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pathy was shown and sorrow that one so young, so handsome and
so promising should be so suddenly cut down. He was given a
military funeral; the emperor of Korea sent a representative, and
Korean officials of high rank, the diplomatic corps, officers of the
Army and Navy, a Roman Catholic and English Protestant Bishop
and Roman Catholic Sisters of Mercy were present. Our American
Bishop conducted the services and his body, wrapped in an Ameri-
can flag, was borne to his grave on the shoulders of United States
marines, who fired volleys over it. Five months later, his body
still wrapped in his country's flag and guarded by a United States
marine, was sent to San Francisco in a United States man-of-war,
and a second burial service was held in the Appleton Chapel of
Harvard University on December 29, 1905, when fifty of his class-
mates followed him, carried by eight of his best friends, up the
aisle. His body was then cremated at Mt. Auburn and his ashes
were buried in the little hill churchyard at Lenox, Mass., overlook-
ing that lovely valley with his home, Tanglewood, in the distance.
He was a member of the Tennis and Racquet Club, Boston, Mass.;
Lenox Club, Berkshire Hunt, and Lenox Golf Club of Lenox, Mass.



ALBERT DODGE

Born at Gloucester, Mass., Jan 19, 1879. Parents: Albert. Abbie (Gott)

Dodge. School: Public Schools, Gloucester, Mass.
Degree: S.B. 1902.

Married: Ethel B. Jacobs, Gloucester, Mass., Sept. 8, 1917.
Occupation: Architect and engineer.
Address: (home) 1834 Caton Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y.; (business) 47 IForth

St., New York, N. Y.; (permanent) do United Security Trust Co., 605

Chestnut St. Philadelphia, Pa.

THE first few years after leaving College were devoted to prac-
tise mining engineering in the West. In 1908, I went in part-
nership with Howard E. Shore, class 1899. We established the



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architectural and engineering firm of Shore and Dodge, Philadel-
phia, Pa. When the U. S. entered the war we closed the office,
and both of us entered the Army, serving with it overseas. On re-
turning the firm was dissolved, and I entered the firm of G. H.
Strawbridge & Co., Inc., cotton converters. New York City, with
whom I am now associated.

Steam automobiles are my hobby. I was active in the so-called
Plattsburgh Movement in Philadelphia during 1915—1916.

War Service: Commissioned Captain, Infantry, 0. R. C, Nov.
9, 1916. Called to active duty. May 7, 1917, and assigned to com-
mand of 3rd. Co. Inf., 4th Prov. Regt., Fort Niagara, N. Y. Trans-
ferred August 15, to 79th. Div. Camp Meade, Md., and assigned
to 316th. Infantry. Assigned to duty as Regimental Adjutant, which
post I held until promoted to Major, Jan. 1, 1918, and assigned
to command 2nd. Battalion, 316th, Infantry. Sailed overseas June
30, 1918, and served with the regiment in France. Transferred
August 31, and assigned to duty as Provost Marshal of London,
England, where I remained until transferred to American Rest
Camp, Winchester, England, in command of the American Military
Prison, which post I held until Jan. 22, 1919, when I was ordered
to return to the U. S. Discharged Feb. 4, 1919, recommissioned
Major, Infantry R. C, March 8, 1919.

Member: American Society Mechanical Engineers, New York
City; University Club, Philadelphia.



MONCENA MILES DODGE

Born at CarmeU Me., March 24, 1874. Parents: George Ellsivorth, Levisa

Victoria (Tasker) Dodge. School: Maine Wesley an Seminary, Kent's

Hill, Me.
Degrees: (c. 1897-1899); A.B. {George Washington Univ.) 1912; LL.B.

(National Univ.) 1913; Harvard Graduate School Arts and Sciences,

1915-16.
Married: Mrs. Stella Lee Stevenson, June, 1904. Children: (Step)

Margaret Irving; baby, March, 1905 (died).
Occupation: Lawyer.
Address: (home) 12 Highland Ave., Beverly, Mass.; (business) 717-721

Old South Bldg., Boston, Mass.

IN May, 1899, I left College to accept a Federal Government
appointment, having passed a Civil Service Examination in Bos-
ton. This appointment, however, came as a surprise to me, for I
had taken the examination more to see what it was like, and had
expected to complete college work at Harvard. For several years
I audited customs accounts in the Treasury Department, auditing



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those of leading ports like Chicago, and at times New York and
San Francisco. While in Washington, I studied for the years 1899
to 1903 at Columbian (Now George Washington) University, and
Columbian and National University Law Schools.

Resigned position to accept position as Auditor for Phelps-
Dodge Co., Copper mine and railroad owners; went to Arizona
for the company. Passed bar examination and was admitted to
practice in Arizona; handled private matters, not engaging in
active practice there, except to win one $36,000.00 case for
commission for sale of a silver and gold mine. Later moved to
Los Angeles; studied law there one year, with prominent lawyer,
passed bar examination and was admitted to practice before all
Courts, both State and Federal. Maintained my own office for
over three years. Was president of several corporations, and one
of the attorneys for a large land company. Also filled offices of
deputy county assessor for Los Angeles County, and Special
assistant to the county auditor and county tax collector. Took
active interest in public affairs; spoke in Municipal and State
campaigns.

Came East on business; received a government appointment in
February, 1912, and was transferred by executive order of President
Taft to my present position, — U. S. Naturalization Examiner — was
assigned first to the Pittsburgh, Pa., District; handled naturaliza-
tion cases before the courts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York,
West Virginia, Kentucky and Maryland; was transferred to the
New England District, with headquarters at Boston in May, 1913,
and have handled these cases before the courts of all of New
England States since that time. Am also a member of the bar of
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

I also found some time, notwithstanding the fact that I was very
busy with my official duties, to do some work in 1915-6 at Harvard
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences toward an A. M. degree.
Previously, when I returned to Washington, February to June 1912,
I completed very little work remaining when I left in 1903, and
received degree of A. B. at George Washington University in June,

1912, and LL.B. at National University Law School in June,

1913. I still have interests in California and spent six months
there on leave of absence from December, 1920, to June, 1921, at
Los Angeles.

My travels have been confined to the United States, Canada, and
Mexico. Have made nine round trips across the continent, — and
been in every State except Montana. Have no special hobbies,
but enjoy nearly everything that a normal man does.



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War Service: Have been United States Naturalization Exam-
iner, Naturalization Service, New England District, with Head-
quarters at Boston, Mass., since 1913. My duties are to examine
petitioners for citizenship; to appear as representative of the
Government in the Federal and State Courts, and examine the
petitioners and their witnesses in Open Court, — both civilian
and soldier cases. Have been instrumental in admitting to citizen-
ship a number of thousand soldiers, and there are still many
honorably-discharged soldier cases coming before the courts.

Member: North Shore, Salem, Los Angeles, and Washington
(D. C.) Harvard Clubs; Masonic Societies.

ERNEST IRVING DOE

Born at Roslindale, Mass., Dec. 22, 1878. Parents: Samuel Winslow,
Phebe Andreivs (Estes) Doe. School: High School, Waltham, Mass.

Degree: S.B. 1902.

Married: Maude Ethel Atwood, Waltham, Mass., May 10, 1905.

Occupation: Connected with management of public service corporations.

Address: (home) 119 Robbins St., Waltham, Mass.; (business) 147 Milk
St., Boston, Mass.

SHORTLY after graduation I was fortunate in obtaining a posi-
tion with the firm of Stone and Webster of Boston, who were
engaged in engineering and the management of public utilities lo-
cated in various parts of the United States. For the first few
years I was with this firm I was employed in their student's training
course and in experimental work, and later acted as secretary for
certain of their executive offices.

I have continued with Stone and Webster since graduation and for
several years past have been connected with their corporation de-
partment on work relating to the organization of companies and the
issue of securities for the various public service corporations under
their management. The work is varied and presents constantly new
and interesting problems and ideas.

Time prevents me from having several hobbies which appeal to me
strongly. My greatest pleasure outside of home ties is to motor to
my summer home in the quiet little town of Nelson, New Hamp-
shire, in the Monadnock region, where I can enjoy the beautiful
country.

The years have passed swiftly and have brought pleasures and
sorrows with them. My life has been a busy one for which I am
glad. Particularly have I enjoyed from time to time having some
of my old friends in the engineering course drop in to see me when
they have come to Boston.



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WILLIAM OLIVER DOHERTY

Born at Marblehead, Mass., March 27, 1877. Parents: Edward William,

Evaline (Bessom) Doherty. School: Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter,

N. H.
Degree: (s. 1898-1902.)
Married: Martha Elizabeth Parker, Marblehead, Mass., Nov. 30, 1909.

Children: Evelyn Frances, March 13, 1911; Martha Elizabeth, May 5,

1914.
Occupation: Design of Marine Appliances.
Address: (home) 103 Elm St., Marblehead, Mass.; (business) General

Electric Co., Lynn, Mass.

THE greater part of my time during the past twenty years has
been devoted to the design and development of machinery of
one sort or another. As related in the Quindecennial Report, I
worked along those general lines with the Vaughn Machine Co.,
of Peabody, Mass., the New England Tel. and Tel. Co., and the
Fore River Shipbuilding Co., where I was engaged on the construc-
tion of the North Dakota, the Rivadavia, and the yacht Aloha. I
had some experience in the manufacture of shoes as a member of
the Parker Shoe Co. of Marblehead, and worked at the United Shoe
Machinery plant at Beverly until 1917.

War Service: Since the close of the War I have been at the
River Works Plant of the General Electric Co. at Lynn, supervising
work on the design and construction of so called marine appliances
for the U. S. Navy. My principal pastime has been yachting.
Was employed at the Burgess Co. and Curtis Plants and at Akron
0. on the construction of airplanes and dirigible balloons. Among
the air ships that I helped to build were the C-5, lost at Halifax,
and the C-10, which has recently made the first flight inflated with
the noninflammable Helium gas.

Member: Boston Yacht Club.



DENNIS SAWYER DOWNES

Born at Derby, Conn., Nov. 15, 1879. Parents: William Howe, Helen
Louise (Sawyer) Downes. Schools: Boston Latin School and Hil-
dreth's School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Marion Pearl Lee, Pasadena, Calif., Dec. 5, 1906.

Occupation: Orange grower.

Address : Glendora, Calif.



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AFTER an attempt at office work (Little Brown & Co.), my eyes
gave out, and I migrated to California, where I purchased an
orange grove. This life has a certain amount of leisure which I
fondly expected to turn to advantage, but the climate (upon which
all the circumstances are always laid in Calif.) produced an effect
reminiscent of "Who doth ambition shun and loves to lie i' the
sun?" Hence the stream of publications that have not issued from
my pen.

My hobby has been writing, which, aside from the expense, I do
not hesitate to recommend to the younger generation. In 1913 I
visited England and France, and was again in France, under less
agreeable circumstances, in 1917.

War Service: For three months in 1917 (June to September)
I was an ambulancier at the Red Cross hospital at Neuilly-sur-
Seine.

Member: Los Angeles University Club (non-resident).



RICHARD WIGGIN DROWN

Born at Lynn, Mass., Sept. 8, 1879. Parents: Francis Perkins, Celia
(Atwood) Drown. School: Classical High School, Lynn, Mass.

Degree: 5.5. 1902.

Married: Florence Dustin Parker, Lynn, Mass., Jan. 14, 1903. Children:
Selwyn Parker, May 28, 1905; Barbara, March 27, 1914.

Occupation: Theatrical Enterprises.

Address: (home) 4 Palmer Ave., Swampscott, Mass.

ALTHOUGH I took the mechanical engineering course at Col-
lege, and although I have always had a great interest in en-
gineering, there was born, very early in my life, a keen desire
to some day be a theatrical owner and manager. For the first two
years after graduating I worked as draughtsman, office clerk, shop
superintendent and automobile salesman, then I settled down for
a spell and spent nine years as a contracting engineer. Then
came my chance to realize my dream. I leased a theater in Cam-
bridgeport, and began my career as a show-man, by giving a contin-
uous moving picture show from 10 A. M. to 10 P. M. for ten cents,
children five cents; that was on January 27, 1913. From this small
start a circuit of theaters showing moving pictures and vaudeville
grew, and the years spent in this business were very enjoyable years
to me.

I sold my entire interest in the theatrical business in July, 1921,
and since then have been resting and waiting for business conditions
to approach normal before again entering some field of work. It



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is said, "Once a showman, always a showman," and I suppose even
though my work may be along other lines, at heart I shall always
be a "showman."

My chief hobby is my house and family, and I find with two
healthy, active youngsters, plenty of recreation. Fishing and tramp-
ing are family hobbies, and of course that means we're all good
fisherman. I haven't grown any whiskers, haven't many wrinkles,
am not bald headed, hair is still dark, am not fat, and am still as
active as ever, so if you see any one that looks like I did twenty
years ago; it's a hundred to one shot it's me!

BENJAMIN WILLIAM DUDLEY

Born at Lexington, Ky., July 18, 1878. Parents: Benjamin William, Maria
Barr (Hunt) Dudley. School: Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.

Degrees: (s. 1898-1900) ; M.D. (Columbia) 1904.

Married: Ethel Cross Slingluff, Baltimore, Md., Feb. 21, 1905. Children:
Benjamin William Jr., Jan. 6, 1906; Fielder Cross, Jan. 4, 1911.

Occupation: Oil refining.

Address: (home) Short Hills, N. J.; (business) 110 William St., New York,
N. Y.

AFTER leaving Harvard University, I entered the medical de-
partment of Columbia University, known as the College of
Physicians and Surgeons, where I spent four years in the study of
medicine, graduating in 1904. After that I spent one year in
Roosevelt and Post Graduate Hospitals in New York, gaining prac-
tical experience. I then returned to my home in Lexington, Ky.,
prepared to practice my profession, but there met an old friend, a
schoolmate of mine from Andover, who persuaded me to join him
in an oil enterprise he was just starting. I became vice-president
of the Indian Refining Co., an oil producing, refining, and market-
ing company, operating in Kentucky and Illinois, and remained in
that capacity from 1905 until 1914, when I was elected president of
the Prudential Oil Corporation, an oil refining and marketing com-
pany, operating in New York, and Baltimore, Md., which position I
now hold.

I haven't any hobbies that I know of, although I wish I had, and
shall attempt to cultivate one or more, for it is very desirable for
business and professional men beyond middle life to have a hobby,
as this affords great mental relaxation. My older boy is now at-
tending St. Paul School, and this last Fall was full-back on the St.
Paul team. Have been abroad five times on business trips, visiting
England, Scotland, Ireland, Belgium, Holland, France, Germany,
Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.



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I should like to see more general athletics at college and less
special concentration on one team, more like the system at St.
Paul's School, where every boy is required to participate in several
forms of athletics. I should also like to have college boys told
about sex questions and sex hygiene, and not get their information
on these important subjects from street corners, as at present.

War Service: Enlisted on Oct. 24, 1918, in Field Artillery
Central Officers' Training School, Camp Taylor, Louisville, Ky., as
a private. Was mustered out on Dec. 3, 1918.

Member: Short Hills, Baltusrol Golf, and Maryland Clubs;
American Legion.



HARRY CHITTENDEN DUDLEY

Born at Guilford, Conn., July 31, 1878. Parents: James A., Emmeline
(Griswold) Dudley. School: Belmont School, Belmont, Calif.

Degree: S.B. 1902.

Married: Marjorie Congdon, Duluth, Minn., Dec. 31, 1917. Child: James
Chittenden, May 11, 1921.

Occupation: Mining engineer.

Address: (home) 2714 E 1th St., Duluth, Minn.; (business) 704 Lonsdale
Bldg., Duluth, Minn.

AFTER leaving college, I immediately entered the practice of
my profession of a mining engineer, and am still engaged in
it, more particularly in the business of mining and exploring for
new mines in various places. My business and professional ex-
perience follows. From 1902 to 1905, was a mining engineer with
the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Co., at Ishpeming and Ironwood, Mich.
1905 to 1908: superintendent of the Canisteo and Walker Mines, on
the Meseba Range; at Coleraine, Minn., for the Oliver Iron Mining
Co., a subsidiary of the U. S. Steel Corporation. From 1908 until
1911 superintendent Hill Mine at Marble, Minn, for same company.
1911 and 1912 we spent in Brazil and the Argentines, scouting for
mines for a syndicate which I represented. After my return to the
United States, I continued scouting in the United States, Canada, and
Mexico. In 1916, I opened an office as consulting engineer, and soon
after also commenced operating a small iron mine on the Meseba
Range for myself under the name of the Sachen Iron Co. I also
formed a small exploration company which developed some low
grade iron ore, and am interested in several iron ore explora-
tions.

After my return from the Army, I spent much of the years, 1919,
1920, and 1921 in Mexico, where together with my associates we



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formed the Lamentation Syndicate, which has now developed into
the Ahumada Lead Co., and the Erupcion Mining Co., which have
developed a good lead silver mine in Northern Chihuahua. Under
the name of The Gia. Del Ferro Carril De Chihuahua Y Oriente,
we are now building a short standard gauge railway from the main
line of the Mexican Central Railway to the Erupcion Mine, fifty
miles across the desert from the line of the Mexican Central Rail-
way, in the direction of the Rio Grande. I am also engaged in
exploring a gold mine in California, and am interested in a similar
exploration in Canada.

Am fond of riding, hunting and fishing, and any sort of explor-
ing expedition into the woods or the desert. I also like golf. Have
always been fond of books, and am just beginning to experience a
little of the pleasure in collecting them. I have been abroad twice,
and have run around considerably in North and South America on
mining trips.

About the only Civic service I have performed was when I was
on the Mesaba Range in Northern Minnesota, where I was president
of the School Board during the period of several years when this
district was growing, and the school buildings in several of these
towns were being constructed. Also had more or less to do with
local affairs.

War Service: Commissioned Captain in Corps of Engineers.
Dec. 28, 1917, and assigned to 36th Battalion Engineers, Camp
Grant, 111., Jan. 9. Became Commanding Officer, Company B, in
April, 1918. Embarked overseas with Battalion on June 7. Sta-
tioned at Gievres, France until Sept. 10, when transferred to service
with the Chief Engineer of the 1st Army in the Department of
Light Railways, with Headquarters at Void, being assigned to duty
in the field during the Saint Mihiel drive in the area between Point
du Metz and Mont Sec. On Sept. 19, was sent to the Argonne,
representing the Engineer of Light Railways of the 1st Army, with
field Headquarters at Vraincourt, south of Aubreville, until October
20. The three short light railway lines, Aubreville to Varrenes,
Le Barricade to Cheppy, and from Esnes to Mont Faugon, were
built under my supervision. After the armistice I was temporarily
attached to the 21st Engineers for a few weeks, and left Conflans,
north of Verdun, early in December for the United States, receiving
my discharge on Jan. 18, 1919.

Member: Kitchi Gammi and Northland Country Clubs, Duluth,
Minn; University Clubs of Chicago, and New York City; Harvard
Club, New York; Annandale Golf Club, Passadena, Calif.; Amer-
ican Institute of Mining Engineers, Lake Superior Mining Institute;
several scientific societies.



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ALDRICH DURANT

Born at Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 31, 1881. Parents: William \Bullard,

Caroline Virginia (Aldrich) Durant. School: Cambridge Latin School,

Cambridge, Mass.
Degrees: A.B. 1902; S.B. 1903.
Married: Susan Mary Ludloiv Gould, New York, N.Y., April 30, 1911.

Child: Aldrich, Jr., July 6, 1916.
Occupation: Engineer and contractor.
Address: (home) 73 E. 90th St., New York, N.Y.; {business) 120 Liberty

St., New York, N. Y.

THE first four years after 1902 were spent in trying various ways
to use a College education, combined with engineering, to
make a living, with considerable variety but no startling success.
During this time I lived in Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Lafayette, Ind.,
and Cambridge, and covered a range of occupations from piloting
a steamboat to tutoring young ladies in mathematics. It was all
good fun. In 1907 I, got a job in New York in the engineering
and construction business and have followed that line ever since,
much of the time in Cuba and South America. It has proved a
most fascinating profession, though one that practically precludes
any participation in politics.

It was my good fortune to marry the daughter of an engineer and
her early experience in the wanderings of that profession has stood
us in good stead. My headquarters are now in New York manag-
ing the new business department of The Foundation Company.

In retrospect, the twenty years just passed have treated me most
handsomely, and I hope the next fifty will be equally amusing.

War Service: At the outbreak I offered my services to the
Navy Dept. in the Bureau of Yards and Docks on their construction
programme. Was placed in charge of building naval air stations
on this side when nearing completion of this work I resigned and
spent the rest of the war period on construction work for the War
Department and its Emergency Fleet. Had charge of building em-
barkation depot at Port Newark; designed and built the Woodbury
loading plant for field artillery ammimition; built two villages
for the Emergency Fleet.

Member: Harvard City and Engineers Clubs, New York; Ameri-
can Social Civil Engineers, American Social Mechanical Engineers.

LELAND TURNER DUTTON

Born at Chester, Pa., Nov. 18, 1879. Parents: Albert, Florence Maunder
(Turner) Button. Schools: High School, Watertown, Mass., and Bel-
mont School, Belmont, Mass.



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Degree: S.B. 1902.

Married: Louise Collins, Springfield, Mass., Aug. 26, 1918.
Occupation: Manufacturer of gelatine and glue.

Address: (home) 129 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, N. Y.; (business) 222
Front St., New York, N. Y.

AFTER graduation I was employed as a chemist for over two
years with the Grasselli Chemical Co., at Grasselli, N. J. In
1905 I joined the Milligan & Higgins Glue Co., and have stuck
ever since. My work for some time consisted in devising methods
of control at the factories, and in developing the manufacture of
gelatine. In recent years I have been confined to the management
of the concern and in the distribution of our products. Aside from
rather ordinary diversions my life has been of the prosaic commer-
cial type, since I find the winning of a competence takes nearly all
my time and attention.

Music, roving through the woods, and almost any out of door
sport that comes my way, are my hobbies. Settlement, welfare
work, and local charities, represent my civic service.

War Service: Assisted in chemical work for the gas corps



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