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'"Charles Winslow Coxen *1902

Floyd Melville Cronkrite

Joseph Michael Cudahy

Philip Grenville Darling

Allen Harry Daugherty

Walter Raymond Davis

Joseph Edward Davison
^Herbert DeBray *1900

John Griswold Derby

Walter Francis Dillingham

MoNCENA Miles Dodge

William Oliver Doherty

Benjamin William Dudley

Norman Wilder Eayers

George Henry Elliot

John Harvard Ellis

William Brewster Ely

Arthur Thomas Emery

Ernest Victor Emmes

William Bacon Emmons

Livingston Fairbank

Ralph Roswell Fitch

Frederick Whitney Fitts
* Richard Ambrose Fitz-Gibbon '^1911
*Arthur Bowers Flanagan *1920

*Charles Shattuck Fletcher '^1903

Charles Harold Floyd

John Taylor Floyd

Oliver Reynolds Fountain

Austen Hoppin Fox

William James Francis Fraser

John Henry Freese

Joseph Laforme Frothingham

Charles Crowinshield Frye

Fernand Vaughan Gasquet

Howard Baird Gates

Jacob Meyer Gates

Frank Dyer Beer Gay

Morris L. Gay

Harry Allan George

Walter Siegfried Gierasch
*Fitzhugh Coyle Goldsborough *1911



Herbert Augustine Goodwin
^Howard Story Gray *1907

Reuben John Hall
''William Wilder Hall *1918

Richard Karl Hartwell

Paul Stanwood Harvey

Alvan Bourne Hathaway

William David Haviland

James Howard Hazlett
'"Charles Rapallo Henderson *1912

Edwards Woodbridge Herman

William Mortimer Higley

Paul Wiley Hildebrand

Leon Clark Hills

William Joseph Hodges

Milton Carter Holt
'^Mark Hopkins, Jr. *1914

Robert Frederick Hubbard

George Richardson Humphrey

William Daniels Jamieson

Chan Moon Jett

Joseph de Forest Junkin, Jr.

Sidney Walter Kaufmann

James Albert Keating

Ralph Henshaw Keller
"Stillman Randolph Kelley *1911

Edward Hale Kendall

Gilbert Ray Kent

William Beckford Kibbey, Jr.

James Lloyd Kimbrough
*FraraA; Shapleigh King *1905

David Golden Kinney

William Horatio Knight
'^Lucius James Knowles *1920

Ambrose James Lambert
*Fred H. Lathrop date unknown

George Campbell Lawrence

Benjamin Blandy Lee

* Charles Edward Leighton *1908
''John Henry Lewis *1920

Joseph Leo Lilienthal
Frederick Cleland Lindsley
"Gilbert Haven Luce *1902

Frederick Louis Lutz
Henry Hawley Lynch
George William McClelland

* Louis Ronald McDonald * 1919
John Maxwell MacFarland
Thomas Jefferson McKay

Guy Barker McLean
''■John Keith Mahon *1921

*Samuel Margoleis date unknown

Pliny Parker Mason



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CLASS OF 1902— SIXTH REPORT



TowNSEND Scott Meriam
Edward Murphy
Herbert Sprague Muzzey

* James Edward Myers *1919
Paul Michael Nash

Irving Harris Niles
Vaughn Nixon
Gordon August Noyes
Robert Boutelle Noyes
Philip Albert Nutting
John Morgan Olmsted
Wilbur Corthill Otis
Francis Hamlet Owen

* Chester Frank Packard *1906
Thomas Thompson Paine

Lewis Clifford Parker
Arthur Folsom Paul
Thomas Proctor Peckham
Frank Wentworth Penniman
Harry Forrester Perkins
Harry Gerard Pew
Harry Eugene Pike
WiLLLiM Sibley Pike
NiRAN Bates Pope
Robert Dunbar Pruyn
Daniel Bartholomew Reardon
Joseph Reed

* Albert Strange Reese *1900

* William Griffin Reilly *1904
David Swing Ricker

Eugene Augustus Ricker

Guy Clifton Ricker

Albert Welles Ristine

Charles Bonneycastle Robinson,

Jr.
'■"Arthur Lawrence Robson *1900

Clarence George Rothschild
Charles Cary Rumsey

JULLAN OrRIN ScHWILL

Frederick Mead Shepard
*Paul Cutler Shipman *1900



*Elbert Walker Shirk *1919

Bruce Thurber Shute
*Roger Wiley Simmons *1913

Harry Hooker Skinner

* William Wilson Sloane *1913
Arthur Morgan Smith
Malcolm Kinmonth Smith
LeRoy Freeman Spear

Percy Theodore Sprague

Ivan I. Stanley

Edward Meriam Stetson

Ralph Edgarton Stone
*Emile Ludwig Strauss *1918

James Stuart

Amadee Jolivet Taussig
^Frederick Maximilian Tenney *1900

Robert Tevis

Frederick Isaac Tone

Frederic de Peyster Townsend

Howard Currier Travis

Stephen Franklin Wadsworth

RoscoE Walsworth

William Skinner Warner

* William Alfred Warnock *1909
Harold Pillsbury Waterhouse
Charles Parker Webb

Carroll Wilmot Webster

William Marriott Welch

Louis Wertheimer

Henry Hamilton Wheeler

Melvin Holt Wheeler

John Hillyer White

Percy Hollister Whiting
'^■Chester L. Whitmore *1902

Clifford Brigham Whitney

John Shearer Wolff
*Henry Duncan Wood *1918

Frederick Wose

John Cameron Wright

Samuel Wyllys Wyllys-Pomeroy

Levi Edgar Young



RECORDS OF THE CLASS



Harvard 1902



RECORDS OF THE CLASS



^ ^Prague ^filiott



Born at Omaha, Neb., Sept. 15, 1879. Parents: Charles Patterson, Mary

Perkins (Ives) Abbott. School: Rugby School, Kenilworth, III.
Degree: (c. 1898-1900.)
Unmarried.
Died at Omaha, Neb., Jan. 28, 1910.



JAMES HEZEKIEL ABRAHAM

Born at Boston, Mass., Dec. 18, 1881. Parents: Ludolph Hezekiel, Ida
(Shoninger) Abraham. School: College of the City of New York, New
York, N. Y.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Charlotte Rose Oesterlein, New York, N. Y., April 14, 1909.

Occupation: Varnish manufacturer.

Address: (home) 339 West 88th St., New York, N. Y.; (business) 164 Water
St., New York, N. Y.

IMMEDIATELY upon graduation, I, started my mercantile career
by taking a position with a firm of importers, and although in
the early days, while I was winding endless yards of lace on little
blue cards, I often wondered what my education had to do with my
job, I now know that my job had much to do with my education.
When the lace-carding period came to an end, I was sent abroad to
learn the manufacturing side of the business, and during the seven
subsequent years I, spent much time in France, Belgium, Germany,
and Switzerland, and came to know a good deal about business
methods, factory management, and general economic and social
conditions in those countries.

My wife and I spent the winters of 1909 and 1910 in Europe. A
part of this time was spent in traveling for pleasure, and now that
I seem to be tied down in New York indefinitely, I find particular
pleasure in the memory of our sojourns in Italy, and the South of
France.

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Upon returning to the United States I left the importing business,
and associated myself with my father in the manufacturing of var-
nishes. Here my college training (for I had specialized in chem-
istry) bore a direct relation to my work, and my interest in the
technology of varnishes and enamels has grown with my growing
experience and familiarity with the subject.

My summers are spent on the North Shore of Long Island, and,
although I am a daily commuter to my work, I find that my week-
ends in the country, and especially my hours on the golf links, more
than make up for the daily trips. Golf has become a great recrea-
tion with me. In fact, my golf provides a zest and excitement
which a "steady" player cannot possibly know. It has all the un-
certainty of a game of chance, and I am willing to challenge
any classmate to play as erratic a game as I can, when I am in
form.

There remains only to add a word on the more serious side. I
am a member and trustee of the Society for Ethical Culture, and,
of course, like every one else, I am interested in various attempts
at civic and social reform, and am more or less active in several
philanthropic undertakings and organizations.

War Service: During the war I worked on our Trade Com-
mittees for the Liberty Loans and the Red Cross.

Member: Harmonic Club; New York and North Shore Country
Club; New York County Association of Grand Jurors.



Born at Mushgara, Syria, Dec. 5, 1869. Parents: George, Catharine {Tara-

bilsey) Abu-Khalil. School: Syria School, Beirut, Syria.
Degree: (c. 1898-1899.)
Unmarried.
Died at New York, N. Y., July 9, 1903.

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



JAMES WARREN ADAMS

Born at Topeka, Kans., Aug. 15, 1879. Parents: Walter Scott, Melind
Cleaver (Moseley) Adams. Schools: Boston Latin School and Hildreth
Classical School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Emily Treadwell Clark, Salem, Mass.

Business: Investment Securities.

Address: {home) Clifton, Mass.; (business) 52 Devonshire St., Boston, Mass.



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AFTER graduation from College I entered the Harvard Law
School, Class of 1905, for two year course in preparation not
for practice of law, but for business partnership with my father,
who had mining and lumber property in the South. Litigation
which began while I was at Harvard prevented the consummation
of his plans. As a result I went to California in 1906, where I
became assistant to the secretary-treasurer of the North Pasadena
Land and Water Company, In 1908 I returned to the East and
engaged in some special investigating work for the New York
World.

In 1909 I was appointed assistant to the manager of the Ameri-
can Newspaper Publishers Association, which serves the collective
interests of its member publications in business and legal matters
just as the Associated Press serves them in the gathering and dis-
tributing of news. In 1911 I was elected manager of the Daily
Newspaper Association, whose membership included newspapers
throughout the United States, and whose objective was to increase
the volume of advertising for the whole newspaper field. In 1913 I
effected a merger of this organization and two other organizations
whose activities virtually coincided with those of the Daily News-
paper Association, and was elected manager of the consolidated or-
ganization, which was called The American Newspaper Publishers
Bureau of Advertising.

Later in 1913 I was offered appointment as secretary to the
President of the Borough of Manhattan, City of New York. Al-
though this office carried a salary considerably less than I had
been receiving, I accepted because I had always desired to have at
least a brief experience as an official in the public service, and
furthermore because I was assured that in a short time I would
be appointed to a more important and more remunerative office —
that of Secretary of the Borough of Manhattan, the title of which
is a misnomer, for like that of the Secretary of War or of the Navy,
or of other Federal Departments, the office is not secretarial but
is administrative. In 1914 I was, as expected, appointed secretary
of the Borough of Manhattan. In that capacity I participated in
the negotiations regarding the proposed so-called West Side con-
tract between the City of New York and the New York Central
Railroad Company. On account of my intimate acquaintance with
the matter which involved the whole problem of the freight and
passenger traffic and terminal facilities of the Port of New York, I
was in 1917 elected secretary of the Joint Committee on Port and
Terminal facilities of the Public Service Commission for the 1st
District of the State of New York and of the Board of Estimate and



6 CLASS OF 1902— SIXTH REPORT

Apportionment of the City of New York. I was also ex-officio
secretary of the Local Improvement Boards of the Borough of Man-
hattan and chairman of the Central Committee of the Local School
Boards of the Borough of Manhattan. In the absence of the Mayor
of New York City and the President of the Borough of Manhattan,
it devolved upon me as Secretary of the Borough of Manhattan to
represent the city and act as its spokesman at business, civic, or
social gatherings. Also I have had the occasion to represent the city
at the state capitol in Albany regarding legislative or administra-
tive action of moment to New York City.

I have been a delegate to state and national conventions, and a
member of the New York county committee of the Republican Party.
I have been offered appointment to other public offices, — municipal,
state, and federal, — but have declined.

I was enrolled in the first Plattsburg Officers Training Camp and
in each of the later ones, but it was officially and strongly urged
upon me that I could be of greater service by remaining at my work
in New York City, and I remained. When America entered the
war I participated in the "Americanization work" among the for-
eign born which was designed to make them understand American
ideals and institutions, to make clear to them that the war aims of
America and the Allies were right, whereas those of Germany were
wrong, and finally to "sell" the war to them so that America would
have, to the greatest possible degree, their enthusiastic and loyal
support.

At the close of my four year term in public office, and while
endeavoring to hasten action by the War Department regarding my
entrance into the army, I became the business and legislative counsel
of the New York and New Jersey Bridge Company, which purposed
and still purposes the construction of a suspension bridge across the
Hudson River between New York and New Jersey. After the war
I went into the investment securities business in New York City with
my brother and others, under the name of Hance, Adams & Co., Inc.,
at 220 Fifth Avenue. In December, 1921, because Mrs. Adams and
I had established our residence at Clifton, Massachusetts, I en-
tered into similar business in Boston.

War Service: In the Spring of 1918 I accepted appointment in
the law enforcement work in the War Department and was stationed
at Washington. In June, 1918, I was sent as' a civilian to organize
and direct this work in the 10th District comprising the States of
Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, and West Virginia; and with
the promise that I would forthwith be commissioned as Captain,
made at the same time commanding officer of the 10th District of



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the Law Enforcement Division, and by September commissioned as
Major and ordered overseas. The promise to commission me as
Captain and to make me the commanding officer of the district was
promptly fulfilled. My headquarters were at Columbus, Ohio.
My duties were the enforcement of Sections 12 and 15 of the Selec-
tive Service Act involving cooperation with camp and cantonment
commanding officers, military intelligence officers, the Secret Serv-
ice, The Department of Justice, as well as other federal agencies
and also state and municipal law enforcement agencies. Owing to
War Department routine and delay my commission as Major and
my overseas orders had not reached me by the time the armistice
with Germany was signed. As actual hostilities were ended I had
no desire to remain in the army. Therefore, although I was ad-
vised that the signing of the armistice would not prevent the issuance
of my commission as Major and my overseas orders, I applied for
immediate and honorable discharge from the army. Before my
application was granted, however, I developed an attack of influ-
enza, followed by an operation, which confined me at the Base
Hospital in Camp Sherman. I finally secured my discharge in
March 1919.

Publications: I have contributed articles to newspapers and
magazines and have also written for publication in pamphlet and
book form. I have also written a great deal of advertising copy.
I edited and published, in 1909-11, the Free Publicity Bulletin —
propaganda against press agents et al. — of the American Newspaper
Publishers Association; 1911—13 the Advertising Bulletin of the
Daily Newspaper Association; 1913—14, the Bulletin of the Ameri-
can Newspaper Publishers Association, Bureau of Advertising.

Among the articles or books which I have written are: "The Free
Publicity Evil"; "The Value of Newspaper Advertising"; "What
is the best Advertising Medium"; "Free Publicity and the Press
Agent"; "An Analysis of Advertising," "The Value of the Daily
Newspaper as an Advertising Medium" [this was originally de-
livered by me as a lecture in the Department of Journalism, New
York University. It was later published and used as a textbook
in the depaitments or schools of journalism in various univer-
sities] ; "Advertising Statistics" ; "Facts and Figures regarding Ad-
vertising"; "Welches Reklamemittel ist das beste?" [this was pub-
lished December, 1912, in Mitteilungen des Vereins Deutscher
Reklamefachleute E. V., Berlin]; "Newspaper Advertising"; "The
Public Service as a Career" [this was originally delivered by me
as an address at Amherst College]; "Young Men and Politics";
"The Powers, Functions, and Duties of Borough Government in the



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City of New York"; "The Activities of the Borough of Manhattan,
City of New York"; "The Port and Terminal Needs of the City of
New York"; "A Proper Trackage and Terminal Agreement be-
tween the New York Central Railroad and the City of New York";
annual and special reports on public and private business; mis-
cellaneous articles, as well as public and private addresses de-
livered in various parts of the United States, on advertising, on
newspaper publication, on municipal government and activities,
and on general matters; political articles and speeches delivered in
New York, in connection with the recent municipal, state, and na-
tional campaigns.

Member: Harvard Club, New York; Metropolitan Art Museum,
New York; The Society of Mayflower Descendants, the Sigma Alpha
Epsilon Fraternity, and other organizations.

KILBURN ELIE ADAMS

Born at Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 18, 1882. Parents: Kilburn, Cecelia Aurelia

{La Pierre) Adams. School: Cambridge Latin School, Cambridge,

Mass.
Degrees: A.B. 1902 (1905) ; S.B. 1903.
Married: Elizabeth Florence Gilbert, Providence, R. L, Oct. 19, 1908.

CmLDREN: Kilburn Elie, Jr., Oct. 23, 1909; Gilbert Crocker, March

6, 1911; Elizabeth Cecelia, March 20, 1913.
Occupation: Employment Manager.
Address: (home) 55 Manning St., Needham, Mass.; (business) 39 Boylston

St., Boston, Mass.

SHORTLY after my degree was received from the engineering
school in 1903, an opportunity came to enter my chosen field of
work in connection with the construction of the 59th Street Power
House of the Interborough Rapid Transit Company, New York
City. I, therefore, resigned my position in charge of the surveying
party which had been working for some time under the direction
of Professor Hollis in surveying for and laying out the stadium on
Soldiers' Field. When the time for our Decennial Reunion rolled
around, I was still engaged in engineering work, having had a
wide range of experience in various lines, including industrial
management and having been associated with several consulting
engineers, the most prominent of whom were Mr. E. D. Leavitt of
Cambridge, Mass., consulting engineer for the Calumet & Hecla
Mining Co., and the late Mr. Henry L. Gantt, consulting engineer
on industrial management.

In April, 1913, I resigned from my position with the Boston



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 9

and Albany Railroad, where as mechanical engineer in charge of
mechanical and electrical design and construction, I had been
closely identified with the construction of the $4,000,000 deep
water terminal at East Boston, Mass., and the new passenger
stations at Worcester and Pittsfield, Mass., in order to accept
a position with the Edison Electric Illuminating Co. of Boston in
an executive capacity rather than along strict engineering lines, as
head of the incandescent lamp division. On June 9, 1919, I was
promoted to employment manager of the company, and in this
work, which is along administrative and advisory lines, my pre-
vious engineering and industrial experience have been of great
assistance. I have found the personnel problems which arise in
maintaining a force of 2300 employes and the close association with
the personal affairs of the employes a most interesting experience.

I have no particular hobby, but still retain active interest in
athletics, especially tennis and golf, and during the summer months
my spare time is well taken up with the garden and automobile.

Member: American Society of Mechanical Engineers; National
Electric Light Association; Edison Employees Club; Unitarian
Laymen's League; Harvard Engineering Society.



ALFRED ADAMSON, JR.

Born at Philadelphia, Pa., May 31, 1880. Parents: Alfred (Rear Admiral,
U. S. Navy), Ella Frances (Murphy) Adamson. School: Nazareth Hall
Military Academy, Nazareth, Pa.

Degree: (c. 1898-1899).

Unmarried.

Occupation: Mining.

Address: 165 Broadway, Netv York City, and 1111 Corona St., Denver, Colo.



EMIL AHLBORN

Born at Phillips Beach, Marblehead, Mass., Oct. 6, 1879. Parents: Henry
Christian, Emily (Buffum) Ahlborn. School: Noble and Greenough's
School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902 (1903).

Unmarried.

Occupation: Portrait painter.

Address: 258 Marlborough St., Boston, Mass.

My Dear Barrett:

Thank you for your note. I have been thinking over your kind suggestion
of putting my letter to you into the Report as a letter addressed to you.
It vfas not written, let me hasten to say, with that in my thoughts. If,



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however, so doing will remove somewhat from the class mind the impression
that I have disgraced them, then I should be glad to have it done.

It seems almost unnecessary to state one's wish to be respected, at least!
I do not feel that your putting in my letter would be undignified, an
attempted "come back," or apology. Nothing could be further from my in-
tention! But if there are those who still wonder about me, you have offered
me a legitimate chance for a hearing, and for this I am extremely grateful!

Sincerely always,

Emil Ahlborn

I HAVE received a report to be filled out for the class. Under the
side heading — war service — is written in pencil: "Served with
State Defense Battalion of Massachusetts." I do not remember
supplying this data. It recalls unpleasant memories of the treat-
ment I received from my classmates! The pencil statement is not
correct. I did not serve, for I was kicked out by Col. John W.
Decross, after three drills, who stated: '"Owing to your published
utterances and* attitude on public matters there exists a very
strong sentiment against your being mustered into the organization,
etc." My two letters of protest on the subject were unanswered.

I cannot think, judging by their behavior, that any member of
my class cares for an account of my life since the last report was
published! I am therefore returning the blank as it is. As I
was likewise fired, about the same time, by Messrs. Cabot, Cabot &
Forbes from my studio because of feeling against me among my
fellow artists — ^to whom I had always been very pleasant and who
it afterwards appeared had the Department of Justice, during my
absence, come to my studio — my address is therefore now limited
to 258 Marlborough Street. That I, never personally encountered,
or had any intercourse whatever with any oflScial of the Depart-
ment of Justice proves that I cannot have seemed to the govern-
ment a very dangerous person! It remained for my "friends" —
who had supposedly known me for years and should therefore
have been perhaps — shall we say — ^better judges — ^to decide that I
was a "spy" and "traitor" and so on and so forth! It has all
been very strange!

Knowing all I did I frankly and openly — the press seems "open,"
certainly not "underhand" — ^stated reasons for this country's stay-
ing neutral, not entering the war. It seemed to me best for this
country. While following this perfectly legitimate path, I lost
many friends. I was told I was *'unAmerican," a "traitor" etc.
However, as it seemed the right thing, I continued. When this
country entered the war I ceased every activity of opposition. It
ought not to be, but it seems it is, necessary for me to state — though



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1 suppose my word carries no weight — that my conduct throughout
has been entirely correct. As I said no word has ever reached
me from the Department of Justice. The only insults came from
"friends" — and the anonymous vulgarians!

It seemed wrong to enlist in a cause of which I did not approve.
Those who had clamored for the war might go first. In process
of time I should be drafted. My services offered to the Red Cross
were declined!

I was then informed that unless I made a public statement that
when it came to the point Ij really was an American, "and not a
German," and would fight for America, no classmate would stay
in any room I entered, I submitted to the public humiliation of
dragging my private affairs into all the papers which had printed
my letters on public affairs! Being willing to defend this country
against any other I so stated! I offered my services to Governor
McCall — who in the various exchange of letters on this and other
subjects was most kind and understanding — and I went, as I stated
above, to three drills with the purpose of joining the State De-
fense Battalion of Massachusetts.



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