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ert M., and Catherine; (2) Eva R. Freeland,

Bus Record: Admitted to practice in Va.,
Ill and Wash.; moved to State of Wash,,
1894- practiced at Colfax, 1894-97; Pres.,
Marin Co. Nat. Bank and Marin Co. Savings
Bank (San Rafael, Calif.); Vice-Pres., Mer-
cantile Trust Co. (Calif.); Pres., Exchange
Nat. Bank, Spokane (Wash.), 1907-21; or-
ganized and Pres., State Bank of Plummer,
State Bank of Worley (Idaho), Bank of Endi-
cott (Wash.), and State Bank of Wilbur
(Wash ); Pres., Bank of Farmington (Wash.),
Nat Bank of Palouse (Wash.), 1912-20;
Dir , Spokane Br. of Federal Res. Bank,
1915-19; Vice-Pres., Amer. Trust Co., retired;
State Senator, Wash., 1918-22; Pres., Board
Regents State Coll. of Wash., 1915, Chamber
of Commerce (Spokane), 1909, and Wash.
State Bankers' Assn., 1905; Mem., Exec.
Council Amer. Bankers' Assn., 1914-15 and
1916; Pres., Kleiber Motor Co.
Directorships: Dir., Vice-Pres. and Chmn.,
Exec. Com., Marin Co. Chapter Amer. Red
Cross- Treas., Tuberculosis Assn.; Pres. San
Rafael Ch. of Com., San Rafael Rotary and



Mnrin Co. Golf and Country clubs; Vicc-Pres.,
Marin Co. Conservation LoaKue.
Mcmbcrstiip.t: Phi Kappa Psi ; Ma.son (32°
Shrlncr), Elk; Spokane. University, Arctic
(Seattle), Marin Coif and Country, Shrine,
San Rafael clubs; Mem., Liberty Loan and
various war committees of World War I.
Religion: Episcopal.
PoHtic.-t: Republican.
Home Address: San Rafael, Calif.

COMAN, (Mrs.) Mary Merlam, A.B.

Editor, Orange grower.

Born: Phllipoppolis (Bulgaria), Aug. 27, 1861;
d. of Susan (Dimond) and Rev. William
Ward Meriam (Congregational Missionary).
Education: Public schs., Cambridge (Mass.);
Wellesloy Coll.

Degrees: A.B., Wellesley CoU., 1884.
Married: Charles Wynkoop, s. of Martha
(Sevmour) and Capt. Levi Parsons Coman, at
Newark (Ohio), Nov. 27, 1884; ch.: William
Meriam (with L. A. Schs.), Ellis Seymour
(with State Employment Or.eranization), Ed-
ward Charles (Adv. Mgr., Hillsboro Argus,
Hillsboro, Ore.), Mrs. Carol (Coman) Holt
(former Missionary at Shanghai, five yrs.),
and Mrs. Harriet (Coman) Dolcater.
Bus. Record: Since her husband's death,
has been mgr. of the 20-acre orange ranch,
Covina; Editor, So. Calif. White Ribbon (W.
C. T. U.), since 1905: Los Angeles Co. Wel-
fare Commn. (20 yrs.); L. A. Co. Proba-
tion Com. 1913-21) ; for several yrs. lecturer
on current events and book reviews.
Memberships: Shakespeare Club of Pasa-
dena (Pres., 1907-09) ; Pomona Vallev Branch,
Amer. Assn. Univ. Women: Y.W.C.A.; ac-
tive for many yrs. in the P.T.A.
Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Flowers, friends, and fine sew-

Bits. Address: P. O. Box 87, Covina. Calif.
Home Address: 846 So. Citrus Ave., Covina,

COMSTOCK, Dora Valerie Bessie
Hagemeyer (see HAGEMEYER, Dora)

COMSTOCK. Hilliard

Judge, Superior Court. Sonoma County.
Born: Evanston (111.), Feb. 25, 1891; s. of
Nellie (Hurd) and John Adams Comstock.
Education: Studied under pri\ate tutor and
in common schs. (Evanston. III.): Post-
Graduate work, Oxford Univ. (England).
Married: Helen Alice, d. of Alice H. and Wil-
son E. Finley, San Diego, July 20. 1918; ch.:
James Hilliard. Helen Margaret. Marshall
Hurd, Harrison Finley, and Martha Lee.

Prof. Record: After four yrs. of law office
study, admitted, July 1, 1912, at the age of
21, to practice in all courts of Calif., upon
e.xamination before Dist. Court of Appeal
(Sacramento) ; first employment in Santa
Rosa, at the experimental gardens of Luther
Burbank, led to a warm intimate friendship
with the great scientist; studied law in of-
fice of Col. James W. Oates, 1908-12, later
formed a partnership, known as Oates and
Comstock, which was continued until the
death of Col. Oates; in private practice until
his appointment as Superior Judge, with the

exception of an Interregnum spent In military
service; appolntc<l by (Jov. C. C. Young, 1920;
elected twice without opposition, 1'.).'50 and
19.'16, for slx-yr. terms; still slt.s upon the
Superior Bench. 1920-29, filled the presi-
dency of the Santa Rosa Bd. of Edn.; during
term there were erected the Fremont. Lin-
coln, South Park and Santa Rosa High Sch.
buildings, also organized the Santa Rosa
Jr. Coll. Dlst.; served for many yrs. as Dlr.
and VIce-Pres. of the Cham, of Com.; one
of the organizers of the .Sonoma Co. Bar
Assn.. served as Secy, from time of Its In-
ception until his appt. to the bench; .served
sev. yrs. as Pres. of Bov Scouts of Amer,;
Mem., Judicial Council of Calif.. 1936—.
Directorships: Pres.. Bd. of Dirs. of the San-
ta Rosa Foundation; Dir., Vlce-Pres. and
Mem. of E.xec. Com., Nat. Rifle Assn.
Army Service: Private, Co. "E". 5th In-
fantry, Calif. Nat. Guard. 1912; promoted to
2nd Lt., 1912, Capt., 1914; served In
Nogales (Ariz.) during Villa disturbances;
March, 1917. called into service in the World
War; after a period at the School of Arms,
Ft. Sill (Okla.), became division instr. of
automatic arms with the 40th Division; Aug..
1918, promoted to Major in command of 3rd
Battalion, 159th Infantry; transferred to
120th Infantry and served for brief period
in Somme offensive near Amiens (France) ;
returning to the U. S., Aug., 1919, promoted
to the rank of Lt. Col., Officers' Reserve
Corps; resigned in 1935.

Memberships: Santa Rosa Lodge No. 57,
F. & A. M.. Scottish Rite Bodies, 32°; K.C.
CH. : Odd Fellows; B.P.O.E.; Post No. 21,
Am. Legion: Rotary club; Nat. Bd. for Pro-
motion of Rifle Practice; Nat. Rifle Assn.
Recreations: Hunting, golf, tennis, and rifle

Bus. Address: Courthouse. Santa Rosa, Calif
Home Address: 767 Mendocino Ave., Santa
Rosa, Calif.

COMSTOCK. John Adams, M.A., M.D.,
D.O., F.R.E.S.

Science Director, Los Angeles County Museum.
Born: Evanston (111.), Jan. 30, 1883; s. of
Nellie (Hurd) and John Adams Comstock Sr.
Education: Public schs., Evanston (111.); Coll.
of Osteopathic Phys. and Surgeons; Pacific
Med. Coll.

Degrees: D.O., Coll. of Ost. Phys. and Sur-
geons, 1915; M.D., Pac. Med. Coll., 1916;
M.A. (Hon.), Occidental Coll., 1924; Fellow,
Royal Entomological Soc.

Married: (3rd m.) Ruth Mary, d. of William
B. Gard, at Los Angeles (Calif.); ch.: (by
first wife) Sterling, Jean (Mrs. Roderick
White), and Betty (Mrs. Robert Orthwein).
Prof. Record: Designer for Elbert Hubbard
(The Rovcroft Shop. E. Aurora, N. Y.), 1904-
05: Dir.. Southwest Mus., 1921-26: Asso. Dir.,
L. A. Mus., 1928-38: Sci. Dir., same. 1939 — .
Directorships: Dir. (former Pres.), So. Calif.
Acad, of Sci. ; Pres., Lorquin Entom. Soc.
Publications: Butterflies of California, and
numerous scientific papers.
Memberships: West. Soc. Naturalists; Cooper
Ornithol. club; Pi Gamma Mu. Phi Sigma.
Recreations: Field investigations and re-
search along biological lines.
Bus. Address: Los Angeles Co. Museum, Ex-
position Park, Los Angeles, Calif.
Home Address: 650 So. Ogden Dr.. Los An-



CONDEE, Newcomb. A.B., J.D.

Judge of the Municipal Court of Los Angeles.
Born: Riverside (Calif.), June 26, 1898: s.
of Mae S. (Newcomb) and Robert A. Con-
dee( s. of Asa Condee, M.D., Calif. '49er).
Education: High sch. (Inglewood, Calif.);
Stanford Univ. Law Sch.
Degrees: A.B., 1919, J.D., 1920, Sanford U.,
Order of the Coif, 1921.

Married: Grace Marvel, d. of Marie (Hough-
ton) and Oscar E. Lawrence, at Stanford
Memorial Ch\irch, Nov. 25, 1920; ch.: Alice,
Marie, and Lois.

Prof. Record: Engaged in general practice of
law, 1921-33; then made Judge of Los An-
geles Municipal Court, Presiding Judge of the
Court, 1937—.

Army Service: Co. A., Stanford Unit, S.A.
T.C. Corporal, 1918.

Memberships: L. A. Athletic Club; Amer.
Legion; Elks; Mason 32°, K.C.C.H.; Shriner;
Native Sons of the Golden West.
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Democrat.

Bus. Address: Hall of Justice, Los Angeles,

Home Address: 240 No. Norton Ave., Los
Angeles, Calif.

CONDLIFFE, Professor John Bell, B.A.,
M.A., D.Sc.

Professor of Economics, Univ. of Calif.
Born: Melbourne (Australia), 1891; s. of
Margaret (Marley) and Alfred Bell Cond-

Education: Canterbury Univ. College; CJon-
ville and Calus Coll. (Cambridge).
Degrees: B.A., 1913, M.A., 1914, D.Sc,
1928, U. of New Zealand.
Married: Olive Grace, d. of Charles Mills,
Christchurch (New Zealand), 1916; ch.: John
Charles, Peter CJeorge, and Margaret Mary.
Prof. Record: Prof, of Economics, Canter-
bury U. College, 1920-26; Research Secy.,
Inst, of Pacific Relations, 1927-31; Prof, of
Economics, U. of Mich., 1930-31; Mem., of
Secretariat, League of Nations, 1931-37; Prof,
of Commerce, U. of London, 1937-39; Henry
E. Howland Memorial Lecturer, Yale U.,
1939; Prof, of Economics, U. of Calif.,

Publications: The Life of Society (Whit-
combe & Tombs), 1923; Short History of
New Zealand (Whitcombe & Tombs), 1925;
New Zealand in the Making (Chicago Univ.
Press), 1928; Problems of the Pacific (Chica-
go Univ. Press), 1928 and 1930; World Eco-
nomic Survey (League of Nations, annually),
1931-37; China Today — Economic (World
Peace Foundation), 1930; The Reconstruction
of World Trade (Norton), 1940.
Army Record: N.Z.E.F., 1916-19.
Recreations: Go\t.

Bus. Address: Univ. of California, Berkeley,

Home Address: 252 Cambridge Ave., Berk-
eley, Calif.

CONLEY, Matthew. A.B.

Born: Madera (Calif.), April 17, 1897; s.
of Emma (Bedesen) and W. M. Conley.
Education: Univ. of Calif.
Degrees: A.B., U. of Calif., 1919.

Married: Irene, d. of Thomas McMillan,.
Berkeley (Calif.), July 30, 1924; ch.: Thomas,

Prof. Record: Admitted to the bar, Feb. 9,
1920; Conley and Conley (Madera, Calif.),
1920-23; Lindsay and Conley (Madera), 1923-
24; Llndsey and Conley (Fresno, Calif.),
1924; Conley, Conley and Conley, (Fresno),

Navy Record: Ensign Naval Air Service.
Memberships: Sequoia Sunnyside Club; Amer.
Legion Post No. 4.
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Democrat.
Recreations: Golf.

Bus. Address: Pacific Southwest Bldg., Fres-
no, Calif.

Home Adder ss: 710 Peralta Way, Fresno,

CONLEY, Philip, A.B.


Born: Madera (Calif.), Oct. 2, 1894; s. of
Emma (Bedesen) and W.M. Conley.
Education: Univ. of Calif.; Harvard Law
Sch. ; Univ. of Paris.
Degrees: A.B., U. of Calif., 1916.
Married: Lucetta (dec), d. of Dow H. Ran-
son, at Madera (Calif.), Mar. 3, 1928; ch.:
Philip Ranson.

Prof. Record: Admitted to practice law,
Calif., Feb. 9, 1920; Mem., Conley and Con-
ley (Madera) ; Deputy Dist. Atty. (Fresno
Co.), 18 mos., 1921-22; Mem., Lindsay and
Conley (Fresno), 1922-25; Mem., Conley,
Conley, and Conley, 1925 — .
Army Serviae: First Lt., Field Artillery,
U.S.A., 1918-19; A.E.F. (France and CJer-
many), Jan., 1918 to July, 1919.
Memberships: Sequoia Club (Fresno); Kappa
Sigma, Phi Delta Phi.
Politics: Democrat.

Bus. Address: Pacific Southwest Bldg., Fres-
no, Calif.

Home Address: 718 Carmen Ave., Fresno,

CONLEY, Renie Brouillet

Designer, RKO Radio Pictures.
Born: Republic (Wash.), July 31, 1912; d.
of Irene (Porter) and Ray Brouillet.
Education: Univ. of Calif.. Los Angeles;
Chouinard and Art Center Sch.
Married: Leland Hawes Conley, at Ojai
(Calif.), Sept. 1937; ch.: Truman Van Dyke,

Bus. Record: Designer at RKO Radio Pic-
tures for past four years; formerly at Univer-
sal, Paramount, and 20th Century-Fox Stu-
dios as artist.

Membersihps: Fashion Group; Sierra Club.
Religion: Christian Scientist.
Recreations: Dancing, ice skating, photogra-
phy, and Mexican trips.

Bus. Address: 780 No. Gower St., Los An-
geles, Calif.

Home Address: 4151 Fair St., No. Hollywood,

CONLEY, William Maxwell


Born: Dog Town, Mariposa Co. (Calif.), July

17, 1866; s. of Margaret (Ryan) and Matthew




Education: Public schs., Merced (Calif.);
Stockton Bus. Coll.; Normal Inst.
Married: Emma, D. of Philip Bedesen, at
Merced (Calif.), July 19, 1893; ch.: Philip
and Mntthcw.

Prof. Record: JudRC of Superior Court, Ma-
dera Co., Calif. (1893-1921); resigned to en-
ter practice of law; Member of Lindsay &
Conley, Fresno, California (1921-25) ; Mem.
Of Conley, Conley & Conley, Fresno, Calif.
(1925 to date).

Directorships: Dlr., Madera Mutual BIdg. and
Loan Assn.; Mem., Madera Advisory Bd.,
Bank of Amer.

Memberships: Elks. Eagles, Knights of Pyth-
ias; (Past Grand Pres.), Native Sons of the
Golden West.
Pi. Mica: Democrat.

Bus. Address: Pacific Southwest Bldg.,
Fresno, Calif.

Home Address: Madera, Calif., and 718 Car-
men, Fresno, Calif.

CONN, Professor Petway C, B.S., M.S.
Assistant Prof, of Music, Director of Band,
Univ. of Southern California.
Born: Gans (Okla.), Aug. 2, 1906; s. of
Olive (Hurley) and Dr. L.D. Conn.
Education: Okla. A. and M. Coll.
Degrees: B.S., 1927, M.S., 1934, Okla. A.
and M. Coll.

Married: Ruby Jane, d. of Phoebe Jane and
W. E. Stanton, in Cushing (Okla.), 1930.
Prof. Record: Instr., Instrumental Music,
Cushing (Okla.) High Sch., 1927-33; Head,
Instrumental Music Dept., Northwestern State
Teacher's Coll., Alva (Okla.), 1933-36; Dir.,
Band, Southern Methodist U. Dallas (Tex.),
1936-37; Co-Ordinator, Music Activities, U.
of So. Calif., 1937-40; Asst. Prof., of Music
and Dir. of Band, U. of So. Calif., 1940-41.
Publications: Arrangement of Bolzoni'a Min-
uetto (pub. by C. Fisher) 1939.
Army Record: Oklahoma Nat. Guard, 1926-

Memberships: A.F. & A.M., 180; Sigma Alpha
Epsilon, Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Mu Alpha,
Alpha Phi Sigma; Skull and Dagger.
Religion: Methodist Episcopal.
Politics: Democrat.
Recreations: CJolf.

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

Home Address: 1103 So. Genesee, Los An-
geles, Calif.

CONNELL. Richard, A.B.

Born: Poughkeepsie (N. Y.), Oct. 17, 1893;
s. of Mary (Miller) and Richard Edward

Education: Georgetown Coll. Washington
(D.C.); Harvard.
Degrees: A.B., Harvard, 1915.
Married: Louise Herrick, d. of Mr. arid Mrs.
Hugh F. Fox, Greenwich (Conn.), Nov. 8,

Prof. Record: Reporter, N. Y. American; Ad-
vertising, J. Walter Thompson Co. (New
York City) ; since 1920, free-lance writer.
Publications: Apes and Angels; Ironies; Var-
iety; Sin of Monsieur Pettipon; Mad Lover;
Playboy; 300 short stories in Saturday Even-
ing Post, Collier's and other magazines; nu-

merous screen- plays and original Btorles for

the screen. ,

Army Record: Two yrs. In 27th DIv., A.E.F.

Memberships: Harvard Club (N.Y.C.).

Religion: Independent.

Politics: Independent.

Recreations: Travel, tennis, swimming.

Bus. and Home Address: 505 No. Arden

Dr., Beverly Hills, Calif.

CONNOLLY. The Reverend John
Francis, S.J., A.B., M.A., Ph.D.
Dean of the Faculties, Loyola Univ.
Born: Redondo Beach (Calif.), Jan. 21. 1899;
s. of Nora (Dinneen) and Patrick Connolly.
Education: Loyola High Sch.. Los Angeles
(Calif.); Gonzaga Univ., Spokane (Wash.);
Univ. of Washington (Seattle. Wash.); Wes-
ton (Mass.) Coll.; Gregorian Univ. (Rome,

Degrees: A.B., 1922, M.A., 1924, C^nzaga U.;
Ph.D., Gregorian U., 1932.
Prof. Record: Instr., (5onzaga High Sch.,
1925-26; Instr., Philosophy, Loyola U., 1926-
28; Dean of the Faculties, Loyola U., 1932-
35; Prof. Theology, Alma (Calif.) Coll..
1935-36; Dean of the Faculties, Loyola U.,

Directorships: Officer, Loyola U. of Los An-

Religion: Catholic.

Bus. and Home Address: Loyola Univ. of
Los Angeles, 7107 W. 80th St., Los Angeles,

CONNOLLY, The Most Reverend
Thomas Arthur, D.D., J.C.D.

Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco; Chancel-
lor of the Archdiocese of San Francisco;
Pastor, Mission Dolores Church.
Born: San Francisco (Calif.), Oct. 5, 1899;
s. of Catherine (Gilsenan) and Thomas Con-

Education: St. Patrick's Seminary, Menlo
Park, (Calif.); Catholic Univ. of Amer.,
Washington (D.C.), post-graduate studies,
Sept., 1930- June, 1932.

Degrees: J. CD., Catholic U. of Amer., 1932.
Prof. Record: Ordained Roman Catholic
Priest, June 11, 1926, St. Mary's Cathedral
(San Francisco); Asst. Pastor: St. Rose's
Church, Santa Rosa (Calif.), June-Oct., 1926,
Star of Sea C^iurch, Sausallto (Calif.), Oct.,
1926-Sept., 1930, St. Cecilia's Church (San
Francisco), July-Sept., 1932; Auditor, Ma-
trimonial Curia of Archdiocese of S. F.,
Sept., 1932-March, 1934; Secy, to Archbishop
Hanna, March, 1934-March, 1935; Oiancellor
of Archdiocese of S. F. since March, 1935;
Secy, to Archbiship Mitty, March, 1935-Jan.,
1939; Pastor, Mission Dolores C!hurch (S.F.),
since Jan., 1939; apptd. Titular Bishop of
Sila and Auxiliary Bishop of S. F., June 10,
1939, and consecrated Aug. 24, 1939.
Publications: Appeals (Paullst Press), 1932.
Religion: Roman Catholic.
Bus. Address: 1100 Franklin St., San Fran-
cisco, Calif.

Home Address: 3321 16th St., San Francisco,

CONNOR, Elizabeth, Ph.B.
Librarian, Mount Wilson Observatory.
Born: Des Moines (Iowa); d. of Eva Gatch



(compiler of Letters to Children) and Judge
z William Connor.
Education: Wellesley Coll.; Univ. of Chicago.
Degrees: Ph.B., 1910.

Prof. Record: Librarian, Mount Wilson Ob-
servatory, 1916—.

Memberships: Various professional and other

Bus. Address: 813 Santa Barbara St., Pasa-
dena, Calif.

Hotne Address: 526 La Loma Rd., Pasadena,



Born: Des Moines (lovval ; d. of Eva (Gatch)
and Judge William Connor.
Education: West Des Moines public schs.;
Colarossi Art Sch., Paris (France) ; Sch. of
Munic. Art Birmingham (Eng.); New York
Sch. of Fine and Applied Arts; Cooper Union
Sch. of Decorative Arts (N.Y.); Pasadena Ar-
chitectural Club of the Beaux Arts Inst, of

Bus. Record: Craftsman in fine jewelry for
several years; draftsman in the offices of
various decorators and architects in Calif.
and the East; received certificate to practice
architecture in Calif., March, 1936, opened
office at present location in Oct. of 1936.
Publications: Articles in Better Homes artd

Memberships: State Assn. of Calif. Archi-
tects; Zonta Internal. (Pasadena Chapter).
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Cabinet making, wood carving,
gardening, and reading.

Bus. Address: 170 E. California St., Pasa-
dena, Calif.

Home Address: 526 La Loma Rd., Pasadena,

CONRAD. Charles Louis. O.D.

Optometrist; Business Opportunity Broker.
Born: Indianapolis (Ind.), June 9, 1896; s.
of Seve (Joffe) and Peter Harry Hirsh.
Education: Public schs. in Indianapolis
(Ind.); Univ. of Cincinnati; Los Angeles
Coll. of Optometry.

Degrees: O.D., L. A. Coll. of Optometry,

Prof. Record: Had own practice of optome-
try, 1925-32; Instr. of Economics, South-
western U., 1925-35; Business Opportunity
Brokerage, 1935 — .

Directorships: Secy.-Treas., Milton E. Giles
and Co.; Treas., July, 1939-July, 1940, and
elected Pres., July, 1940 of the L. A. Bus.
Brokers Assn.

Army Record: Enlisted Air Service, Aug. 4,
1917; discharged, Dec. 13, 1918; 2nd Lt.. Air
Serv. Mil. Aeronautics, Res. Mil. Aviator;
(2nd Lt. R.M.A., A.S.M.A.).
Religion: Jewish.
Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Ice skating, poetry, and col-
lecting cartoons.

Bus. Address: 710 W. Pico St., Los An-
geles, Calif.

Home Address: 1752% Lucretia Ave., Los An-
geles, Calif.

CONROY, Professor Charles Clifford,

A.B., M.A., Ph.D., Sc.D., F.R.A.S.,

Chairman, History Dept., Loyola Univ.
Born: Denver (Colo.), Nov. 26, 1881; s. of
Mary E. (Bulger) and Patrick C. Conroy.
Education: St. Vincent's Coll. (Los Angeles).
Degrees: A.B., 1903, M.A., 1907, Sc.D. (hon.),
1911, St. Vincent's Coll.; Ph.D., Loyola U.,

Honors: Created Knight of the Holy Sepulchre
by Pope Pius XI, 1927; Asso., Soci^tS Scl-
entifique, U. of Louvain (Belgium), 1909.

Married: Agnes Theresa, d. of Mary E.
(Wright) and John Hayes, at Pasadena,
(Calif.), Aug. 12, 1913; ch.: John J.

Prof. Record: Instr. in History, St. Vincent's
College (Los Angeles), 1904-07, Assistant
Professor, 1907-11 ; Specialty, History of
Physical Science, and particularly Astronomy
and Meteorology; Elected Fellow, Royal As-
tronomical Society of London, 1912; elected
Fellow, American Association for the Ad-
vancement oE Science. Editor, The Tidings
(weekly Catholic newspaper of Los Angeles),
1913-25; gave time to school work during
same period, and was employed in this capa-
city by Bishop Cantwell of Los Angeles. 1923-
34; Professor of History, Los Angeles Junior
Seminary, 1927-34; Lecturer in History, Im-
maculate Heart College, 1931 — ; Chairman,
History Department, Loyola Univ. 1934 — .

Publications: The Reformation, 1917; many

articles on scientific and historical subjects.

Religion: Catholic.

Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Philately and numismatics.

Bus. Address: Loyola Univ., Los Angeles,


Hom,e Address: 2111 5th Ave., Los Angeles,



Born; Manhattan (Kans.), Dec. 18, 1901; s.
of Catherine (Donnelly) and John Conroy.

Education: Public schs., Manhattan (Kan.);
Kan. State Coll.; Univ. of So. Calif.; Loyola

Degrees: LL.B., Loyola U., 1929.

Married: Ella C, d. of A. S. Ellingson, at
Los Angeles (Calif.), April 2, 1932; ch. ;
Don Michael and Richard Patrick.

Prof. Record: Formed law partnership with
brother (Edward L.), 1930, in Hollywood
(Calif.), and has continued the practice of
law under firm name of Conroy and Con-
roy; specializes in estates and tax matters;
Vice-Pres., Hollywood Bar Assn., 1932-34.
Directorships: In Eaton's Rancho, Inc., San-
ta Anita, Inc., Wilshire, Inc., and Eaton's

Memberships: Sigma Alpha Epsilon; State Bar
of Calif.

Religion: Catholic.

Politics: Republican.



Recreatiotw): Uatlmlnton, tt-nnls, find biiiigo.
Bus. Address: 501 Taft UIcIk., Ilollywood,

Home Address; 51242 Wcslpark Dr., No. Holly-
wood, Calif.

COOK, Florita Damron

Author, Newspaper Columnist.
Born: Los Angeles (Calif.), 1890; d. of Flor-
ence (Scott) and James Monroe Damron
(Atty. In L.A., and State Senator in the

Education: Phoenix (Ariz.) pub. schs.; Ward-
Belmont Seminary, Nashville (Tenn.); Univ.
of Culif. (Berkeley).

Married: Archie B. Cook, son of Lydla
(Je.ikins) and Isaac Newton Cook, Holly-
wood (Calif.), 1918; ch.: Mrs. Kenneth Opple
(Lillian), and Kathleen.

Bus. Record: Author, short stories and fea-
ture articles from 1914 — ; contributed Sun-
day features to Boston Globe, St. Louis Post-
Dispatch; N. Y. Sun, Milwaukee Journal
and other papers; Field & Stremn, Forest &
Stream; Sunset Magazine; McCaU's; inter-
views and special features for Santa Barbara
News and Press, and Riverside Enterprise;
has conducted daily feature in Berkeley Ga-
zette known as "Young Authors' Club" since
1925; the function of this feature is to stimu-
late creative writing among young people,
and in this connection poems, stories, and
articles of members are published, together
with editorials and criticism from Mrs.

Publications: Eastern newspapers — Sunday
features; Field and Stream; Forest and
Stream; Grit (Williamsport, Pa.); and vari-
ous trade journals.

Memberships: Calif. Writers Club; Kappa
Omicron Alpha (Ward-Belmont Seminary).
Recreations: Taveling — when opportunity af-

Bus. Address: Berkeley Daily Gazette, 2044

Center St., Berkeley, Calif.

Home Address: 139 Hagar Ave., Piedmont.


COOK, Ted (Proctor F.)

Editor, Syndicated Humorist, Radio Com-

Born: Pontiac (111.); s. of Mary Joanna
(Dye) and Albert L. Cook.
Education: Univ. of Wash., Dept. of Jour-
nalism, 1912-15.

Married: Esther Constance, d. of John A. Pet-
erson, in Tacoma (Wash.); ch.: Proctor F.
Jr. and Mary Joan.

Bus. Record: Reporter, Seattle Post-Intelli-
gencer. Seattle Times. Seattle Star (City Edi-
tor), 1916-20; Mng, Editor, Los Angeles Re-
cord, 1920-22, Editor-in-Chief. 1923-24; wrote
and illustrated humor column, Los Angeles
Examiner. 1924-28; Column syndicated, King
Features Syndicate, Inc. (New York Citv),
1928-40; Radio Commentator, 1941; free-
lance writer; drawings e.xhibited, 1939-41.
Publications: Illustrated Seven Lean Hounds
by Hugo Storm (Harper and Davis), 1940.
Members/! ips.- Authors (Hollywood); Bever-
ly Hills Lawn Bowling Club; Sigma Nu, Sig-
ma Delta Chi.

Home Address: 9481 Readcrest Dr., Beverly
Hills, Calif.; Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach,

COOK, W. Coburn. A.B.

Lawyer, City Attorney, Turlock, Calif.
Born; Gloucester (Mass.), July .'1, 1892; s. of

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