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Degrees: A.B. 1902; LL.B. 1904.

Married: Florence Mariner Potter, Bennington, Vt., Aug. 21, 1913. Chil-
dren: Marion Elizabeth, Aug. 22, 1915; Dorothy Potter, July 5, 1917;
Clarence Whitman, Aug 30, 1921.

Occupation: Commissioner of Insurance, Commonwealth of Mass.

Address: (home) 224 Park Ave., Worcester, Mass.; (business) State House,
Boston, Mass.

DURING the first few years after leaving College I studied law
in the Harvard Law School, and was admitted to the Mas-
sachusetts bar in August, 1904. Thereafter I practiced law in
the city of Worcester, pleasantly, but unprofitably. I received an
introduction into local politics through association with the then
district attorney for Worcester county, and ultimately became a
member of the Worcester City Council for the year 1909, a mem-
ber of the Massachusetts House of Representatives for the years



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1910, 1911, and 1912, and of the Massachusetts Senate for the
years 1913 to 1919, inclusive. In September, 1919, I was ap-
pointed by Governor Coolidge Commissioner of Insurance for the
Commonweahh, which position I still hold.

Beekeeping and golf are my hobbies. The former is highly
to be recommended to all political office-holders for practice in
the art of extracting the maximum of honey with the minimum
of stings. My travels have not been extensive, and confined within
the territorial limits of the United States.

Publications: The following addresses which I have made:
Automobile Liability Insurance, published in the Proceedings of the
National Convention of Insurance commissioners for 1920; Laws
relating to the investments of insurance companies, published in
the Proceedings of the National Convention of Insurance Commis-
sioners for 1921; Interpreting the Insurance Law, delivered be-
fore the Association of Life Counsel. To be published by the as-
sociation, Dec. 6, 1921; The powers of Casualty Insurance Com-
panies, delivered before the insurance society of New York. Pub-
lished by the society, 1921.

Member: Morning Star Lodge, A. F. & A. M.; Worcester Lodge
of Perfection; Goddard Council, Princes of Jerusalem; Lawrence
chapter of Rose Croix; Worcester Country Club; National Con-
vention of Insurance Commissioners.



WILLIAM JOSEPH HODGES

Born at Somerville, Mass., April 18, 1877. Parents: Arthur, Sarah Eliza-
beth Hodges. School: Chauncy Hall School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: (s. 1896-98, 1899-1902.)

Married: Bernice Leach, Neiuton, Mass., Feb. 28, 1911.

Occupation: Civil Engineer.

Address: (home) 63 Lake Ave., Newton Centre, Mass.; (business)
Lockwood, Greene & Co., First National' Bank Bldg., Boston, Mass.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]



SAMUEL HORACE HODGIN

Born at Greensboro, N. C, Sept. 11, 1872. Parents: David, Martha (Blair)
Hodgin. School: Guilford College, Guilford College, N. C.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; A.B. (Guilford) 1895,- A.B. (Haverford) 1898.

Married: Olive L. Jenkins, Richmond, Ind., Aug. 26, 1906. Children:
Olive Marian, July 8, 1909; Samuel Horace, Jr., March 18, 1913.

Occupation: With Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Address: Richmond, Ind.



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AVE held teaching positions as follows: superintendent City
Schools, Oxford, N. C, 1902-1903; headmaster, Oakwood
Seminary, Union Springs, N. Y., 1903-06; professor English Litera-
ture, Guilford College, N. C, 1906-1911; dean, Rollins College,
Winter Park, Fla., 1911-12; president, Wilmington College, Wil-
mington, Ohio., 1912-15; with the Carnegie Foundation for the
advancement of Teaching, Specialist, since 1919.

Poultry and farming are my hobbies. My daughter took first
rank in recent intelligence test of 4500 pupils. I have traveled
extensively in the United States, covering every state in the Union
East of Rocky Mountains.

Having just returned from a spirited basketball contest between
two college teams, representative of the Great "Midwest," I am
wondering whether it might be possible to inject as great enthusi-
asm for study and serious endeavor — scholarships if you please —
into the student body. Is athletics to swallow up completely the
will to learn?

WILLIAM WICKHAM HOFFMAN

Born at New York, N. Y., Dec. 25, 1880. Parents: Francis Burrall, Lucy
Elizabeth (Shattuck) Hoffman. School: Cutler School, New York, N. Y.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; A.M. 1903; LL.B. 1905.

Married: Katherine C. Miller.

Occupation : Banking.

Address: {home) 58 East 19th St., New York, N. Y.; (business) 55 Wall St.,
New York, N. Y.

AFTER leaving College I entered the Harvard Law School,
graduating in 1905. I took a trip around the world, and then
entered the office of Strong & Cadwalder, attorneys in New York.
I was associated with the firm for four years, and then opened an
office of my own under the name of Hoffman, Keogh & Jay. I
continued this firm until January, 1917, when I went to England
to represent the Rockefeller Foundation in their war undertakings
on the other side. After our entry into the war, I obtained per-
mission from the British Authorities to train in England, which
privilege was allowed me without my taking the oath of allegiance.
As soon as General Pershing and the First Division arrived in
France, in June, 1917, I proceeded to Paris and there received
my commission.

War Service: Commissioned Captain Aviation, Section, Signal
.Corps, Aug. 21, 1917 in France; assigned to Headquarters Air
Service, A. E. F., Chaumont ; transferred to Headquarters Services



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of Supply, Tours, in Dec, and appointed chief of Aerial Observa-
tion Section; attached to 4th French Army April and May, 1918;
returned to U. S. in June; assigned to Training Section Div. of
Mil. Aeronautics, Washington, D. C; promoted Major Air Service,
Mil. Aeronautics Sept. 8; sailed for France in Sept.; assigned to
Headquarters Air Service; appointed military attache, American
Legation, Brussels, Belgium, in Dec; returned to U. S, Oct. 2, 1919,
as aide to King Albert of Belgium on his visit to U. S.; discharged
Oct. 31, 1919. Engagement: Champagne. Awarded Croix de
Guerre (Belgium). Ordre de la Couronne (Belgium). Awarded
Croix de Guerre with the following citation:

"Envoye en mission a I'Aeronautique de la 40 Armee en avril 1918, s'est
distingue par ses qualites de courage et d'intelligence. Anime de desir de
voir I'Aviation Americaine egaler bientot la votre, s'est fait rapidement a
la pratique de la guerre, en effectuant les missions les plus perilleuses."

Member: Knickerbocker, Racquet & Tennis, Meadow Brook,
National Golf and Harvard Clubs, New York; Down Town Associ-
ation, New York.



AMOR HOLLINGSWORTH

Born at Boston, Mass., Oct. 18, 1880. Parents: Zachary Taylor, Ida
(Hollingsworth) Hollingsworth. School: St. Paul's School, Concord,

N. H.
Degree: A.B. 1902.
Married: Evelyn Knapp Parsons, Islip, N. Y., Nov. 24, 1908. Children:

Amor, Jr., Aug. 12, 1909; Evelyn Livingston, Nov. 22, 1911; Schuyler,

Nov. 18, 1918.
Occupation: Paper manufacturer.
Address: (home) Brush Hill Road, Milton, Mass.; (business) 49 Federal

St., Boston, Mass.

AFTER graduating I went to the Harvard Law School for two
and one half years. Was admitted to the Massachusetts bar,
and then went into business as a manufacturer of paper and pulp,
in which business I have remained ever since. In 1908 became
president of the Tileston & Hollingsworth Co. and in 1919 became
president of the Penobscot Chemical Fibre Co.



BURR ALLEN HOLLISTER

Born at Washington, Conn., June 18, 1880. Parents: Charles Sherman,
Lora (Nettleton) Hollister. School: Gunnery School, Washington,
Conn,



238 CLASS OF 1902— SIXTH REPORT

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: May Louise Hickox, Washington, Conn., Sept. 3, 1908. Children:
Dorothy Grant, May 26, 1909; Elinor Nettleton, Sept. 8, 1910; Louise
Hickox, Dec. 12, 1911; Allen Brinsmade, Oct. 15, 1918.

Occupation: Dairy Farming.

Address: Washington, Conn.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]

War Service: Enlisted in State Guard on April 6, 1917; was
made Corporal in July, 1917, and Sergeant in July, 1918; passed
Lieutenant's examinations in July, 1918; attended Officers Training
Camp, August, 1918; was honorably discharged under demobiliza-
tion orders in January, 1919. From November, 1917, throughout
the war, was connected with United States Public Reserve. Served
as military census taker under appointment by the Governor,
Worked as clerk with local draft board during the first year of
the draft.



JOHN HAYNES HOLMES

Born at Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 29, 1879. Parents: Marcus Morton, Alice
Fanny (Haynes) Holmes. School: High School, Maiden, Mass.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; S.T.B. 1904.

Married : Madeleine Hosmer Baker, Brooklyn, N. Y., June 27, 1904. Chil-
dren: Roger Wellington, Sept. 2, 1905; Frances Adria, Nov. 12, 1908.

Occupation : Minister.

Address: (home) 26 Sidney Place, Brooklyn, N. Y.; (business) 61 East
3ith St., New York, N. Y.

"AVE little to add to the statements which I have sent in to
the class on the two previous occasions when reports have
been published. After leaving college, I went to the Harvard
Divinity School, and before I graduated (1904) took my first pul-
pit in Dorchester. Three years later (1907) I came to New York,
and since then have been plodding along in the routine of the
ministry, laboring mightily in my parish and doing what I could
in the way of public service outside. If I have done anything
of any importance here it is the change of what was the Church
of the Messiah into the Community Church of New York, and the
dedication of the institution to this new type of social religion,
which is based on the idea of the community rather than of the
denomination as the centre of organization. I have been exceed-
ingly happy in my church work, and I suppose I may say I have
enjoyed a fair degree of prosperity. Congregations and church
members have increased steadily in numbers, and the church seems



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 239

to be something of a city institution. In the Fall of 1919 I suffered
serious disaster in the destruction of my church building by fire.
During the following two years, we were without a home, holding
our sei vices in a theatre. But we are just now beginning the re-
construction of our edifice, and hope to dedicate our new building
in October of this year. It is pretty certain, as I enter middle
life, that this church is my job, and that in all probability I
shall have no other. For better or worse, I have found my career
and used it with what ability I could muster.

I doubt if I have any hobbies. I have been too busy during
all the years of my professional life even to think of such things.
I count myself lucky when I am able to get home and see some-
thing of my family. Aside from steady reading which I enjoy
greatly, and outings in the summer time on the Maine Coast, I do
nothing that could be called in any sense of the word recreation
or diversion. One exception is perhaps my piano playing, but
that is a mere survival from my early youth. My children are
both preparing for college, and my boy is expecting to enter
Harvard this coming Fall. The mere prospect of such a thing
makes me ache in every bone. I suppose we might as well make
up our minds, however, that youth is now behind us and old
age ahead! In 1913 I took a summer's trip to the British Isles,
and spent all of my time in England and Scotland. I supposed
that Europe would always be there, and I could see it later. I
guessed wrong, as 1914 came the next year, and wiped out the
Europe that I might have seen. My other travels have been
journeys here in the United States. I have been to the Middle
West several times, and across the continent to the Pacific Coast,
twice, always on speaking trips. I have worked my passage on
these jaunts and for this reason, I imagine, enjoyed them more.

I can say little about civic or national service, as such service
in my life has been incidental to my ministerial work. Of course,
a minister has fine opportunity to render service to the community,
and I have tried to do my share along lines of liberal and radical
reform. I have fought civic corruption wherever I have found it,
and made a dead set at conservatism whether honest or dishonest,
respectable or disreputable. I regard conservatism or reactionism
as the worst enemy we have to fight these days, and strive for
nothing so hard as sweeping reconstruction of the existing fabric
of society. I am out good and hard for a new social order. I
do not ever expect to see it, but it is coming some day, and I
hope that my feeble efforts may serve to hasten that day. Or-
ganizations with which I have been actively connected are the



240 CLASS OF 1902— SIXTH REPORT

New York Child Labor Committee, the American Civil Liberties
Bureau, the Committee of 48, the Farmer Labor Party, the National
Association for the Improvement of Colored People, etc. The
negroes, the poor, and the workers, have been the ones with whom
and for whom I have tried to work. I have nothing "in general"
to say, for my life has been exceedingly uneventful. At one
end has been a very happy home life, and at the other a very
happy professional life. My beaten track runs from the home
in Brooklyn to the church in Manhattan. It is not a very big
world in which to be active, but it is mine, and therefore is very
precious.

War Service: I ask very particularly that this paragraph under
war service be printed exactly as I write it. My service from
the period of 1914 to 1918 was to oppose the war just as hard
as I knew how. I did this first because I was a Christian Minister,
and felt that war and Christianity are absolutely antagonistic one
to the other. No man can serve Christianity and support war
at the same time. I did it also because I am a man, and believe
that I am a brother to all other men everywhere. I did it also
because I believe that the war was utterly disreputable on both
sides, and could exact the service of no man who would save the
world to democracy anJ civilization. My only regret is that I
did not oppose the war effectively enough to get into prison, and
thus really do something that was worth while. If I am proud
of anything in my life and tempted to boast of it, it is of this
record as a pacifist. It is a record that does not win any medals
or decorations, but it won me a clean conscience, and the comfort
of knowing that I had no part in the vilest abomination that ever
smote humanity to destruction. In saying all this I do not im-
peach my classmates and fellow students who went into the army
and navy to serve the United States at the front. They followed
their consciences as I tried to follow mine, and I respect them.
I hope in their hearts they may find it possible to feel some respect
also for me. Whether or no, can we not clasp hands in a solemn
vow to fight war to the end, and thus rid humanity of the curse
which rests upon it?

Publications: The Revolutionary Function of the Modern
Church (1912) ; Marriage and Divorce (1913) ; Is Death the End?
(1915); New Wars for Old (1916); Religion for Today (1917);
The Life and Letters of Robert Collyer (1917) ; Readings from
Great Authors (1918) ; The Grail of Life (1919) ; Is Violence the
Way Out of Our Industrial Disputes? (1920) ; New Churches for
Old (1922). I have contributed to various magazines including



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 241

the North American Review, the Nation, the Independent, the
World Tomorrow, Christian Register, etc. I have great fun in
editing my own weekly paper. Unity. It is published in Chicago
and I took it over as an inheritance from Jenkin Lloyd Jones.



PARKER MORSE HOOPER

Born at Fall River, Mass., Dec. 10, 1877. Parents: William Foster, Isabella

Henry (Morse) Hooper. Schools: High School, Fall River, Mass.;

Hopkinson's School, Boston, Mass.
Degree: A.B. 1902.
Married: Evelyn Humphrey, New York, N. Y., March 1, 1913 (divorced

Dec. 14, 1921). Children: Nancy, Dec. 24, 1913; Audrey, Oct. 31, 1918.
Occupation: Architect.
Address: (home) 154 East 61st St., New York, N. Y.; (business) 15 JFest

58th St., New York, N. Y.; (permanent) 27 West Uth St., New York,

N. Y.

HAVE nothing of interest to add to what I wrote in the last
class report except that after a separation of two years, my
wife and I were divorced in Reno, Nev., on Dec. 14, 1921.

War Service: Entered the Purchasing Branch of the New York
Depot, Q. M. C, as a civilian buyer of lubricating oils, greases,
paints and varnishes on October 25, and on Dec. 15, 1917, I re-
ceived a commission as Second Lieutenant, Q. M. C, and con-
tinued my duties as a buyer in the New York Depot. On March
15, 1918, I was promoted to First Lieutenant, Q. M. C, and was
made assistant to the officer in charge of the Purchasing Branch,
having as a part of my duties to pass upon and sign in duplicate
all Purchase Orders issued each day. On Oct. 1, 1918, the Pur-
chasing Branch of the New York Depot was enlarged to include the
purchase of medical supplies, subsistence, etc., at which time I
was commissioned to act as "General Purchasing and Contracting
Officer" of the New York Depot, still having as a part of my duties,
the passing upon and signing of all purchase orders, which at
that time averaged two-hundred and fifty a day. This position I
held until I was discharged from the service, on May 15, 1919.

Member: Army & Navy, Harvard, and Riding Clubs.



Born at Williamstoivn, Mass., Feb. 16, 1877. Parents: Mark, Lucy Rodgers

(Parsons) Hopkins. School: Milton Academy, Milton, Mass.
Degree: (c. 1898-1899.)



242 CLASS OF 1902— SIXTH REPORT

Married: Gladys Crosby, Colorado Springs, Col., Oct. 11, 1904. Children:

Gladys Crosby, Oct. 26, 1905; Mark, Sd., Oct. 1, 1906.
Died at Neiutoivn, Pa., Feb. I, 1914.

HOPKINS was engaged in raising pigeons for the Philadelphia
market at Media, Pa., where he had a large farm. His prin-
cipal outside interest was shooting.

CHARLES ALBERTUS HOSMER

Born at Clinton, Mass., March 9, 1880. Parents: Charles Myrick, Sarah
Addie {Dodge) Hosmer. School: Boston Latin School, Boston, Mass.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; A.M. 1904.

Married: Eleanor Lovisa Barbour, Cambridge, Mass., Sept. 26, 1906. Chil-
dren: Frank Barbour, Feb. 1, 1909; Nancy, Oct. 7, 1915.

Occupation: Accountant.

Address: {home) 155 Walnut St., Clinton, Mass.; {business) Care of Bigelow
Hartford Carpet Company, Clinton, Mass.

AS the previous class reports show, my first year after gradu-
ation was spent in Texas, in an attempt to instill the rudi-
ments of modern languages into the minds of a motley crew of
Texan and Mexican boys. This experience proved fairly success-
ful, so returning home in the Summer of 1903, I decided to enter
the Graduate School, and in June, 1904 obtained my degree of A.M.
In the Fall of the same year I was prevented by illness from
taking up teaching as a career, and as I look back over the inter-
vening years, I can not help but feel, that notwithstanding the
many knocks I have received in life, that particular knock was a
boost. In the following year, I entered the employ of A. H. Hews
& Co., Cambridge, leaving in 1906 to see how shoes were made.
Since 1910 I have been connected with the manufacturing end of
the Bigelow Hartford Carpet Co., of which eight years were spent
in Lowell, and the last four years in Clinton, Mass.

I like to motor, play at golf, potter around in my garden, and
am very much interested in Masonry. I have a boy and a girl
who keep my leisure moments fairly well occupied in keeping
posted on radio telegraphy. Boy Scouting, and the merits of the
various types of dolls' perambulators. Incidently, there are times
when I wish I had remained in the shoe business.

Owing to the nature of my work, I have been pretty well tied
down to the mill, but have managed to steal a few days now and
then, to tour the different New England States and get acquainted
with the various types of roads, the poor tax-payer receives for
his money.

Member: Harvard Club, Lowell, Mass.; Runaway Brook Golf



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 243

Club, William North Lodge A. F.&A.M., Trinity Lodge A. F. &
A. M., Clinton Chapter R. A. M.



HERBERT BISSEL HOUSE

Born at South Manchester, Conn., Jan. 23, 1878. Parents: Charles Edwin,
Grace Louise {Bissell) House. School: South Manchester High School,
South Manchester, Conn.; Williston Seminary, Easthampton, Mass.

Degree: S.B. 1902.

Married: Sophia Glover Staver, Jersey Shore, Pa., Oct. 20, 1904. Children:
Emily Louise, Aug. 30, 1906; Charles Staver, April 24, 1908; Laura
Caroline, Sept. 26, 1913.

Occupation : Merchant.

Address: South Manchester, Conn.

1902, and Spring, 1903, I was employed by N. Y. C. & H. R. R.
at civil engineering; summer, 1903, entered employ of C. E. House,
and in the spring of 1906, entered the firm of C. E. House & Son.
In the Spring of 1908 the business of C. E. House & Son w.as
totally destroyed by fire. In twenty-two working days we had
built temporary quarters on a new site, and resumed business. In
1909 we reopened new store in greatly enlarged quarters, with new
president and manager of firm.

At present I hold the following offices: President and manager,
firm of C. E. House & Son Inc. (head to foot clothiers) ; president.
House & Hale, Inc.; treasurer, Manchester Building and Loan
association; secretary. Local Boy Scouts.

Golf and motoring are my hobbies. I have toured Canada, and
the Northeast and Middle Western States,

Was secretary for six years of Manchester Chamber of Commerce,
and am now president of that body, with a membership of four
hundred.

My daughter is now in High School and registered to enter Mt.
Holyoke College. My son, now in High School, is an ardent Har-
vard rooter, and plans to enter Harvard with class of 1925.

War Service: Was chairman of teams in raising Manchester's
quotas for Red Cross, Y. M. C. A., and United War Work drives,
and assisted in sale of Liberty Bonds and War Savings Stamps.
Helped with the work of the Examination Board for drafted
men.

Member: Manchester Country Club; Manchester Chamber of
Commerce; Shrine Club of Hartford; Manchester Lodge A. F. &
A. M. No. 73; Delta Chapter R. A. M. No. 51; Wolcott Council No.
1; Washington Commandery No. 1; Sphinx Temple A. A. 0. W. M.
S.; Connecticut Consistory 32°.



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ALEXANDER EDWARD HOYLE

Born at Golden, Colo., April 13, 1881. Parents: Stephen Zenas, Eva (Ber-
thoud) Hoyle. School: High School, Concord, Mass.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; A.M. 1903; S.B. 1904.

Unmarried :

Occupation: Architect.

Address: {home) 3 Acorn St., Boston, Mass.; (business) 248 Boylston St.,
Boston, Mass.

AFTER graduation from College I continued my architectural
work in the Graduate School and finished it with a year in the
Scientific School. The next year I worked in a small office in
Boston; after an unsuccessful stab at the competitive examination
for a travelling fellowship I spent another year as assistant in
architecture in Robinson Hall, and was lucky enough to win the
fellowship on my second try. I went to Europe in 1906, and
spent twenty seven months there in England, France, and Italy.
On my return I entered the employment of Cram, Goodhue &
Ferguson, architects, now Cram & Ferguson, and have been con-
nected with them ever since. Most of our practice is in connection
with church or college projects.

My only hobbies are trout fishing, mountain climbing and the
study of ecclesiology, I have done very little travelling outside
this country, only having been to Europe once since my original
visit. My professional journeys are quite extensive, and I have
spent a good many vacations in Colorado.

My only active "civic or national service" consists of three
months as a private in the State Guard during the Boston Police
Strike when I was a traffic cop, most of the time with a post in
Scollay Square.

War Service: Worked for two Red Cross drives, Y. M. C. A.
and War Camp Community drives, and three Liberty Loan sales;
served for two years in First Motor Corps, M. S. G.

Publications: My literary experience consists of about a year
when I conducted a "colyum" in a well known and informatory
technical publication; I not only wrote the answers, but the ques-
tions as well.

Member: St. Botolph and Harvard Clubs, Boston; American
Institute of Architects, Boston Society of Architects.



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 245

CHARLES WENTWORTH HOYT

Born at Boston, Mass., Nov. 19, 1880. Parents: William Edwin, Susan
Rogers (White) Hoyt. School: Bradstreet's Preparatory School, Roches-



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