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Bus. Address: 239 Post St., San Francisco,

Home Address: 701 Post St., San Francisco,

ELDREDGE, Delmer Gilbert. A.B.,
LL.B., L.D.

Born: Lincoln (Neb.), Sept. 8, 1893; s. of
Cora (Gilbert) and Delmer C. Eldredge.
Education: Neb. public schools; Univ. of
Neb. ; Beaux Arts, Sorbonne Univ. (Paris,

Degrees: A.B., 1916, LL.B., 1917, U. of Neb.;
L.D., Beaux Arts, Sorbonne U. of Paris.
Married: Pauline, d. of George D. Trout, in
Omaha (Neb.), Aug. 7, 1919; ch. ; Marion

Bits. Record: Dept. Store Supt. ; New York
resident buyer of ready-to-wear; joined Hard-
ing Cream Co. as Purchasing Agent, was in
turn Adv. IVigr., Sales Mgr., Treas., Vice-
Pres. and Treas. of Board of Dirs.; Nat.
Dairy Products Corpn. (New York) ; retired
from business to devote full time to writing,

Directorships : Vice-Pres. and Treas. of Hard-
ing Cream Co. (Omaha, Neb.), Nat. Dairy
Prod. Corpn. (New York).
Publications: Social novels, mystery novels,
magazine fiction and articles, technical

Army Service; With U. S. Army in France,
18 months, three wound stripes.
Awards: Croix de Guerre (France).
Memberships: Phi Delta Phi; Athletic and
Author's clubs; Calif. Writers Guild, etc.
Religioyi: Protestant.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Hunting, fishing, archaeological
and historical research.

Home Address: 11850 Chandler Blvd., No.
Hollywood, Calif. •


Executive Secretary, Calif. Conference of
Soc. Work.

Born: San Francisco (Calif.); d. of Harriet
Newell (Chase) and Harrison Loring Eld-

Education: Boston, Cleveland, and San Fran-

Bus. Record: Executive positions vsath Calif.
State Board of Charities & Corrections (now



the Stat* Dept. of Soc. Wolfaret ; organized
home service committees of Amer. Red Cross
in Calif, during World War I; during 1921-
22, was on staff of Monmouth Co., Organi-
zation for Soc. Service (Red Bank, New
Jersey) ; since Oct., 1922, has been Executive
Secretary, Calif. Conf. of Soc. Work. Hon-
orary offices: (during past fifteen yrs.),
member, executive and various other Com-
mittees of the Nat. Conf. of Soc. Work, the
Amer. Assn. of Soc. Workers, etc.; formerly
Chairman of the San Francisco Chapter,
Amer. Assn. of Soc. Workers.
Publications: Editor, The Conference Bulle-
tin (quarterly publ. of 40 to 80 pages), pub-
lished by the Calif. Conf. of Soc. Work.
Memberships: San Francisco Center, Calif.
League of Women Voters, Woman's City Club
of San Francisco.
Religion: Protestant.

Politics: Born a Republican, but voting Dem-
ocrat at present.

Recreations: Reading and enjoyment of the

Bus. Address: 333 Kearny St., San Francisco,

Home Address: 2101 Laguna St., San Fran-
cisco, Calif.


General Manager, Los Angeles Harbor.

Born: Butte City (Mont.), Apr. 6, 1890; s.

of Mary (Pederson) and Edward E. Eldridge.

Education: Grade and high school, Kalmazoo

and Petoskey (Mich.)

Married: Rose S. Phillips in Reno (Nev.),

June 23, 1939.

Bus. Record: City of Los Angeles since Jan.

6, 1913; Chief Clerk, Board of Public Works;

Exec Sectv. to Mayor; Efficiency Dir. and

Mem. of Board of Public Works, ten yrs.;

Gen. Man. of Harbor since June, 1934, (Los

Angeles. )

Memberships. Knights Templar, Mason,

Shriner, Los Angeles; Los Angeles Athletic

and Propellor clubs.

Religion : Protestant.

Politics : Democrat.

Recreations: Golf and sports.

Bus. Address; P. O. Box 151, San Pedro,


Other Addresses: City Hall of Los Angeles;

City Hall, San Pedro.

ELKUS, Professor Albert I„ B.L., M.L.
Composer, Conductor, Music Educator; Prof,
of Music, Univ. of Calif.

Born- Sacramento (Calif.), Apr. 30, 1884; s.
of Bertha (Kahn) and Albert Elkus.
Education: Univ. of Calif.; studied piano with
Hugo Mansfeldt, Harold Bauer, Josef Lhev-
inne; composition with Oscar Weil, Carl
Prohaska, Robert Fuchs.

Degrees; B. L., 1906, M. L. 1907, U. of Calif.
Married: Florence Elizabeth, d. of George
W. and Helena Britton in London (Eng.),
Dec. 2, 1929; ch.: Jonathan and Benedict.
Prof. Record: Head of Theory Dept., San
Francisco Conservatory of Music, 1923-25
and 1930-37; Teacher of Musical Theory and
Composition, Dominican Coll., San Rafael
(Calif.), 1924-31; Lecturer in Music, Mills
Coll., 1929-33, Inst, in Piano since 1933;
Lecturer, Stanford Univ., summer 1933; Lec-
turer in Music, U. of Calif., 1931-35, Pro-
fessor of Music since 1935, and Chairman
of the Dept. since 1937.

Compositions: Eight Pieces for Pianoforte;
J am the Reaper (for men's chorus) ; Con-
certino on Lezione III of Ariosti (for violin-
cello and orchestra) -.On a Merry Folk Tune
(for orchestra); Impressions from a Greek
Tragedy (for orchestra); songs and other

Professional Address: Dept. of Music, Univ.
of California, Berkeley, Calif.
Home Address: 1209 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley,


Sheep and Wool Executive.
Born: Marietta (Ohio) Apr. 10, 1876; s. of
Cynthia (Oakes) and Douglas H. Ellenwood.
Education: Normal Sch.; Marietta Coll. (one

Married: Minnie, d. of Elijah Hickman, in
Red Bluff (Calif.), Jan. 6, 1904.
Bus. Record: Attended country sch. and
worked his way through normal sch., taught
for two terms, then attended Marietta Coll.
for one yr.; came to Calif, in 1896, where
he worked on sheep ranches, during which
time he gained considerable experienc; in
1910 he realized the tariff levied on grease
wool was not effective owing to the differ-
ence in shrinkage, therefore, in 1911 he led
the fight in Washington (D.C.), to have
this changed so that the wool tariff would be
levied on the scoured content; this plan
won and became law in 1922; Secty., Calif.
Wool Growers Assn., 1911-18, Pres., 1918-22;
Vice-Pres. Nat. Wool Growers Assn., for
many yrs., Pres., 1934-35, was made Hon.
Life Pres., of said organization upon his
resignation; appointed Mem., State Bd. of
Forestry (Chmn., four yrs.); served for many
yrs. as Dir. of a bank at Red Bluff; ap-
peared as speaker before numerous pub.
meetings, forestry and other conservation
groups, schs. and colls.

Dirctorships : Pres. Calif. Livestock Pro-
duction Credit Assn. and Calif. Wool Mar-
keting Assn.

Publications: Workings of Schedule K, 1912;
Common Sense Conservation, 1940.
Memberships: Rotary, Elks, Shrine.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Bridge.

Bus. Address: 405 Walnut St., Red Bluff,
Home Address: 658 Rio St., Red Bluff, Calif.

ELLESTAD. Theodore Alfred. B.S.
Superintendent of Schools, Coalinga.
Born: Gilby May 25, 1888; s. of Luella (Nel-
son) and Andrew A. EUestad.
Education: Preparatory School (Oregon
State) ; Columbia Univ. ; Stanford Univ.
Degree: B.S., Agr., 1915, B.S. Eng., 1916,
Prep. Sch., Ore. State.

Married: Marie, d of Ernest Myers, at Port-
land (Ore.), Sept. 24, 1919; ch. Margaret
Ann, Ernest and George.

Prof. Record: Instr., Ind. Arts, Independence
(Ore.), 1915-1917; Instr., Air Service, Kelley
Field, 1917-1918; Asst. Supt. Bldgs., Ore.
State Coll., 1919-1921; Instr. Ind. Arts, Coa-
linga Union High Sch., 1921-1925; Dir. Voc.
Edn., 1925-1932; Vice-Prin., 1932-35; Dean,
Junior Coll., 1935-1938; Supt. of Schools,
1938— , Coalinga Schools. Past High Priest,

Directorships: Coalinga Chamber of Com-



merco, Vlco-Prcs; Adv., Conllngn Chapter of
Demolays; Ch.ilrman, CoallnRa Coordinating
Council; Chairman, Hoard of Trustees, PrcH-
bylcrlan Church; Member of Session of the
Presbyterian Church.

Membershijht: City Civil Service Commission,
Calif. Teachers Assn., San Joaquin Geological
Assn., Calif. School Principals Assn., Life
member. Calif. Congress of Parents and
Teachers; Lions, N.E.A. Mason Clubs, Boy
Scout Ed. Committee; Amer. Assn. of Sch.

Religion: Presbyterian.

Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Photography.

Bus. Address: Coalinga Schools, Coalinga,

Calif. (Supt. of Schools).

Home: 180 Mt. View Place, Coalinga, Calif.


President, Lake Enchanto, Inc.
Bor7i: Northwood (N. D.), July 7, 1897; s. of
Carrie (Haga) and Andrew S. Ellingson.
Education: Univ. of Minn.; Stanford Univ.;
Univ. of Calif.

Degree: A.B., U. of Calif., 1921.
Btis. Record: Sales Manager, Aluminum Co.
of America, 1921-1923; Realtor, 1924-1934;
Nat. Bank Receiver, 1934-1939; Realtor and
Gen. Mgr., Lake Enchanto, Inc., 1939 — .
Army Service: S.A.T.C, U. of Minn., 1918.
Clubs and Fraternities: Elks, Masons, Shrine,
Los Angeles Breakfast, Toastmasters Inter-
national, and Los Angeles Realty Board clubs;
Zeta Psi Frat.

Religion: Protestant (Lutheran).

Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Swimming, hiking, riding, and

Biis. Address: 1680 No. Vine St., Hollywood,

Home Address: 4074 Farmdale Ave., No.
Hollywood, Calif. •

ELLIOTT. Edward. A.B., M.A., Ph.D.
Vice-Pres., Security-First National Bank of
Los Angeles.

Born: Murfreesboro (Tenn.), Aug. 3, 1874; s.
of Margaret Graham (Johnston) and William
Yandell Elliott.

Education: Webb Sch., Bell Buckle (Tenn.);
Princeton Univ.; Heidelberg (Germany).
Degrees: A.B., Princeton, 1897; M.A., 1900,
Ph.D., 1902. Heidelberg.

Married: Margaret Randolph, d. of Reverend
Samuel Edward A.xson, at Old Lyme (Conn.),
Sept. 8, 1910.

Bus. Record: First taught at Bolton Coll.,
Bolton (Tenn.), 1897-1898; Instr. Latin,
Princeton, 1898-1900; following return from
Heidelberg in 1902, joined faculty of Prince-
ton U. as Instr. in Dept. of Hist. Politics
and Econ. ; promoted to Asst. Prof., 1905,
Prof. 1909 (at same time was made Dean
of Coll.) ; resigned as Dean, 1912, and secured
year's leave of absence to go to Calif. ; Lec-
turer, School of Jurisprudence, U. of Calif.,
Berkeley, autumn, 1913 (same year admitted
to bar and practiced law in San Francisco) ;
Lecturer and Prof. Internat. Law and Pol-
itics, U. of Calif., 1913-1920 (at same time
maintained law office in San Francisco) ;
appointed Dir., Fed. Reserve Bank of San
Francisco, 1917-1921, resigned to accept Vice-
Presidency of Security Trust & Savings Bank
(Los Angeles); now Vice-Pres., Security-First

National Bank of Los Angeles, Mem. Amer.
Hankers A.ssn. — E.xccutlve Commltlee of Fed-
eral Legislative Committee 19.'i7-1041; Mem.
Sub-Corn, on .Sec. .TJH). 10.38-; Prcs.
Reserve City Bankers. 19.39-1940, Dir., 19.35-
19.37; Mem. Com. Banking Law & Practice,
Assn. Res. City Bkrs., 19.34-19.39; Bd. of
Trustees, Banking Research Fund, Assn. Res.
City Bankers, 10.37-1945; Public Relations
Com., Res. City Bankers, 19.37-19.39;
Calif. Bankers Assn., Com. on Research,
Chairman, 19.36-19.39; Mem. Com. on Legis.
& Taxation, 1927—.

Publications: Die Staatslehre, John C. Cal-
houn's; Biographical Story of Constitution;
American Govt, and Majority Rule. re-
vLsed in 1918, The State (by Woodrow Wil-
son); pamphlet entitled State Bank Member-
ship in Federal Reserve System,; numerous
addresses and articles on internat. law and
subjects of interest to bankers.
Memberships: California, Sunset (Los An-
geles), Twilight (Pasadena) clubs.
Bus. Address: Security-First National Bank
of Los Angeles, Sixth and Spring Streets,
Los Angeles, Calif.

Home Address: 415 So. Hill Ave., Pasadena,

ELLIOTT. Ruth Cass

Artist, Art Executive.

Born: Los Angeles (Calif.); d. of Louise

(Hunter) and Bruce Hopkins Cass.

Education : Normal State Sch.; Otis Art Inst.,
Art Center; received Art Teacher's Diploma
Art Dept., U. of Calif., Los Angeles, 1913.

Married: Harry Wm. Elliott at Los Angeles
(Calif.), June, 1913; ch.; Bruce, Harrison,
and Randolph.

Memherships: Calif. Art; Women Painters of
the West (Del Mar).

ELLIS, Dorothy Louiss (Mrs. Edwin
Kerien McQuoid)


Born: Detroit (Mich.), May 12, 1911; d. of
Tabor Alice (Gary) and James Hall Ellis.
Education: Public schools (Los Angeles);
piano with Dr. Alexis Kail (privately).
Married: Edwin Kerien, s. of Rose (Richard-
son) and Harry McQuoid, at Fullerton (Cal-
if.), Jan. 17, 1931; ch.: Ronald Richard (b.
March 5, 1933), and Gary Ellis (b. Sept. 29,
1934) .

Prof. Record: On graduating from high
school, studied for operatic coaching with
Rosa St. Emger. Operatic Coaching, 1929-
1937; was in headline Orpheum act with
Clara K. Young, 1931-1932; made one of
the first piano recordings in sound pictures
with Paul Muni in The Valiant, in 1929; did
much picture work; also extensive radio
broadcasting locally and in New Orleans;
concert work locally and in the South, also
in Wis., and Ohio (summer, 1940) ; Rep.
Nat. Conv., Madison, (Wis.), June 23-27,

Publications : Articles for the Baton (National
mag. of Phi Beta;) ; musical compositions
include piano concerto, group of piano solos,
color impressions, songs, two-piano works
(not published).

Memberships: Hon. Mem. Phi Beta (nat.
music and dramatic frat. of Prof. Women) ;

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Pres., Alumnae Chapter of Los Angeles, 1941-

Religion: Christian Science.
Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Golf, tennis, badminton, garden-
ing, and photography.

Home: 1032.3 Ilona Ave., Los Angeles, Calif.
Other Addresses: 10825 Camarillo, No. Holly-
wood, Calif.; Paramount Studio, 5451 Mara-
thon, Hollywood, c-o Edwin McQuoid.

ELLIS, The Reverend Francis Crispin,
A.B., B.D.

Minister, First Congregational Church.
Born: Grimes (Iowa), Feb. 10, 1892; s. of
Mary E. (Crispin) and Francis Alvln Ellis.
Education: Grimes High Sch. (Iowa) ; Grin-
nell (Iowa) Coll.; Pacific Sch. of Religion,
Berkeley (Calif.); Chicago Theo. Sem.; Univ.
of Calif.; Univ. of Chicago.
Degrees: A.B., Grinnell Coll., 1914; B.D.,
Chicago Theo. Sem., 1919.
Married: Miriam H., d. of Jennie and David
Wills, at Eldora (Iowa), May 20, 1919; ch.:
Margaret Frances (student in Pomona Coll-
ege) .

Bus. Record: Prin., Grimes (Iowa) High
Sch., 1914-1915; Prin., Eldora (Iowa) High
Sch , 1915-1916; Min. Green Street Cong,
Church, Chicago, 1918-1923; Min. Boulevard
Cong. Church, Detroit, 1923-1931; Min. First
Cong. Church, Riverside (Calif.), 1931 — .
Directorships: Chairman, Com. on Religious
Work, Sherman Inst., Indian Sch., Arlington,

Aryny Service: Enlisted Field Artillery, 1918.
Meviberships: Board of Directors, So. Calif.
Cong. Conf. (Los Angeles); Phi Beta Kappa
(Grinnell Coll.); Nat. Exchange Club (Riv-

Religion : Congregational.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: (3olf, badminton, and tennis.
Bus. Address: 3755 Lemon St., Riverside,

ELLIS, Professor Howard Sylvester,

A.B., M.A., Ph.D.
Professor of Economics, Univ. of Calif.
Born- Denver (Colo.), July 2, 1898; s. of
Nellie Blanche (Young) and Sylvester Eldon

Education: State Univ. of Iowa; Univ. of
Mich.; Harvard Univ.; Heidelberg Univ. (Ger-
many) ; Univ. of Vienna.

Degrees: A.B., State U. of Iowa, 1920; M.A.,
Univ. of Mich., 1922, Harvard, 1924; Ph.D.,
Harvard, 1929.

Married: (1) Lilah Priscilla Whetstine of
Iowa City (Iowa), Jan., 1926; (2) Hermine
Johanna Hoerlesberger, of Vienna, June,
1936; ch. ; Audrey Elinor and Dorothy Mar-

Academic Record: Instr., Econ., U. of Mich.,
1920-1922 and 1925-1929; Asst. Prof.. 1929-
1935, Assoc. Prof., 1935-1937, Prof., 1937-
19.38; Prof. Econ., U. of Calif., since 1938;
Fellow of Social Science Research Council
in Exchange Control (Europe), 1933-1935.
Directorship: Pres., Amer. Stat. Assn. (San

Publications: German Monetary Theory, 1905-
1933, 1934; Explorations in Economics (with

others), 1936; Exchange Control in Central
Europe, 1941.

Ar7ny Service: S.A.T.C, U. of Iowa, 1918.
Awards: Sheldon Traveling Fellowship, Ric-
ardo Prize Fellowship, Wells Award (Har-
vard) .

Scientific & Learned Societies: Amer. Econ.
Assn., Royal Econ. Soc, Canadian Pol. &
Soc. Science Assn., Amer. Statistical A.ssn.;
Phi Beta Kappa.
Religion: Protestant.
Politics: Independent.

Bus. Address: Department of Economics,
Univ. of California, Berkeley, Calif.
Home: 1463 Olympus Ave., Berkeley, Calif.

ELLIS. Professor Joseph Wesley, A.B.,
M.A., Ph.D., F.A.A.A.S., F.A.P.S.
Associate Professor of Physics, Univ of Calif.,
Los Angeles.

Born: Richfield (Ohio), Apr. 20, 1897; s. of
Ella (Esty) and John Ellis.
Degrees- A.B., Oberlin Coll., 1920; M.A.,
1922, Ph.D., 1923, Univ. of Calif.
Married: Charlotte Grace, d. of Daniel N.
Harnish, at San Gabriel (Calif.), June 19,

Prof. Record: Instr., U. of Calif., Los An-
geles, 1923-1926; Asst. Prof., 1926-1931, and
Asso. Prof. U. of Calif., 1931—.
Memberships: Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi,
Gamma Alpha frats; Fellow, Amer. Assn.
for the Advancement of Science, Fellow,
Amer. Phys. Soc.
Religion: Congregational.
Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Golt, ice-skating, and mountain

Home: 10448 Kinnard Ave., Los Angeles,

ELLIS. Leland W., A.B., M.Sc, M.D.,

Asst. Prof, of Surgery, College of Medical

Born: Butler (Ky.), Oct. 13, 1896; s. of
Kathryn (Wadsworth) and James F. Ellis.
Education: Stanford Univ.
Degrees: A.B., 1917; M.D., 1921, Stanford;
M.Sc, (Surgery), 1924.

Married: Zelma, d. of J. B. Francis, at Reno
(Nev.), June 25, 1919; ch. ; James Leland.
Prof. Record: Attending Surgeon, St. Luke
Ho.spital, Pasadena, Calif; (Chief of Staff),
Garfield and Alhambra Hospitals, Alhambra
(Calif.); Los Angeles (5en. Hosp.; Fellow,
Amer. Coll. of Surgeons.

Memberships: Phi Chi and Theta Chi frats;
San Gabriel Country Club.
Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: (3olf, bridge, and fishing.
Bus. Address: 1635 Chelsea Rd., San Marino,

Home Address: 1332 Waverly Rd., San Mar-
ino, Calif.

ELLIS, William Turner

Levee Commissioner & CJeneral Manager.
Born- Marysville (Calif.), Mar. 17, 1866; s.
of Elizabeth (Huntington) and William Tur-
ner Ellis, Sr.



"! ducat ion: Marysvllle Grammftr A High

Married: Leila (of Sutter Co., Calif.) (cle-
oeascd); d. of Wesley J. Walton, at Wesley
J. Walton Ranch, June 24, 1895.; ch.: Knld
and Marjorlo.

Bun. Record: Member. W. T. p:ill.<! & .Son,
vvholsale & retail.s grocor.s for :v) years, the
business being founded In 1857, and con-
tinued for (50 years; established re.-il estate
and insurance business 15 yrs. ago. Mem.,
Board of Supervisors (Yuba Co.), 1888-1890,
and since 1924; Mayor of Marysvllle, 1894-
1898; Levee Commissioner & Gen. Manager,
1924 — ; State Reclamation Board Mem., 1912-

Directorships: Vlce-Pres. and Gen. Manager,
Yuba River Sand Co. '

Puhlications: Memories, My 72 Years in the
Romantic County of Yuba (John Henry

Army Service: Major, Fifth Brigade, N.G.C.,

Memberships: Benevolent & Protective Order
of Elks.

Religion: An attempt to live up to the

"Golden Rule" only.

Politics: Independent.

Recreations: Building levees, fighting floods,

and sometimes fishing.

Bus Address: 414 Second St., Marysvllle,

Home Address: 220 Fifth St., Marysvllle,
Calif. •

ELLSWORTH. Jay Herbert


Born: Minneapolis (Minn.), Mar. 15, 1903;
s. of Mary May (Teitsworth) and Edward
Harmon Ellsworth.

Education: Public and private schs. (Mo.);
Washington Univ., St. Louis (Mo.)
Bus. Record: Worked in architects' offices in
So. Calif. ; applied to take architectural
e.xam. in 1937, qualified and received certifi-
cate in April, 1938; designed barracks, etc.,
for War Dept., Hawaiian Div., 1939; received
certificate to practice architecture in Terri-
tory of Hawaii, March,, 1940.
Memberships : University Club.
Religion: Methodist.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Golf, sailing, and swimming.
Btis. Address: 9815 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly
Hills, Calif.

Home Address: 2241/2 Laskey Drive., Beverly
Hills, Calif. •

ELLSWORTH. Von Theurer. B.S., M.A.,

Director, Research Dept. and Legislative Rep-
resentative, Calif. Farm Bur. Federation.
Born: Menan (Idaho), June 6, 1896; s. of
Emily (Theurer) and A. C. Ellsworth.
Education: Rexburg (Idaho) Grammar and
High Schs. ; Utah Agri. Coll.
Degrees: B.S., M.A.. Utah Agrl. Coll., 1924;
Ph.D., U. of Calif., 1934, major in Agricul-
tural Economics.

Married: Anna Lott, at Logan (Utah), Dec.
19, 1919; ch.: Trilis (b. 1921), Von L. (b.
1927), John David (b. 1932), and Robert
Asa (b. 1934).

Prof. Record.- Special Expert, U. S. Tariff
Com., 1922-23; Instr. Agrl. Econ., Utah

Agrl. Coll.. 1924-25; Research Asst,, U. of
Calif.; Research Fellow, Inst, of Econ.
(Wa.shlngton, D. C).

THrectorships: Dlr. Research Dept., Calif.
I'\'irm Bureau Federation.

Publications: 37 liulletlns on Phases of Tax-
ation; about 1,50 articles on taxation and
economic aspects of the health problem.
Army Service: Sgt. 1st CI., 76th Aerial
Squadron, U. S. Army, Air Service, 1917-19.
Memberships: Omega Tau, Phi Kappa Phi,
Amer. Legion.
Religion: Latter Day Saints.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Huntings.

Bus. Address: 2161 Allston Way, Berkeley,

Home Address: 1643 Le Roy Ave., Berkeley,

ELSON. The Reverend Edward L. R.,

A.B., M.A., M.Th., D.D.

Minister, First Presbyterian Church

Born: Monongahela (Pa.), Dec. 23, 1906; s.

of Pearl (Edie) and Leroy Elson.

Education: Clairton Pa.), High Sch.; As-

bury Coll.; Asbury Theo. Sem.; Univ. of

So. Calif.

Degrees: A.B., Asbury Coll., 1928; M.A.,

M.Th., U. of So. Calif., 1931; D.D., Wheaton

Coll., 1934; Mem., Amer. Seminar in Europe,


Married: Helen L., d. of George H. Chittick,
at Riverside (Calif.), Feb. 8, 1937; ch. ;
Eleanor Frances (b. 1938) and Beverly Lynn
(b. 1940).

Prof. Record: Asst. Minister, Presbyterian
Church, Wilmore (Ky.); Asst. Minister ad
mterim. First Presbyterian Church, Santa
Monica (Calif.), 1929-1931; Minister, First
Presbyteria.t Church, La Jolla (Calif.), since
1931; Commissioner to Gen. Assembly, Pres-
byterian Church, U.S.A., 1933, 1938; Mod-
erator, Presbytery of Los Angeles, 1938; Pres.,
San Diego Ministers Assn., 1935; Speaker at
coTTeges and universities; commencement and
baccalaureate Speaker.

Directorshfpfn- Chairman, Theo. Sem. Com ,
L. A. Presbytery, Coll. Com., L. A. Presby-
tery, and Fin. Com., L. A. Presbyterv; Dir.
YMCA and Hall of Edn., San Diego'; Pres.
Kiwanis Club (La Jolla).

Publications: Brochures; Dividends of De-
pression and He is Risen (1932).
Army Service: Chaplain, U., S. Army Res. and
Calif. Dept., Res. Officers Assn. (1937).
Memberships: Big Bear Presbyterian Conf.
Grounds Comm.; Phi Chi Phi, Chi Alpha,
Kiwanis, University, and La Jolla Country

Religion: Presbyterian.

Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Tennis, swimming, and horse-
back riding.

Bus. Address: 7715 Draper Ave., La Jolla.

Hortie Address: 1409 Park Row, La Jolla,

ELSON, Eugene McClellan, LL.B.

Deputy Attorney General, State of California.
Born: Oakland, (Calif.), Mar. 30, 1901; s of
Burdett (Miller) and Eugene DeWitt Elson.
Education: Univ. of Calif., Berkeley; South-



western Univ. Law Sch. (Los Angeles).
Degrees: LL.B., Southwestern U. Law Sch.

Prof Record: Junior Mem. of law firm,
Pease, Dolly and Elson (Los Angeles), spec-
ializing in oil and gas law. three yrs. ; Instr.
in Law, Southwestern U., 1934-36; Dep. Ally.
Gen., State of Calif., Sept. 1933 to Aug. 1,
1937 Apr. 1, 1938 to date; Asst. Chief Div.
of Market Enforcement, State Dept. of Agr.,
Aug. 5, 1937 to April 1, 1938.
Memberships: University Club (Los Angeles);
Delta Tau Delta.
Religion: Christian.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Hunting and fishing.
Bus. Address: 600 State Bldg., Los Angeles,

Home Address: 401 So. California St., San
Gabriel, Calif.

ELSTON, Allan Vaughan, B.S.


Bor7i- Kansas City (Mo.), July 28, 1887; s.
of Sarah (Gentry) and John Wood Elston.
Education: Univ. of Mo.
Degrees: B.S., in C.E., U. of Mo., 1909.
Married: Kathleen, d. of W. E Chastain, at
Tulsa (Okla.), Oct. 1, 1919; eh.; Allan V.,
Jr. (b, 1920), Magene (b. 1930) and John
William (b. 1935).

Prof Record: Followed the practice of civil
engineering from 1909-26, being at various
times a Member of Elston, Axon and Russell,
Consulting Engineers, Springfield (Mo J,
Wood, Elston, and Witten, Cons. Engrs., Tulsa
(Okla ), Ryer and Elston, Cons. Engrs.,
Clearwater (Fla.); Mem., Amer. Soc. of
Civil Engrs., 1913-15; Resident Engr. for
the Guggenheim mining interests on various
heavy construction jobs in Chile; since 1926,
career has been mainly devoted to author-

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