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Knights Templar; Military Order Loyal Leg-
ion of U.S.

Religion: Psychic Unfoldment-Universal.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: World-traveling, mountains and
beaches near home; has made famous col-
lection of coins of Amer., Mex., and not-
able coins of other countries.
Home Address: Mayan Hotel, Los Angeles.
Calif., or c/o A. H. Crickmore (niece), 2242
Louella Ave., Venice, Calif.

FIELDS, Ralph Raymond, A.B., M.A.,

Acting Assistant Professor of Education,
Stanford Univ.

Born: Prescott (Ariz.), Apr. 29, 1907; s. of



Edna (Holmes) and Ralph Ilenson Fields.
I'Ulucatio)! : HlRh Sell, and Junior Coll.,
Phoenix (Ariz.); Univ. of Ariz.; Stanford

Degrees: A.B., U. of Arizona, 1929; M.A.,
19;V1; Ed.D., 1940, Stanford U.
Married: Catherine, d. of Jo.sephlne and C.
H. Tinker, In Redwood City (Calif.), Aug.
24, 1931; ch.: Ralph Rodney.
Prof. Record: Office Mgr.. Stockton and
Perry, Attys., Phoenix (Ariz.), 1929-30;
Instr., Phoenix Union IliRh Sch., 1930-34;
Asst. Dlr. of Research and Guidance, 1934-
35; Curriculum Field Secv., Sch. of Edn.,
Stanford U., 1936-38; Acting Asst. Prof, of
Edn., 1938—.

Publicatioyis: Doctor's dissertation: The
Identification of the Problems and Interests
of Secondary School Students and Their Im-
plications for Curriculum Development.
Meinberships: Sigma Chi (nat. social). Phi
Delta Kappa (nat. honorary edn. f rat.).
Religion: Methodist.
Politics: Democrat.

Recreations: Tennis, golf, bridge, dancing.
Bus. Address: Stanford University, Calif.
Home Address: 230 Sequoia, Palo Alto.
Calif. •

FINDLAY. Bruce Allyn. A.B., M.A.
Supervisor. Visual Education Section, Los
Angeles City Schools.

Born: Los Angeles (Calif.), Feb. 23, 1895;
s. of Emma (Berry) and John James

Education: Los Angeles High School; Po-
mona College; Yale Univ.; Univ. of So.
Calif.; Modern Bus. Coll.
Degrees: A.B.. Pomona Coll., 1917; M.A.,
U. of So. Calif., 1920.

Married: Esther, d. of Ella Blair Brunton,
in Los Angeles (Calif.), Aug. 1, 1930.
Prof. Record: Instr. of New York Mil. Acad.,
1918; Ass. to the Dean, Grad. Sch., U. of
So. Calif., 1919-20; Instr., U. of So. Calif..
1919-20; Instr., Polytechnic High Sch., 1921;
Asst. to the Supt. and later Asst. Supt.,
Los Angeles City Schs.; Dir., Personnel, Ac-
ting Supt., Broadway Dept. Store, 1929;
Mgr., Publicity, Advt. and Public Relations
activities, Los Angeles Cham, of Com., 1929-

Directorships: Supervisor. Visual Education
Section, Los Angeles City Schs.
PvbHcntions: Co-Author of the following
books which are widely used in school sys-
tems in the country; KeT/$ and Cue$ (Gre'gg
Publishing Co.), 1934, Tell-A-Visiov Plays
(Rowe, Peterson and Co.), 1936 (with Es-
ther Blair Findlay).

Memberships: Scottish Rite section of Ma-
sonic Organization; Univ. Club oT Los An-
geles, and various State and Nat. Edn. Assns.
Religion : Protestant.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Writing and gardening.
Bus. Address: 1205 W. Pico Blvd., Los An-
geles, Calif,

Home Address: 3646 W. Vernon Ave., Los
Angeles, Calif.



Born: Omaha (Neb.), Nov. 19. 1896; s. of

Joseph Finkensteln.

Educnti'm: Public Hch., Manual Arl.M High
.Sch. (Los Angeles); Univ. of So. Calif.
Degrees: LL.B., U. of So. Calif., 1922.
Married: Barbara, d. of I. Gro.ssblatl of
El (Tex.), In Los Angeles (Calif.),
Oct. 28, 1924; ch. : Robert and Enid.
Prof. Record: Formerly Asst. Auditor, Fox
Film Co., and Asst. Treasurer, Thos. H.
Ince Studios, prior to starting active prac-
tice of law.

Navy Service: Served In the U. S. Navy
during World War 1.

Memberships: P. M. Ionic Masonic Lodge;
Scottish Rite; Shrine; Amer. Legion; B. B.
Lodge (Past. Pres.); Sciots; Sun-Air and
Potrero Golf clubs; Chmn., Troop 13, Boy
.Scouts of Amer. ; Judge Advocate, Jewish
War Veterans.
Religion: Jewish.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Golf, camping, and bowling.
Bus. Address: 205 So. Broadway, Los An-
geles, Calif.

Home Address: 117 So. Martel Ave., Los An-
geles, Calif.


Born: Omaha (Neb.), May 8, 1882.
Education: Univ. of So. Calif.
Degrees: LL.B., U. of So. Calif., 1910.
Directorships: Vice-Pres., Jewish Orpahns'
Home of So. Calif; Dir., Amer. Jewish Com.
and Nat. Jewish Hospital (Denver).
Memberships: 32° Mason; Shriner; B.P.O.E.
No. 99; District 4, B'nai B'rith (Past Grand
Pres.); Hillcrest Country Club.
Religion: Jewish.
Politcis: Republican.
Recreations: CJolf.

Bus. Address: 1026 Civic Center Bldg., Los
Angeles, Calif.

Home Address: Elks Club, 607 So. Park
View, Los Angeles, Calif.

FINKLE. Frederick Cecil

Civil Engineer, Geologist.

Born: Viroqua (Wis.), May 3, 1865; s. of

Sophie Emelie (Michelet) and Thurston Fin-


Education: Public schs., Viroqua (Wis.);
Univ. of Wis. (special course in civil engin-
eering, hydraulics and geology, 1882-87).
Married: Henrietta Catherine, d. of Henri-
etta (Ryan) and John M. Billette, in Ven-
tura (Calif.), Oct. 10, 1924; ch. : Yvette Ca-

Bus. Record: Chief Engr., Stearns Ranchos
Co., No. Riverside Land and Water Co., Jur-
upa Land and Water Co., and Vivienda Land
and Water Co. (Los Angeles and San Ber-
nardino Cos., Calif.), 1887-89; Citv Engr.
of San Bernardino (Calif.), 1890-92; Engr.
of Water Supply for State institutions.
Calif., 1893-94; Chief Engr., Redlands Elec-
tric L. and P. Co., Electric Power Co. of
Los Angeles, Calif. Power Co. and Lytle
Creek Light and Power Co., 1895-1900; Cliief
Hydraulic Engr. and Geologist, So. Calif.
Edison Co., Ltd. (first named The So. Calif.
Edison Co.), 1901-08, Cons. Engr., 1909-14;
private engineering practice since 1914, spe-
cializing in hydro-electric power, domestic
water suuplies, and irrigation systems: dur-



ing this time Cons. Engr. for 20 irrigation
systems, a dozen or more cities, including
the cities of Long Beach, San Bernardino,
Glendale, Burbanlt, Ontario, etc. (Calif.):
Ccns Engr. for design and construction of
18 dams for storage of water for power,
domestic use and irrigation; internationally
recognized expert in hydraulic engineering
and structural and historical geology, has
"iven expert testimony in most of import-
ant Calif involving these questions;
holds world's record for expert testimony in
a single such case, testified 121 days as ex-
pert witness on hydraulics and geology in
case No 48,250, entitled Rancho Santa Mar-
garita vs. Vail, et ah, San Diego, Calif.;
reported adversely on MulhoUand Dam (Los
Angeles), which failed 4 yrs. later with loss
of 631 lives and $20,000,000 worth of prop-
erty extensive owner of real estate in So.
Calif.; served on Los Angeles City Traffic
Commn., 1924-25: Pres., Southwest Cham-
ber of Com., 1925-27; Vice-Pres., Harbor
Dist Cahmbers of Commerce (Los Angeles
Co.), 1922-29.

Directorships: Pres.. Harbor District Cham-
bers of Commerce for 1941.
Publications: Contributions of water supply
and irrigation papers of the U. S. Geol. Sur-
vey and technical articles in Engineering
News, Engineering News-Record, Engineer-
ing Magazine, etc.

Memberships: Amer. Soc. of Mechanical
Engrs ■ Amer. Assn. of Engrs.; Amer. Wa-
ter Works Assn.: Amer. Inst, of Electrical
Engrs. (Asso. Mem.); Calif. Club and B.
P.O.E, Lodge No. 99 (Los Angeles).
Religion: Roman Catholic.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Automobile touring, mountain
hiking, and climbing.

Bus. Address: 221 So. San Fernando Blvd.,
Burbank, Calif.

Home Address: 2966 Passmore Dr., Holly-
wood, Calif.; Summer: Wrightwood, Calif.

FINLEY, Solomon Henderson, A.B.,


Director and Secretary, Metropolitan Water
Districi of Southern California.
Born: Lincoln Co. (Mo.), Oct. 10, 186.3; s.
of Caroline (Gibson) and Andrew Ramsey

Education: Public schs. (Calif.); Monmouth
Coll. (111.).

Degrees: A.B., 1886, M.A., 1889, Monmouth

Married: Ida, d. of Elizabeth and Samuel
Hedges, at Los Angeles (Calif.), Jan. 8,
1891 • ch.: Gailene (Mrs. Donald Mynard
Swarthout), Malcolm, M.D., Knox Hender-
son, M.D., Wendell William, C.P.A., and
Rhodes Andrew (bookkeeper).
Bus. Record: Secty. 1st Bd. of Edn., Santa
Ana (Calif), 1887; City Engr., Santa Ana,
six yrs., and built 1st City Water \Vorks in
1889; Co.-Surv., 12 yrs.. Orange Co. (Calif.);
with U.S. Coast and Geodedic Survey when
Mt Conness was occupied as triangular sta-
tion 1889; surveyed area around Newport Bay
for U S. Govt., 1889-90; Chief Engr., San-
ta Ana and Newport Ry. (built road from
Santa Ana via Newport and Huntington
Beach to Westminster), 1891-97; constructed
drainage systems for four agricultural areas
in Orange Co., 1890-1910; built Modjiska
Dam, 1900: surveyed original townsites of

Newport, Huntington, Sunset, and Seal
Beaches in Orange Co., 1890-19()9; City Trus-
tee and Mayor, Santa Ana (Calif.), 1900-04,
Orange Co. Supr., 1916-28; Chief Engr., Or-
ange Co. Highwav Com., and built 1st con-
crete highways in Co.. 1913-14; headed cam-
paigns and secured ,$113,000 for United War
Works, 1917, and $300,000 for constructing
YM.C.A. Bldg., 1923; appointed by Gov.
Young on Tri-State Commn. to adjust water
claims of Calif., Ariz., and Nev., to waters
of Colo. River, 1927; one of organizers of
Met Water Dlst. of So. Calif., 1928, and
since served as Dir., from Santa Ana and
Secty. of its Bd. of Dirs.
Directorships: Dir. and Secty., M.W.D^, since
organization in 1928; Mem., Bd. of Dir.,
Chas W. Bowers Memorial Mus., Santa
Ana. since organization; Pres. and Dir.,
S. H. Finley Co. (Santa Ana).
Army Service: Mem.. N G C, from 1890 to
1908; Capt., Co. L, 7th Cal., US AT during
Spanish War; Maj., 7th Reg.. N.G.C., 1902
Col 7th Reg. N.G.C., 1904-08; retired with
rank of Col., 1908; assigned to duty m
France with Red Cross, 1918, close of World
War prevented reaching front.
Memberships: Rotary; Spanish War Veter

Religion: Presbyterian.
Politics: Democrat.
Recreations: Community Service.
Bus. Address: 1633 E. Fourth St., Santa
Ana, Calif.
FINN. Eugenia Townsend
Writer, Poet.

Born: New York (N. Y.), Nov. 30, 1887;
d of Catherine (Usher) and Henry Slone
Townsend (both of Eng., later of Amer.).
Education: High sch., Chicago (111.";; C!<.nt.
Univ. Extension Classes; private pupil ofDr.
Aurelia Henry Reinhardt, Mills Coll. (Cal-

Married Walter E., s. of Helene (Lutter)
and John Finn, at Chicago (U!.), May 3,
1911; ch.: E'izab''*:h Hele'^e (Mrs. James L.
Sooy) and John Townsend.
Prof Record: Organizer of The Burlini^ame
Writers' Club, 1922, Sonoma Co. Branch.
L-^ague of Amer. P^n \Vo^"n, 1 "'''>. Tho
Writers' Guild of Sonoma Co., 1930, Sono-
ma Co. Chapter, League of Western Writ-
ers, 1931.

Directorshins: Nnt. Bd., Leat^n" of Wes^prn
Writers, Prps., San Francisro c'^^ntor- Fed-
eration of Women's Clubs (Co, Press Chmn.,
Dist Press Chmn., Chmn. of Institutional
Relations, etc., at present, Dist. Chmn. of
Bible Literature) ; Nat. Poetry Critic, League
of Western Writers.

Publications: Out of the Silence (brochure of
verse) • Crystal Vision (book of verse, 1938,
sold out into 3rd edition): a book of verse
and book of articles now being compiled of
published material: contributor: newspapers
and magazines: The San Francisco Exam-
iner- Santa Rosa Press Democrat: The Ox-
ford Press (Pa.); Unity Publications of
Kansas City; N. Y. Evening Journal; The
Magnificat; ' The Churchman (Los Angeles
and New York) -.The Redwood Empire Wo-
man; The Improvement Era of Utah; vari-
ous juvenile publications, etc.
Memberships: Honorary Mem., The Eugene
Field Soc, St. Louis (Mo.), Sonoma Co.
League of Western Writers: San Francisco
League of Amer. Pen Women (since 1920);



Western Women's Club (San Francisco) ;
District Uil. Alumni, Calif., and several stu-
dy groups.
Religion: Episcopal.
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Reading, studying people, mu-
sic, and collecting quaint things.
Home Address: 2'_>67 15th Ave., San Fran-
cisco, Calif. •

FINSTON. Nat W.. Mus.D.
Head of the Music Department, Metro-Gold-
wyn-Mayer Studios.

Born: New York (N.Y.), Feb. 24, 1894; s.
of Lena (Wieman) and Philip Finston.
Education: Public sch. and City Coll. (N.
y. C); violin with Sol Elin and Sam
Franko (Instructors) ; piano and harmony
with E. Falk: composition and orchestration
with Pietro Floridia.

Awards: Mus.D. (hon.), N. Y. Coll. of Mu-
sic, 19-40; Honor Degree, Boguslawski Coll.
of Music (Chicago), 1939; Honorary Mem-
bership, Ecole de Musique (France), 1939.
Married: Frances, d. of Rita and Harris
Ganesburg, at N.Y.C. Oct. 14, 1913; ch.:
Arna F. Saphier and Beatri.x F. Padway

Prof, Record: Mem. and Concertmaster,
Russian Symphony (N.Y.) and N.Y. Sym-
phony; Mem., N. Y. Philharmonic; Asst.
Concertmaster, Boston Opera; Conductor and
Mus. Dir., Rialto Theatre (N. Y.), 21/2 yrs. ;
Organizer and Mus. Dir. of first orchestra
of Capitol Theatre (N. Y.); Mus. Dir., Chi-
cago Theatre (Balaban and Katz), 5 yrs.;
Mus. Head, Theatre Dept. of Paramount-
Publi.x Theatres (N. Y.), 3 yrs.; Gen. Mus.
Dir., Paramount Productions, West Coast
Studios, 7 yrs.; Dir., Dept. of Music, Metro-
Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, since 1935.
Religion: "Golden Rule."
Recreations: Golf, swimming, reading, etc.
Bus. Address: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Stu-
dios, Culver City, Calif.

FINTA, Alexander

Artist, Sculptor, Writer.

Born: Turkeve (Hungary), June 12, 1881;
s. of Rosa (Hajdu) and Alexander Finta.
Education: Real Gymnasium, Technical
School; art academies; Columbia Univ.
Awards: Sculptor's Prize — Silver Medal,
Painters' and Sculptors' Club Exhibitions.
Married: Catherine, d. of Lajos Kan tor, in
Budapest (Hungary), June 12, 1919; ch.:

Prof. Record: Has done busts of the major-
ity of prominent Americans, including His
Eminence Cardinal Hayes and Senator Rob-
ert F. Wagner: work is represented in the
Metropolitan Mus. of Art (N. Y.), Cleveland
Public Library and numerous churches and
museums. Much in demand during the past
ten yrs. as a lecturer on art and art appre-
ciation; has lectured in many universities.
Outdoor monuments are on exhibition in
Hungary, Transylvania, Jugoslavia, Czecho-
slavakia, Brazil, and U. S. A.; numerous
other figures on permanent exhibition in
Budapest, Rio de Janeiro, N. Y. and L. A.;
Civil War Heroes Memorial Monument, Los
Angeles (Calif.).

Publications: Author of considerable repute,
among his many works are Herdboy of
Hungary; Big Game Hunters; Trial by Steel;

Chico: My Brothrrn and I; Queiit; Flying
Hoofs; Brst Hhort Storicn etc., etc.
Mcmbershijia: Edgar Allan Poe Literary Soc.
(Hon. Mem.); Painters' and Sculptors' Club
(Hon. Sicty.j, Calif. Art Club.
Home Adilrcus: 5()(; No. Bonnie Brae, Los
Angcle.s, Calif.

FISCHER. Lieutenant Charles Fink.

U.S.N.R., B.S., M.S.

Aeronautical Engineer, 13ur. of Aeronautics,

Navy Dept.

Born: Erie (Pa.), Sept. 23, 1913; s. of Hen-
rietta (Fink) and Charles H. Fischer.
Education: Severn Prep. Sch., 1928-.'30: U.S.N.
Acad., 1930-34; U.S.N. Air Sta., Pensacola
(flight train.), 1936-37, desig. Naval Aviator,
1937; Calif. Inst, of Tech., 19.39-41.
Degrees: B.S., Naval Acad., 19.34; B.S., in
A.E., Calif. Inst, of Tech., 1940; M.S., in
A.E., Calif. Inst, of Tech., 1941.
Married: Vera, d. of Don Hinson, in Cleve-
land (Ohio): ch.: Charles Fink, II (b. 1938).
Navy Service: Midshipman, U.S. Navy, 1930-
34; U. S. Naval Officer, 1934-39; Lieut., U.
S. Naval Res. (aviation), since 1939; First
Officer Amer. Airlines, summer, 1939; Re-
search Asst. Instr., and Coordinator of
Civilian Pilot Training, Calif. Inst, of Tech.,
1939-41; Naval Res. Officer on active duty,
Bur. of Aeronautics, Navy Dept., Washing-
ton (D.C.i, since 1941.

Memberships: Army and Navy Club (Wash-
ington); Inst, of Aeronautical Sci.
Religion: Lutheran.

Recreations: Tennis, gardening, photography,
radio, and traveling.

Bus. Address: Bureau of Aeronautics, Navy
Dapt., Washington, D. C.

Home Address: 535 Margarita Avene, Coro-
nado, Calif. •

FISH, Professor John Charles Louns-
bury. C.E.

Professor Emeritus, Civil Engineering, Stan-
ford University.

Born: Near Berlin Heights (Ohio), June 3,
1S70; s. of Anne Elizabeth (Peabody) and
Job Fish.

Education: Cornell Univ.
Degrees: C.E., Cornell U., 1892.
Mari-ied: Ethelwjn Rebecca, d. of Frances
Cecilia (Wallace) and Nathaniel Slaght, at
Laporte (Ind.), July 31, 1894; ch.: FrEinces
Cecilia F. Young and Lounsbury.
Prof. Record: Asst. to City Engr., Sandusky
(Ohio). 18SG-88; Asst. Engr. on Construc-
tion, Sandusky and Columbus Short-Line
R.R., 1891; Instr., in C.E., Cornell U., 1892-
93, and Stanford U., 1893-94; continued at
Stanford U. as follows: Asst. Prof., 1894-98;
Asso. Prof., 1898-1909 (on leave 1905-09);
Prof., Railroad Engr., 1909-25: Prof., C.E.,
1925-35: Exec. Head, C.E. Dept., 1928-35;
retired as Prof. Emeritus, C.E., 1935, Resi-
dent Engr., 1905-07, Div. Engr.; 1907-09, L.
S. and M.S. Ry. (now N. Y. Central-Line
West) on construction Franklin and Clear-
field (Pa.) extension: Pres., Bd. of Health,
1901-05: Mem.. Bd. of Pub. Safety, 1909-24,
City of Palo Alto.

Publications: Freehand Lettering for Work-
ing Drawing (Van Nostrand Co.), 1894; Au-
thor, Linear Draicing and Lettering, 1901;
Descriptive Geometry (Macmillan Co.), 1903;



Author, Co-ordinates of Plane Surveying,
1909- Earthwork Haul and Overhaul (Wiley
and Sons), 1913; Engineermg Economics
(McGraw-Hill Book Co.), 1915, 2nd. ed.
1923; Technic of Surveying histruments and
Methods (with Walter L. Webb, Wiley and
sons), 1917; The Engineering Profession
(with Theodore J. Hoover, Stanford U.
Press), 1941.

Awards: 1915, by Cornell U.. Fuertes Gold
Medal for Original Research, on basis of
book Engineering Economics.
Memberships: Alpha Tau Omega, Sigma XI
Sigma Delta Pi; Amer. Soc. Civil Engrs.,
Amer. Ry. Engr. Assn.
Politics: Republican.
Recreations: Spanish literature.
Bits. Address; Sch. of Engineering, Stan-
ford University, Calif.

Home Address: 1336 Emerson St., Palo Alto,
FISH, The Reverend Professor Merle
Edison. A.B., D.D.

Minister, Pico Heights Christian Church.
Born: Denver (Colo.), Sept. 28, 1892; s. of
Gertrude (Zike) and Arthur Fish.
Education: Denver Grade Sch.; McCook and
Diller (Neb.) High Sch.; Chapman Coll. (Los
Angeles) .

Degrees: A.B.. 1931, (Hon) D.D., 1940,
Chapman Coll. (Los Angeles) ; Special Sec-
ondary Credential (State of Cahf.).
Married: Sylva H.. d. of Mary and Phineas
Miller, Denver (Colo.), June 10, 1914, ch..
Mrs. Adeline Bloom, Merle Edison, Jr. and

Prof. Record: Street Car Conductor for Lin-
coln (Neb.) Traction Co. from 1915-18, dur-
ing which time he became Asst. Supt.; Gen.
Mgr Frankel Carbon and Ribbon Co. (Den-
ver), 1918-21, Sales Rep. and Gen. Sales
Exec 1921-27. Pastor, Pico Heights Chris-
tion Church (Los Angeles), since 1927; Prof
of Salesmanship, Los Angeles Evening High
Sch., Adult Center, since 1930.
Directorships: Trustee, Chapman Coll.; Chap-
lain, Hollywood Service Club; Chmn., Radio
Commn., Church Fed. (Los Angeles); Mem.,
Exec. Council of Chapman Coll.
Memberships: Hollywood Service Club; Ma-
sonic Lodge.

Religion: Protestant— Disciple of Christ.
Politics: Republican.

Bus. and Home Address: 1727 So. Hobart
Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif.

FISHER, Anne B(enson)

Writer (Former Registered Nurse and Bac-
teriologist) .

Born: Denver (Colo., Feb. 1, 1898; d. of
Annie (Montgomery) and Lorenzo Benson.
Eaucation: Denver pub. schs.; Univ. of Den-
ver; Colorado Univ., Med. Sch.
Degrees: R.N., Park Ave. Hosp. (Denver),

Married: Walter Kenrick, Ph.D., s. of Al-
wilda (Merritt) and Albert Kenrick Fisher,
in Salinas (Calif.), Sept. 2, 1922.
Prof. Record: Asst. Bacteriologist, U. S.
Bur. of Animal Industry, Denver (Colo ' ;
prvt. lab. for med. work in Salinas (Calif.),
1920-22; after marriage took up writing as
a career.
Publications: Look What Brains Can Do

(Lee), 1932; Career For Constance (Phoe-
nix) 1934; Live With a Man and Love It
(Dodd Meade) (a best seller). 1937; Brides
Are Like New Shoes (Dodd Meade), 1M8;
Wide Road Ahead (Dutton), 1939; Cathedral
in the Sun (Carlyle House), 1940 ( a best

Memberships: Art and Hist. Assn. (Mon-
terey) ; Beta Sigma Phi (Cultural Dir., Mon-
terey Chapter).
Politics: Republican.

Recreations: Sculpturing, gardening, and

Home Address: 844 Laurel Ave., Pacific
Grove, Calif.

FISHER, Galen Merriam, Litt.B., M.A.
Social Research.

Bern: Oakland (Calif.), April 12, 1873; s.
of Susan (Talcott) and Galen Mernam Ush-

Education: Univ. of Calif.. (1896) : Harvard
Univ. (1905) ; Columbia Univ. (1913-14, 1920-

Degrees: Litt.B., U. of Calif., 1896; M.A.,
Harvard U., 1905.

Married: Ella L. Wilcox, of Oakland, June
5, 1900; ch.: Galen Merriam (dec.), Ger-
ald Wilcox, Eleanor Talcott, and Ralph

Prof. Record: Student Secretary, Boston
(Mass) YM.C.A., 1896-97; Secty., in Japan
of Internat. Com.. Y.M.C.A., 1897-1919
Sr. Secty., 1900-19; Asso. Exec. Secy , Inst,
of Social and Religious Research (N. YJ,
1921-22, Exec. Secy., of same, 1923-34, Gen.
Dir. of Research in India, China and Japan
for Lavmen's Foreign Missions Inquiry, 1J3U-
31 DiV. of Study, Springfield Internat. Y.
M.C.A. Coll., 1935; Dir., 2 studies and Ad-
visor, Inst, of Pacific Relations; Mem., Nat
Council YMCA; Research Asso., Dept. oi
Polit. Science, U. of Calif.
Directorships: Pres., Trustees, Pacific Sch.
of Religion; Dir., Inst, of Internat. Rela-
tions, Mills Coll., 1941.

Publications: Creative Forces in Japan, 1923;
also monographs on Japanese philosophy,
and articles on social and religious topics;
Co-Author : Undergraduates (with R. H. Ji.a-
wards), 1928; Catholics, Jews, and Protest-
ant (with C. E. Silcox), 1934; Editor: Reli-
gion in American Colleges, 1928; Translator:
Philosophical Porblems (by Hoffdmg), 1905,
Collaborator on Fact-Finding Reports of Re-
search Staff for Laymen's F. M. Inquiry, 4
vols., 1933.

Memberships: Amer. Sociol. Soc; Beta Theta

Religion: Congregationalist.
Politics: Progressive Republican..
Recreations: Mountain climbing, tennis, and

Bus. Address: Inst, of Pacific Relations,
260 California St., San Francisco, Calif.
Home Address: 11 El Sueno, Orinda, Calif.

FISHER, Professor Harold Henry, A.B.,

Professor of History, Stanford University.
Born: Morristown (Vt.), Feb. 15, 1890; s
of Elizabeth (Cole) and Henry J. Fisher
Education: Peoples Academy; Univ. of Ver-
mont; Dartmouth; Columbia.



Ucynes: A.U., VMt, L.II.D., 1936, U. of

Married: Helen ('., d. of Dr. Ik-nry O.
Dwlghl, N.Y.C., May 14, 1917; ch.: Anthony.
Prof. Record: MiistiT, Black Hall Sch.
(Conn.), 1912; ML'ivcr.sbuiK (Pa.) Acad.,
191.3-14; Hill Sch. I'ollslown (I'a.), 1915-19;
Officer, Amer. Kclicf Admin., 19"20-24;
Chief, Dlv., A.U.A. lUus.slan Unit In Ru.ssia,
1922; Lecturer In Ili.slory, 1924-.'{;{, Oir.,
Hoover War Library, .since 1924; Asso. I'rof.
History, 19,3.'?-.'!4 ; Prof., since 19:?6; Dlr.,
liu.ssian Research, 1929-40; Stanford
U. Acting Prof., Columbia U., summer, 1940.

Publications: The Famine in Soviet Russia,
1927; America and the New Poland, 1928;
Public Relation of the Commission for Re-
lief in Belgium, 2 vols, (with G. I. Gay),
1929; The Bolshevik Revolution (with J.
Bunyan), 19.34; The Bolsheviks and the
\Vnrld War (with O. H. Gankln), 1939;
Editor: Out of My Past (Memoirs of Count
Kokovtsov), 1935; Testimony of Kolchak and
Other Siberian Mateirals, 1935; Features and
Figures of the Past (by V. Gurke), 1939;
special collections in the Hoover Library,
1940; and numerous articles on historical
and current political subjects.

Army Record: 1st Lt., F. A., 1917; Capt.,
F.A., A.E.F., 1918-19.

Memberships: Delta Psi; Rio Del Mar Coun-
try Club.

Bus. Address: Stanford University, Calif.

Home Address: 163 Martin Ave., Palo Alto.

FISHER, Professor Lillian Estelle, A.B.,
M.A., Ph.D.
Educator, Writer.

Born: Selinsgrove (Pa.), 1891; d. of Etta R.
(Siegfried) and George P. Fisher.

Education: Selinsgrove (Pa.); Susquehanna
Univ.; Univ. of So. Calif.; Univ. of Calif.

Degrees: A.B. (cum inaxima laude) Susque-
hanna Univ., 1912; M.A., U. of So. Calif.,
1918; Ph.D., U. of Calif., Berkeley, 1924.
Prof. Record: Taught in: Institute Normal
Puebla (Me.xico), 1913; Corrv High Sch.
(Pa.), 1914; Perris (Calif.) High Sch., 1916-
17; Tulare (Calif.) High Sch., 1918; Pasa-

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