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Prof Record: On Philadelphia North Ameri-
can, 1906-07, 1908-11; on staff, Asso. Adver-
tising, and Official Reporter, Ford Hall Open
Forum (Boston), 1913-15; Insurance Claims
Adjuster (Baltimore, Chicago, San Francisco),
1918-23; free lance writer, since 1923; San
Francisco Correspondent The Federated Press
(New York and Chicago), 1921—; contribu-
tor to series of literary biographical dic-
tionaries: British Authors of the Nineteenth
Century, 1936; American Authors, 1600-1900
1938; Twentieth Century Authors, 1942.
Stories in O. Henry Memorial Prize Volumes,
1930, 1934. Articles, stories, and verse in
numerous magazines, including Scribner's,
American Mercury, Nation, New Republic,
Poetry, Forum, Story, etc. Poems in over
30 Anthologies. Play, Angel's Flight, pro-
duced (San Francisco), 1924. On Editorial
Bd., California: A Guide to the Golden State,
Publications: (See Prof. Record). Love Child-



Ten. A Book of IHu.itrioun Illegitimates (bio-
graphy), l'J31 ; Children of Sun (poems).
1939; Who Was Whvnr A Dictionary of
Contemiioraries. IDIO; They Were Han Fran-
cisciinn (biOKruphy), 1911; also i;{ Little Blue
Honks, mostly Latin translations and blo-
Kiaiihies, 19L>.'j-"J8.

Mcinhrmhiiis: Amcr. Nevvspupor Guild; Order
of Bookfellows; liallonalist Press Assn. (Lon-

Religion : Agnostic.

Recreations: Listening to symphonic music,
working Doublecrostics, reading, and answer-
ing questionaires.

Home Address: Ambassador Hotel, San Fran-
cisco, Calif.

de FOREST. Lee. Ph.B., Ph.D., Sc.D.,
Engr.D., F.A.I.E.
Inventor, Research Engineer.
Born: Council Bluffs (Iowa), Aug. 6, 1873; s.
of Anna Margaret (Robins) and Henry Swift
de Forest.

Educati07i: Mt. Hermon Boys' Sch.; Yale

Degrees: Ph.B.. 1896, Ph.D., 1899, Sc.D.,
1919, Yale U.; Sc.D., Syracuse, 1926; Engr.
D., Lewis, 1927; Fellow Inst, of Radio
Engrs., Fellow Amer. Inst. Elec. Engrs.
Married: Marie Leonis, d. of Mare Mosquini
(Mexico), Oct. 3. 1930.

Prof. Record: Founded, Amer. de Forest
Wireless Telegraph Co., de Forest Radio
Co., Amer. Television Labs. Inc.: Inventor of
the Audion or Three-Electrode Radio Tube,
Detector, Amplifier and Oscillator, the Radio
Knife, the Feed-Back or Regenerative Cir-
cuits, Sound-On-Film Talking Motion Pic-
tures, etc., etc., Lee de Forest Laboratories.
Hon. Pres., Veterans Wireless Operators
Assn., 1938; Founder and Pres., Inst, of
Radio Engrs., 1930.

Publications: V^arious technical papers. Tele-
vision Today and Tom.orrow, (Dial Press).
Army Record: Yale Battery of 2nd Connec-
ticut Regt., Volunteers, Spanish American
War. 1898.

Awards: Cross, Legion d'Honneur; Gold
Medals at St. Louis Worlds E.xposition, Pan-
Pacific World Fair; Medal of Hon. of Inst,
of Radio Engrs. ; Scroll of Hon. at New York
Worlds Fair (Lee de Forest Day), 1939; Sil-
ver Plague of Hon., Nat. Assn. of Mfrs.,
1940; John Scott Medal; Elliot Creson Medal,

Memberships: Sigma Xi (Hon. Mem.); Aur-
elian Honor Society; Tau Beta Pi; Veterans
Wireless Operators Assn. (1938) ; Inst, of
Radio Engrs. (1930) ; Ajner. Inst. Elect.

Religion: Agnostic.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Mountain hiking.
Bus. Address: 5106 Wilshire Blvd., Los An-
geles, Cailf.

Home Address: 8190 Hollywood Blvd., Los
Angeles, Calif.

de FREMERY. Herman

Chief Psychologist. Alto Psychologic Center.
Born: Alameda (Calif.), 1890.
Education : Tours and Paris (France); Colum-
bia Univ. : Yale Univ.
Prof. Record: Consulting Psychologist, pri-

vate practice, 1918-35; Alto Psycholojclc Cen-
ter, 19.35—.

Memberahipa: Amer., Assn. for Applied PHy-
chology; Amer. Psychological Assn.; WeHlorn
Psychological Assn.; Soc. for the P.sychologl-
cal Study of Social Lssuos; .Soc. for Ke-
-search in Child Development; Psychologist*
Club of the Bay Region.

Bus. Addref.s: 12G Post St., San Francisco,


DEISENROTH. James Bruce. B.S.

Business Manager, Pasadena College.
Born: St. Louis (Mo.), July 13, 1895; s. of
Josephine (Dodson) and Carl William Deisen-

Education: Olivet Coll.. Olivet (111.).
Degrees: B.S.. Olivet Coll.. 1916.
Married: Kate Adele. d. of Frank P. Field,
Muscatine (Iowa), June 4, 1917; ch.: Donald
Bruce (19 yrs.); Aileen Adele Cook (22).
Prof. Record: Office Mgr. White^and Pollard,
Realtors, Oakland (Calif.), formerly White
and Pollard, Fred T. Wood, Inc.. formerly
Fred T. Wood. Inc.. 1925-40; Office Mgr..
Richfield Oil Co.. Pasadena (Calif.), later
Oakland (Calif.), prior to 1925.
Directorships: Dist. Advisory Bd., No. Calif.
Dist., Church of the Nazarene (Secy, of the
Corpn.); Nazarene Memorial Auditorium, Inc.
(Secty. of the Corp.).

Memberships: Y.M.C.A. ; Business Men's Club.

Religion: Protestant.

Politics: Republican.

Recreations Handball.

Bus. Address: 1539 E. Howard St.. Pasadena,

Home Address: 650 Slnaloa Ave., Pasadena,

de KEYSER, John

Music Dealer.

Born: Amsterdam (Holland). June 18. 1893;
s. of Johanna (van Someren) and W. J. G.
de Keyser.

Education: Amsterdam College.

Married: Sharon, d. of Adrian Kurvers. Los
Angeles (Calif.), Aug. 20, 1933; ch.: Joanna
de Keyser.

Bus. Record: Received his training in the
music publishing business at G. Alsbach Co.,
Amsterdam (Holland); came to the United
States in Aug., 1920; asso. himself with G.
Schirmer, Inc. (music publishers of New
York), and in 1921 took a position with
Oliver Ditson (Music Pub. of Boston), in
1923 settled in Los Angeles and since that
time has been assoc. with Morse M. Free-
man, Inc. (retailers, wholesalers in music).
Past-Pres., Pro Musica. Los Angeles. Chap-

Directorships: Morse M. Preeman. Inc.; Mem.
Bd. Dir., Pro Musica, Los Angeles Chapter.
Publications: Articles, appearing in Pacific
Coast Musician, and in Things Worth Know-
ing; wrote book Nations and Their Music.
Memberships: Crescendo; Pro Musica, Los
Angeles Chapter.
Politics: Democrat.

Recreations : Concerts, reading and discussion.
Bus. Address: 733 So. Flower St., Los An-
geles. Calif.

Home Address: 1911 No. Highland Ave.. Hol-
lywood. Calif.



DE LAGUNA, Frederica, A.B., M.A.,


Born: Oakland (Calif.); d. o£ Frederica and
Alexander De Laguna.

Education: Stanford Univ.; Columbia Univ.
Degrees: A.B., Stanford U., 1896; M.A.,
Columbia U., 1904.

Prof Record: Founded, with Miss Jessica
Smith Vance, Westlake Sch. for Girls, 1904,
and Westlake Junior Coll. (known as Holm-
by Coll.), 1924.

Publications: Author (brochures) Prepared-
ness; Opportunity; Work; Obedience; Respon-
sibility; The Power of Restraint; The Miracle
of Growth; Truth; Character; Your Books;
The Happy Scholar; What Does the College
Owe Its Students?; Culture; Time; Discipline;
Noblesse Oblige; The World Within; Our

Memberships: Women's Law Observance
Assn.; Friday Morning, Ebell of Los Ange-
les, Women's Athletic and Bel-Air Garden

Religion: Prebsyterian.

Bus. and Home Address: Holmby Coll., 700
No. Faring Rd., Los Angeles, Calif.

DELANEY. Robert Mills

Composer, Rancher.

Born: Baltimore (Md.), July 24, 1903; s. of
Anna (Ritchie) and Charles R. Delaney.
Education: Public schs., Wenonah Military
Academy (N.J.); private tutors; Dept. of
Music, Univ. of So. Calif., Sorbonne, ficole
Normale de Musique de Paris (France).
Married: Ellen, d. of Amelia (Forbes) and
Raymond Emerson, Concord (Mass), Aug.
15, 1934; ch.: Edward.

Prof. Record: Head of Muisc Dept., Santa
Barbara Sch. (boys), 1928, also 1931-32;
Instr. in Music, Santa Barbara State Coll.,
1928; Instr. in Musical Theory and Composi-
tion, Concord Summer Sch. (Mass.). iy3u-35;
Head of Music Dept., (boys) Francis W.

Parker Sch., Chicago (111.), 1934-35; Lec-
turer on Music, season, 1939-40.

Publications: Thirty-seven publications em-
bracing 66 compositions or arrangements pius

seven edited pieces, also national broadcasts

of above.

Awards: Guggenheim Fellowships, 1929-30;

Pulitzer Prize in Music, 1933.

Religion: Episcopal.

Politics: Republican.

Recreation: Fishing, motor and packhorse


Bus. Address: Willow Creek, Calif.

Home Address: Trinity River Ranch, Willow

Creek, Calif.

de LAUBENFELS. Professor Max
Walker. A.B., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Pasadena Junior College.
Born: Mt. Pleasant (Iowa), May 9, 1894; s.
of Hattie M. (Walker) and Harry J. de

Education: Oberlin; Stanford Univ.
Degrees: A.B., Oberlin, 1916; M.A., 1926,
Ph.D., 1929, Stanford U.

Married: Beth, d. of Prof. Lynds Jones (of
Oberlin Coll.), Tacoma (Wash.), Aug. 10,
1921; ch.: Peter Max, Leroy Arthur, David
John, Allen Neal, and Marilyn Beth.
Prof. Record: In business in Chicago, chiefly

advertising, 1916-21; teaching, Oberlin Coll.,
since 1927, and Pasadena Junior College since
1929; Research for Stanford U., Carnegie
Inst., Bureau of Fisheries, Smithsonian Inst.,
etc.; Fellowsihps for Foreign Travel and
Research, Carnegie Inst, of Wash., Jan. -Dec.

Publications: Two monographs and about 14
shorter scientific treaties on the Porifera;
Section Editor for Biological Abstracts.
Religion: Pasadena Neighborhood Church
(Non-denominational) .
Politics: Independent.

Bus. Address: Pasadena Junior Coll., Pasa-
dena, Calif.

Home Address: 400 So. Bonnie Ave., Pasa-
dena, Calif.

D'ELISCU, (Mrs.) Edith Louise

Director of Recreation, City of Riverside.
Born: Brooklyn (New York), April 2, 1894;
d. of Minnie E. (Hillmann) and Charles A.

Education: Brooklyn public schools; Erasmus
Hall High Sch. (Brooklyn) : Adelphi Art Sch.,
Adelphi Coll. (Brooklyn) ; Savage School of
Physical Edn. (New York City) ; Riverside
Junior Coll. (Calif.); Ceramics, Claremont
Coll. (Calif.).

Prof. Record: Instr., Phy. Edn., Coll. New
Rochelle (N. Y.); Instr., Phys. Edn., Phys-
iology, Hygiene, Coll. St. Elizabeth Convent
(N.J.); Mem., Philadelphia Officials Assn.;
Amer. Com., for Devastated France; Dir.,
of Activities, Riverside Community Settle-
ment; Official plaque maker Zonta Interna-
tional; Dir., of Recreation, City of Riverside;
Instr., Arts and Crafts, Riverside Junior
Coll.; Secty.-Treas., Riverside Nightball

Directorships: Chmn., Riverside Co. Amer.
Red Cross; Advisory Bd., State Recreation

Memberships: Beta Nu Sigma. Delta Psi

Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Archery, ice skating, travel,
music, art, and theatre.

Bus. Address: 3450 Ninth St., Riverside,

Home Address: 3751 Fairfax Ave., River-
side, Calif.

Del MAR, Eugene, LL.B.

Corporation Executive, Writer.
Born: New York City, Sept. 6, 1864; s. of
Emelie (JosS) and Alexander Del Mar.
Education: Grammar and high school, San
Francisco; Univ. of Calif.
Degrees: LL.B., 1885, U. of Calif.
Married: Lulu, d. of David C. Curtis, New
York City, Nov. 24, 1917.
Prof Record: Attorney at Law, San Fran-
cisco, 1885, N. Y. City, 1889; Mem., New
York Stock Exchange and Partner, in Walter
Del Mar and Co. (Bankers and Brokers, Lon-
don), 1889-99; Secy., Amer. Farms Products
Co., 1905-07; Secty., Continuous Rail Co.,
1911-16; Secty., Mine & Smelter Supply Co.,
1917-22; Trustee, U. of Life Science (Flori-
da), 1924.

Publications: Mental Science, 1900; Spiritual
and Material Attraction, 1901; Common
Sense Mag., 1902; The Divinity of Desire.



l'.K)r>; Ln'\ng Idiah. 1907; Fulfillment Book-
lets. l'.K)H; The Confiufnt of Di,t< use. 19'J'J;
Af an the Master, 1925; hundreds of artlrlei
In various magazines from lHy9-19.'tH, (has
lectured widely on psychological lubjects for
many years).

Religion: Christian (nondenomlnatlonal) .
Pohtics: Independent Democrat.
Recreations: Chess, cards, walking.
Home Address: 450 So. Benton Way, Los
AnKoles, Calif.

DELURY, Jr., George C.

County Clerk and Auditor, Mono County.
iBorn.- Bridgeport (Calif.), Aug. 4, 1899; 6.
of Bella (Ward) and George C. Delury.
Education Berkeley High school; Univ. of
Calif., Berkeley.

Married: Mary E., d. Of Reverend W. H.
Zigler, Churchvllle (Va.), May, 1936; ch.:
one son.

Bus. Record: Elected County Clerk, Auditor
and Recorder of Mono Co., Aug., 1925; took
office Jan. 1, 1926, prior to that time, of-
fice mgr.. Lever Bros. Co. (San Francisco).
Elected to County Clerk, Auditor and Record-
er for four terms. Father elected to this
office Jan. 1, 1898. Office held by father
and son 40 yrs. Pres., County Auditor's
Assn. of Calif., 1935. Dist. Deputy Grand
Master lOOF, Dist. 90, 1937-41.
Directorships: Pres., Mono Co. Cham, of
Com.; Dir.. Three Flags Highway Assn.;
Chmn., Mono Co. Chapter, Amer. Red Cross.
Army Record: 7 yrs. Calif. Nat. Guard, How-
itzer Co., 159 Inf., Corporal.
Memberships: Past Master Alta Lodge No.
333, F. & A. M., Bridgeport, Kerek Temple;
Shrine Reno (Nev.); Royal Arch Masons,
Bishop (Calif.); B.P.O.E. No. 1603, Bishop;
lOOF, Dist. 90.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Fishing, hiking.
Bus. Address: Bridgeport, Calif.
Home Address: 1 Emigrant Ave., Bridgeport.
Calif. •

DEMBER. Alexis Berthold. Ph.D.

Research Fellow in Physics, Calif. Inst, of

Born: Dresden (Ger.), May 30, 1912; s. of
Agnes (Riese) and Harry Dember.
Education: Inst, of Tech., Dresden; Univ. of
CJeneva, Jena, Goettingen, Prague.
Degrees: Ph.D., Prague. 1935.
Prof. Record: Instr. in Physics, U. of Istan-
bul (Turkey), 1935-36; Research Fellow in
Physics. Calif. Inst, of Tech. (Pasadena)
since 1937.

Publications: Papers on Photoelectricity and
Low Temperature Physics.
Memberships: Amer. Physical Soc, Amer. Op-
tical Soc; Sigma Xi (Calif. Tech. Chapter.)
Bus. Address: California Inst, of Technology,
Pasadena, Calif.

Home Address: 817 So. Oakland Ave., Pasa-
dena, Calif. •

de MENEZES, Sr., Joaqulm Borgei

Editor and Publisher.

Born: Altares (Tercelra, Azores, Portugal),
March 6, 1866; s. of Esperanca Augusta (de
Jesus) and Francisco Borges de Menezes.

Education: Seminary of Angra, High Sch.,

and ItoK'rncntal Sch. of Tercelra.

Married: Harriet, d. Of Daniel Nathan,

Oakland (Calif.); ch.: Jaoqulm Borges, Jr.,

Jules. Madeline, Gerald.

Bus. Record: Newspaper Editor and Publisher

since 1885 In Angra (Tercelra), Boston and

New Bedford (Mass.), Hayward and Oakland


Publications: Translation Into Portuguese, X
Winter In Madera (of John A. Dlx, who was
Secy, of Treas. of Gov. Buchanan, N. Y.);
Memoirs of a Child (from the French of Ma-
dame Jules MIchelet).

Army Record: Corporal of Sharp-shooterg
Regiment No. 10 In Angra, three yrs. service,
two of them with Govt, license to attend
High Sch.

Memberships: Ex-Secy. 25, U.P.E.C. (Portu-
guese Union of State of Calif.); Charter
Member and First Secy. 56, I.D.E.S. (Broth-
erhood of Holy Ghost) ; ex-Pres. of No. 8,
A.P.P.B. (Portuguese Benevolent and Pro-
tective Assn.) and one of Us first Supreme
Dir.; Charter Mem. and first Pres., No.
9759, A.O.F. (Ancient Order of Foresters)
Portui^uese Branch; Charter Mem. of No. 8,
Cabrillo Club.
Religion: Catholic.
Recreations: Reading.

Bus. and Home Address: 2822 Myrtle St.,
Oakland, Calif. •

deMILLE, Major Cecil Blount.

U.S. Army Reserve, Litt.D.
Motion Picture and Radio Proudcer.
Born: Ashfield (Mass.), Aug. 12, 1881; s.
of Mathilda Bpatrice (Samuel) and Henry
Churchill deMllle.

Education: Penn.slyvanla Military Coll.;
Amer. Acad, of Dramatic Arts.
Degrees: Litt.D., Pa. Military Coll., 1931.
Married: Constance, d. of Judge Frederic
Adams, Orange (N. J.), Aug. 16, 1902; ch.:
Cecilia Hoyt (Mrs. Joseph Wesley Harper).
Bus. Record: Actor, pla>'wright and theatri-
cal producer 1900-12; Dir. and Producer of
Motion Pictures. 1912 to date; Producer of
Lux Radio Theatre Programs, 1936 — to date.
Directorships: Pres., Cecil B. deMllle Pro-
ductions, Inc.

Army Record: Major, Signal Corps Res.
Awards: Off icier of the Order of the Holy
S^^^ulchre by the Patriarch of Jerusalem In

Memberships: The Lambs' Club (N.Y.);
Prince of Orange Lodge, Masonic (N. Y.);
Tuna Club. California Yacht Club, Beach
Club, Automobile Club of So. Calif.; Holly-
wood Studio Club: Academy of Motion Pic-
ture Arts & Sciences; New England His-
torical Genealogical Society: Aero Club of
So. Calif.; National Arts Club; Republican
Club So. Calif.; Naval Affairs Committee;
Reserve Officers Association.
Recreations: Mountain climbing, sailing, deep
sea diving; wild animal refuge on his ranch.
Bus. Address: Paramount Studios, 5451 Mara-
thon St., Hollywood. Calif.

Home Address: 2010 deMllle Dr., Hollywood,
Calif. •

deMILLE, Mrs, William C. (see



DENNES, Professor William Roy, A.B.,
M.A., D.Phil.

Professor of Philosophy, Univ. of Calif.,

Born- Healdsburg, Sonoma County (Calif.),
April 10, 1898; s. of Harriet (Ray) and Ed-
ward Frederick Dennes.

Education: Univ. of Calif.; Univs. of Heidel-
berg and O.xford.

Degrees: A.B., 1919, M.A., 1920, U. of Calif.,
D.Phil., O.xford, 1923.

Married: Margaret Munroe, d. of Grace
(Merriam^ and William Alonzo Stevenson,
Oxford (Eng.), June 22, 1923; ch.: Richard
Merriam and Margaret Stevenson, 11.
Prof Record: Mills Fellow, 1919-20, Instr.,
1923-24, Asst. Prof., 1924-27, Asso. Prof.,
1927-32 and 1933-36, Prof, of Philosophy,
1936— u. of Calif., Berkeley. Guggenheim
Fellow in Germany and Eng., 1929-.30; Asso.

Prof., of Philo., Harvard Univ., 1935. Actg.
Prof, of Philo., Harvard Univ., 1935. Actg.
Prof, of Philosophy, Stanford U., 1941.
Publications: The Method and Presuppositions
of Group Psychology, 1925; Priyriary Sub-
stance, 1927; Fact and Interpretation, 1931;
An Evipiricist Philosophy of Religion, 1934;
Time As Datum and Construction, 1935; The
Appeal to Reason, 1939, etc.
Navy Service: U.S. Navy, 1918-19.
Memberships: Faculty Club (Berkeley).
Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Travel, mountaineering, and

Bus. Address: Univ. of California, Berkeley,

Ho-me Address: 15 Eucalyptus Rd., Berkeley,

DENNIS, Charles Maschal. Mus.B.,

Director of Music, San Francisco Public

Born: Mahanoy City (Pa.), Sept. 6, 1889; s.
of Amelia (Nause) and Charles M. Dennis.
Education: Northwestern Univ.
Degrees: Mus.B., Northwestern U., 1916;
Mus.M., Coll. of the Pacific, 1928 (Hon.)
Married: Katharine, d. of Jennie (Smith) and
Thomas Markley, San Jose (Calif.), Aug. 9,
1917; ch.; John Markley.

Prof Record: Teacher of Voice, Public School
Music, Coll. of the Pac, 1917-34; Dean of
the Conservatory, Coll. of the Pac, 1921-34;
Teacher at summer sessions. Coll. of the
Pac, S. F. State Coll., Stanford Univ., Univ.
of Southern California.

Publications: Teaching of Secondary School
Music (Edwards Brothers, Michigan) ; (co-
author, with Irene Howland Nicoll) Simph-
fied Vocal Training (Carl Fischer).
Army Record: 46th F.A., Sept., 1918-Jan.,
1919. Corporal.
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Bridge, gardening.
Bus. Address: Board of Education, San
Francisco, Calif.

Home Address: 55 San Andreas Way, San
Francisco, Calif.

DENNY. Dene (Ethel Adele)

Concert Manager, Pianist.

Born: Callahan (Calif.), 1887; d. of Gert-

rude (Cadwein and A. H. Denny.
Education: Pub. schs, of Etna and Oakland;
Univ. of Calif.; studied piano in San Fran-
cisco and New York.

Degrees and Honors: B.L., 1907, M.L., 1908,
U. of Calif.; Phi Beta Kappa.
Prof. Record: Headed Eng. Dept., Lick-Wil-
merding High Schs. in San Francisco for
several yrs.; resigned to devote entire time
to music studio; came to Carmel 1923, and
with Hazel Watrous, partner (known as
Denny- Watrous Management), founded Den-
ny-Watrous Gallery, which operated 1929-35
(Carmel) presenting exhibits of modern and
contemporary art and frequent intimate con-
certs; and in 19.35, initiated and founded
Carmel' s Bach Festival, which the two
produce annually, the Festival extending a
full week. In 1937, with Hazel Watrous,
founded the Troupers of The Gold Coast,
reopening first theatre in Calif. (Monterey),
for presentations of old melodramas with olio.
Religion: Christian Science.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Music, theatre, books.
Bus. and Home Address: Box 282, Carmel,

Other Addresses: Civic Auditorium, San Jose,
Calif.; Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, Calif.*

de PURUCKER, Hobart Lorenz Gott-
fried. M.A., Litt.D.
Theosophical Leader, Writer, Lecturer.

Born: Suffern (N.Y.), Jan. 15, 1874; s. of
Juliana (Smyth) and Gustaf Adolf Hein-
rich von Purucker.
Education: Geneva (Switzerland).
Degrees: M.A., 1919, Litt.D., 1921, Theoso-
phical U. (Point Loma).

Prof. Record: As a young man spent several
yrs. traveling in Calif, and South America:
for several yrs., engaged in newspaper work
with Sir Norman Angell (Paris), 1900; ac-
companied Katherine Tingley on several
around-the-world tours; was Prof, of Sans-
krit and Hebrew at Theosophical Univ.;
succeeded Katherine Tingley as Leader of
the Theosophical Soc in 1929; inaugurated
world-wide Theosophical Fraternization-Move-
ment in 1930; lecture tours in 1931, and
1937, in U.S.A., Can., Eng., Holland, Sweden,
Finland, Ger., Switzerland, etc. Established
temporary Theosophical Hq. in Eng., at
Bromley Common, Kent, 1932-33, returning
to Calif., 1933. Editor-in-Chief of The Theo-
sophical Forum.

Publications: Pub. by Theosophical Univ.
Press (Point Loma) Theosophy and Modern
Science, 1929; H. P. Blavatsky the Mystery
(with Katherine Tingley), 1929; Questions We
All Ask (2 vols.), 1930; The Esoteric Tradi-
tion (2 vols.), 1933; The Story of Jesus, 1938;
The Masters and the Path of Occultism, 1939.
Pub. by Rider and Co. (London) ; Funda-
mentals of the Esoteric Philosophy, 1932;
Occult Glossary; Compendium of Oriental and
Theosophical Terms, 1933.
Awards: Degree of Pandita by the Andhra
Research U. of India.
Politics: Independent.
Recreations: Tennis and travel.
Bus. and Home Address: Theosophical Hq.,
Pt. Loma, Calif.
Telegraphic: Purucker, San Diego, Calif.



DERBY, Stephen Hasket. A.B., LL.B.

Lawyer; Mcnihor, Derby, Shiirp, Qulnby and
Tweed I.

Horn: Boston (Mass.), Dec. 2S, 1877; i. of
Sariih (Mason) and Hasket Derby.
Degrffs: A.H., Harvard Univ., 1899; LL.B.,
nnn laude, 1902.

Married: Nora Pureell Lcary, of Richmond
(Va.). April 25, 1911 (dec. Sept. 10, lO.'iS).
Prof. Record: Admitted to bar of Territory
of Hawaii, 1902, and bo^an i)raetk'« at Hono-
lulu; Police JuciKC, Honolulu, 190(5-07: in
praclice of Maritime Law in San Francisco,
Calif., since 1907; Mem., Derby, Sharp, Quln-
by and Tweedt since 192(5.
Army Service: Mem., Draft Bd., San Fran-
cisco, during World War I.
Memberships: Commercial, Commonwealth,
Harvard, Olympic, Lake Side Country (San
Francisco) and University (Hawaii) Clubs.
Religion: Catholic.
Politics: Democrat.

Bus. Address: Merchants E.xchange Bldg.,
San Francisco, Calif.

Home Address: 1707 Cough St., San Francis-
co, Calif. •

DER LING, Princess

Author, Traveler.

Born: Tientsin (China), d. of Louise (Pear-
son) and Grand Duke, Yu Keng.
Education: Sacred Heart Convent, Paris
(France); educated in Chinese Calssics and
Art by private tutors.

Degrees: A.B., Sacred Heart Convent, Paris

Married: Thaddeus C. White, American Dip-
lomat, Shanghai (China), May 21, 1907.
Publications: Two Years in the Forbidden
City; Old Buddha; Kowtow; Lotus Petals;
Jades and Dragons; Golden Phoenix; Imperial
Incense; Son of Heaven, and many articles
and stories in leading magazines.
History: First Lady-in- Waiting to the late
Empress Dowager, Tzu Hsi, China, at the
Imperial Court of the former Manchu Dyn-
asty at Peking (China).

Memberships: San Souci Celebrity Breakfast
Club; Breakfast Club; Breakfast and Bridge
Club: Nat. League of Amer. Penwomen;
Women's International Aeronautics Assn.;
Around the World Club: Cheviot Hills-Monte
Mar Garden Club: League of Western
Writers; Author League of N.Y.; Order of
the Eastern Star; Daughters of the Nile;
Theta Sigma Phi; Mark Twain Club, etc.
Religion: Catholic.

Recreations: Dancing, bridge, cooking, chari-
ty work.

Home Address: Temporary— 433 Holt Ave.,
Los Angeles, Calif, and c/o Bank of America.
Hollywood, Calif. •

DERR, Homer Munro, A.B., A.M., Ph.D.
Consulting Engineering Geologist.
Born: Turbotville (Pa.), Feb. 5, 1872; s. of
Sarah (Houseknecht) and John Frederick

Education: Univ. of Mich.; Mich. Coll. of
Mines; Univ. of Minnesota: Stanford Univ.;
Columbia Univ. ; Univ. of Pa.
Degrees: A.B., Stanford, 1898; A.M., Colum-
bia, 1901; Ph.D., Uuiv. of Penn., 1903.

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