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Lodge, No. 284; mem.. Lions Club.
C. of C. and pres. Imperial Valley
Lumbermen's Assn.

Bus. address: City Hall, El Centro; re-
sides at 555 Sandlewood St., El Centro,
Calif.

LARRY WHEELER

Admin. Asst., Nat'l Emergency Council

• LARRY WHEELER was born July 26,
1893, in Kansas City, Mo. — the son of
Frederich Joseph and Frances (Masters!
Wheeler.

Completed high school ed. at Glendale
High School, Glendale, Calif.

Engaged in automobile bus. at Glen-
dale as agent for Studebaker Automobile
Co., 1911-1913. In automobile bus.
and ranching until World War.

Enlisted in field artillery, U. S. Army,
April 6, 1917; transferred to motor
transport corps; stationed at Jacksonville,
Fla. Winter of 1917, commissioned 2nd
Lieut.; hon. discharged, Jan., 1919.

Engaged in buying and selling war
supplies, 1919-1920; from 1920 until
1933, engaged in production of motion
pictures; also real estate enterprises and
production.

Apptd. senior adjuster, N. R. A. in
L. A., Oct. 17, 1935; apptd. special
employment consultant for the W. P. A.
at San Francisco; April 16, 1936, apptd.
to present position.

Democrat in politics.

Hobbies: Fishing, hunting and all forms
of outdoor sports.

Married Allene Ray, of Texas, July
21, 1926.

Office: 354 So. Spring St.; resides at
142 So. New Hampshire, Los Angeles,
Calif.

LORENE W. WILSON

President Women's Democratic League

• LORENE W. WILSON was born in
Denver, Colo. — the daughter of Thomas
and Nettie (Gilman) Doyle.

Lifelong Democrat; elected (3) times
as Pres. Women's Dem. League of Long
Beach; mem. various Dem. Clubs; Roose-
velt-Garner Club, 1932-1936.

Edited recreation survey report for
City of Long Beach; this survey and re-
port led to formation of the Recreation
Commission of Long Beach.

Resides at 626 Temple Ave., Long
Beach, Calif.



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CARL R. BROWN

Chairman County Committee

• CARL R. BROWN was born in Graven-
hurst, Ont., Canada (of American par-
ents), Nov. 6, 1891 — the son of James
and Mary (Johnson) Brown.

Ed. in grammar and high schools,
Mich, and Calif.

Has engaged in real estate bus. in Los
Angeles and Beaumont since 1918.

Democrat. Chrmn. Riverside Co. Dem.
Cen. Com.; mem. (San Gorgonio branch)
Riverside Co. Young Dem. Club.

Member Beaumont Civic Club.

His hobby is politics.

Dec. 26, 1914, he married Edna M.
Behrendt — the daughter of Stephen and
Anna (Kassing) Behrendt. Father of (3)
children: Nadine (Mrs. Byron Harkins) ,
James Lynn and Maralee (Mrs. John
Dunn. )

Address; 387 E. 6th St., Beaumont,
Calif.



ROBERT E. (Bob) RICHARDSON

Pres. Big Bear Valley Democratic Club

• ROBERT E. (Bob) RICHARDSON was
born in Randolph Co., Ark., Oct. 30,
1900 — the son of Jacob Wm. and Ona
(Patterson) Richardson.

Ed. grammar and high schools, Okla.,
awarded B. S. degree, Okla. A. & M.,
1925.

Sales mgr. Curtis Pub. Co. (Midwest-
ern States) 1929-1935; organizer C. C.
Camps in Okla., Tex. and Calif., 1935-
1937; owner & mgr. Bob's Riding Acad.,
Big Bear Lake, since 1938; census enu-
merator, 1940.

Life-long Democrat. Mem. San Ber-
nardino Co. Dem. Luncheon Club.

First lieut. U. S. A. Reserve; vice
pres. Big Bear Lake C. of C; v. p. Big
Bear Lake Lions' Club; dir. Big Bear Lake
Skee Club.

Hobbies: outdoor sports, politics, civic
activities.

Sept. 30, 1925, he married Pauline
Moore — the daughter of Ira and Etta
(Walker) Moore. Father of (1) son,
Robert Vance Moore.

Address: Box 254, Big Bear Lake,
Calif.





108

DANIEL F. DEL CARLO

President Bay Counties District
Council of Painters

• DANIEL F. DEL CARLO was born in
San Francisco, Calif., May 8, 1903 — the
son of Victor E. and Katharine (Fanucchi)
Del Carlo.

Ed. in elementary school, San Fran-
cisco.

Upon completion of school, he went
to sea; employed in fishing industries,
Alaska; worked in logging camps in Ore.
and Wash.; employed in mines at Butte,
Mont.; entered glass bus. and traveled
throughout U. S. for (12) yrs.; for (5)
yrs., has been bus. agent for the Glaziers
and Glass Workers Union, Local 718, at
San Francisco; mem., Law and Legislative
Com. and trustee of San Francisco BIdg.
and Construction Trades Council; cam-
paign dir.. Union Labor Party A. F. L.;
editor, The California Glass Worker.

Lifelong Democrat. Active in city, co.
and state party affairs; chrmn. Board of
dir., 26th Assembly Dist. Dem. Club;
Past exec, mem.. Young Democrats of
San Francisco, inc.; one of organizers of
Labor for Roosevelt League, 1932.

Alternate del. to Dem. Nat. Conv.,
held at Chicago, III., July 15, 1940.

His hobbies are organizations and labor
relations.

May 16, 1926, he married Amelia J.
Hofmeister — the daughter of H. Carl and
Laura (Maynard) Hofmeister. Father
of (3) sons: Victor J., Anthony V.,
John L.

Bus. address: Building Trades Temple,
14th and Guevvero Sts., San Francisco;
resides at 35 Carson Ave., San Fran-
cisco, Calif.



WALTER T. BALLOU

Secretary California State Highway Com-
mission.

Former secretary. Democratic State
Central Committee; former director of
personnel, State Relief Administration;
former secretary, to Governor Culbert L.
Olson.

Address: State Highway Commission,
Sacramento, California.



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Brief Biographies



ANNA ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
Educator, Lecturer, Author "

• ANNA ELEANOR ROOSEVELT was born in New York City, Oct. 1 1 .
1887 — the daughter of Elliott and Anna (Hall) Roosevelt.

She was educated in private schools and was awarded a D. H. L.
degree from Russell Sage College, 1929.

She is active in educational, sociological and political affairs.

Vice President of the Va! Kill Shop; Vice Principal of the Todhunter
School. N. Y. C. ; Frpjgiyg^^CW'lflQM/^JB^ New York



Democratic State Committee, 1924 T928; member Advisory Commit-
tee, in charge of -vv^^^^FiZsaaifHWt^iT ^r'fi^aT^^^aUonal Campaign
Committee, 1928; member Nfevp Yofl<£ Si'^ef League of V^/omen Voters
(former Vice-President) . Episcopalian.

Member of the Altrusa Club, New York V/oman's City Club; Colony
and Cosmopolitan Clubs.

Author; When You Crow Up to Vote, 1932; It's Up to the Women,
1933; A Trip to Washington with Bobby and Betty. Editor: Hunting
Big Game in the Eighties (the letters of Elliott Roosevelt, Sportsman),
1932.

Married Franklin Delano Roosevelt, March 17, 1905; mother of five
children; Anna Eleanor (Mrs. John Boettiger) , James, Elliott, Franklin
D., Jr., John A.

Resides at Hyde Park, Duchess County, New York; address: The
White House, V^ashington, D. C.



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ANNA ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
Educator, Lecturer, Author

• ANNA ELEANOR ROOSEVELT was born in New York City, Oct. 1 1,
1887 — the daughter of Elliott and Anna (Hall) Roosevelt.

She was educated in private schools and was awarded a D. H. L.
degree from Russell Sage College, 1929.

She is active in educational, sociological and political affairs.

Vice President of the Val Kill Shop; Vice Principal of the Todhunter
School, N. Y. C. ; Finance Chairman, V\/omen's Division, New York
Democratic State Committee, 1924- 1928; member Advisory Commit-
tee, in charge of women's activities. Democratic National Campaign
Committee, 1928; member New York State League of Women Voters
(former Vice-President) . Episcopalian.

Member of the Altrusa Club, New York Woman's City Club; Colony
and Cosmopolitan Clubs.

Author: When You Grow Up to Vote, 1932; It's Up to the Women,
1933; A Trip to Washington with Bobby and Betty. Editor: Hunting
Big Came in the Eighties (the letters of Elliott Roosevelt, Sportsman),
1932.

Married Franklin Delano Roosevelt, March 17, 1905; mother of five
children; Anna Eleanor (Mrs. John Boettiger), James, Elliott, Franklin
D., Jr., John A.

Resides at Hyde Park, Duchess County, New York; address: The
White House, Vv^ashington, D. C.



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WHO'S WHO IN THE NEW DEAL




MARY E. FOY

Former Democratic National
Committeewoman

• MARY E. FOY was born in Los An-
geles, Calif. — the daughter of Samuel
Calvert and Lucinda iMacy) Foy.

Educated in Los Angeles High School
and Los Angeles Normal School.

Outstanding champion and leader in
woman suffrage movement in Calif.

Lifelong Democrat; Assoc. Nat. Com-
mitteewoman, 1919-20; candi. for Pres.
Elector, 1912 & 1924; del. to Dem. Nat.
Convs., 1916 and 1920.

Mem. California Chapter, Daughters
of the Golden West.

Resides at 4167 Halldale Ave., Los
Angeles, Calif.

MRS. HANCOCK BANNING

Political Leader, Philanthropist, Socialite

• MRS. HANCOCK BANNING is a na-
tive Californian — the daughter of Judge
George Hugh Smith — scholar, writer of



jurisprudence, and recipient of interna-
tional honors.

Ed. in private schools, and tutors,
under personal direction of father.

An outstanding personality; prime fac-
tor in Am. Red Cross; student and friend
of working mother; meets all distin-
guished guests who come to Los Angeles;
has much exec, ability; forceful public
speaker; the Assistance League is a man-
ument to her industry; former chairman,
Community Chest and President's Ball.

Mem., advisory board, National Youth
Admin.; awarded gold medal for out-
standing work in health among children;
vice-pres., Fatherless Children of France.

Founder, Nine o'Clock Players.

Outstanding Democrat; leader in all
important Dem. campaigns; orig. Roose-
velt adherent; organized Dem. Women's
Advisory Com., in So. Calif., also Silver
Tea series for raising funds for carrying
on women's work; del.-at-large, Dem.
Nat. Conv.; Presidential Elector (for
Franklin D. Roosevelt), 1936; only wo-
man mem., Emergency Relief Comm. of
Calif.

Social leader; her home a center of
social life; also interested in club affairs;
mem. Women's Athletic Club, Friday
Mornnig Club, Nat. Soc. of Colonial
Dames.

NANCY RAY GUIRE

Secretary County Committee
• NANCY RAY GUIRE was born in
Asheville, N. C, July 22, 1877 — the
daughter of William L. and Anne (Chock-
ley) Ray.

Attended public schools at Asheville,
N. C; completed school education, Wea-
verville. Col., Weaverville, N. C.

Housewife, since 1 894.

Democrat; secretary San Bernardino
Co. Dem. Cen. Com., also secretary (same
com.), 1926-1928, and 1932-1934;
chairman I same com.), 1928-1932;
mem., Calif. State Dem. Cen. Com.; pres.
Colton Women's Dem. Club; assist, sec-
retary, Colton Dem. Club; Co. organizer
State Fed. of Women's Dem. Study
Clubs; mem. San Bernardino Co. Wo-
men's Dem. Club; organizer of first
"Roosevelt for President Club," in Calif.,
July 23, 1931; del.-at-large, Dem. Nat.
Conv., Houston, Tex., 1928; del. on
Roosevelt ticket, 1932.

Past matron, Order of the Eastern Star;
mem., Colton Prof, and Bus. Women's
Club; Colton's Women's Club.

Mar. 6, 1894, she married Oscar D.
Guire, the son of Wesley W. and An-
zelith (Charles) Guire; mother of (2)
children: Mrs. Harry A. Snyder (Paul-
ette) and Oscar D. Jr.

Resides at 941 N. 8th St., Colton,
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MRS. MATTISON BOYD JONES

President Emeritus, California Federation
Women's Democratic Study Clubs.

• MRS. MATTISON BOYD JONES (An-
toinette Ewell Smith) was born in Lon-
don, Laurel Co., Ky. — the daughter of
James Dudley and A. Anne (Ewell I
Smith.

Educated at Daughter's Col., Harrods-
burg, Ky.; John B. Stetson Univ., Deland,
Fla.; Cincinnati Conserv. of Music Cin-
cinnati, O.; later traveled extensively in
Europe.

Lifelong Democrat; worked in Wood-
row Wilson's campaign; chrmn. Women's
Com., So. Calif., for late Sen. James A.
Phelan Campaign Com.; pres., Calif. Fed.
of Women's Dem. Study Clubs; this or-
ganization instituted and secured pas-
sage of "50-50" bill, giving women of all
parties equal rep., with men, on State
Cen. Corns.; vice-pres., Calif. State Dem.
Cen. Com. for 11th Cong. Dist.; State
Dir., Reporter Plan for So. Calif., under
Women's Div., Nat. Dem. Com.

Past pres., Los Angeles Dist. Fed. of
Women's Clubs; past-pres., Glendale
Tuesday Afternoon Club; pres. and
founder, Glendale Music Assn.; hon.
pres., Glendale Oratorio Soc; mem..
Temple Baptist Church of Los Angeles.

Her hobbies are economics, history
and world affairs; in addition to public
and political activities, finds time for
social functions and enjoyment of home
in Glendale.

Jan. 3, 1900, she married Mattison
Boyd Jones, at Louisville, Ky.; mother of
(1 ) daughter: Winifred Jones de Shish-
mareff.

Resides at 727 Kenneth Road, Glen-
dale, Calif.

NOLA CARLISLE

Supervisor 5th District, W.P.A.

• NOLA CARLISLE was born at Salem,
Neb., Nov. 4, 1891 — the daughter of
Albert Allen McCool and Rosetta Lee
Clark.

Received education in public schools,
Salem; Teachers' Col., Peru, Neb.; pur-
sued special studies, Univ. So. Calif., Los
Angeles.

Instructor public schools of Nebraska,
1909-191 1.

Feb. 14, 1911, married Thomas R.
Carlisle — the son of Thomas R. and
Elizabeth (Carpenter) Carlisle; mother
of (2) daughters; Mrs. Marvin Becker
(Ann Elizabeth), and Mrs. Phillip Allred
(Frances Adeline) .

Moved with family to Los Angeles,
1918; established permanent residence,
in San Bernardino, 1919.

Active in educational and civic af-
fairs; three minute speaker and govern-
ment demonstrator, in conservation of




MRS. MATTSON B. JONES



meals and vegetables, Richardson Co.,
Neb., 1917-1918; leader in Red Cross
and Parent-Teacher activities, So. Calif.;
pres.. City Council of Parents and Teach-
ers Assns., San Bernardino, 1926; Fifth
Dist. Council, P.-T. A., 1927; chairman
Thrift Com. of Calif. State Board, P.-T.
A., 1927-29.

Mem. Board of Education, San Ber-
nardino, 1927-1935; exec, secretary San
Bernardino chapter, American Red Cross,
1931-1934.

Apptd. dir. Women's Div. State Relief
Administration, May, 1934; later apptd.
supervisor Div. of Women's and Profes-
sional Projects, S. R. A.; apptd. to present
position, with W. P. A., Aug., 1935.

Mem. Business and Professional Wo-
men's Club; pres. San Bernardino Zonta
Club (for women executives); chairman
"American Home Section", for So. Dist.,
Calif. Fed. of Women's Clubs; special
interests include "child welfare" .

Office: 1120 E. St.; resides at 732
F. St., San Bernardino, Calif.





IM

ESTHER RAWLINGS LEA

Former President Women's Democratic
League of Southern California.

• ESTHER RAWLINGS LEA was born in
Bloomfield, la.

Educated in the grammar schools at
Bloomfield; high school, Denver, Colo.;
extensive musical training with private
teachers.

Past eight years, engaged as concert,
choir, and radio vocalist in So. Calif.

Leader in women's activities, in the
Dem. party; active in all presidential
campaigns, since 1912; assistant secy.,
Calif, delegation Dem. Nat. Conv. in
Chicago, 1932. In charge of women's
activities of party in Los Angeles, 1936;
director, women's div. of National Re-
employment Service, Los Angeles, 1933
until Sept. 15, 1934.

Served as chairman executive board,
Women's Dem. League of So. Calif. (4
yrs. ) ; past president. Ladies' Auxiliary,
F. O. E.; mem., women's club of Local
No. 47, Musicians' Association; mem.,
ladies' auxiliary, Machinists' Association;
for three years, mem. and vocalist, citi-
zenship division, Calif. Federated Wo-
men's Clubs.

In addition to political and fraternal
activities, interested in parent-teacher's
association.

Her hobby is music.

Married to Harry Lea, son of Victor
and May (Weil) Lea. She is the mother
of (2) children: Harold Bertrand, and
Helen Catherine.

Resides at 894 Crenshaw Blvd., Los
Angeles, Calif.

ANNA MARIE BROWNYARD

President 1 5th Cong. Dist. Dem. Club

• ANNA MARIE BROWNYARD was
born in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1880 — the
daughter of John Francis and Sara

(Coughlin) Tarpy.

Attended Mrs. Hill's private school,
and high school at Phila.; received de-
gree of Materia Medica, Medical Chirur-
gical Col., and was also student of Peter
F. Daley School of Drama.

Played with Robert Mantell, Julia Mar-
lowe and E. H. Sothern in the drama;
teacher of dramatic art.

Engaged in social welfare work with
particular attention to Juvenile delin-
quency, 1914-1917.

Mgr. Coreco Mfg. Co., 1922-1928.

Loyal and active member Democratic
party; taken part in all campaigns; one
of organizers and honorary mother.
Young Dem. Clubs of Calif.; County and
State Committeewoman for 12 years;
pres. and founder, 1 5th Congressional
Dist. Dem. Club; chairman, women's
div., 1928 Democratic campaign; dele-



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gate Nat. Conv., 1936; chairman, radio
div., 1936 campaign; member Board of
Dir., Women's Dem. League of So. Calif.;
chairman, Fifty-Fifty Plan, Calif. Fed. of
Dem. Women's Study Clubs; member
Board of Governors, Third Supervisorial
Dist., Los Angeles Co.

Red Cross nurse at Camp Meade,
1898-1899; nurse, Los Angeles Gen.
Hosp., during World War, 1918-1919;
Red Cross nurse, 1898-1903.

Affiliated with Roosevelt Camp, Vet-
erans of Foreign Wars, and War Nurses.
Member, Council, Third Order of St.
Francis; Sigma Phi Zeta Mothers' Fra-
ternity (Loyola College), Los Angeles.

Hobbies: Charity, politics, church work
and art collecting.

Sept. 3, 1902, she marired George
Walter Brownyard (a retired army colo-
nel) — the son of George Nelson and
Phoebe (Sthran) Brownyard; mother of
15) sons: George J., Norman G., Shell
mardine J., Wm. H., and Joseph, (de-
ceased ) .

Resides at 612 So. Manhattan PI.,
Los Angeles, Calif.



MRS. WILLOUGHBY RODMAN

World Traveler, Philanthropist, Lecturer,
Internationalist

• MRS. WILLOUGHBY RODMAN (Ara-
bella Page) was born in Memphis, Tenn.,
— the daughter of John Clifford Page
and Ann Arabella Page.

Ed. in St. Mary's Episcopal School.

World traveler; made numerous world
tours; received everywhere, on terms of
friendship by world's greatest personages;
entertained by royalty in various coun-
tries; also acquainted with world's un-
fortunates, to whose needs she has con-
tinuously ministered.

Active in reconstruction work in Eu-
rope following World War; organized
playgrounds; studied problems of govern-
ment in different countries in compari-
son with U. S.; claims distinction of being
first playground commissioner, in world.

Hon. Citizen of Belgium; decorated by
King Albert and Queen Elizabeth; first
woman to speak in Hall of Fame, San-
tiago, Chili.

Outstanding social and club leader of
So. Calif.; identified actively and con-
structively with many forward move-
ments.

Democrat; Los Angeles Co. dir,, Calif.
Fed. of Dem. Women's Study Clubs. Pres.
Women's Dem. League of So. Calif.

Episcopalian.

Resides at 2001 Kenilworth Ave., Los
Angeles, Calif.




MRS. WILLOUGHBY RODMAN



ORFA JEAN SHONTZ

Judge Municipal Court
• ORFA JEAN SHONTZ, Judge, Mu-
nicipal Court, Los Angeles, Calif., was
born in Avoca, Iowa — the daughter of
Benjamin and Jean Anderson (Collins)
Shontz.

Ed. in the high school of Correction-
ville, la., the Iowa State Col., at Ames,
la., and Univ. of So. Calif., where she
received an LL. B. degree.

In public life since 1911, when she
was deputy probation officer, until 1913;
1913 until 1915, secretary of probate
court; referee of the juvenile court from
1915 to 1920; in 1920, city playground
commissioner; and in 1921, city clerk
of Los Angeles.

Entered private law practice, 1922
and continued in this until 1933, when
she became deputy city prosecutor. In
November, 1934, was elected member,
state board of equalization, 4th Dist.,
Calif., by over half million votes; in Dec,
1935; appointed judge, municipal court
of Los Angeles.



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MRS. O. P. HANNA



Member, bus. and prof, women's club;
P. E. O.; Woman's Athletic Club; Nat.
Assn. of Women Lawyers, Calif, state bar
association.

Her chambers are at 3 1 6 West Temple
St., Los Angeles, Calif.



MRS. O. P. HANNA

Member Advisory Board, California Fede-
ration of Study Clubs.

• MRS. O. P. HANNA was born near
Nicholasville, Ky. — the daughter of Jacob
W. and Lorena (LeConte) Phillips
Myers; her father's ancestor. Major Hugh
Moss, organized and financed Goochland
Co., Va. militia, during Rev. War. Parents
moved to III., in early days; settled near
Bloomington.

Ed. in Eureka, Cal., and State Normal
School. III.



First became interested in politics
when she served as secretary to father,
who managed campaign for Cleveland
and Stevenson, in Colfax, III. dist.

Later marired Oliver Perry Hanna, of
Sheridan, Wyo. (first woman suffrage
state); served as deputy to Mr. Hanna,
who was postmaster of Sheridan, during
Cleveland's second admin.; former mem.,
Wyo, campaign com. and Sheridan Co.
Dem. Cen. Com.; first deputy, to Mr.
Hanna, when he served as Treas. Sheri-
dan Co., 1908-1912.

Organizer of three D. A. R. chapters;
the Major Hugh Moss chapter at Modes-
to, Calif., was named in honor of her
ancestor, and she was made Hon Regent
for life.

Moved to Long Beach, Calif., 1913
(when it was unpopular to be Dem. in
that city); presented Gov. Nellie Taylor
Ross, of Wyo., (speaking for Al Smith),
to audience of six thousand people, in
old auditorium, 1928; apptd. chairman
of women, 1 8th Cong, dist., by John
Harley Burke, candidate for Congress,
1 922; organized women for Rooseve.t,
McAdoo and Burke, 1934; assisted in
clean sweep for Dems.; honored at lunch-
eon, given by com., and elected pres.
Dem. Women's Study Club, Long Beach;
pres. (excepting one year), since 1932.

Only woman on Citizens' Com., appt.,
by Mayor Paddock, to act as hosts to
frigate "Constitution," while docked in
L. Beach; at suggestion of Capt. Gulliver
of "Old Ironsides," headed group of Dem.
Women, who appeared before city coun-
cil, and succeeded in getting street which
led to where ship was docked, changed
from Waterway to Constitutionway.

Chairman of women, 1 8th Cong, dist.,
1936; mem., advisory board and finance
com., Los Angeles Co., for John Anson
Ford, as chairman Co. Cen. Com.; chair-
man Roosevelt Nominator's com., for L.
Beach; received special award, for indi-
vidual raising largest sum, during nom-
inator campaign; sent by Dems., 1 8th
Cong, dist., to Nat. Conv. of Dem. Study
Clubs, Washington, D. C, Jan., 1937;
attended 2nd inaug. Franklin D. Roose-
velt; also Governors' tea, at White House;
week-end guest in home of Admiral Sel-
lers, Annapolis.

Elec. vice-president Calif. Fed. Dem.
Women's Study Clubs, for So. Calif., (two
year term) 1937; elected pres. -emeritus
Long Beach Dem. Study Club, May 1,
1938.

Resides in Long Beach, Calif.



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JOSEPHINE VIVIAN SIMPSON

Historian, Calif. Fed. of Study Clubs

• JOSEPHINE VIVIAN SIMPSON was
born in Huron, Ind. — the daughter of
Alonzo Dale and Mary (McCart) Skinner.

Attended public school and Teachers'
Normal Col., Corning, Ark.; private fin-
ishing school, Paragould, Ark.

Followed teaching career; engaged in
ins. bus. and newspaper work, Okla. and
Mo.; mem. Okla. and Mo. Press Assns.;
founded Okla. V\/omen's magazine, 20
yrs. ago; journal is still flourishing; oil
operator in Okla. and Tex.

Democrat; pres. 1 3th Con. Dist. Wo-
men's Dem. Club, (4) yrs.; recording
sec'y. So. Calif. Women's Dem. League,
(2) yrs.; board mem. and historian, Calif.
Fed. Women's Dem. Study Clubs.

Mem. Dem. State Cen. Com.; managed
campaign, 56th Assembly District, for
Women, for Roosevelt, 1932 and 1936;
assisted in selecting del. to Natl. Con.
1932; mem. Third Co. Supervisorial
Club; chairman. Speakers' Bureau (Wo-
men) for McAdoo, 1938; on Speakers'
Bureau for McAdoo, 1932; Christian
Scientist.

Mother of (2) children; Vivian Louise,
and Eolin Esther.

Resides at 734 N. Mariposa Ave., Los
Angeles, Calif.

ANN MARTIN KOHLHAAS

Vice-Chairman State Committee

• ANN MARTIN KOHLHAAS was born
in Albion, ill., Oct. 14, 1891 — the
daughter of William J. and Jannetta

(McKibben) Mitchell.

Ed. in grammar and high schools, Al-
bion; majored in Liberal Arts, So. HI. Col.

On the demise of her husband, L. T.
Martin, in 1920, carried on his business,
and at that time had distinction of being
only woman supervisor of drilling oper-
ations in the U. S., drilling in (3)
States: III., Ky., and ind. Moved to
San Bernardino in 1931.

Dem. since 1912. Active in party
affairs during her adult life. Co. Sec,
Olson-for-Gov. campaign com. and
charmn.. Woman's div. for same, 1938;
mem., San Bernardino Co. Dem. Cen.
Com.; vice pres.. City Dem. Club; mem.,



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