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War Service: Enlisted in the United States Army on May 12,
1917; was commissioned Captain, Infantry, commanding Co. M,
334th Inf., and, later, 3d Battalion, 334th Inf. Was also attached
to 110 Inf., and also served as director. School of Law, A. E. F. Uni-
versity. Was located at various times in Kentucky, Ohio, and
France. Received decorations as Officier Academic Frangais. Dis-
charged June 13, 1919.

Publications: A few legal publications |of no interest to
any except law teachers, who know of them if they are interested
in the subjects covered.

Member: American Legion; Scottish Rite; Rotary; American
Bar; etc.



ROBERT SEDGWICK, JR.

Born at New York, TV. Y.. April 25, 1880. Parents: Robert, Meta (Ren-
luick) Sedgivick. School: Cutler School, Neiv York, N. Y.

Degree: A.B. 1902 (1903).

Unmarried.

Occupation: Real estate broker.

Address: (home) 107 East Slth St, New York, N. Y.; (business) 340
Madison Ave., New York, N. Y.

As noted above, my business is real estate transactions.

Golf and dog breeding occupy most of my spare time. I trav-
eled in Great Britain and on the Continent in 1910 and 1913.

War Service: Enlisted as seaman, 1st class, in U. S. Naval Re-
serve Force, on March 20, 1917; received honorable discharge Sept.
29, 1917. Was commissioned 1st Lieutenant, Aviation Section, Sig-
nal Reserve Corps, Dec. 8, 1917; received honorable discharge on
Dec. 21, 1918. In the U. S. Naval Reserve Force I served on S. P.
boat Magnet. In the army I served with Aviation Section, Signal
Reserve Corps, later designated as Air Service, Military Aeronautics,
holding ranks in turn of 1st Lieutenant and Captain. During my
naval service I was stationed at Headquarters, Second Naval District,
Newport, R. I., while with the Signal Reserve Corps I was stationed
at various times in office of the Chief Signal Officer, Washington,
D. C; Post Field, Ft. Sill, Okla. ; School of Military Aeronautics,
Columbus, 0.; School of Military Aeronautics, Urbana, 111.; Ft.



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 409

Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas; Ellington Field, Houston,
Texas; Gerstner Field, Lake Charles, La.

Member: Harvard, Union, Racquet and Tennis, and Garden
City Golf Clubs.

Hh ^cbmltt iBmsim ^ett)i00

Born at Amsterdam, N. Y., Feb. 28, 1880. Parents: John G., Charlotte
Schuyler (Bussing) Serviss. School: Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.
Degrees: A.B. 1902; A.M. 1903; S.M. 1909.
Unmarried.
Died at Amsterdam, N. Y.. June 18, 1909.

SCHUYLER BUSSING SERVISS enjoyed his teaching at the
University. He had a strong interest in teaching. But he
had even a stronger interest in the research on which he was en-
gaged at the Jefferson Physical Laboratory. The apparatus which
he had planned and built with such care will still be used for his re-
search, as he would have wished, and so, though no longer here,
he will still share in contributing to the permanent advance of sci-
ence. While at Harvard, Serviss received the following appoint-
ments: November 10, 1902, Assistant in Physics, 1902-1903; March
30, 1903, Assistant in Physics, 1903-1904; October 10, 1904, Austin
Teaching Fellow in Physics for one year from September 1, 1904;
March 13, 1905, Austin Teaching Fellow in Physics, 1905-1906;
June 26, 1905, title changed to Assistant in Physics, April 30,
1906, Assistant in Physics, 1906-1907; December 9, 1907, Assistant
in Astronomy from December 1, 1907, for remainder current aca-
demic year; June 15, 1908, Assistant in Astronomy for one year
from September 1, 1908; January 25, 1909, Instructor Elementary
Mechanics for second half of academic year, 1903-1909; April 12,
1909, Instructor in Elementary Mechanics for one year from Sep-
tember 1, 1909. He was a member of the Harvard-Andover Club,
American Association for the Advancement of Science, American
Physical Society, Patria Society.

GEORGE MAURICE SHEAHAN

Born at Quincy, Mass., Dec. 2, 1882. Parents: Joseph Maurice, Maric'
Louise {Maurice) Sheahan. School: Adams Academy, Quincy, Mass.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; M.D. 1907; F.A.C.S. 1920.

Married: Marie Magee, Quincy, Mass, Nov. 2, 1918. Child: Marie Beston,
Oct. 14, 1919.

Occupation: Surgeon.

Address: 12 School St., Quincy. Mass.



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FOLLOWING graduation I entered the medical school, gradua-
ting in 1907, having lost one year through illness. I then
received the appointment of surgical house ofiGcer at the Mass-
achusetts General, where I spent the next two years, most of it on
the old West Surgical service, two of the most valuable years of
my life. I then entered general practice in Quincy, and plugged
away steadily at it until the Spring of 1916 when I went overseas
with Hugh Cabot's unit. After returning from my service with the
United States Army, I dropped general practice, and have since
limited my work to surgery.

Have served as visiting surgeon, Quincy City Hospital, since 1910;
was pathologist and bacteriologist for three years, and member of
the executive committee for five years. Was appointed consulting
surgeon, Norfolk County Hospital, 1920. Was a member of school
committee, 1917 and 1918, obliged to resign on account of entering
the service. In 1914-15 I served as medical officer in the old Massa-
chusetts National Guard, being for nearly fourteen months medical
recruiting officer for the Coast Artillery Corps.

War Service: From May 20, to Oct. 1, 1916, I served in the
Harvard Unit, under Hugh Cabot, being stationed at the 22d Gen-
eral B. E. F. at Camiers, France, where we put in a busy summer
taking care of the wounded men from the first Somme campaign.
During this service I held the rank of Major, R. A. M. C. I enlisted
again in the U. S. Army on Sept. 1, 1918, being commissioned
Captain, M. C, but was not called to the colors until October 24,
when I reported for duty at Camp Lee, Va., and spent the follow-
ing six months in surgical work at the Base Hospital there, the last
four months being devoted almost exclusively to reconstruction of
overseas wounded. Retired from the service on April 1, 1919.

Member: Aesculapian Club, Harvard Club (Boston) ; Amer-
ican Legion.



FREDERICK MEAD SHEPARD

Born at Fanwood, N. J., July 30, 1879. Parents: Augustus Dennis, Jo.

anna (Mead) Shepard. School: Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville,

N. J.
Degree: (s. 1898-1901.)

Married: Charlotte Frances Lowe, Plainfield, N. J., Jan. 10, 1906.
Occupation: Electrical engineer.
Address: (home) 7816 Lincoln Drive, Philadelphia, Pa.; (business) 2114-

16 Locust St., Philadelphia, Pa.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]




ELBERT WALKER SHIRK



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 411

War Service: Enlisted as Captain in the Ordnance Department;
stationed at Philadelphia, Pa. October 28, 1918, and discharged
June 15, 1919.



WALTER JAMES SHEPARD

Born at Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 10, 1876. Parents: James Rea, Jo-
sephine Amelia (Lockley) Shepard. School: Academy of Willamette
University, Salem, Ore.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; A.B. (Willamette) 1900.

Married: Emma Alice Adams, Kirksville, Mo., June 15, 1904. Children:
Max Adams, May 8, 1907; Mildred Martha, May 30, 1910.

Occupation: Professor of political science.

Address: {home) 383 King Ave., Columbus, 0.; (business) Ohio State Uni.
versity, Columbus, O.

ON graduating from Harvard, I accepted a teaching position in
history in the State Normal School at Kirksville, Mo.
Though I remained there but one year, it proved one of the most
valuable experiences of my life. I tested out my inclination
toward the teaching profession, established a number of important
professional connections, and, especially, there discovered the wife
who has been for nineteen years my ally and inspiration. During
the years 1903-5 I was Austin Teaching Fellow at Harvard, and
assistant to Professor Albert Bushnell Hart in his course, History
13. The following two years were spent abroad on traveling fel-
lowships from Harvard in study at Heidelberg, Berlin, and in the
British Museum. The years 1907-9 were passed at the University
of Wisconsin as instructor in political science; 1909-11 at Ohio
State University as assistant professor in the same department. In
1911 I accepted a call to the University of Missouri as assistant
professor of political science. I remained there until 1921, being
successively advanced to associate professor and to professor. In
September, 1921, I returned to Ohio State University as professor
of political science and director of Governmental research. During
my connection with the University of Missouri I was in war service
for about a year and a half, and on leave of absence from the
University. I am at present making an intensive research into local
(township and county) government in Ohio. It is the purpose of
the Bureau of which I am director to develop equipment and facil-
ities to assist the various units of local government in the solution
of their problems.

I do not believe that I have any "hobbies," unless it be motoring
of which I am very fond. Next to my family and my work, my



412 CLASS OF 1902— SIXTH REPORT

Dodge car is my greatest enthusiasm. I like an occasional game
of bridge, and derive much comfort from my good old "briar-
woods." My elder child, Max, was born in London, England. As
a political scientist, I have been interested in the question as to
whether he can ever be President of the United States. It is a moot
point, but my opinion is that he cannot. He appears to accept
the matter philosophically. He is an unusually keen youngster,
now fourteen years old, with an enthusiasm for athletics which is
well-nigh a mania. Mildred, aged eleven, is a dainty little Miss
who understands the art of working her Daddy for all that he is
worth. She knows she is the joy of his heart and how to make the
most of it. During the years 1905-7, I was abroad pursuing grad-
uate studies. Since then, circumstances have prevented any fur-
ther foreign travel. It was one of my disappointments that I was
not sent overseas during the war.

I was elected a member of the city council of Columbia, Mo., in
1913 and served two years. In 1916 I attended the Plattsburg
military training camp. After the United States entered the war, I
was placed in charge of the four-minute speakers for Boone County,
Mo., and served in this work until called into the military service.

War Service: Served in the Ordnance Dept., U. S. A., from
Jan. 1, 1918, until Aug. 1, 1919. Held ranks in turn of 1st Lieu-
tenant and Captain. During all but the first three months of my
service I was District Personnel Manager for the Chicago Ordnance
District. My duties included the recruiting and employing (under
civil service regulations) of all civilian employees. I made during
this period about 6,000 appointments. I was also commanding
officer for all the enlisted men in the district in the Ordnance De-
partment, about 125. I was also personnel officer for all commis-
sioned officers. I had many miscellaneous duties; made the payroll
for civilians, investigated their loyalty, issued photographic passes,
etc. My position was a connecting link between the Ordnance De-
partment and the Civil Service Commission.

Publications: "The Modern Idea of the State," by H. Krabbe,
authorized translation from the German with an introduction by
George H. Sabine, Professor of Philosophy, University of Missouri,
and Walter J. Shepard, Professor of Political Science, Ohio State
University, D. Appleton & Co., 1922; "Public Opinion," in Amer-
ican Journal of Sociology, Vol. XV, pp. 32-60, July, 1909; "The
German Doctrine of the Budget," in American Political Science Re-
view, Vol. IV, pp. 52-62, February, 1910; "The Theory of the Na-
ture of the Suffrage," in Proceedings of the American Political
Science Association, 1912, pp. 108-136; "Tendencies toward Min-



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 413

isterial Responsibility in Germany," in American Political Science
Review, Vol. V, pp. 57-69, February, 1911; "The New Government
in Germany," in American Political Science Review, Vol. XIII,
pp. 361-378, August, 1919; "The New German Constitution," in
American Political Science Review, Vol. XIV, pp. 34-52, February,
1920.

Member: American Political Science and American Historical
Associations; Academy of Political Science; American Association
of University Professors.



HhPaiil Cutler ^f)ipman

Born at Cleveland, 0., Sept. 3, 1879. Parents: Samuel Brigham, Malvina
{Whipple) Shipman. School: Boston English High School, Boston,
Mass.

Degree: (c. 1898-1899.)

Unmarried.

Died at Ipswich, Mass., Sept. 18, 1900.

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



^ Blhttt Walktt %bitk

Born at Peru, Ind., Nov. 19. 1879. Parents: Milton, Ellen {Walker) Shirk.

School: Worcester, Academy, Worcester, Mass.
Degree: (s. 1898-1901.)

Married: Mary Kimberley, Redlands, Calif., April 2, 1901.
Died at Chicago, III., Sept. 6, 1919.

THE first two years after leaving College were spent in handling
Louisiana timber lands, and the years from 1903 to 1918 in
manufacturing refrigerators.

On June 11, 1918 he sailed for France on the S. S. Lorraine as
a Lieutenant (j. g.) in the Navy Flying Corps. Eight days later,
while the ship was off the mouth of the Gironde, a demented Bel-
gian officer threw himself overboard, and Lieutenant Shirk im-
mediately dived from the promenade deck and reached the drowning
man. A strong tide carried them both to sea, and before a life-
boat could reach them, Lieutenant Shirk was painfully injured by
the struggles of the man he was rescuing. These injuries and his
plunge into the sea produced serious ear trouble which eventually
cost him his life. In recognition of this rescue, he was decorated
with the Belgian Croix Civique, and was recommended by the Secre-
tary of the Navy of the United States for the American Gold Life-
Saving Medal.



414 CLASS OF 1902— SIXTH REPORT

An incident of his experience in Ireland will interest those who
knew him, as being so very characteristic of the man. The large
navy sea-planes were built for weight carrying and long distance
flying, but not for manceuvering. The result was that many were
shot down by German pursuit planes. Some one suggested that
they might be changed a little so as to be capable of sufficient
stunt flying to lessen this danger. Lieutenant Shirk undertook
on his own initiative to try out this idea, and looped the loop in
a twin Liberty motored sea-plane with full complement of men and
equipment. In flattening out from the loop, however, the strain
carried away his elevators, and the plane fell into the sea. The
machine was wrecked, and that no one was hurt, was due largely
to Shirk's resourcefulness in getting the plane on its side so that he
could use the rudder, and so flatten out just before striking the
water.

In addition to active business affairs, Shirk was devoted to out-
door sports and to music. He performed well on the violin and
organ, and was a composer of ability.



JOSEPH HENRY SHIRK

Born at Peru, Ind., Jan. 6, 1881. Parents: Milton, Ellen (Walker) Shirk.

School: Worcester Academy, Worcester, Mass.
Degree: A.B. 1902.
Married: Helen M. Royse, Lafayette, Ind., Nov. 16, 1909. Children:

Royse, Feb. 25, 1911; Alice, May 31, 1914.
Occupation: Banker.
Address: {home) 54 North Hood St., Peru, Ind.; (business) Peru Trust

Company, Peru, Ind.

Banking and real estate are my business pursuits.
Big game hunting in South America, Mexico, Alaska, Canada,
and the United States, is my hobby.



WALTER SHUEBRUK

Born at New York, N. Y., July 29, 1881. Parents: Richard, Susie Alice
(Milliken) Shuebruk. School: Boston Latin School, Boston, Mass.

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

Married: Alice Gertrude Linnell, Boston, Mass., Oct. 11, 1904 (died Feb. 2,
1922). Children: Richard, Oct. 15, 1907; Peter, June 24, 1912; Su-
zette, Oct. 29, 1916; Alice, March 26, 1920.

Occupation: Lawyer.

Address: (home) Cohasset Mass.; (business) 10 State St., Boston, Mass.



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 415

EVER since obtaining my degree I have practised law in Boston.
I was representative in Massachusetts Legislature from Third
Plymouth District (Hingham, Cohasset, Hull) 1920, 1921-22.

War Service: Was legal advisor, local Home Service Dept,, A.
R. C. ; served as member of local committees on all drives, and was
chairman of the Cohasset War Savings Stamp Committee. Was
Chairman, Legal Advisory Board, District 38, Mass. Enlisted as
private, Co. G, 14th Reg., M. S. G.



BRUCE THURBER SHUTE

Born at Chicago, III., June 3, 1880. Parents: Henry Lyman, Clara {Brown)
Shute. School: Kenwood Preparatory School, Chicago, III.

Degree: (c. 1898-1900.)

Married: Miriam Helen Goss, Boston, Mass., Dec. 12, 1905. Child: Henry
Lyman, June 12, 1912.

Occupation: Shipper California Deciduous and Citrus Fruits.

Address: (home) 1034 4:0th St., Sacramento, Calif.; (business) Care of The
Pioneer Fruit Company, Sacramento, Calif.

HAVE been in the fruit business in California for the past
twenty years. Was connected with Pioneer Fruit Co. for
fourteen years, as director and assistant manager. Have been in
business for myself for the past two years as a car lot shipper
of California fruits.

War Service: Helped with local sales of Liberty Bonds.



JOSEPH LYMAN SILSBEE, JR.

Born at Syracuse, N. Y., June 16, 1879. Parents: Joseph Lyman, Anna
Baldwin (Sedgwick) SUsbee. School: Manual Training School, Chi-
cago, HI.

Degree: A.B. 1902 (1903.)

Unmarried.

Occupation: Mining Engineer.

Address: (business) 604 Dooly Bldg., Salt Lake City, Utah; (permanent)\
Aha Club, Salt Lake City, Utah.

FOR some ten years after leaving College, my interest in metal
mining took me to various parts of the West, and to Mexico
and Central America. In 1913 I became interested in the develop-
ment of potash in the United States, and since then have devoted
practically my entire time to that industry.



416 CLASS OF 1902— SIXTH REPORT

^Eoger COilep Simmons!

Born at Chelsea, Mass., Aug. 11, 1876. Parents: Washington Lafayette,
Mary Elizabeth {White) Simmons. School: Cambridge Latin School,,
Cambridge, Mass.

Degree: (c. 1897-1901.)

Unmarried.

Died at New York, N. Y., Jan. 27, 1913.

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

Born at Des Moines, la., June 22, 1878. Parents: William Dennis, Kath-
arine (Hooker) Skinner. School: Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.

Degree: (c. 1898-1899.)

Married: Isabel Miller, New York, N. Y., Nov. 1, 1910.

Occupation: Insurance.

Address: {home) Hotel Rittenhouse, Philadelphia, Pa.; (business) 508 Wal-
nut St., Philadelphia, Pa.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]



THE secretary has never been supplied with vital statistics, nor
was any response ever received to any of the class circulars.
Since the Fifth Report advice has been received of Sloane's death
Jan. 26, 1913.



ARTHUR MORGAN SMITH

Born at Quincy, HI., June 15, 1879. Parents: James Russell, Ella (Wells)

Smith. School: Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.
Degree: (s. 1898-1902.)
Married: Lois Rucker, Cleveland, 0., May 15, 1907. Child: Suzanne,

July 6, 1921.
Occupation: Manufacturer and builder of artificial gas and by-product

coke oven plants.
Address: (home) 1878 East 90th St., Cleveland, O.; (business) 1900 Euclid

Ave., Cleveland, 0.

DURING the first few years after leaving College I worked hard.
At present I am treasurer of The Machinery Co. of Cleve-
land.
War Service: Served from Oct. 28, 1918, to Feb. 10, 1919,



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 417

with The Development Division, Chemical Warfare Service stationed
at Nela Park, Cleveland, 0, Qualified for Captain's Commis-
sion, C. W. S., but commission was held up account of signing
of armistice.

Member: Harvard Clubs of Cleveland and New York; Union,
Hermit, Roadside, and Engineers (Boston), Clubs; American
Chemical, and American Geographical Societies; Army Ordnance
Association; Society of American Military Engineers; Chamber of
Commerce of Cleveland; Aerial League of America; American
Legion; American Association for Advancement of Science;
Society of Quartermaster Of&cers; Cleveland Real Estate Board;
Cleveland Museum of Art.



EARNEST EVERETT SMITH

Born at Brooklyn, N. Y., May 20, 1880. Parents: Frederic Morris, Jo.
sephine Magdalen (Gandalfo) Smith. School: Roxbury Latin School,
[Boston, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Caroline Elise Phillips, Ipswich, Mass., Sept. 21, 1907. Children:
Elizabeth Everett, Dec. 16, 1908 {died Dec. 21, 1908) ; Carol, March 7,
1910; Earnest Everett, Jr., Oct. 20, 1911; Richard Fabian Phillips, Nov.
6, 1916; Theodora, March 20, 1920.

Occupation: Investment securities.

Address: (home) 11 Francis Ave., Cambridge, Mass.; (business) 52 Devon-
shire St., Boston, Mass.

A TTENDED Harvard Law School three years. Was admitted
[\_ to Massachusetts Bar 1906, but never practiced. Was a bond
salesman up to 1914. Started in the investment business under
my own name in 1914, specializing in New England securities.
In 1917 I formed a partnership with Nathaniel W. Niles and Al-
fred S. Dabney, and became members of New York and Boston
Stock Exchanges. In January, 1921 the partnership ended. I
continued in the same business at the same address, as Earnest E.
Smith, Inc. Have been trustee or director from time to time in
various industries that my business brings me in touch with.

Rowed on several Gentlemen's Eight at New London, and
many Union Boat Club crews. Took up single sculling, and became
champion of New England. Served for some years as treasurer
of the General Theological Library and was director of the New
England Hospital for Women and Children.

Have been active in city politics. Served on Boston City Council
1911-1914. Was very active in National politics in 1912, as a
member of the Progressive Party.



418 CLASS OF 1902— SIXTH REPORT

Member: Union Boat (director), Exchange, and City Clubs,
Boston: Harvard Club, New York.



JAMES HOPKINS SMITH, JR.

Born at Old Point Comfort, Va., March 2, 1881. Parents: James Hopkins,
Frances {Goodenow) Smith. School: Groton School, Groton, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Pauline Morton, New York, N. Y., Feb. 2, 1907. Children: Paul
Morton, March 13, 1908; James Hopkins, 3rd, Dec. 15, 1909.

Occupation: Real Estate Mortgage Broker.

Address: (home) Portland, Maine; (business) 34 Pine St., New York, N. Y.
{permanent) Portland, Me,

FOR about six years after leaving College I was in the general
contractor business. In the rather extensive traveling done
in that business I became interested in timber lands, and from 1908
to 1915 I devoted most of my time to the purchase and sale of
timber lands, becoming at the same time interested in the develop-
ment of cut-over timber lands for agricultural purposes. This
development of one time timber lands for agricultural purposes,
I have never made a business of treating it rather as a hobby, which
I hope in time to take up much more seriously.

Since the war I have been engaged in the business of real estate
mortgage broker.

War Service: In the end of 1915 I went to France and joined
the American Ambulance Service, serving with Section 3 about six
months. Business matters forced me to return to this country
where I stayed until the Spring of 1917.

I joined the Naval Reserve as soon as possible after the Declara-
tion of War by the United States and was ordered to the converted
yacht Guinevere, which sailed in July, 1917, and was based on Brest
as an escort for coastwise convoys. In February, 1918 the Guine-
vere struck a rock in the fog, and was a total loss. I was ordered
to the destroyer Reid, on which ship I served till October 1918.
My rank on entering the service was Lieutenant (j. g.) and on leav-
ing the service Lieutenant.

Member: Racquet and Tennis, Knickerbocker and Harvard
Clubs, New York; National Golf Links, Southampton.



MALCOLM KINMONTH SMITH

Degree: M.D. 1910 {Cornell)
Married. Child: son.



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 419

Occupation: Medicine.

Address: (home) 79 Maple Ave., Morristown, N. J.; (business) Medical
Department, Mutual Life Insurance Company, New York, N. Y .

AFTER leaving College I studied biology. In 1913 I graduated
from the Presbyterian Hospital, New York.

My hobby is photography. I have been to Europe twice and to
Jamaica.

For a short time I served with the United States Public Health
Service in 1918, during the influenza epidemic.

War Service: 1st Lieut. Medical Corps., October, 1918 to April,
1919; Captain Medical Officers' Reserve Corps, 1919 to date.

Member: Whippang River and Morristown Field Clubs; Pic-
torial Photographers of America, Arts Center.



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