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WEINSTOCK. Matt

Columnist. The Daily News.
Boryi: Pittsburgh (Pa.), Feb. 12, 1903; s. of
Sarah (Mantel t and Frank Weinstock.
Education: Los Angeles High School and ele-
mentary schools: attended Univ. of Calif. (Los
Angeles) for three years.

Married: Hilda, d. of Domingo Guidotti; eh.:
James (15) and Joy (13).
Prof. Record: Worked part time in Sports
Dents of Examiner, then News while attend-
ing Univ. of Calif. (Los Angeles). Transferred
to City Desk of News, 1924; became Police
Reporter, Golf Editor, Rewrite Man, Night
Citv Editor, Picture Editor (5 yrs.), City Edi-
tor" (2 yrs.). Managing Editor (2 yrs), retired
from last post in 1937 to devote time to daily
column. Also does magazine writing, feature
articles and Hollywood stories.
Bus. Address: 1257 So. Los Angeles St., Los
Angeles, Calif.

Home Address: 1122 Stearns Dr., Los Angeles,
Calif.

WEISMAN. Joseph

Artist, Portrait Painter, Landscape Painter.
Born: Schenectady (New York), Feb. 17.
1907; s. of Lena (Goldberg) and Solomon
Weisman.

Education: Chouinard School of Art; Art Cen-
ter School.

Married- Eva, d. of Anna and Benjamin Bo-
ber in Los Angeles (Calif.), Dec. 24, 1930;
ch.: David (3).

Prof. Record: Since completing art training,
has done considerable portrait painting in oils
and water colors and landscape painting in
oils and water colors; Exhibited at World's
Fair, San Francisco, 1940, Pennsylvania Acad-
emy of Fine Arts (Philadelphia), etc.
Memberships: Calif. Watercolor Soc. ; Paint-
ers and Sculptors Club (Los Angeles) ; San
Gabriel Art Guild; Pasadena Mu.seum of Art.
Awards: First Prize, portrait, 1940; Second
Prize, figure painting, 1936; Third Prize, dec-
orative design, 1939 (all Calif. State Fairs).
Religion: Jewish.
Recreations: Tennis and walking.
Bus. Address: 35 No. Raymond Ave., Pasa-
dena,, Calif.

Home Address: 317 Orange Grove Ave., Al-
hambra, Calif. *

WEISS. Adolph

Composer-Musician.

Born: Baltimore (Md.), Sept. 12, 1891; s. of
Sophia (Soennichsen) and George E. Weiss.
Education: Brooklyn (N.Y.); Columbia Univ.;
Univ. of Calif.; Berlin Acad, of Fine Arts.
Married: Agnes Henrietta, d. of Michael Er-
penbach in Berlin (Germany), Oct. 31, 1926.
Prof. Record: Member, N.Y. Symphony, N.Y.
Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Rochester
Symphony, NBC, WABC, Orchestras, San
Francisco and Los Angeles Orchestras. Gug-
genheim Fellowship, 1931-32. Contr. to music
magazines. New Music, Modern Music, etc. In-
vented a new musical notation.
Publications: Piano Preludes, American Life
(score), Sonata da Camera, all published in
the New Music Magazine.
Memberships: Crescendo, Chess Club (Pres.,
Local 47).



Religion: Protestant.
Recreations: Chess, tennis and bridge.
Home Address: ISOSVz No. Bronson Ave., Hol-
lywood, Calif.

WEISS, Knowles C.

Publisher, Downey Live Wire.
Born- Warsaw (Ind.), Sept. 6, 1886; s. of
Emma (Terry) and John R. Weiss.
Education: Warsaw (Ind.) ; Florida and Hazel
Green College (Ky.), (a ministers college).
Married: Fannie E., d. of Joseph Bender in
Beloit (Kansas), Jan. 15, 1907; ch.: Mrs.
Homer Wachtel and Mrs. C. H. Milling.
Prof. Record: Has been in the newspaper bus-
iness all of his life. For 16 years has been the
owner of the Downey Live Wire, weekly news-
paper. Served as Postmaster during Herbert
Hoover's administration.

Directorships: President, Downey Chamber of
Commerce; Mem., State Advisory Council of
Calif. Newspaper Publishers.
Navy Record: Served with the New Mexico
National Guard on the border at Columbus,
New Mexico during Villa's raid.
Meviberships: Knights of Pythias Lodge; Odd
Fellows: Rotary (Past Pres.), Twenty-Thirty
(Life Mem.); Calif. Newspaper Publishers
Assn.: San Gabriel Valley Unit, Calif. News-
paper Publishers Assn. (Past Pres.).
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Reading.

Bus. Address: 241 No. Downey Ave., Downey,
Calif.

Home Address: 224 E. Sixth St., Downey,
Calif. *



WEISS. Lewis Allen. LL.B.

Vice-President and General Manager, Don Lee
Broadcasting System; Executive Vice-Presi-
dent and Director, Mutual Broadcasting Sys-
tem.

Born: Chicago (111.), May 8, 1893; s. of Reg-
ina (Buchs) and Ignatius Joseph Weiss.
Education: Grammar and preparatory schools
(Chicago, 111.); Chicago Kent College of Law;
majored in advance economics at Univ. of So.
Calif.

Degrees: LL.B., Chicago Kent College of Law,
1915.

Married: Sue Clarice, d. of Julia and Eben-
ezer Stephenson, at Phoenix (Ariz.), Aug. 22,
1922; ch.: Patricia Sue.

Prof Record: Account Executive, The Arizona
Republic, 1921-26; Manager, Local-National
Advertising, Los Angeles Examiner, 1926-29;
Director of Agency operations. The Mayers
Co 1929-30; Gen. Manager, Don Lee Broad-
casting System, 1930-32; Bus. Manager, WJR
(The Goodwill Station), 1932-36; Vice-Pres.
and Gen Mgr., Don Lee Broadcasting System
(Los Angeles), 1937—. Executive Vice-Pres.
and Dir., Mutual Broadcasting System, 1940— .
Directorships: Don Lee Broadcasting System;
Mutual Broadcasting System; Santa Barbara
Broadcasters, Ltd.

Army Service: Captain, 4th U.S. Cavalry,
commanded Troop B, 1915 to 1919. Member,
Disabled Amer. Veterans of World War I.
Awards: Gold service stripes and marksman-
ship awards.



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MtnalnrshiiKs: Seivlco Club Tost ol' Amcr. Le-
gion; University Club (I.os An),'i'le.s) ; Ciilif.
Country Club; Kantii Monica Ucl Mar Club;
Rotury (Los AnKoles); AilverllsinK Club of
Los AnRcles; Alpha Delta SlKma, Delta 'I'hela
Phi (Law Fraternity), CJamma Beta Al[>ha;
Army Ordnance Assn.
Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Non-partl.san.

Recreations: Golf, briclgc, badminton. Hobby:
Wood-working.

Bus. Address: 5515 Melrose Ave., Hollywood,
Calif.

■ Home Address: (32 Ilolmbv Ave., Westvvood
Hills, Calif.



iJirvclorships: Chmn. of Advl.sory Com. to liie
Dean of the Los Angeles Med. Dcpt. of the
Univ. of Calif.

I'uhlictitions: Various medical publications
prin<lpally in the field of Proctology.
Mriiihcrships: L.A. Co. Medical Assn.; Holly-
wood Acad, of Medicine; Calif. Med. and
Amer. Med. Assns.

Religion: Congregational

Politics: Independent.

Recreations: Mountain home and photography.

Bus. Address: 815 So. Hill St., and 1770 No.

Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, Calif.

Home Address: 4516 Finley Ave., Los Angeles,
Calif.



WEISSMAN. David. A.B.

Author, Columnist.

Born: Bessarabia (Roumania), Mar. 2. 1888;
s. of Fanny and Samuel Weissman.
Education: Public and high schools (Newarlc,
N.J.).

Degrees: A.B., New Yoric Univ., 1911.
Married: Lillian R., d. of Sarah and Julius
Rosenfeld in Los Angeles (Calif.), 1930; ch.:
Robert J., M.D.

Prof. Record: Substitute high school, and reg-
ular evening high school Teacher (Newark,
N.J.), 1912-18; Attorney at Law (Newark,
N.J.), 1914-18; Contributor to Newark Eve-
ni7ig News (poetry). Owner, Editor of Arizona
Cattleman and Farmer, Southwestern Record,
Tucson Independent, 1920-24. Writer for Mack
Sennett, Tiffany-Stahl productions, 1924-25.
Managing Editor, California Jewish Review,
afterwards B'nai B rith Messenger, 1925-30;
Editor, California Jewish Voice, 1931. Free
lance Writer and Columnist ever since. Fea-
ture Writer, Sunday Times Magazine Section
(Los Angeles, Calif.), "Weisscrax" column in
Rob Wagner's Script, since 1930.
Publications: This Cavalcade (verse), 1930;
Mother Goose-Step (satire), 1940.
Religion: Jewish.
Politics: Democrat.
Recreations: Music.

Bus. and Home Address: 819 No. Lafayette
Pk. PI., Los Angeles, Calif. *



WEITKAMP. Alfred Henry.
A.B., B.D., M.A., M.D., Ph.D.
Physician and Surgeon

Born: Cincinnati (Ohio), Oct. 8, 1882; s. of
Sophia (Wicke) and Frederick Weitkamp.

Education: Otterbein Coll.; Denver Univ.; Iliff
Sch. of Theol.; Denver Coll. of Physicians and
Surgeons; Interne, Park Ave. Hosp. (Denver,
Colo.).

Degrees: A.B., Cjiterbein Coll., 1904; M.D.,
Denver Coll. of Physicians and Surgeons,
1909; M.A., 1911, and Ph.D., 1914, Denver
Univ.; B.D., Iliff Sch. of Theol., 1913.

Married: (1) Minna (Bauer) in Sacramento
(Calif.), 1904. (2) Mary, d. of Charles L.
Geeding, in Preble Co. (Ohio), 1912; ch. : Rob-
ert M. and R. Lee.

Prof. Record: Congregational Minister (Calif,
and Colo.), 1909-18; practicing medicine and
surgery exclusively since 1918; Med. Dir. of
Third Supervisorial Dist., Co. of Los Angeles,
since 1934.



WELCH. Claude L.

Lawyer, Civic Worker; Chairman, Los Angeles
County Democratic Central Committee.
Born: Near Traverse City (Michigan*, June 3,
1886.

Education: San Fernando High School; Univ.
of Calif. (Berkeley) ; University of South-
ern California.

Prof. Record: Teacher and Prin., public schs.
of Los Angeles Co., 1904-09; Prin., public
schools (City of Los Angeles), 1909-16; admit-
ted to the bar, 1914; began practice of law
in 1916 in Assn. with E. Earl Crandall and
Douglas L. Edmonds (now Asso. Justice of
the Supreme Court of Calif.); Jr. Member,
law firm Crandall & Welch, 1917-26; Sr.
Member law firm Welch & LaNoue, 1937-39;
at all other times in practice alone, 1916-40;
Pres., Affiliated Improvement Assns. of Los
Angeles, 1920-21; Vice-Pres., Hollywood
Chamber of Commerce, 1921-22; Member, Los
Angeles City Planning Commn., 1921-23, Los
Angeles City Traffic Commission, 1922; or-
ganized and directed, first free public law
school in U.S. (as a Dept. of the Adult Edn.
system of Los Angeles City High Sch. Dist.),
at Polytechnic Evening High Sch., 1924-29;
founded Los Angeles Univ. of Applied Edn.
(formerly Calif. Asso. Colls.), 1929. Pres. of
Univ. and Dean of the Coll. of Law, 1929-40;
Chmn., Democratic Council of Los Angeles,
1939-40; Chmn., Democratic Central Com. of
Los Angeles County.

Memberships: Mark Twain International Soc.
Bus. Address: 627 W. Olympic Blvd., Los An-
geles, Calif.

Home Address: 1745 Camulos Ave., Glendale,
Calif.



WELCH. Marie de Laveaga

Poet.

iBorn: San Francisco (Calif.), Feb. 23, 1905;
d. of Julia (de Laveaga) and Andrew Welch.
Married: George, s. of Alma (Parsons) and
George West in San Francisco, Oct., 1934;
ch.: Mariquita and Josephine Alma.
Publications: Poems (Macmillan), 1933; This
Is Our Own (poems; Macmillan), 1940.
Home Address: Box 56, Los Gatos, Calif.
Other Address: 215 Market St., San Fran-
cisco, Calif. •



WELLER. George Carl. A.B., M.A.

District Superintendent, South San Francisco
Unified School District; Principal, South San
Francisco High School.



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Born: Waterloo (Io\va>, April 13, 1897; s. of
Mary iLingelbach) and Gottlieb Weller.
Education: Dist. No. 42 Spokane Co. (Wash.)
elementary schools; Lewis & Clark High
School (Spokane) ; Whitworth College (Spo-
kane).

Degrees: A.B., Whitworth College, 1920;
M.A., Stanford Univ., 1933.
Married: Margaret, d. of Sarah M. Kimm, in
Spokane (Wash.), March 16, 1920; ch.: Carl
Barry.

Prof Record: Newspaper and magazine car-
rier during high school yrs.; calendar yr.,
1915, and subsequent 3 summer vacation peri-
ods as Stenographer and Clerk in Shaw &
Borden Co. (stationery, printing), (Spokane);
clerical work, Spokane & Eastern Trust Co.;
Stenographer, Northern Pac. Ry. (Spokane) ;
Teacher of Commercial Education, Whitworth
College (Spokane), 1920-21; Asst. Mgr.,Heald
Colls (San Francisco), 1921-22; Teacher of
Commercial Edn., 1922-38, Vice-Prin., 1925-
34 Prin High School (So. San Francisco),
1935-40; Dist. Supt. and High School Pnn.
(So. San Francisco Unified School Dist.),
1940—.

Directorships: Offer.. Bd. of Library Trus-
tees Free Public Library (So San Francisco) ;
U.S.' Housing Authority (So. San Francisco).
Publications: Weekly column in local weekly
newspaper, Weller's Week; miscellaneous arti-
cles in Nation's Schools, Education (Boston),
American School Board Journal, Sierra Edu-
cational News.

Army Record: Quartermaster Corps, 1917-19
(Jacksonville, Fla. and Fort Wingate, N.M.).
Memberships: Phi Delta Kappa; Lions; Cham,
of Commerce; Amer. Legion; P.-T.A.
Politics: Republican-Democrat.
Recreations: Bowling, hiking, gardening,
horseshoes, music, theatre, art, and reading.
Bus. Address: High School Bldg., So. San
Francisco, Calif.

Home Address: 500 Baden Ave., So. San
Francisco, Calif.

WELLER, Margaret Davis, A.B.

Educator, Psychologist.

Born: Abilene (Kan.), Jan. 5, 1884; d. of
Sarah Margaret (Laughery) and James Allen
Davis.

Education: Whitworth Coll. (Spokane, Wash.) ;
State Teachers Coll. (San Francisco).
Degrees: A.B., Whitworth Coll., 1920.
Married: George Carl, s. of Mary and Gottlieb
Weller, in Coeur D' Alene (Idaho), March 16,
1920; ch.: Carl Barry (med. student, Stan-
ford).

Prof. Record: Dress designing; salesmanship;
training of personnel and designer of surgical
garments, 1915; Organizer, Red Cross, 1915-
19, Hosp. and Soc. Service (Seattle, Wash.);
Lecturer on "Understanding Ourselves" and
"The Psychology of Human Behaviour";
Founder of the "Weller Way" for personality
development. Special interest: development of
exceptional children, parent edn., 1926-41.
Directorships: Vice-Chmn., City Recreation
Com., So. San Francisco.

Publications: Who's Who in the Public
Schools, Making Dreams Come True, Human
Relationships; serial articles, newspaper col-
umns.

Memberships: American Legion Auxiliary;
Life Member. Calif. Congress of Parents and
Teachers.



Religion: Swedenborgian.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Music, theatre, arts and crafts.
Home Address: 500 Baden Ave., So. San Fran-
cisco, Calif.

WEMMER. Frederick Arthur,

A.B., C.L.S.

County Librarian.

Born: Oakland (Calif.), July 4, 1908.

Education: Elementary and high school in

Oakland (Calif.); Univ. of Calif. (Berkeley).

Degrees: A.B., 1929, C.L.S., 1931. Univ. of

Calif.

Prof Record: Reference Librn., Kern Co. Free

Library, 1933-40; Co. Librn., Solano Co. Free

Library, Sept. 1, 1940—.

Memberships: Lions.

Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Gardening.

Bus. Address: Solano County Free Library,

Fairfield. Calif.

Home Address: Jackson St., Fairfield, Calif.*

WENDT, Alvin William, A.B., J.D.

Lawyer.

Born: Primrose (Iowa), Jan. 19, 1893; s. of
Magdalena (Vornkahl) and William C. Wendt.
Education: Fairfield (Iowa) H i g h School ;
Parsons Coll.; Univ. of So. Calif.; Stanford
Univ.

Degrees: A.B., Univ. of So. Calif., 1917; J.D..
Stanford Univ., 1922.

Married: Jennette, d. of Lovisa Noble (Haw-
lev) and John William Nelson, in Laguna
Beach (Calif.), Sept. 16, 1922; ch.: William
Nelson.

Prof Record: Admitted to bar of Calif., 1922,
and Federal Courts, 1922; practiced in Los
Angeles and Hollywood since 1922, specializing
in corporation and probate practice; always
active in fraternal and community develop-
ment work.

Memberships: Calif. State Bar, Hollywood
Bar and Amer. Bar Assns.; Sigma Alpha Ep-
silon. Phi Alpha Delta. Delta Sigma Rho;
Amer. Legion; Mason (Past Master); Knight
Templar (Past Commander).
Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Horseback riding, verse writing,
public speaking.

Bus. Address: 6331 Hollywood Blvd., Holly-
wood, Calif.

Home Address: 2325 No. Catalina, Los Ange-
les, Calif.

WENT, Professor Frits Warmolt,
A.B., M.A., Ph.D.

Professor of Plant Physiology, California In-
stitute of Technology.

Born: Utrecht (Holland), May 18, 1903; s. of
C. J. (Tonckens) and F.A.F.C. Went (Prof,
of Botan.v, Univ. oi Utrecht).
Education: Univ. of Utrecht (Holland).
Degrees: A.B., 1922, M.A., 1925, Ph.D., 1927.
Univ. of Utrecht.

Married: Catharina Helena van de Koppel;
ch.: Hans Adriaan. Anna Catharina.



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Prot. Record: Assl., Univ. of Utrecht, l!rJ2-
27; Botanist, Uolanlc Gardens (BuitenzoiK,
Java), 19L'H-;50; Dir., Foreigners Laboratory,
1930-32; Lecturer, Medical Coll. (Ualavia,
Java). 1930-31; Asst. Prof.. 1933-35, Prof.,
Calif. Inst, of Tech.. 1935—; Nat. Lecturer.
Soc. of Sigma XI, 1940.

Directorships: Pres., Western Section of Bot-
anical Soc. of Amor.; Dlr., Plant Culture
League.

Publications: Went and Thimann, Phytohor-
monea (MacmlUan), 1937; Co-Author of Sci-
ence in Progress (Yale Univ. Press), 1940.
Memberships: Athenaeum (Pasadena).
Bus. Address: California Inst, of Technology.
Pasadena. Calif.

Home Address: 485 So. Madison Ave., Pasa-
dena, Calif. •



WENZEL, Caroline

Supervising Librarian, California Department,

California State Library.

Born: San Francisco (Calif.); d. of Jennie

(Brown) and George F. WenzeL

Education: Sacramento public schools; Calif.

State Library School.

Prof. Record: Connected with Calif. State Li-
brary since grad. from Library School; Head
of Calif. Dept., since July. 1933.
Publications: Articles for prof, or hist, mags.,
such as Western Journal of Education, Quar-
terly News Letter of the Book Club of Calif.,
California Historical Society Quarterly, etc.
Awards: Awards for book reviews; honorable
mention by individuals, organizations, and so-
cieties interested in Calif, history and litera-
ture.

Memberships: Oregon Trails Memorial Assn.,
(Hon. Life Member); Alumni Assn. of Univ.
of Calif, and Calif. State Library School (Past
Pres.); Calif. Historical Soc; Calif. Library
and Amer. Library Assns. ; Calif. State Em-
ployees Assn.; Sacramento Saturday Club;
Sacramento Community Forum.
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Motoring, drama, music.
Bus. Address: California State Library, Sacra-
mento, Calif.



Home Address: 723 - 17th St.
Calif.



Sacramento,



WERNECKE, Livingston, B.S., E.M.

Vice-President and Manager, Treadwell Yukon
Corporation, Ltd.; President. Atolia Mining
Co.; Consulting Engineer, Alaska Juneau
Gold Mining Co.

Born: Livingston (Mont.), Jan. 16, 1883; s.
of Nancy Jane (Finney) and C. T. Wernecke.
Education: Public schools; Univ. of Washing-
ton.

Degrees: B.S., (Mining Engineering), 1906,
E.M., 1918, U. of Wash.

Married: Mabel Griffiths, d. of I. M. Rushton,
at Brooklyn (New York), Dec. 17. 1882; ch. :
Theodore Rushton, Claire Elizabeth.

Prof. Record: Surveyor, Draftsman, misc.
work, 1906-07; Chief IDraftsman, Construction
Engr., Division Engr., Copper River North-
western Ry. (Alaska), 1907-11; Scout, Survey-
or, cliief party. 1912-13; Construction Engr.,
Alaska Gastineau Mining Co. (Juneau, Alas-



ka), 19H; Draftsman, fk-ologlst, Seoul, Alas-
ka Treadwell (Jold .Mining Co ., l!)15-20; Geol-
ogist, Gen. Su|)l., .Manager, Treadwell Yukon
Co., 1921-.{;5. From 19.13 to date has held
offices of: Consulting Engineer, Cons. Ge-
ologist, Alaska Juneau G. M. Co. (Juneau,
Alaska) ; Vlce-Pres. and Manager, Tread-
well,, Yukon, Corpn. (Mayo, Y.T.); Pres.-
Manager. Pacific Mng. Co. (Bear Valley. Cal-
if.); Pres. -Manager, Boebe Gold Mining Co.
(Georgetown. Calif.); Pres. -Manager, Atolia
Mining Co. (Calif.) ; Pres., Llnd Mining Co.,
Hornitos (Calif.).

Directorhips: Treadwell Yukon Corpn.; Atolia
Mining Co.; Pacific Mining Co.; Llnd CJold
Mining Co.; Harvard Gold Mining Co.
Publications: Private reports and articles on
geology of Alaska Juneau ore body and ice
vein in Engineering and Mining Journal.
Memberships: Kappa Sigma, Tau Beta Pi,
Sigma Xi; A.I.M.E.; Canadian I.M.&M.; En-
gineers' Club (San Francisco) ; Diablo Country
Club; Life Member, Amer. Assn. Advance-
ment of Science.
Religion: Protestant (Baptist).
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Hunting and fishing. Hobbies:
Microscopy, photography, petrography, miner-
agraphy.

Bus. Address: 922 Crocker Bldg., San Fran-
cisco, Calif.

Home Address: 2930 Avalon Ave., Berkeley,
Calif. Other: Mayo, Yukon Territory, Canada.

WERNER, Professor Gustav Adolph,

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

Professor of History and Political Science and
Dean of summer sessions. College of the Pa-
cific.

Born: Sweden, Feb. 26, 1879; s. of Christine
(Lovendel) and John Larson Werner.
Education: Elementary school (Sweden);
Acad. (Oakland) ; post grad. work, Univ. of
Montevideo (Uruguay); Univ. of So. Calif.;
Univ. of Calif. (Berkeley).

Degrees: A.B., 1911, M.A., 1920, Univ. of So.
Calif.; Ph.D., Univ. of Calif. (Berkeley), 1923.

Married: Ellen Marie, of Norway (Mich.), d.
of Andrew Anderson, in Oakland (Calif).,
Sept. 6, 1906; ch.: Merrill A., Harvey G.,
Homer Berkeley.

Prof. Record: Educational work in So. Amer.,

1912-19; Teaching Fellow, Univ. of Calif.,

1920-23; Prof, of History and Political Science

and Dean of summer sessions. College of the

Pacific, 1923—.

Awards: Scholarship, Phi Beta Kappa and Pi

Gamma Mu (social science honor soc).

Memberships: Mason.

Religion: Protestant (Methodist).

Politics: Non Partisan (registered Rep. now).

Recreations: Travel, reading.

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

Calif.

Home Address: 135 Knoles Way, Stockton,

Calif. •

WESSON, Miley Barton, B.S., M.D.

Urologist.

Born: Sedalia (Mo.). Oct. 12. 1881; s. of Alice

Bush (Proctor) and Miley Barton Wesson.

Education: Univ. of Texas; Johns Hopkins
University.



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Degrees: B.S., Univ. of Texas, 1902; M.D.,
Johns Hopkins, 1910.
Married: Catherine M. Matto.x, in 1936.
Prof Record: Asst. in Chemistry, Univ. of
Tex 1902- taught science in secondary schs.
and 'colls., '1902-06; Asst. in Anatomy, Johns
Hopkins, 1907-08; Resident Surgeon, Hudson
St Hosp. (New York), 1910-12; Surgeon (El
Paso Tex.), 1912-17; Asst. to Dr. Hugh H.
Yourig, Johns Hopkins Hosp., 1919-21; Instr.,
Urology, Univ. of Calif., 1921-23; Asst. Prof.,
Anatomy, College of P.&S., 1928—; now m
practice at San Francisco.
'publications: "Urological Roentgenology,;;

■■Early History of Urology on the West Coast
in History of Urology, Vol. 1; ■'Anatomical

Variations of the Bladder" in Encyclopaedia

of Medicine. Vol. 2; contr. of 100 papers to

Amer. and foreign med. jours.

Awards: Carnegie Silver Medal.

Memherhips: Amer. Med. Assn.; Amer Urol.

Assn (former Pres., A.U.A. and Western

Section A.U.A.) ; International Urol. Assn.;

Societa Italiano di Urologica; Calif. Med.

Assn • San Francisco Co. Med. Soc; Calif.

Acad 'of Med.; Amer. Assn. of Genito-Urinary

Surgeons; Nu Sigma Nu; Mason, ^Shriner;

Olympic, Lakeside Golf, Commonwealth clubs.

Army Record: Capt., Med. Corps, U.S. Army

with A.E.F., 1917-19,. World War I.

Bus. Address: 490 Post St., San Francisco,

Calif.

Home Address: 2640 Broadway, San Francis-
co, Calif.

WEST, Arthur Benjamin. A.B.

Public Utility E.xecutive.

Born: Rochelle (111.), Apr. 18, 187p; s. of
Catherine (Rhodes) and Benjamin West.
Education: Leland Stanford, Jr., Univ.; grad-
uate work in law, Denver Univ., 1900.
Degrees: A.B., Leland Stanford, Jr., Univ.,
1899.

Married: Grace Campbell, Feb. 12, 1905; ch.:
Catherine Campbell, Elizabeth Dearing, Doro-
thy, Arthur Benjamin, Helen.
Bus. Record: Admitted to Colo, bar, 1901, and
practiced at Denver until 1913; Mem., Potter,
West and Potter, 1910-12; Vice-Pres. and Asst.
to Pres Nev. -Calif. Power Co. and So. Sier-
ras Power Co., 1913-16, Gen. Mgr., So. Sierras
Co 1916-23, Pres., same and Asso. Cos., since
1923; Pres., Nev. -Calif. Electric Corpn. and
subsidiaries, since 1929.

War Service: General Chmn. or Campaign
Mgr Amer. Red Cross, Liberty Bond and
Community Chest drives, World War I.
Memberships: Phi Delta Phi, Sigma Alpha Ep-
silon; Victoria, Calif., Newport Harbor Yacht
clubs.

Politics: Republican.

Bus. Address: 3778 Eighth St., Riverside,
Calif.

Home Address: 6116 Hawarden Dr., River-
side, Calif.

WEST, Thomas Reginald

General Secretary, Sacramento YMCA.
Born- Troway (near Sheffield, Eng.), May 3,
1898; s. of Clara (Moorby) and Robert West.
Education: Lodi Union High Sch.



Married: Evelyn S., d. of John F. Larson, in
Patterson (Calif.), June 2, 1928; ch.: Clara
Constance, Robert Lewis, Marilyn Janice.
Bus Record: Detmer Woolen Co. (San Fran-
cisco), 1919; Amer. Fruit Growers, Inc. (Lodi
aiTd Sacramento, Calif.), 1920-26; Sacramento
YMCA, since 1926, and in the capacity of Gen.
Secy., since June, 1933.

Directorships: Member, Official Bd. of First
Methodist Church (Sacramento); Trustee,
Sacramento Church Council.
Army Service: Enlisted at Stockton (Calif.),
1918, trained as an enlisted specialist in Coast
Artillery Corps, graduating as Sergeant Ma-
jor Jr Gr. in Fort Monroe (Ga.), Sept., 1918;
assigned to Coast Defense Headquarters (Fort
Monroe) until discharged, Dec, 1918.
Me7nherships: Lions; YMCA; Amer. Legion
(all in Sacramento) ; Capital City Toastmas-
ters.

Religion: Methodist.
Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Ice skating, music (cello).
Bus. Address: 505 Jay St., Sacramento, Calif.



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