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THERE is very little of my history of any interest to any one.
My life has not been colorless, it has been darned interesting,
and, except within my own home, unhappy enough. But one who
always got a "C" in English cannot hope to transfuse much of that
interest to the printed page. Besides most of the color is in one
way or another connected with what is called the religious side
of life which, for most people, would not add to the interest, so
why should I try? Even if I do try to write something besides
a column of dates, I will probably be charged with preaching out
of season, or with unwarrantably exposing my own sore head.

Nevertheless the lament of the prophet Joel is mine: "Is not
the food cut off before our eyes, joy and gladness from the house
of our God? The seeds rot under their clods; the stores are laid
desolate, the barns are broken down; for the grain is withered.
How do the beasts groan. The herds of cattle are perplexed, be-
cause they have no pasture; yea, the flock of sheep are made des-
olate." I have in mind religious, industrial and economic condi-

During the first few years after leaving college, in St. Paul's
School and, later, in California, I suppose I succeeded in my im-
mediate purpose, that of real and effective teaching, for it ^eems
I have a generally acknowledged reputation of such ability, but
I surely failed in my ultimate goal, that of getting where I could
do my very best work for the world. Knocked out and carried
off the field, as it were. Yes, after twenty years in which to judge
I still insist that the work which of all others I most wanted to do
is the work which the world would have most wanted me to do, if
I had been allowed to do it. But the place could not be found.
Now all sorts of "approved" theology will declare that it was not
so to be by decree of God. Did I not become a minister? Are
God's purposes ever interfered with? Well then that must have
been my work, appointed of heaven! What has New Testament
teaching to do with it? What bearing upon the question has the
life history of the Disciples? Is it not a well known fact that
Jesus was mistaken in thinking that there is a devil who has any
thing to do with world events? Ab-so-lutely! But I disagree.

Well at any rate, whatever may be the philosophy of it, I have
been a minister. The business of a minister is to please his con-
gregation. He does this in many ways. He preaches pretty and
short sermons on the '"old fashioned gospel." He can take any
text, in or out of the Bible, but his theme must always be the same,
that is, "No Matter What You Do, It Is All Right With God."
He must frequently present his compliments to each of his flock.


He must shed a social halo over the "best society" in his parish.
The odor of his sanctity must be sufficient to cover the stink of any
business or political corruption within the shadow of his church.
This is his business. But his profession is to teach God's will,
and to try to lead his people to get his will done on earth. He
is expected to keep right on professing, but to not let it interfere
in any way with his business ! So much for business or profession.

I have overrun the space for hobby. Mine has been to discover
the truth, especially as revealed in Holy Scripture, and to teach
it; with tact and kindness, if possible, but with emphasis. To do
whatever work I have found to do. And to try to believe what
Jesus said about such things as "A servant is not greater than
his Lord. If they persecuted me they will also persecute you; if
they kept my word they will keep yours also."

If I were to tell you all the good things about my son, Paul
Arthur, there would be no room left for any other reports. Suf-
fice it to say that he is the usual wonder, will soon be ready for
Harvard, and will then do his part to help knock the last three
letters out of Yale. My traveling has been confined to North
America and Europe, but it has been considerable. Always in the
line of duty, either of study or work, it has been pleasant, profitable
and inspiring. A list of places visited would be dull reading but
not so the problems of want and longing and sorrow and burden
that I have seen. I trust that I have not usually failed to do some-
thing to make things better for some at least wherever I have
been. In both my teaching and my preaching I have had a chance
to see a lot of my country, east, west, north and south, and to know
more or less well many groups of people. To me this is the most
satisfactory kind of travel. However, it has been a keen regret
to me that often I could not see some Harvard man whom I might
have seen if I could have afforded in time and money a little detour ;
that I could not get to some of the class reunions; that my life
duties have so separated me from Harvard men.

My war service, as such, was nothing. From the beginning and
all through I preached numerous and frequent sermons calculated
to aid in all righteous activities of the war. And I held special
services of intercession and thanksgiving. All these were in va-
rious localities in New York State. Aside from this special work
as a clergyman and the usual work of a patriotic citizen, I gave
no special service, and held no special positions. I did offer my
service to the Army, — the chaplaincy, the Red Cross, and the
teaching services. I was accepted in the last, but not sent.

Besides my regular, and rather full duties as a clergyman, with


some wide responsibilities, I personally managed a good sized farm
for the entire period of the war, with the result of some increase
in production (as well as expense!) and a pretty fair knowledge
of agricultural problems. However, none of this is worth mention-
ing except for the sake of completeness in records. As a recreation
I have painted landscape, and have sometimes exhibited. It means
a pleasure to me if to no one else. I have had great numbers of
friends, most of whom are worth having, and for which I am
thankful. I have also made enemies for which I ought to be thank-
ful I suppose.

Since I have done nothing noteworthy I do not see how this ac-
count can be anything but "dull and colorless." But probably
not many classmates will read it. However in years to come there
are young eyes that will read and hearts that will be interested,
and I want such to know that every time I have received a wound
I got it because I had struck a harder blow to the enemies of
Christ and his teaching of love and service. If they laid me
up it was only for a time. Were it not for this, this biography
would not be worth the time it takes to read it.

Publications: "Percentage and its Application," Bardeen; "The
Church Triumphant," Moorehouse; Magazine articles on religion,
art, teaching, especially, in various periodicals.

Member: Masons: various local clubs.


Born at Taunton, Mass., March 16, 1881. Parents: Ezra, Arabella Mal-

vina {White) Davol. School: High School, Taunton, Mass.
Degree: A.B. 1902 (1903).

Business: Real Estate.
Address: 245 Winthrop St., Taunton, Mass.

REAL estate represents my business activities, while genealogy
and pomology are my hobbies, I have visited the following
places: Southern Canada; Nova Scotia, Saguenay River, Quebec,
Montreal, Victoria, Vancouver; United States: a little in each of
the forty-eight, more particularly, White Mountains, Niagara, Yel-
lowstone, Royal Gorge, Grand Canyon, Yosemite; Mexican border;
Juarez, Tia Juana; Cuba: Havana, Matanzas; Scotland: Edin-
borough, the Lakes, Glascow; England: Liverpool, Chester, Oxford,
Cambridge, Taunton, London; France: Paris, some of the battle-
fields, Fontainebleau, Chartres Cathedral, Nice, and the Corniche
Road; Italy: Rome, Naples, Palmero; Azores: Ponta del Gada.


Membership on the Taunton City Council covers my civic serv-

War Service: Was Assistant Registrar, Ward 1, Taunton, Mass.
Registration Day, Sept. 12, 1918.

Member: Harvard Clubs of Boston and Taunton; Old Colony
Historical Society, Taunton; Harvard Union, Cambridge.


Born at Boston, Mass., Oct. 12, 1880. Parents: William Francis, Lydia
Ward {Jenkins) Day. School: Roxbury Latin School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Lydia Paxton Boyd, Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 29, 1907. Children:
Lydia Paxton, March 8, 1909; Ann Elizabeth, June 30, 1920.

Occupation: Investment securities broker.

Address: (home) 720 Marion St., Denver, Col.; (business) 530 Cooper Bldg.
Denver, Col.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]

War Service: Had charge of the Banking Division for Den-
ver in all Liberty Loan campaigns and War Savings Stamp Drives;
did team work on Red Cross and Y. M. C. A. campaigns.

Member: Denver, Denver Country, Cactus, and Mile High

*i* Herbert De IBtag

Born at Chicago, III., Nov. 24, 1875. Parents: Thomas Dyer, Frances Ma-
tilda (Browning) De Bray. School: Lyons Township High School,
La Grange, III.

Degree: (c. 1898-1900.)


Died at Schuyler, Neb., Aug. 13, 1900.

[The Secretary has been unable to secure an obituary.]


Born at St. Paul, Minn., June 29, 1878. Parents: Cyrus Cole, Julia
(Williamson) De Coster. School: Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter,
N. H.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Jeanne Brulay, Brownsville. Tex., Feb. 15, 1908. Children:
Cyrus Cole, 3rd. Sept. 21, 1914; Mary Jeanne, Jan. 27, 1920.

Occupation: Finance.

Address: (home) 769 Lincoln Ave., St. Paul. Minn.


FOR ten years after graduation I was in the retail furniture
business with my father. Since 1912 I have dabbled in many
things; from land in Mexico to cut over lands on Northern Min-
nesota. Three years were passed in Texas and Mexico, nearly
two in Virginia, part of one in California, two in France, and the
remainder in Minnesota.

War Service: I was in the Supply Department of the Army
and Navy Department of the American Red Cross in France. I was
superintendent of warehouse in the advanced zone; First at Creil,
then at La Ferte Sous Jouarre during July, August, and September,
and next at St. Menehould on the western edge of the Argonne
forest. La Ferte Sous Jouarre is but a few miles from Chateau
Thierry so I was fortunate enough to be near the first American
offensive. Early in November I returned to Paris to open a salvage
warehouse. I returned in January, 1919.


Born at Newport, R.I., March 14, 1880. Parents: Richard Catton, Mary
(Byrd) Derby. School: Lawrenceville School, Laivrenceville, N. J.

Degree: (c. 1898-1900.)

Married: Mabel Dean Gierke, Calais, Me., Sept. 7, 1914.

Occupation: Insurance.

Address: (home) 8 Parkman St., Brookline, Mass.; (business) 99 Milk St.,
Boston, Mass.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]


Born at Boston, Mass., Nov. 15, 1879. Parents: Arthur Lithgow, Agnes

Russell (Elivood) Devens. School: Groton School, Groton, Mass.
Degree: A.B. 1902.
Married: Wenonah Wetmore, New York, N. Y., April 6, 1907. Children:

Arthur Lithgow, Jr., Feb. 15, 1908; Charles, Jan. 1, 1910; Richard,

March 17, 1917; David Wetmore, April 10, 192a.
Occupation: Investment bonds.
Address: (home) 367 Beacon St., Boston, Mass.; (business) Guaranty Co.

of New York, 111 Devonshire St., Boston, Mass.

AFTER graduating from College, I was for about two years
in the Boston office of Bond & Goodwin. After that, went
out to Chicago and worked six months with R. H. Goodell & Co.,
note brokers. Was sent by this firm to open an office for them
in New York City. Not liking certain things about this situation,
I came back to Boston and worked on the Boston Curb for about


one and one-half years. In 1909, I joined the Boston Stock Ex-
change, where I worked for four years as a $2.00 broker. In 1913,
was taken into the firm of Devens, Lyman & Co. In the Fall of
1914, my father having died, I closed up this concern, and entered
the employ of E. H. Rollins & Sons. I worked for them as a bond
salesman from January 1, 1915, to March, 1918. I was then asked
by the Guaranty Trust Co. of New York to act as their correspond-
ent in Boston. I have now worked with this concern almost four
years, and am at present manager of the Boston office of the
Guaranty Co. of New York.

Out door sports of practically all kinds are my recreations.

War Service: Joined the Boston Motor Corps, which was
really the war organization of the old First Corps Cadets, and in
addition I served on several committees to help in the distribution
of the various Liberty Loans.

Member: Somerset, Tennis and Racquet, and Country Clubs;
Harvard Club of New York; Harvard Varsity Club; Republican
Club of Massachusetts.


Born at Chicago, III., Sept. 2, 1879. Parents: Francis Joseph, Hedwig
(Busch) Dewes. School: University School, Chicago, III.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Grace La Pierre Wooldridge, Baltimore, Md., April 6, 1910. Chil-
dren: Grace Hedwig, Jan. 30, 1911; Dorothy Wooldridge, Nov. 26, 1912;
Elizabeth Goode, Oct. 7, 1916.

Occupation : Manufacturer.

Address: (home) 2314 Lincoln Park West, Chicago, III.; (business) 1225
South Campbell Ave., Chicago, III.

IN the Fall of 1902 I entered Northwestern University Law School
in Chicago; while there became a member of a legal fraternity,
and in 1904 went to St. Louis as the delegate of Booth Chapter
at the National Convention. In the Fall of 1904 I left North-
western Law School very unexpectedly to enter business with my
father in the Standard Brewery, and have been in this business
ever since. On January 1, 1922, together with others, I became
interested in the organization of Lewis, Dewes & Co., Inc., invest-
ment securities.

Books, music, and travel, are my hobbies. Since leaving col-
lege I have taken several trips abroad, visiting practically all the
continental countries, Egypt, Greece, etc. I also made a very
interesting trip to the Caribbean Sea and Central and South
America. My children will, unfortunately, not be able to carry


on Harvard traditions as they are all headed for Bryn Mawr, but
I am hoping that they will follow in the footsteps of their mother
and marry Harvard men.

War Service: Worked on all drives as solicitor and later as
vice-chairman in 21st Ward, Chicago. Did Navy recruiting work.

Member: Harvard, and University Clubs of Chicago; Chicago
Yacht Club.


Born at Boston, Mass., April 16, 1880. Parents: Charles Hamlet, Eliza
Williams Stone {Paine) Dewing. School: Cambridge High School,
Cambridge, Mass.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; A.M. 1903; Ph.D. 1905.

Married: Frances Hall Rousmaniere, Boston, Mass., June 3, 1910. Chil-
dren: Mary Stone, March 18, 1911; Abigail Starr, June 1, 1912; Ruth
Rousmaniere, Aug. 31, 1915.

Occupation: Assistant Professor of Economics.

Address: (home) 469 Broadway, Cambridge, Mass.; (business) Upper
Massachusetts Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

THE proper preface to an account of this kind is the altogether
prosaic comment that my biography is of little interest; it is
quite uninteresting and adventureless. After graduation I spent a
year in the Graduate School, and later a year in Germany studying
philosophy. I tutored awhile and taught science in a private
school to keep the pot boiling, meanwhile serving as an assistant
' in philosophy courses at Harvard. For a while I taught philosophy
at Simmons, and then spent some time in Europe. The outstand-
ing feature of this period was a delightful trip through Greece.
In 1911 I decided to teach economics instead of philosophy, and
somewhat later was appointed instructor at Harvard. I was at
Yale for a couple of years, and saw the "bowl" properly baptized
by the victorious Harvard eleven. Not having absorbed enough
of that subtly elusive Yale spirit I was told to return whence I
had come, — a wiser but not a sadder man. Incompatibility of tem-
perament, ran the decree. For three years I lived quietly in Bel-
mont doing some writing and some private work and teaching. I
had devoted quite a little study to the Sherman Act of 1890 and
its judicial interpretation; and a considerable task at this time was
the preparation of the appellant's brief of the facts for a larger
industrial consolidation in its appeal to the United States Supreme
Court from a decree of dissolution. In 1920 I was appointed As-
sistant Professor of Economics at Harvard. Since that time I
have also taught in the Business School. Needless to say I am


especially interested in the ideals of the Business School as inter-
preted by the present Dean, As I understand them they are the
inculcation in college graduates, likely to become business execu-
tives, of the economic and social foundations of modern industry;
and with this goes the belief that the morale of business can be
put on a new and lighter level by developing a professional spirit
among business executives.

My hobbies are few and simple. I am as interested as ever in
mountain climbing and the woods. I don't play golf, nor belong
to a country club. I'm a director of a number of public utilities.
I'm cursed with the collectors' bacillus, — at present it's old colonial
furniture, and if any of you gentlemen know of any old chairs made
here in New England before 1620, please send word.

Publications: Chemistry laboratory note book, L. E. Knott,
Boston; Biology laboratory note book, L. E. Knott, Boston; Intro-
duction to the History of Modern Philosophy, 1903, J. B. Lippincott
& Co., Philadelphia; Life as Reality, 1910, Longman's, New York.
In National Cordage Company, 1913, Harvard University Press,
Cambridge Corporate Promotions and Reorganizations, 1914, Har-
vard University Press, Cambridge; The Financial Policy of Cor-
porations, 5 volumes, 1920, The Ronald Press, New York. Have
also published numerous magazine articles.

Member: American Economic Association; New England His-
torical Geneological society; Massachusetts Society of Mayflower


Born at Honolulu, T. H., April 5, 1875. Parents: Benjamin Franklin,

Emma Louise (Smith) Dillingham. School: High School, Newton,

Degree: (c. 1898-1900).
Married: Louise Olga Gaylord, Florence, Italy, May 2, 1910. ChiIdren:

Lowell, June 17, 1911; Benjamin Franklin, Oct. 14, 1916; Gaylord, April

20, 1918; Elizabeth Louise, Jan. 1, 1921.
Occupation : Financial.
Address: (home) 1200 Punahou St., Honolulu, T.H.; (business) Oahu

Railway and Land Company Station, Honolulu.

SHORTLY after I returned home to Honolulu, Robert W. Atkin-
son, '02 and I organized the Hawaiian Dredging Company and
entered the competitive field of harbor development work on all
the islands of the Territory. The reaction from the rapid develop-
ment of our tropical industries which followed the annexation of
Hawaii to the United States brought about a period of great financial


stress, and for several years, I was deeply involved as treasurer of
sugar and transportation properties. So far as my personal inter-
ests were concerned, conditions were exaggerated through the seri-
ous illness of my father who was obliged to withdraw from business
for a number of years. This resulted in my assuming the control
and management of the interests which he had promoted. During
the last ten years, I have held office and have been actively inter-
ested in the management of banks and trust companies, sugar fac-
tories, transportation and contracting, brokerage, insurance and
land enterprises. Due to the fact that our island community is
small, I have shared with others the responsibility of directing
charitable, civic and educational institutions.

My principal hobby has been the horse, although I have kept
up other of my athletic interests, such as shooting, swimming and
tennis. With others, I have fathered the idea of developing rid-
ers and polo players among the children. The theory that young-
sters who commence polo at ten years of age would not only develop
into good players but would derive a distinct educational value
from such training, has worked out successfully. My three boys,
while only youngsters, are definite in their plans to go to Harvard.
It will be a disappointment if at least one of them does not live
up to the athletic traditions of Harvard men from Hawaii. Whether
Betty-Lou elects Radcliffe is a matter as yet very problematical.

My travels have been limited to one trip to Europe, many cross-
ings of the Pacific between Hawaii and the mainland of the United
States, and numerous trips across the American continent. A
rough mileage estimate would total something like 100,000 miles.

I was executive officer of the Territorial Immigration Board in
1908 and 1909; special representative of the Territorial Board of
Health during the epidemic of yellow fever in 1911; vice-president
of Palama Social Settlement for six years; chairman of the Hawaii
Emergency Labor Commission, appointed by the Governor and
Legislature of the Territory, in 1921 and 1922.

Probably the biggest work with which I have been connected
was the development of the Pearl Harbor Naval Station on the Is-
land of Oahu, which took ten years to complete. This included the
opening of a five-mile channel into the harbor; the construction of
a one-thousand-foot graving dock, then the largest in America; the
reclamation of a large area of land and the building of barracks,
wharves, and marine railways.

War Service: Entered the U. S. Army with the rank of Captain,
Q. M. C, as a reserve officer, on June 1, 1917; was called into ac-
tive service on July 24, 1918. Reported for duty at Washington,


D. C, to the Quartermaster General of the Army on August 9, 1918,
and was assigned to duty with the Motor Transport Service. Com-
missioned as Major, Q. ML C, on October 21, 1918. Was Acting
Chief of the Training Branch, Motor Transport Corps, until honor-
ably discharged on December 20, 1918. Prior to entering the
army, I took part in all Red Cross and Liberty Loan drives in

Member: Harvard Club, India House, and the American Natu-
ral History Society, New York; Racquet and Army and Navy Clubs,
Washington, D. C; Bohemian Club, San Francisco, Calif.; Pacific,
Commercial, Oahu Country, University, Hawaii Polo and Racing,
and Social Science Clubs, Daughters and Sons of Hawaiian War-
riors, and the American Legion, all of Honolulu.


Born at New York, N. Y., Oct. 5, 1880. Parents: Morgan, Emily Woolsey
(Soutter) Dix. School: Groton School, Groton, Mass.; Cutler's School,
New York, N. Y.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Sophie Wither spoon Townsend, New York, N. Y., Oct. 10, 1910.

Occupation: Banking and finance.

Address: 119 East 79th St., New York, N. Y.

R. DIX went abroad the end of November with his wife, for
pleasure. He is a vestryman of Trinity Church, and a man-
ager of St. Luke's Hospital.

Born: at Pau, France, Nov. 21, 1880. Parents: Richard Cowell, Ellen
Sturgis (Tappan) Dixey. School: Noble's School, Boston, Mass.;
Mochmann's School, Dresden, Germany.

Degree: A.B. 1902.


Died at Seoul, Korea, July 26, 1905.

AFTER graduation Dixey entered the Harvard Law School, and
his summer vacations were mostly passed with his family at
Lenox, Mass. He was a fearless rider, and several years before
had started the Berkshire Hunt at Lenox. He was a member of
First Corp Cadets, Massachusetts Volunteers, and a marksman No.
1. In February, 1905, he was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar
as attorney and counsellor-at-law, and in March he accepted the
position of private secretary to the Hon. Edwin V. Morgan, United


States Minister to Korea. Having lived much in Europe, he spoke
French and German equally well, and a journey around the world,
made after passing his examinations for Harvard College, developed
the interest in the Far East and in diplomacy, which he had had
as a boy. Arrived at Seoul, he threw himself, with enthusiasm,
into his work, revised the archives of the Legation and made himself
most useful to his chief. By his charm of manner, tact and love
of sport, he made many friends, both in and outside the diplomatic
corps, in the short time he was in Korea, so that when he died
of heart failure, after an illness of eight days, the greatest sym-

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