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My chief outside interest is the Class. Twenty years has in-
creased for all of us the pleasure of meeting the men with whom
we were associated in college, and I find myself looking for-
ward to the coming anniversary with the greatest of in-

War Service: Attended Plattsburg Training Camps in 1915
and 1916, and evening school at Harvard Club, Boston, and Armory
in Charlestown, in winter of 1916-1917. Was commissioned Cap-
tain in Cavalry Reserve Corps May 5, 1917, and ordered to 1st
Plattsburg Camp for instruction; was appointed instructor for 2d
Plattsburg Camp, August-November, 1917. Re-commissioned Cap-
tain of Infantry in November, 1917, and ordered to France in Jan-
uary, 1918. Commanded detachment of 100 Quartermaster troops
from Camp Yaphank, L. I., to St. Nazaire, France. Appointed
Quartermaster, Headquarters U. S. troops in St. Nazaire, in Feb-
ruary, 1918; appointed Assistant Judge Advocate, Base Section 1,
headquarters at St. Nazaire, March, 1918; appointed Assistant


Rent Requisitions and Claims Officer, Base Section 1, April, 1918.
Commissioned Major, Infantry, April 9, 1919; appointed Rents,
Requisition and Claims Officer, Base Section No. 9, with headquar-
ters at Antwerp, Belgium, in May, 1919. I was ordered to the
United States for discharge in August, and received my discharge
at Camp Dix, N. J., September 9, 1919. Received decoration
of Order of University Palms, Silver Palms; Republic of

At Base Section No. 1, my immediate superior was Major George
B. Dabney, '02. He was a most conscientious officer and his record
of accomplishment as J. A. and R. R. & C. officer was exceedingly
good. We messed together and my association with him was alto-
gether delightful.

Member: Tedesco Country Club; The Country Club, Brookline;
Boston Art Club; Harvard Club of Boston; Masons; etc.


Born at Alleghany, Pa., Aug. 12, 1879. Parents: Burritt Hinman, Sallie
(Frazier) Sawyer. School: De Lancey School, Philadelphia, Pa.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Camille Adele Ernestine Foegeli, Paris, France, June 1, 1910'.
Child: Camille Rex.

OccuPATio N : A rchitect.

Address: 22 Place de la Chapelle, Paris, France.

FROM 1902 until the Summer of 1904 I studied architecture
at Columbia University and continued my studies at Paris
and the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, from 1904-1909 at which time
I returned to practice my profession in the United States. In 1915
I left for France with the intention of making a short visit. How-
ever, after a few months I became attache to the United States Em-
bassy and occupied the position of a sort of special secretary to
the Hon. John G. Coolidge, special agent, who was in charge of
the section entrusted with the care of Ottoman affairs and the in-
terests of Ottoman nationals in France before our entrance into
the world war. I left the embassy at the end of June, 1917, to
join the army.

War Service: Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Engineers, Sept.
20, 1917, in France; assigned to duty under orders of Chief Engin-
eer Officer, Lines of Communication, Oct. 9 and later detailed for
duty with the Engineer Purchasing Office, Paris; assigned to the
Liaison Service, A. E. F., Feb. 13, 1918, and designated as Liaison


Officer to the Service Geographique de I'Armee, Ministere de la
Guerre; promoted 1st Lieutenant, Engineers, March 8, 1919; as-
signed to Headquarters, District of Paris, May 15 and detailed for
liaison duty to the Gouvernement Militaire de Paris; attached to
Headquarters Commandant, Paris, July 16; discharged Oct. 29,
1919, at Paris, France. Awarded Legion d'Honneur and Order of
Danilo I (Montenegrin).


Born at Appleton, Wis., Aug. 7, 1879. Pabents: Wesley Caleb, Minnie

(Birge) Sawyer. School: Belmont School, Belmont, Cal.
Degrees: A.B. 1902; M.D. 1906.
Married: Margaret Henderson, Berkeley, Cal., Oct. 14, 1911. Children:

Margaret, April 6, 1913; Gertrude, Aug. 21, 1915; Ruth Henderson, May

7, 1917; Wilbur Henderson, March 23, 1921.
Occupation: Senior State Director, International Health Board, Rockefeller

Address: c/o International Health Board, 61 Broadway, New York, N. Y.

FROM Harvard College I passed into the Harvard Medical School,
and four years later I became a house pupil in the Massachu-
setts General Hospital. In 1918, at the end of my hospital interne-
ship I returned to California and began duty as medical examiner
at the University of California and commenced the practice of
medicine in Berkeley in partnership with Dr. George F Reinhardt,
professor of hygiene in the University.

Two years later I made my plunge into public health work by ac-
cepting the directorship of the State Hygienic Laboratory, under
the State Board of Health. Five years were spent in developing
the laboratory, and then, in 1915, Governor Hiram Johnson ap-
pointed me to membership on the State Board of Health and I be-
came its secretary and executive officer.

In the meanwhile my relationship with the University of Cali-
fornia continued unbroken, and in 1914 I was appointed lecturer
on hygiene and preventive medicine in the Medical School and also
chairman of the Committee on Public Health Curriculum. In 1916
my university title became Clinical Professor of Preventive Medi-
cine and Hygiene. During this period I became a member of the
Board of Directors of the American Public Health Association and
vice-president of the Conference of State and Provincial Boards of
Health of North America.

In January, 1918, I secured my release from the State Board of
Health and entered the army, and served for a year and a half


in the Surgeon General's Office and at Newport News. On receiving
my discharge I entered the employ of the International Health
Board of the Rockefeller Foundation as senior State Director, and
a few weeks later my family and I were on our way to the antip-
odes to take charge of project of hookworm control and rural sani-
tation in Australia and its dependencies. The work is still going
on and is becoming increasingly interesting. The activities are sup-
ported jointly by the Commonwealth, the States and the International
Health Board, and have already involved every State and Territory,
even the wilds of New Guinea and Papua. M!y headquarters for
the past two years have been in Brisbane, Australia, but I have had
many opportunities to see something of the Australian States and
the nearer parts of the Orient. My recent travels have taken me to
Papua, New Guinea, Java, Siam, Federated Malay States, Ceylon,
Southern India, and many parts of Australia,

War Service: On Feb. 5, 1918, I was assigned to the Office of
the Surgeon General of the Army, Washington, D. C, with rank of
Captain, M. R. C. On June 25, 1918, I was assigned to Port of
Embarkation, Newport News, Va., as supervisor of non-military
activities, Staff of the Commanding General. From Dec. 1, 1918,
to May 31, 1919, I served as Officer in Charge of the Section of Com-
bating Venereal Diseases, Surgeon General's Office, Washington, D.
C. At the time of my discharge from the service I was holding the
rank of Major, M. R. C.

Publications: Publications in scientific journals on public
health subjects, including rabies, typhoid carriers, hookworm dis-
ease, infantile paralysis, tuberculosis, and venereal diseases.

Member: American Public Health Association, Public Health
Association of Australia; Sigma Xi, Apha Omega Alpha.


Born at Boston, Mass., Feb. 13, 1880. Parents: Frank Julius, Lena
(Diersch) Schoenfuss. School: Roxbury Latin School, Boston. Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Marian Wells Berry, June 23, 1917. Child: Arthur Francis,
Oct. 3, 1918.

Occupation: Civil engineer and engineering chemist.

Address: (business) c/o Barber Asphalt Paving Co., Maurer, N. J.; (perma-
nent) 54 Rockview St., Jamaica Plain, Mass.

AFTER leaving College I spent about four years in the mining
engineering game in the West. After this I returned to Boston
to enter the employ of the Boston Transit Commission, which was


at that time putting through the East Boston Tunnel and the Tre-
mont Street Subway. While engaged at this I accepted the offer
of a position with the City of Hartford, where I designed, estab-
lished, and had charge of the testing laboratory for the engineering
department. Among other duties I was responsible for the satis-
factory construction of all asphalt and other street pavements, and
this, after five years, led to the position I still hold with the Barber
Asphalt Paving Co.

In this, my present position, I am in charge of the paving division
of the technical department. This has taken me throughout the en-
tire United States, to Canada, West Indies, South America, and Eu-
rope. Some of my trips have been off the beaten path, as for in-
stance a trip through the jungles in South America to visit some oil
territory, and to the devastated area in France in connection with
road construction.

Until the Fall of 1918, when I fell victim to influenza pneumonia,
my principal hobbies were golf, tennis, riding, shooting, an occas-
sional fishing trip, etc. However, the influenza pnuemonia, which
had hit me pretty hard, left me with a case of exophthalmic hy-
perthyroidism, so that I had to give up everything for two years in
order to be treated by specialists in Boston and to resting completely
in Maine and New Hampshire. I still have to take things very
quietly, although I am now pretty well on the road back to normal,
so much so that I was able to go to France last summer on road
work. The stay in France and England as well as the ocean trips
did a great deal to hasten recovery. I'll have to hustle if I
want to hold my own with our young son, who already shows great
promise of good foot-ball material for Harvard.

War Service: Served as a member. New Jersey State Militia
Reserves, Co. C, Elizabeth, engaged in guard and police duty, dur-
ing period of war and for six months after signing of armistice.


Born at Alton, III., Nov. 18, 1880. Parents: William Eugene, Eva (Jewett)
Schweppe. School: Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.

Degree: A.iB. 1902.

Married: Laura Shedd, Chicago, III., Feb. 22, 1913. Children: Jean
Shedd, May 30, 1914; John Shedd, May 8, 1917.

Occupation: Investment banker.

Address: (home) Lake Forest, III.; (business) 209 South La Salle St.,
Chicago, III.


WAS with Lee, Higginson & Co., in their Boston office, until
October, 1905, when I came to Chicago to open an office for
this firm. I was admitted to the firm in January, 1913. I am also
director of Illinois Trust & Savings Bank, Chicago, First National
Bank of Lake Forest, 111., and the Simmons Co., of Kenosha, Wise.

Have no hobbies, but am fond of gardening, walking, riding,
and golf.

Serve as trustee the Northwestern University, Evanston, 111., St.
Luke's Hospital, Chicago, 111., and Lake Forest Hospital, Lake
Forest, 111.

War Service: Was chairman. Red Cross Committee, Lake For-
est, 111., to raise funds; was vice-chairman, Liberty Loan Executive
Committee, Seventh District, and district director. Campaign Liberty
Loan Committee, Seventh District. Served with the American Pro-
tective Association.

Member: Chicago, University, Midday, and Saddle and Cycle
Clubs of Chicago; Old Elm Club, Ft. Sheridan, 111.; Oniventsia
Country Club, Lake Forest, 111.; Shoreacres Country, Lake Bluff,
111.; Somerset Tennis and Racquet, and Harvard Clubs, Boston;
University, Recess and Harvard Clubs, New York.


Born at Halifax, N. S., Nov. 21, 1875. Parents: John Perley, Mary (Jeans)

Scott. School: Latin School, Somerville, Mass.
Degrees: A.B. 1902; S.T.B. [Gen. Theol. Sem.) 1906; A.M. (Columbia)

Married: Lela Grace Peters, Jan. 8, 1918.
Occupation: Rector of St. Peter's Church.
Address: 34 High St., Rockland, Me.

SPENT four years in New York, at the General Seminary and
Columbia, was ordained deacon in 1905, and priest in 1906,
and in the latter year undertook missionary work in central Maine.
For nearly twelve years I traveled over an area equal to that of
Connecticut, beginning with six towns and ending with twenty-four,
which I organized into the Central Maine Mission. In 1918 I found
the area too much for me, so was obliged to give it up and become
Rector of St. Peter's Church, Rockland, Me., where I have been for
the past four years.



Born at Burlington, la., July 25, 1880. Parents: Henry Bruce, Leonora
iCranch) Scott. School: High School, Framingham, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Grace Cranch Eliot, Portland, Ore., Feb. 28, 1908. Children:
Henry Eliot, Feb. 26, 1909; Richard Cranch, June I, 1910; Abigail Adams,
Feb. 9, 1912; Peter Chardon, Sept. 9, 1917.

Occupation : Farmer.

Address: Sherwood, Ore.

THE invitation to "run past the marginal notes if necessary" is
so urgent that I am going to ignore them; otherwise one is
put in the same frame of mind as when the draft questionnaire or the
income tax report is before him. Imagine me then, in a sweater
and overalls, after the evening chores,— the cow milked, the horses
and pigs fed, and the two orphan goats put to bed, — sitting down
to write the "Story of My Life," or "What I Have Done in Twenty
Years, "^ — (on two pages, with an appendix for my literary effusions
and not forgetting the local color) .

The Hero, (Literary licence) lives on a farm of one hundred and
twenty five acres within fifteen miles of the city of Portland. There
is more brush and woods than cultivated land on this farm, but said
Hero bravely looks forward to getting out the stumps, which range
in size from just little ones, to six feet across, and making the
farm pay not only interest on its value, but also wages to himself
and family. Happy dream! He more particularly desires to reach
this pinnacle of agricultural achievement, because for the past
few years, as county agricultural agent, he has been preaching
better farming to about four thousand farmers, who really took him
seriously. The story of those years in the extension service of
the United States Department of Agriculture could easily fill the
whole two pages and the extra allotted sheet; for a county agent's
life is full of action, ranging all the way from teaching boys how
to catch moles, to beating up an irate old hayseed when he attacks
you with a pitchfork because you remonstrate with him for letting
his Canada thistles go to seed. There was opportunity to preach
the new farm gospel — organization. Many friends were made.
Considerable skill was acquired in piloting the so-called "car" over
the fifty-seven varieties of roads, in all sorts of weather, day and
night. County agents don't last long. I stayed six months longer
than the average, and from all accounts they have not been able
to find my equal since.

Previous to that, I had spent ten years learning to farm, on my
own place. We were decidedly short of capital, when we were


married and began farming, in 1908. We gained experience faster
than capital. But we have made it go, and added to our farm, the
value of which has quadrupled in twelve years. Moreover, we have
planted a love of the farm in the hearts of our four children.
These youngsters are wonderful companions. They were tender
plants when young, and the wife and I have both become good
nurses. We still knock on wood when sickness is mentioned, for
our second son, Richard, has had pneumonia four times in the last
three years, and our youngest, Peter, set the record in the largest
Portland hospital for the youngest case of appendicitis and the
highest fever. Yet, for pep, and the joy of living, and general
good health, they are exceptional. They are undoubtedly our great-
est accomplishment in the twenty years.

Before my marriage I spent three interesting years in the Cana-
dian Northwest, going into that country after a year and a half
of office work in Aurora, Illinois, had proved to me that I was
not made in that mold. In Canada I had dealings with such charac-
ters as Crazy Charley and Lousy Fred (I discovered "cooties" long
before the war) . It was there I learned the language of the cayuse
and the baldfaced steer, — sometimes called swearing. I took up
land and lived in a sod shack of my own handiwork, for six
months, alone, and had many experiences which I could tell, if
B, Wendell would add one hundred and fifty pages to the report.

In conclusion, the twenty years have been full of real life for
me, and the future has enough interesting work mapped out, to
last the rest of my days. In about five years our oldest boy will
go to Harvard, and the other two will follow in turn. I regret
very much not being able to meet my classmates in Cambridge this
year, but will be glad to see any of them who may pass through

Publications: As county agricultural agent for Clackamas
County I wrote, edited and published a monthly paper, called the
Farm Bureau News, which had a comparatively large circulation
and may have done some good.

Member: Elks, Grange, Farm Bureau, secretary of the Oregon
Mohair Goat Association.


Born at Maiden, Mass., March 16, 1880. Parents: Williajn, Mary Frances

{Dougherty) Scott. School: High School, Medford, Mass.
Degree: A.\B. 1902.
Married: Winifred Baxter Whittemore, Medford, Mass., May 25, 1907.


Children: Barbara Gordon, Aug. 21, 1909; Russell Gordon, Jr., April

25, 1914.
Occupation : Manufacturing.
Address: 140 Westminister Ave., Syracuse, N. Y.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]

War Service: Served as Major, Ordnance Dept., from Nov. 1,
1917, until Jan. 10, 1919. Was located at various times in Wash-
ington, D. C, and Tours and Dijon, France.


Born at Lansing, Mich., Jan. 22, 1879. Parents: Schuyler Fiske, Alice
(Berry) Seager. School: Haverford College, Haverford, Pa.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Mary Marguerite Goodell, London, England, July 6, 1907. Chil-
dren: Katherine Goodell, May 5, 1908; Marguerite Laura, Dec. 9,
1910; Schuyler Fiske, Jr., April 14, 1914; James Rufus, April 14, 1914.

Occupation: Manufacturing and mining.

Address: (home) 331 South Hill Ave., Pasadena, Calif.; {office) 325 No.
Euclid Ave., Pasadena, Calif.

TRAVELED for a year, and then went into manufacturing in
Lansing, Mich. Made several trips to Europe on business
in connection with the Seager Engine Works, of which I was secre-
tary and treasurer. Moved to California in 1916. Have been al-
most continuously in manufacturing and mining; the manufactur-
ing being motors, engines, and automobiles, with which latter in-
dustry I have been more or less associated for many years. Live
in Pasadena and usually spend the Summer in Santa Barbara.

Golf, stamps, and books, are my hobbies. Have been pretty well
around in this country and in Europe, and have made one trip to the
Far East.

War Service: Worked on Pasadena, Calif., committee for
Liberty Bond drives. Was a private in the California Home

Member: Valley Hunt, and Midwick Country Clubs, Pasadena,
Calif.; Santa Barbara Country Club, Santa Barbara, Calif.


Born at Boston, Mass.. Sept. 17, 1879. Parents: Francis Eliot, Caroline
Frances {Whitney) Seaver. School: Cambridge Latin School, Cam.
bridge, Mass.


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

Married: Marion Bacon Alley, Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 3, 1912. Child:

John Whitney, Dec. 3, 1917.
Occupation: Civil engineer.
Address: (home) Bradish Ave., Bayside, N. Y.; (business) Board of Water

Supply, 2200 Municipal Bldg., New York, N. Y.

MY first years after leaving college were spent in Philadelphia,
where I joined the engineering force of the Pennsylvania
Railroad and was put to work staking out track in the West Phila-
delphia yards. This might be called starting in to learn the business
from the ground up, but unfortunately I never stayed long enough
to get acquainted with the top floor. Since 1905, I have been lo-
cated in New York for the greater part of the time, working on
various large engineering projects, including the Pennsylvania Tun-
nel Extension into New York City, the Catskill Water Supply for
the City of New York, and the Muscle Shoals Power Development
on the Tennessee River, since made famous by Henry Ford. In
1915 I settled in Bayside, Long Island, where I have since bought
a house in which to hibernate during periods of depression in the
engineering market.

My boy gives promise to some day holding that railroad presi-
dent's job that his father just missed. I go in strong for boating,
swimming, and tennis, with a gunning trip whenever I have the
time. I feel as fit as I did twenty years ago, and best of all I have
not yet been forced to join that golf club that I have been saving
up for old age.

Member: Harvard Club of New York; Harvard Engineering
Society; American Society of Civil Engineers; Bayside Yacht and
Tennis Clubs.


Born at Chicago, III.. Dec. 1, 1878. Parents: Frederic Abijah, Edna
(Houghton) Seaverns. School: Boston Latin School, Boston, Mass.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; A.B. (Colby) 1901.

Married: Mary Bushnell Hilly er, Hartford, Conn., June 24, 1914. Children:
Appleton H., Nov. 17, 1916; Dotha Bushnell, June 21, 1919.

Occupation: Teacher.

Address: 129 Lafayette St., Hartford, Conn.

AFTER graduating from Harvard I began teaching at the Rob-
bins School, Norfolk, Conn., a small private school doing
college preparatory work, I was Principal of this school from
1908 to 1912. In the Fall of 1912 I went to the Hill School, Potts-


town, Pa., where I remained until June, 1914, as teacher of Latin
and Greek. In 1914 I entered on work at the Hartford High School,
teaching Latin. Aside from my teaching at this school, I have acted
as Faculty Adviser to several school organizations.

My hobbies are fishing, and tree culture. I have traveled abroad
through England, Holland, and Germany, and was in Berlin, Ger-
many, when the war broke out.

Am a member Hartford Chamber of Commerce, and director of
same; president, Horace Bushnell Memorial Corporation; director,
Security Trust Co. of Hartford; director Wadsworth Athenaeum
of Hartford; director Good Will Club of Hartford; director and
vice-president, Hartford Philharmonic Society; president. Educa-
tional Club of Hartford, 1920-21; Park Commissioner of Hartford;
director Hartford Blind Institute; trustee Colby College, Waterville,
Maine; president Phi Beta Kappa Society, Colby College, in 1921;
member Hartford Council, Boy Scouts of America; president, Con-
necticut Valley Colby Alumni.

War Service: Was a director in the High School of War Work
Campaign, and also Red Cross work and all drives conducted by the
Red Cross. Acted as Boy Scout Master at the beginning of 1914,
and through the first two years of the war; aided all the Liberty
Loans both in the High School and in Committee work.

Member: University, Golf, and Twentieth Century Clubs of
Hartford; The Hartford Club; The Delta Kappa Epsilon Club of
N. Y.; Harvard Club of Connecticut.


Born at Boston, Mass., Aug. 14. 1880. Parents: Jeremiah F., Lydia {White)
Seavey. School: Boston Latin School, Boston, Mass.

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

Married: Stella K. Crowell, Seneca Falls, N. Y., June 27, 1914. Children:
Gordon C, Aug. 20, 1915; Robert W., May 4, 1919.

Occupation: Lawyer.

Address: College of Law, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.

PRACTICED law in Boston for a couple of years without any
noticeable success. Some hereditary predilection for travel
caused me to leave for China, to take charge of a law school op-
erated by the Chinese government for the benefit of its future
officials. The missionary spirit failing at the end of five years, I
returned to the United States. Here I have led an itinerant life in
the capacity of law instructor, having taught at Cambridge, Tulane,
and the State Universities of Oklahoma, Indiana, and Nebraska, in


the last of which I have come to rest. In the interim came the
army. I am now responsible for a law school and have the best
job in the world save for other jobs just like it.

I have never been south of the equator; otherwise I have become
reasonably familiar with civilization.

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