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of Clara Georgiana (Lyon) and Gilbert L.
Benjamin.

Education: Syracuse Univ.
Degrees: Ph.B. (Magna cum laude), Syra-
cuse Univ., 1899; M.A., 1904, Ph.D.. 1907,
Yale Univ.

Married: Laura E., d. of John D. Goundrey,
in Barnes (Yates Co., N. Y.), Oct. 16, 1912;
ch.: Mary Barnes and Gilbert G., Jr.

Prof. Record: Fellow in Hist., Yale Univ.,
1902-07: Instr. in Hist., New Haven (Conn.)
High Sch., 1902-07; Instr. in Hist., Coll. of
the City of New York, 1907-11; Prof, and
Head of Dept. of Hist., Allegheny Coll., 1911-
13; Acting Head of Dept., Univ. of Pitts-
burgh, 1913-14; Dept. of Hist., Coll. of the
City of New York, 1914-15; Prof, of Hist.,
U. of Iowa, 1915-28; Prof, of Hist., U. of
So. Calif., since 1928; Visiting Prof., four
summers, 1904-09, Syracuse U.; U. of Chi-
cago. 1924; U. of Tex., 1925; U. of So.
Calif., 1926 and 1927; Northwestern U.,
1937; Lecturer in Hist., Palisades Summer
Sch., Los Angeles (Calif.), 1926.
Publications: Germans in Texas, A Study in
Immigration (D. Appleton & Co.), 1910;
Modern and Contemporary European Civili-
zation (with H. G. Plum; Lippincott & Co.),
1923; articles in learned periodicals.

Army Record: Four-Minute Soeaker, World
War I, Lecturer at Camp Dodge (Iowa),
1917-18; Mem., U. S. Com. of Pub. Infor-
mation.

Memberships: Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Beta
Kappa (Pres., Iowa Chap., 1917-18). Pi
Gamma Mu, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Alpha
Theta, Alpha Pi Zeta (Pres., U. of So. Calif.
Br., 1930-31), Phi Kappa Psi Alumni Assn.;
Amer. Histl. Assn. (Exec. Com., Pacific
Coast Br., 1928-29, 1934-35), Life Mem.,
Pacific Coast Geographic Soc. ; Twenty Club
(Los Angeles; Pres., 1935-36); Amer. Assn.
of Univ. Profs. (Pres., Univ. of So. Calif.
Br., 1933-34).

Religion : Congregational .
Politcis: Democrat.
Recreation: Golf.

Bus. Address: Univ. of Southern California,
Los Angeles, Calif.

Home Address: 2297 W. 23rd St.. Los An-
geles, Calif.



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BENNER, Hervey Drowne, A.B.

rri'siilent, Sterile rroducts Co.
Horn: I-:i\vrenee (Mass.), Apr. 20, 1885; s.
or Amanda and llailan I'aKO Henncr.
Kilncation: rutnam IliKh School (Conn.);
liowdoln CoUegi' (Brunswi<'k, Me.); Teachers'
Coll. of Columbia University.
Degrees: A.B., Bowdoin Coll.. 1909.
Married: Laura Francis, d. of John W. Sav-
age, ChlcaRO (111.), 1917; ch.: Audrey Jane
and Ivobort ller\ey.

lius. Record: Has worked for express, tele-
phone, and R. R. companies, taught school,
and was Salesman and State Mgr., Addres-
sograph Co.

Directorships: Pres. and half-owner, Sterile
Products Co., Inc.

Army Service: National Guard of Penna.
during World War I.

Me^nbcrships: Theta Delta Chi; A.F.&A.M.;
Padres (professional writers' club of San
Diego).

Religion: Theosophy.

Politics: Free-lance — lean to Republican.
Recreations: Hiking and writing.
Bus. Address: 724 Fourth Ave., San Diego,
Calif.

Home Address: 4125 Bedrford Dr., San Diego,
Calif., and 724 Fourth Ave., San Diego,
Calif. •

BENNETT. Carlyle Wilson. B.S., M.S.,
Ph.D.
Pathologist.

Div. of Sugar Plants, U. S. Dept. of Agr.,
Riverside.

Born: Narrows (Ky.), June 8, 1895; s. of
Naoma (Shultz) and Samuel P. Bennett.
Education: Univ. of Kentucky; Michigan
State Coll.; U. of Wisconsin.
Degrees: B.S., U. of Ky., 1917; M.S., Mich.
State Coll., 1919; Ph.D., U. of Wis., 1926.
Married: Marjorie, d. of Mary (Bent) and
Samuel Gardner, in Riverside (Calif.), June
26, 1930.

Prof. Record: Instr. and Asst. Prof., Botany,
Mich. State Coll., 1919-28; Research Assoc,
Plant Path., O. Agricultural Expt. Stn.,
1928-29; Pathologist, Div. of Sugar Plants,
U. S. Dept. of Agr., 1929—.
Publicatiojis : Agr. Experiment Stn. bulletins
and articles in scientific periodicals dealing
with diseases of plants.

Army Service: Private, Coast Artillery, June
to Nov., 1918.

Memberships: Sigma Psi, Gamma Alpha;
Amer. Phytopathological Soc, Amer. Assn.
for Adv. of Science, Botanical Soc. of Amer.
Religion: Baptist.
Politics: Democrat.

Bus. Address: Field Station, U. S. Dept. of
Agriculture, Riverside, Calif.
Home Address: 6895 Magnolia Ave., River-
side, Calif. •

BENNETT, Dorothy Evelyn, A.B.
Writer.

Born: Ensenada, Baja Calif. (Mex.), Sept.
12, 1902; d. of Mary (Richardson) and Ar-
thur Bennett.

Education: Univ. of Calif., Berkeley.
Degrees: A.B., U. of Calif., 1924.



Publications: Book.s: Murder UnlcaHhcd; How

Strange a Thing (narrative poem). Poom.s:

Fifteen Sonnets; American Poetry Journal;

Six Sonnets; Voices; and numerous short

stories.

Religion: Epl.scopal.

Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Walking, reading, writing, dogs.

Home Address: 1344 Euclid Ave., Berkeley,

Calif. •

BENNETT, The Reverend John
Coleman, A.B., B.D., M.A., S.T.M., D.D.
Professor of Christian Theology and the Phi-
losophy of Religion, Pacific School of Reli-
gion.

Born: Kingston (Ont., Can.), July 22, 1902;
s. of Charlotte (Coleman) and William
Russell Bennett.

Education: Phillips Exeter Acad.; Williams
Coll.; Oxford Univ.; Union Theol. Seminary.
Degrees: A.B., Williams, 1924; B.A., Oxford,
1926; B.D., 1927, S.T.M., 1928, Union Theo.
Sem.; M.A., Oxford, 1930; D.D. (Hon.)
Church Divinity Sch. of the Pac, 1940.
Married: Anne, d, of Fannie (Stothard) and
Carl Wilson McGrew, Auburn (N. Y.), Oct.
30, 1931; ch.: Elizabeth McGrew, John Mc-
Grew and William McGrew.
Prof. Record: Asst. and Instr. In Theology,
Union Theo. Sem., 1927-30; Asst. Prof, of
Theol., Auburn Theo. Sem., 1930-35; Asso.
Prof., 1935-38; Prof., Pac. Sch. of Rel., 1938
to present. Chancellor Lecturer, Queens
Theo. Coll., 1938; Ordained Congregational
Minister, 1939; Alden-Tuthill Lecturer, Chi-
cago Theological Sem., 1939; Nathaniel W.
Taylor Lecturer, Yale U., 1941.
Directorships: Vice-Chmn., Dept. of Social
Service, Fed. Coun. of the Churches of
Christ in America; Member, Council of So-
cial Action, Congregational Christian Chs. ;
Mem., Editorial Coun. of Christendom, Edit.
Coun. of The Presbyterian Tribune.
Publications: Social Salvation (Scribner's)
1935; Christianity and Our World (Hazen
Foundation Book), 1936; Co-author, The
Younger Churchmen Look at the Church
(Macmillan), 1935; The Church Through
Half a Century (Scribner's), 1936; Christian
Faith and the Coinmon Life (Willett and
Clark), 1937; The Church Faces the World
(Round Table), 1939; Christian Realism
(Scribner's), 1941.
Memberships: The Berkeley Club.
Religion: Congregational.
Politics : Democrat.

Bus. Address: 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley,
Calif.

.Home Address: 1042 Shattuck Ave., Berke-
ley, Calif.

BENNETT, Margaret Elaine, A.B., M.A.,
Ed.D.

Director of Guidance, Pasadena City Schools.
Born: Mil ford (Mich.), March 11, 1893; d.
of Clara Wells (Arms) and Townsend Odell
Bennett.

Education: Univ. of Mich.; Stanford U.
Degrees: A.B., 1918, M.A., 1919, Ed.D.,
1937, Stanford U.

Prof. Record: Teacher In Mich., 1912-15;
Instr., Berkeley High Sch. (Calif.), 1919-23
Instr., Stanford U., 1923-24: Counselor,
Pasadena Jr. Coll., 1924-28; Dir. of Guid-



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ance, Pasa. City Schs.. 1928—. Summer
School Teacher, Claremont Coll., 1930, North-
western U., 1937, Stanford U.. 1938; Vis.
Prof., Teachers' Coll., Columbia U., 1940-41.
Directorships: Mem., Editorial Advisory Bd.,
Ocupations, The Natl. Vocational Guidance
Assn.; Asso. Editor, Calif. Journal of Sec-
ondary Edn.

Publications: College and Life; Building
Your Life; Problems of Self-Discovery and
Self-Direction (joint author) ; School and
Life, Designs for Personality, Beyond High
School, Group Guidance in High School. Con-
tributor to numerous periodicals.
Memberships: Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Lambda
Theta; Altrusa (Pasadena); Nat. Vocatl.
Guidance Assn., Amer. Coll. Personnel Assn.,
Amer. Assn. of School Administrators; nu-
merous other prof, organizations.
Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics: Independent.
Recreations: Music and riding.
Bus. Adress: 320 E. Walnut St., Pasadena,
Calif.

Ho7ne Address: 717 E. California St., Pasa-
dena, Calif.

BENNETT, Melba Berry.

Ranch Owner, Writer.

Born: Los Angeles (Calif.), Aug. 2, 1901; d.
of Alice Edna (Bush) and William Henry
Berry.

Education: Three years at Stanford Univ.
After marriage audited classes for three
years at U.C.L.A.

Married: Frank Henry, s. of Mr. and Mrs.
Roger Bennett, in San Francisco (Calif.),
May 11, 1921; ch.: Clarence J. and Ethel
Doborah.

Prof. Record: Three years writing weekly
column for Limelight. At present writing
weekly column for Palm Springs News.
Business Record: Ten years operating Deep
Well Ranch.

Publications: Robinson Jeffers and the Sea
(printed by Grabhorn Press for Geiber-Lil-
ienthal, San Francisco), 1937. Often I Won-
der (poems) (Quercus Press), 1939.
Meynberships: Alpha Phi, Cap and Gown, and
others.

Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Horseback riding, hiking, sit-
ting.

Home Address: Deep Well Ranch, Palm
Springs, Calif.

Other Addresses: "Castle Crag," Dunsmulr,
Calif, (summers). *

BENNETT, Professor Merrill Kelley,

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

Professor of Economic Geography, Food Re-
search Institute, Stanford University.
Born: Killingly (Conn.), Feb. 13, 1897; s.
of Carrie (Williams) and Frank Bennett.
Education: Brown, Harvard and Stanford
Universities.

Degrees: Ph.B., Brown U., 1920; M.A.,
Brown U., 1921. Harvard U., 1926; Ph.D.,
Stanford U., 1927.

Married: Dorcas, d. of John Waterman Gal-
lup, in Danielson (Conn.), Aug. 24, 1922;
ch.: John Francis, Helen Josephine and Ste-
phen Williams.



Prof. Record: Assist. In English, Brown U.,
1920-21, Instr., 1921-22; Instr. in Eng., Stan-
ford U., 1922-23; Junior Research Asso., Food
Research Inst., 1923-25; Weld Fellow in Eco-
nomics, Harvard U., 1925-26; successively
Jr. Research Asso., Research Asso., Econo-
mist and Prof, of Economic Geog., Food
Research Inst., 1926—.

Publications: Farm Cost Studies in the U.S.:
Their Development, Applications, and Limi-
tations (Stanford U., Calif., Food Research
Inst.) 1928; contributed 57 monographs to
Wheat Studies (published by Food Research
Inst.), since 1925; has contributed numerous
articles and reviews to professional journals.
Army Service: H.Q.Co., 103rd Field Artillery,
26th Div., Apr., 1917, to June, 1919.
Memberships: Phi Sigma Kappa.
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Independent.
Recreations: Golt and fishing.
Bus. Address: Stanford University, Calif.
Home Address: 1103 Ramona St., Palo Alto,
Calif. •

BENNETT, Raine.

Author, Lecturer, Islandologist, Radio Com-
mentator.

Born: Los Angeles (Calif.), Oct. 23, 1891;
s. of Emma Jane (CJore) and John Edward
Bennett.

Education: St. Matthews Military School;
Hitchcock Millitary Acad.; Manzanita Hall;
Univ. of Santa Clara; Hastings Coll. of
Law, Stanford Univ.

Married: Olive Marie, d., of Mae J. and
William L. Curtin, San Francisco (Calif.),
May 21, 1929; ch. : Byron Bennett (by a pre-
vious marriage).

Prof. Record: Islandologist (i.e., research-
specialist on the inhabited islands of the
globe) ; scripts and commentaries over NBC
radio stations for nine consecutive years;
Official Commentator, Newscaster and Radio
Editor of the Los Angeles Evening Herald
and Express; Radio Editor, Los Angeles Posf-
Record; Editorial Writer, San Francisco
Examiner; Dramatic Editor, San Francisco
Chronicle; Author and Commentator on a
broadcast-series entitled Fifty Famous Land-
marks of Southern California; featured as
the "Poet of the Air"; Director of Radio
Activities for Los Angeles Chamber of
Commerce; Co-producer of a national radio
series for the city and county of Los Angeles;
adaptation of the morality play Everyman
produced in the Hollywood Bowl, 1936;
Producer of Rip Van Winkle (Hollywood
Bowl), 1941; Founder of the American Arts
Foundation, a natl. organization; Founder
of The Islanders, an Intnl. soc. established
in 1936, to encourage social, cultural and
commercial interchange among the islands
of the globe; Boheinia Magazine (Publisher,
1916-18); The Wasp (Publisher, 1916-17);
Pacific Rice Courier (Publisher, 1917-21) ;
Pacific Cotton Courier (Publisher, 1919-21);
South Sea Idol (produced at Columbia The-
atre, San Francisco, 1914) ; The Talisman
(produced at Forest Theatre, Carmel-by-the-
Sea, 1917, reproduced at the Greek Theatre,
Berkeley, 1918) ; Composer of the musical
score for Aladdin (operetta).
Publications: After the Day (Stratford Co.,
Boston, Mass.), 1920; Fifty Famous Land-
marks of Southern California (Auto Club of
So. Calif), 1936; Ayesha (American Arts
Found.), 1930; Idyllic Isles (Isles, Inc., N.Y.),



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liKiil; TUlfs of Tamalpain (LIverlRht, N.Y.K
1!)11; DaiKjIitrm of the Morning (Harper &
Davlps, I.os AiiKclos), li)ll; many maj,'a/.lno
atric'lfs, k'cturcs, etc. (In(-1. Hook Chit) of
Calif. AnlliolOKy. fiilted by Goor^o Slerllnu
and C;i'iK'vieve Taugard; Vermillion Bird,
Calif. Anth.).

Mcmbcrshiiix: Bohemian Club (San Fran-
cisco; Tlietii Delta Chi (Stanford U.); Amer.
Art.s Found.; The Islander.s; Amer. Federa-
tion of Radio Artists; Welsh Eisteddfod Soc.
of I.os AnRelcs; Florence Nightingale Inst,
of Honorables; Kipling Soc. of So. Calif,
(hon. life mem.); Sans Soucl Celebrity
Breakfast Club (hon. mem.).
Religion : Episcopal .
Politics: Democrat.

Bus. Address: Hollywood-Knickerbocker He-
el, Hollywood, Calif.

Homo Address: 6126 Edmund St., Hollywood,
Calif.

BENSCO, Charles.

Portrait Painter.

Born: Turchok, Prov. of Gomor (then known
as Hungary), Feb. 19, 1894; s. of Emily
(Frank) and John Bensco.
Education: N. Y. public schools; Art Stu-
dents' League; Royal Academy of Fine Arts
(Budapest, Hungary), 1910-11.
.Awards; Has acquired various prizes In the
Arts.

Directorships: Pres., L. A. Br., Soc. for San-
ity in Art Movement; also Pres., Artists
and Patrons Assn.

Army S,ervice: Served In 108th Inf., 27th
N.Y. Div.

Me^nberships: Calif. Art Club (L.A.); La-
guna Beach Art Assn. ; Soc. for Sanity in
Art.

Religion : Christian .
Recreations: The Arts.

Home Address: 5152y2 La Vista Ct., Holly-
wood, Calif.

BENSON. Professor Ivan, A.B., M.A.,
Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Journalism, Univer-
sity of Southern California.
Born: Rimshult S., Ryd (Sweden), Dec. 15,
1896; s. of Anna (Pettersson) and Olaf
Benson.

Education: Ely (Minn.) High School; Univ.
of Minn.; Colgate Univ.; Stanford Univ.;
Univ. of Kansas; Univ. of So. Calif.
Degrees: A.B., 1920, Stanford U.; M.A., 1928,
U. of Kansas; Ph.D., 1937, U. of So. Calif.
Married: Dove, d. of Albert E. Frederick, in
Spol<ane (Wash.), Dec. 24, 1921; ch.: Ivan
II (17), Dove II (10), and Bernt (5).
i^rof. Record: Newspaper work on Morning
Ti7nes (Franltfort, Ind.), Chronicle, and
Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.). Tchr.
of Journalism, 1921-22, North Central High
Sch. (Spokane), 1922-23, Central High Sch.
(Minneapolis, Minn.), 1923-28, U. of Kan.;
U. of So. Calif., 1928—.

Publications: Fundamentals of Journalism
(Prentice-Hall, Inc., N.Y.C.), 1932; Laxo of
the Press (West Pub. Co., St. Paul) (with
W. G. Hale), 1933; Copy Reading and Edit-
ing (School Bureau, L. A., Calif.) (with
Frederick Gustorf), 1935; Mark Twain in the
West (Dept. of Edn., Sacramento, Calif.),
1935; Mark Twain's Western Years (Stanford
U. Press), 1938.



Army Service: U. S. Army in 1918.



Mem,horHhipa : Mason.s; Sigma Nu, .Sigma
Delta Chi; Amer. Assn. of Toachcr.s of Jour-
nalism; Amor. A.ssn. of Univ. Profs.; Intnl.
Mark Twain .Soc.

Bus. Address: University of .Southern Calif.,
Los Angeles, Calif.

Home Address: 2019 Dunsmuir Ave., Ix)s
Angeles, Calif.

BENTON, Professor Ralph. B.S., B.L.,
M.S., M.A.

Zoologist, Educator, Editor.
Born: Munich (Germany) (Amor, parents),
Aug. 2, 1884; s. of Harriet (Wheeler; and
Frank Benton.

Education: Public schools of Maryland and
Washington (D.C.), Montana State College,
Univ. of Calif., U. of .So. Calif., U. of Chi-
cago and Stanford U. (grad. work).
Degrees: B.S., Montana State Coll., 1906;
B.L., 1907, M.S., 1909, U. Of Calif.; M.A.,
U. of So. Calif., 1914.

Married: Ruth Ann, d. of Anna M. (Hirsh-
ler) and Gerhard Philip Ledig, in Nevada,
1929; ch.: Franklin Dwight (b. 1930).
Prof. Record: Traveled in Europe, 1905;
Asst. United States E.xam. of Surveys, Dept.
of Interior (Montana), 1901; Instr. in Mili-
tary Sci. and Tactics, Montana State Coll.,
1901-03; Asst. in Apiculture, 1904-05; Field
Agt. U. S. Dept. of Agr. in Europe, 1905;
Asst. and Instr. in Entomology, U. of Calif.,
1905-10; Head of Agr., L. A. State Normal
Sch., 1910-12; Asso. Prof, of Applied Biol.,
U. of So. Calif., 1912-14; with U. S. Biol.
Survey, 1914-18; Instr. in Agr. Edn., U. of
Calif. E.xt. Div., 1919-22; Special Instr. in
Bee Husbandry, Rehab. Div., Fedl. Vocatnl.
Bd., Chaffey Jr. Coll. (Calif.), 1921-23;
Prof, of Zoology, U. of So. Calif., Ext. Div.,
1923-24; Prof, of Biology, Bacteriology and
Embryology cjnd Registrar, L.A. Coll. Physics
and Surg., 1923-25: with L.A. City School
Dept., since 1925. Research, U. of Chicago,
summer quarters, 1926-27; Research, Stan-
ford U. (on sabbatical leave), 1932-33, and
spring (on leave) and summer quarters. 1934;
Biologist and Dir., Frank Benton Laboratory
for Research in Apiculture, since 1932. Edi-
tor, Bees and Honey and Am.erican Bee
Breeders' Record, since 1937; Frontier Edu-
cational Scene, since 1938.
Directorships: Dir. and Treas., Classroom
Teachers' Federation.

Publications: Editorial Dir., Frontier Publi-
cations (Educational Scene, Bees and Honey).
Army Record: 2nd Lieut., Inf., U.S.A., and
Personnel Adjutant, 1918-19. Calif. State
Guard, 1941 (rated 1st Lieut, and Adjutant,
awaiting commn.).

Memberships: Phi Sigma Kappa; Calif. Class-
room Teacher (pub. bd.), Amer. Assn. for
Adv. of Sci., Natl. Assn. Biol. Teachers,
Sons of the Amer. Revolution, Sons of the
Order of Cincinnati, Amer. Legion, etc.
Religion : Episcopal.
Politics: Republican.

Bus. Address: 3351 Firestone Blvd., South
Gate, Calif.

Home Address: Route 1, Box 573-J, Rivera,.
Calif.

Other Address: 440 Douglas Bldg., Los An-
geles, Calif.

BENWELL, Leon. LL.B.

Lawyer, Advertising E.xecutive.
President, Parkad Bench Company.



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Born: East St. Louis (111.), June 9, 1896.

Education: Univ. of So. Calif.,

Degrees: LL.B., U. of So. Calif., 1930.

Bus. Record: Attorney at Law, 1930-41; Oil

Business, 1930-38; Advertising Business,

1939-41.

Directorships: Pres., Rovcrest Corpn.; Vice-

Pres., Douglas Oil Co.; Pres., Parkad Bench

Co.

Navy Service: Ensign, U. S. Navy, 1917-21.

Memberships: Gamma Eta Gamma (legal

frat.); Pacific Coast Club.

Religion: Unitarian.

Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Golf, tennis, fishing.

Bus. Address: 910 Heartwell Bldg., Long

Beach, Calif.

Home Address: 2073 Alamitos Ave., Long

Beach, Calif.

BERANGER, Clara, A.B., (Mrs. William
C. deMille).

Author.

Born: Baltimore (Md.); d. of Fannie (Kahn)
and Benjamin Strouse.

Education: Girls' Latin School; Goucher Coll.
Degree: A.B., Goucher Coll., 1907.
Married: William C, s. of Henry C. deMille,
In Albuquerque, New Mexico, Aug. 14, 1928;
ch. : Frances Beranger (by prev. marriage).
Prof. Record: Staff Writer, Paramount Pic-
tures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Adapted Dr.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; Miss Lulu Bett; The
Idle Rich, and several hundred others.
Publications: Original stories: The Gilded
Lily; The World's Applause, etc. Plays: His
Chinese Wife; The Spinster. Contributor of
stories and articles to national magazines.
Memberships: Authors' League of Amer.;
Dramatists' Society; Phi Beta Kappa.
Recreations: Fishing, swimming, gardening,
boating.

Business and Hom.e Address: 130 Gillis St.,
Playa del Rey, Calif.

BERDAHL. Professor Arthur Clarence,

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

Professor of Music, Conductor.

Associate Professor, Dept. of Music, Fresno

State College.

Born: Canton (S. Dak.), Sept. 26, 1906; s.

of Helen (Hegdahl) and John G. Berdahl.

Education: Augustana Coll. (Sioux Falls, S.
Dak.); State Univ. of Iowa.
Degrees: A.B., Augustana Coll., 1927; M.A.,
1931, Ph.D., 1936, State U. of Iowa.

Married: Mildred H., d. of Mary and Hans
Stomne, in Sioux City (Iowa), June 29,
1933; ch.: Johan.

Prof. Record: Teacher and Athletic Coach,
Colman (S. Dak.) High Sch., 1927-28; Music
Dir., Arlington (S. Dak.) High Sch., 1928-30;
Teach. Asst. and Summer Instr., Dept. of
Music, State U. of Iowa, 1930-32 and 1935-36;
Guest Conductor, U. of Iowa Symphony Or-
chestra, summer, 1936, and Northern Calif.
Symphony Orchestra, 1939; Organizer and
Mus. Dir., Central Calif. Symphony Assn.,
1937; at Fresno State Coll. since 1932; Con-
ductor, Fresno Symphony Orch. ; Composer
Judas Iscariot, oratorio for solo, chorus
and orch, first performed at U. of Iowa,
Apr. 6, 1938, Dr. Philip Greeley Clapp con-
ducting; string quartet, choruses, songs.



Memberships: Mason; Acacia; Pi Kappa
Delta.

Religion: Lutheran.
Politics: Independent.

Recreations: Sports, drama, reading, occa-
sional movies.

Bus. Address: Fresno State Coll., Fresno,
Calif.
Home Address: 220 Pine, Fersno, Calif.

BERGER, Evelyn Miller, A.B., M.A.,
Ph.D.

Consulting Phychologist.

Born: Hanford (Calif.), Nov. 7, 1896; d. of
Margaret (Ross) and Bishop George A.
Miller.

Education: Stanford Univ., Columbia U., San
Jose State Coll.; special study in Mexico and
Spain.

Degrees: Teacher's Credential, San Jose State
Coll.; A.B., 1921 and M.A., 1930, Stanford
U.; Ph.D., 1932, Columiba U.
Married: Jesse Arthur Berger, s. of Susan-
nah (Von Almon) and John Berger, at Stan-
ford U., June 16, 1939.

Prof. Record: Principal, Yong Tsing Sch.,
Panama City; Tchr. Panama Coll. (Panama);
Tchr., San Jose High Sch.; Field Dir. of
Girls' Work, Meth. Ch., Chile and Argen-
tina; Dean of Women, Asso. Prof, of Romance
Languages, Allegheny Coll. (Penna.); Dean
of Women., U. of Idaho; Dean of Women,
San Diego State Coll.

Directorships: Pres., Cal. Methodist Women's
Soc. of Christian Serv, ; Mom., Hill Haven
Bd. (San Francisco) : Beulah Rest Home
(Oakland) ; Chinese Children's Home (San
Francisco) ; Panama-Costa Rica Cooperat-
ing Coun., Meth. Bd. of Edn.
Publications: La Joven (Santiago, Chile),
1922; La Huerfana (Santiago, Chile), 1922;
Extra Curricular Activities for the Spanish
Department (San Jose), 1928; Acquisition of
Information in Certain Fields (New York),
1932.

Memberships: National honoraries: Phi Beta
Kappa, Kappa Delta Pi, Pi Lambda Theta,
Phi Sigma Iota, Sigma Delta Pi, Gamma
Phi Beta; Amer. Assn. of Univ. Women;
Ebell; P.E.O.
Religion: Methodist.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Swimming, reading.
Bus. and Home Address: 235 Estates Dr.,
Piedmont, Calif., and 315 - 14th St., Oakland,
Calif, (husband's bus. address). *

BERGH, Arthur.

Composer-Conductor.

Born: St. Paul (Minn.); s. of PerniUa
(Petersen) and O. O. Bergh.
Education: Musical education entirely In the
U. S.; largely self-taught.
Married: Geraldyne Peck, in New York City;
ch. : Geraldine.

Prof. Record: With N. Y. Symphony and
Metropolitan Opera Orchestras, 1903-08;
Conductor, Municipal Concerts, City of N.Y.,
1911-14; Dir. of Recording - Emerson Phono-
graph Co., 1915-21; Dir. of Recording - Co-
lumbia Phonograph Co., 1922-30; Dir. of
Radio - Young & Rubicam, 1931-33; Dir. of
Radio -Lennen & Mitchell, 1933-35; Dir. of
Radio, Dorland Internatl., 1935-37.
Publications: Composer of almost 200 com-
positions, which have been published by



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Remick Music Corp., Kdward B. Marks Co.,

G. Schirmor, (llivt-r Oilsoti Co.. Theodoro

Pressor, U. T>. lIuntziiiKor, (iala.x.v Music

Corp., C. G. Uircharil, II. W. Gray Co., John

Church Co., and other publishers.

Memberships: Amer. Soc. of Composers,

Authors and Publishers; Soc. of Native

Amer. Comjisers; Musicians Club of New

York.

Rrlifjinn: Protestant.

Politics: Non-partisan.

Fns. and Home Address: 159 No. Almont Dr.,

Beverl.v Hills, Calif.

BERGSTRAESSER, Professor Arnold,

M.A., Ph.D.

Professor, European History, Claremont Col-
leges; Professor, German Civilization, Scripps
College.

Born: Darmstadt (Germany), July 14, 1896;
s. of Erna (Haffner) and Arnold Berg-
straesser.

Education: Gymnasium Stuttgart to 1914;
Universities Berlin, Tuebinger, Munich, Hei-
delberg, 1919-23.

Degrees: Ph.D., Heidelberg U., 1923.
Married: Erika -Sellschopp, in 1925; ch.:
Mariana and Dorothea.

Prof. Record: Instr. (later Prof.), Polit. Sci.
and Intnl. Relations. Heidelberg U., to 1936;
Acting Dir., German- Amer. Academic Ex-
change Service, 1924-25: Librarian, 1925-28:
Dir. of Administration. Heidelberg Inst, of



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