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for business men and the following year when the United States
finally got into the war, entered the army. On my return from the
service I found, like so many other men, that my practice had to
a large extent disappeared, and for a time it was a bit hard sled-
ding. However things have improved now.

I have no particular hobbies. I am fond of shore-bird shooting
but rarely get out these days.

War Service: Received commission of Captain, Medical Corps,
on June 15, 1917, and was assigned to active duty at Fort Ben-
jamin Harrison on Aug. 27, 1917. Attended M. 0. T. C. for ten days,
and was then assigned to a regular outfit. Ambulance Co. 14, where
I served under Harrison B. Webster and later Willard S. Parker,
both 1905 men. At the end of three months strenuous training we
were fit and ready for service and confidently expected to be at-
tached to a division. Instead we were ordered to Camp Greenleaf,
Chickamaugua Park. We were a mule-drawn outfit. A short time
after our arrival we were drawn on heavily for replacements and
although we soon filled up our strength we were soon called on
again and the process repeated until we became only a replacement
company. The company never went across. Early in March, 1918,
a new company was formed called "Provisional Ambulance Co.
T" which I commanded until it was turned into a replacement com-
pany late in August. I was then assigned to the Ambulance Battal-
ion Headquarters. Those of us who had entered the army during
the Summer or Fall of 1917 could not get assignments "across"
although the new officers were sent after a brief training — we were
used to do the work of the camp. A very few were sent as casuals.

Shortly after the armistice I was sent to Hoboken on overseas
orders and had a very good time in New York for two weeks before
I was sent to Debarkation Hospital 51, Hampton, Va., where I


was Detachment Commander until my discharge on April 11, 1919.
Although a medical officer, I practiced no medicine in the army,
but did about everything else, from building roads and stables up
and down. Was recommended for a Majority in October, 1918,
but, with many others, my commission was not signed before the
armistice came along. Was recommended again in February, 1919,
but Washington did not feel that the position I held demanded the
services of a Major.

Member: Harvard Club of Boston; Massachusetts Medical So-
ciety; American Medical Association.

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Born at Dobbs Ferry, N. Y., April 25, 1881. Parents: George Bickham,
Augusta {Strange) Reese. School: St. Paul's School, Concord, N. H.
Degree: (c. 1899-1900.)
Died at Innsbruck, Austria, Aug. 26, 1900.

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

Born at Chicago, III., May 15, 1879. Parents: James William, Helen Julia

(Griffin) Reilly.
Degree: (s. 1900-1901.)
Died at Bethlehem, Pa., Jan. 21, 1904.

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


Born at Springfield, Mass., July 20, 1880. Parents: John Lovell, Clara
(Galpin) Rice. School: High School, Springfield, Mass.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; M.D. 1905.

Married: Mary Louise Merrihew, Newton, Mass., Oct. 27, 1909. Children:
Allen Merrihew, Nov. 14, 1910; Edward Merrihew, Sept. 8, 1915.

Occupation : Physician.

Address: 33 School St., Springfield, Mass.

HAVE led the ordinary busy life of a city general practitioner.
As an assistant surgeon at the Springfield Hospital for the past
fifteen years, my inclination and tendency has been to specialize
in surgery. For the last two years my practice has been practically
confined to that branch of medicine.


War Service: From Sept. 14, 1918, to Dec. 16, 1918, I was
at the Medical Officers' Training Camp, Chickamaugua Park, Ga.
For the last six weeks of my stay there I was on the teaching force
at the army medical school in Chattanooga, Tenn. From Dec. 16,
1918, until discharged, June 19, 1919, I was at General Hospital
No. 10, Parker Hill, Boston, Mass., except for two weeks spent
at the Rockefeller Institute, New York City.

Publications: Medical articles in The Boston Medical & Sur-
gical Journal, and in the Journal of the American Medical Asso-
ciation; "'Surgical Lessons of the Great War," Fiske Prize Fund
Essay, 1920.

Member: American Medical Association; American College of
Surgery; Massachusetts Medical Society; New England Association
of Railway Surgeons; Harvard Clubs of Boston and Connecticut
Valley; Springfield Country, Winthrop, and Clinical Clubs.


Born at Farmington, Me., Sept. 30, 1879. Parents: Joseph Waldo Vinal,
Adella Catherine {Parsons) Rich. School: High School, Providence, R.I.
Degree: A.B. 1902.

Occupation : Publisher.
Address: 10 Newbury St., Boston, Mass.

AM president and general manager. Small, Maynard & Company,
publishers; editor, Le Livre Contemporain.
Publications: "Why-So Stories," Small, Maynard; translator.
La Ford's "Ma Mitrailleuse" and Saint-Saens "Ecole Bussoniere";
editor, "Don Quixote," "The Arabian Nights," "Grimm's Fairy
Tales," "Andersen's Fairy Tales'."

Member: St. Botolph and Union Boat Clubs, Boston; Harvard
Club, New York.


Born at Dedham, Mass., Aug. 14, 1880. Parents: Henry White, Mary

Frances (Gragg) Richards. School: Hale School, Boston, Mass.
Degrees: S.B. 1902; S.M. 1903.

Occupation: Mining engineer.
Address: 147 West 82 St., New York, N. Y.


VARIOUS jobs as miner, surveyor, and chemist, and as assistant
in geology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology kept
me busy for several years after graduation. For the last fifteen
years I have specialized in geological field work and the examina-
tion of mines and mineral deposits, with headquarters in New York
since 1909. This work has taken me over most of North and
South America, from the Labrador to Chile and Argentina.

My main recreation has been track athletics in which I have
now engaged for over twenty-five years, the last few, mainly in
Marathon running. I have also taken considerable interest in the
Spanish and Portuguese languages, and in New England genealogy.

I have taken an active part in the work of the Honest Ballot
Association at New York city elections, and was a volunteer worker
during the Victory Loan campaign.

War Service: When the United States entered the war I ap-
plied for a commission in the Engineer Corps. I then made
another trip to Mexico and, when our Quindecennial was scheduled,
was being besieged in a mine by Villistas. On returning to New
York I started in learning the I. D. R. at the Columbia Summer
School, and with Boyce's Tigers on Governor's Island. I was com-
missioned Captain, Engineers, U. S. R., Sept. 8, 1917, and was as-
signed to active duty September 25. After two months at Amer-
ican University, Washington, D. C. I was attached to 23d Engineers,
Camp Meade, Md. On Jan. 24, 1918, I sailed from New York
for Glasgow on the transport Tuscania, which was torpedoed and
sunk in the North Channel, Feb. 5, 1918. I was landed at Bun-
crana, Ireland by a British destroyer, and, after a few days at
Londonderry, proceeded to the American rest camp at Winchester.
A month later I was sent, via Southampton and Le Havre, to the
Engineer School at Angers and, after ten days, to the General In-
termediate Supply Depot at Gievres. Here I was in charge of
Portable Barracks and Barracks Construction with labor consisting
of Spanish, Chinese, Annamites, and American troops from all the
Services. I returned to the United States via Bordeaux, landing at
Hoboken Dec. 29, 1918, and received my discharge Jan. 3, 1919.
On Jan. 30, 1919, I was commissioned Captain, Engineers, U. S. R.
Member: Harvard Engineering Society; Society of American
Military Engineers; Honest Ballot Association.



Born at New York, N. Y., May 13, 1880. Parents : William, Sarah Ma^
tilda {Anderson) Richardson. School: Berkeley School, Neiv York,

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Alice Everard Strong, Saranac Lake, N. Y., Oct. 10, 1911. Chil-
dren: William Everard, Nov. 14, 1912; Anne Schuyler, Nov. 20, 1914;
C. Tiffany, Jr., March 5, 1917.

Occupation : Stockbroker.

Address: (home) Tuxedo Park, N. Y.; (business) 60 Broadway, New York,
N.Y.; (permanent) Union Club, New York, N.Y. or Racquet & Tennis
Club, New York, N. Y.

FOR the first year after graduating I was a messenger and then
a clerk at Blake Brothers & Co., New York., at $5.00 a week for
the entire thirteen months. Then opportunity knocked and I be-
came a partner in the New York Stock Exchange firm of Borman
& Co., in which firm or its successors (including Richardson, Nor-
ton & Co.) I have been a partner ever since. My present firm is
Auerbach, Pollak & Richardson, 60 Broadway, New York.

My relaxations are golf and bridge like nine out of ten others.

War Service: Was a member of one of the large Wall Street
committees for selling Liberty Bonds. Served for about three
years during the war in the Ninth Coast Artillery, N. Y. G. as a
private, chronic laryngitis having disqualified me for the duties of
a line officer.


Born at Boston, Mass., April 7, 1881. Parents: Maurice Howe, Margaret
White (Peirson) Richardson. School: Noble and Greenough's School,
Boston, Mass.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; M.D. 1906.

Married: Clara Lee Shattuck, Brookline, Mass., May 26, 1917, (died Dec.
6, 1921). Children: Edward Peirson, Jr.; Elliot Lee; George Shattuck.

Occupation : Surgeon.

Address: 224 Beacon St., Boston, Mass.

AFTER leaving college, I entered the Harvard Medical School
and graduated in 1906, becoming surgical house officer at the
Massachusetts General Hospital in March, before graduation. The
sixteen months as house officer I look back on as the most satis-
factory part of the preliminaries.

After an interval of three months spent big-game shooting on
the Upper Stikine River in British Columbia, I started practice


in November, 1907, as assistant to my father. Dr. Maurice H.
Richardson, continuing until his death in 1912. And here I have
been since, with brief intervals, practicing surgery. I am at
present assistant visiting surgeon to the Massachusetts General Hos-
pital and consulting surgeon to hospitals in Gardner, Milford,
Brockton, Attleboro and Plymouth, Mass.

The principal intervals have been a short period with the First
Harvard Medical Unit near Etaples, France, in 1915, and a rather
unsatisfactory attempt to be of service in the Medical Corps, U. S.
A. in 1918. Otherwise my travels have been limited to professional
meetings and the pursuit of what I am encouraged to call hobbies,
chiefly shooting and fly-fishing.

War Service: Served with the First Harvard Medical Unit,
British General Hospital No. 22, Danne Canniers, France, August
to October 1915, as Temporary Honorary Major. Reported for
duty in the Medical Corps, U. S. A., on July 14, 1918, with rank
of Captain, M. C. After a course in treatment of infected wounds
I was assigned to Base Hospital, Camp Greene, on Aug. 1, 1918.
In September I was assigned to Evacuation Hospital No. 30, re-
ceiving rank of Major on Sept. 21, and crossed with them, arriving
in England on Nov. 8, and in France on Nov. 11, 1918. The unit
took over a Base Hospital at Mars sur Allier. In February it was
ordered to Mayen, Germany, and from there I was transferred to
Evacuation Hospital 27, Coblentz, and later went to Evacuation
Hospital 26, Neuenahr, as chief of the surgical service. I returned
to Evacuation Hospital 27 in June, and left Germany for the United
States on July 31, 1919. Received my discharge on Aug. 12, 1919.

Publications: My writing has been limited to short profes-
sional articles appearing in medical journals.

Member: American College of Surgeons, Southern Surgical
Association, New England Surgical Society, American Medical As-
sociation; Somerset, Tennis and Racquet and Harvard Clubs of
Boston and New York.


Born at Arlington, Mass., Aug. 21, 1881. Parents: Wendell Everett, Sarah
Homer (Gould) Richardson. School: High School, Arlington, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Alice Gertrude Locke, Belmont, Mass., March 27, 1907. Chil-
dren: Wendell Locke, Sept. 24, 1908; Mary Locke, March 16, 1912.

Occupation: Manufacturing.

Address: (home) Highland Ave., Haddonfield, N. J.; (business) 16th and
Callowhill Sts., Philadelphia, Pa.


MY first three years out of college were spent with Courtlandt
Babcock & Co., New York City, dealers in commercial paper.
I left them to go with E. Naumburg & Co., travelling for them until
1907 at which time I opened their Philadelphia office. Continued
with them until 1919, when I went with S. B. Lewis & Co., Philadel-
phia. In November, 1921, I went with Samuel N. Magill, Inc., of
Philadelphia, manufacturers of petticoats and bloomers, and at
present am busily engaged trying to see that such members of the
Class of 1902 and others who may have ordered them receive their
"Her Majesty" on time.
Member: Manufacturers Club — Philadelphia.


Born at New York, N. Y., May 10, 1880. Pabents: William N., Jane

Louise (Grant) Richie. School: Long Branch Academy, Long Branch,

Degree: S.B. 1902.
Married: Georgia Weld, Brooklyn, N. Y., Oct. 31, 1911. Child: Dorothy

W. Raymond (step-daughter) , Feb. 2, 1902.
Occupation: Wholesale coal.
Address: (home) 434 Heywood Ave., Orange, N. J.; (business) 143 Liberty

St., New York, N. Y.

BEFORE I found the right one which suited me for life, I was
eight years trying various lines of business.

Am engaged in the coal mining industry; wholesaling, and fuel

Enjoy a great deal of autoing and swimming. Have traveled
through Canada and the West.

On several occasions I have been called on to advise the City
of New York on fuel problems.

Member: Harvard Engineering Society of New York City; St.
Andrews' Club.


Born at Acton, Me., Dec. 31, 1874. Parents: Daniel Webster, Emma (Mer-
row) Ricker. School: Brewster Academy, Wolfboro, N. H.

Degree: (c. 1898-1901.)

Married: Amelia Dorothea Luger, Fargo, N. D., June 27, 1910. Child:
Mary Elizabeth, April 16, 1912.

Occupation: General Manager, E. A. Ricker Co., Department Store.

Address: (home) 366 6th Ave., S., Fargo, N. D.; (business) 109-111 Broad-
way, Fargo, N. D.


IN the Fall of 1902, I took a position with F. W. Woolworth Co.
and began as an apprentice in their store located on Washing-
ton St., Boston. Two years later I was made assistant manager
of the Woolworth store in Minneapolis, Minn., and in 1905 man-
ager of the Council Bluffs, Iowa, store. I continued with the Wool-
worth Co., and managed stores until 1914, when I resigned, and
purchased a department store in Fargo, North Dakota. Fargo has
a population of 25,000. It is the largest city in the State of North
Dakota and is often called the "Biggest Little City in the World."
My business here has grown rapidly and has been profitable. I
am president and general manager of the company.

War Service: Was appointed State Merchant Representative
of the U. S. Food Adminstration in November, 1917, and held this
position without pay until the work of the Food Adminstration
was discontinued after the war.

Member: Fargo Commercial Club (director) ; Country Club,
Public Welfare Association (president) ; Business News Associa-
tion (president).


Born at Acton, Me., Feb. 3, 1876. Parents: Daniel Webster, Emma {Mer-
row) Richer. School: Breivster Academy, Wolfeboro, N. H.

Degree: (c. 1898-1899.)

Married: Jeannette Weston Blood, Norwich, Vt., Dec. 20, 1899. Children:
Helen, Feb. 20, 1902; Dorcas, May 4, 1911.

Business: Manager Frontier Press Co.

Address: (home) 3740 Paseo Boulevard, Kansas City, Mo.; (business) 704
American Bank Bldg., Kansas City, Mo.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]

Hh Lincoln OTate BiUDle

Born at Jamaica Plain, Mass., Oct. 17, 1880. Parents: Charles Wisner,
Mary Brastow (Ware) Riddle. School: Hale School, Boston, Mass.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; A.M. 1905; Ph.D 1906.

Married: Gertrude Hollister Paine, Cambridge, Mass., June 7, 1906. Chil-
dren: Eleanor, Oct. 12, 1909; Edward Hollister, Feb. 13, 1916; Malcolm,
June 13, 1917.

Died at Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 16, 1921.

AT the age of twelve years, being then a student in the Roxbury
Latin School, Riddle saw for the first time, a book on botany.
From then on he never altered his determination to become a


botanist. After completing his studies at Harvard he became an in-
structor at Wellesley College, where he taught for thirteen years.
He was made a full professor in 1917.


Born at Fort Dodge, la.. May 1, 1878. Parents : Harley Greenwood, Carolyn
Seymour {Welles) Ristine. School: Wabash College Preparatory
School, Crawjordsville, Ind.

Degree: (c. 1898-1902.)

Married: Mary Briggs Coakerly, Des Moines, la., April 21, 1908. Chil-
dren: Albert Welles, Jr., Oct. 17, 1910; Thomas Warren, Apr. 23, 1919;
Robert Seymour, Nov. 3, 1920.

Occupation: Superintendent of Southern Gypsum Co., Inc.

Address: North Halston, Va.

THE first three years I spent with a mining company in Chihua-
hua, Mexico, and came back to the States every Fall to coach
the Iowa State College at Ames, Iowa. In 1905 I spent most of the
year in St. Francis, Mo., with the Guggenheim Exploration Co., in
the diamond drilling department. In 1906 I came to Virginia
where I optioned some gypsum properties and prospected with a
core drill. These properties were taken over and developed by the
Southern Gypsum Company which was formed in that year and
with which I have been connected since the organization. Am now
superintendent and assistant manager of this company. We are
millers and miners of gypsum and gypsum products.

I have about thirty acres of apples and peaches and so far the
yearly net loss makes me think these must be hobbies, although
sometime I hope to put them in the class with business or pro-
fession. The manager of my orchard and I are also interested
in raising big rabbits and hope to have some that will weigh
twenty one or twenty two pounds. The one we got from California
the other day only lived a few weeks after reaching Virginia so
I think this is another hobby. My three boys are healthy little
animals and at present talk with a dialect something between the
poor mountain folks and the colored population but I hope they
will some time get over that.


Born at Leominster, Mass., Dec. 17, 1879. Parents: Walter Thomas, Alice

Sophia (Bixby) Bobbins. School: High School, Leominster, Mass.
Degrees: A.B. 1902; LL.B. 1905.


Married: Florence Elizabeth Foster, Leominster, Mass., Sept. 25, 1907.

Children: Ruth Elizabeth, Aug. 29, 1908; Rachel, May 8, 1911.
Occupation: Lawyer.
Address: {home) 73 Grove Ave., Leominster, Mass.; (business) 410 Main

St., Fitchburg, Mass.

AFTER practicing law for a brief period in Boston, I came to
Fitchburg, where ever since I have been engaged in the general
practice of my profession. In 1910 I was appointed a special
justice of the District Court of Leominster, and still hold that

My recreation has consisted largely of outdoor games, and in
the last few years principally of golf.

War Service: Served as an associate member of Legal Ad-
visory Board; was 2d Lieutenant, Co. F, 19th Regiment, M. S. G.

Member: Wilder Lodge, A. F. & A. M.; Masonic Club of Leo-
minster; Leominster, Fay, Monoosnock Country, and Oak Hill
Country Clubs.


Born at Louisville, Ky., July 26, 1879. Parents: Charles Bonnycastle,
Helen {Avery) Robinson. School: Mr. Flexner's School, Louisville, Ky.
Degree: (s. 1898-1902.)

Married: Christine Belknap. Child: Ann Mason, Aug. 4, 1916.
Occupation : Salesman.
Address: c/o Roosevelt & Son, 30 Pine St., New York, N. Y.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]

War Service: Held position as sub-District Manager, Ordnance
Dept., Production Div., for Kentucky and southern Indiana.
Worked on Food Administration for Kentucky. Took part in two
Liberty Loan campaigns. For two months was volunteer worker
with Local Board No. 2, Louisville, Ky. Served as a private in
the Home Guard. Some special work for the Kentucky Council of
National Defense.


Born at Minsk, Russia, March 11, 1875. Parents: Bernard, Leah {Shatzkin)
Robinson. Schools: Mt. Hermon School, Mt. Herman, Mass.; Phillips
Exeter Academy, Exeter, N. H.; Adelphi Academy, Brooklyn, N. Y.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; LL.B. {New York Law School) 1906.

Married: Betty Florence Levey, New York, N. Y., Jan. 10, 1911. Child:
Leonard George, Jr., Nov. 24, 1911.


Occupation: Lawyer and Banker.

Address: 320 Broadway, New York, N. Y.; also 2 Rue Lyantey, Paris, France.

DURING my senior year I was on leave of absence and taught at
the Princeton Preparatory School, Princeton, N. J. In June I
returned to Cambridge and was graduated with the Class. The fol-
lowing academic year (1902-3) I taught at Trinity Hall, Washington
Pa., and then (1903-4) at Trinity School, New York City.

In 1904 I entered the New York Law School, from which I was
graduated with the degree of LL.B. in 1906, and was admitted to
the New York bar in the same year. While in the New York Law
School I became associated in 1905 with the Jewish Agricultural and
Industrial Aid Society (Baron de Hirsch Foundation), New York,
of which I became general manager in 1907. While with that
organization I was instrumental in placing over three thousand im-
migrant families as farm owners, and some ten thousand as farm
laborers. I became especially interested in agricultural economics,
agricultural cooperation and agricultural finance, and made an ex-
haustive study of these subjects as they obtained in Europe and
elsewhere. I became one of the earliest pioneers in the farm cred-
its movement in the United States. I wrote many articles and de-
livered a great number of speeches on the subject. I organized
twenty credit unions (cooperative credit associations) of the Raif-
feisen type in several states — the first cooperative credit associations
among farmers on American soil, and assisted in framing the Credit
Union Law of New York.

In 1914, when the American Commission that went abroad to
study agricultural credit introduced an Agricultural Credit Bill
in Congress, I was called before a special Congressional committee
to give my testimony as an expert. Robert J. Bulkley, a classmate,
of Ohio, was then chairman of that committee in the House, and
Senator Henry F. Hollis, also a Harvard man, of New Hampshire,
was chairman of the Senate committee. I worked closely with that
committee from 1914 until the passage of the Federal Farm Loan
Act in 1916. In 1917, after the Federal Farm Loan Act became
law, I was invited by Secretary McAdoo to organize the Federal
Land Bank of the First District, covering the six New England
States, besides New York and New Jersey, and to become its presi-
dent. I served in that capacity until July, 1919, when I retired
to accept the presidency of the Cosmopolitan Bank in New York
City. I resigned from that institution in 1921, and upon the urgent
solicitation of some of my friends who were vitally interested in
war relief in Europe, I became associated with the American Joint
Distribution Committee in its overseas work, with headquarters in


Paris, France. This data is written in Warsaw, Poland. From my
headquarters in Paris I radiate all over the Continent.

My hobbies are philanthropy and travel.

Member: Harvard and Bankers Clubs, New York; American
Economic Association.

Born at Salem, Mass., Aug. 17, 1874. Parents: Matthew, Fidelia Emily

(Newhall) Robson. School: High School, Salem, Mass.
Degree: (c. 1898-1899.)
Died at Salem, Mass., Nov. 10, 1900.

ARTHUR LAWRENCE ROBSON'S health failed just before
midyear's of 1899, compelling him to leave college. After a
lono- illness he died at his home in Salem.


Born at Springfield, Mass., June 18, 1880. Parents: Edward Covell, Eliza
Bliss (Reynolds) Rogers. School: High School, Springfi,eld, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Anna Rea Shinn, Ashland, 0., June 7, 1911. Child: French

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