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Spring of 1917. Having served as deputy supervisor of elections
a number of times, I became interested in municipal politics, and
joined the local Republican or pro-American party. On my re-
turn to the Island in 1919, and upon the change in the municipal
law, I represented the Republican, then the minority, party in
the Municipal Assembly, and was reelected in 1920. I am at
present the floor leader of the majority party, and Chairman of
the Ways and Means Committee of the Assembly.

As a whole, things have gone fairly well; I spend four or five
days of the week on the plantation and the rest in Ponce, the nearest
town, distant about two hours via motor and horseback, varying
the routine with occasional motor trips to visit friends around the
Island, and an annual trip to the States.

War Service: Enlisted in the Naval Reserve June, 1917; was
soon sent to the Naval Academy and on leaving the course there was
assigned to the U. S. Utah, where I stayed until the end of the
war. The first months we stuck around York River with occasional
trips to sea but later we went across and based at Berehaven
at Bantry Bay on the west coast of Ireland. There we stayed
until the war was over when we went to Portland and Brest. I was
later attached to the U. S. Agamemnon one of the largest and fastest
of the transports. We made round trips between New York and
Brest bringing back about 6,000 soldiers each trip. While on
the Utah after acting as Junior Division Officer for a while, I was
put in charge of a division of 5 inch guns and acted as "spotter"
and in charge of the Main fire control station directing the fire of
the Broadside battery. On the Agamemnon while acting as Watch
and Division officer I was also head of the Gunnery Dept. Having
held ranks in turn as Boatswain and Ensign, U. S. N. R. F., and
Ensign and Lieutenant, j. g., U. S. N., I finally received commission
as Lt. U. S. N., which I held at the time of my discharge in July,
1919.

Member: Harvard Clubs of New York and Boston; New York
and Rhode Island Yacht Clubs; Ponce Casino Club, Deportivo de
Ponce; Rotary Club of Ponce; Union Club of San Juan; Wood-
stock Country Club.



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 343

PHILIP ALBERT NUTTING

Born at Cambridge, Mass. Parents: Ephraim M. Nutting. School: Cam-
bridge Latin and Prospect Union.
Degree :
Unmarried.

Occupation : Photography.
Address: (home) 8 Nutting Rd., Cambridge, Mass.

FOLLOWING is an outline in chronological order of my activi-
ties since leaving College: Lawrence Scientific School, 1905;
Posse School of Physical Education, 1905 to 1907, Sargent School
of Physical Education, 1907 to 1908, and Boston Normal School
of Physical Education, 1908 to 1909; teacher. Applied Anatomy
(Kinesiology) Harvard Summer School and Sargent School, 1908
to 1919; teacher of Anatomy, Kinesiology, Physiology, Swedish
Gymnastics, Orthopaedic Gymnastics, at West Haven Normal School
of Gymnastics, 1919-1920, at New Haven. I enjoyed teaching and,
so far as I know, my work has never been unfavorably criticised,
but I detested my employers and naturally suffered from this enmity.

War Service: Assembling and bolting up "fire boxes" in "de-
stroyers" at Fire River Ship Yards Aug. 12, 1918, to April 1, 1919.

Member: American Physical Educational Association; Na-
tional Educational Association.



EPHRAIM BROWN NYE

Born at Bournedale, Mass., Aug. 1, 1880. Parents: William Allen, Mary
Ella (Wefer) Nye. School: Tabor Academy, Marion, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902 (1904).

Unmarried.

Occupation: Telephone engineer.

Address: (home) 27 West ^Uh St., New York, N. Y.; (business) 195 Broad-
way, New York, N. Y.

IMMEDIATELY after leaving College I entered the Engineering
Department of the New England Telephone and Telegraph Co.,
and remained with this company until 1907, residing in Boston
during this period. Entered the employ of the American Tele-
phone and Telegraph Co., in 1907 and moved to New York City
where I have resided ever since. My work with this Company
has been mainly along engineering and statistical lines.

Golf is the only hobby which I acknowledge.

Have travelled extensively within the United States in connec-
tion with my work with the Bell Telephone System.



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War Service: Served as statistician of North Atlantic Divi-
sion, U. S. Emergency Fleet Corporation, from May, 1918, to Febru-
ary, 1919.

Member: Harvard Club, New York; Rumson Country Club,
Rumson, U.S.; American Statistical Association, New York Young
Republican Club.



JAMES EUGENE O'CONNELL

Born at Boston, Mass., Jan. 24, 1877. Parents: James, Elizabeth O'Connell.

School: Dorchester High School, Dorchester, Mass.; English High

School, and Boston Latin School, Boston, Mass.
Degree: A.B. 1902.
Married: Edna J. Ryan, Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 21, 1916 (died Jan. 1, 1919).

Child: Sara Elizabeth, Nov. 19, 1917.
Occupation : Laivyer.
Address: {home) 14 Allston St., Dorchester, Mass.; (business) 53 State St.,

Boston, Mass.

CONTINUED newspaper work as a member of the Boston Globe
editorial staff while completing my law studies. Was admit-
ted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1908 and on December 31, of that
year resigned from newspaper work to enter law partnership
with my two brothers, Joseph F. O'Connell L '96, and Daniel T.
O'Connell, 1905, at 53 State St. Boston, where we are still located.

Playing golf and otherwise enjoying life to its utmost, and
"seeing America first," are my hobbies.

Taking the stump for my favorite candidates in political con-
tests is my only civic service.

War Service: Was a member of Legal Advisory Board, Div.
18, Dorchester, Mass. Sought commission in Judge Advocate Dept.
of the U. S. A. Was accepted, but never received commission.

Member: Harvard Clubs of Boston and New York; American
Bar Association; Wollaston Golf Club; Knights of Columbus.



EDWARD FRANCIS O'DOWD

Born at Boston, Mass., Jan. 11, 1880. Parents: Martin, Agnes (Farren)
O' Dowd. School: Boston Latin School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Teresa Marie Foley, Boston, Mass., June 29, 1904 (died Jan. 8,
1922) .

Occupation : Statistician.

Address: (home) 96 Ruthven St., Roxbury 19, Mass.; (business) Room 112,
State House, Boston, Mass.



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 345

FROM 1902 until the United States entered the World War, I
was employed in the Boston public schools, holding the posi-
tions of substitute, assistant, and playground instructor, military
drill instructor, vacation school principal, evening school principal,
submaster, and head master. My ambition was to attain an ad-
ministrative position of responsibility, and it came to me after
nine years in the head mastership of the Frothingham School
district. Subsequent events proved the accuracy of a superior's
prediction, when I informed him that I was soon to become the
head of a school district. My days of happiness in close associa-
tion with the children were over; henceforth, I was merely the
"trouble" man.

One of our professors in defining education said, "It is a prepara-
tion for complete living." That remark has always occupied a
foremost place in my mind. In other words, I saw the futility of
accumulating money except as a means to an end. A teacher's
salary in Boston is sufficient to enable him to maintain a com-
fortable home, it presents opportunities for the enjoyment of
reading, study, and other rational pursuits, and specifically an oppor-
tunity to travel.

My work in the schools, usually limited to ten months' service
each year, enabled me frequently to travel during the summer.
One year I traveled through the Middle States, another year I
journeyed to the Pacific Coast, and five summers I toured Europe
from Naples to Queenstown. These experiences, I believe, broad-
ened me greatly; at any rate, they pointed out in what a small
sphere my daily duties were encompassed.

In 1914, when the World War broke out in Europe, I was in
Switzerland conducting a tour for twenty-five ladies. My per-
sonal desire was to stay there and join the French Army. How-
ever, I was responsible for getting my party back to New York,
and this I accomplished, and I have not seen Europe since.

When entering the United States Army in May 1917, I had
visions of early overseas service, with an opportunity of associating
under novel conditions with my many acquaintances in the allied
countries, but I was doomed to disappointment. Since my dis-
charge from the army after the armistice, I have spent a year in
Vermont, organizing and directing a large Community Club.
Serious business depression prompted me to sever my connection,
and since June, 1920, I have been statistician of the Massachusetts
Fuel Administration and Special Commission On The Necessaries
of Life.

War Service: Commissioned Captain, Infantry, May 10, 1917;



346 CLASS OF 1902— SIXTH REPORT

detailed to Ofi&cers' Training Camp, Plattsburg, N. Y., in May;
assigned to Company E, 303d Infantry, 76th Division, Camp Devens,
Mass., August 28; transferred to 151st Depot Brigade, Camp
Devens, October 8, and appointed Provost Marshal; on inactive duty
to organize and direct Bureau of Statistics, Federal Fuel Ad-
ministration for New England, December, 1917, to September,
1918; assigned to 351st Battalion, Camp Greene, N. C, September
28 and appointed intelligence officer; discharged Dec. 8, 1918.

Member: American Legion (Roxbury Post) ; Military Order
World War; 303rd Infantry Association; Military Training Camps
Association; Knights of Columbus (Dorchester Council) ; Knights
of Columbus (Cheverus 4th Degree Assembly) ; Boston City Club.



REMSEN BRINCKERHOFF OGILBY

Born at New iBrunswick, N. J., April 8, 1881. Parents: Charles Fitz Rati'
dolph, Agnes (Brinckerhoff) Ogilby. School: Roxbury Latin School,
Boston, Mass.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; AM. 1907; S.T.B. (Episc. Theol. Sch.) 1907; LL.D.
iWesleyan), 1921.

Married: Lois Manley Cunningham, Aug. 26, 1919. Child: Peter Brincker.
hoff, March 13, 1921; Lyman Cunningham, Jan. 25, 1922.

Occupation: College President.

Address: {home) 115 Vernon St., Hartford, Conn.; (business) Trinity Col-
lege, Hartford, Conn.

JUST exactly why I happened to drift into school teaching I
hardly know, — perhaps it was because when I graduated from
college I needed money to put myself through a theological school.
However I soon found myself teaching at Groton, and it was such
good fun that I have been at it ever since. I spent three years
studying for the ministry, and, after ordination, two years of serv-
ice in the South End of Boston, at St. Stephen's Church; but I
know I shall be a schoolmaster till the end of the chapter. When
Bishop Brent asked me to go out to the Philippines with him to
start a boarding school for American boys out there, I knew it
was my job. And so it proved, for my nine years at Baguio
School were the combination of hard work and glorious adventure
that make life worth living. My business is teaching, and my
profession that of a clergyman in the Episcopal Church. So far
I have found that they combine well.

My chief interest in life outside of the daily round is in the
problems of the Far East. Those of us who have lived in the
islands of the Pacific have known for years that the immediate wel-



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 347

fare of civilization is bound up with the problems of the Orient,
and it is good that this truth is being driven home today. I am
giving a course at Trinity College on "The History of the Pacific
Ocean," and am a keen student of everything that concerns the
peoples on its shores.

My second son is named for his uncle, a gallant soul who was
killed flying in the war. I took a short trip to England in 1906.
Beyond that my traveling has been six trips back and forth
across the Pacific, with incidental wanderings in Japan and China.

For a short time I was alderman of the city of Baguio in the
Philippines. This is not half as grand as it sounds. I had no
salary, and the so-called city of Baguio is a frontier burg, distinctly
"small town stuff"." At present I am a director of the Chamber of
Commerce of Hartford, keenly interested in the welfare of that
prosperous city.

War Service: Entered the service of the U. S. A. on July 12,
1918, as 1st Lieutenant, Chaplain, and was later promoted to
rank of Captain, Chaplain. Was attached to U. S. Military
Academy, West Point, N. Y., and to U. S. A. Debarkation Hospital
No. 5, New York City. Served on transports on Pacific, at San
Francisco, West Point, Hoboken, and New York City.

Member: Harvard Clubs of New York and Connecticut; Uni-
versity Clubs of Hartford and Boston; the Philippine Club;
National Collegiate Athletic Association (Representative for New
England on the Executive Committee) ; Association of Schools and
Colleges in New England; Classical Association of New England;
American Historical Association; New England Association of Col-
leges and Secondary Schools; Chamber of Commerce of Hartford.



JOHN MORGAN OLMSTED

Born at Heidelberg, Germany, Dec. 27, 1879. Parents: John Bartow,
Clara (Morgan) Olmstead. School: Buffalo Central High School, Buf'
falo, N. Y.; Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N. H.

Degree: (c. 1898-1899.)

Married: Helen Marguerite Prescott, Foxboro, Mass., Oct. 24, 1903. Chil-
dren: Janet, Sept. 20, 1904; Prescott Seymour, April 17, 1908; John
Morgan, Jr., Feb. 1, 1910.

Occupation: Manufacturer of steel.

Address: {home) Private Road, Hubbard Woods, 111.; (business) Electric
Steel Company, Chicago, III.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]
Member: Chicago Club.



348 CLASS OF 1902— SIXTH REPORT

JAMES ARCHER O'REILLY

Born at St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 24, 1879. Parents: Thomas, Mary {Archer)

O'Reilly. School: Smith Academy, St. Louis, Mo.
Degrees: A.B. 1902; M.D. 1906.
Married: Jane Elliott Sever, Kingston, Mass., June 20, 1906. Children:

James Archer, Jr., July 28, 1907; NoH Sever, Dec. 25, 1909; Daniel

Elliott, Oct. 17, 1916.
Occupation : Physician.
Address: (home) 6369 Pershing Ave., St. Louis, Mo.; (business) 3534

Washington Ave., St. Louis, Mo.

AFTER graduating from college I spent four years at the Medical
School and one year as interne at Carney Hospital in the
Orthopedic Service. In December 1907 I returned to St. Louis
and became orthopedic surgeon at the St. Louis University. I
remained at the St. Louis University until 1910. Since then I
have been connected with the Washington University Medical
School. I have also indulged, and am still indulging, in the private
practice of orthopedic surgery.

In discussing the question of hobbies the other day I was told
that mine was to make a motor boat engine run. I do not think
that is a hobby but an insanity. My two oldest boys expect to
go to Harvard. Daniel has not yet made up his mind, but will
probably go also. I am very fond of traveling, but my wander-
ings have not carried me to any very exciting or unusual places.
In 1902, I spent most of the summer in England, Ireland, and
Scotland, and also visited the North Cape. I spent the Christmas
vacation of 1902, in Los Angeles. In 1905, I spent the Summer in
England, France and Germany. That summer I had a most in-
teresting visit of two weeks in the Fortress of Koenigstein in a
most beautiful country overlooking the Elba. In 1906, we motored
through England, Ireland, France, Germany, the Austrian Tyro to
Genoa. I was abroad again in the Fall of 1913, visiting clinics
in England, France and Germany. I have also been to Bermuda
twice, to California twice, and another summer I went to Boston
via Glacier National Park, The Yellowstone and Estes Parks. I
have motored to Boston twice, and have been to Panama, Jamaica,
and Cuba. I go to Boston about twice a year.

War Service: I was the only one left in the Orthopedic De-
partment of the University, so that I was deemed essential to the
University. I served on the Draft Board and on the Medical
Advisory Board, and was a member of the Medical Reserve Corps.
At the end of the war I was a contract surgeon at Jefferson
Barracks for two months.



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 349

Publications: Numerous medical publications on orthopedic
subjects.

Member: American Orthopedic Association; University, and
Country Clubs, St. Louis; Harvard Clubs of St. Louis (ex-presi-
dent), Boston, and New York; American College of Surgeons (Fel-
low).



WILBUR CORTHELL OTIS

Born at Chelsea, Mass., Jan. 26, 1878. Parents: Elisha Wilbur, Letida
Maria {Woods) Otis. School: High School, Everett, Mass.

Degree: (5. 1898-1900.)

Married: Harriet Adeline Satterley, Boston, Mass., Aug. 19, 1903. Chil-
dren: David Warren, June 13, 1904; Ruth Thelma, June 16, 1907;
Wilbur C, Jr., March 8, 1917.

Occupation: Civil engineer.

Address: {home) 48 Nashua St., Woburn, Mass.; {business) Navy Yard,
Boston, Mass.

Have been with the Navy Department for twenty years. Am at
present at Navy Yard, Boston, Mass., as supervising engineer.



WILLIAM MILLS OTTER

Born at Louisville, Ky., Nov. 11, 1879. Parents: William Pleasant, Annie

Mills {Crenshaw) Otter. School: Flexner's School, Louisville, Ky.
Degree: A.B. 1902.
Married: Frances Elston Veech, Louisville, Ky., Oct. 15, 1913. Children:

Bethel, Sept. 12, 1914; Anne Mills, June 15, 1917; El'Ston Veech, Feb.

14, 1920.
Occupation: Wholesale grocer.
Address: {home) 2201 Speed Lane, Louisville, Ky.; {business) 1008 St.

Louis Ave., Louisville, Ky.

AFTER leaving Cambridge, I studied law at Columbia until
called home by the serious sickness of my father. I then
took charge of his interests in the wholesale grocery firm of
Otter & Co., and have been in this business continuously since
that time. Although my life has been one of work, more or less
commonplace, devoid of any spectacular events or achievements,
I have in a quiet way enjoyed myself.

At present I am president of Otter & Co., wholesale grocers,
vice-president of Torbitt & Castleman, syrup manufacturers, and
a director in the United States Trust Co.

Upon advice of counsel, I refuse to answer re. my hobbies.



350 CLASS OF 1902— SIXTH REPORT

The truth would disclose my tadpole mentality. Like all simper-
ing imbeciles, I could write reams upon the excellence of my
children, and ruin the twentieth report of 1902. With becoming
restraint, I desist. The word "travel" is not in my lexicon. One
summer in Europe, several trips to our West, many winters in
Florida, and many summers in the Michigan woods, tell the story
of my uneventful wanderings.
Member: Local Clubs.



FRANCIS HAMLET OWEN

Born at Staffordshire, England, June 5, 1867. Parents: Thomas, Elizabeth

(Griffiths) Owen. School: Private tutors.
Degree: (c. 1898-1899.)
Married: Anna Belle Van Vleck, Springfield, 0., Aug. 1, 1899. Children:

Van Vleck, Oct. 21, 1900; Francis Hamht, Jr., July 12, 1902; Anna Belle,

Dec, 15, 1905.
Occupation: Piano manufacturer.
Address: {home) 70 Seivall Ave., Brookline, Mass.; (business) 120 Boyl-

ston St., Boston, Mass.

OCCUPATION — Writing the autobiography of a common man
where every drink's a memory. The date and name of all who
treat me is carefully recorded so that one hundred years from now
posterity can smack its lips when looking backward. All who
wish to qualify for the moist Hall of Fame can notify me but my
acceptance will necessarily have to be selective, for the "wet" days
never held such opportunities as I am getting now.

The whole present tendency of the country is more and more
bureaucratic, and questionnaires are a contributing factor to that
end. Have done nothing much to be ashamed of, and am opposed
to questionnaires on principle.

War Service: Manufactured instruments for the government at
cost, and came out of the war much poorer, am glad to say.



Hh Cl)e0ter jFrank Packard

Born at South Framingham, Mass., March 14, 1878. Parents: William
Otis, Emma Louise (Webber) Packard. School: Williston Seminary,
Easthampton, Mass.

Degree: (c. 1898-1899.)

Unmarried.

Died at South Framingham, Mass., Jan. 16, 1906.

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



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 351

PHILIP MASON PALMER

Born at Westbrook, Me., May 8, 1880. Parents: Frederick Merrill, Clara
{Parker) Palmer. School: High School, Westbrook, Me.

Degrees: AM. 1902; A.B. (Bowdoin), 1900.

Married: Mary Frost Hodgdon, Westbrook, Me., Aug. 4, 1903 {died Feb.
17, 1911) ; Anne-Marie Bauer, Berlin-Lichterfelde, Germany, June 16,
1914. Children: Philip Motley, Nov. 1, 1904; Margaret Bartlett, Oct.
2, 1907 {died March 29, 1908); Carl Pfeiffer, May 14, 1915; Parker,
Sept. 9, 1916; Robert Bauer, Nov. 24, 1919.

Occupation: Teacher.

Address: University Park, South Bethlehem, Pa.

MY first few years after leaving college were uneventful, —
spent as kid instructor, learning to teach at the expense
of good-natured freshmen and sophomores. At present I am
professor of German, Head of School of Arts and Science, Lehigh
University.

My favorite hobby is gardening. Success, with flowers, average,
with vegetables in a good season I usually reap the value of the
seed. With the Harvard average at 1% children (according to
T. R.) some one has to provide for Harvard's future. Have
traveled as follows: 1902, France and Germany; 1906, Germany;
1911, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, England; 1913, France,
Switzerland; 1914 Germany, Austria, Italy; 1921 Sweden, Germany,
Switzerland, where I now am.

Was a member, Bethlehem City School Board, 1917-1919, and
trustee, Bethlehem Public Library, 1919-1921.

As a horn-tooter, even in an intimate circle like this, I am a
rare success.

War Service: Served on Local Draft Board. Did paper work
for local training camp during the Summer and Fall of 1918
at Camp Coppee, Lehigh University; ranked as assistant to district
inspector. Ran a big gun lathe in the Bethlehem Steel Works
during the Summer of 1918. Worked mostly on 9,4 howitzers.
Boss told me I did more good than harm.

Publications: "Grundziige der Naturlehre," 1910 D. C. Heath
& Co., and "Review Exercises," 1911, Bethlehem Times Print, both
German texts; several privately printed pamphlets and articles
in periodicals on educational matters.

Member: Modern Language Societies of America and Pennsyl-
vania; Association of American College Professors; Phi Beta
Kappa Association of Phila.; Bowdoin Club of Philadelphia.



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HhJFrank petet Parker, 3[r*

Born at Worcester, Mass., Nov. 30, 1880. Parents: Frank Peter, Anna
iWorthen) Parker. School: Cambridge Latin School, Cambridge,
Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Daisy Beatrice Rankin Pruden, New York, N. Y., June 17, 1908.
Child: Frank Peter, Srd, April 8, 1915.

Died Dec. 19, 1920, at E. Milton, Mass.

AFTER graduation Parker lived in Montclair, N. J., until 1918,
when he moved to Lexington, Mass. As a citizen of Montclair
he took an active interest in civic affairs, and served as president of
the Montclair Improvement Society. It was in such activities as
this that he gave expression of his desire to be a useful citizen,
and strove to give practical value to his ideals. At the class
dinner in November, 1920, he proposed that the class install in
the college rooms once occupied by the men who had died in the
war, suitable tablets inscribed with their names, numerals, and
place of death. As a committee of the class he made some progress
on the plan, but died before anything definite was decided upon.
During the war he was Chief of Division of Art and Flags
on the Liberty Loan Committee of the First Federal Reserve
District. Was assistant to Grosvenor Farewell, '09, during the
Fourth Loan and together they arranged for the making, placing
and raising the funds to pay for the thousands of flags that con-
stituted the decoration of Fifth Ave., New York City, known as the
Avenue of the Allies. The plans were not finally decided upon
until three weeks before the display was to be in place, but due
to the splendid co-operation of the staff the work was done on
time. During the period between the Fourth and Fifth Loan
Farewell was called away, and Parker took his place, which he held
until the beginning of the Fifth Loan, when he gave place to his
assistant. Had charge of Victory Way for the Fifth Loan. Served
on the Liberty Loan Committee in Montclair, N. J., during the
Third Loan. He was a private in the Montclair Battalion, Home
Guard, in Montclair, N. J.

GEORGE NELSON PARKER

Born at Billerica, Mass., Jane 21, 1880. Parents: John Nelson, Charlotte

(Scammon) Parker. School: Hopkinsons School, Boston, Mass.
Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Ethel Marie Potter, Brooklyn, N. Y., March 27, 1912.



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