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Llboriil Arts, V. of Philippines, 1910. Buiii-
nrsH mid Civic: .Secly.-Mgr, North Fork Water
(Jo. (Mutual), 1KK5; Treas., San Bernardino
Co., 1889; Mem., Hoard of Free-holders that
prepared .S.in Bernardino Co. Ch;irter, 1912;
Dlr. North Fork Water Co., 1912; Secty. -
Mgr., East HiKhlands Protective Co. (Pest
Control), 19i:i; Chmn. .Selecllve Service
Board (Hedlands), 1917; Pres., East High-
lands Citrus Assn. (Citrus Packers), 1921;
Pres., San Bernardino Co. Hlstl. Soc, 1927.
Directorships: Dir., North Fork Water Co.;
Dir., East Highlands Citrus Assn.
Publications: California's Unbuilt Missions;
Spanish Plans for An Inland Chain (privately
printed), 1930; Heritage of the Valley, San
Bernardino's First Century (with Helen
Pruitt Beattie as co-author), (San Pa.squal
Press), 19.39; educational, historical, and
genealogical papers in publications of Ind.,
Calif., Ky., and Philippine Islands.
Memberships: Fortnightly Club (Redlands).
Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Study of special problems In
local history.
Bus. Address: Highland, R.F.D. No. 1, Calif.

BEAUMONT. Arthur Edwaine.

Artist (Marine-Portrait) ; Writer.
Born: Norwich (Eng.), Mar. 25, 1890; s. of
Sarah (Belderson) and Maj. Matthew S.
Beaumont.

Education: Holt Boys Sch., private, (Eng.);
Univ. of Calif.; Slade Coll. of U. of London
Academic Julian, Academic Colaross (Paris),
Married: Dorothy, d. of Harry G. Dean, In
Los Angeles, Apr. 1919; ch.: Phyllis J., Dean
Edwaine, Barbara Elaine, and Geoffrey
Campbell.

Prof. Record: Portraits painted: Bishops: B.
W. Stevens, CJoodan and Johnson, Admirals:
F. F. Schofield (Commander-in-Chief, U. S.
Fleet) ; two portraits. Admiral Wm. D.
Leahy (Ambassador to France); Vice-Admi-
rals T. T. Craven, Wm. Leigh, Percy W.
Foote, Orin G. Mufin (Commander-in-Chief
Asiatic Force), and many other Naval Offi-
cers. Colonels W. Eason and Underbill (U.S.
M.C.); also portraits of many doctors and
prominent individuals. Paintings owned by
many prominent persons, including two by
President Franklin D. Roosevelt; paintings
hanging in Navy Dept. (Washington), and
public institutions such as schools, museums,
etc. E.xhibits held nationally and locally;
one-man show in Nat. Gallery, Washington
(D.C.) in 1934, also many paintings on board
U. S. battleships, cruisers, etc. ; Mural
Painter, Lithogrpher and Etcher; mural of
na\al hist, in Army and Navy Club (Long
Beach). Exhibited in Grand Salon (Paris),
1926, and in London. Books illustrated for
U. of So. Calif. Now We Belong to the
Ages, and U. C. L. A. Illustrations for
Cosmopolitan and other magazines; has
written stories for various mags. ; work is
well known nationally; at present occupied
on book on U.S. Navy; also interested in re-
search and camouflage and scientific inven-
tions for naval matters; has taken many
prizes and honors., mentioned in book on
painting, pub. by Encyclopaedia Britannica;
two prizes taken at CJolden Gate Expn., 1940.
Directorships: Dir. of Acad. Western Paint-
ers.

Navy Record: Senior Lieut., U. S. N. Res.;
Lieut. -Commander, C.N.M. (Res.).



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Memberships: Chmn., Aquarelle Painters;
Past Pres. (two terms), Long Beach Art.
Assn.; Past Vice-Pres., Calif. Art Club (two
terms); Mem., Painters and Sculptors; L. A.
Art Assn., Laguna Art Assn., Santa Monica
Art Assn., Water Color Soc, Spectrum, Army
and Navy, L. A. Athletic, and Pacific Coast
clubs.

Religion: Protestant.

Recreations: Swimming, riding, golf, travel,
yachting, tennis, aviation.
Bus. and Home Address: 816 So. St. An-
drews PI., Los Angeles, Calif.
Other Address: Armv and Navy Club, Long
Beach, Calif.; Pacific Coast Club, Long
Beach, Calif. *

BEAUMONT, Campbell E.

Judge of United States District Court, South-
ern District of California.

Born: Mayfield (Ky.); s. of May Viola
(Wortham) and Edgar S. Beaumont.
Education: West Ky. Coll.; Univ. of Ky.;
Cumberland Univ.

Married: Lucy Madden, d. of Anna and
Wm. A. Madden.

Prof. Record: Began practice of law at Fes-
no, 1912; appointed Deputy Dist. Atty. of
Fresno Co., 1914; Asst. Dist. Atty., 1917;
elected Dist. Atty. of Fresno Co., 1918;
apptd. Judge Sup. Court, 1921, elected Judge
of same. 1922; re-elected, 1924, 1930, and
1936; appointed U. S. Dist. Judge, 1939.
Memberships: Knights of Pythias, Masons,
Elks, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics: Democrat.

Bus. Address: Federal Bldg., Fresno, Calif.
Home Address: 805 Ashlan Ave., Fresno,
Calif.

BEAUMONT. Dorothy Dean. A.B.. M.A.
Counselor, John Burroughs Junior High
School.

Born: Santa Ana (Calif.), Apr. 13, 1897; d.
of Eva (Craig) and Harry Glen Dean.
Education: Santa Ana (Calif.) High Sch.;
Los Angeles State Normal; Univ. of Calif.;
Univ. of So. Calif.

Degrees: A.B., U. of Calif., 1929; M.A., U.
of So. Calif., 1930.

Married: Arthur Edwalne, s. of M. S. Beau-
mont, in Los Angeles (Calif.), Apr. 4, 1919;
ch.: Phyllis Jacqueline (Mrs. John Daniel
Cook), Dean Edwalne, Barbara Elaine Ara-
bella, and Geoffrey Campbell.
Prof. Record: Teacher, elem. schs. of Los
Angeles, 1921-24; Asst. to Dean of Women,
U.C.L.A., 1924-27; Teacher, Los Angeles High
Sch., 1930-33; Teacher, John Burroughs Jr.
High Sch., 1933-37; Counselor, John Bur-
roughs Jr. High Sch., 1937—.
Publications: Articles on counseling and guid-
ance.

Memberships: Amer. Assn. of Univ. Women;
Campfire Girls of Amer. (Dir. and Council
Mem.), Girls' Friendly Soc. (Diocesan Pres.,
1934-37); Prytanean (Hon. Soc), Areta;
University Club; Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta
Phi, Pi Lambda Theta.
Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Republican.
Bus. Address: John Burroughs Junior High



School, 600 So. McCadden Place, Los An-
geles, Calif.

Hojne Address: 816 So. St. Andrews PI., Los
Angeles, Calif.

BECHDOLT. Frederick Ritchie. A.B.
Author.

Born: Mercersburgh (Pa.), July 27, 1874; s.
of Jean Katherine (Ritchie) and Adolph F.
Bechdolt.

Education: Mankato (Minn.) High Sch.; Univ.
No. Dakota; Univ. of Washington.
Degrees: A.B., U. of Washington, 1896.
Married: Adele Fortier Hale, d. of Anna M.
Fortier, in San Francisco (Calif.).
Prof. Record: Former Newspaperman, now
Author, since 1907; Writer of Articles, mag.
fiction, books, etc.

Publicatio7is : Co- Author 9009. Author, Hard
Rock Man; When the West Was Young;
Tales of the Old Timers; Giants of the Old
West; Horse Thief Trail; Tree of Death, and
other books, and numerous articles and mag.
fiction.

Memberships: Family and Press clubs (San
Francisco) .
Politics: Democrat.
Bus. and Home Address: Carmel, Calif.

BECK, Anna Rearden. A.B., M.A.
Teacher (retired); Writer.
Born: San Francisco (Calif.), Dec. 13, 1888;
d. of Anita (Cowles) and Judge Timothy H.
Rearden.

Education: Pub. schs. of Cook Co. (111.); San
Francisco; Univ. of Calif.
Degrees: A.B., 1912, M.A., 1913, U. of Calif.,
Berkeley.

Married: John Erik Beck; s. of Pastor Johan
August Back, of Aspeboda (Sweden), at
Swedenborgian Church, San Francisco
(Calif.), Nov. 17, 1917; ch. : John Rearden,
Anne Charlotta, and Mary Elisazeth Beck.
Prof. Record: Teacher, 1907-8, 1914-17,
1922-23.

Publication: The First Parthenia (imagina-
tive expression of the women of the U. of
Calif.), 1812.

Memberships: Prytanean Society.
Home Address: 441 Boynton Ave., Berkeley,
Calif. •

BECK. Paul Ralph. A.B.

Publisher-Business Manager, Blade-Tribune
Pub. Co.

Born Centerville (Iowa), Feb. 7, 1907; s.
of Edna Pauline (Needham) and Jesse Mc-
Fall Beck.

Education: Grade sch. and high sch., Cen-
terville (Iowa) ; Stanford Univ.
Married: Mildred, d. of Aylette W. Aylor,
in Oceanside (Calif), June 20, 1931; ch.: Jo
Anna.

Bus. Record: Employed on Centerville lowe-
gian as youth; after graduation was on the
editorial staff of San Jose News (Calif.);
came to Oceanside, as Co-Publisher of Blade-
Tribune in 1929 and has been there ever
since.

Directorships: Dir. and Secty., Newspaper
Univ. of Amer.



Memberships: Elks, Oceanside Kiwanls; Phi



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Delta Thetn, Slsma Dcltn Chi. SlRma Tnu
Delta: Blue Key.
Religion: Methodist.
Recreations: HunllnR, flshlnR.
Bus. Address: 403 First St., Oceansldc, Calif.
Ho7ne Address: 1103 Leonard Ave.. Ocean-
side, Calif.

BECKER, Roy J.

Insurance Agent.

Bom: Walkerton (Ont.. Can.). Jan. 22,
1893: s. of Elizabeth (Wettlaufer) and John
L. Becker.

Education: Pub. schls.. Oshawa (Ont.).
Marrid: Lucille H.. d. of Dr. W. H. Cooke,
in Long Beach (Calif.), April 20, 1913: eh.:
Mr J. Frank C. Bird. Mrs. Edward Amar,
and Norma Kathleen.

Prof. Record: In 1906 entered office of Mc-
Laughlin Carriage Co., Oshawa (Ont., Can.);
1912 entered .selling field with Goodyear Tire
and Rubber Co. of Can., left in 1916 and
engaged in wholesale automobile accessory
business with O. S. Chapin Co., of Calgary
(Alta.): came to Calif, in 1922 and sold
Studebaker automobiles for Glen E. Thomas,
Inc. (San Pedroi for 6 years; 1928 opened
ins. agency in which business he is now en-
gaged: Mem. Los Angeles Board of Edn.
Memberships: San Pedro Rotary: Jonathan
Club (L. A.).
Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Gardening and golf.
Business Address: 411 W. 7th St., San Pedro,
Calif.

Home Address: 2130 Elanita Dr., San Pedro,
Calif.

BECKETT. Wheeler Martin Alfred. B.S.

Conductor-Composer.

Born: San Francisco (Calif), Mar. 7, 1898.
s. of Frances Mason (Bowen) and Frederick
Arthur Beckett.

Education: Grad. Optimus Grace Church (N.
Y.) Choir Sch.. 1913: student Columbia. 1917-
19: mem. master class for conductors and
pvt. pupil of Felix Weingartner, Basel (Switz-
erland), 1928-30.

Degrees: B.S., 1921, Univ. of Calif.
Married: Jane Wintermute, June 15, 1922.
Prof. Record: Organist and Choirmaster
Grace Cathedral (San Francisco). 1921-25
Instr.. English. Mills Coll. (Oakland). 1926
Dir.. Childrens' Choral Club (Berkeley). 1924-
30: Condr., Young People's Concerts. San
Francisco Symphony Orch., 1927-30: Guest
Condr., Berlin ((Jermany). and Vienna (Aus-
tria), philharmonic orchestras. Vienna Sym-
phony and Straram (Paris) orchestras. 1930;
Condr.. Richmond Symphony Orchestra. 1932-
36: Guest Condr.. Summer Concerts, Nat.
Symphony, Washington (D. O. 1936; Guest
Condr.. Boston "Pops" and Esplanade con-
certs, 1938-39; Condr., Boston Symphony Or-
chestra, Inc., Youth Concerts (six concerts
each season) in Symphony Hall: Condr., Bos-
ton Symphony Children's Concerts, Cambridge
(Mass.). 1940, (Si.x concerts each season).
Publications: Composed incidental music to
the plays Asses Ears, 1922, Rajavara, 1924.
Also composed Cinderella Overture, Mystic
Trumpeter, Syviphony C Minor, and concerto
for organ, church music.
Memberships: Delta Upsilon; Mason: Au-



thors' Club (London. Enj?.). Harvard Mus.

A.ssn.

Religion: Episcopal.

Politics: Republican.

Home Address: Symphony Hall, Boston,

Mass. (Summer) Ragged Lsland, Lake Wln-

nepesaukee, N. H.

BECKLEY. William Bruce. B.S., LL.B.

Lawyer, Registered Patent Attorney.
Born: Las Vegas fNev.). Mar. 22, 1915: 8.
of Leva (Grimes) and Will Beckley.
Education: Calif. Inst, of Tech.: Stanford
Law Sch.

Degrees: B.S., Calif. Inst, of Tech.. 1936;
LL.B.. Stanford Law Sch.. 19.39.
Memberships: San Francisco Bar Assn., San
Francisco Patent Law Assn.; Pi Kappa Delta.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Golf, skiing and tennis.
Business Address: 723 Crocker Bldg.. San
Francisco, Calif.

Home Address: 1407 Montgomery, San Fran-
cisco, Calif.

BECKWITH. Professor Theodore Day,

B.S., M.S., Ph.D., F.A.A.A.S.
Prof, and Chairman, Dept. of Bacteriology,
Univ. of Calif.

Born: Utica (N. Y.), Dec. 8, 1879: s. of
Jane Sophia (Day) and Theodore George
Beckwith.

Education: Utica Free Acad.: Hamilton Coll.;
Woods Hole Marine Laboratories: U. S. Dept.
of Agriculture; Univ. of Calif.
Degrees: B.S.. 1904. M.S., 1907. Hamilton
Coll.; Ph.D.. 1920. U. of Calif., Berkeley.
Married: Cornelia Maria, d. of S. S. Lyon,
in Fargo (N. D.). June 14, 1909: ch.: Jo-
sephine Day, Jane Crosby. Stephen Lyon, £ind
Theodore Day, Jr.

Prof. Record: Asst. and Algologist, U. S.
Dept. Agr.. 1904-07; Asst. Prof, and Prof,
of Bacteriology and Plant Pathology, N. D.
Coll., 1907-10; Asst. Botanist, N. D. Expt.
Sta., 1907-10; Head. Dept. Bacteriologj'. Ore.
State Coll. and Bacteriologist. Ore. Expt.
Sta.. 1911-20: Asso. Prof, of Bact., U. of
Calif, 1921-32; Asso. Prof, and Prof, of
Bacteriology, U.C.L.A., 1932—, Dept. Head,
1934 — : Calif. Stomatological Research Group
Mem., 1926-30. Res. Asso. in Agr., U. of
Calif, 1934-35. Cooperator with Huntington
L'br. Trustees, 1934-38; Constultant for pulp
and paper industry.

Directorships: Pres. Elect., So. Calif. Pub.
Health Assn., 1940.

Publications: 80-90 publications on scientific
subjects in the field of Bacteriology.
Army Service: Capt., Sanitary Corps, U. S.
Army, 1918-19.

Memberships: Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi,
Alpha Zeta, Gamma Alpha, Kappa Psl, Del-
ta Upsilon, Delta Omega: Amer. Assn. for
Advancement of Science (Fellowi, Calif.
Acad. Sci. (Fellow) ; Soc. Exp. Biol, and
Med.. Soc. Amer. Bact., Amer. Pub. Health
Assn., So. Calif. Pub. Health Assn. West
Soc. Naturalists; Food Technologists.
Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics: Republican.

Bus. Address: Univ. of Calif.. Los Angeles.
Calif.

Home Address: 333 Nineteenth St., Santa
Monica, Calif.



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BEDELL, Professor Frederick, A.B.,
Ph.D., F.A.P.S., F.A.I.E.E., F.A.A.A.S.
Consulting Physicist, Author, Editor, Inven-
tor.

Born: Brooklyn (N. Y.), April 12, 1868; s.
of Caroline L. (Cunningham) and E. F. Be-
dell.

Education: Montclair (N.J.), High Sch.; Yale
and Cornell Univ.

Degrees: A.B., Yale, 1890; Ph.D., Cornell,
1892.

Married: Marv L. Crehore, 1896, (dec, 1936);
then, Grace E. Wilson, 1938; ch.: Eleanor
(Mrs. Robert C. Burt, Pasadena, Calif.) and
Caroline (Mrs. Henry M. Thomas, Jr., Balti-
more, Md.).

Prof. Record: Prof, of Physics and Applied
Electricity, Cornell U., 1893-1937; Editor of
the Physical Review, 1893-1922; Consulting
Physicist 1937 — . Many inventions in field
of power transmission, communication and
of scientific instruments. Fellow, American
Physical Society; Fellow, American Institute
of Electrical Engineers; Fellow, American
Assn. for the Advancement of Science.
Awards: Award as Modern Pioneer in In-
dustry, (1940) by Nat. Assn. of Mfrs., for
Invention of Bone Conduction Hearing Aids
and of Cathode Ray Oscillograph.
Publications: Alternating Currents; Principles
of the Transformer; Direct and Alternating
Current Manual; Air-plane Characteristics;
The Airpropeller ; The Airplane; and many
scientific articles. Contributor of technical
definitions in (1) Standard Dictionary, (2)
Webster's International Dictionary (special
editor for electricity) ; Also, Contributor of
articles on magnetism and transformers.
Memberships: Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.
Bus. Address: R. C. Burt Scientific Labora-
tories, Pasadena, Calif.

Home Address: 1147 Lura St., Pasadena,
Calif.

BEDFORD-JONES. Harry.

Writer.

Born: Napanee (Ont), April 29, 1887; s. of
Henrietta Louis (Robin) and The Rev. Wm.
Bedford-Jones.

Married: Mary T. McNally-Bernardin, d. of
John McNally, at Westminster Cathedral
(London), Oct. 18, 1929.

Publications: Sixty-odd books of all descrip-
tions.

Recreations: Stamp and book collecting.
Home Address: Palm Springs, Calif., and
Conway, Mich.

BEEBE. Dan L.. A.B.

Editor and Publisher, Oroville Mercury-Reg-
ister and Butte County News.
Born: Kankakee (111.), Jan. 27, 1887; s. of
Louisa (Haworth) and Almon Mellon Beebe.
Education: High sch., Kankakee (111.); Earl-
ham Coll. (Ind.).

Degrees: A.B., Earlham Coll., 1910.
Married: Marie Helena, d. of O. (Jeving, at
San Francisco (Calif), July 26, 1920; ch.:
Dan L., Jr. and Alice Mae.
Bus. Record: Editor of Richmond (Ind.)
Morning News, 1910; editorial staff of Rich-
mond Item, 1912; editorial staff of Indian-
apolis News, 1913; with United Press in
Chicago, same year; Mgr., Springfield (111.)



bureau, U.P., 1914; in succession, Mgr. of
Indianapolis Bureau, Cleveland Bureau, duty
in New York and Washington Bureaus, Asst.
Bu.siness Manager, Chicago Bureau, Manager
Western Division, United Press, at San Fran-
cisco for news and business. In 1921,
bought part interest in Modesto News, which
later became News-Herald; left U. P. in that
year; in 1927 News-Herald was sold to Sac-
ramento Bee, bought Mercury-Register in-
terest, forming Oroville Mercury, Ltd.

Dierctorships : Pres., Oroville Mercury Ltd.
Memberships: Commonwealth Club (San Fran-
cisco) ; Rotary and Fellows Club (Oroville) ;
Masonic Blue Lodge; Elks.
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Registered Republican.
Recreations: Hunting and fishing.
Bus. Address: Oroville Mercury-Register and
Butte County News, Oroville, Calif.
Home Address: 1456 Hammon Ave., Oroville,
Calif. *



BEEBE, Professor Elinor Lee. R.N.

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

Assistant Professor of Public Health Nursing.
Born: Udall (Kans.), 1892; d. of Elloweese
Paroch (DeWeese) and James Warren.
Education: Udall (Kans.) High Sch., 1906-10;
Fairmount Coll., 1910-14; U. S. Army Sch.
of Nursing, 1918-19, Mass. Gen. Hosp. Sch.
of Nursing. 1919-22; Columbia Univ., 1926-
28; Johns Hopkins Univ., 1928-31.
Degrees, Honors: A.B., Fairmount, 1914;
R.N., Mass. Gen. Hosp., 1922; M.A., Colum-
bia U.. 1928; Nat. Research Council Scholar.
Johns Hopkins, 1928-30; Ph.D.. Johns Hop-
kins U., 1932.

Prof. Record: Teacher of English, 1914-17;
Pub. Health Nursing, Amer. Red Cross, 1922-
24; Adv. Nurse, Kansas State Bd. of Health,
1924-25; Asst. Dir., Home Hygiene Serv.,
Amer. Red Cross, Washington (D.C.), 1925-
26; half-time Instr. in Nursing Edn., Teach-
ers Coll., Columbia, 1926-27; Dir., Child De-
velopment and Parent Edn., Spelman Fund
Grant, Bd. of Edn., Albany, N. Y., 1931-35;
Asst. Prof. Pub. Health Nursing, Sch. of
Nursing, Yale U., 1935-37; Asst. Prof, of
Pub. Health Nursing, U. of Calif., Los An-
geles, 1937 — ; Summers, Dir., Red Cross
Teacher Training Program for Nurse Instrs.,
Colorado Agr. Coll., 1924-28; U. of Calif.,
Los Angeles, 1930, 1933-37.

Publications: Articles on public health nurs-
ing, curriculum development; collaborated on
a book. Curriculum Guides for Teachers of
Young Children, and pub. research studies
in child development.

Directorships: Dir., Calif. State Orgn. for
Pub. Health Nursing.

Army Service: During World War I Student
in the U. S. Army Sch. of Nursing, 1917-18.
Memberships: Amer. Assn. of Univ. Women;
Amer. Nurses Assn., Nat. Orgn. for Pub.
Health Nursing, Amer. Red Cross.
Religion: Baptist.
Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Reading, nature study, walking.
Bus. Address: Univ. of Calif., Los Angeles,
Calif.

Home Address: 932 Tiverton Ave., W. Los
Angeles, Calif.



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BEEBE, James Lyndon, A.R.. LL.B.
Lawyer.

Born: Udall (Kans.), Nov. 21 1H99; s. of
Ella (Deweoso) antl James Warren Hecbc.
Education: Falrmount Coll. (Now Univ. of
Wichita); Harvard Law Seh.
Drgrcr.i nvd IIoriovK: A.n., Falrmount Coll.,
1917; LL.B.. Harvard Law Sch., 1922; made
KnlRht of the First Class of the Royal Nor-
wegian Order of St. Olav by King Haakon
Vn. 1939.

Married: Sarah Ruth, d. of Collie and J. W.
Hershey. in Wichita (Kan.), Feb. 2, 1918;
eh: James Warren, James L., Jr., and Harry
E.

Prof. Record: In 1922, employed by the law
firm O'Melveny, Millikin, Tuller & MacNell;
in 1923, after admission to Calif. Stale Bar,
engaged in the practice of law; in 1927, be-
came Partner in firm O'Melveny, Tuller &
Myers (name changed to O'Melveny & My-
ers in 1939) ; became Chmn., Co-ordinating
Com. on Spec. Assessments in 1930; In 1931
organized Govt. Cost Study, Com.. L. A.
Cham, of Comm.. and has been Chmn. of
this com. from 1931 to present; 1933-36,
Chmn., Govt. Affairs Com., L. A. Cham, of
Comm.; 1939, Pres., L. A. Cham, of Comm.;
1940, Treas., L. A. Cham, of Comm.; 1940
Nat. Councillor of L. A. Cham, of Comm.
to Cham, of Comm. of the U. S. A.; to
date from 1933, Dir., L. A. Cham, of Comm. ;
Vice-Chmn., Interim Com. of Twenty-five of
Calif., Conf. on Govt, and Ta.xation, 1936-
41; 1940. Chmn., Financial Adm. and Tax-
ation Section, Mayor's Charter Revision Com.

Directorships: Dir., Union Bank and Trust
Co. of L. A.; Mem., Adv. Bd., Parker Sch.
(Pasadena) : Dir., Los Angeles Cham, of
Comm.; Chmn., Govt. Cost Study Com., L.
A. Cham, of Comm.

Army Record: Enlisted as cadet in Air Serv.
Sig. Corps, June 1. 1918; discharged Dec. 11,
1918; commslsioned 2nd Lt., Air Corps Res.
Memberships: Calif., Harvard, Bankers' Club
of Amer., L. A. Athletic, and Pasadena Bad-
minton clubs; Eagle Rock Lodge, No. 422
F. and A. M.; San Marino Post of Amer.
Legion.

Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Democrat.

Bus. Address: Title Insurance Bldg., 433 So.
Spring St., Los Angeles, Calif.
Home Address: 1060 Roanoke Rd., San Ma-
rino, Calif.



BEECHER, Daniel, A.B., LL.B.

Chief Trial Deputy District Attorney, Los
Angeles County.

Born: County Cork (Ireland), Mar. 1, 1882;
s. of Elen (Hungerford) and John Beecher.

Education: Cushing Acad., Ashburnham
(Mass.); New Salem Acad., New Salem
(Mass.); Amhert Coll., Amherst (Mass.); N.
Y. Univ. Law Sch.

Degrees: A.B., Amherst Coll., 1907; LL.B.,
N. Y. U., 1910.

Married: Genevieve Ethel, d. of Jennie H.
and Walter T. Thompson, Los Angeles
(Calif.), Nov. 8, 1913.

Prof. Record: Taught Eng. and Hist. In
Waterman Sch., Mt. Vernon (N. Y.), in
Sachs Collegiate Inst., and DeWitt Clinton
High Sch. (N. Y. C.) from 1907 to 1910.
Practiced law in L. A. (Calif.) from 1910



to 1927; then nppoinlod Judge of the Su-
perior Court, h. A. (Calif), by f>)vernor C.
C. Young; since 1929, ha.s been Deputy Dint.
Atty., Chief Trial Deputy Dist. Atty., Los
Angeles Co.; for many years was a Member
of Univ. Club, Los Angeles (now resigned),
and Pres. in 19,38 of the So. Calif. Acad,
of Criminology, and former Serty. of the
Soc. of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick.
Publications: "A Study of the Office and
Problems of the DIst. Atty. of L. A. Co.,"
1931; "A Treatise of Parole," 19.37; article In
Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology
on California Constitutional Amendments
Afecting the Criminal Law, 1939; and various
articles on criminology.

Memberships: Wilshire Lodge No. 44.5, F.
& A. M.; Elks Lodge No. 99, L. A.; So. Calif.
Acad, of Criminology; Los Angeles Art
Assn., L. A. Museum Patrons Com.; Amer.
Bar Assn., L. A. Bar Assn.; Laguna Art
Assn., Soc. of the Friendly Sons of St. Pat-
rick.

Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Fishing.

Bus. Address: Hall of Justice, Los Angeles,
Calif.

Home Address: 119 So. Ardmore Ave., Los
Angeles, Calif.

BEECHER, Genevieve T.
Mrs. Daniel B.)

Painter.

Born: Chicago (111.), Aug. 27, 1888; d. of
Jennie Agate (Hays) and Walter T. Thomp-
son.

Education: East Orange Resident and Day
Sch. (N. J.); New York Sch. of Applied De-
sign for Women (New York City).
Married: Daniel, s. of Ellen (Hungerford)
and John Beecher, in Los Angeles (Calif.),
Nov. 8, 1913.

Directorships: Past Curator Applied Design
Dept., Ebell Club; Chmn., Salon of Art,
Ebell Club; Dir., Calif. Art Club; Publicity
Dir., Women Painters of the West. Present
Program Chairman, Women Painters of the
West.

Memberships: L. A. Ebell Club; L. A. Art
Assn., L. A. Museum Patrons Com., Laguna
Art Assn., Calif Art Club, Women Painters
of the West, L. A. Branch of the Society for
Sanity in Art.
Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Painting, gardening.
Home Address: 119 S. Ardmore Ave., Los
Angeles, Calif.

Other Address: 837 Monterey Blvd., Her-
mosa Beach, Calif.

BEEK, Joseph Allan.

Scretary of Calif. State Senate (over 20
years).

Born: Orintgon (Maine), Dec. 16, 1888; s. of
Corrina A. (White) and Henry S. Beek.
Education: Throop Polytechnic Institute,
Pasadena (Calif.); Cal. Tech., Pasadena (did
not graduate) .

Married: Carroll B., d. of Alfred Guillou at
Berkeley (Calif.), Dec. 28, 1920; ch.: Bar-
ton Brewster (16) ; Joseph Allan Jr. (13) ;
Henry Seymour (6).



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Prof. Record: Engaged in improvement anti
development of yachting — residential proper-
ty. Newport Harbor for 25 years; developed
Balboa Island, Harbor Island and Beacon
Bay (subdivisions). Owner-Operator. Balboa
Ferrv Lines: first Harbormaster, City of
Newport Beach, 1920-26; served in Calif.
State Senate every session since 1913.
Publications: Trial of Impeachments, 1929;
California Legislature, 1940; and numerous
magazine articles on yachting and yacht



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