations: Bowling and squash.
Bits. Address: 1015 So. Manhattan PI., Los
Angeles, Calif.

Home Address: 9910 Robbins Dr., Beverly
Hills, Calif.

BITTER. Ovid Herbert, A.B.

Executive Vice-President and Comptroller,
College of the Pacific.

Born- Austin (Nevadal, Feb. 4, 1883; s. of
Matilda M. (Peterson) and C. M. Ritter.
Education: Chico State Normal; Stanford Uni-
versity.

Degrees: A.B., Stanford Univ., 1904.
Married: Lucv Alma, d. of John F. Corker in
Shanghai (China), Oct. 18, 1907; ch.: Ovid
H., Jr., Lucy E., Irving O., Margaret M.
Prof. Record: Principal, Lakeport High Sch.,
1904-05, Mendicino High School, 1905-06;
Cashier and Accountant, Pac. Mail Steam-
ship Co. (Shanghai), 1907-12, Chief Clerk and
Acting Agent (Hong Kong), 1912-13, Agent
(Shanghai), 1913-14; Agent, China Mail
Steamship Co., Ltd. (Hong Kong), 1915-20;
Gen Mgr., China Pac. Steamship Co., Ltd.
(Hong Kong), 1917-20; Asst. Cashier, Stock-
ton Savings and Loan Bank, 1921-30; Comp-
troller, College of the Pacific, 1930—, Exec.
Vice-Pres. and Comptroller, 1940—.
Directorships: Pres., San Joaquin Pioneer and
Historical Soc.

Memberships: Rotary; Pi Gamma Mu; Amer.
Acad, of Political and Soc. Science.
Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Democrat.
Recreations: Gardening.



Bus. Address: Coll. of the Pacific, Stockton,
Calif.

Home Address: 2773 Crafton Way, Stockton,
Calif. '

ROADHOUSE. Professor Chester Lin-
wood. D.V.M.

Professor of Dairy Industry and Dairy Tech-
nologist, Experiment Station and Head, Divi-
sion of Dairy Industry, University of Cali-
fornia, College of Agriculture, Davis.
Born: Watsonville (Calif.), Jan. 5, 1881; s.
of Imogene (Kimberlin) and John J. Road-
house.

Education: University of California; Cornell
University.

Degrees: D.V.M. , Cornell Univ., 1906.
Married: Christine, d. of Henry R. Judah in
San Francisco (Calif.), Dec. 2, 1910; ch.:
Katharine Roadhouse.

Prof Record: Vet. Insp., Bur. Animal Indus-
try U S D.A., 1906-08; started city milk sup-
ply' supervision, Health Dept., San Francisco,
1909- Pres., Intnl. Assn. of Dairy and Milk
Inspts., 1917, Calif. Creamery Operators Assn.,
1919, Western Dairy Instructors Assn., 1920,
Amer Dairy Science Assn., 1935; Mem. of
official Delegation to World's Dairy Congress
appointed by Secretary of State, 1937; now,
Prof of Dairy Industry, Dairy Technologist
in the Experiment Station and Head of the
Div. of Dairy Industry, Univ. of Calif.
(Davis).

Ptiblications: Numerous circulars and bulle-
tins pertaining to the dairy industry, pub-
lished bv tlie University of Calif.; Co-Author
of booki The Market Milk Industry.
Memberships: Theta Delta Chi; Mason; Rotary
Club.

Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Gardening, farm owner.
Bus. Address: Univ. of California, Coll. of
Agriculture, Davis, Calif.
Home Address: 80 College, Davis, Calif.

ROBB. Captain Robert Wooster.

U.S. Army

Director, Information Division, Wine Institute.
Born- San Francisco, Jan. 10, 1909; s. of
Robert T. and Oda (Wooster) Robb.
Education: Public schools of Piedmont, (Cal-
il.); extension division, Univ. of Calif.
Married: Josephine Costanzo, d. of Isidoro
and Rosa (Bevily) Costanzo, San Francisco,
Aug. 21, 1935.

Bus Record: San Francisco Bulletin, 1927-29;
McCilatchy Newspapers, 1930-34; publicity and
advertising, 1935-36; Assistant Director, Pub-
licity and Promotion, Golden Gate Interna-
tional Exposition, 1936-39; joined Wine Insti-
tute 1939. Director, Western States Promo-
tion Council, and a Member, San Francisco
Disaster Relief Commn. of the Amer. Red

Army Service: Capt., Officers Reserve Corps,
U.S.A. Recalled to duty at H.Q., 4th Army
Corps, Presidio, San Francisco.
Memberships: Reserve Officers Assn. of the
US- Union League Club (San Francisco);
Commonwealth Club of Calif.; Natl. Press
Club (Washington, D.C.); Natl. Assn. of
Accredited Publicity Directors.
R eligio n: Protestant .
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Swimming, bowling, tennis.

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Bus. Address: 85 Second St., San Francisco,
Calif.

Home Address: 783 - 26lh Ave., Srin Fran-
cisco, Calif.

ROBBINS. Professor Homer Elmer,

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

Professor of Classical History and Literature,
Pomona College; Mayor of Claremont.
Bor7i: Waterford (Mich.), June 5, 1881; s. of
Alena (Maybee) and Elmer Robbins.
Education: Public schools at Waterford and
Holly (Mich.); grad., Univ. of Michigan, 1905.
Degrees: A.B., 1905, M.A., 1906, Ph.D., 1916,
U. of Michigan.

Married: Lena, d. of Esther (Rodgers) and
Hiram Richmond, at Washington (Pa.), Aug.
29, 1912; ch.: Eleanor, Esther, Janet.

Prof. Record: Classical Master, Holderness
School for Boys (Plymouth, N.H.), 1906-08;
Classical Master, Washington and Jefferson
Academy (Washington, Pa.), 1908-10; Profes-
sor of Latin, Transylvania U. (Lexington,
Ky.), 1912-14; Prof, of Classics and Director
of Library, Pomona College (Claremont,
Calif.), 1915 — . Mayor of Claremont (Calif.)
since 1938.

Directorships: Citizens National Bank of
Claremont since 1926.

Publications : Articles in Classical Journal and
Pomona College Quarterly.
Army Service: Instructor in S.A.T.C., 1917-
1918.

Memhershivs: Acacia Fraternity; Masons, Ki-
wanis; Los Serranos Country Club.
Religion: Congregational.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Baseball, tennis.
Bus. Address: College Ave., Claremont, Calif.
Home Address: 487 Harrison Ave., Claremont,
Calif.



ROBBINS, Reginald Chauncey. A.B.

Author, Composer.

Born: Boston (Mass.), Nov. 10, 1871; s. of
Mary Elizabeth (Horton) and Royal E. Rob-
bins.

Education: Harvard Univ., and studied Phil-
osophy in Graduate School.
Degrees: A.B., summa cum laude. Harvard,
1892.

Married: Jane Ruthven Hall of New York
City, May 17, 1907; ch.: Reginald Chauncey.
Prof. Record: Vice-Treas., Waltham Watch
Co., several yrs. ; Partner, Robbins and Ap-
pleton; also Dir., various corps.; retired, 1909.
Social service v^'ork, 1894-1904. Founder. Rob-
bins Library of Philosophy and Psychology,
Harvard, 1905. Formerly Chmn., Board Trus-
tees, Pub. Library and Chmn., Finance Com.
(Hamilton, Mass.), also Chmn., Visiting Com.
on Philosophy and Psychology, Harvard, and
Pres., Cecilia Soc. (Boston, Mass.). Curator
of Botany, Mus. of Natural History (Santa
Barbara, Calif.), 1926-33, also Curator of
Ornithology, 1932-33; Radio Speaker for con-
servation.

Publications: Bird Killing as a Method in
Ornithology, 1900; Love Poems (4 vols.),
1903-12; Poems of Personality (3 vols.), 1904-
19; Earlier Poems, 1913; Poems Domestic,
1919; Vegetation (essay), 1930; also various



es.says and crllicl.sms In phllo.sophy, also un-
published manuscript volume: Outline of a
General Aesthetics, ('ompo.scr of more than
150 songs, published 1922 and since.
Navy Record: In active service, Lieut. (J.g.),
Naval Reserve, U.S. Coast and overseas, 1917-
19.

Memberships: Amer. Phllos. Assn., Audubon
Soc, Amer. Legion, Vets. Foreign Wars, Mil.
Order World War. Clubs: Union (lio.ston).
Century (N.Y.), (former Mem.;; St. Botolph
(Boston), Harvard (Boston and Santa Bar-
bara), Authors' (Boston and N.Y.), Beverly
Yacht (Commodore), Manchester Yacht (Com-
modore), North East Harbor Fleet (Rear-
Commodore), Eastern Yacht, Corinthian
Yacht; various hunting clubs; Delta Kappa
Epsilon, Phi Beta Kai)pa.
Politics: Republican.

Home Address: North East Harbor, Me.; also
390 Picacho Lane, Montecito, Santa Barbara,
Calif. •



ROBBINS. Professor Wilfred William,
A.B., M.A., Ph.D.

Professor of Botany, Botanist in Experiment
Station and Head of Botany Division, Univer-
sity of California, Davis.

Born: Mendon (Ohio), May 11, 1884; s. of
Jennie Marie (Hussey) and Isham B. Robbins.
Education: High School (Huntington, Ind.);
Univ. of Colorado.

Degrees: A.B., 1907, M.A., 1909, Univ. of
Colorado; Ph.D., Univ. of Chicago, 1917.
Prof. Record: Instr in Biol., Colo., 1908-11;
Bot. and Forestry, Colorado Agr. Coll., 1911-
13; Asst. Prof., 1913-14, Prof, of Bot. and
Botanist, Exp. Sta., 1914-19; Plant Physiol-
ogist and Pathologist, Great Western Sugar
Co., 1919-21; Botanist, Office Cereal Inv.,
B.P.I., U.S.D.A., 1921-22; Assoc. Prof., 1922-
28, Prof., Bot., Univ. of Calif. (Davis),
1928—.

Publications: Botany of Crop Plants (Blakis-
ton, 3rd ed.), 1931; Sex in the Plant World
(Appleton-Century), 1933; Practical Problems
in Botany (Wiley). 1935; Plants Useful to
Man (2nd ed., Blakiston), 1937; Textbook of
General Botany (Wiley, 4th ed.), 1939; Ele-
Memberships: Sigma Xi, Alpha Zeta, Phi
Sigma.

Bus. Address: Univ. of California, Davis,

Calif.

ments of Botany (Wiley, 3rd ed.), 1940.

Home Address: 1 Oak Ave., Davis, Calif.



ROBERTS, Alexander Crippen,

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

President, San Francisco State College.

Born: Plainfield (la.), June 5, 1878; s. of

Cornelia Locey (Crippen) and Jesse MUes

Roberts.

Education: Grad., high sch. (Mason City, la.),

1896; grad., la. State Teachers Coll. (Cedar

Falls. la.), 1901; Univ. of Wis.; Univ. of

Wash.

Degrees: A.B., Univ. of Wis., 1906; M.A.,

1917, and Ph.D., 1922, Univ. of Wash.

Prof. Record: Teacher of country schs. (But-
ler Co., Iowa), 1896-98; Teacher, Grade Sch.
in Wisconsin Rapids (Wis.), 1898-99; Teacher,
High Sch. (Waverlv, la.), 1901-02; Supt.
Schs. (Marathon), 1902-04, Cresco, 1906-09,
Fairfield, 1909-10 (all in Iowa) ; Prin., High



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Sch (Everett, Wash.). 1910-18; Supt. Schs.
(Everett), 1918-20; Pres., State Normal Sch.
(Centralia, Wash.). 1920-21; Asso. Lecturer
and Prof, of Edn., Univ. of Wash., 1921-27
Dir Extension Service, 1924-27. Dean of
summer sch.. 1925-27; Served as Lecturer at
summer schs., Univ. of Wash., Univ. of Ore..
Cheney State Normal Sch., Univ. of Calif..
Univ of Tex., Univ. of So. Calif., Chico State
Coll , Fresno State Coll.; Lecturer in Second-
ary Edn., Univ. of Calif., 1928-29; Pres., San
Francisco State Coll.. since 1927.
Publications: Studies in Scholarship, 1924; Co-
Author of the following: The High School
Principal 1927; Extra-Class mid Intramural
Activities in High Schools, 1928; Principles of
American Secondary Education, 1932; Study
Guide in Secondary Education, 1933.
Me7nberships: Commonwealth, Rotary (San
Francisco); Mason; Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Del-
ta Kappa, Alpha Phi Gamma, Kappa Delta Pi.
Religion: Methodist.
Politics: Republican.

Bus. Address: San Francisco State Coll., San
Francisco, Calif.

H07ne Address: 320 Urbano Dr., San Fran-
cisco, Calif.

ROBERTS, Dorothea Klumpke.
B.Sc, D.Sc.

Astronomer.

Born- San Francisco (Calif.), Aug. 9, 1861;
d. of Dorothea Matilda (Tolle) and John Ger-
ard Klumpke.

Education: Schs. of San Francisco; Univ.
towns of Europe; Faculty of Sciences, Univ.
of Paris (France).

Degrees: Baccalau6at-&s-Sciences; Licenci<§e-
ds-Sciences, 1886, Docteur-6s-Sciences, 1893,
Faculty of Sciences, Univ. of Paris (France).
Married: Astronomer Isaac Roberts, Sc.D.,
F R S., F.R.A.S., s. of Roberts of Denbigh,
North Wales; in Uckfield (Sussex Co., Eng-
land), Oct. 17, 1901.

Prof. Record: Dr. Roberts' late husband,
Isaac Roberts, was a noted astronomer main-
taining a private observatory in England,
since his death she has become an independent
worker in the field of astronomy and has
gained considerable reputation for her work
and writing on astronomical matters; was
the first woman to be admitted to the Paris
Observatory as student, observer and transla-
tor of scientific memoirs into French; directed
the Bureau of Measurements of the Zones
alloted to the Obsvy. of Paris by the Intnl.
Committee (Photo. Charting of the Heavens).
Awards: Off icier d' Academic and Chevalier
de la Legion d'Honneur (France) ; Prix des
Dames (Societe Astronomique de France).
Memberships: Amer. Soc. of the French Le-
gion of Honor; Laurel Hall Club; Assn. of
the Pioneer Women of Calif. (San Francisco) ;
Astr. Soc. of the Pacific; Amer. Astr. Assn.;
F.R.A.S.; B.B.A.; Astr. Soc. of France.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Stars and flowers, sun and
clouds.

Home Address: 731 Fourteenth Ave., San
Francisco, Calif.

ROBERTS. Professor Eugene Lusk,

A.B., M.S.

Asso. Prof., Div. of Health, Phys. Edn. and

Edn., Univ. of So. Calif



Born: Provo City (Utah). May 13. 1880; s. of
Julia Maria (Lusk) and Wm. D. Roberts.
Education: Brigham Young Univ.; Univ. of
Utah; Wis. Univ.; Yale Univ.; Univ. of So.
Calif.

Degrees: A.B.. Brigham Young Univ., 1916;
M.S. (in Edn.), Univ. of So. Calif., 1936.
Married: Sytha, d. of Prof. James L. Brown,
in Salt Lake City (Utah), June 20, 1906; ch :
Selena (Mrs. Adams), Ruth (Mrs. Lusk),
Walter L.. Wm. Donald, Dorothy L. (Mrs.
Fletcher), James E., Gertrude, Sytha Jean.
Prof. Record: Taught in Elem. Schs. (Provo,
Utah) 1902-06; missionary work in Germany
and Switzerland, 1906-09; Instr., Yale Univ
Gymnasium, 1909-10; Dir., Phys. Edn and
Athletics, Brigham Young Univ., 1910-24;
Dir of Weber Gymnasium (Ogden, Utah),
1924-25; Teaching Fellow, Asst. Prof., and
at present Asso. Prof., Div. of Health, Phys.
Edn. and Edn., Univ. of So. Calif., since
1928; taught in summer sessions at several
universities.

Publications: Has written numerous feature
stories and prof, articles in newspapers and
magazines; published a few poems; was Sports
Columnist, Desert News (Salt Lake City), for
ten yrs.

Army Service: S.A.T.C. Officers Training
Camp, Presidio of San Francisco, summer,
1918.

Memberships: Pi Sigma Epsilon (natl. recre-
ation frat.. Past Natl. Pres.), Phi Kappa Phi
(natl. scholarship soc), Phi Delta Kappa
(natl. edn. honor soc). Pi Epsilon Theta
(natl. phil. honor soc.) ; Skull and Dagger.
Religion: Church of Jesus Christ, Latter Day
Saints.

Politics: Independent (mostly Democrat).
Recreations: Hiking, camping (initiated An-
nual Mt. Timpanogos Community Hike in
Utah — largest community mt. climb in Amer.,
5,000 hikers participate each summer).
Bus. Address: Univ. of Southern California,
Los Angeles, Calif.

Home Address: 4256 Angeles Vista Blvd.. Los
Angeles. Calif.



ROBERTSON. George Domville

Realtor; President. G. D. Robertson and Com-
pany.

Born: St. John (N.B., Canada), Sept. 8, 1880;
s. of Frances J. (Floyd; and Joseph D. Rob-
ertson.

Education: Schs. of St. John (N.B., Canada).
Married: Annie E., d. of James Davidson in
Gait (Canada), Dec. 25, 1902; ch.: George
Domville, Jr. and Frances Jean (Robertson)
Stephens; Grand Children: George D. Robert-
son III. Nancy Ann Robertson, Nyta Jo Rob-
ertson, Terry (Robertson) Stephens, Ann
(Robertson) Stephens.

Prof Record: President of G. D. Robertson
Co. (Beverly Hills, Calif.); Past-Pres.. Los
Angeles Realty Board.

Directorships: Dir., Western Federal Savings
and Loan Assn., Los Angeles Orthopaedic
Foundation; Honorary Pres., Calif. Real Es-
tate Assn.

Memberships: Wilshire Masonic Lodge No.
445- Soc Sons of the Revolution; La Fiesta
Assn. (Founder); Beverly Hills Shrine, Al



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Maliukah 'lemplf, Scottish lUto; I'hl Ka|)|)a

Psl.

Religion: Presbyterian.

Politics; Republican.

Bus. Address: Robort.son Builiiing, Wllshlre

and Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, Calif.

Home Address: 403 So. Serrano Ave., Los
Angeles, Calif. •

ROBERTSON, Professor G(eorge)
Ross. A.B., B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Asso. Prof, of Organic Chemistry, Unlv of

Calif., Los Angeles.

Born: Toronto (Ont), May 27, 1888; s. of

Katherine Georgina and George Robertson.

Education: Pomona Coll.; Univ. of Calif.;

Univ. of Chicago.

Degrees: A. B., Pomona Coll., 1909; B.S., Univ.

of Calif., 1911; M.S., 1919, and Ph.D., 1921,

Univ. of Chicago.

Married: Alice Esther, d. of George Donegan,

in Santa Monica (Calif.).

Prof. Record: Teacher, Riverside High Sch.

and Jr. Coll., 1911-18; Jr. Chemist, U.S. Pub.

Health Service, 1919-21; Mem., Faculty, Univ.

of Calif. (Los Angeles) since 1921, at present

in the capacity of Asso. Prof, of Organic

Chemistry.

Publications: Laboratory Practice of Organic

Chemistry (Macmillan), 1937; various papers

in journals of the Amer. Chemical Soc.

Meinberships: Gamma Alpha (grad. science).

Alpha Chi Sigma (chem.). Phi Beta Kappa,

Sigma Xi (science).

Religion: Congregational.

Politics: Independent.

Recreations: Gardening.

Bus. Address: Univ. of California, Los Ange-
les, Calif.

Home Address : 10639 Wellworth Ave., W. Los
Angeles, Calif.



ROBERTSON, Howard

Lawyer.

Born: Salt Lake City (Utah), July 31, 1877;
s. of Catherine Fraser (McComie) and R. H.
Robertson.

Education: Los Angeles pub. and pvt. schs.
Married: Florence M., d. of Ella (Saunders)
and James M. Clute, in Los Angeles (Calif.),
June 14, 1906; ch.: Dorothy (Mrs. Hiatt).
Prof. Record: Admitted to bar in Calif., Oct.
13, 1901; Deputy City Atty., 1905-11, Chief
Deputy Atty., 1911-13, First Asst. City Attv.,
1913-18; Pres., Water Pub. Service Commis-
sioners (Water & Power Comn.), Feb., 1918-
Feb., 1922; Mem. and Secy., Bd. of Gover-
nors, Los Angeles Museum of History, Sci-
ence, and Art, since 1910, and Dir. of same
from Apr., 1920 to Feb., 1921; was engaged in
many matters relating to construction of the
Los Angeles Aqueduct and in the early nego-
tiations resulting in the construction of the
Hoover Dam; has handled many matters of
considerable importance in his pvt. practice
in Los Angeles.

Directorships: Pres., Cooper Ornithological
Club; Treas. and Dir., Filtrol Co. of Calif.,
Metallytic Corp., Albanite Corp., and Process
Development Co.; Dir., Museum Associates.
Memberships: Amer. Bar Assn., Los Angeles
Bar Assn. ; San Diego Soc. of Natural History;



Ami-r. Ornithologists Union; Amor. H<x:. of
MammoliiKlsts; Athletic (Loh Angeles, Holly-
wu<>(l>, Pacific Coast and Ueauvlllc Clubs.
Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Zoology, botany, and mineralogy.
Bus. Address: Chas. C. Chapman Bldg., 756
So. Broadway, Los Angeles, Calif.

Home Address: 157 So. Wilton Dr., Los An-
geles, Calif. •

ROBERTSON. Lieut. Colonel Robert

James. U.S.Army, V.R.C., D.V.M.

Veterinary Inspector, U.S. Bur. of Animal
Industry.

Born: Hanford (Calif.), Mar. 18, 1894; s. of
Mary Elizabeth (Mason) and Andrew Robert-
son.

Education: Pub. schs. of Hanford (Calif.);
San Francisco Veterinary Coll.; spl. work at
Cornell Univ. in 1922.

Degrees: D.V.M., San Francisco Veterinary
Coll., 1917.

Married: Myrtle Maria, d. of S. A. Bergman
of Chicago (111.), in Bisbee (Ariz.), Mar. 12,
1919; ch. ; Muriel Roberta.
Prof. Record: Veterinary Officer, U.S. Armji
during World War I, 1917; practiced Vet-
erinary prof, in Richmond (Calif.); employed
by the U.S. Bur. of Animal Industry for the
past eighteen yrs. (six yrs. control and eradi-
cation of infectious and contagious diseases of
animals, twelve yrs. on meat inspection, four
and one-half of which have been in a super-
visorial capacity) .

Army Service: 2nd Lieut, and 1st Lieut., Vet
Corps, U.S. Army, 1917-19; Dec, 1919, apptd.
to the Vet Res. Corps as 1st Lieut.; promoted
to Capt., 1924, Major, 1929, and Lieut.
Colonel, 1935, which commn. he still holds.
Memberships: Square Post Amer. Legion;
Amer. Vet. Med. Assn.; Masons; Odd Fel-
lows; Eastern Star.
Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Democrat.
Recreations: All types of sports.
Bus. Address: U.S. Bureau of Animal Indus-
try, U.S. Post Office and Court House, Los
Angeles, Calif.

Home Address: 775 W. Patterson Ave., Glen-
dale, Calif. ♦



ROBINSON, Bestor, A.B., J.D.

Lawyer.

Born: Oakland (Calif.), Feb. 9, 1898; s. of

Sarah T. and Judge E. C. Robinson.

Education: Univ. of Calif.; Harvard Law

School.

Degrees: A.B., 1918, J.D., 1921. Univ. of
Calif.

Married: Florence, d. of Senator A. H. Breed
in Oakland (Calif.), 1925; ch.: Edward, Caro-
lyn, Merritt, Warren.

Prof. Record: Deputy City Atty. of Oakland,
1921-25; private practice there since 1925.

Navy Record: Ensign, U.S. Navy, during
World War I.

Religion: Protestant.

Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Skiing and mountaineering.



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Bus. Address: Financial Center Bldg., Oal<-
land. Calif.

Home Address: 4420 Bridgeview Dr., Oak-
land, Calif.

ROBINSON, C. Ray.. A.B., J.D.

Lawyer.

Born: Merced (Calif.:), Jan. 28, 1904; s. of
May (Kelley) and J. A. Robinson.
Education: Merced pub. schs.; Univ. of Calif.
Degrees: A.B., 1925, and J.D., 1929, Univ. of
Calif.

Married: Pauline, d. of E. P. Irwin, in Mer-
ced, Mar. 26, 1932; ch.: C. Ray, II.
Prof. Record: Admitted to Calif. Bar, 1929
and has been in pvt. practice of law since
then: City Atty., City of Atwater; Atty.,
Merced Irrigation Dist.; Former Assemblyman
and Floor Leader of tne Assembly; Chmn. of
the Rules Com.; admitted to U.S. Supreme
Court, 1938. Member, Board of Governors,
State Bar of California, elected 1940.
Directorships: Pres., East Coalinga Oilfields
Corp.

Metnberships: Merced Co. Bar Assn. (Pres.),
Amer Bar Assn., State Bar of Calif.; Elks,
Native Sons of the Golden West; Theta Upsi-
lon Omega, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Delta.
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Hunting and golf.
Bus. Address: Bank of America Bldg., Mer-
ced, Calif.
Home Address: Bear Creek Rd., Merced, Calif.

ROBINSON. Charles Hoxsey

Artist.

Born: Edwardsville (111.), Apr. 26, 1862; s. of
Mary E. (Weir) and Captain Joseph G. Rob-
inson.

Education: Washington Univ., Sch. of Arts
(St. Louis, Mo.).

Prof. Record: Has been an Art Teacher as
well as Painter since 1897; spent the last four
yrs as Art Dir., local WPA Recreation Cen-
ter- has exhibited at St. Louis Expositions,
Los Angeles, Seattle, Calif. State Fairs, State
Fair at Plioenix (Ariz.); had one-man exhibi-
tions at Claremont Hotel (Berkeley), Bakers-
field, Stockton, San Luis Obispo, Atascadero,
and other cities in Calif.

Memberships: Calif. Water Color (Los Ange-
les) ; Amer. Artists Prof. League; Independent
Order of Oddfellows.
Religion: Theosophist.
Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Wood carving, art metal work,
and gardening.
Home Address: Morro Bay, Calif. *

ROBINSON. Professor Charles Judson.

B.S., Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry, Pomona Coll.
Born: Woodford Co. (111.), Dec. 12, 1882; s.
of Elizabeth Belle (Vance) and James Edwin
Robinson.

Education: 111. Wesleyan Univ.; Johns Hop-
kins Univ.

Degrees: B.S., 111. Wesleyan Univ., 1903;
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Univ., 1906.



Married: Emma, d. of James W. Parker, m
Bloomington (111.), June 26, 1907; ch.: Nancy
R. (Mrs. Axelrod), Rosanna R. (Mrs. Mit-
chell), James V., Mary Alice, Patricia.
Prof. Record: Instr. in Chem. and Biochem.,
New York Univ. Medical Coll., 1906-09; Prof,
of Chem., Univ. of Louisville (Ky.), 1909-17;
Research Chem. (Saranac Lake, New York),
1917-20; Prof, of Chem., Des Moines Univ.,
1921-27; Prof, of Chem., Pomona Coll., since
1927.

Publications: Papers on camphor-oxalic acid,
phytin, etc.; patents on methods of breaking
emulsions.

Army Service: Capt., San. Corps of Med.
Dept., U.S. Army, Oct., 1918 to June, 1919
(Camp Dix, New Jersey).

Meynberships: Phi Gamma Delta, Gamma Al-
pha (grad. scientific), Theta Kappa Psi (med-
ical); Amer. Chemical Soc; Amer. Assoc, for
Adv. of Science.

Religion: Protestant (Community Church).
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Tennis and mountain hiking.
Bus. Address: Pomona Coll., Claremont, Calif.



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