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Address: (home) 142 East 18th St., New York, N. Y.; (business) Pulitzer
Bldg., Park Row, New York, N. Y.

WROTE special articles for Boston Transcript. In 1905 I
joined the staff of the New York Times, dramatic features
and criticism. In 1906 I became personal companion and literary
secretary of the late Joseph Pulitzer, remaining with him until his
death in 1911. Since 1911 I have been editorial writer and later
Editor, New York Evening World.

My hobbies are golf and travel.

I have travelled 150,000 miles on yacht in Atlantic, Mediter-
ranean, Baltic, North Sea, West Indies, Near East. Land: Most
of Europe, except Russia, North Africa. Lived much in France,
Germany and England before the war.

Publications: Articles in Boston Transcript, New York Times,
New York World, New York Evening World.

Member: Harvard Club, New York.


Born at Boston, Mass., July 9, 1879. Parents: Arthur Warren, Fannie
Hannah (Kendrick) Pope. School: Hopkinsons School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Mildred Caroline Ellis, Montclair, N.J., Sept. 19, 1908.

Occupation: Insurance Agent, ivith Cyrus Brewer & Company.

Address: (home) Miles Road, Hingham, Mass.; (business) 44 Kilby St.,
Boston, Mass.

THERE isn't much color in the life of a "Hinghamite" especially
one without children, so how can a man help the Secretary?
My statistics of 1912 still hold and, with the exception of numerous


gray hairs and some extra flesh (in the wrong place) I'm just as
young as I used to be.

My hobbies are fishing and golf.

Member: Algonquin, Cohasset Golf, Crow Point Golf and
Wompatuck Clubs.


Born at Thomaston, Me., July 17, 1879. Parents: Charles Henry, Elizabeth

Leach (Bates) Pope. School: Cambridge Manual Training School,

Cambridge, Mass.
Degree: (5. 1899-1902.)
Married: Elizabeth Eacret, Englewood, N. J., June 5, 1905. Children:

Elizabeth Eacret, Oct. 23; 1914; Donald Gordon, 1917.
Occupation: Editor, "Automobile Topics."
Address: (home) 36 Rockrose Pla., Forest Hills Gardens, N. Y.; (business)

1790 Broadway, New York, N. Y.

TWENTY years spent, for the most part, in studying and record-
ing the growth of one of the world's largest industries affords
a perspective that is highly satisfactory. It may even be something
of an accomplishment, in the sense that in fast-growing industries
few men stand still long enough to develop impartial standards
for measuring the broader aspects of the business. From its very
uncertain beginnings, when I worked as a draftsman in the plant
of the old Pope-Robinson Automobile Co., at Hyde Park, Mass.,
down to the present, I have seen the automobile industry grow
to enormous stature. The passenger car has developed into an in-
dispensible adjunct to city, suburban and country life. The motor
truck, long a by-product, now promises to assume its logical
importance, and I firmly believe that a few more years will see it
permanently interwoven with the common carriers as the flexible
hand upon the great arm of national transportation.

From a comparatively brief practical and engineering experi-
ence, I found the transition to the engineering side of trade jour-
nalism natural. Thereafter, there was no alternative but to get out
a better paper, or quit. At least, I never quit. I suppose, there-
fore, a further step into the managerial side of the Jausiness was
a natural sequence. Living by the deeds of other men, merely
writing about them, avoids adventure, but it has its tribulations,
its own small triumphs and its compensations. To have some
part in building an organization that may enjoy the implicit con-
fidence of an industry has been granted to but few men, I


My hobbies are transportation, economics, business, commerce
and industry.

Publications: (Editor) Horseless Age, 1904-5; Motor World,
1905-12; Automobile Topics, 1912-to date; Transactions, Society
of Automotive Engineers, miscellaneous newspaper and magazine

Member: Harvard Club, New York; Harvard Engineering
Society, Society of Automotive Engineers and various business and
professional societies.


Born at Beverly, Mass., May 12, 1879. Parents: Charles Woodbury, Carrie

iChilds) Porter. School: Hopkinson's School, Boston, Mass.
Degree: A.B. 1902.
Married: Ethel Marie Janvier, Boston, Mass., Oct. 10, 1906. Children:

Son, March 16, 1908 (died March 17, 1908) ; Richard Janvier, Oct. 22,

1913; Robert Spencer, Oct. 4, 1917.
Occupation: Shoe business.
Address: (home) Phillips Beach, Swampscott, Mass.; (business) 78 Lincoln

St., Boston, Mass.

AS the shoemaker sticks to his last, I have stuck to the shoe
business. Two years in a wholesale shoe house was followed
by two years in the factory. Since then I have been on the selling
end, selling for factory to wholesaler. As partner of Porter &
Burns, I sell with Burns the output of six shoe factories to whole-

Each year I invest in a Massachusetts fishing and hunting license,
and spend Saturdays, holidays and some others, fishing through
the ice, following a trout brook, or tramping the woods for the
ever fascinating partridge, woodcock, and pheasant, all within twen-
ty-five miles of home. Resting days like these, with perhaps a
creel only partially filled with speckled beauties that would take
a Jenny Lind or a dry fly, or with a few birds in the back pocket,
pressing warm and heavy on my back, are even more precious than
the week or two of record breaking spring fishing and fall shoot-
ing in the Maine woods. The boys are always gloriously en-
thusiastic over the results, and the older one is counting the few
years before he will begin to go along with "Dad." The truant
days kindle the old enthusiasms, and the longer trips to the silent
places pile up such store of health and strength that it seems impos-
sible we shall celebrate this year our '''Twentieth."

War Service: Did limited work on sale of Liberty Bonds; was
a member of special war police of Swampscott, Mass.


•^Sttoitt £a mint potoers

Born at Hamilton, N. Y., Jan. 4, 1879. Parents: Charles Ransom, Ruth
(Deiuey) Powers. School: Boston Latin School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Lavinia E. Stewart, Boston, Mass., July 25, 1905. Children:
Dorothy, Jan. 31, 1908; La Verne Stewart, April 9, 1910.

Died at Niagara Falls, N. Y., Aug. 28, 1909.

IRWIN LA VERNE POWERS died, after an illness of three and
one-half weeks. While at Harvard he specialized in chemistry.
After leaving college he taught at Pomona College in California,
and was afterwards employed as chemist in the Silver Spring Bleach
and Dye Works of Providence, R. L, and by the General Electric
Co., of Lynn, Mass. It was while with the latter firm that he
married. In October, 1905, he went to Niagara Falls, where he
was associated for a time with the Acker Process Co. During
the following two years he was experimental chemist with the
National Electrolytic Chemical Manufacturing Co. He was taken
ill with an acute attack of appendicitis; a successful operation fol-
lowed, but ensuing complications rendered his recovery impossible.
Verne was an exceptional character. He lived a quiet Christian
life, active in church work and at the same time loved and respected
by all his business associates from manager to the humblest work-
man. All who knew him knew his enthusiastic work in the factory
and his untiring devotion to his experiments. He was a model
son, a model husband and a model father, a gentleman of the
highest sense of the word. He was a successful man in his pro-
fession. His loss is deeply mourned by all of his friends.


Born at Waltham, Mass., Aug. 1, 1880. Parents: John Thomas, Minnie
Etta (Hanscom) Pownall. School: High School, Waltham, Mass.

Degree: S.B. 1902.

Married: Josie Dexter Mills, Somerville, Mass., Dec. 26, 1908. Children:
William Lockhart, Oct. 7, 1909; Ruth Mills, March 1, 1914.

Occupation: Mechanical engineer.

Address: {home) 1357 West Macon St., Decatur, III.; (business) Care
Wabash Ry. Co., Decatur, III.

COL. A. T. Perkins '87, was attending his 15th Annual at our
Commencement time and invited me to take a "job" with the
C. B. & Q. R. R., at St. Joseph, Mo. where he officiated as division
superintendent. I then started with the idea of learning railroad-


ing from the bottom up, and spent several very interesting years
as machinist in shops and roundhouse at St. Joe, locomotive fireman
in Nebraska and Wyoming, draftsman in Chicago, and in testing
laboratory at Aurora, 111. Have acted in an official capacity as
Dynamometer car foreman, 1906, water engineer 1906-1912, C. B.
&. Q. R. R., water engineer, Wabash R. R., 1912-1915, mechanical
engineer, Wabash R. R., 1915 to date. During the past two years
I have been engaged in claim settlement work, Wabash R. R. vs.
Railroad Administration.

Railroad work has been very exacting, but I have found oppor-
tunity to take some very picturesque canoeing trips on the rivers
of northern Illinois, and have also had refreshing experiences on
some of the beautiful trout streams of the Black Hills and Big Horn

William Lockhart, age 12, witnessed his first Yale game at New
Haven in 1920, and is fully decided to be a member of Harvard
1931. Athletic aspirations, — Crew. My travels have followed the
"See America First" policy, and have covered most of the country
in the States and part of Canada, from the Rocky Mountains to the
Atlantic coast.

Publications: Proceedings Western Railway Club April, 1912;
"Water Treatment and Boiler Troubles," Railway Review, April 3,
1915; "Treatment of Water for Locomotive Use," American Rail-
way Engineering Association, August, 1911; assisted M. H. Wick-
horst in "Equated Tonnage Rating."

Member: Harvard Club of St. Louis; American Railway,
American Water Works, and International Railway Fuel Associa-
tions; Wabash Club,


Born at Boston, Mass., May 31, 1881. Parents: Abner Kingman, Jennie
{Woodman) Pratt. School: High School, Newton, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Helen Krogmann Horton, Orleans, Mass., Sept. 24, 1921.

Occupation : Stationer.

Address: (home) 144 Gibbs St., Newton Centre, Mass.; (business) 15
Franklin St., Boston, Mass.

MY business is that of manufacturing stationer. A modest col-
lection of first editions and tramping in the White Mountains,
are my hobbies. During 1920 I was a member of Board of Alder-
men, Newton, Mass.

War Service: Was a Corporal, Third Training Regiment, Platts-


burg, in June, 1916. Received commission of Captain, Ordnance,
U. S. A., on June 3, 1917, Major, January, 1918, was attached to
Equipment Division until October, 1918. From November, 1918,
to February, 1919, I was attached to Purchase, Storage and Traffic
Division, General Staff. Was in charge of mess equipment and
steel helmet section. Succeeded A. T. Simonds, '99, in charge of
the steel helmet programme. Was discharged from Service on
Feb. 3, 1919.

Member: Harvard Clubs of Boston and New York; Charles
River Country Club; Longwood Cricket, and Appalachian Moun-
tain Clubs; New Hampshire Historical Society; Pilgrim Society,


Born at Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 9, 1879. Parents: David, Augusta (Smith)
Proudfoot. School: Cambridge Latin School, Cambridge, Mass.

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

Married: Alice Sedgwick Bayne, Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 15, 1912. Child:
Priscilla, Aug. 4, 1914.

Occupation: Assistant treasurer.

Address: (home) 107 Pembroke Place, Kew Gardens, New York, N. Y.
(business) Care of Turner Construction Co., New York, N. Y.

DURING the year of 1903 I attended the Lawrence Scientific
School learning to be a mechanical engineer. From 1904
to 1908 I was with the United States Rubber Co. (Boston Rubber
Shoe Co. Plant), in Maiden, Mass., trying to be a mechanical en-
gineer, — fairly successful. From 1909 to 1913 I was in Wilming-
ton, Delaware, with the Standard Arms Co., a du Pont subsidiary
that subsided, — ^very unsuccessful. From 1914 to 1922 I have been
in New York City, with the Turner Construction Co., — no longer
a mechanical engineer. Was made assistant treasurer in 1916 and
have held this position since then, — reasonably successful.

Member: Harvard Club, New York; Harvard Engineering
Society, Kew Gardens Country Club, Bay Side Yacht Club.


Born at New York, N. Y., May 14, 1878. Parents: Lucien Gordon, Ada
(Wattles) Quigley. School: Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N. H.

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

Married: Mary Evelyn Sinsabaugh, New York, N. Y., Jan. 20, 1900. Chil.
dren: Mary Elizabeth, Jan. 29, 1902; Ada Janet, July 31, 1904; Susan
Ruth, Dec. 21, 1905; Harriet, Aug. 13, 1907; Robin Wilfred, Jr., Feb. 6,


Occupation: Lawyer.

Address: {home) 84 South Centre Ave., Rockville Centre, Nassau Co.,
N. Y.; (business) 45 Wall St., New York, N. Y.

WASTED over seven years just after graduating from law school
in the law department of a title company. Have spent the
last eight years in gradually recovering from the evil effects of
the aforesaid period and bielieve I am on the right road now.
Don't want to take up space that others can fill more interestingly
by writing a new edition of Dante's Hell. I am at present special-
izing in real estate, probate law, and trust estates.


Born at Suwalki, Russia, April, 1880. Parents: Bennet, Bessie {Fireholtz)
Radovsky. School: B.C.M. Durfee High School, Fall River, Mass.

Degrees: A.B. 1902 (1903) ; A.M. 1903 (1909) ; LL.B. 1905.

Married: Children: Doris Pearl, Lester Myron, Rita Miriam, Everett
Simon, Joseph Herbert, Claire Phyllis, Isabelle and Avis Edith.

Occupation : Lawyer.

Address: 130 South Main St., Fall River, Mass.

MY hobby is baseball. I have traveled in southern Europe,
Egypt and Holy land.
Member: Knights of Pythias, Independent Order Bnai Brith.


Born at Toronto, Can., Aug. 24, 1879. Parents: William Stephen, Emily
Alma {Green) Rainsford. School: Groton School, Groton, Mass.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; A.M. 1902 (1903).

Married: Marguerite Stockton Le Breton, Washington, D.C., Nov. 10, 1914.
Children: Marjorie, Nov. 27, 1915; Barbara, Aug. 13, 1917; William
Stephen, 2d, Aug. 12, 1920.

Occupation: Industrial engineer.

Address: {home) 128 West 59th St., Neiv York, N. Y.; {business) Phila-
delphia Co., 435 6th Ave., Pittsburg, Penna.

ON graduating I had the sense to refuse an offer, as assistant
engineer and superintendent, made to me on account of my
scholarship standing; and the great lack of sense to refuse an
opportunity to go into J. P. Morgan & Co at the bottom. (The
first two years were spent in gaining practical experience as a
laborer and foreman.) I wanted to see the West and learn the
men I would have to handle later. It was a rough life, with many


strikes, and I was several times penniless, and without enough to
eat, walking the streets looking for work in a town full of idle men.

At present I am chief engineer, Philadelphia Company, Pitts-
burgh, Pa. The Philadelphia Company owns or controls prac-
tically all the Public Utility business in Pittsburgh and vicinity,
namely the Duquesne Light (light and power). Equitable Gas
(gas and heat), Pittsburgh Railway (street railways), and their
subsidiaries, besides a number of smaller companies engaged in
such things as coal mining, steam railway, towing-barges, etc.

My hobbies are golf and shooting. I have traveled in every
state in the Union, most of Mexico and most of eastern Canada,
two trips abroad covering Great Britain, Belgium, France, Germany,
and Italy.

War Service: First business men's regiment Plattsburg 1915,
discharged as Sergeant and acting 2nd Lieut.: 6th regiment Platts-
burg 1916, discharged as 1st Lieut. Commissioned April, 1917 as
Captain, Aviation Section, Signal Corps Reserve, as District Mana-
ger of Inspection New York District, which covered all material
produced in the Atlantic States for Air Service, Signal Corps, and
miscellaneous departments. No organization existed to cover this
field and it had to be built up from nothing, but no shipments
were ever delayed, after the first two weeks, for lack of inspection.
I broke down soon after the job was running smoothly and was
ordered on tour of inspection of western flying fields to investigate
accident and maintenance of equipment. In Oct. 1918 transferred
to Motor Transport on promise of immediate service in France.
On board ship Armistice Day. Honorable Discharge, Nov. 23,

Member: University, Harvard, and City Midday, New York;
Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburgh.


Born at Boston, Mass., Sept. 19, 1879. Parents: Waldron Holmes, Emma
{Woodbury) Rand. School: Hildreth's School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Josephine Louise Woodward, Brookline, Mass., Oct. 21, 1916.

Occupation : Wool merchant.

Address: (home) 23 Regent Circle, Brookline, Mass.; (business) 262 Sum-
mer St., Boston, Mass.

AFTER leaving College I first entered the employ of the Plant-
ers Compress Co. I was there about a year and a half when
the outfit failed. While with them I was everything from a ware-


houseman to assistant to the purchasing agent. I next decided to
take up the study of wool as my life work, and one day in June,
1904, started work pushing a truck in the mill of E. Frank Lewis,
Lawrence, Mass. I did all kinds of work for a while, but finally
my opportunity came to pass up the fleeces to the wool sorter.
Later I sorted wool myself from the fleeces at the sorting board. In
the Spring of 1905 I went West to buy wool at the ranches for
Messrs. Dupee & Hackett, wool merchants at 262 Summer St.
Boston, Mass. For the following seven or eight years I went West
for this firm and for the new firm of Dupee & Meadows. I have
been for several years a member of this firm where I am now

My family and my golf are my hobbies. Have traveled in this
country extensively, also England, the Continent, and South Amer-

War Service: In 1917 was elected a member of wool buying
committee for scoured wools for the United States Government.
In the Spring of 1918 was appointed Distributor of all scoured
wools for the United States Government, a civilian with the rank
of Major in the Quartermaster Corps, U. S. Army, with offices on
Summer St., Boston, Mass. Continued in this work during 1918
and part of 1919.

Member: Harvard Clubs of Boston and New York; Common-
wealth Country Club; Dalhousie Lodge.


Born at New York, N. Y., Sept. 28, 1877. Parents : Milton, Harriet Lee
(Fales) Rathbun. School: Dwight School, New York, N. Y.

Degree: A.B. 1902 (1903).


Occupation: Dramatic Critic.

Address: {home) 306 West 112th St., New York, N.Y.; (business) The
Sun, 280 Broadway, New York, N. Y.

Y 1922 autobiography can be said in nine words: Am still
a dramatic critic. Socialist, and happy bachelor. For recre-
ation I enjoy chess and tennis.

Member: Civic Club of New York.



Born at Boston, Mass., Jan. 30, 1880. Parents: Henry Emmons, Susan
Antoinette {Murdock) Raymond. School: Milton Academy, Milton,

Degree: A.B. 1902 (1904).

Married: Julia Botham Moore, Bayonne, N. J., May 25, 1904; Florence
Louise Eddy, Providence, R. I., July 9, 1912. Children: Marion Moore,
June 18, 1905; Emmons, Jr., Aug. 17, 1913; Nancy Eddy, May 6, 1915.

Occupation : Poultryman.

Address: East St., Hingham Center, Mass.

SOON after leaving college, I entered the employ of the Library
Bureau in Boston as a salesman. I stayed there in this capacity
for two years and a half, but as I did not seem particularly adap-
ted to this line of work, I was transferred to the manufacturing
end, I held a position there for a year and a half, as assistant to
the general factory superintendent. An opportunity then presen-
ted itself to get into something for myself. Together with Arthur
U. Dilley and Merton S. Keith, Jr., we formed the company of
A. U. Dilley & Co., with stores in Boston and in New York. Our
business was oriental rugs. After several years, things did not
seem to go along as well as we had anticipated, and the concern
was wound up. I then took a position as order clerk in the factory
of the Gale-Sawyer Co., manufacturing stationers, which I held
for about a year. After this, I started the E. Raymond Co., for the
printing of wrapping paper and the manufacture of special envel-
opes and novelties. After the war broke out, business in this field
went flat and the company was merged with the Gale-Sawyer Co.

At this time, I took up the raising of poultry, and continued in
this work for several years with varying success. It did not prove
to be as lucrative as I had hoped, however, particularly during the
early years of the war, so I gave it up and went with Brown How-
land Co., in the capacity of office manager. I held this position
until about a year ago, when my health gave out, and I found I
was unable to stand the close confinement of office work. Since
then, I have not been doing any regular work, but hope to get into
something definite before long.

For the past five or six years, I have been very much interested in
the breeding and exhibiting of Bantams, and am glad to say that I
have gained something of a national reputation in it. I have bred
most all kinds of birds and animals, but have found the breeding of
the midget fowl the most attractive to me. My older daughter is at-
tending Milton Academy and is enjoying every minute of it. My
two younger children are at the primary school in Hingham.


Unfortunately, the boy has been in very poor health, but I am glad
to say that he now seems to be getting stronger and more of a
normal child. In 1900, with two other college friends, I took a
trip to Europe. Like most Americans, we went through it with
coat tails flying and got a bird's eye view of things. I, for one, did
not want ever to see another cathedral or picture gallery after I
returned. We were lucky that year in seeing the Paris Exposition
and the Passion Play at Oberammergau. In 1912, I crossed again
with my wife, going over much the same ground, and enjoying
every minute of the trip.


Born at Quincy, Mass., Oct. 5, 1877. Parents: Bartholomew William, Cath-
erine Agnes {Donovan) Reardon. School: Adams Academy, Quincy,

Degree: (s. 1898.99) ; M.Z). 1903.

Married: Mary Cashman, Quincy, Mass., June 2, 1908. Children: Paul,
Dec. 23, 1909; Mary, July 19, 1912; George, July 30, 1916.

Occupation: Physician.

Address: 1186 Hancock St., Quincy, Mass.

AFTER graduation from the Harvard Medical School, 1903, I
was surgical house officer, Boston City Hospital to April, 1905.
Started practise of medicine in Quincy in May, 1905, and have been
in practice ever since.

Was elected in 1920 for three year term on School Committee
Board, Quincy.

War Service: In 1915 I served as Captain, Medical Corps,
B. E. F., with First Harvard Unit, attached to General Hospital No.
22, B. E. F. Later I was M'ajor, Medical Corps, U. S. A., attached
to Base Hospital No. 7, A. E. F. Returned to United States in
March, 1919.

Member: Granite City, and Neighborhood Clubs, of Quincy;
Massachusetts Medical Society; American College Surgeons (Fel-
low) .


Born at Boston, Mass., Oct. 20, 1880. Parents: Charles Montgomery, Maria
Ames (Carlisle) Reed. School: Noble and Greenough's School, Boston,

Degrees: S.B. 1902 (1903); M.D. 1905.



Occupation : Physician.

Address: 155 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, Mass.

ATTENDED the Harvard Medical School and graduated in 1905.
For about a year after that I was employed by the Massachu-
setts State Board of Health, making sanitary inspections of factories,
investigating outbreaks of contagious diseases, etc. For several
year I was employed evenings at the Boston Board of Health in
the division of vital statistics. In 1906 I hung out my shingle,
and began the general practice of medicine and am still at it. For
a number of years I have been a school physician in the Boston
Public Schools. I have done nothing out of the ordinary in the
practice of my profession.

In the Summer of 1916 I attended one of the Plattsburg Camps

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