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orphan girl.

Occupation: Rubber Goods Manufacture.

Address: {home) 902 Centre St., Ashland 0.; (business) Faultless Rubber
Co., Ashland, O.

HAVE tried three great American products, assisted in manu-
facturing and selling them, lived with them from the early
morning whistle till late at night, and loved them devotedly, but
can't find the big bales of filthy lucre in any that some of my
contemporaries have dug out. I tried leather and paper. Neither
proved elastic enough to swell a fortune around me so I turned to
rubber. Rubber swelled in fine shape but something pricked the
balloon, and — well I'm still in rubber.

I have spent a bit of spare time on that branch of art so many
men enjoy — the earnest endeavor to accumulate the pictures of
four beautiful women (or let us say the beautiful pictures of four
women), all to be on hand at the psychological moment that turns
men's minds from the artistic to the financial. Royalty interfered
the only time I made the complete collection, however, four kings
combining to spoil my happiness.



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Owing to my hobby my travels have been rather limited, though
I made one beautiful trip through the tropics on a fruit boat, a few
years ago.

I have dabbled a bit at times in local politics. I am still working
along in the same old way, rather care free, and certainly en-
joying life. I can't see but what there is the same zest and joy,
as in 1902 in each succeeding day.

Member: Ashland Country and Colonial Clubs; Lodge No.
151, F. & A. M., and Chapter No. 67 R. A. M., all of Ashland, 0.;
Mansfield Council No. 94 R. & S. M.



LEO ABRAHAM ROGERS

Born at Boston, Mass., May 5, 1879. Parents: Abraham Theobald, Mary

(Plummer) Rogers. School: West Roxbury High School, Boston, Mass.
Degrees: A.B. 1902; LL.B. 1904.
Married: Ida May Lynam, Somerville, Mass., Oct. 4, 1911. Children:

Stephen, March 18, 1913; Margaret, July 30, 1915; Margaret, July 30,

1917; Leo R., Oct. 2, 1919.
Occupation : Lawyer.
Address: (home) 20 Robinwood Ave., Jamaica Plain, Mass.; (business) 209

Washington St., Boston, Mass.

ENGAGED in the general practice of law until 1906 after grad-
uating from Harvard Law School. I was secretary to the Boston
Police Commissioner from 1906 to 1913; first assistant United
States Attorney, Massachusetts from 1914 to 1917; special assistant
to the United States Attorney in charge of alien envoy activities
in Massachusetts from 1917 to 1918; special assistant to the United
States Attorney General from 1918 to 1920. Am now engaged in
general law practice.



FRANK HEATH ROSSITER

Born at New York, N. Y., Jan. 21, 1879. Parents : Ehrick Kensett, Mary
(Heath) Rossiter. School: Ridge School, Washington, Conn.

Degree: S.B. 1902.

Married: Isabel F. Allan, Sept. 20, 1919.

Occupation: Real estate.

Address: (home) 115 West I6th St., New York, N.Y.; (business) 656
Broadway, New York, N. Y.

AFTER leaving College I was with a banking house in Wall
Street for about six years; after that I spent three years in
British Columbia in the lumber business, and for the last five years



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have been managing the office and factory property in New York
City.

Member: Harvard Clubs of New York and Connecticut.



CLARENCE GEORGE ROTHSCHILD

Born at New York, N. Y., July 29, 1880. Parents: Victor Henry, Josephine
(Wolf) Rothschild. School: Dr. Sachs School, New York, N. Y.

Degree: (c. 1898.1900.)

Unmarried.

Occupation : Stockbroker.

Address: (home) Plaza Hotel, New York, N. Y.; (business) 25 Broad St.,
New York, N. Y.

IT was a keen sorrow to me, I remember the day perfectly, when
those in authority over my future career decided that I was
to leave Harvard at the end of my sophomore year and take up the
study of mining engineering. My family was connected with a
firm controlling the largest mining enterprises and this, even to
me at nineteen, seemed an opportunity. I remember vividly my
last few days in Cambridge, and how the Columbia School of
Mines, which I entered in the Fall of 1900, suffered my comparison.
The next four years were spent in hard work with my thoughts al-
ways, first toward the ultimate goal of becoming a practicing
mining engineer, and then backward to my happy days at Harvard
which I regarded then as I do now, though not a graduate, as my
Alma Mater.

The four years over, I took my first position in the engineer-
ing department of the Federal Lead Company at Flat River, Mo.,
where I spent two years, leaving there as assistant superintendent
of mines. My next position was in the office of the general manager
of mines of the American Smelters Securities Co. The wanderlust
took me early in 1907, as it did many others, to the goldfields
of Nevada. The next two years were spent prospecting on my
own "grubstake" through Nevada, finally purchasing an interest
in a claim in the desert eighty miles from civilization. The next
two years were spent in developing this property from the grass
roots, or rather sage-brush roots, to a producing mine, through
many vicissitudes and episodes which would fill a volume of in-
teresting short stories.

About this time I was called to New York on account of the
illness of my father, who died shortly after. I had been working
hard for seven years without any vacation and my health was very
much impaired, so on doctor's orders I spent the next year travel-



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 389

ing in Europe, returning late in 1912. My brother, Harvard '91,
a member of the New York Stock Exchange, asked me to join him
in business on my return, as he was very much overworked with
both his business and many matters outside of it. I felt it a
family duty to do this, so I sold my interest in the mine out in
Nevada, and that was the end of my mining career. I joined the
stock brokerage firm of V. Sydney Rothschild & Company in 1913,
and I have been in it ever since. Now, I am the only active mem-
ber of the firm as my brother's health broke down in 1917 on ac-
count of his war activities.

In one way I am thankful for the change in my profession — I
have been close to Cambridge and have not missed a Harvard- Yale
game since 1912. I have been very busy trying to do the many
things as well as my brother did them before me, as all his
duties have fallen to me, but I manage to play golf badly at not
infrequent intervals and although I know very little about music,
I enjoy the concerts I subscribe to here in New York and the
opera. These are my hobbies.

My brother did most of the war work for our family. It was on
account of his being away in Italy that I was denied the privilege
of being of service during the war in an active capacity overseas.
A slight infirmity, the outcome of the strenuous life I had led in
Nevada, was the cause of my being rejected on several attempts
for a commission, and so I had to be content with the small aid
I coiild give here.

So twenty years have passed and although I am twenty years
older, I am twenty years younger in my appreciation and en-
thusiasm for those two short years that I spent with the "twosers"
at Harvard.

War Service: Was connected with Stock Exchange teams in
sale of Liberty Bonds, Red Cross drives, etc.

Member: Harvard Club of New York; Century Country, Bun-
galow Island (Canada) and Stock Exchange Luncheon Clubs; Amer-
ican Institute of Mining & Metallurgical Engineers; National Geo-
graphic Society; American Red Cross; Boy Scouts of America; Big
Brother Movement; Metropolitan Museum of Art; American Museum
of Natural History.

ROBERT ROUGHAN

Born at Charlestown, Mass., Sept. 30, 1876. Parents: James, Mary

Roughan. School: Hopkinson's School, Boston, Mass.
Degree: A.B. 1902.



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Married: Dorothy Forster, Dec. 4, 1918.

Occupation: Real estate.

Address: 3810 Florida St., San Diego, Calif.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]



JOHN CARTER ROWLEY

Born at Titusville, Pa., July 6, 1879. Parents: Francis Harold, Ida Amelia

(Babcock) Rowley. School: High School:, Fall River, Mass.
Degrees: A.B. 1902; M.D. 1906.
Married: Sarah Root Dunham, Hartford, Conn., Oct. 11, 1913. Children:

John Carter, Jr, March 18, 1915; Alice Dunham, March 23, 1917; Sam.

uel Dunham, Jan. 21, 1920; Sarah Root, Jan. 15, 1922.
Occupation : Physician.
Address: (home) 21 Forest St., Hartford, Conn.; (business) 179 Allyn St,

Hartford, Conn.

AFTER graduating from the Harvard Medical School I served
as interne at the Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Conn., for two
years, and then spent a year in Europe, traveling and studying
medicine chiefly in Vienna. Upon my return I began the practice
of medicine in Hartford, and soon became associated with the
Hartford Hospital as assistant visiting physician and pathologist and
bacteriologist.

Fishing and hunting in Connecticut and an occasional trip to
Maine, are my hobbies.

Am a member of the Connecticut State Medical Examining
Board, and also am a member Board of Health, city of Hartford.

War Service: July 20, 1917 commissioned 1st Lieutenant, in
Medical Corps, U. S. Army. On Sept. 14, 1917, began active serv-
ice, was appointed Captain, M. C. 1918. Was attached to Base
Hospital, Camp McClellan, Ala., as assistant chief of medical serv-
ice, and served until Feb. 14, 1919.

Member: University Club, Hartford; Harvard Club of Connec-
ticut; Connecticut Historical Society; American Medical Associa-
tion.



CHARLES CARY RUMSEY

Born at Buffalo, N. Y., Aug. 29, 1879. Parents: Laurence Dana, Jennie
iCary) Rumsey. School: Nichols School, Buffalo, N. Y

Degree: (c 1898-1902.)

Married: Mary Harriman, Arden, N. Y., May 26, 1910. Children: Charles
Cary, Jr., March 31, 1911; Mary Averell Harriman, Nov. 7, 1913; son,
March 31, 1917.



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 391



Occupation : Sculptor.

Address: Westbury, Long Island, N. Y.

STUDIED in Paris during my first four years out of college
and then worked in New York.

Have executed in bronze and marble portraits of horses, dogs
and of people, and fountains and decorations for various places
and people, including the Statue of Pizzarro for Panama Pacific
Exposition; frieze for Arch of the Manhattan Bridge, N. Y., and
frieze for stadium of "Rice memorial playground," at present I
am executing soldiers and sailors monument for Brownsville, N. Y.
I have also executed numerous small bronzes now on the market.

Traveled in France, England, Italy, in 1910; visited California
in 1915, Florida in 1921, London (to play polo) and Paris, 1921.

War Service: Went to first Ofificers Training Camp, Plattsburg,
N. Y. Commissioned Captain in Cavalry, Aug. 8, 1917. Recom-
missioned Aug. 15, 1917 Captain field Artillery. Had command
Headquarters Troop, 77 Div., for about eleven months. Was at-
tached to Engineers about Aug. 1918. Reported to Chief Engineer,
26th Division, as camouflage officer in September 1918. Remained
with 26th Division until Armistice. Came home with 40th En-
gineers in command of Company K. Discharged in Washington,
D. C, Feb. 8, 1919.

Member: Racquet and Tennis, Links, and Harvard Clubs, (New
York) ; Meadow Brook Club, Orange County Hunt Club (Va.) ;
Architectural League, and National Sculpture Society, New York;
Beaux Arts Institute of Design (honorary member) ; Nat. Polo Pony
Society.

FREDERICK WILLIAM RUSSE

Born at Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 18, 1880. Parents: William Henry, Clara

Bell (Northway) Russe. School: St. Paul's School, Garden City, N. Y.
Degrees: A.B. 1902; A.M. 1903; Ph.D. 1905.
Married: Elizabeth Duvall Prince, St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 2, 1909. Children:

Frederick William, Jr., Sept. 20, 1910; Elizabeth Duvall, June 24, 1912;

Ann Harwood, March 13, 1914; William Henry, Nov. 19, 1916; Laurence

Prince, July 22, 1918.
Occupation: Purchasing agent.
Address: (home) 4380 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, Mo.; (business) 3600

North Second St., St. Louis, Mo.

ON completing my graduate work at Cambridge in 1905, I came
to St. Louis and entered the employ of the Mallinckrodt Chemi-
cal works as a chemist. After six months spent in the analytical



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laboratory and plant, I was transferred to the office in the pur-
chasing department, which after approximately three years was
placed in my charge. I am still in charge of this department though
my duties in other directions have somewhat broadened. During
the war and since the war no purchasing agent has had a sinecure.
During the war it was difficult to obtain chemicals, handicapped as
the business was with governmental red tape, embargoes restricting
shipping, etc., and since the war it has been difficult to keep from
receiving these goods for which there is now no need.

My travels have been confined chiefly to business trips throughout
the United States.

For the past five years I have been greatly interested in helping
perfect the organization of the National Association of Purchasing
Agents, which includes in its activities National Anti-Graft Legis-
lation, standardized forms and contracts, commercial arbitration,
etc. During the present year I have initiated and taken charge of
a course on purchasing and storekeeping at Washington University.

War Service: Assisted in all campaigns for raising funds for
Red Cross, Y. M. C. A., and United Charities, as well as in the sale
of Liberty Bonds.

Publications: "Control Methods in the Purchase and Sale of
Chemicals," Chemical Age, October, 1920.

Member: American Chemical Society (chairman, St. Louis sec-
tion 1921-22) ; Harvard Club, St. Louis (treasurer 1921, second
vice-president 1922) ; National Association of Purchasing Agents
(member Executive Committee) ; University Club, St. Louis (vice-
president 1921) ; Contemporary Club (member Board of Directors
1922).



CHARLES DAVID RUSSELL

Born at Washington, D. C, July 8, 1879. Parents: Charles, Joanna {Tally)
Russell. School: Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N. H.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Barbara Barnet, New York, N. Y., Sept. 15, 1920. Child:
Charles David, Jr., July 28, 1921.

Occupation: Ice business.

Address: (home) 74 Common St., Watertown, Mass.; (business) 110 State
St., Boston, Mass.

AM vice-president and director of The Bonton Ice Co., and trustee
of the Watertown Savings Bank.
War Service: Served as Production assistant. Ordnance Dept.
U. S. A., May, 1918, to April, 1919.



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Member: Harvard, Algonquin, and Exchange Clubs, Boston;
Brae-Burn Country Club, West Newton; Oakley Country Club,
Watertown.



CHARLES THEODORE RUSSELL

Born at Cambridge, Mass., Aug. 23, 1881. Parents: Joseph Ballister, Lillian
Hilliard (Tenney) Russell. School: Hopkinsons School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Louise Rust, Cambridge, Mass., March 14, 1906. Children:
Charles Theodore, Jr., March 19, 1907; Henry Drummond, Sept. 5, 1908;
Joseph Ballister, April 5, 1911 ; Louise, Oct. 14, 1912.

Occupation : Trustee.

Address: (home) 182 Marlborough St., Boston, Mass.; (business) 259 Sum-
mer St., Boston, Mass.

AFTER leaving Cambridge in 1902 I went to China and the
Philippines. On my return I entered the Boston Wharf Co.
and acted as assistant treasurer until 1914. Since then have acted
as trustee and agent for some properties.

My hobbies are shooting, fishing and court tennis. Have traveled
to Japan, China and the Philippines. Have served on Housing
and Liberty Loan Committees, Maritime Committee, and Chamber
of Commerce.

Member: Tennis & Racquet, Union, and Country Clubs; Marine
Museum, Boston.



GEORGE CLARE ST. JOHN

Born at Simsbury, Conn., Sept. 29, 1877. Parents: Edward Francis, Char-
lotte Elizabeth (Cushman) St. John. School: High School, Hartford,
Conn.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Clara Hitchcock Seymour, New Haven, Conn., June 23, 1906.
Children: Elizabeth Seymour, Aug. 3, 1908; George Clare, Jr.. Dec. 4,
1910; Seymour, Feb. 28, 1912; Francis Cushman, July 31, 1916.

Occupation: Headmaster.

Address: The Choate School, Wallingford, Conn.

FROM 1902 until 1908 I taught at The Hill School, Hackley,
and the Adirondack Florida School. They were good years.
I taught almost everything — subjects that I knew and subjects
that I had to learn. I am not sure but that I taught the latter
best. The main interest, always, was the youngster himself: to
give him more punch and drive, and to lift the work above drudgery



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by making it seem to him a sheer matter of character. I
got to know the boys and their fathers and mothers in the best
way to get to know anybody, through the things that are vital, and
through a very vital interest in a common job. It came to seem
to me an extraordinary thing that anybody should want to do
anything except teach in a boys' school — if any first-rate boys'
school would give him a position. In 1908 I became the head-
master of The Choate School. The school numbered forty boys
and six masters. Everything has grown under our hands, so that
we have had to run to keep up. The school now has two hundred
and eighty boys and twenty-nine masters. We like the job.

I have a house in the woods, on a hill top, two miles from school,
to which I walk every day. There are small mountains on every
hand, and there is nobody else around. It is a great place to lift
one's eyes up unto the hills. Our chaplain has given it the name
of Patmos; and I daresay there aren't ten men in our class that
know why. On this hill are born ideas to trouble conservative
teachers; and rest is here with which to meet sanely opposition
and difficulties. My journeyings are almost entirely to the top of
the hill, and through the minds of the youngsters with whom
we work. I might add that I have taken my daily trip to the
hill two weeks now. Until a fortnight ago I had seldom been away
from the school so far, except when rest forces itself. But the
experience of two weeks has proved all that The Life Extension
Institute has to say.

I am practicing our professional theories on four children. Noth-
ing is yet proven! To the oldest I was trying the other day to
teach altruism, following up an excellent example of selfishness,
and this was my immediate reward, "Well, father, people say that
cows give us milk, but I notice that one has to drag it out
of them." Let me add that I think the collected wisdom of the
children of the Class of 1902 would make the most interest-
ing volume that the Class could contribute to itself and to the
world.

Member: The National Institute of Social Science.



WILLIAM ANDREW SAKS

Born at Baltimore, Md., Nov. 25, 1880. Parents: Andrew, Jennie (Rohr)
Saks. School: Sachs Collegiate Institute, New York, N. Y.

Degree: A.S. 1902.

Married: Dorothy Constance Plant, New York, N. Y., Oct. 20, 1913. Chil-
PREn: Carol Jane, April 18. 1915; Andrew, April 17, 1917.



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 395

Occupation : Merchant.

Address: {home) 32 West l^th St., New York, N. Y.; (business) Broad-
way at 34th St., New York, N. Y.

Went into the retail business in 1902 with Saks & Co., Broadway
at 34th St., New York, N. Y., and am still in it.



ALFONSO de SALVIO



Born at Italy, July 13, 1873. Parents: Antonio, Antonia (Terlizzi) de

Salvio. School: French-American Academy, Springfield, Mass.
Degrees: A.B. 1902 (1903); A.M. 1903; Ph.D. 1904; A.B. {Trinity) 1899.
Married: Marion Gertrude Smith, Hartford, Conn., July 7, 1913.
Occupation: Professor of Romance Languages.
Address: 1115 Davis St., Evanston, III.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]

Publications: Tamayo's "Lo Positivo," edited in collaboration
with Prof. P. Harry Heath & Co., 1908; "Relics of Franco-Proven-
gal in Southern Italy." Pub. Mod. Lang. Assn. Am., 1908; Fog-
azzaro's "Pereat Rochus," edited. Heath & Co. 1909; De Quiro's
"Modern Theories of Criminology," translated from the Spanish,
Little, Brown & Co., 1911; "Studies in the Iroquois Dialect," Ro-
manic Review, 1913; Galileo's "Dialogues Concerning Two New
Sciences," Translated from the Italian and Latin in collaboration
with Prof. Henry Crew, Macmillan, 1914; "Studies in the Dialect of
Basilicata," Pub. Mod. Lang. Assn. Am., 1915; "Dante and Medi-
eval Heresy," romantic review, 1920; "James Russell Lowell a'
Italy," The Italian Review, New York, 1920.

Member: University Club of Evanston, 111.; Modern Language
Association of America; Modern Language Teachers' Association.



CHARLES SPRAGUE SARGENT, JR.

Born at Brookline, Mass., March 7, 1880. Parents: Charles Sprague, Mary

{Robeson) Sargent. School: Hopkinsons School, Boston, Mass.
Degree: A.B. 1902.
Married: Dagmar Wetmore, New York, N. Y., May 9, 1912. Children:

Charles S., March 22, 1913; Winthrop, Jan. 19, 1915; Mary Allen, Jan.

19, 1920.
Occupation : Banker.
Address: {home) Cedarhurst, Long Island, N. Y.; {business) 17 Wall St.,

New York, N. Y.

Still a partner in Kidder, Peabody & Coi.



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^ laicftatD JLittlefjale ^atiille

Born at Melrose, Mass., April 13, 1881. Parents: William, Susan Hen-
rietta (Rogers) Saville. School: Newton High Shool, Newtonville,
Mass.

Degree: A.\B. 1902.

Unmarried.

Died at Newton, Mass., July 6, 1915.

AFTER graduating Saville traveled for some years, not being
very strong. He went to Bermuda in the Spring of 1905, and
the following December he went to Jamaica, where he spent the
winter. He made several trips abroad, the first 1899, and finally
made his home there, spending most of his time in Italy. After
a sharp attack of pleurisy he went to Sicily, where he spent the
Winter of 1914. He came home in June, 1915, and died soon after-
wards, July 6, 1915.

While abroad he became much interested in color photography.
After many experiments he became very skillful in making self
colored slides for the stereopticon. He received official permis-
sion and was thus able to obtain copies of some very famous
pictures in the foreign galleries. These slides were used in illustra-
ting art lectures in several American colleges.



FRANK MELVIN SAWTELL

Born at Everett, Mass., Oct. 8, 1878. Parents: Thomas Albert, Emily (Mel-
vin) Sawtell. School: Hopkinson's School, \Boston, Mass.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; LL.B. 1905 (1906).

Married: Margaret D. Smith, Detroit, Mich., Nov. 27, 1920. Child:
Frances Margaret, born Oct. 22, 1921.

Occupation : Lawyer.

Address: (home) 50 Lancaster Terrace, Brookline, Mass.; (business) 245
State St., Boston, Mass.

TWENTY years is too long. Like the man looking at the giraffe,
I feel like saying "there's no such animal," but my record
for those years is so meagre that perhaps the fooling is justified.
After graduation from the law school, and like many beginners
in the practice of law, politics appealed as an opportunity for
service and a chance to widen my acquaintance. The city of
Maiden, where I lived, seemed worth rescuing from the clutches of
less enlightened ofiice holders and bosses, so I started out in
politics and social service. After a few hot and interesting cam-



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 397

paigns it was apparent that the city did not want to be saved, so
I abandoned it to its political fate. It is annoying to have to re-
cord that the city is prospering and growing. Outside politics
I had many absorbing interests in Maiden, among which was serv-
ice on the Boards of the local Trust Co., Savings Bank, Public
Library, Aged Persons Home, Boys Club, etc., and was president
of the Maiden Morris Plan Co.

In 1915 Horace Ingalls and I decided to enter the first business
men's training camp at Plattsburg, and from then till 1919 it seems
that about all I did beyond the regular routine was war work of
one kind or another. In March, 1917, I went to Detroit as the
representative of the Commission for Relief of Belgium to help
organize the State of Michigan for Belgian Relief. The trip was
highly successful for a lot of money was pledged for the Belgians,
who have since given me a nice little medal for it, and, most im-
portant, I improved my acquaintance in Detroit with the lady who
has since become my wife.

The war seems to overshadow most of the things that happened
up to 1917. My share in it as told in another uninteresting para-
graph was a very small one and entirely without glory, yet every-
thing before it seems insignificant compared with the impressions
it has left. I can't forget, however, the hunting trips I have en-
joyed in Maine, New Brunswick, British Columbia and Alaska, the
last three in which were in company with Joe Shirk. We had
some great hunts and he can tell some wonderful tales about them,
for he is a more ingenious liar than I am.



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