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1907; Prof, of Bacteriology at Kansas U.,
1913; Prof, of Botany and Bacterology at
Redlands U. (retd. June, 1940) ; Fellow A. A.

Publications: Laboratory Exercises in Bac-
teriology and numerous research papers in
botany and bacteriology.

Memberships: Sigma Xi; Alpha Epsilon Delta;
Past H.P.R.A.M.; and Past Comm. K.T.
Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics: Republican.
Recreation: Music.

Home Address: 260 High Dr., Laguna Beach,

BINGHAM. Professor Joseph Walter,

A.B., J.D.

Professor of Law, Stanford University.
Born: Indianapolis (Ind.), Dec. 5, 1878; s.
of Dollie (Brough) and Joseph West Bingham.
Education: Public schools, Chicago; Hyde
Park High Sch.; U. of Chicago.

Degrees: A.B., 1902, J.D., 1904, U. of


Married: Florence Maud, d. of Elizabeth

Cowles and Charles Rodman Cornell, in New

York City, June 2, 1907; ch.: Rodman


Porf. Record: Newspaper work (Chicago),
1900-03: Law Practice (Chicago), 1904-05
(admitted to 111. Bar and Fed. Bar., No.
Dist. of 111., 1904); Asst. Prof. Law, Cor-
nell U., 1905-07: same, Stanford U., 1907-08;
Permanent Mem., Stanford faculty, since
1908; Visiting Prof, of Law, Columbia U.,
1926-27; Acting Prof, of Law (summer, ses-
sion), U. of Chicago, 1916. U. of Calif., 1923,
U. of Mich., 1925, U. of Wis., 1927; Asst.
Dir., Bur. of War Trade Intelligence, War
Trade Bd., 1917-18; Mem., Calif. State Bar,
Bar Supreme Court of U.S., Amer. Law Inst.;



Amer. Bar Assn. (mem., committees), Amer.
Soc of Internat. Law, Internat. Law Asso.
(exec, comm., Amer. Br.), Advisory Council
and Exec. Comm., Harvard Law Sch Re-
search in Internat. Law.

Publications: Cases on Water Right (B-M),
1915- 3rd Edition Costigan's Cases on Wills
(W P Com.), 1940; Draft Treaty on Piracy
and Comment (Harvard Law Sch. Research
in Interntl. Law) ; Report on the Interna-
tional Law of Pacific Coastal Fisheries
(Stanford U. Press), 1938; numerous arti-
cles and reviews in periodicals.
Memberships: Phi Gamma Delta; Delta Chi;
Phi Alpha Delta (hon.); Order of the Coif;
Bohemian Culb (S.F.); Cosmos Club (Wash.,
D.C.); Sierra, Stanford Faculty and Menlo
Country clubs.
Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Chess, contract bridge, golf and

Bus. Address: Stanford University, Calif.
Home Address: 2005 Cowper St., Palo Alto,

BIRD, Remsen DuBois. A.B., B.D., D.D.
LL.D., L.H.D.

President, Occidental College.
Born: New York (N.Y.), Jan. 3, 1888; s. of
Mary (Dunham) and Edward Bird.
Education: Lafayette College.
Degrees: A.B., Lafayette Coll., 1909; B.D.,
Princeton Theol. Seminary, 1912; D.D. (hon.),
Lafayette Coll., 1919; LL.D., Pomona Coll.,
1937; LL.D., Albany Coll., 1938; L.H.D., U.
of So. Calif., 1940; L.H.D. , L.A. Coll. of Os-
teopathic Phys. and Surgeons, 1940.
Married: Helen, d. of Roderick McClure,
in Springfield (111.), May 6, 1914.
Prof. Record: Instr., Princeton Theol. Sem.,
1913-15; Prof, of Church Hist., S.F. Theol.
Sem., 1915-21; Pres., Ocidental Coll, 1921—.
Diretorships: So. Calif. Symphony Assn.;
Southwest Museum; Church Fed. of L.A.;
Barlow Sanitarium Assn.; Hollywood Bowl
Assn.; Assn. of Amer. Colls.; Interntl. Inst.
(L.A.); Calif. Assn. for Adult Edn.
Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics: Republican.

Bus. and Home Address: Occidental College,
Los Angeles, Calif.

BIRD, Robert L., A.B.
County Superintendent of Schools.
Born: Mason City (111.), Aug. 6, 1876; s.
of Mary Bowdon) and Alfred M. Bird, M.D.
Education: Mason City High School; Missouri
Valley College (Marshall, Mo.); Univ. of
Calif. (Berkeley).

Degrees: A.B., Mo. Valley Coll., 1901.
Married: Iva L., d. of Mary and James H.
Maupin, in Alton (111.), Dec. 25, 1909; ch.:
Mrs. Mary I. Kambeitz and Alfred H. Bird.
Prof. Record: Rural schools (Mason Co., 111.),
1894-97; Armour Packing Co. (Kansas City),
1901-02; Dept. of Biol. (Indianola, Colo.),
1902-03; Dept. of Biol., High Sch. (Alton,
111 ), 1903-06; Sweetser Lbr. Co., 1906-09;
Vice-Prin., High Sch. (Alton. 111.), 1909-12;
Prin., High Sch. (Arroyo Grande, Cahf.),
1912-19; Supt. of Schs. (San Luis Obispo Co..
Calif.), Jan. 1919—.
Directorships: Calif. Teachers' Assn.; Guar.

Bldg. & Loan Co. of San Luis Obispo.

Memberships: Mason.

Religion: Presbyterian.

Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Gardening, camping.

Bus. Address: Court House, San Luis Obispo,


Home Address: P. O. Box 730, San Luis

Obispo, Calif.

BISCAILUZ, Lieutenant Commander
Eugene Warren, U. S. Navy Res.
Sheriff, Los Angeles County.
Born: Los Angeles (Calif.),, Mar. 12, 1883;
s. of Ida Rose (Warren) and Martin Biscailuz.
Education: L. A. city schools; St. Vincent's
High Sch.; Univ. of So. Calif, (law coll.).
Married: Willette, d. of Henry Harrison (for-
mer Sheriff of Marin Co., Calif.); ch.: Carol
(widow), Jean (wife of Wm. Mohr), and
Warren (law student, U.S.C.).
Prof. Record: Shipping Clerk, Payot-Upham
Co. (San Francisco); So. Refining Co. (Los
Angeles); Freight Dept., So. Pac. Ry. Co.;
L A. Gas & Electric Corp. Entered Sheriff's
Off. under Sheriff Wm. A. Hammel, Jan.,
1907- served as Foreclosure Clerk and Asst.
Chief Civil Deputy; 1921, apptd. Undersheriff
bv Sheriff Wm. I. Traeger; Aug., 1929,
apptd. Supt. of Calif. Highway Patrol; Or-
ganized Patrol and served as First Head un-
til 1931; March, 1931, reapptd. Undersheriff
of L.A.C.; in Dec, 1932, was apptd. Sheriff
bv Bd. of Supervisors; 1934, elected County
Sheriff; 1938, re-elected Sheriff. Past Pres.
of the Acacia Club; Past Exalted Ruler
B.P.O.E. (Santa Monica lodge); Past Pres.,
Calif. State Peace Officers' Assn.
Navy Service: Commnd. as Lt., U. S. Naval
Res., Nov., 1932; received commn. as Lt.
Commander, June, 1940.

Memberships: York; Scottish Rite; Shrine;
Sciots; Acacia Club (past pres.); and other
Masonic Orders; I.O.O.F.; Native Sons of the
Golden West; Optimist Club; Royal Order of
Moose (Past CJov.); Frat. Order of Eagles;
B.P.O.E. (Past Exalter Ruler, Santa Monica
lodge) ; St. Vincent's Loyola Alumni Assn. ;
Calif. State Sheriff's Assn.; Jonathan, Up-
lifters and L. A. Breakfast clubs; Masquers;
Forresters; Calif. St. Peace Off. Assn. (Past
Pres.), and others.
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Horsemanship, collecting Calif,
historical data, pub. speaking.
Bus. Address: Hall of Justice, Temple and
Broadway, Los Angeles, Calif.
Hoine Address: 322 Euclid, Santa Monica,
Calif. •

BISHOP, Bennett Louis, A.B., M.D.,
Physician (retired). Ornithologist, Writer.
Born: Guilford (Conn.), June 5, 1865; s. of
Jane Maria (Bennett) and Timothy Huggins

Education: Yale Univ. and Medical Sch.; New
York Polyclinic Med. Sch.; U. of Vienna.
Degrees: A.B., 1886, M.D., 1888, Yale.
Married: Leona Anna, d. of Thomas L.
Bayles, in Brooklyn (N.Y.), July 16, 1910;
ch.: Herbert Bennett.
Prof. Record: Head of Dept. of Pediatrics In



Yale MtxI. Sell, and Now Haven Dispensary,
18i)5-lii08. lletlrlnK from practice of medicine
1908, has devoted his time to study and collect-
ing of No. Amer. blnls. Has collected In
Conn., Va., No. and So. Carolina, Florida,
Nova Scotia, No. Dakota, Calif., Ore., Wash.,
Alaska, British Columt)ia, Te.\., Me.\., Egypt,
and Italy, also Quebec, Saskatchewan, Al-
berta, New Hamp., Mass., and Yukon. Mem.,
Adv. Bd., Pcabody Museum of Yale U. Hon.
Research Asso. of Field Nat. Hist. Mus. of
Chicago, and Mus. of Hist., Sci. and Art In
Los Angeles.

Publications: "Birds of Connecticut" In
Connecticut Geological and Natural History
Survey, and "The Water Fowl Family," also
ornithological articles appearing in The Auk,
The Condor, and various other bird maga-

Army Service : Med. Volunteer, Res. Service
Corps in World War I.

Memberships: Soc. of the Cincinnati (Conn.);
Soc. of Colonial Wars (Conn.); Valley Hunt
Club (Pasadena); Fellow, Amer. Ornitholo-
gists' Union, and Mem. of about thirty sci-
entific societies.
Politics: Republican.

Bus. Address: 450 Bradford St., Pasadena,
Calif., and 356 Oarnge St., New Haven,
Conn. •

BISHOP. Samuel Adgerson.

General Claim Agent, Pacific Electric Ry.
Born: Brownsville (Tenn.), July 21, 1874;
s. of Ida (Peebles) and Samuel Adgerson

Education: Schools in St. Louis (Mo.).
Married: Florence, d. of Regina Turnbull, In
San Francisco (Calif.), July 16, 1898; ch.:

Bus. Record: First empl. by So. Pac. Ry. Co.,
1894, and still empl. by Pac. Electric Ry.
Co. (subsidiary of S.P.Co.); investor in oil

Directorships: Gen. Claim Agt. of Pac. Elec-
tric Co., L.A.Ry. Corpn., L. A. Motor Coach
Co.; Dir., Tide Water Asso. Oil Co.
Memberships: Masonic Club and Masons;
Jonathan Club; Kiwanis; Chamber of Comm.
Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Promotion of welfare of under-
privileged children, travel and reading.

Bus. Address: Pacific Electric Bldg., Los
Angeles, Calif.

Home Address: 1978 Palmerston PI., Holly-
wood, Calif. •

BISSELL, Professor Clifford Hershey.

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

Assistant Professor of French, Univ. of Calif.


Born: Norwalk (Conn.), Feb. 24, 1887; s. of
Elizabeth M. (Brannan) and Henry S. Bis-

Education: Hillside Acad. (Norwalk); Coll.
de Juilly (France) ; Vitzthumsches Gymna-
sium (Dresden, Germany) ; Trinity Sch. (N.
Y. C).

Degrees.-' A.B., Y'ale, 1908; LL.B., Colum-
bia, 1911; M.A., Princeton, 1920; Ph.D.,
Univ. of Calif., Berkeley, 1925.
Honors: Officier d'Academie (Les Palmes)
from French Govt.
Married: Celia Farnam, d. of Clara (Thay-

er) and Allan Ma.xcy Miller, New Haven
(Conn.), May 21, 1921; ch.: Elizabeth (14),
Constance (12), Allen and David, twins (10).
Prof. Record: Passed bar examinations for
Stale of N. Y., 191.'i, and worked in a law
office In N. Y. C. until 1915; .studied at
Clarence H. White .Sch. of Photography, 1915-
16 and summer of 1919. Became Teaching
Asst. in French and graduate student at U.
of Calif. 1920; Instructor, 1925; Asst. Prof.,

Publications: Les Conventions Du Theatre
Bourgeois Contemporain en France, 1887-
1914; Michel Auclair, by Chas. Vildrac, e
ted for Coll. use with introduction, notes
and vocabulary by Clifford H. Bissell; vari-
ous articles and book reviews on French
linguistic and literary subjects.
Army Record: Volunteer driver in Amer.
Ambulance Sorv. in France, 1917. Refused
by Army, Sept. 1917 on account of near-
sightedness; joined Amer. Red Cross and
served till end of War, mostly in Sois.sons,
Chateau-Therry, and La Ferte-sous-Jouarre;
rank of 2nd Lt.

Memberships: Phi Beta Kappa; Assn. of
Amer. U. Professoi-s; Berkeley Tennis and
Faculty Clubs (U. of Calif.).
Religion: Mem. Congregational Church with
Unitarian background.

Politics: Independent.

Recreations: Tennis, photography (especially

of children), mountain climbing.

Bus. Address: Univ. of Calif., Berkeley

Home Address: 1509 Euclaid Ave., Berkeley.
Calif. "•

BISSELL. George Welton. M.E., Engr.D.
Engineering Educator (retired).
Born: Poughkeepsie (N.Y.), July 14, 1866;
s. of Mary Elizabeth (Welton) and George
Edwin Bissell.

Education: Public schools; Cornell Univ.
Degrees: M.E., Cornell U., 1888; Dr. of
Engr. (Hon.), Mich. State Coll., 1930.
Married: Martha Fiducia, d. of Henry S.
Gere, in Northampton, Aug. 8, 1871.
Prof. Record: Instr., Cornell, 1888-91; Asst.
Prof., Prof, of Mechl. Engineering and Vice-
Dean of Engineering, Iowa State Coll., 1891-
1907; Dean of Engr., Dr. of Engr., Experi-
ment Sta., Mich. State Coll., 1907-30; Chmn.,
Mich. State Board of Boiler Rules, 1920-30.
Memberships: Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, A.S.
M.E., S.P.E.E., Mich Engrg. Soc, Detroit
Engr. Soc.
Recreations: Gardening, motoring.

Home Address: 169 No. Magnolia Ave., Mon-
rovia, Calif.

Mail Address: P.O. Bo.x 116, Monrovia, Calif.*

BISSELL, Professor Kenneth McLeod,
A.B., M.A., Officer d'Academie.
Professor of French, Univ. of So. Calif.
Born: Norwalk (Conn.), Apr. 27, 1884; s.
of Elizabeth McLeod (Brannan) and Henry
Smythe Bissell.

Education: Private schools in France and
Dresden (Germany); Yale; Columbia; Univ.
of So. Calif. ; Univ. of Paris (France) ; Univ.
of Geneva (Switzerland).

Degrees and Honors: A.B., Yale, 1907: M.A.,
Univ. of So. Calif., 1919; Officier d' Acad-



t^mie (Les Palmes Academiques), (France)

Married: Josephine Lillian, d. of Edith and
Wm. Jayne, in London (Eng.), Oct. 8, 1913.
Prof Record: Member, French Dept. U. of
So Calif, since Jan. 1917; Chairman, French
Dept. 1927-29; 1935-37; Chief Student Advi-
sor, 1924-29; Pres., U.S.C. chapter of Phi
Beta Kappa, 1940—.

Directorships: Pres., The Good Hope Co.
(a Calif. Corpn.).
Publications: Magazine articles.
Armij Record: Attended Civilian Training
Camp, Presidio of Monterey (Calif.), July-
Aug., 1916; Officer Candidate; Officers'
Training Camp, Presidio of San Francisco
(Calif.), July- Sept., 1918.
Memberships: Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Phi
Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi; Beach Club;
Yale Club of So. Calif.; Sierra Club of Calif.;
Mason (Blue Lodge and Royal Arch).
Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Swimming, hiking, mountain
climbing, music.

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

Home Address: 7245 Hillside Ave., Holly-
wood, Calif.

BITTER, Marguerite Irene.

Concert Pianist.

Born: New York City, d. of Louise (Tur-
geon) and Lawrence J. Bitter.
Education: Univ. of Calif., Los Angeles;
Univ of So. Calif.; Fellowship at JuilUard
(N. Y.); Scholarship with Stojowski; teach-
er's course and private study with Alberto
Jonas (N. Y.); Training under Ann Eachus
(L. A.).

Married: Arthur H. Clayton, School Principal.
Prof. Record: Solo Pianist with "Cat and
Fiddle" Co. in San Francisco and Los An-
geles, 1932-39; Pianist in "Cat and Fiddle",
M-G-M, 1934; made many recordings for films
at RKO and M-G-M; two concert tours of
Pacific Coast, Canada and Middle West,
1934-35; concert tour of Calif., Ariz., and
Texas, 1936-37; Soloist with Little Sym-
phony (Henry Svedrofsky, Conductor), Val-
ley Symphony (Vernon Robinson, Conductor) ;
Three appearance with Federal Project Sym-
phony. (Vernon Robinson, Conductor) ; many
recitals and concerts in Los Angeles and
neighboring communities; Soloist with L.A.
Civic Chorus in transcontinental broadcasts
over KHJ Mutual Network and Columbia;
Teacher of James Shomate, now Accompan-
ist for Richard Bonnelli; many of her pu-
pils winners in So. Calif. Festival of Allied
Arts in last three years; seven winners in
1940 in So. Calif. Festival; two winners In
Eisteddfod, 1940; has presented many stu-
dents' recitals; player of chamber music.
Member of Robert Alter Trio for seven years.
Memberships: Mu Nu Chapter and Alumnae
Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon (National Hon-
orary Music Sorority); Dominant Club; Calif.
State Music Teachers' Assn.
Recreations: Dancing, garden work.
Home Address: 2823 Ellendale PL, Los An-
geles, Calif. *

BJORK, Professor David Knuth. A.B.,
M.A., Ph.D.

Asso. Prof, of History, Chmn. of Dept. of
History, Univ. of Calif.

Born: Stockholm (Sweden), July 19, 1891; s.
of Jenny (Godhe) and August Edward Bjork.
Education: 111. Wesleyan U., Pacific Sch. of
Religion; Univ. of Calif.

Degrees: A.B., 1919, M.A., 1920, Ph.D., 1923,
Univ. of Calif.

Married: Mary Dorthea Miller, Udall (Kan.),
1918; ch.: David Miller.

Prof. Record: Came to U.S., 1911 (Natur-
alized, 1922) ; ordained to Ministry M. E.
Ch., 1912; Teaching Fellow, U. of Calif.,
1920-22; Instr., U. of Calif., L. A., 1923-
26, Asst. Prof., 1926-32, Asso. Prof, since
1932, Chmn. of Dept. of Hist, since 1939;
Traveling Fellow, Native Sons of the Golden
West (France and Spain), 1922-23; lectured
in Sweden, summer, 1922; Traveling Fellow
Com. for Relief in Belgium Edn. Foundation
for 1938.

Directorhsips: Pres., Calif. Delta Chapter of
Pi Gamma Mu (1941) ; Pres., So. Calif.
Chapter of Amer. Scandinavian Foundation;
Dir., Wetern Fed. Savings & Loan Assn.
since 1939.

Publications: Contbr. to various Hist. Pubis.;
Mem., Advisory Bd., Speculum (Jour, me-
dieval studies) .

Memberships: Mediaeval Acad, of Amer.;
Amer. Hist. Assn., Hanischen Geschlchtsvere-
in, Swedish Hist. Soc, Danish Hist., Soc,
Norwegian Hist. Soc, Soc. for Advancement
of Scandinavian Studies; Phi Delta Kappa, Pi
Gamma Mu, Phi Gamma Delta; Mason, Fac-
ulty (Berkeley); Swedish (L. A.).
Bus. Address: Univ. of Calif., Los Angeles,

Home Address: 809 Malcolm Ave., Los An-
geles, Calif.

BLACET, Professor Francis Edward,
A.B., M.A., Ph.D.

Associate Prof, of Chemistry, Univ. of Calif.
Born: Greenville (111.), Feb. 25, 1899; s. of
Rachel and Stephen Blacet.
Education: Pub. schls. of Greenville (111.);
Pomona Coll.; Stanford Univ.
Degrees: A.B., 1922, M.A., 1925, Pomona
Coll.; Ph.D., Stanford U., 1931.
Married: Kate, d. of Frederick Merrell, in
South Pasadena (Calif.), Aug. 7, 1924; ch.:
Ann Louise, and Philip Merrell.
Prof. Record: Instr. of Chem., Pomona Coll.,
1922-27; in bus., 1927-29; Student, Stanford
U 1929-31; du Pont Fellow in Chem., 1930-
31- Inst, of Chem., Stanford U., 1931-32;
Mem. of the Chem. Staff, U. of Calif, since

Publications: About twenty articles in sci-
entific journals pertaining to accomplished
research in photochemistry and microchem-

Army Record: Private, U. S. Army, Oct.
17, 1918 to Dec. 20, 1918.
Memberships: Tau Kappa Epsilon, Phi Beta
Kappa, Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon;
Amer. Chem. Soc.
Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Gardening, fishing, golf.
Bus. Address: Univ. of California, Los An-
geles, Calif.

Ho7ne Address: 2242 Selby Ave., W. Los An-
geles, Calif.



BLACK, Benjamin Warren, M.D.,
F.A.C.II.A., F.A.C.P.
MPdicnl Dirocloi- ol' Alameiia County.
Horn: Fillmoro (Ulah), May 21, 1887; s. of
Birdie Susannali (Itobinson) and George War-
ren Black.

Education: Pub. schls. ; Brlgham Young Univ.
(Grad., 1911): Student, Univ. of Uath; Univ.
of Chicago; Univ. of Pennsylvania (Medico-
Clii College).

Dcgrt-cs: M.D., U. of Penna. (Medico-Chl
College), 1916.

Married: Jean Blackburn at Utah, Sept. 15,
1909; ch.: Benjamin Harden and Margaret

Prof. Record: Taught in grade scohols of
U'ah for several years, during which lime
served as Prin. of High Sch. and Faculty
Member of church academy; army; U. S.
Public Health Service, 1920-24; Exec. Officer,
U. S. Veterans Bur., 1924-26; Med. Dir.,
U. S. Veterans Bur., 1926-28; Med. Dir.,
Alameda Co., 1928 — . Charter Fellow,
Amt'r. Coll. of Hosp. Administrators, 1933;
Second Vice-Pres., Board of Regents, Region
No. 13, 1936-37; First Vice-Pres., 1939; E.xec.
Com., 1937-39. Dir., Western Inst. for
PIosp. Administrators. 1938-1940; Pres., Wes-
tern Hosp. Assn., 1932. Amer. Hosp. Assn.
(active personal membership), 1927 — , First
Vice-Pres., 1933; Membership Com. Chmn.,
1933, Pres. -Elect, 19.39. Pres. 1940; Asso
Editor (Hospitals), 1934, Pub. Rel. Com.,
1933, Com. on Planning and Hosp. Equip-
ment, 1934, Com. on Protecting Voluntary
Hosp. from Unfair Competition, 1934-36, Bd.
of Trustees, 1936 — ; AMA, 1916; Assn. of
Military Surgeons of U. S., Fellow, 1917—;
Amer. Psychiatric Assn. ; Fellow, Amer. Coll.
of Physicians, 1928 — ; Calif. Med. Assn..
1928—; Ala. Co. Med. Assn., 1928—; Past-
Pres., Oakland Kiwanis Club; Past Dist.
Gov., Calif-Nev. Dist., Kiwanis Internal.,
1934; Comm. Chest, Campaign Chairman,
1936; Mem. Budget Com. and Chmn., 1936-
39; Mem. Exec. Com.. 1938-40; Past Master
Lodge of Perfection, Oakland Scottish Rite,
1939-40; Pres.. Oakland Forum, 1940.
Publidation: "Psychiatry and the Law" (Cal-
if, and West. Med.), Feb., 1936; "Communi-
ty Aspects of Medicine (J. A. Am. M. Coll.),
Jan.. 1938; "What of the Entrance," The
Modern Hospital, Mar., 1939; "County Hospi-
tals Should Be Maintained for Indigents
Only." Hospitals, July, 1937; "The Future
Hospital Executive," Mod. Hosp., Oct., 1934.
Me7nberships: Kiwanis; Scottish Rite; Com-
monwealth Club, (S. F.); Claremont Coun-
try Club.

Religion: Protestant.
Recreations: Golf.

Bus. Address: Alameda County Hospital,
2701 Fourteenth Ave., Oakland.
Home Address: 250 Tunnel Rd., Berkeley,

BLACK, Elizabeth, (Miss)

General Manager, Municipal Art Dept., and
Curator of Municipal Art Gallery, City of

Born: Stevens Point (Wis.), June 19, 1892;
d. of Johanna (Wilk) and Robert Black.
Education: Tenafly (N. J.); Poly. High, Los
Angeles (Calif.); studied with early foun-
ders of Art Commission, Fred W. Blan-
chard and John W. Mitchell (both dec).
Student of Art Commission problems, such

as esthetic control, which Is regulation of
appearance to prevent undesirable structures
which may affect pro[)erty values.
Pruf. Record: Was with private corporations
such as Calif. Walnut (Growers Assn. and
Newell Mathews Co. in commercial capacity;
Spl. Asst., 1916. In City of L. A. to Supt.
of Bldg., J. J. Backus (dec. 19.37) who was Hon. Exec. Secty. to Art Commission
(gratis) ; Spl. work for Municipal Art
Commn., 1918 to 1925. when apptd. Gen.
Mgr. (July 1, 1925) for same. Has received
numerous letters of commendation for mu-
nicipal work as pub. servant of City of Los

Publications: Articles on Architectural Con-
trol of Univ. of So. Calif. Civic Affairs

Memberships: Friday Morning Club; Laguna
Beach Art Assn., Calif. Art Club.
Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Art commission work, garden-
ing, and home.

Bus. Address: Room 351, City Hall, Los
Angeles, Calif.

BLACK, George Nathan.

Real Estate Broker.

Born: San Francisco (Calif.), June 17, 1876;
s. of Rosalie (Newman) and Samuel Black.
Education: Los Angeles grade and High Sch.
Married: Florence, d. Of Charles Kohn,
in Portland (Ore.), Sept. 16, 1891; ch.:
Charles George and Dorothy.
Bus. Record: Upon graduation from High
Sch., worked in a department store from
1893 to 1901. then engaged in real estate
brokerage and development business, pract-
ically continuously up to date, — partly In
Los Angeles and in Portland (Ore.).
Publications: Author of a number of trea-
tises on real estate subjects which were
published from time to time in local, state
and national real estate magazines.

Aryny: Enlisted Aug. 23, 1893, at age of 17,
"F" Company, 7th Regiment of Infantry
in Calif. N.G., served six years, honorably
discharged Oct. 3, 1899, served 1908-12 as
T. Col. and Aide-de-Camp on Staff of Gov.
J. N. Gillet of Calif.

Memberships: Past Master, Westgate Ma-
sonic Lodge; Past Pres., L. A. Lodge 487,
Independent Order B'nai B'rith. Past Grand
Pres., Dist. No. 4, Independent Order B'nai
B'rith; Past Pres., Calif. Real Estate Assn.;
Past Pres., Portland Realty Board, Portland

Religion: Jewish.

Politics: Republican. (Former member, Exec.
Com., Rep. State, Co. and City Com.).
Bus. Address: 416 W. 8th St., Los Angeles,

Home Address: 130% No. Sycamore Ave.,
Los Angeles, Calif. *

BLACK, James B(yers), B.S.
President, Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
Born: Sycamore (111.), May 6, 1890; s. Olive
(Byers) and Charles Albert Black.
Education: Calif. Sch. of Mech. Arts (San
Francisco) ; Univ. of Calif., Berkeley.
Degrees: B.S. in Mech. Engr., 1912.
Married : Katherine, d. John Edgar McElrath,



on March 24, 1913; ch.: James Byers Black,
Jr., Charles Alden, and Kathryn.
Bus. Record: Service Inspector, Great West-
ern Power Co. (San Francisco) 1912, Gen.
Sales Mgr., 1918, Gen. Mgr., 1922, Vice-
Pres., and Gen. Mgr., 1923; Vice-Pres.,
Western Power Corpn., 1926; Vice-Pres.,
The No. Amer. Co. (N. Y.), 1927; Pres., Pa-
cific Gas and Electric Co. (San Francisco),

Directorships: Dir. and Mem. of Exec.
Corns., Pacific Gas and Electric Co., Sou-
thern Pacific Co.; Dir., Equitable Life As-
surance Soc. of the U. S. ; Home, Fire and
Marine In.surance Co. ; Occidental Insurance
Co. ; Del Monte Properties Co.
Memberships: University (N.Y.), Pacific-
Union, Bohemian, The Family; San Fran-
cisco Golf ,Burlingame County and Cypress
Point (Pebble Beach, Calif.) Clubs.
Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Golfing and horseback riding.
Bus. Address: 245 Market St., San Francisco,

Home Address: 3052 Pacific Ave., San Fran-
cisco, Calif. ; Del Monte, Calif. (Country

BLACK, Milton M.. LL.B.

Borti: New York (N.Y.),Sept. 12; s. of Rose
(Lust) and Harry Black.

Education: St. Lawrence Univ.

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