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Review, and other journals. Book: Co-author, "American Prob-
lems of Reconstruction — A Symposium," E. P. Button & Co., 1918.

Member: Cosmos Club, Washington, B.C.; Harvard Club,
New York.


Born at St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 17, 1881. Parents: August Jay, Laura
iShrainka) Weil. School: Columbia Institute, New York, N. Y.


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

Married: Selma Eisenstadt Altheimer, St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 25, 1910. Chil-

dren: Arthur William, Jr., Aug. 13, 1911; Mary Jane, Feb. 12, 1914

{died April, 1914) ; Benjamin George, Oct. 9, 1916; Roger, Sept. 22,

Occupation: Lawyer.
Address: (home) Cedarhurst, Long Island, N. Y.; (business) 185 Madison

Ave., New York, N. Y.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]

War Service: Was an Inspector, 16th District Selective Service,
New York, and a member of the Legal Advisory Board, District
No. 4, Nassau County, N. Y.

Publications: Weil: Copyright Law (Callaghan & Co. Chi-
cago) ; Contracts for the Sale of Goods (New York Law Journal,
Jan. 17, 1921).


Born at Boston, Mass., Nov. 5, 1879. Parents: Francis Welch and Jane
Marriott (Wilson) (Welch) Howard. Schools: Sillig School, Vevey,
Switzerland; Hopkinson's School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: (c. 1898-1902.)


Occupation: Real estate broker.

Address: (home) Egypt, Mass.; (business) 30 State St., Boston, Mass.;
(permanent) Somerset Club, 42 Beacon St., Boston, Mass.

IN August, 1907, I entered a Boston real estate office where I
spent two uneventful years. In 1904 I formed the firm of
Hayes & Welch (John J. Hayes '96) for the transaction of a real
estate business, specializing in the sale and renting of Boston busi-
ness properties and their care and management.

A small amount of gardening, fruit raising etc., on a few acres
of New England pasture land has offered ample opportunity for
exercise. A collection of commemorative medals of the Great War
and picking up a few books on our early maritime history consti-
tutes my outside interests. Two years at school in Switzerland
created a longing for travel which I have been able to enjoy to a
limited extent both in the United States and Canada with trips to
the West Indies and Central America, also the Philippine Islands,
China, Korea, etc.

War Service: After the declaration of war I became a member
of the United States Shipping Board and assisted in the organi-
zation of the recruiting service with headquarters at the Boston


Custom House. My chief duties as assistant and director was the
establishing of nautical schools for the training of deck officers
and engine room force to man the ships that were being built for
the United States Shipping Board. During this time I prepared
two publications that were used in the school for instruction in
the Morse code (dot and dash) and the hand semaphor. Worked
on Local Coordination Committee, and assisted in recruiting for
United States Navy, Class 4, Coast Patrol, First Naval District.
Assisted in local Red Cross.

Member: Somerset, Tennis and Racquet, and Exchange Clubs,
Boston; Cohassent golf, American Numismatic, Boston Numismatic.


Born at Boston, Mass., Aug. 31, 1880. Parents: William Henry, Florena
{Gray) Wellington. School: Roxbury Latin School, Boston, Mass.

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

Married: Margaret Cheney Coggin, Salem, Mass., June 27, 1908. Child:
{adopted) John Coggin, April 8, 1920.

Occupation: Teacher.

Address: {home) 1 Park Ave., Vermillion, S. D.; {business) University of
South Dakota, Vermillion, S. D.

AFTER four years of graduate study in several universities and
valuable experience in secondary schools, I came out to this
young and growing University of South Dakota as instructor in
1911. I am now professor of American history and get keen en-
joyment from the discussion method that I use in my classes. My
Vermillion home is on the edge of a bluff with the finest view in
the Middle West, overlooking the Missouri River valley and the
Nebraska hills. I have a summer cottage at Mount Desert with an
equally fine view, and conveniently placed for mountain climbing.

My hobbies are golf, sailing and swimming. In the Fall of
1920 we adopted a six months' old boy, who is the most beautiful,
intelligent and popular child in Vermillion. My travel is limited
to six thousand miles a year, east and west for our Christmas and
Summer vacations.

War Service: Solicited sale of Liberty Bonds in a house-to-
house canvass during all campaigns. Served as a Four Minute
Man. Was director of War Issues Course of S. A. T. C. at Uni-
versity of South Dakota.

Publications: "Tariff and Public Lands," American Historial
Association Report, 1911; "The Political and Sectional Influence
of the Public Lands, 1828-42," 1914.


Member: Harvard Club, Boston; American Historical Associ-
ation; American Political Science Association; Mississippi Valley
Historical Association.


Born at Chicago, 111, Dec. 8, 1879. Parents: Frank, Alice Fabyan (Gid-
dings) Wells. School: Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Helen Stockton Waldron, Chicago, III., April 9, 1907. Child:
Kathryn Stockton, Feb. 9, 1910.

Occupation: Treasurer, Brookdale Mills, Inc.

Address: Franklin, Mass.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]


Born at Janesville, Wis., April 14, 1880. Parents: Addison Eldred, Mary
Alice (Conant) Wells. School: Leivis Institute, Chicago, III.

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

Married: Helen Fay Kohlsaat, Chicago, III., March 2, 1908. Children:!
Harry Lord, Jr., Feb. 28, 1911 ; Frances, Nov. 11, 1913.

Occupation: General contractor and builder.

Address: (home) 753 No. Michigan Ave,, Chicago, III.; (business) 914|
Monadnock Bldg., Chicago, III.

AFTER leaving College I attended the Harvard Law School for
three years, graduating in 1905. Was admitted to the Illinois
Bar by examination in Fall of 1905, after cramming Illinois law
with Lloyd Steere, while cruising on his yacht, Vanadis. Instead
of practicing law, however, I became secretary, of Wells Brothers
Construction Co., builders, as I intended when I studied law. I
have found my economic studies in College and the law training
later, very useful in our business, in the drawing and interpreting
of contracts, and in the general business view.

Mrs. Wells and I made a delightful wedding trip to Nassau in
the Bahama Islands, in 1908, being accompanied part way on the
train by Frank Sawtell and Joe Shirk who were members of our
wedding party. Frank was best man, and Joe was a strong second
in doing the job up thoroughly, even to riding with us as far as
Belair, Georgia.

Nearly three years later, Mrs. Wells and I made a trip to Europe,
the Summer before our boy was born. In six weeks we visited
England, Holland, Belgium, Germany and France.


Three years later, our daughter was born, and we stayed home
with our children until 1919 when we sold our home in Oak Park,
111., and took our children with us for a two months' trip through
the West. We spent a month in California, including a visit for
a day with Philip Bancroft and his family on their fruit ranch near
San Francisco. We also visited my brother Percy and his family
for a few days at Portland, Oregon, where our firm was constructing
the western branch plant of Montgomery Ward & Co.

I have done committee work on the Chicago Association of Com-
merce and kindred bodies for many years. Hope to be more useful
in the community in future than in the past.

Member: University, Legal and Executive Clubs, Chicago;
Harvard Clubs, Chicago, Boston and New York; Oak Park Coun-
try Club, Oak Park, 111.; Chicago Association of Commerce, Chi-
cago Real Estate Board, Chamber of Commerce of U.S.; River
Forest Tennis Club, River Forest, 111.


Born at {Boston, Mass., April 19, 1881. Parents: Barrett, Edith {Green.
ough) Wendell. School: Noble and Greenough's School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: AjB. 1902.

Married: Barbara Higginson, Beverly Farms, Mass., June 18, 1910. Chil-
dren: Barbara, April 13, 1911; Barrett, Sd, July 12, 1913; Francis Lee
Higginson, Jan. 14, 1916.

Occupation: Partner Lee, Higginson & Co.

Address: {home) 850 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, HI.; {business) 400 The
Rookery, Chicago, III.

DURING my senior year I took the first year course at the
Harvard Law School, and I continued at the Law School until
1904, when I passed my examinations for the Suffolk Bar. In
February, 1904, the Honorable Edwin Morgan took Edward Bow-
ditch, '03, and myself as his secretaries, to the Far East, where
he had been appointed consul at Dalny. It was not possible for us
to reach our post on account of the Russo-Japanese War, so we
spent six months in Hawaii, Japan, Korea, and North China, where
I left Mr. Morgan and Mr. Bowditch and returned to work in Oct-
ober, 1904, in what is now the law office of Hill, Barlow and
Homans. In February, 1905, I gave up the practice of law and
entered the employ of Lee, Higginson & Co., in the sales depart-
ment. After three years I became sales manager for New Eng-
land, and remained as an executive in the sales organization until
I was admitted to partnership, in 1918.


Up until 1919, I think my only hobby was Harvard base-ball,
which I regret to say is now more academic than real since I have
moved to Chicago to live. Since I have been with Lee, Higginson
& Co., I have only been out of the country twice. In 1910 just after
my wedding I went abroad for six weeks. In the Fall of 1920
I went on a business trip to Buenos Aires, stopping on the way down
for two days at Rio de Janeiro, and going back by way of the west
coast through the Panama Canal.

War Service: Served as a member of the Publicity Committee
of the New England Liberty Loan Organization during the first four
Liberty Loans, with direct charge of distribution of material.
Gave volunteer aid in the Naval Intelligence.

Member: Somerset, Boston and Tennis and Racquet Clubs,
Boston; Harvard Clubs, Boston, New York, and Chicago; Saddle
& Cycle, Casino, and University Clubs, Chicago.


Born at Lowell, Mass., Feb. 11, 1878. Parents: Harrison Grey Otis, Elvira
Linton (Currier) Weymouth. School: Cambridge Latin School, Cam-
bridge, Mass., and private tutor.

Degree: AjB. 1902.

Married: Sara English Snowden, Baltimore, Md., June 9, 1915. Children:
Sara English Snowden, Sept. 7, 1916; Harrison, Jr., Jan. 10, 1918.

Occupation: Sales Department, Bethlehem Steel Co.

Address: (home) 220 East Biddle St., Baltimore, Md.; {business) Continen-
tal Bldg., Baltimore, Md.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]

Member: Bachelors Cotillon, Merchants and Engineers Clubs
of Baltimore; Harvard Club of New York City.


Born at Spencer, Mass., Jan. 6, 1881. Parents: Edward Reed, Amelia
(Rhoeder) Wheeler. School: Worcester Academy, Worcester, Mass.

Degree: (s. 1898-1900.)

Married: Margaret E. Turvey, Toronto, Ont., Oct. 1, 1921.

Occupation: Auditor of Money Orders.

Address: {home) 5 Baker Ave., Deer Park, Toronto, Ont.; {business) Do-
minion Express Company, Toronto, Ont., Can.

[Adds nothing to data in Fiifth Report]


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Born at Highlands, Kans., Jan. 31, 1879. Parents: Chester Colburn, Mary

Agnes (Ames) Wheeler.
Degree: S.B. 1902.
Died at Los Angeles, Calif., June 1, 1921.

HE was the brother of Melvin Holt Wheeler (s. 1900-1902).
Entering Clarke School for The Deaf at the age of seven
years, he graduated nine years later at the head of the class. After
three years preparation at the Cambridge Manual Training School,
he entered Harvard College, taking the course in mechanical en-
gineering. He graduated with the class, taking his degree magna
cum laude. Following a period of strenuous work on the staff of
the American Bridge Co. at Pittsburgh he suffered a nervous break-
down, and was obliged to abandon the profession on which he had
so promisingly entered. The later years of his life were spent
in Los Angeles, where up to the time of his death he was occupied
in business better suited to his impaired physical condition.

Wheeler's success, achieved in the face of severe physical handi-
caps, marked him as a man of rare courage and determination.


Born at Leavenworth, Kans., May 26, 1877. Parents: Chester Coburn,
Mary Agnes (Ames) Wheeler. School: Rindge Technical School, Cam-
bridge, Mass.

Degree: (s. 1900-1902.)


Occupation: Structural Engineer.

Address: {home) 6321% Ruby St., Los Angeles, Calif.; (permanent) Peter-
boro, N. H.

WENT abroad the first year after leaving College. Then for
several years, I worked for the American Bridge Co., as a
steel bridge designer. After leaving the East, I came to California
and am still a resident of Los Angeles.

My hobbies are taking art photography and playing tennis and


War Service: Did marine work for Emergency Fleet Corpora-
tion, 1916 to 1918. Served in the structural department of La
Salle Engineering Co., Chicago, and hull department, Long Beach
Shipbuilding Co., Long Beach, Calif.


Member: Peterboro Golf Club, Oral Art Club, American Asso-
ciation of Engineers, University Club.


Born at Dorchester, Mass., July 18, 1878. Parents: Morris Plumer, Rosina
Baldwin {Crane) Wheeler. School: Boston Latin School, Boston,

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

Married: Helen Morton Bridgham, Arlington, Mass., Oct. 23, 1906. Chil-
dren: William Morris, March 19, 1913; Helen Frances, June 25, 1916.

Occupation: American Cyanamid Co.

Address: (home) 257 Kimball Ave., Westfield, N. J.; (business) P. 0. Box
36, Elizabeth, N. J.

TOOK two extra years in the Graduate School, specializing in
chemistry. Worked under the direction of Dr. G. N. Lewis
in research work in Electro-Chemistry.

Then I went in the explosive line. My first position being with
the E. L du Pont Powder Co. Left after six years to go into heavy
chemicals in the United Zinc and Chemical Co., Kansas City,
Kansas, and then back again to explosives — fulminate of mercury —
in the Union Cap & Fuse Co., Cleveland 0. Finally I landed with
the American Cyanamid Co., New York, manufacturing acids and
ammonia products.

Hiking is my favorite recreation. I have visited England, Scot-
land, Germany, and France, studying explosives.

Member: Harvard Club of New Jersey; American Chemical


Born at Cannes, France, March 3, 1880. Parents: John Jay, Louisa Law-
rence iWetmore) White. School: Blake's School, New York, N. Y.
Degrees: A.B. 1902; A.M. {Columbia) 1904.

Occupation : Unoccupied.
Address: Litchfield, Conn.

HAVE held the following civic positions: Secretary, White
Memorial Foundation, and Public Library, and treasurer His-
torical Society, and St. Michaels Parish, Litchfield; president, Litch-
field Cemetery; vice-president, Connecticut Forestry Association;


trustee and auditor, Connecticut Junior Republic; trustee, Camp Mo-
hawk, Cornwall; trustee. The Sheltering Arms of N. Y. ; etc.

War Service: Was a member of the executive committee of
Litchfield Chapter, A. R. C. Served as chairman, Litchfield ter-
ritory, during the first and second Red Cross War Fund, the United
War Work campaign, and War Savings Stamps campaign. Was
a private in Sumter Guards, S. C, and Corporal, State Guard,

Publications: A History of Litchfield, Conn., 1720-1920.

Member: Harvard Club of New York.


Born at Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 25, 1880. Parents: John Williams, Alice
(Hillyer) White. Schools: Broivne and Nichols School, Cambridge,

Degree: (c. 1898-1900.)

Married: Elizabeth G. Bergin, San Francisco, Cal., June 16, 1906. Chil-
dren: Elizabeth E., Sept. 1, 1909; Alice H., Sept. 25, 1919.

Occupation: Electrical Engineer.

Address: (home) 20 Burchfield Ave., Cranford, N. J.; (business) 463 West
St., New York, N. Y.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report]


Born at New York, N.Y., Nov. 7, 1879. Parents: Frank Worth, Mary
Boyce {Laurence) White. School: Groton School, Groton, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Julia Jerome Fanshawe, New York, N. Y., Nov. 14, 1903. Chil-
dren: William Fanshawe, Aug. 28, 1904; Frederick Laurence, July 19,
1907; Sylvia Laurence, Dec. 27, 1914.

Occupation: Stockbroker.

Address: (home) Shrewsbury, N.J.; (business) 43 Broad St., New York, N.Y.

PARTNER of the firm of Jacquelin & De Coppet; member of
the New York Stock Exchange.
Member: Racquet & Tennis Club; Rumson Country Club;
Harvard Club, New York.


Born at Great Barrington, Mass., April 10, 1880. Parents: John Fred,
Annie Louise Hitchcock (Hollister) Whiting. School: Hotchkiss
School, Lakevilh, Conn.


Degree: (s. 1898-1899.)

Married: Elise Warren Polk, Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 18, 1908. Children:

Percy Hollister, Jr., Nov. 16, 1909; Dorothy Polk, March 17, 1913.
Occupation: Advertising manager.
Address: {home) 132 Sewall St., Augusta, Me.; {business) Care of Central

Maine Power Co., Augusta, Me.

ONE year of Cambridge climate sent me home for a year of
recuperation and then South to college. I spent two years at
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. I inadvertantly embarked
in the newspaper business to fill in the summer of 1902, and was
eleven years in disembarking. After one year of cub reporting
I became sporting editor of the Nashville News. I went from there
to the Memphis News, which later became the Memphis News Scimi-
tar. I advanced from there to the Cleveland News, and after a
brief period became sporting editor of the Atlanta Georgian, in
which position I remained until July, 1913. At the end of eleven
years of "'newspapering," when I had exhausted all the novelty,
pleasure, and interest of sport editing, I press-agented myself into a
job with W. H. Gannett, Pub., Inc., Augusta, Maine, which publishes
Comfort, a bock-country magazine with over a million circulation.
I started in as letter-writer, advanced to the advertising department,
spent a couple of years in the circulation end, and gradually
learned more or less, chiefly the latter, about the magazine business.

In 1918 I went to East Aurora, N. Y. with Elbert Hubbard, II,
but remained less than a week, because of a remarkably good
opening back in Augusta. So the family and the furniture made
a round trip to East Aurora and back again and I found myself
advertising manager of Central Maine Power Co., the most im-
portant power company in Northern New England. One of the
activities I was supposed to advertise was the financing of a power
development through the sale of preferred stock to the customers of
the company. Within a few weeks, for lack of anybody else, they
put me in charge of the preferred stock selling. Through the next
three and a half years our department financed the building of
two large power developments — a feat never before accomplished
by preferred stock selling.

We maintained the price of our preferred stock at $107.50 a
share^ — which was from 10 to 25 points above the market, sold the
stock actively at that price, pushed customer ownership to a point
where one out of seven customers of the company own stock
in it, successfully met the competition of bond houses selling our
own 7% bonds at 9^/2 points below what we were getting for our
7% preferred stock and, altogether, had quite a fight of it. I have


also handled customer ownership financing campaigns for several
other companies, and have served to date on all National Electric
Light Association Customer Ownership Committees.

The reorganization of the Gannett Publishing Co., in progress,
as this is written, makes it possible for me to acquire a part owner-
ship in this company and general direction of its promotion work;
and to retain my advertising and security selling direction of
Central Maine Power Co.

As to hobbies, I haven't had time for more than one for many
years: Hard Work. I am however a golf addict — the kind who
always promises himself to go right in for it next year. Incident-
ally I celebrated this fall my twenty-fifth anniversary as a so-
called golf player. No additional children to report since the last
directory. The boy continues to be able to out-think and out-
fight anything of his age and weight he has thus far met. The
girl is smart and not hard to look at. No time for travels, ex-
cept an average of 25,000 miles per year, by automobile on business

No civic service to boast of. I've done what was within my
power by directing the advertising and publicity of all patriotic
and charitable campaigns in this territory. Our Liberty Loan
campaigns were notable for the fact that we employed no solici-
tors whatever, but put them across 100% by advertising.

Publications: My, in a manner of speaking, literary work
has all been of a hack or pot-boiling nature. I have broken into
a hundred or so newspapers, and into many trade and technical
and class magazines, such as Country Life in America, Motor,
Motor Boating, The Automobile, Motor Age, Electrical World,
Electrical Merchandising, System etc.

Member: National Electric Light Association; Rotary Club;
Augusta Country Club.


Born at Rockland, Mass., Dec. 19, 1880. Parents: Thomas Hart Benton,
Marcia Anna {Griffin) Whiting. School: High School, Rockland,

Degree: A.B. 1902.


Occupation : Teacher.

Address: {home) 9 Whiting St., Plymouth, Mass.; {business) 18 East
Division St., Chicago, III.


AFTER a year of teaching, in 1902 to 1903, during which, quite
in accordance with the approved formula, I "learned more
than I taught," I returned to College for a year's special work
in modern languages. It was profitable, enjoyable — and expen-
sive! During the following year, I held the settee of languages at
a school which has since perished, and, in the Autumn of 1905, I
came to Chicago, where my teaching life since that time has been
spent. There have been no exciting incidents to mark the mile-
stones. Fve just taught and taught, and, I hope, have succeeded
in imparting something of what I learned and something of the
spirit of Harvard to the minds under my direction.

My vacations have been spent in New England and New York,
and the Cape Codders tell me that Fve acquired a western accent.
Perhaps I have. If so, that and growing older are the only changes
worthy of record in a rather uneventful twenty years.


Born at Boston, Mass., Dec. 9, 1878. Parents: James Henry, Minerva

Bowers (Rogerson) Whitman. School: Boston Latin School, Boston,

Degrees: A.B. 1902; LL.B. 1905.
Married: Edna Alice Gilman, Maiden, Mass., Feb. 15, 1911. Children:

James Gilman, Jan. 29, 1914; Julian Rogerson, Feb. 20, 1919.
Occupation : Lawyer.
Address: {home) 95 Dexter St., Maiden, Mass.; (business) 84 State St.,

Boston, Mass.

AFTER leaving College I spent three years in the Harvard Law
School. After that I began practicing law in Boston, in the
office of Robert L. Raymond and Donald Gordon, both Harvard
men, and have continued in practice with them ever since, part of
the time in partnership.

In the Summer of 1903, Lawrence Chapin and I took a very
delightful trip to Europe and I have been a couple of times since.

In 1912-13 I served for a year on the Maiden Common Council.

War Service : Worked as an assistant at Selective Service Head-
cTuarters, State House, Boston, Mass., from July 1, 1918, to March
1, 1919, and also served as a member of Legal Advisory Boards of
Maiden, Mass., and Div. 5, Boston, Mass.

Member: Harvard Club, Boston; University Club, Maiden,


^ Chester L* mbitmou

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 Whitmore's death,
Sept. 10, 1902, at Winthrop, Mass.


Born at Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 22, 1879. Parents: William Henry, Emma
Sargent {Barbour) Whitney. School: Cambridge Latin School, Cam-
bridge, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Ethel Putnam Sargent, Brookline, Mass., June 10, 1903 {died Dec.

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