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America; Healdsburg Recreation Com. (Chair
man) ; Healdsburg Chapter, Amer. Red Cross
(Chmn ) • Amer. Red Cross Disaster Pre-
na^nes^ Com and Chapter Vice-Pres.; Red-
K Impire Assn (Dir.); Healdsburg Ki-
wanis Boys and Girls Welfare Com. (Chmn.)
Religion: Jewish.
Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Fishing, and boys and girls work
activities.

Bus. Address: 321 West St., Healdsburg, Calif.
Home Address: 725 Fitch St.. Healdsburg,
Calif.



Married: Elsie Klein, in Cleveland (Ohio),
Sept. 22, 1909; ch.: Girard B., Jr.. and Ned
K.

Prof Record: Various subordinate engineer-
ing positions in New York, Brooklyn, Pitts-
burgh, 1902-05; Engineer in Charge, Butte
office, Westinghouse Electric & Mfg. Co.,
1905-12; Engineer in Charge, Western Mining
and Metallurgical Industries (same) with
headquarters at Salt Lake City, 1912-2C); Ad-
visory Engineer (same), on Mining, Metal-
lurgical, Petroleum, Cement and Lumber In-
dustries, with headquarters in San Francisco,
1920-27- Pac. Coast Industrial Mgr. (same),
with headquarters in San Francisco, 1928; Pa-
cific Coast Marine Mgr. (same), 1941—.
Memberships: A.F.&A.M., Scottish Rite; Com-
monwealth, Engineers of San Francisco, Uni-
versity, Jonathan, Washington Athletic, Lake
Merced Golf and Country, and Rio Del Mar
Country clubs.

Recreations: Golf, and fly fishing.
Bus. Address: 1 Montgomery St., San Fran-
cisco, Calif.

Home Address: 66 Santa Ana Ave.. San Fran-
cisco, Calif.



ROSENBERG, James LeRoy

Managing Editor, In^lewood Daily News.
Born- Soda Springs (Idaho), Nov. 11, 1898;
s. of Annie E. (Clifford) and James P.
Rosenberg. , ^. ^

Education: Kemmerer (Wyo.), and studied
law at Temple Univ.. Phila. (Pa.).
Married: Emily Eleanor, d of William M.
McPherson, in Kemmerer (Wyo.). Aug. 30.
1919; ch.: James LeRoy. Jr.
Bus Record: Publisher, Kemmerer Camera,
Rock Sprmgs. Rocket; City Editor, Sheridan
SaiZv Posf Editor, Salem (N.J.) Sunbeam;
W dwood N.J.) Leader; Southern New Jer-
sey Correspondent, New York Times; N.J.
correspondent, Philadelphia ^«em«3 Bulle-
thi- Gen Mgr., N.J. Press, Wildwood (N.J.) ,
Frtito^ kinston North Carolina Morning
IfX' Editor Managing Editor, Inglewood
(Calif.) Daily News.

Directorships: Treas. and Dir.. Centinela Val-
ley Boys' and Girls' Summer Camp.
Publications- Pageant. 250th Anniversary
|:«t"orQuintoH,'z..J. 1923;Pageant-dmm^^^
Romance of Centinela Springs, 1932, History
of Inglewood, 1939.

War Record: Served with Amer. Expedition-
ary Forces in France and England, 1917-l».
Memberships: Sigma Delta Chi; Kiwan^is Club
(Past Pres.); American Legion (Past Post
Commander) .
Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Swimming, hiking, aviation.
Bus. Address: 123 No. La Brea Ave., Ingle-
wood, Calif.

Home Address: 204 W. Hardy St.. Inglewood.
Calif.

ROSENBLATT. Girard B., E.E.

Electrical Engineer; Pacific Coast Industrial
and Marine Manager. Westinghouse Electric
and Manufacturing Company.
Born: New York City (N.Y.), June 23, 1881.
Education: Sachs Collegiate Institute and Co-
lumbia University.



ROSENBLUM, Arthur. LL.B.

Lawyer.

Born: Minneapolis (Minn.), Apr. 15, 1888; s.
of Sarah (Marowitz) and Henry Rosenblum.
Education: Elementary and high school,
Omaha (Neb.); Creighton Univ. (Jesuit) Coll.
of Law (Omaha).

Degrees: LL.B., Creighton Univ., 1912.
Married: Rose, d. of Rosa and Daniel Berg-
man, in Papillion (Neb.), July 13, 1915.
Prof. Record: Deputy Co. (DisL) Atty.
(Omaha), 1919-23; Spl. Dep. City Prosecutor
(Los Angeles). 1927-30; now practicing law
in Los Angeles, specializing in life, health, and
accident insurance law; has spoken before a
number of bar assns. and life insurance or-
ganizations in Los Angeles and environs on
life insurance law.

Publications: Articles on life insurance law
published in Los Angeles Herald-Express, Los
Angeles Daily Jour^ial, Life Association News.
Home Office Magazine, and State Bar Journal
(Calif.).

Memberships: Modern Woodmen of Amer ,
Woodmen of the World; Blue Lodge Masons
Scottish Rite (So. jurisdiction), Shrine; B nai
B'rith; Delta Theta Phi.
Religion: Jewish.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Bridge, walking, and traveling.
Bus. Address: 403 W. Eighth St., Los An-
geles, Calif.

Home Address: 1144 So. Cochran. Los An-
geles, Calif.

ROSENCRANTZ. Esther. A.B., M.D.

Physician; Associate Professor of Medicine.

University of California Medical School.

Born: San Francisco (Calif.).

Education: Leland Stanford Junior Univ. and

Johns Hopkins Univ.

Degrees: A.B., Leland Stanford Jr. Univ.,

1899 and M.D., Johns Hopkins Univ., 1904.

Prof Record: Interne, N.Y. Infirmary for

Women and Children, 1905-06; Student,



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Hronipton Hospital for Consumption and Dis-
eases of the Chest, litOli-OT; Research Worker,
Pasteur Inst. (Lille and Paris), .1910-11; Jle-
seareh Worker (.Switzerland), Inst. Spltal
Berne, IDl'J; Medical Staff, Univ. of Calif.,
191.'!; AttendlnR Phvslclun, San Francisco
Hosp.: In charge of Univ. of Calif. Tubercu-
losis Wards, 1913-37; Consultant, San Luis
Obispo Co. Tuberculosis Sanltorium, 1935-10;
Consultant In Tuberculosis, Univ. of Calif.
Hosp.; Lecturer, History of Medicine and Bib-
liography, Univ. of Calif. Med Sch.
PtMications: Has written several articles
pub. In scientific journals.
War Record: Red Cross commission to Italy.
Awards: Decorations of Royal Italian Army
by Italian government.

Memberships: Alpha Epsilon Iota: Women's
Athletic Club (San Francisco).
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Bibliography; travel; archaeol-
ogy.

Bus. Address: Second and Parnassus Ave.,
San Francisco, Calif.

Hoyne Address: 1656 Taylor St., San Fran-
cisco, Calif.

ROSENHEIM, Alfred Faist. F.A.I.A.

Architect.

Burn: St. Louis (Mo.), June 10, 1859; s. of
Mathilda (Ottenheimer) and Morris Rosen-
heim.

Education: Hassel's Inst., Frankfort-on-the-
Main (Ger.), 1872-74; Washington Univ., St.
Louis. 1874-79; Mass. Inst, of Tech., 1879-81.
Married: (1) Frances Graham (Wheelock)
(dec. Apr. 23, 1931), Sept. 30, 1884; (2)
Ruth R. (Salmons), June 10, 1935.
Prof. Record: In offices Of various archi-
tects in Boston, 1881-84; asso. with Maj.
Francis D. Lee (widely Icnown architect of
St. Louis) until his death, 1885, succeeding
to his business; practiced on own account in
St. Louis and other cities, 1886-1903: moved
to Los Angeles, 1903: asso. with Austin &
Ashley, 1926-35; architect for the H. W. Hell-
man Bldg., Hamburger Dept. Store (now May
Co.). Second Church of Christ Scientist, Se-
curity Bank, Merchants Natl. Bank, Los An-
geles Brewery, pub. schs. and many pvt. resi-
dences, notably those of E. L. Doheny, Jud-
son C. Rives, Robert Marsh, E. W. Britt, A.
J. McQuatters, C. Leonardt, John Howze, and
James B. True; since 1935 reopened offices.

Meinberships : Fellow, Amer. Inst. Architects,
since 1889 (former ijir.); So. Calif. Chapter
A. I. A. (three times Pres.); Archt. League
Pacific Coast (twice Pres.); Fine Arts League
of Los Angeles (E.x-Pres., Secy.); Municipal
Art Commn. (Past Pres., Secy., and Mem.,
since 1928) ; Mus. of History, Science, and Art
(Mem. Bd. of (3ovs. for ten yrs.), etc.

B^ls. Address: Chamber of Commerce Bldg.,
Los Angeles, Calif.

Home Address: 5408 Victoria Ave., Los An-
geles, Calif. *

ROSING. Vladimir

Opera Director.

Born: St. Petersburg (now Leningrad, Rus-
sia), Jan. 23, 1890; s. of Zinaida and Serge
Rosing.

Education: Univ. of St. Petersburg and The
First Gymnasium; studied singing: St. Peters-
burg, Paris, London.



Married: Viki, d. of Walter Campbell, in
Brighton (Eng.); ch.: Val and Diana.
I'rof. Record: Made operatic debut in St.
Petersburg at the Musical Drama Opera
House, 1912; London debut, Albert Hall, 1913;
concerts in London, Parl.s, Berlin, Bru.ssels,
Madrid, New York, Boston, Chicago, San
Francisco and all major cities of England and
America, 1914-23; invited to organize and
direct opera, Eastman Music School (Roches-
ter, N.Y.), 1923-27; formed the American
Opera Co., 1927, presenting the Company at
the Theatre Guild; the Company toured all
principal cities of America; President Hoover
endorsed them in 1930; financial depression
dissolved them in 1933; invited to broadcast
in England, 1935; production of Rivals, 1936;
with Mme. V. deVilliers Graeff and Albert
Coates formed English Opera Co., Covent
Garden, 1937-38; Producing Dir., Covent Gar-
den (London), 1939; with Mme. Graeff and
Albert Coates formed the So. Calif. Opera
Assn., first performance. May 7, 1940, Phil-
liarmonic Auditorium in Los Angeles, Faust;
also, author of several plays.
Awards: St. Sava V (Serbian).
Religion: Greek Orthodox.
Recreations: Bridge, tennis, skating, riding.
Home Address: 2485 Gower St., Hollywood,
Calif. •

ROSS, Professor Floyd Hiatt,

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

Educator; Assistant Professor of Religion,
Graduate School of Religion, University of
Southern California.

Born: Indianapolis (Ind.), Jan. 19, 1910; s.
of Anna (Hiatt) and Roy M. Ross.
Education: Arsenal Technical High School
(Indianapolis) ; Butler Univ. (same) ; North-
western Univ.; Garrett Seminary: Yale Univ.
Degrees: A.B., Butler Univ., 1930; M.A.,
Northwestern Univ., 1933; B.D., Garrett
Sem., 1933; Ph.D., Yale Univ., 1935.
Married: Mary Louise, d. of Bruce Shields, in
Indianapolis (Ind.), June 17, 1934.
Prof. Record: Instr. in Religion, Southern
Methodist Univ., 1935-36; Prof, of Philosophy
and Religion, Iowa W^esleyan Coll., 1936-40;
Asst. Prof, of Religion, Univ. of So. Calif.,
1940—.

Publications: Personalism and the Problem of
Evil (Yale Univ. Press), 1940.
Memberships: Phi Kappa Phi; Amer. Philo-
sophical Assn.; Masons.
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Independent.

Bus. Address: Univ. of Southern California,
Los Angeles, Calif.

Other Address: Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes
Estates, Calif.

ROSS, Professor Frank Elmore,

B.S., Ph.D., F.R.A.S.

Prof, of Astronomy, University of Chicago
(retired).

Born: San Francisco (Calif.), Apr. 2, 1874;
s. of Katherine (Harris) and Daniel W. Ross.
Education : Univ. of Calif.
Degrees: B.S., 1896, and Ph.D., 1901, Univ.
of Calif.

Married: Anna, d. of Rev. O. H. Lee, in Mil-
waukee (Wis.), Aug. 21, 1939; ch. : Robert,
Alan, and Barbara.



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Prof. Record: Devoted life endeavor to astron-
omy, scientific photography, and lens design,
and is at present optical designer for the 2U0-
inch Palomar telescope.

Memberships: U.S. Natl. Acad.; Fellow, Royal
Astronomical Soc. (Great Britain).
Religion: Unitarian.
Politics: Democrat.
Recreations: Tennis.

Bus. Address: Mt. Wilson Observatory, Pasa-
dena, Calif.

Hoyne Address: I600 Loma Vista, Pasadena,
Calif.

ROSS., Leonard Q. (see ROSTEN, Leo
Calvin)

ROSS. Professor Thurston Howard,

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

Business Educator; Prof, and Chmn., Dept.

of Management, Dir., Bur. of Bus. Research,

and Dir., School of Merchandising, Univ. of

So. Calif.

Born: Richmond (Ind.), Oct. 25, 1894; s. of

Louise Emma (.Busch) and Thomas Edwin

Ross.

Education: Otterbein Coll.; Univ. of Calif and

Univ. of So. Calif.

Degrees: B.S., Otterbein Coll., 1917; M.B.A.,

1922, and Ph.D., 1924, Univ. of So. Calif.

Married: Bertha, d. of Edward Corl, in Find-
lay (Ohio), Sept. 25, 1920; ch.: Thurston
Howard, Jr.

Prof. Record: Instr. of Industrial Mgmt.,
Univ. of Calif. (Los Angeles), 1921-22; Instr.,
Univ. of So. Calif., 1922-24; Asst. Prof.,
1924-26, Asso. Prof., 1926-28, Prof, and
Chmn., Dept. of Mgmt. since 1928, Dir., Bur.
of Bus. Research since 1930, and Dir., Sch. of
Merchandising, Univ. of So. Calif.
Publications: Real Estate Appraisal, 1927;
Some Economic Aspects of Urban Land Val-
uation; Editor, Southern California Business
Review.

Army Service: Lieut., U.S. Army, 1917-19.
Memberships: Amer. Soc. M e c h. Engrs.,
Amer. Inst. Real Estate Appraisers, Amer.
Mgmt. Assn. (councilor) ; Blue Key, Skull
and Dagger; Alpha Kappa Psi, Beta Gamma
Sigma, Alpha Delta Sigma, Phi Beta Kappa,
Phi Kappa Phi; Amer. Legion; Mason; En-
gineers, Univ. (Los Angeles).
Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Republican.

Bits. Address.- Univ. of Southern California,
Los Angeles, Calif.

Home Address: 3682 Fairland Blvd., Los An-
geles, Calif. *

ROSS. Verne Ralph, A.B., M.A., Ed.D.

Vice-Prin., Covina Union High Sch., and

Prin., Covina Evening High Sch.

Born: Donnellson (111.), May 24, 1885; s. of

Cornelia A. (Foster) and Milton C. Ross.

Education: Donnellson High School (grad.

1902) ; James Millikan Univ. (Decatur) ; Univ.

of 111.; Univ. of So. Calif.

Degrees: A.B., James Millikan Univ., 1908;

M.A., Univ. of 111., 1909; Ed.D., Univ. of

So. Calif., 1931.

Married: Isabel (dec. 1936), d. of Mary L.



and Oscar Bumgarner, in Magnolia (111.),
June, 1909; ch.: Dr. Joseph F., Virginia L.
Prof. Record: Prin., Village Schs., Donnell-
son (111.), 1904-05; Fellow in Chem., Univ.
of 111., 1908-09; Teacher of Science, Citrus
Union High Sch. (Azusa, Calif.), 1909-11;
Chemist, Los Alamitos Sugar Co., 1911;
Teacher of Science, Covina Union High Sch.
(Covina, Calif.), 1911-21; Chemist, Arthur R.
Mass Co. (Los Angeles), 1919; Grad. Stu. in
Edn., Univ. of So. Calif., 1925-31; Vice-Prin.,
Covina Union High Sch., 1921-40; and Prin.,
Covina Evening High Sch., 1932-40; was ex-
change Asst. Prin., Technical High Sch.
(Springfield, Mass.), 1937-38.
Publications: Has written numerous ednl. and
scientific articles for such journals as Jour-
nal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Adult
Education, Journal of Chem.ical Education,
etc.

Memberships: Calif. Congress of Parents and
Teachers (elected life mem., 1938); Rotary;
Phi Delta Kappa.
Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations Fishing, photography, and camp-
ing.

Bus. Address: Citrus Ave. and Puente St.,
Covina, Calif.

Home Address: 471 E. Badillo St., Covina,
Calif.



ROSS, William Garner

Escrow Officer and Asst. Mgr., Calif. Bank.
Born: Astoria (Ore.), Feb. 20, 1890; s. of
Etta L. (Mitchell) and William J. Ross.
Education: Washington High School, Port-
land (Ore.); Univ. of Ore.
Married: Royala Loomis, in Portland, Aug. 7,
1913; ch.: William B., and Clayton L.
Bus. Record: Chief Clerk, Bradstreets (Port-
land, Ore.) and Spokane (Wash.); Credit
Mgr., Exchange Natl. Bank (Spokane) ;
Treas., and later Vice-Pres.-Mgr., City Natl.
Bank (Spokane) ; Mgr., and later Escrow Of-
ficer and Asst. Mgr., Calif. Bank (Bell,
Calif.) which position he now holds; City
Treas., Bell.

Memberships: Kiwanis; Masons.
Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Photography and fishing.
Bus. Address: 4476 Gage Ave., Bell, Calif.
Home Address: 6419 Pine Ave., Bell, Calif.*



ROSS-de RIVER, Jessie

Playwright, Poet, Radio Writer.
Exec. Dir., Reginald Travers Sch. of the
Theatre.

Born: Toronto (Can.; Citizen. U.S.A.), Mar.
13; d. of Annie Florence (McPhee) and Sam-
uel Ross.

Education: Humberside Collegiate Inst. (To-
ronto, Can.); Columbia U. (New York); U.
of Calif. (Berkeley) ; dramatic study with
Mme. Emelle Melville (San Francisco).
Literary Record: Asso. Ed. The Wasp, 1933;
edited poetry page; Writer of feature articles,
book reviews, and column, "Along Broad-
way," in The Wasp; has directed and pro-
duced own plays on stage and radio; Chmn.
Program and Publicity, 1930-1932, and Chmn.
Symphony Fund., 1931; Nat. League Amer.



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Pen Women (S:m I'M-aiiclsco Hr. i ; Chnin,, I'ro-
gram aiul Publicity, and Chmn. of By-Luws
Com., LeaKUo of Western Writers (San Fran-
cisco Chapter), li):«J-.U ; Chmn., Lit., Papyrus
Club, lil.U-.'i'J; Corr. .Secy., l!Ki8-40, and
Chmn. of Drama, li).!(;-;)9, Nat. League of
Amer. Pen Women (S. K. Br.); Corr. Secy,
and Chmn., Hv-Laws Com., Pan Amer.
League (S. F. Br.), l<):W-40: arranged first
broadcast (half hour) to Latin Amer. for the
Pan Amer. f.eaguo (S.F. Branch), and first
broadcast from Pacific House, Treasure
Island, World's Fair, 1940; Author of plays:
Greater Love. Blood Will Tell. The Star Wit-
ness, The Singing Bridgeman, Happy Pension
Day, The Way of a Man With a Maid, Smiling
Masks, A Comedy of Terrors, False Dawn,
Autumn Gold, etc.; Author of verse pub. in
American Literary Association Anthology
(edited by Clara Catherine Prince), Paebar
Anthology, New World Anthology, etc., and
in various newspapers and mags, in U.S. and
Can.; her poem, The Spirit of Thirty-Three,
is in Pres. Roosevelt's own scrapbook; is now
a Playwright, Poet, Radio Writer.
Directorships: Exec. Dir., Reginald Travers'
Sch. of the Theatre (San Francisco) ; Reg.
Radio Chmn., Southwestern Territory, and
Chmn., Radio Sec. (S.F.Br.), Natl. League
of Amer. Pen Women, Inc. (Washington,
D.C.).

Awards: First prize. The Star Witness, three-
act play, Nat. League of Amer. Pen Women,
nat. drama contest; spl. hon. mention, A
Comedy of Terrors, Nat. League of Amer.
Pen Women, nat. contest; first prize, radio
play, The Way of a Man with a Maid, Nat.
League of Amer. Pen Women (S.F. Br.).
Me^nberships: Nat. League of Amer. Pen
Women, Inc. (San Francisco); Calif. Writers'
Club; Mem., Play or r'ageant Com. and Regis-
tration Com., Writers Conf. of the West, spon-
sored by Calif. Writers (Oakland), 1941;
Pan Amer. League (s>an Francisco Br.); No.
Calif. Drama Assn.; The Calif. Poets; San
Francisco Club, and Memorial Museum; Berk-
eley Play makers.

Recreations: The theater, reading plays, phi-
losophy, psychology, and Persian poetry; and
strolling in the moonlight.
Home Address: 621 Taylor St., San Fran-
cisco, Calif. *

ROSSI, Angelo Joseph

Mayor of San Francisco.

Born: Volcano (Calif.), Jan. 22, 1878; s. of
Maddalena (Gueiroloi and Angelo Rossi.
Education: Public grammar and night schools
only.

Degrees: LL.D. (hon.), Univ. of San Fran-
cisco, 1935.

Married: Grace (Allen) in San Francisco,
1902; ch.: Clarence A.; Eleanor (Mrs. Henry
Morris) ; and Rosamund (Mrs. John Cleese) .
Prof. Record: Began career as an errand boy
in 1887, employee, then Partner and Owner,
and is now Senior Partner, Angelo J. Rossi
Floral Co., Inc.; was Founder and later Pres.,
San Francisco Down Town Assn. ; Playground
Commissioner, 1914-21 ; Supervisor of City and
Co. of San Francisco, 1921-25, 1929-31;
Mayor, City and Co. of San Francisco since
1931.

Directorships: Pres., Dante Hospital.
Awards: From Nicaragua, Presidential Medal
of Honor; Italy, Grande Officiale della Co-
rona d'ltalia; France, Off icier. Legion d'Hon-
neur.



I\li'inh(r.ihi//n: Native .Sons of the (Jolden West,
Knights of Columbus, Moose, Sons of Italy,
Elks, Olympic (.San Francisco).
Religion: Catholic.
Politics: Republican.

Bus. Address: City Hall, San Francisco,
Calif.; Angelo J. Rossi Floral Co., Inc., 45
Grant Ave., San Francisco, Calif.
Home Address: 24H6 Union St., .San Fran-
cisco, Calif. *

ROSSITER. Frederick McGee.

B.S., M.D., L.R.C.P., M.R.C.S.
Author.

Born: Elmore (Ohio), Mar. 12, 1870; s. of
Jennie (McGee) and Samuel G. Rossiter.
Education: Battle Creek Coll. (Mich.); Rush
Med. Coll.; Univ. of Pa.; London Univ.
Degrees: B.S., Battle Creek Coll., 1893; M.D.,
Rush Med. Coll., 1896; M.D., Univ. of Penna.,
1897; L.R.C.P., and M.R.C.S., London Univ.,
1920.

Married: Mary (Henry) (dec), Dec. 29, 1897;
ch.: Henry, Margaret (Mrs. J. H. White).
Prof. Record: Mem., Staff, Battle Creek
Sanitarium, 1897-1902; gen. practitioner,
1902-28; Prof, of Medicine, Coll. of Med.
Evangelists (Los Angeles), 1922-26; since 1926
has been interested in writing.
Publications: Practical Guide to Health, 1909;
The Romance of a Living Temple, 1924; The
Torch of Life or Key to Sex Harmony, 1932;
The Doctor Goes to See; Health for Today;
Contbr. to magazines.

Home Address: 407 So. Kenmore Ave., Los
Angeles, Calif.

ROSTEN. Leo Calvin. Ph.B., Ph.D.
(Leonard Q. Ross)

Government Defense Worker; Head of Motion
Picture Section, Div. of Information, Natl.
Defense Commn.

Born: Lodz (Poland), April 11, 1908; s. of
Ida (Freundlich) and Samuel C. Rosten.
Education: Univ. of Chicago; London Sch. of
Economics and Political Science.
Degrees: Ph.B., 1930, and Ph.D., 1937, Univ.
of Chicago.

Married: Priscilla, d. of Emily (Fogg) and
Prof. Edward S. Mead, in Chicago (111.),
1935; ch.: Philip.

Prof. Record: Was brought to U.S. when two
yrs. old; has been an Author and Political
Scientist in the following capacities: Re-
search, Univ. of Chicago, 1934; Research
Staff, President's Com. on Administrative
Mgmt., 1935; Fellow, Social Science Research
Council, 1935-36; Writer for motion pictures,
1937 ; Recipient of grant from Carnegie
Corpn., 1938, and Rockefeller Foundation
(through Amer. Film Center), 1939; Dir.,
Motion Picture Research Project (Hollv^vood,
Calif.), 1938-40; Head of the Motion Picture
Section, Div. of Information, Natl. Defense
Commn. (Washington, D.C.), 1940.

Publications: The Education of H*y*m*a*n
K*a*p*l*a*n, The Washington Correspondents,
The Strangest Places, Dateline: Europe, Ad-
venture in Washington.

Awards: Comwlth. Club Silver Medal, 1937.

Memberships: Natl. Press; Amer. Acad, of
Political and Social Science; Natl. (Geographic
Soc. ; Phi Beta Kappa; Amer. Political Sci.
As.sn.



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Politics: Democrat.

Recreati07is : Photography, chess, and bad-
minton.

Bus. Address: Natl. Defense Commn., Wash-
ington, D.C.

Hoitie Address: 10440 Lorenzo Place, Cheviot
Hills, Los Angeles, Calif.



Amer.; Pi Kappa Phi, Psi Chapter.

Religion: Protestant.

Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Gardening and bridge.

Bus. Address: Mills Coll., Oaltland, Calif.

Home Address: 1548 Fernwood Dr., Oakland,

C&lit. •



ROTH, Lester William. LL.B.

Lawyer; Mem., Mitchell, Silberberg, Roth &

Knupp.

Born: New York City, Apr. 5, 1895; s. Of

Anna (Kornfield) and Herman Max.

Education: Univ. of So. Calif.

Degrees: LL.B., Univ. of Co. Calif., 1916.

Married: Gertrude Frances, d. of Phillip
Freedman, in Brooklyn (New York), July
7, 1926; ch.: Harlan Charles, and Eleanor
Lois.

Prof. Record: Pvt. practice of law, 1916-20;
with Lissner, Roth & Gunter, 1921-31; Judge,
Calif. Superior Court, 1931-36; Justice Pro
Tem, Dist. Court of Appeals, Jan., 1935, to
resignation, Oct., 1936; with Mitchell, Silber-
berg, Roth & Knupp, in practice of law, since
Oct. 1, 1936.

Navy Service: Second Lieut., U.S.Marine
Corps., 1918-19.

Directorships: Trustee, Cedars of Lebanon
Hosp.; Dir., Federation of Jewish Welfare;
Dir., Los Angeles Jewish Commun. Council.
Memberships: B'nai B'rith (Past Pres.); Los
Angeles Sanatorium and Ex-patients Home
(Past Pres.); Mem., Los Angeles Bar Assn.,
State Bar of Calif.; Jonathan Club (Los An-
geles) .

Religion: Jewish.
Recreations: Tennis, and horseback riding.

Bus. Address: Roosevelt Bldg., Los Angeles,
Calif.

Home Address: 520 So. Irving Blvd., Los An-
geles, Calif.



ROTUNDA, Professor Dominic Peter.

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

Educator; Asso. Prof, of Spanish and Ital-
ian, Mills College.

Born: Naples (Italy), June 11, 1895; s. of
Adele (Rubinacci) and Louis M. Rotunda.
Education: Cornell Univ.; Ohio State Univ.;
Univ. of Calif.

Degrees: A.B., Cornell Univ., 1918; M.A.,
Ohio State Univ., 1924; Ph.D., Univ. of Calif.,
1928.

Married: Bess, d. of Niles A. Colman, In
Oakland (Calif.), 1933.

Prof. Record: At Mills Coll. since 1929, at
present in the capacity of Asso. Prof.
Publications: De Amicis, Cuore (with O. H.
Moore) (D. C. Heath & Co.); several yearly
articles in professional journals; Motif-Index
of the Italian Novella of the Renaissance (in
press) Univ. of Ind. Press.
Navy Service: Ensign, U.S. Navy, 1918-19;
Naval Res. until 1922.



Memberships: Modern Language Assn. of



ROUNER. Vernon Chipman

City Judge.

Born: Grass Valley (Calif.), Jan. 19, 1901;
s. of Delia May (Nash) and Claude T. Rouner,
Sr. (pioneers, born in Calif., 1855 and 1860
respectively).

Education: Pittsburg pub. schs.; Riverview
Union High Sch., Antioch; Stockton Coll. of
Commerce.

Married: Marie Charlotte, d. of Mary (Met-
ten) and Fred H. Heidorn, Sr., in Sacramento
(Calif.), Aug. 17, 1929; ch.: Robert Vernon.
Prof. Record: Chief Asst., Redwood Mgrs. Co.
(Pittsburg, Calif.) 1922-29; Real Estate Brok-
er and Ins. Agent (Pittsburg), since 1929;
Deputy Assessor of Contra Costa Co., and
Deputy Clerk of Contra Costa County; is at
present. City Judge of Pittsburg.
Directorships: Secy., Bus. Men's Assn. (Pitts-
burg) .

Religion: Congregational.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Amateur photography, and trav-
eling.

Bus. Address: 601 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg,



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