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law allowed a Frenchman possessing a French university degree a
shorter service. In view of the fact that Champollion held a Har-
vard degree he felt he was entitled to the same privilege. This was
not conceded, and in 1904 he became an American citizen. Early
in 1914 President Poincare granted a military amnesty. Among
other clauses of the amnesty was one whereby Champollion, because
he left France for America before he was fifteen and was over
thirty at the time the amnesty was granted, could be held only for
six weeks service. On presenting himself at the military bureau
of the precinct in which he was born in Paris, he was laughingly
told that they could not make a soldier in six weeks and was handed
his livret militaire. It seemed an easy adjustment of his difficulties
with France, though Champollion appreciated that as an American
his return to France, even then, was inconsistent. France does not
recognize foreign naturalization unless the Frenchman born fulfils
all his military obligations.



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When the Great War broke out Champollion was in America.
Early in August he sailed for France. Accustomed to camp life
through many hunting trips, Champollion had no fear of physical
hardships or dangers, but the military routine, the drudgery, and
the association, mostly with men from the peasant classes, was
trying. The greatest trial was caused by the question ever upper-
most in his mind as to whether he had been fair to his wife and
son in returning to France. The intensity of the struggle which
he went through in this respect, particularly during the days of
monotony in the military depot at Sens, is well shown in the follow-
in passage from a letter to his wife:

Sometimes I have some dreadful moments of repentance that I did not
hold on to my patriotic enthusiam and weigh more carefully the consequences
of coming here. I see our beautiful home in New Hampsliire, you above all
and Rene, the loveliness of the Park and the splendid times I have had there,
my studio and the attractive profession I have left, my library with the books
I loved to read, my friends, my relatives in America, Harvard and all that
that name implies, in fact the entire splendor and happiness of my past life
rises before me, and when I look about me in my present surroundings with
the future menacing and dreary, I am overpowered by the magnitude of the
sacrifice I have made. Yet I realize that had I remained in America I should
not have been satisfied and would always have been burdened with a feeling
that I had failed in a supreme test. I should have lost faith in myself to
rise to a great emergency when it presented itself. I am leading a dread-
fully sad existence, there is no use denying the fact, but thousands — millions
of others over here are as unhappy. I am doing what I considered my duty
and that is a consolation. Not one Frenchman in ten to whom I tell my
story really thinks it was my duty to come. They all admire what I have
done, but say that in my place they would have remained at home — but this
I am willing to doubt.

Champollion fell at Bois-le-Pretre in French Lorraine on March
23, 1915, shot through the head.



TILESTON CHICKERING

Born at Dorchester, Mass., May 19, 1877. Parents: Munroe, Florence
(Tileston) Chickering. Schools: Berkeley and Chauncy Hall Schools,
Boston, Mass.

Degree: S.B. 1903 (1902).

Married: Eleanor Wilder Smith, Brookline, Mass., Jan. 4, 1916.

Occupation : Calculator.

Address: (home) Benner Road, Glen Osborne, Sewickley, Pa.; (business)
Carnegie Steel Company, Pittsburgh, Pa.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]




ANDRE CHERONNET-CHAMPOLLION



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 97

Member: Harvard Club, and Engineers' Society of Western
Pennsylvania; American Canoe Club; Sylvan Canoe Club (till
1917).



WARREN HUNNEWELL CHILD

Born at Dorchester, Mass., Oct. 25, 1880. Parents: George Frederic, Alice
(Hunnewell) Child. School: Hopkinson's School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Sybil Adams Hodges, Hingham^ Mass., Sept. 16, 1908. Child:
Warren Hunnewell, Jr., Dec. 9, 1909.

Occupation: Paper and Steel Clothes Lockers manufacturer.

Address: (home) Main St., Hingham, Mass.; (business) 49 Federal St.,
Boston, Mass.

FOR the first twelve years after graduating I was engaged in the
paper business having been connected with the Tileston & Hol-
lingsworth Co., The Thames River Specialties Co., and with Asaph
Churchill. During 1915-16 and 17 I was also connected with the
Dexter Metal Mfg. Co., manufacturers of steel office equipment.
When Uncle Sam entered the World War he took our steel away from
us, so business in the Boston Office was virtually stopped. I then
was employed by the U. S. Shipping Board until the fall of 1918,
when I was connected with the Costmeter Co. (manufacturers of
visible office record equipment) . I am now with the Brown-How-
land Co. in the same line of business.

My chief hobby is sailing boats during the summer, and rigging
and repairing them during the winter. I also do a lot of cabinet
work which provides me with a small additional source of income.

War Service: During 1918 I was connected with the U. S.
Shipping Board, Sea Service Bureau, Recruiting Service, Headquar-
ters Office, Custom House, Boston.

Member: Harvard Club of Boston; Hingham Yacht Club; Wom-
patuck Club, Hingham.



REGINALD CHRISTENSON

Born at Christiania, Norway, Oct. 5, 1880. Parents: Lauritis, Elise (John-
sen) Christenson. School: High School, Arlington, Mass.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; A.M. 1903.

Married: Zanna Buzzard, Seattle, Wash., April 16, 1919. Child: Ruth
Elizabeth, June 2, 1920.

Occupation : Teacher.

Address: (home) 51 Wyman Terrace, Arlington, Mass., and 1719 Broad-
way, Seattle, Wash.; (business) Broadway High School, Seattle, Wash.



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THE twenty years that have elapsed since that fair Commence-
ment day in June, 1902, have been for me as devoid of thrills
as is to be expected of one who has followed the profession of
pedagogue. Yet, perhaps, this very work and this intimate associa-
tion with education has helped better than could most any other
field of work, to keep strong the bond and fresh the inspiration
of old Harvard.

The first two years of this period I spent at Brewster Academy,
Wolfboro, N. H. Then after a year at the Harvard Graduate
School, I heeded that famous advice and went west to Sioux Falls,
S. D., where I sojourned for two years, when the lure of the real west
drew me to this other run of our country. Like most who have
come to this Pacific Coast I have remained, and have taught con-
tinuously at the Broadway High School, Seattle. However, I have
never been able or desired to divorce myself from the environs of
Harvard, and have made many a pilgrimage to Boston in vacation
time, and have kept in close touch with everything.

No great adventures have fallen to my lot, but in the rather tran-
quil cruise of my life two happy events stand forth, my marriage
three years since, and the advent of my little daughter to whom I
hope I may be able to transmit the inspiration that is Harvard.

Member: Masons; Harvard Club of Seattle.



CHARLES LEONARD CHRISTIERNIN

Born at Boston, Mass., Feb. 10, 1878. Parents: Henry Evert Oscar, Rosalie

Wilhelmina (Sundberg) Christiernin. School: English High School,

Boston, Mass.
Degrees: A.B. 1902; M.D. 1906.
Married: Reglna Scott-Hall, Cambridge, Mass., April 6, 1911. Child:

Charles Leonard, Jr., May 25, 1916.
Occupation: Physician.
Address: (home) 25 Curtis Place, Maplewood, N. J.; (business) 1 Madison

Ave., New York, N. Y.

AM assistant medical director. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.,
New York, N. Y.
War Service: Assisted in examination of 2552 applicants for
Plattsburg, and 438 draft board candidates.

Member: Harvard Club, New York; Massachusetts Medical
Society; American Medical Associations; American Association of
Industrial Physicians and Surgeons.



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 99
HARRY CHRISTOPHER CHUBB

Born at Lawrence, Mass., July 6, 1880. Parents: Harry Niles, Clara
Emily (Taylor) Chubb. High School, Lawrence, Mass.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; A.M. 1903; LL.B. 1908.

Married: Blanche Roberts, Brookline, Mass., Sept. 14, 1910.

Business : Lawyer.

Address: (home) 149 Berkeley St., Lawrence, Mass.; (business) 327 Bay

State Bldg., Lawrence, Mass.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]

War Service: Was Four Minute speaker in campaigns for all
Liberty Loans. Served as chairman, Local Board for Division No.
1, City of Lawrence, Mass., from June, 1917, to March, 1919. My
work on the Exemption Board was of the usual character, except
that of the 8500 registrants almost exactly fifty per cent were not
citizens of this country; and most of this fifty per cent were unable
to read or write English. This made the work more difi&cult than
in the usual Exemption Board.

Member: Home Club of Lawrence, Mass.



MORTON LE BARON CHURCH

Born at Taunton, Mass., May 10, 1881. Parents: Thomas LeBaron, Louisa
(Elliot) Church. School: Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Helen Graham Schartle, Asheville, N.C. Oct. 4, 1919. Child:
Morton LeBaron, Jr., July 6, 1921.

Occupation: Cotton Yarn Commission Business.

Address: (home) Charlotte, N. C. (business) Catlin & Co., 903 Commer-
cial Bank Bldg., Charlotte, N. C.

SOON after graduation from College I decided to take up cotton
manufacturing as an occupation. In preparation for this I
spent two years at the New Bedford Textile School, following this
with two years of practical work in the card room of a yarn mill in
Taunton. After the mill work I went into the Mason Machine
Works as an erector of cotton mill machinery. As most of the new
machinery was being sent to southern mills it was not long before
I )Went to South Carolina to erect spinning frames. Seve9:al
months of this work in the South showed me the advantages of
cotton manufacturing in that part of the country so I decided to
stay there permanently.

For ten years beginning in October, 1909, I was treasurer and



100 CLASS OF 1902— SIXTH REPORT

manager of a yarn mill located at Marshall, in the mountains of
Western North Carolina. I found the climate there both in Sum-
mer and Winter very agreeable and living in a mountainous
country particularly interesting, but as I had an opportunity in
1919 to sell out my interest in the mill at an attractive price and
go into the cotton yarn commission business as representative of an
eastern firm, I moved to Charlotte in August of that year and am
still living here.

My principal interest outside of business has been natural history,
particularly mammalogy, and I have a collection of skins
of considerable size. Specimens in the collection collected by my-
self are from eastern Canada and various places south along the
Atlantic Coast region to Southern Florida. Ever since taking a
course in meteorology in College I have kept up my interest in
this subject and was an observer for the weather bureau while at
Marshall.

The only public office I have held is that of commissioner of the
Town of Marshall, N. C.

War Service: Worked on executive committee, Madison County
Chapter, American Red Cross, Marshall, N. C. Was County chair-
man. Liberty Loan Committee, Madison County. Served as private
in North Carolina Reserve Militia (Home Guard).

Member: Harvard Club, Boston; Boston Society of Natural His-
tory, Winthrop Club of Taunton, Mass.; American Museum of Nat-
ural History, New York; Biological Society of Washington; South-
ern Manufacturers Club of Charlotte; Appalachian Mountain Club.



LOUIS CRAWFORD CLARK, JR.

Born at New York, N. Y., Jan. 18, 1881. Parents: Louis Crawford,
Marian de Forest (Cannon) Clark. School: Pomfret School, Pomfret,
Conn.

Degree:, A.B. 1902.

Married: Frances Stokes, Philadelphia, Pa., May 6, 1915. CmLDREN:
Frances Ellen, Feb. 13, 1916; Louis Crawford, 3d, Feb. 21, 1918.

Occupation : Banker.

Address: (home) Roslyn, N. Y., (business) 51 fFall St., New York, N. Y.

IN the Autumn of 1902 I entered the employ of Clark, Dodge
& Co., bankers, and became a member of the firm in 1909. I
have continued in this position since that time.

I am extremely fond of fishing and shooting, and have made
a number of trips to Canada, Scotland, and to the South and West



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 101

for that purpose. I have made about a half a dozen trips to Europe
since leaving college, and have been as far east as Constantinople,
and have also been pretty well all over the United States on either
business or pleasure.

War Service: Held rank of Lieutenant, U. S. N. R. F., Office of
Naval Intelligence, from August, 1918, to Jan. 1, 1919. Was lo-
cated at various times at Washington, D. C, Boston, Mass., and
Cleveland, 0. Honorably discharged from the U. S. N. R. F., Dec.
31, 1918.

MfiMBER: Knickerbocker, Racquet and Tennis, Piping Rock,
Meadowbrook, and Harvard Clubs.



MIAL VERROCCHIO CLARK

Born at Blissfield, Mich., Aug. 30, 1872. Parents: Nathan Norton, Carrie

Mary (Baker) Clark. School: High School, Plymouth, Mich.
Degree: Litt.B. (Albion, Mich.) 1900.
Unmarried.

Occupation: Real estate broker.
Address: 3760 Third Ave., Detroit, Mich.

THE Secretary has asked us to make this report "more interest-
ing" in place of the "colorless biographies" of former years,
so Fll try my luck.

An '02 man rang my door bell the other day and a small man
with thin hair and a serious look opened the door — that's Clark,
the former "Harvard Laimdry" man.

"What have I been doing the last 20 years?"

"Well it took nearly half of that time to get over the effect of
going to school."

"What do I mean?"

"I mean this," said I; "When the schools got through padding
me on the low spots and cutting me down on the bad spots I was
so nearly dead that I could hardly stagger under the ponderous
degree they gave me, so it took a long time to recover. In other
words academic college life does not fit a man to make a living
or to make a success of life. In some ways it helps him, but not
in proportion to the time it takes, and in other ways it actually
unfits him."

"What did I do next?"

"Well I thought it would be nice to own some property, so I
worked and saved, and one day I walked out in my own back yard,
and a dirty little urchin was hanging over my fence and piped
out at me in long drawn whining tones — 'I — know— what — you —



102 CLASS OF 1902— SIXTH REPORT

are. — You're — a — l-a-n-d — 1-o-r-d-!' And since then the whole
nation has taken up the small boy's tone and sung epithets of still
greater odium. So this is the reward of one of my ambitions."

However it gives me a comfortable living, with time to read, to
write and to study, and time to use my rod and gun.

Then we had a long talk about big game, rifles, fly rod fishing for
bass, and a hot argument about higher education.



CURTIS LIVINGSTON CLAY

Born: Philadelphia, Pa., June 5, 1880. Parents: Richard Wells, Eleanor

{Boyd) Clay. School: DeLancey School, Philadelphia, Pa.
Degrees: (c. 1898.1900) ; LL.B. (Univ. Pa.) 1903.
Married: Laura Lloyd Coates, Ardmore, Pa., Oct. 14, 1909. Children:

Eleanor, Oct. 12, 1910; Dorothy, Dec. 13, 1912; Curtis L. Jr., Aug. 12,

1919.
Occupation: Assistant Treasurer.
Address: {home) 122 Valley Road, Ardmore, Pa.; {business) 232 Walnut

St., Philadelphia, Pa.



AFTER leaving college at the end of my sophomore year I en-
tered the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania, from
which I graduated in 1903, and was admitted to the bar the same
year. A few years of waiting for clients who did not materialize
convinced me that I would never make much of a success as a
lawyer, so in the Fall of 1907 I obtained a very modest job in an
insurance office in Philadelphia. In February, 1908, I went to New
York, where I spent four years in the marine adjusting business,
and on January 1, 1912, I returned to Philadelphia as manager of
the marine claims department of the Insurance Co. of North
America, and have since become assistant treasurer of that company.

In addition to my work and my family, my main interests are
golf in summer and skating in winter. My life has been very un-
eventful, and devoid of any incidents of general interest.

War Service: Was a member of Home Defense Police of Penn-
sylvania.

Member: Union, Cricket, and University Barge Clubs; Phila-
delphia Skating Club.



JOHN HENRY CLIFFORD

Born at New Bedford, Mass., May 7, 1879. Parents: Walter, Harriet

{Randall) Clifford. School: Groton School, Groton, Mass.
Degree: A.B. 1902.



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 103

Unmarried.
Occupation : Lawyer.

AdiDREss: {home) 127 Hawthorn St., Ndv Bedford^ Mass.; (business)
Masonic Building, New Bedford, Mass.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]



War Service: Enlisted in U. S. A. on May 11, 1917; was at
Plattsburg from May to August, 1917; was attached to 301st In-
fantry at Camp Devens and later at St. Amand and Mt. Rond,
France, from August, 1917, to September, 1918; was assigned to
G-2, G. H. Q., A. E. F., Chaumont, France in September, 1918,
and served with that unit until July, 1919. Held rank in turn of
2d Lieutenant, 1st Lieutenant, and Captain, Infantry. Received
discharge on July 8, 1919.



JOHN CANDLER COBB, JR.

Born at Brookline, Mass., Dec. 18, 1880. Parents: John Sandler, Leonore
(Smith) Cobb. School: Volkmanns School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: (s. 1898-1909.)

Married: Mary Louise King, Chicago, III., Dec. 16, 1909. Children:
Margaret Victoria, Aug. 18, 1914; Kenneth Wilson, Feb. 22, 1919.

Occupation: Advertising.

Address: (home) 615 Elm St., Winnetka, III.; (business) 14 E. Jackson
Blvd., Chicago, III.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]



OREN HOWARD COBB

Born at Cornwall, N. Y., April 27, 1880. Parents: Oren, Adele (Bisbee)

Cobb. School: Riverview Academy, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.
Degrees: A.B. 1902; M.D. (Johns Hopkins) 1906.
Unmarried.

Occupation: Physician and superintendent.
Address: Syracuse State School for Mental Defectives, Syracuse, N.Y.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]

War Service: Psychiatrist Medical Advisory Board, Syracuse,
N. Y.

Member: Harvard and University Clubs of Syracuse; Syracuse
Academy of Medicine; American Psychiatric Association.



104 CLASS OF 1902— SIXTH REPORT



PAUL NAYLOR COBURN

Born at Lowell, Mass., Oct. 14, 1879. Parents: Enoch Frank, Lydia Mary

(Naylor) Coburn. School: Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.
Degree: A.B. 1902 (1903).
Unmarried.
Occupation : None.
Address: 1 West 5ith St., New York, N.Y.



[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]



FRANCIS PARKMAN COFFIN

Born at Brookline, Mass., April 5, 1880. Parents: Charles Pratt, Grace
(Parkman) Coffin. School: St. Paul's School, Concord, N. H.

Degree: S.B. 1903.

Married-; Miriam Gage, Cambridge, Mass., April 10, 1920. Child:
Francis Parkman, Jr., July 31, 1921.

Occupation: Electrical engineer.

Address: (home) 1 Glenwood Blvd., Schenectady, N. Y.; (business) General
Electric Company, Research Laboratory, Schenectady, N. Y.

DID some traveling and spent a year and a half in the student's
course in the testing department of the General Electric Co.
at Schenectady, during my first few years out of college. Research
work in electrical and mechanical engineering, physics and chemistry
constitute my profession at present. My specialties include prob-
lems in power generation and fuel utilization.

Automobiling, tramping, canoeing and skiing, also natural his-
tory, including botany and geology, are my interests outside of my
work. Traveled in Florida and Cuba in 1904; spent four months
in Europe in 1906, and one month in 1911, a month in Colorado
in 1908, and a similar trip in the Northwest and to Southern Alaska
in 1909. Visited Quebec and Maritime Provinces in 1910. Spent
a month in Jamaica and a trip to Panama and Costa Rica in 1915.

War Service: Assisted Hudson Maxim, member of U. S. Naval
Consulting Board in some fuel investigations. Also cooperated
with the Submarine Defense Association in similar lines.

Publications: Articles on engineering subjects in Harvard
Engineering Magazine, General Electric Review, Power, Chemical
& Metallurgical Engineering, Combustion, Gas Age. Collected
and edited a series of articles in the General Electric Review, dur-
ing 1917, 1918 and 1919, on "Methods for More Efficiently Utiliz-
ing our Fuel Resources." I have recently completed a compre-
hensive review of this subject in the form of a contribution of four



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 105

chapters to a composite treatise on '"American Fuels" which is be-
ing edited by R. F. Bacon & W. A. Hamor of the Mellon Institute
of Industrial Research, of the University of Pittsburgh, Fa. These
four chapters constitute about one-third of the entire treatise, and
the book will be published in the spring of 1922 by the McGraw-
Hill Book Co., of New York. The titles of my chapters are as fol-
lows: (5) An Economic Review of Coal Preparation and the Use
of Coal on a Multiple Product Basis. (6) The Distillation of Coal
at Low Temperatures. (8) Finely Divided Fuels. Several ex-
cerpts from these chapters have already been published in the tech-
nical magazines mentioned above.

Member: Mohawk Golf Club; American Institute of Electrical
Engineers; American Electrochemical Society; National Electric
Light Association; Eastern New York Local sections of American
Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Chemical Society.



FRANCIS WILLIAM COKER

Born at Society Hill, S. C, Nov. 1, 1878. Parents: William Caleb, Mary
Ervin (Mclver) Coker. School: Darlington Public Schools, Darling-
ton, S. C.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; A.B. (North Carolina) 1899; Ph.D. (Columbia) 1910.

Married: Helene Ruth Patton, Columbus, 0., July 6, 1916. Children:
Francis William, Jr., Sept. 23, 1917; Martha Patton, Sept. 26, 1921.

Occupation: Teacher.

Address: (home) 398 W. 9th Ave., Columbus, O.; (business) Ohio State
University, Columbus, O.

SPENT three years in graduate study at Columbia University.
Since then I have taught political science: two years at the Uni-
versity of Missouri, two years at Princeton, one year at Yale and
Columbia, and ten years at Ohio State University. Was secretary-
treasurer of the Ohio Municipal League for three years.

Except trying to play the piano and to play golf, I have no hob-
bies. Have not traveled much: spent a few months in Europe.

War Service: Auxiliary war service in 1918: some investi-
gation and writing for the National Board for Historical Service.

Publications: Books: "Organismic Theories of the State;"
New York, 1910, Longmans; "Readings in Political Philosophy,"
New York, 1914, Macmillan. Articles: "Administration of Local
Taxation in Ohio," in Annals of American Academy of Political
and Social Science, 1913; "Interworkings of State Administration
and Direct Legislation," ibid., 1916; "Safeguarding the Petition in
the Initiative and Referendum." American Political Science Review,



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Vol. X. 1916; "The Formation of the Balkan Alliance of 1912,"
in Handbook for the Diplomatic History of Europe, Asia and
Africa 1870-1914, Government printing office, 1918; "The Tech-
nique of the Pluralistic State," American Political Science Review,
Vol. XV., 1921; "Progress in Municipal Civil Service," National
Municipal Review, Vol. V, 1916, and Vol. VI, 1917; '^Adminis-
trative Reorganization in Ohio," American Political Science Re-
view, Vol. XVI., 1922.

Member: American Political Science Association; National
Municipal League; Saturday Club (Columbus, 0.).



CLARENCE CONANT COLBY

Born at Boston, Mass., June 9, 1879. Parents: George William, Florence
Isabel (Partridge) Colby. School: Roxbury Latin School, Boston,
Mass.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; LLjB. 1908.

Married: Nellie Harriet Hopewell, Newton, Mass., Dec. 14, 1910 (died
1920) ; Beatrice Marion Lowell, Newton, Mass., June 23, 1921. Cnm-
dren: Beatrice, Dec. 16, 1911; Elizabeth, July 31, 1915.

Occupation: Lawyer and Manufacturer of Electrical Specialties.

Address: (home) 31 Farlow Road, Newton, Mass.; (business) Canton,
Mass.

AFTER leaving College I turned my attention to law. In the
middle of my second year, however, my interest in the teaching
of boys led me to accept a position in a boys' preparatory school
at Pomfret, Conn. Here and at Tarrytown, N. Y. I spent three
years. I had founded a boys' summer camp at Belgrade, Maine
in 1902, and this work and teaching seemed to work well together.
In 1906, however, I came to the conclusion that I did not care



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