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Calif.

Other Address: Route No. 2, Hidden Valley,
Southbury, Conn.

SEAGER, Marguerite Laura. A.B., B.S.

Head Cataloguer, Santa Monica Pub. Libr.
Born: Detroit (Mich.i, 1910; d. of Marguerite
(Goodell) and Schuyler F. Seager.
Education: Polytechnic Elem. Sch. (Pasadena,
Calif.); Westeridge Sch. for Girls (Pasa-
dena) ; Mills Coll. (Oakland) ; Columbia Univ.
(N.Y.).



Degrees: A.B., Mills Coll., 1931; B.S., Col-
umbia Univ., 1932.

Prof. Record: Jr. Reference Asst., Queens-
borough Pub. Libr. (Jamaica, N.Y.), June-
Dec. 1932; Libr., Donald Dickey Mem. Libr.
of Vertebrate Zoology, Calif. Inst, of Tech.
(Pasadena), 1933-34; Jr. Cataloguer, Los
Angeles Co. Pub. Libr., 1934-36; Head Cata-
loguer, Santa Monica Pub. Libr. (Calif.) since
Aug., 1936.

Recreations: Horseback riding, swimming
and badminton.

Bus. Address: Santa Monica Public Library,
11141/2 Fifth St., Santa Monica, Calif.
Home Address: 574 La Loma Rd., Pasadena,
Calif. *

SEAGOE, Professor May V..

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

Asst. Prof, of Education, Univ. of Calif., Los
Angeles.

Born: Pomona (Calif.), 1906; d. of Ada
(Phillips) and George J. Seagoe.
Education: Pomona High School; Univ. of
Calif. (Los Angeles) ; Stanford Univ.
Degrees: Ed.B., Univ. of Calif., 1929; M.A.,
1931, and Ph.D., 1934, Stanford Univ.
Prof. Record: Teacher, Los Angeles City
Schs., 1925-28; Counselor, same, 1928; Coun-
selor and Dir. of Research, Garvey Sch. Dis-
trict., 1928-39; Spl. Advisor, Carnegie Guid-
ance Experiment (Pasadena, Calif.), 1934-
38; on Faculty, Sch. of Edn., Univ. of Calif.
(Los Angeles), since 1935, now in the capacity
of Asst. Prof, of Edn.

Publications: Various articles in ednl. and
psychological journals.

Memberships: Pi Lambda Theta, Pi Gamma
Mu; various profnl. organizations.
Politics: Independent.
Recreations: Music.

Bms. Address: Univ. of California, Los An-
geles, Calif.

SEARCH. Frederick Preston

Composer; Violoncellist; Conductor.
Bom; Pueblo (Colo.), July 22, 1889; s. of
Margaret (Fitzgerald) and Preston Willis
Search.

Education: Schools in U.S., Switzerland and
Germanv; New England Conservatory and
Cincinnati College of Music; Royal Conserva-
tory (Leipzig), post-grad, course; studied cello
with Braschawanoff (Weimar), Adamowski
(Boston), Mattioli (Milan), Rogovoy (Cincin-
nati), Klengel (Leipzig); harmony and com-
position with Max Reger and Gustav Schreck;
orchestration with Richard Ho f man.
Married: Opal Piontkowski, Feb. 27, 1923.
Prof Record: Has appeared in recitals in
leading cities of U.S. and Europe; Member,
Gewandhaus Orchestra (Leipzig), 1910-11; First
Cellist, Amer. Symphony Orchestra (Chicago),
1915-16- Mus. Dir., Forest Theatre Summer
Festivals and Western Drama Original Plays
(Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif.), 1914, 1915, 1916,
1918 1919- Dir., orchestra, Hotel Del Monte
(Del Monte, Calif.), 1920-32; Supervisor of
Orchestra, Band and Chorus, Monterey Coun-
ty High School, 1927-29; concert tour of U.S.,
1932-34; Pres., Musical Arts Club of Mon-
terey, 1933; Member, San Francisco Sinfon-
ietta Orchestra; Bandmaster, Fed. Symphonic
Band of San Francisco; Supervisor, Works
Progress Adm. Project for Composers and
Arrangers; Conductor of San Francisco-Inter-
nat. Band, 1939-40.



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Dii-fcidishiim: .S:iii l''r.nicl.sco Intornut. Arts
Kouiidatloii.

Comi>()situ)ns: I''csliv<cl Overture, played at
San Francisco Expn., 1915; tii.rth Hiring
Quartet in I) Minor (first performed Aug.,
1932, at Curmel-by-the-Sea) ; CcUd Concerto
in A Minor (Aug., 19.3.'j, Carmel-by-the-Sea) ;
Romantic Symphony in D Major; Second Sym-
phony in O Minor; Symphonic Poem and Suite
Fantastique; Exhilaration Overture; Sweet
Dreams; Aniara; Valae d' Amour; Aria; Min-
uet; Berceuse; Tangiers; Under the Cypress
Trees; Rhapsodic Fantastique; Romance; Ori-
ental Dance; Sextet in F Minor (winning num-
ber in 1934 competition of Soc. for Publication
of American Music, etc. ; Two California Sym-
phonic Poems — The Dream of McKorkle and
'''he Roan Stallion; The Bridge Builders for
soloists, chorus, and symphony orchestra in
celebration of completion of Golden Gate
Bridge, first performance, the composer con-
ducting, San Francisco, 1938; Romantic Over-
ture in G Minor for symphonic band.
Navy Record: Enlisted, 1st Musician, U.S.N.
R.F.; called to service, Feb. 15, 1918; ap-
ptd. Commdr., Mare Island Orchestra; trans,
to regular Navy, Sept. 25; Bandmaster, Mare
Island Naval Training Sta., Band of 74
musicians; discharged, March, 1919.
Memberships: Amer. Composers Alliance; Nat.
Assn. for Amer. Composers and Conductors;
The Soc. of Native Amer. Composers (Los
Angeles); The Nat. Bronze Turkey Club;
Amer. Legion.

Home Address: 66 Mill St., San Francisco,
Calif.



SEARLES, Anna Hawley

Literary Critic and Chmn. of Research Staff,
Institute of Character Research, Univ. of So.
Calif.

Born: Norwich (Vt.), Sept. 8, 1898; d. of
Helen Jay (Bachelder) and Frederick Wood-
man Hawley.

Education: Damrosch Inst, of Mus. Art,
Columbia Univ. ; James Millikin Univ. ; State
Univ. of Iowa.

Married: Herbert Leon, s. of Annie Victoria
(Long) and Hanford Searles, in New York
City, June 15, 1918; ch.: Herbert Hawley (b.
1921) .

Prof. Record: Asst. to Student Pastor for
Presby. Students at the State Univ. of Iowa,
1918-25; Iowa State Secy, for Young People,
Presby. Church ; taught courses in religious
edn. for college freshmen; French in the Dept.
of Romance Languages, State Univ. of Iowa;
Subs. Teacher in Character Edn., Ethics, and
Story Telling; Literary Critic and Research
Asso. in Character Edn., State Univ. of lovi-a,
1925-30; Literary Critic and Asst. in Char.
Research, Chmn. of Research Staff, Univ. of
So. Calif, since 1930; was Visiting Instr.,
Whittier Coll., Broadoaks Sch. of Edn., 1936-
37.

Publications: Co- Author: A Guide to Liter-
ature for Character Training (The Macmillan
Co.), 1928; A Guide to Books for Character
(The Macmillan Co.), 1930; Co-Ed.: The Won-
der Road (3 vols.); Familiar Haunts (Mac-
millan), 1930; Enchanted Paths (Macmillan),
1930; Far Horizons (Macmillan), 1930; Co-
Ed. and Compiler: Living Through Biography
(3 vols.); The High Trail, Actions Speak,
Real Persons (The World Book Co.), 1936;
Lives That Guide (The World Book Co.), 1939.
Memberships: Delta Kappa Gamma (Calif.
Alpha Chapter) (Prof. Edn.).



Religion : I'resbyleii.iii.
Politics: Non-Partls.in.

Recrcali<ms: Reading, drama, motoring, mov-
ies, skating, eating at Interesting place.s,
writing [loetry and tearing It up.
Bus. Address: Univ. of .Southern California,
Los Angeles, Calif.

Home Address: lO.'JKl Glenbarr Ave., Los An-
geles, Calif.

SEARLES, Professor Herbert Leon,

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

Asso. Prof, of Philosophy, Univ. of So. Calif.

Born: Su.sse.x (N.B., Can.), Dec. 1, 1891; s.

of Annie Victoria (Long) and Hanford

Searles.

Education: Island Falls (Me.) High Sch.;
Bangor Theological Seminary, 1912-15; Dart-
mouth Coll., 1915-17; Union Theological Sem-
inary, 1917-18; Stale Univ. of Iowa, 1918-25;
Travel and study in Europe, 1939.
Degrees: A.B., Dartmouth Coll., 1917; B.D.,
Union Theological Seminary, 1918; M.A.,
1921, and Ph.D., 1925, State Univ. of Iowa.
Married: Anna Louise, d. of Helen (Batch-
elder) and Fred W. Hawley, in New York
City, June 15, 1918; ch.: Herbert Hawley.
Prof. Record: Stu. Counselor, State Univ. of
Iowa, 1918-25; Prof, and Head of Dept. of
Biblical History and Lit., James Millikin Univ.
(Decatur, 111.), 1925-30; Asso. Prof, of Phil-
osophy, Univ. of So. Calif. (Los Angeles),
since 1930. Associate Editor, The Personalist.
Publications: The Study of Religion in State
Universities of the United States (Dept. of
Publications, State Univ. of Iowa), 1927; ar-
ticles in The Personalist, Religious Education,
and School and Society.

Memberships: Pi Epsilon Theta (Natl. Phil.
Frat.); Kappa Phi Kappa (Natl. Ednl. Frat.);
Delta Alpha Epsilon (Natl. Soc. Frat.) ; Amer.
Philosophical Assn. ; American Psychological
Assn.; American Assn. for Advancement of
Science.

Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics: Non-Partisan.
Recreations: Gardening, volley-ball.
Bus. Address: Univ. of Southern California,
Los Angeles, Calif.

Home Address: 10381 Glenbarr Ave., Los An-
geles, Calif.

SEARS, Professor Jesse Brundage,

A.B., Ph.D.

Author; Professor, Education, Stanford Uni-
versity.

Born: Kidder (Mo.), Sept. 25, 1876; s. of
Angeline Augusta (Johnson) and William
Wallace Sears.

Education: Kidder (Mo.) Inst.; Stanford
Univ.; Univ. of Wis.; Univ. of Chicago; Col-
umbia Univ.

Degrees: A.B., Stanford Univ., 1909; Ph.D.,
Columbia Univ., 1920.

Married: Stella Louise Richardson, of Cincin-
nati (Ohio), June 22, 1904; ch. : Robert Rich-
ardson and William Norman.
Prof. Record: Instr. in Edn., Univ. of Wis.,
1909; Instr. in Edn., Stanford Univ., 1911,
Asst. Prof., 1912-16, Assoc. Prof., 1917-21,
Prof., since 1922; Visiting Assoc. Prof. Edn.,
Univ. of Minn., 1920-21, summer, 1921; Prof.
Edn., Univ. of Pa., summer, 1927; Lecturer,
Univ. of Pittsburgh, summer, 1930; Visiting
Prof., Univ. of So. Calif., summer, 1936;
Spl. Consultant, Ednl. Policies Commn., 1937;
with Amer. Council on Edn., 1937.



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Publications: Author: SpeUing Efficiency in
the Oakland Schools, 1915; Classroom Organ-
ization and Control, 191S; The Arlington
School Survev, 1921; Report of Survey Com-
mn. (Univ. of Minn., Vols. IV and V) 1922;
Philanthropy in the History of American High-
er Education, 1922; The School Survey, 1925;
Marysville (Calif. > Union High School Survey,
1925- Berkeley School Properties Survey, 1926;
The Napa School Survey, 1927; Sutter County
Instructional Survey, 192b; Modesto Junior
College Survey, 1932; Research Mem. on Edu-
cation in the Depression, 1937; City School
Administrative Controls. 1938; The Admin-
istrative Organization of Sacramento School
System, 1940. Joint Author: Report of School
Survey of Salt Lake City Schools. 1916; The
Boise Survey, 1920; The Cost of Education
in California, 1924; Sacramento School Sur-
vey, 1928; Tracey Union High School Sur-
vey, 1935; Stockton School Survey, 1938.
Editor: School Administration in the Twen-
tieth Century, 1934.

Memberships: N.E.A., Nat. Soc. Coll. Teach-
ers of Edn., Nat. Soc. for Study of Edn.,
Amer. Educational Research Assn., Amer.
Assn. of Univ. Professors; Phi Beta Kappa,
Phi Delta Kappa; Fellow, Amer. Assn. Ad-
vancement of Science.
Religion: Congregational.
Politics: Republican.

Bus Address: Stanford Univ., Stanford Univ-
ersity, Calif.

Home Address: 1120 Parkinson Ave., Palo,
Alto, Calif.

SEAWELL. Emmet James. A.B., LL.D.

Lawyer; Asst. U. S. Atty.

Born: Santa Rosa (Calif.), Aug. 24, 1907;
s. of Ida (Grater) and Emmet Seawell.
Education: Santa Rosa grade schs.; Piedmont
(Calif.) High Sch.; Univ. of Calif. (Berkeley).
Degrees: A.B., 1929, and LL.D. (Sch. of Jur-
isp.), 1932, Univ. of Calif.
Married: Mildred, d. of Minnie (James) and
George Bassett, in Sacramento (Calif.), Dec.
28, 1939.

Prof. Record: Asst. Atty., Industrial Acci-
dent Commn. for the State of Calif. (San
Francisco, 1933-37; Asst. U.S. Atty. (San
Francisco, Calif.), 1937-40; Asst. U.S. Atty.
(in charge at Sacramento, Calif.) since April,
1940.

Memberships: Native Sons of the (3olden West;
Claremont Country (Oakland), Sutter (Sacra-
mento) Clubs.
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Democrat.

Bus. Address: Post Office Bldg., Sacramento,
Calif.

Home Address : 1040 45th St., Sacramento,
Calif. *

SECHLER, Professor Ernest Edwin,
B.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Asso. Prof, of Aeronautics, Calif. Inst, of

Tech.

Born: Pueblo (Colo.), Nov. 17, 1905; s. of

Belle Josephine (Stommel) and Edwin Rice

Sechler.

Education: Calif. Inst, of Tech. (Pasadena).

Degrees: B.S. in Engrg., 1928, M.S. in M.E.,

1929, M.S. in Ae., 1930, and Ph.D., in Ae.,

1934, all received from Calif. Inst, of Tech.

Married: Margaret Lorraine, d. of Ed Nelson,



of Denison (Iowa), June 18, 1931; ch.: Lor-
raine Barbara.

Prof. Record: Asst. in Engrg., 1928-30, Instr.,
1930-37, Asst. Prof., 1937-40, and Asso. Prof,
since 1940. Calif. Inst, of Tech.; Engr.,
Douglas Aircraft Co., summer, 1929; Cons.,
KLM Airlines (Holland), 1939-40; Sen. Aero.
Engr. (Structures), Material Div., Wright
Field, summers, 1939, 1940.
Publications: Has written numerous aeronau-
tical articles and reports which have been
published in technical journals.
Memberships: Inst, of the Aeronautical Sci-
ences; Asso. Fellow, Amer. Assn. of Univ.
Profs.; Sigma Xi.
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Badminton, gardening.
Bus. Address: California Inst, of Technology,
Pasadena, Calif.
Home Address: 2100 Dudley, Pasadena, Calif.

SECKELS, Alice

Impresario.

Born: Butte (Mont.); d. of Sarah (Kimball)

and Louis Seckels.

Education: Univ. of Utah (Teachers Cert.,

Grad. Normal Sch.).

Prof. Record: Studied piano with Fannie

Bloomfield Zeisler (Chicago) and Tina Lerner

(San Francisco) ; taught Cornish Sch. of

Music, and in Berkeley (Calif.); played in

Players Club Trio; Commenced Concert and

Lecture Mgmt. in 1923; has presented, in

San Francisco, some of the world's greatest

artists, both musical and literary.

Directorships: Artist Mgr., Natl. Assn. for the

Advancement of Blind Artists.

Memberships: Western Women's Club; Natl.

League for Women's Service.

Religion: Christian Science.

Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Travel.

Home Address: 1001 Pine St., San Francisco,

Calif. •

SEE, Orley

Solo Violinist; Conductor, Oakland Symphony
Orchestra.

Born: Gallon (Ohio), Oct., 1884; s. of Mary
(Kirkland) and Julius E. See.
Education: Doane Acad, and Denison Univ.
(Granville, Ohio) ; pupil of Arthur Judson,
Emil Heermann, Hugo Heermann, and Theo-
dore Spiering; grad., Doane Acad., 1904.
Married: Adeline, d. of F. A. Fleming of
Browning (Mo.j, in Granville (Ohio), Dec.
24, 1907.

Prof. Record: Asst. Prof, of Music, Denison
Univ. (Granville, Ohio), Central Mo. Teach-
ers Coll. (Warrensburg), and Indiana Teach-
ers Coll. (Indiana, Pa.), 1908-17; Mem., Cin-
cinnati Symphony Orchestra under Stokowski,
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra for four-
teen yrs. and Orchestra at Chautauqua (New
York) for seven summers; considerable con-
cert activity as Solo Violinist in recital with
orchestra and chamber music, since 1908;
organized, developed, and conducted the Oak-
land Symphony Orchestra, since 1934.
Directorships: Advisory Bd., Calif. Compos-
ers Soc.

Memberships: Phi Gamma Delta; Rotary
(Oakland).
Religion: Protesant (Presbyterian).



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FDhticn: licimhllcan.

Rucreations: Out-of-door enthusiast, prefer-
ring acllvlly In mountains.
Home AdUrcus: -18 Wlklwooil Ave., Piedmont,
Calif. •

SEIDEL, Toscha

Concert Violinist.

Born: Odessa (Russia), Nov. 17, 1899; s.
of Taliana (Beerman) and Samuel Seldel.
Education: Sternlsches Conservatory (Berlin);
Imperial Conservatory (St. Petersburg, Rus-
sia).

Married: Estelle, d. of Henrietta K. and Henry
S. Manheim, In New York City, Jan. 1, 1929.
Prof. Record: Made debut as Concert Violin-
ist in Oslo (Norway), 1914; debut in Carnegie
Hall (New York), 1918; made world concert
tour, 1922; iias made many concert tours of
Europe and United States; Soloist, Columbia
Broadcasting System, 1930-32; Soloist, Metro-
Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, 1938-40.
Publications: Many transcriptions for violin
and piano.

Memberships: Bohemians (New oYrk) ; Dutch
Treat (New York).

Recreations: Photography, bacteriology, as-
tronomy, and swimming.

Home Address: 259 Veteran Ave., Los An-
geles, Calif.

SEILING, Professor Oskar

Concert Violinist; Prof, of Violin.

Born: Munich (Germany). July 7, 1882; s.
of Elizabeth (Hehle) and Jakob Seiling.

Education: Royal Acad, of Music (Munich);
Univ. of Munich; pupil of Joseph Joachim,
Berlin.

Married: Louise, d. of Dr. A. Gunning, in
San Diego (Calif.), July 24, 1915; ch.: one
son.

Prof. Record: Concertized in Europe before
coming to America in 1906; has done concert
work, played chamber music, and is now de-
voting time to teaching; Head of Violin Dept.,
Univ. of So. Calif., 1907-12; Head of Violin
Dept., Univ. of Redlands, 1913-20.

Bus. Address: 131 So. Rampart Blvd., Los
Angeles, Calif.

Home Address: 500 Adams St., Sierra Madre,
Calif. •



SELIGMAN, Milton

Mayor, City of Dinuba.

Born: Traver (Calif.), July 22, 1888; s. of
Anna (Frey) and Emil Seligman.

Education: Grammar school and high school
at Dinuba; Univ. of Calif, (three years).

Married: Leila, d. of Edward Cox in Toronto
(Canada), Oct. 12, 1920.

Prof. Record: Mgr., Seligman's, from 1920;
Secy.-Treas., Alta District National Farm
Loan Assn., 1928-37; City Counsel, City of
Dinuba, since 1926, Mayor, since 1934.

Directorships: Pres., Seligman's and Elsinore
Oil Co.



Anni/ h'ii-.tinl: \}.H. Army, Mar. :«), 191«-Doc.
IH, I'JIK.

Mctiihfrnhipn: American Legion; Masonic

Lodge.

Religion: Protestant.

Politics: liepublican.

Recreations : Gardening, and horseback riding.

Bus. Address: P.O. Box 188, Dinuba, Calif.

Home Address: 325 Alta Ave., Dinuba, Calif.*



SELLERS, Clark

Examiner of Questioned Documents.

Born: Heber (Utah), Oct. 16, 1891; s. of

Elizabeth (Buys) and Archibald Sellers.

Education: Public schools (Utah); L.D.S.

Univ. (Salt Lake City, Utah) ; U. of So.

Calif. (Los Angeles).

Married: Jeanette, d. of Gertrude and David

M. Daniels, at Pocatello (Idaho), 1922; ch.:

David Clark.

Prof. Record: Examiner of Questioned Docu-
ments with more than 20 years experience
in examining handwriting, typewriting, paper,
and inks; during that time, has been called
into cases from more than 20 States in the
United States, from Canada, Mexico, and has
examined documents in England; was the only
expert in the west to be selected by the Attor-
ney General of New Jersey to examine the ex-
tortion letters to Colonel Lindbergh demanding
$50,000 ransom for the return of his child.
In addition, has been called to examine docu-
ments in many noted cases such as: William
E. Hickman and Gordon S. Northcott cases in
California, the Winnie Ruth Judd case in
Arizona, the Allis-Chalmers strike case in
Milwaukee and the Nicholson Estate Matter
in Providence, R.I. Has examined documents
for the Federal Bureau of Investigation,
United States Secret Service, Dept. of Jus-
tic, District Attorneys, and leading banks;
has frequently been appointed the Court's
expert by Superior Court Judges in Calif, and
in other states.

Publications: Among the many articles on his
work are: Science and Advancements in the
Examination of Questioned Documents;
Strange Wills; Do You Kyiow Your Own Sig-
nature?; The Handwriting Evidence Against
Hauptmann; also many dealing with forged
wills, deeds, promissory notes, and identifica-
tion of writers of anonymous letters; wrote
the chapter in the book entitled Criminal In-
vestigation devoted to Questioned Documents.

Army Service: Served as Air Machine Gun
Instructor overseas. Air Service, 1917-18.

Memberships: Pres., 1940, So. Calif. Academy
of Criminology; Vice-Pres., So. Calif., Inter-
national Assn. for Identification; Kivvanis
Club of Los Angeles (Past Pres., Lieut. Gov-
ernor, 1938) ; American Legion, Los Angeles
Allied Post No. 302 (Past Commander) ; Mas-
onic, 32° Mason, Knight Templar, Ancient
Order of the Mystic Shrine; Wilshire Golt
Club (Los Angeles).

Religion: Protestant.

Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Travel in Europe, Canada, Mex-
ico, and United States. CJolf.

Bus. Address: 458 So. Spring St., Los An-
geles, Calif.

Home Address: 887 El Campo Dr., San Mar-
ino, Calif.



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SELLERY, C. Morley, A.B., M.D.

Director, Health Service Section, Los An-
geles City Schools.

Born: Guelph (Ontario, Canada^, Aug. 6,
1894: s. of Margaret (Svvann) and Reverend
S. Sellery, M.A., B.D.

Education: Queens Univ. (Kingston, Ont.,
Canada) .

Degrees: A.B., 1913, M.D., 1916, Queens
Univ.

Married: Gladys I., d. of Rev. Frank Taylor,
in Royal Oak (Mich.), June 11, 1921; eh.:
Bruce, Austin, Joan.

Prof. Record: Slipt., Indian Reserve Hospital,
Norway House (Manitoba, Canada), 1920 — ;
Medical Missionary (West China), 1921-27;
Physician Inspector, Los Angeles City Schools,
1928 — • Asst. Dir., Health Service, Los An-
geles City Schools, 1929—; Dir., Health Serv-
ice, Los Angeles City Schools, 1940—.
Publications: Many articles on school health
problems and activities in health and edu-
cational journals.

Army Record: Lieut., Canadian Army, Medi-
cal Corps, 1916-17, Capt., Canadian Army,
Medical Corps, 1918-19.

Me7)iberships: Kiwanis (Los Angeles), So.
Calif. Pub. Health Assn. (Pres., 1940).
Religion: Presbyterian.
Recreations: Tennis, ~ badminton and golf.
Bus. Address: 810 Chamber of Commerce
Bldg., 1151 So. Broadway, Los Angeles, Calif.
Home Address: 1467 Oakhurst Dr., Los An-
geles, Calif.



SELLMER. Walter B.

Sheriff, Marin County.

Born: San Francisco (Calif.), May 16, 1891;
s. of Dorithy (Wreight) and Jacob P. Sell-
mer.

Education: Public schools at San Francisco,
(Calif.).

Prof Record: Has been messenger boy, print-
er, farmer, deputy constable; game warden
11 years; Capt., Div. of Fish and Game, three
years; Sheriff of Marin County ten years.
Memberships: Elks; Native Sons; Eagles;
Druids.

Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Boxing, hiking, sight seeing,
beaches and flying.

Bus. Address: Court House, San Rafael, Calif.
Home Address: Atwater Apts., San Rafael.
Calif. •

SELVIG, Conrad George, A.B., M.A.
Educator.

Born: Rushford (Minn.), Oct. 11, 1877; s. of
Marie (Hognested) and Gunder C. Selvig.
Education: Rushford (Minn.) High School,
1895.

Degrees. A.B., 1907, M.A., 1908, Univ. of
Minn.

Married: Marion Elvira, d. of George Wilcox,
in Mabel (Minn.), Oct. 6, 1879; ch.: Helen
Marion, Margaret Elizabeth, Conrad George,
Jr.



Prof. Record: Rural School Teacher; Principal



of public school; Supt. of City Schools at
Harmony and Glencoe (Minn.) ; Dir. with rank
of Prof., Univ. of Minn., Northwest School
of Agric. and Agric. E.xperiment Station
(Crookston, Minn.), 1910-2(; Mem. of Con-
gress, 9th District. (Minn.), 1927-33.
Directorships: Pres., Red Lake Drainage and
Conservation Dist., and Red River Valley
Livestock Assoc, and R.R.V. Dairymen's
Assoc; Dir., Amer. Soc. for the Hard of
Hearing, Chmn., Natl. Com. on Legislation,
and First Vice-Pres., Amer. Soc. for the Hard
of Hearing.

Army Record: Private in Spanish Amer. War,
Co. F., 12th Minn. Vol. Infantry, 1898,
for the duration: National War Work Council
(N.W. Minn. Sect.), 1917-18, Minn. Conserv-
ation Commn. (Ninth Dist.).
Publications: Glimpses of Europe, 1931; Brief
History of Northwest Experimental Station
and School of Agricxdture; various mono-
graphs on educational, agricultural and other
subjects.

Memberships: Amer. Acad, of Political and
Soc. Sciences; Minn. Education Assoc; Theta
Chi; Acacia frat.
Religion: Congregational.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Hiking, baseball and football.
Home Address: 1303 Georgina Ave., Santa
Monica, Calif, and Norway Pine Beach, Cass
Lake, Minn, (summer).

SELWYN, Edgar

Author; President of Selwyn and Company,
and Producer, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios.
Born: Cincinnati (Ohio), Oct. 20, 1875.
Married: (2) Ruth Virginia Wilcox (actress)
Jan. 7, 1926.

Prof. Record: Made first appearance on the
stage of the Garrick Theatre (N.Y.), with
William Gillette in Secret Service, Oct., 1896;
subsequently appeared with E. H. Sothern as
Dugard in The King's Musketeers, 1898; ap-
peared at Herald Square Theatre (N.Y.),
as Tony in Arizona, 1900; debut on the London
stage at the Adelphi Theatre (same play),
1902: later played in A Gentleman of France,
Ulysses, The Pretty Sister of Jose, Sunday, A
Doll's House, The Mills of the Gods; starred
in Strongheart, Pierre of the Plains (own dra-
matization of Sir Gilbert Parker's novel,
Pierre and His People), and The Arab; retired
from the stage, 1912. Now, Pres. of Selwyn
& Co. (N.Y.C.), and Producer, Metro-Gold-
wyn-Mayer Studios.

Publications: Plays: The Country Boy, I'll
Be Hanged if I Do (with Willi?m Collier),
Pierre of the Plains, The Arab, The Wall
Street Girl (with Margaret Mayo), Rolling
Stones, Nearly Married, The Naughty Wife
(with Fred Jackson), The Crowded Hour
(with Channing Pollock), The Mirage, Any-
thing Might Happen, Dancing Mothers (with
Edmund Goulding), Judy, etc.
Memberships: The Lambs, Soundview Country,



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