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Memberships: Newport Harbor Yacht; Bal-
boa Yacht; Los Angeles Yacht; Trail and
Canyon, Los Angeles Athletic clubs; Mason.
Recreations: Yachting, stream fishing, moun-
tain climbing.

Bus. Address: Capitol Building, Sacramento,
Calif., and Balboa, Calif.

Home Address: Balboa Island, Balboa, Calif.,
and 2020 J St., Sacramento, Calif. *

BEERS, Professor Catherine Virginia.

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

Assistant Professor of Zoology, Univ. of So.

Born: Chicago (111.). June 3, 1892; d. of
Louise (Wilson) and Charles Gould Beers.
Education : Univ. of Calif. (Berkeley) ; North-
western Univ.; Columbia Univ.; Marine Lab-
oratories at Puget Sound, Woods Hole, Cold
Spring Harbor, and La Jolla.
Degrees: A.B., 1914. M.A., 1915, North-
western U.; Ph.D., Columbia U., 1938.
Prof. Record: Instr., Maine Twp. High Sch.;
Instr. Genetics, Hunter Coll. (N. Y. C);
Instr. Biology, Washington Square Coll., N.
Y. U.

Publications: Genetics of Drosophila Pseu-
doohscura Race B; Genetics, 1938.
Memberships: A.A.A.S.F.; Sigma Xi; Phi
Kappa Phi; Phi Sigma; Genetics Soc. of
Amer. ; Amer. Genetic Assn.; Western Soc.
Naturalists; Eugenics Soc; Delta Kappa
Gamma; Girls' Friendly Soc; A.A.U.W. ;
A.A.U.P; Women's Internat. Assn. of Aero-
nautics; Nat. Assn. of Biology Teachers; So.
Calif. Acad, of Sci.
Religion: Episcopal.
Recreations: Traveling.

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

Home Address: 3517 So. Figueroa, Los An-
geles, Calif.

BELDEN. Henry Evelyn. C.L.U.
Associate Manager, Union Central Life Insur-
ance Company.

Born: New Orleans (La.), June 12, 1899; s.
of Leila Robertson (Livermore) and Dr.
Henry Evelyn Belden.

Education: Public and priv. schs. of New
Orleans; Tulane Univ.

Degrees, Honors: C.L.U., The American Coll.
of Life Underwriters, 1936.
Marreid: Jeannette, d. of Talbot Jyril Bart-
lette at New Orleans (La), April 18, 1923.
Bus. Record: On completing education oper-
ated 2600 acre plantation in St. Mary Parish
(La.); resigned and enlisted in army. After
several months service ordered to officers
training camp but orders cancelled by arm-
istice. Early e.xperience in automobile busi-
ness where became leading Packard salesman
of South. Resigned as assistant salesman-

ager of Pack New Orleans Co., in Dec, 1925
to become agent. Union Centrol Life. In
January. 1930, became supervisor at New
Orleans. January,' 1933, promoted to Asso-
ciate Manager of Union Central's Los An-
geles branch, which has since shown consis-
tent growth and progress. In demand as
speaker before life insurance groups in vari-
ous parts of the United States. Considered
an authority on Life Insurance, Pension
Trusts and Estate and Inheritance Taxation.
Directorships: Pres. of Life Underwriters
Assn. of L. A.

Publications: Technical papers on insurance,
taxation and legal subjects, published in
booklet form and in the insurance press; has
written numerous articles published by na-
tional outdoor, craftsman and mechanical

Memberships: Netherlands Gun; Honorary
Life Member Young Men's Business Club of
New Orleans.
Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Independent.

Recreations: Shooting, fishing, photography,
craftsmanship in wood and metal.
Bus. Address: 609 So. Grand Ave., Los An-
geles, Calif.

Home Address: 85 San Miguel Rd., Pasadena,


Advertising Executive.

Vice-President and Los Angeles Manager,
Lord and Thomas Adv. Agcy.
Born: Grants Pass (Ore.), Jan. 23, 1898; s.
of Mollie (Dowell) and W. P. Belding.
Education: Grants Pass High Sch.; Univ. of

Degrees: A.B., U. of Ore., 1919.
Married: Eunice, d. of Harold Hodges, Eu-
gene (Ore.), June, 1919; ch.: Don, Jr., Bar-

Bus. Record: Manager, Western Union, Klam-
math Falls (Ore.), 1919-21; Publisher, Klam-
math Record, 1921-22. Lord and Thomas 1923
— , Asst. Space Buyer, Space Buyer and Re-
search Mgr., Copy Writer, Asst. Acct. Exec,
Acct. Exec, then Manager and Vice-Pres.,
which position he now holds.
Directorships: Vice- Pres., Lord and Thomas
Adv. Agcy.; Pres., Pacific Adv. Club. Assn.
Army Service: Nine months in the A.E.F.
Memberships: Univ. Club; Alpha Delta Sig-
ma; Past Master, Masonic Lodge No. 629;
L. A. Yacht Club; Disabled Veterans of
World War; California Club; L. A. Ad. Club.
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Independent.
Recreations: Golf, yachting.
Bus. Address: Edison Bldg., Los Angeles,

Home Address: California Club, Los Angeles,
Calif., 1433 Imperial Dr., Glendale, Calif.

BELGRANO, Jr.. Frank N.

Insurance Executive.

Pres., Pacific National Fire Insurance Co.

Born: San Francisco (Calif.), May 18, 1895;

s. of Emilia (Cavagnaro) and Frank N.


Education: Oakland High Sch.



Morrird: MaiKurol Kvclyn, (I. of H. Austen
likldlc. r.().s AtiK'flos (Calif.), May 16, V.YI2\
ch.: Margaret and Evelyn (twins, 1(j), Carla

Bun. Record: Began banking career In Ban-
ca Fugasl, of which his father was Pres. La-
tor worked In various depts. of Hank of
Calif., N. A., and First Nat. Bank of San
Francisco. After return from Army In 3918,
attain entered Hanca I'opolare Fugazi and was
Vicc-1'rcs. and Cashier at time of merger
with United Bank & Trust Co. (later Bank
of America and now Bank of Amor., N. T.
& S. A.K Was Exeo. Vico-Pres. and Comp-
troller of United Bank & Trust Co. until
April, 1930; Pres. of Pacific Nat. Fire Insur-
ance Co., 1930—.

Directorships: Pres. and Dir., Pacific Nat.
lire Insurance Co.; Pres. and Dir., Inter-
Amer. Corp.; Vice-Pros, and Dir., Occidental
Life Insurance Co.

Army Service: Enlisted as private In World
War I, Aug. 8, 1917, in 114th Field Artil-
lery. Was later sent to Camp Zachary Tay-
lor (Louisville, Ky.), and commissioned a
2nd Lieut, in 33rd Field Artillery. Was
discharged on Dec. 17, 1918.

Decorations: Commdr., Legion of Honor

Memberships: Bohemian, Family and Olym-
pic clubs.

Politics: Republican.

Bus. Address: 460 Montgomery St., San Fran-
cisco, Calif.

Home Address: 620 Camino Del Mar, San
Francisco, Calif.

BELL, Archibald Weir, A.B., M.A., Ph.D.

Instructor in Life Sciences and Chairman of
the Department of Life Sciences, L. A. City

Born: Los Angeles (Calif.), Oct. 6, 1899; s.
of Annie Martha (Staff) and C. C. Bell, Sr.

Education: Univ. of Redlands and Univ. of


Degrees: A.B., 1922, M.A., 1927, Ph.D., 1936,

U. of Calif.

Married: Elizabeth Harriet, d. of Bess R.
Jones, Upland (Calif.), July 18, 1921; ch.:
Donald Gordon, Arloa Louise, Elliot Redfield,
and Marilyn Elizabeth.

Prof. Record: Instr. of Life Sciences and
Head of the Biology Dept., Sacramento Jr.,
Coll., Jan. 1924-June 1929. Instr. of Life
Sciences and Chairman of the Dept. of Life
Sciences, L. A. City Coll., from Sept. 1929,
to the present.

Publications: Research articles in Journal of
Morphology, Vol. 48, No. 2, 1929; Calif.
Quart, of Secondary Edn., Apr. 19.32; U. of
Calif. Publ. Zool.. Vol. 41, No. 12, 1936.

Memberships: Phi Sigma and Sigma Xi.

Religion: Congregational.

Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Mountain climbing, gardening

(hybridizing irises and daffodils), exploratory

field trips.

Bus. Address: Los Angeles City Coll., 855
No. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, Calif.

Home Address: 365 So. Hoover St., Los An-
geles. Calif. •

BELL, Clark E., A.B., B.S.

Inspector of Agencies, New York I-lfe Ins.

Born: Nebraska, Oct. 10, 1880; s. of Fran-
ces (Day) and David C. Bell.
Education: Univ. of Nebr.
Degrees: A.B. and B.S., U. of Nebr., 1904.
Married: Mable (Muir), at Lincoln (Nebr.),
Oct., 1907; ch.; C. Kcnaston (Everett,
Wash.), Mabel Frances McElwrath and John
C. (San Marino, Calif).

Bus. Record: Sold life insurance during sum-
mers while in Univ. Started as agent with
New York Life in .San Francl.sco, 1905.
Agency Organizer, 1911; Agency Dir., Sacra-
mento Branch, 1915; Agency Dir., Los An-
geles Branch, 1921; Suporvi.sor, Los Angeles
Branch, 1926. and Inspector of Agencies of
Southern Calif, and Arizona since 19.33.
Directorships: Dir., L. A. Ch. of Com., and
Past Pres., State Assn. of Life Underwriters.
Memberships: Univ. Club of L.A., Beta
Theta Pi.

Religion: Presbyterian.
Recreations: Golf and beach life.
Bus. Address: 315 W. 9th St., Los Angeles,

Home Address: 1342 Circle Dr., San Marino,
Calif.; 1206 So. Bay Front, Balboa Island,

BELL, Colfax.

Mayor, Redondo Beach.

Born: Minnesota Lake (Minn.), s. of Rosetta
(Bowers) and S. N. Bell.

Education: Elem. and High Schls., Archl-
bals Business Coll., Minneapolis (Minn.).
Married: Minnie L., d. of Edna Grove, Elm-
wood (111.), Mar. 29, 1892; ch. ; Robert N.
and Raymond C.

Bus. Record: V2 and 10 mile bicj'cle cham-
pion, 1889. Traveling salesman (Chicago
and Indianapolis) Wholesale & Retail Bi-
cycle Co. ; Pres., Sanitary Laundry, Pomona
(Calif.); Pros, and Gen. Mgr., 111. Land &
Water Co. ; Orange grower, 20 yrs. ; pvt.
loans on residential and bus. property in Re-
dondo Beach (Calif.); Board Dir., L. A. Co.
Sanitation Dist. ; Mayor, Redondo Beach
(Calif.) for past five years.
Directorships: Pres., Bd. of Ed., (Pomona,
Calif.); Pres., 111. Land & Water Co., (La
Verne, Calif.); Board Dir., San Dimas Or-
ange Grwrs. Assn.; Councilman,. Pur. Agt.,
Redondo Beach City; Bd. Dir., L. A. Co.
Sanitation Dist.
Memberships: Elks and Rotary.
Religion: Alethodist.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Indian relics, hiking, fishing,
golf and camping.

Bus. Address: City Hall, Redondo Beach,

Home Address: 713 Bervl, Redondo Beach,
Calif. •

BELL, Professor Eric Temple, A.B.
M.A., Ph.D.

Professor of Mathematics, Cal. Inst. Tech.
Born: Aberdeen (Scotland), Feb. 7, 1883;
s. of Helen Jane (Lindsay-Lyall) and James

Education: Bedford (Eng.); Stanford Univ.;
Univ. of Wash. ; Columbia Univ.



r^egrem: A.B.. Stanford, 1904j M.A., Wash.,
1908; Ph.D., Columbia, 1912.
Married: Jessie L.. d. of F. Marlon Smith,
Yreka (Calif.), Dec. 24. 1910 (dec. Sept. 22,
1940); ch.: Talne Temple.
Publications: Numerous technical papers In
Amer. and foreign scientific journals 1912;
since The Queen of the Sciences (Williams
and Wllkins), 1931; The Search frr Truth
(Williams and Wllkins), 1934; Reynal and
Hitchcock: Numerology (Williams and Wll-
kins), 1932: Man and His Lifebelts (Wil-
liams and Wllkins), 1938; Men of Mathe-
matics (Simon and Schuster), 1937; The De-
velopment of Mathematics (McGraw-Hill),
1940. Fourteen scientific fiction novels
(under John Talne), (pub. by E. P. Dutton
and Co.), 1924-32, (Williams and Wilklns),
1936, and serial form.

Memberships: Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa;
National Academy of Siences, Amer. Philos.
Soc , Amer. Math. Soc, Math. Assn. of
Amer., Calcutta Math. Soc, Cirolo Mathe-
matio di Palermo.

Recreations: Painting, gardening, writing and

Bus. Address: Calif. Inst, of Tech.. Pasadena,

Home Address: 434 to. Michigan Ave.,
Pasadena, Calif.

BELL, George Henry. B.S., M.S., Ed.D.
Principal, Bonita Union High School.
Born: Wheeling (W. Va., July 11, 1890; s.
of Rachel C. (Wells) and Samuel H. Bell.
Education: Whittier (Calif.); Univ. of Calif.
Degrees: B.S., 1912. M.S., 1913. U. of Calif.
(Berkeley); Ed.D., U. of So. Calif, 1931.
Married: Mary Elizabeth, d. of Cora A.
(Coleman) and Charles E. Lancaster in Riv-
erside (Calif.), Nov. 15, 1913; ch.: George
Richard, Mary Elizabeth, Ruth Margaret,
Rachel Cora, Esther Harriet and Lois Rae.
Prof. Record: Teacher of Science, Escondldo
High Sch. (Calif.); Head of Science Dept.,
Monrovia High Sch. (Calif.); Prin., Antelope
Valley High Sch. (Lancaster, Calif.); Vice-
Prin. Downey High Sch. (Calif.); Dean of
Citrus Jr. Coll. (Azusa, Calif.); Prin. and
Dist. Super., Bonita Union High Sch., La
Verne-San Dimas (Calif.), 1932—.
Publications: Character from the Standpoint
of Conflict and Self-Control (Thesis) U. of
So. Calif.

Memberships: Alpha Chi Sigma and Phi
Delta Kappa.
Religion: Methodist.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Fishing.

Bus. Address: Bonita Union High School, La
Verne, Calif.

Home Address: 2707 Lincoln Ave., La Verne,
Calif. *

BELL, Newton Hereford, F.R.G.S.

Lecturer on International Affairs.
Born: San Francisco (Calif), April 26, 1893;
s. of Mabel (Newton) and Daniel Peter Bell.
Education: Oakland High Sch.; U. of Dijon

Honori: Palmes Acad^miques (France); Fel-
low Royal Geographical Soc. (London).
Married: Dorothy, d. of Charles Frederick
True, Mill Valley (Calif.), April 6, 1920.

Prof. Record: Has been abroad seventeen
times since 1917; traveled exlensviely in Eu-
orpe, Asia, Africa and Latin America; speaks
five languages and has interviewed states-
men and military leaders in many countries;
as war correspondent, observer or sodlier,
has witnessed four wars; is frequent contri-
butor to newspapers and magazines; has lec-
tured in three continents before universities,
colleges, civic organizations, women's clubs
and over the radio. In Italy witnesed
"March on Rome," 1922; in Morocco during
Abd El-Krim Rebellion, 1923; toured Europe
by airplane, 1924; penerated 2000 miles into
Sahara by camel caraven, 1927; sent to
Mexico on good will mission, 1929; traveled
In Soviet Russia, 1931; with Japanese Gen.
Staff in Manchuria, 1933; toured Europe
via Far East and Trans-Siberian Railway,
1936; Leader, Cook's "Grand Tour of the
Orient," 1937; in Egypt, Palestine, Mesopa-
tamia and Europe, 1938; in China, Japan and
the Phillipines, 1939.

Directorships: Assoc, Provident Mutual Life
Insurance Co.

Publications: Newspaper and magazine ar-

Army Service: Machine gunner, 147 Machine
Gun Battalion, A.E.F., 1917-18; Liaison In-
terpreter, French and Amer. Armies, 1918-19.

Decorations: World War Medal; Academic

Palms of France.

Memberships: Mason. Commonwealth (San

Francisco), Sierra (Calif.), Union League

(San Francisco), Explorers' Club (N. Y.).

Religion: Protestant.

Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Collecting objects of art and

outings In High Sierras.

Bus. Address: 111 Sutter St., San Francisco,


Home Address: 20 Northview Court, San

Francisco, Calif.

BELL. Professor Reginald. A.B., M.A.

Associate Prof, of Edn., Stanford Univ.
Born: Jubbalpore (India), Jan. 31, 1894; s.
of Mary (Greer) and Ernest A. Bell, D.D.
Education: Chicago public schools; Austin
High Sch., Chicago; Oberlin Coll., Oberlin
(Ohio); Stanford Univ. (Calif.).
Degrees: A.B.. Oberlin, 1916,; M.A., 1928,
Ph.D., 1933, Stanford.

Married: Florence Marian, d. of Grace (Pom-
eroy) and Watson E. Boise, at Minneapolis
(Minn.), Jan. 31, 1918; ch.: David Elliott
and Barbara Jane.

Prof. Record: Teacher, Hudson (Wis.), 1916-
17; A.S., S.R.C., U. S. Army, 1917-19; Y.M.
C.A. Secy., 1919-27 (successively in local,
state and national work) ; stationed at Sioux
Falls and Aberdeen (S. Dak.), Minneapolis
(Minn.), Chicago (111.), and Stanford U.,
Calif.); Teacher, Stanford U., 1928—. (Suc-
cessively, Instr. in Citizenship, Assoc, in Re-
search, Asst. Dir. of Citizen.ship, Asst. Prof,
of Edn., and Assoc Prof, of Edn.)
Publications: The Public School Education of
Second Generation Japanese in Calif. (Stan-
ford U. Press), 1935, and various periodical
and chapter publications on psychological
problems of edn.
Army Service: 2nd Lieut., Aviation Sec, Sig-



nal Reserve Corps. U. S. Army. (1st Class

Pvt.. cadet In tralnlnR. 191.S-19; reserve com-

mls.slon Krantcd Jan.. 1919.)

Mrmbcmhips: Phi Beta Kappa. Phi Delta

Kappa. Commonwealth Club.

Religion: Presbyterian.

Politics: Registered

Recreations: Go\t.

Bus. Address: Stanford Univ.. Calif.

Home Address: 505 Cornell St., Palo Alto,


BELL, William Park.

Golf Course Designer and Turf Consultant.
Born: Canonsburg (Pa.). April 19. 1886; s. of
/da (McPhersoni and John N. Bell.
Education: Public sch. (Wash. Co., Pa.);
Duff's Bus. Coll., Pitsburgh (Pa.).
Married: Anna, d. of Mary (Hanna) and
Frank Kamp, Canonsburg (Pa.), Oct. 5,
1916: ch.: William Francis and Margery

Bus. Record: Designed and built the fol-
lowing golf courses: Stanford U. (Stanford
U.. Calif.); Sun Valley Golf Course for
Union Pac. Ry. Co. (Sun Valley. Ida.);
Ariz.-Biltmore (Phoenix, Ariz.); Pasadena
Municipal (5olf Course (Pasadena. Calif.);
San Diego Municipal Golf Course (San Diego,
Calif.): La Jolla GoU and Country Club (La
Jolla. Calif.); Tilden Park Golf Course (Oak-
land, Calif.). Has rebuilt numerous golf
courses In various parts of Calif., and has
built many courses in collaboration with (Jeo.
C. Thomas, Jr.

Directorships: Vice-Pres., Sunset Fields Golt

Publications: Assisted (Jeo. T. Thomas, Jr. in
writing the book Golf Architecture in Amer-
ica (Times-Mirror Press, L. A.. Calif.).
Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics: Democrat.
Recreations: Golt.

Bus. and Home Address: 534 Sierra Vista
Ave., Pasadena, Calif.

BELT, Elmer, A.B., M.A.,
M.D., LL.D.

Surgeon, Urologist.
Director, Elmer Belt Urologic Group.
Born: Chicago (111.). April 10, 1893: s. of
INIinnie (Drier) and Charles Elmer Belt.
Education: L. A. High School; University of
California; Pacific College of Law.
Degrees: A.B., 1916, M.A., 1917, M.D.. 1920,
Univ. of Calif.; LL.D., Pac. Coll. of Law,

Married: Mary Ruth, d. of John Gregory
Smart, at Monte Vista Vallev (Calif.), June
9, 1919; ch.: Charles Elmer (b. May 20,
1920), Bruce Gregory (b. July 24. 1927).
Prof. Record: Student Fellow in medical re-
search, Hooper Inst. (San Francisco), 1917-
18, Fellow, 1920-22: Associate in Urologj',
U. of Calif., under Dr. Frank Hinman, 1920,
Resident, 1921; Clinical Instr. in Urology-,
U. of Calif., 1920-22; Asst. Pres. in General
Surgery, Peter Bent Brigham Hosp. (Boston,
Mass.). with Dr. Havey Gushing, noted brain
specialist, 1922; Asso. Prof, of Surgery and
Urolog>-. College of Medical Evangelists. 1922-
1940; engaged in private practice (specialist
in urolog>-), in Los Angeles, since 1923; At-
tending Urologist, Veterans Facility at Saw-

tclle, since 19.'i0; Associate, California Insti-
tute of Technology; President, Calif. State
Bd. of Health, 1940.

Publications: The Cyntoacope and Its U»e,
19.'»fi; Modern Testa of Rmal Function; Oon-
nrrhen (Nei.s.serlan Infection); Hyphilis (Lues
Venerea. Morbus Galicus) , 1939; and many
articles on .scientific subjects in journals, aa
well as numerous non-technical essays, such
as " 'The Practice of Medicine' by Sir Wil-
liam Osier — The Book of Greatest Influence
on My Life.' "

Army Service: World War I service In R.O.
T.C., Berkeley, Calif., 1917-19.
Decorations: Citation of merit for organiza-
tion of pneumoina ward during 1918 epidemic.
Memberships: Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Chi;
Amer. Coll. of Surgeons, Amer. Eugenics Soc,
Internal. Med. Soc. of L. A., Amer. Med.
Asso.. Amer. Urological Asso., Internal. Med.
Museum Asso. ; L. A. Symposium Soc.
Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Bibliophile, surgical photography,
study of Cetaceans.

Bus. Address: 1893 Wilshire Blvd., Los An-
geles, Calif.

Hoine Address: 2201 Fern Dell PI., Los An-
geles, Calif.

BELT, Mary Ruth, A.B.,

Assistant Staff Member, Univ. of Calif. Li-

Born: Washington, May 10, 1893; d. of Es-
ther Anne (Cooper) and John Gregory Smart.

Education: Los Angeles High School, Univ.
of Calif., two vears graduate study at U. of
So. Calif., 1928-30.

Degrees: A.B., U. of Calif., 1917 (honors In
history) .

Married: Dr. Elmer Belt, A.B., M.A., M.D.,
LL.D.; s. of Minnie (Drier) and Charles El-
mer Belt, Monte Vista Valley (Calif.). June
9, 1918; ch.: Charles Elmer and Bruce

Prof. Record: Library Staff of U. of Calif.,
1917-19; Lecturer in Fields of International
Relations, Foreign Travel and Current Hist.

Directorships: First Vice-Pres. of Travelers
Aid Soc. of L. A. ; Dir. of The Modern Forum
and Associated Forums, Inc. ; Vice-Pres. of
El Salon Espanol; Dir. of Birth Control
Federation of Calif. ; (Thmn. of the Internat.
Relations Sec, Women's Univ. Club.

Publications: California Medical Auxiliary
Courier, 1934-36. founder and editor.
Memberships: Plii Alpha Theta (History
Honor Soc); Assoc, of Amer. Univ. Women,
Women's Univ. of L. A.. Women's Athletic

Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Democrat.

Recreation: Travel, color photography, book-

Home Addrss: 2201 Fern Dell PL, Los An-
geles, Calif.

Other Address: 1893 Wilshire Blvd., Los An-
geles, Calif.

BENI>EL, (Mrs.) Winifred Handley.

Housewife. Clubwoman, Civic Worker.
Born: Alameda (Calif.); d. of Agnes Pumell



(Muir), (Dunedin, N. Z.), and Thomas
Handlcy (Worcestershire, Eng.).
Education: Univ. of Calif., 1912.
Married: Roland, s. of Cornelia and Herman
Bendel (Bremen, Germany), in Oakland
(Calif.), Nov. 29, 1919; ch.: Winfred Evelyn
(20), and Roland Muir (16).
Bus. Record: Eight years Librarian on Oak-
land Free Library Staff; Founder of the
Niles Unit P.-T.A., 1925, and its past Vice-
Pres., Parliamentarian and Pres.; Hon. Life
Mem. of the Calif. Congress P.-T.A.; Mem.
of Country Club of Wash. Town.ship smce
1920, and its past Vice-Pres., Parlmtn. and
Pres.; Mem. of the Alameda Co. Fed. of
Women's Clubs, a past Corresp. Secy., First
Vice-Pres. and Parlmntn.; is on the honor
roll. Mem., Alameda Dist. Fed. of Women's
Clubs and a past Auditor, Rec. Secy., and
four chmnshps. Mem. Niles Lib. Assn. and
U. C. Club of Wash. Twp. Organizer and
Mem. of Niles Book Discussion Group, also
innumerable chairmanships over twenty yrs.
Organizer, June, 1940, of Washington Town-
ship Community Players.

Directorships: Treasurer of the Niles Library
Assn.; Rec. Secy., Univ. of Calif. Club of
Wash. Twp; Program Chmn. of Country Club
of Wash. Twp; Nature Study Chmn. for the
Alameda Co. Fed. of Women's Clubs; Re-
cording Secy, of Alameda Dist. Fed. Clubs;
Bus. Mgr. of Wash. Twp. Community Plyrs.
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Gardening and mountain hiking.
Home Address: R.F.D., Box 531, Niles, Calif.

BENEDICT. Professor Murray Reed,

B.S., Ph.D.

Professor of Agricultural Economics on Glan-
nini Foundation, University of Calif.
Born: Neillsville (Wis.), Jan. 23, 1892; s.
of Cella Ruth (Reed) and Julius Sidney

Education: Public schools, Neillsville (Wis.);
Univ. of Wis.; U. of 111.; Harvard U.
Degrees: B.S., U. of Wis., 1916; Ph.D., Har-
vard, 1931.

Married: (a) Elizabeth, d. of Martha (Mar-
tin) and James William Tucker, Kcwanee
(111.), Aug. 16, 1916 (dec. in 1930); (b)
Martha Epps, d. of Frances Jackson (Dish-
man) and George Walter Scott, Easthamp-
ton (Mass.), June 21, 1933; ch.: Bruce
Tucker, Elizabeth Jean and Barbara Lee.
Prof. Record: Instr., Aurora (Minn.), 1916-17;
Research Asst., U. of 111., 1917-18; Farm
Advisor, Blue Earth County (Minn.), 1918-
19; E.xten. Spec, S. Dak. State Coll., 1919-
20; Sec, S. Dak. Farm Bur. Fed., 1921;
Prof, of Agr. Economics (head of dept.),
S. Dak. State Coll., 1921-28; Asst. Comm.
of Agr., S. Dak. Dept. of Agr., 1921-25;
Soc Science Research Council Fellow, Har-
vard, 1928-29; Ricardo Prize Fellowship,
Harvard, 1929-30; Lecturer on Economics,
Harvard, 1930-31; Prof., U. of Calif., 1931—.
Served on Comm. Govt. Statistics and Infor-
mation Serv. (Washington, D.C.), 1933-34;
Acting Dir., Giannini Foundation, 1935-37;
Mem. Advisory Comm. to Dir. of Census,
1937 — . Studied agricultural labor prob-
lems and policies in Europe under a Rocke-
feller grant during 1939. Acted as Secy.-
Treas., Cooperative Woolgrowers of S. Dak.,
1922-28; Dir., Western S. Dak. Alfalfa Seed
Grower's Exch., 1923-27; Dir., S. Dak. Agr.
Fin. Corp., 1926-28; Vice-Pres., Amer. Farm

Economic Assn., 1928; Pres., San Francisco
Chapter Amer. Statistical Assn., 1938; Pres.,
Western Farm Economics Assn., 1940; Pres.,
Amer. Farm Economics Assn., 1941.
Dierctor^hips: Member Board of Governors,
Pan-Amer. Trade Commn., since 1938.
Publications: Co-translator, Theodor Brink-
mann's Economics of the Farm Bxisiness;
author of numerous articles, bulletins and

Memberships: Alpha Zeta (honorary agricul-
tural fraternity).
Religion: Congregational.
Politics: Independent.

Bks. Address: Univ. of California, Berkeley,

Home Address: 2470 Cedar St., Berkeley,

BENJAMIN. Professor Gilbert Giddings,

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

Professor of History, University of So. Calif.
Born: Fond du Lac (Wis.), Dec. 6, 1874; s.

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