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with Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in
first performance of Roy Harris' When Johnny
Comes Marching Home; lecture recitals with
Roy Harris, Red fern Mason, Henry Cowell at
Stanford Univ., Univ. of Calif., Mills Coll.,
and Los Angeles Pub. Libr.; lectures on His-
tory of Keyboard Literature at Univ. of
Calif. Extension Div.; was on faculty of
Dominican Coll. (San Rafael, Calif.) for seven
vrs., Head of Music Dept., Katharine Branson
Sch. for five yrs., and now has pvt. studio in
San Francisco (Calif.).

Religion: Protestant.

Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Print collecting, gardening, and

horseback riding.

Home Address: 2208 Steiner St., San Fran-
cisco Calif.; and Mill Valley, Calif. *

TIMOSHENKO. Professor Vladimir P.,

Ph.D.

Economist and Prof, of Commodity Econ.,

Stanford Univ.

Born: Ukraine (Russia), Apr. 25, 1885; s.

of Josephine (Sarnavska) and Prokop Timo-

shenko.

Education: The Sch. of Econ., Polytechnic

Inst. (St. Petersburg, Russia) ; Cornell Univ.

Degrees: Ph.D., Cornell Univ., 1927.

Married: Odette, d. of George Hippolyte Legcr,

in Paris (France), Nov. 17, 1920; ch.: Pauline.

Prof. Record: Prof., Ukrainian Univ. (Prague,

Czechoslovakia). 1922-25, 1927-28; Fellow, In-

ternat. Edn. Bd., 1925-27; Lecturer in Econ.

and Statistics, Univ. of Mich., 192S-34; Senior

Agrl. Economist, U.S. Dept. of Agr., 1934-

36; Asso. Economist and later Economist and

Prof., Food Research Inst., Stanford Univ.,

since 1936.

Publications: Agricultural Russia and the

Wheat Problem (Stanford Univ.), 1932; Role

of Agricultural Fluctuations in the Biisiness

Cycle, 1930, and World Agriculture and the

Depression, 1933 (both by Univ. of Mich.)

Memberships: Amer! Statistical Assn., Amer.

Economic Assn., The Econometric Soc, Royal

Economic Soc. (London), Inst. Slave de

Prague (Czechoslovakia) ; Sigma Xi.

Religion: Greek Orthodox.

Recreations: Hiking, traveling.

Bus. Address: Stanford University, Calif.

Home Address: 427 Tennyson Ave., Palo Alto,

Calif.



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TINER. Hugh M(arvin), A.B., M.A.

Kiluialor; rri-s., tiooiK"-' I'epijcriliiie Coll.

Born: Texas, Apr. 1(5, 1908; s. of Marllia

Ellon (MfBee) and John Frank Tlner.

Kducdtion : Abllono C^hristlan Coll.; Stanford

Univ.; Univ. of So. Calif, (compleled all work

but dissertation for Ph.D. here).

Degrees: A.B.. Abilene Christian Coll., 1928;

M.A., Stanford Univ., 1929.

Married: Lola May, d. of Rose E. and J. W.

Lamniey (deceased), in San Angelo, Texas,

Aug. 17, 1929.

Prof. Record: Worked way through last yr.
of high sch., college, and univ. as Clothes
Pressor, Dir. on Playgrounds at Palo Alto,
and other odd jobs; was Teacher at Lynwood
(Calif.) for four yrs. ; /isst. Supt. of Schs.
(Lynwood), two yrs.; Supervisor of Los An-
geles Co. Schs., four yrs.; Dean, 19.37-39, and
Pros, since 1939 of L.eorge Pepperdine Coll.
(Los Angeles, Calif.); is purported to be the
youngest College Pros, of a standard, accred-
ited college in America.

Directorships: Mem., Bd. of Trustees of
George Pepperdine Coll.; Mem., Bd. of Dirs.,
Southside Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce ;
Mem., Bd. of Dirs., Southwest Los Angeles
Rotary Club.

Memberships: Rotary; Phi Delta Kappa.
Religion: Church of Christ.
Politics: Independent.

Recreations: Golf, ping-pong, fishing, foot-
ball and basketbalL

Bus. Address: George Pepperdine Coll., 1121
W. 79th, Los Angeles, Calif.
Home Address: 7851 Budlong Ave., Los An-
geles, Calif.



TIPPETT, The Reverend Donald
Harvey, A.B., B.D., M.A., D.D.

Minister, First Methodist Church, Los Angeles,
California.

Born: Central City (Colo.), Mar. 15, 1896; s.
of William Tippett and Louise (Magor).
Education: Public schools of Central City and
Boulder (Colo.); graduate Univ. of Colo.;
Iliff, School of Theology; N.Y. Univ.
Degrees: A.B., Univ. of Colo., 1920; B.D.,
Iliff. School of Theology, 1924; D.D., Univ.
of Colo., 1930; M.A., N.Y. Univ., 1932
Married: Ruth L. Underwood, d. of George T.
and Julia Underwood in Lincoln (Neb.),
June 16, 1922; ch. : Donald Mead, Philip
Auman.

Prof. Record: Methodist Minister in cities
of Colo. ; Longmont, 1919, Johnstown, 1920-21,
Christ Church (.Denver), 1922-25, Gunnison,
1926-27; Church of All Nations (New York
City), 1927-31; Bexley Church (Columbus,
Ohio), 1931-40; First Methodist Church (Los
Angeles), 1940 — ; Instructor, Univ. of Colo.,
1918-20, Western State Coll. of Colo., 1926-
27, Teachers' Coll., Columbia Univ., 1929-31.
Directorships : Chmn., Southern Area Calif.
Council of Churches; Bd. of (Goodwill Indus-
tries; Plaza Community Center; L.A. Church
Fed. ; City Missionary Soc. of Methodist Ch. ;
former Member of Bd. of Columbus (Ohio)
Community Fund; Pres., Council of Social
Agencies (Columbus, Ohio) ; Secy., Columbus
Big Brothers Assn.

Publications: Contributed to Childhood Edu-
cation, Christian Century. The Pulpit, Chris-
tian Advocate, Epworth Herald. Church School



Journal, Adult Bible Clang Monthly, Home

(Quarterly, Spiritual Diary.

Cluhs: Variety; Mason .■32°; Kappa Delta PI,

Phi Kappa Delta, Theta Phi.

Religion: Methodist.

Politics: Independent.

Bus. Address: 813 So. Hope St., Los Angeles,
Calif.

Home Address: 131 So. McCadden PI., Lo3
Angeles, Calif.

TITUS. Professor Charles Hickman.

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

Professor of Political Science, Univ. of Calif.
(Los Angeles;.

Born: Topeka (Kan.), Mar. 20, 1896; s. of
Martha Josephine iCooper) and Charles Grif-
fey Titus.

Education: Stanford Univ.; University de
Montpellier (France).

Degrees: A.B., 1920., M.A., 1921, and Ph.D.,
1927, Stanford Univ.

Married: Ruth Clara, d. of Edgar F. Hevener,
in Sacramento (Calif.), 1921.
Prof. Record: Teaching Assistant in Acct.,
Stanford Univ., 1920-21; Instr. of Hist, and
Economics, Whitman Coll. (Walla Walla.
Wash.), 1921-23; Prof, of Political Sci., Chmn.
of the Dept., Whitman Coll., 1923-25; Instr.,
Citizenship and Pol. Sci., Stanford Univ.,
1925-27; Asst. Prof., 1927-35, Asso. Prof.,
1935-39, and Prof, of Pol. Sci., since 1939,
Univ. of Calif. (Los Angeles).
Publications: Government and Society (with
Harding, pub. by Crofts), 1929; Voting in the
United States (Univ. of Calif. Press), 1935;
articles on elections and public relations.
Army Service: Sergeant, 322 Field Signal Bat-
talion; participated in the Aisne-Marne de-
fensive and Aisne-Marne offensive (Chateau
Thierry), St. Mihiel, Mouse- Argonne offensive
and the Army of Occupation.
Memberships: Amer. Pol. Sci. Assn., Amer.
Assn. of Univ. Profs.; Masons; Pi Kappa
Psi, Pi Sigma Alpha, Phi Delta Kappa.
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Non-partisan.
Recreations: TraveL

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

Home Address: 10722 Ashton Ave., Los An-
geles, Calif. •

TOBIAS. Harold Asher

Consultant, Educational-Recreational Hand
Crafts.

Born: New York City, May 18, 1906; s. of
Rachael (Asher) and Joseph Tobias.
Education: San Francisco public schs.; Lead-
ership training. Boy Scouts of Amer., £ind
received Scoutmaster's Key, B.S.A.
Prof. Record: Established Tobias Craft Supply
Co., 1935; Conducted Lecture-demonstrations
at Pacific Camping Assn., Amer. Camping
Assn., Washington Camping Assn., Stanford
Univ., San Francisco St. Coll., Univ. of Ore.,
Idaho State Dept. of Recreation, and Salt
Lake City Dept. of Recreation; for past
several yrs., has served as Volunteer Worker,
Boy Scouts of America; was Scoutmaster, four
yrs., Area Commissioner, two yrs.. Camps
Counselor, three yrs., and Vocational Dir.,
five yrs. ; is now Director, Camp Inverness
(San Francisco, Calif.).



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Directorships: Tobias Craft Supply Co.

A/embers/iips; B. P.O. Elks; Ancient Order of

Foresters (Past Deputy Higii Chief Ranger).

Religion: Jewish.

Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Hiking, camping, High Sierra

pack trips.

Bus. Address: 1160 Page St.. San Francisco,

Calif.

Home Address: Elks Club, San Francisco,

Calif. *

TOBIAS, Harry

Songwriter.

Bor7i: New York City, Sept. 11, 1895; s. of
Minnie and Max Tobias.

Edxication: New York and Worcester (Mass.),
pub. schs.

Married: Sophie, d. of Mr. and Mrs. J. Dia-
mond in Jacksonville (Fla.), Dec. 23, 1923;
ch.: Eliott, Lucille.

Musical Record: Has been writing songs since
1911 and been a Member of ASCAP smce
1922; songs include: Take Me to My Alabam
(Whitmark), 1916; That Girl of Mine (Joe
^rorris), 1916; All For the Love of Mitce
(Feist), 1922; Miss You (Santly Joy), 1929;
Sweet and Lovely (Bobbins), 1931; At Your
Command and What Is It? (Robbins), 1931;
Good Night My Love, I'm Sorry Dear, Daugh-
ter of Peggy O'Neill dxobbins), 1932; Wild
Honey (Robbins), 1934; No Regrets (Sherman
Clay), 1936; Sail Along Silv'ry Moon (Santly
Joy), 1938; Love Is All (Robbins), 1940 (last
from Deanna Durbin s picture, It's A Date.
Army Service: Enlisted in World War I, 1917;
hon. discharged as Sergeant.
Memberships: Amer. Legion; B'nai B'rith
Lodge.

Religion: Hebrew.
Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Base ball, swimming, ping pong,
golf.

Home Address: 930 No. Sweetzer Ave., Holly-
wood, Calif.

TOBRINER. Mathew Oscar,
A.B., M.A., LL.B., S.J.D.

Lawyer, Writer.

Born: San Francisco (Calif), Apr. 2, 1904; s.
of Maud (Lezinsky) and Oscar Tobriner.
Education: Madison Sch., Lowell High Sch.
(San Francisco); Stanford Univ.; Harvard
Univ. Law Sch.; Univ. of Calif.
Degrees: A.B., Stanford Univ., 1924; M.A.,
Stanford Univ., 1925; LL.B., Harvard Law
Sch., 1927; S.J.D., Univ. of Calif., 1931.
Married: Rosabelle, d. of Charles Rose, in
San Francisco, May 19, 1939; ch.: Michael
Charles.

Prof Record: Associated with Livingston &
Livingston, 1928-31, wiuh Milton D. Sapiro,
1931-33; has maintained own office since
1933; Chief Atty., U.S. Dept. of Agr., 1933-
36- Atty. for San Francisco Bldg. and Con-
struction Trades Council, Highway Drivers
Council, Joint Council of Teamsters, etc.
Publications: Principles and Practices of Co-
operative Marketing (Ginn and Co.), 1926;
numerous articles on cooperative marketing
assns., agrl. marketing, labor unions, and
trade assns.



Memberships: San Franci-sco Bar Assn., Calif.
State Bar Assn.; Legal Aid Soc; Concordia-
Argonaut Club; Phi Beta Kappa.
Religion: Jewish.
Politics: Democrat.
Recreations: Swimming and hiking.
Bus. Address: Russ Bldg., San Francisco,
Calif.

Home Address: 3494 Jackson St., San Fran-
cisco, Calif.



TOCH, Professor Ernst, Ph.D.

Composer, Prof, of Composition, University of
Southern California.

Born: Vienna (Austria), Dec. 7, 1887; s. of
Gisela (Graf) and Moritz Toch.
Education: Vienna; Univ. of Heidelberg (Ger-
many) .

Degrees: Ph.D., Univ. of Heidelberg, 1921.
Married: Alice Babette, d. of Bella and Ed-
mund Zwack, in Vienna (Austria); ch.: Fran-
cisca Johanna (12 yrs.).

Prof. Record: As a Composer, self taught,
received the Mozart Prize, 1909, Mendelssohn
Prize, 1910; Austrian Staatspreis fuer Kom-
position. Compositions cover practically every
field of serious music, symphonies, chamber
music, sonatas for various instruments, con-
certos, cantatas, operas, which have been
performed all over tne world, in Amer. by
leading orchestras and conductors, chamber
music groups; his opera, The Princess on the
Pea, was produced in New York, 1936 and
1938, Cleveland (Ohio) and Houston (Tex.);
settled in the U.S. in the fall of 1934 when he
was called as Prof, of Composition by New
Sch. for Social Research (New York); is at
present Prof, of Composition, Univ. of So.
Calif. (Los Angeles) ; some reference works
about him are: i2,rnst Toch, by A. Rosenzweig
(Die Musik, Berlin, I, 1926), Ernst Toch,
by O. Steinhagen (Die Musik, Berlin, XI,
1932), Ernst Toch, A Musician of Our Time,
by C. Laux (Pro Musica Quarterly, New
York, III, 1929), Ernst Toch, by P. A. Pisk
(Musical Quarterly, New York, III, 1938).
Bus. Address: Univ. of Southern California,
Los Angeles, Calif.

Ho7ne Address: 601 Toyopa Dr., Pacific Palis-
ades, Calif.

TODD, Professor Arthur James, B.L.,
Ph.D., F.A.A.A.S.

Chairman and Prof., Sociology Dept., North-
western Univ.

Born: Petaluma (Calif.), May 6, 1878; s. of
Clara (Tuller) and Hugh Galbraith Todd.
Education: Pub. sch. (Petaluma, Calif.);
Univ. of Calif.; studied in Universities Aix-
Marseilles, Paris, and Munich, 1909-10; Yale
Univ.

Degrees: B.L., Univ. of Calif., 1904; Ph.D.,
Yale Univ., 1911.

Married: Martha Nancy, d. of Amanda (Al-
len) and Joseph Gaddis, in Santa Rosa (Cal-
if.), Sept. 14, 1904.

Prof. Record: Was Dir., Boys' Work, Coll.
Settlement (West Berkeley, Calif.), 1903, in
South Park Settlement (San Francisco), 1903-
06; Chief Probation Officer (San Francisco),
1905-08: Instr. in Sociology, 1911-13, Associ-
ate, 1913-14, Univ. of 111.; Prof, and Head,
Dept. of Sociology, Univ. of Pittsburgh, 1914-
15; Prof, of Sociology and Dir., Training



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Course for Soc-lal and Civic Work, 1915-21
(on leave 1919-21). Univ. of Minn.; DIr., In-
dustrial Itelallons, B. Ku|)i)enhelmor & Co.
(ChlcaKO, III.) and VIslUnf,' I'rof. of Sociology,
1919-25, Prof. 1926 to dale, al.so Climn. Dept.
of Sociology and AiUlir<)|)()lo(,'y, Norlhvvcslern
Univ.; Dir., liosoarcli on Coiiimunlty Financ-
ing Social Work, New York VVellaro Council,
1931-32; was I'ros., Central Council of Soc.
Agencies (Minneapolis, Minn.), 1916-19.
Directorships: III. Childrens Home and Aid
Soc; The United Charities of Chicago; Law-
rence Hall; Hull House; Chicago Recreation
Commn.

Publications: Primitive Family as an Educa-
tional Agency I Putnam), 1913; Theories of
Social Progress (Macmillan), 1918; The Scien-
tfic Spirit and Social Work (Macmillan),
1919; Three Wise Men of the East (Univ. of
Mmn. Press), 1927; The SecuZancafion of Do-
mestic Relations (The Chicago Literary Club),
1928; Industry and Society (Henry Holt &
Co.), 1933; The Life and Letters of Nancy
Gaddis Todd (Art Institute), 1940; Co-Author
of: Democracy and Reconstruction (Houghton
Mifflin), 1919; College Teaching (World Book
Co., 1920; hitelligcnt Philanthropy (Univ. of
Chicago Press), 1930; Essays in Social Eco-
nomics (in honor of Jessica Blanche Peixotto),
1935; Chicago Recreation Survey, five vol-
umes, 1937-40.

Memberships : Amer. Assn. Amateur Arts Club
(Pres., 1925-27) ; Amer. Sociological Soc. ; Soc.
Research Assn. ; Amer. Economic Assn. ;
Amer. Inst. Criminal Law and Criminology;
Internat. Kriminalistiche Verein; Associe de
rinstitut International de Sociologie; Uni-
versity, Bus. Men's Art (both in Chicago) ;
University (Evanston); Fellow, Amer. Assn.
for the Advancement of Science; Phi Beta
Kappa, Kappa Delta Phi, Delta Upsilon.
Recreations: Badminton, swimming, tennis,
and gardening.

Bus. Address: Northwestern Univ., Evanston,
Home Address: 602 Lake St., Evanston, IlL



TOLLE, Vernon Ottis, A.B., M.A., Ed.D.

Director of Teacher Training and Principal
of the College Elementary School, Humboldt
State College.

Born: Lawshe (Adams Co., Ohio), April 16
1898; s. of Anna Belle (Hazelbaker) and
William F. Tolle.

Education: Wilmington College (Ohio); Uni-
versity of New Me.xico (Albuquerque) ; Uni-
versity of California (Berkeley).

Degrees: A.B., Wilmington Coll., 1924; M.A.,
Univ. of New Mexico, 1929; Ed.D., Univ. of
Calif., 1937.

Married: Olive Ruth, d. of R. B. Wells In
Merkel (Texas), Mar. 9, 1935; eh.: David
Vernon.

Prof. Record: In Ohio: Teacher, Elementary
Schools (Adams Co.), 1916-18; Teacher, Ele-
mentary and High School ( Benton ville), 1918-
20; Principal and Teacher, Elementary and
High School (Harveysburg), 1920-23; Supt.
of Schools (Springboro), 1923-24; Supt. of
Schools (Spencerville), 1924-26. In New Mex-
ico: Director of Adult Edn. and Principal of
Elementary School (.Albuquerque), 1926-30;
Supt. of Schools (Lordsburg), 1930-32; Exec.
Secy., N.M. Educational Assn. (Santa Fe),
1932-36; Editor, New Mexico School Review,
1932-36; Instr., McClvmonds and Fremont
High Schs. (Oakland, Calif.), 1937-38. Dir. of



Teacher Training and Principal of the Coil-
ego Elementary School, Humboldt State Coll-
ege (Areata, Calif. j, I9;j8— .
Memberships: Nat. Edn. Assn. fLlfe Mom.);
Lions Club; Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Sigma
Sigma.

Religion: Methodist.

Politics: Independent.

Recreations: Golf, fishing.

Bus. Address: Humboldt State Coll., Areata.
Calif.

Home Address: Preston PI,, Areata, Calif.*

TOLMAN, Dean Richard Chace. B.S.,
Ph.D., F.A.A.A.S.

Professor of Physical Chemistry and Mathe-
matical Physics and Dean of the Graduate
School, California Institute of Technology.
Born: West Newton (Mass.), Mar. 4, 1881;
s. of Mary (Chace) and James Pike Tolman.
Education: Mass. Inst, of Tech.; studied at
Charlottenburg and Crefeld (Germany;.
Degrees: B.S., 1903 and Ph.D., 1910, Mass.
Inst, of Tech.

Married: Ruth Sherman of Berkeley (Calif.)
Aug. 5, 1924.

Prof. Record: Instr. in Theoretical Chemistry,
1907-08, Research Asso. in Physical Chem-
istry, 1909-10, Mass. Inst, of Tech.; Instr.,
Physical Chemistry, Univ. of Mich., 1910-11;
Asst. Prof (same), Univ. of Cincinnati, 1911-
12, Univ. of Calif., 1912-16; Prof., Physical
Chemistry, Univ. of 111., 1916-18; Chief Dis-
persoid Secy., Chemical Warfare Service,
rank of Major, 1918; Asso. Dir., 1919-20,
and Dir., 1920-22, Fixed Nitrogen Research
Lab., War Dept.; Prof., Physical Chemistry
and Mathemaiical Physics and Dean of the
Graduate School, Calif. Inst, of Tech., 1922 — ;
at present is a member, Natl. Defense Re-
search Committee:

Publications: The Theory of Relativity of
Motion, 1917; Statistical Mechanics with Ap-
plications to Physics and Chemistry, 1927;
Relativity, Therynodynamics and Cosmology,
1934; The Principles of Statistical Mechanics,
1938; investigations on theory of colloids,
theory of relativity, theory of similitude, mass
of the electron, nature of the fundamental
quantities of physics, partition of energy,
behavior of smokes, electric discharges in
gases, reactions of nitrogen compounds, rate
of chemical reaction, specific heat and en-
tropy of gases, quantum theory, statistical
mechanics, relatlvistic thermodynamics, cos-
mology, etc.

Memberships: Fellow, Amer. Acad, of Arts
and Sciences; Amer. Chemical Soc; Nat.
Acad, of Sciences; Amer. Philosophical Soc;
Amer. Physical Soc; Washington Acad, of
Sciences.

Bus. Address: 2102 Constitution Ave., N.W.,
Washington, D.C., and California Iiist. of
Technology, Pasadena, Calif.

TOMSON, Tommy, A.S.L.A.

Landscape Architect and Site Planner.

Born: Zanesville (Ohio), Dec. 22, 1900; s. of
Emma A. (Sands) and W. O. Tomson.

Married: Dorris R., d. of Nelson Henderson;
ch.: Kay, Dolores.

Prof. Record: Landscape Development of
Santa Anita Race Track, Los Angeles Union
Depot, Carl Jantzen Estate (Portland); Es-



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tales for Robert I^IontgorriLM-y, Henry Fonda,
Margaret Sullavan, Sam Goldvvyn, Donald
Douglas, Grace Moore, Charles Boyer, Basil
Rathbone, etc.

Directorships: Pres., Amer. Soc. of Land-
scape Architects, Inc. lor So. Calif. Dist.
Memberships: Town Hall.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Boats, swimming.
Bus. Address: 1028 Equitable Bldg., Holly-
wood Blvd., Hollywood, Calif.
Home Address: 15225 Friends St., Pacific
Palisacies, Calif.

TOOR, Professor Frances, B.L., M.A.

Editor, Author; Professor of Mexican Folk-
lore, University of Mexico Summer School.
Born: Plattsburg (N.Y.), Mar. 1, 1890; d. of
Minnie Bell (Olsan) and I. Toor.
Education: University of California; Columbia
Univ. and National University of Mexico
(special studies).

Degrees: B.L., 1914 and M.A., 1921, Univ. of
Calif.

Married: Dr. A. Weinburg, 1923 (now di-
vorced) .

Prof Record: Founder and Editor of Mexican
Folkways; Author and Publisher of Frances
Toor's Motorist Guide to Mexico (McBride &
Co., New York) ; Mexican Popular Arts; Span-
ish for Your Mexican and Cuban Visits;
Easy Spanish for Mexico; Mexican Modern
Artists; illustrated Guides to Frescoes, etc.;
Prof., Mexican Folklore, Univ. of Mexico
summer school.

Me7nberships: Altrusa Club (Mexican
Branch) ; Sociedad Mexicana de Antropolgia
(Mexico City).
Politics: Democrat.
Recreation: Outdoor sports.
Home Address: Manchester 8, Mexico City,
D F. *



TOOR. Nishan

Sculptor.

Born: Harpoot (Armenia), Feb. 16, 1888; s. of
Elmas and Garabed Toor (Tooroonjian) .
Education: Euphrates College (Harpoot, Ar-
menia) .

Married: Evelyn, d. of Montia (Hartley) and
Charles Downey of Springfield (111.), in New
York City, May 5, 1934; ch.: Francis and
Ernest.

Prof. Record: At an early age started career
in Armenia and continued in San Francisco;
sculpture work will be found in the following
cities: San Francisco, Oakland, Stanford Un-
iv., Sacramento, Stockton, Los Angeles, Pasa-
aena, San Diego, San Antonio, New York
City, New Orleans, Memphis, Kansas City and
Denver; worked in Paris (France), Rome and
Florence (Italy) as well as in Northern
Africa; through open competition received
commission to execute a monument in memory
of the Franco-Armenian volunteers who died
during the War of 1914-18, this monument
stands on Rue Jean Goujon (Paris, France);
works exhibited in every important Salon in
Paris during the years of 1923-29; one-man
show in Paris, 1929, also, one given in New
York City the same year; sculptural works
in the Worlds Fair in San Francisco in 1915,
Panama California International Exposition



of 191;M914 at San Diego, Calif., again in the
Worlds Fair at San Francisco, 1939-1940; a
bronze group "Young Mother and Child" at
Forest Lawn (Glendale, Calif.); designed the
medal for the Pasadena Playhouse School
of the Theatre; designed and executed a
plaque tor the Natl. Aerographic Acad., given
to outstanding figures in the aeronautic world;
designed Memorial Fountain for the Founders
of Pasadena (this design has been selected
by the City Bd. of Dir. and the City Planning
Commission), a number of first awards for
sculpture have been received in different art
exhibitions.

Army Record: As a non-com. officer in the
Camouflage Division, served with the U.S.
Army in France, 1917-19.
Memberships: Amer. Federation of Artists;
Los Angeles Museum Patrons Assn. ; Pasa-
dena Soc. of Artists; San Gabriel Artists
Guild.

Recreations: Painting, gardening, music, read-
ing, walking.

Ho7ne Address: 3015 Rose Ave., Altadena,
Calif. *

TOPPING, Elizabeth Russell,

A.B., B.L.S.

Librarian, Ventura County Free Library and
Ventura City Library.

Born: Brooklyn (N.Y.), March 27, 1882; d. of
Ella Frances (Nye) and John Court Topping.
Education: Cornell University and New York
State Library School.

Degrees: A.B., 1906, Cornell Univ. and New
York State Library School, 1910; B.L.S., New
York State, 1920.

Prof Record: Teacher of History, Salem
(Ore ) High School, 1906-09; Asst. Salem
Pub Lib., summers, 1907-09; Sub., Pendle-
ton (Ore.), Pub. Lib., summer, 1910; Catlgr.,
McMinnville City Lib., Sept. -Nov., 1910; Ore.
State Lib., 1910-11; Librn., No. Portland Br.
Libr Assn. (Portland, Ore.), 1911-12; Marsh-
field (Ore.), Pub. Lib., 1912-15; half-owner
gift shop and book shop Hillsboro (Ore.),
1915-16; Librn., Everett (Wash.) Pub. Libr.,
1916-19; 1st Asst., Monterey Co. Libr. (Sal-
inas, Calif.), 1920-21; Librn., Ventura Co. and
City Libraries, 1921 — .

Publications: "Ventura the Hub" (Western
Woman), July, 1931; "Ventura County Free
Library Service to Schools" (Western Journal
of Education), Mar., 1932; and other articles
in magazines on visual aids, library service
and library bookmobiles.

Memberships: Amer. Lib. Assn., Calif. Lib.
Assn., Pac. Northwest Lib. Assn.; Soroptimist
Club, Bus and Prof. Women's Club, Ventura
Chamber of Commerce; Amer. Assn. of Univ.
Women; Delta Kappa Gamma.
Religion: Unitarian.
Politics: Democrat.

Bus. Address: Box 771, Ventura, Calif.
Home Address: 278 Cedar St., Ventura,
Calif. *

TOROSSIAN, Professor Aram,

B.S., M.A.

Associate Professor of Architecture, University
of California (Berkeley).

Born: Van (Armenia, Turkey), Dec. 14, 1884;
s. of Almast (Mekhitarian) and David Toros-
sian.

Education: Massachusetts Institute of Tech-
nology and Harvard University.



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Degrees: B.S., Muss. Insl. of Tech., 1908;
M.A., Hurvurd Univ., liJli).
Mnrricd: Hera, d. of Nevrlk and Ilalg Dav-
idlan in Kresno (Calif.), June, 1922;ch.:
VinccMil I'aul.

Prof. Record: Worked for varlou.s architects
In the East; while attending Harvard, became
Asst. Editor of The Armenian Herald (a mag-
azine pul). during VVorld War I, in Hoston),
1918-19; canio to Calif, and received license



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