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31, 1905). Laura Haverlj, Brookline, Mass., June, 29, 1912. Child:
Howard Sargent, June 29, 1905 {died Oct. 10, 1905).

Occupation: Civil and surveying engineer.

Address: {home) 284 Summit Ave., Brighton, Mass.; {business) 294 Wash-
ington St., Boston, Mass.

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CLIFFORD BRIGHAM WHITNEY

Born at Lincoln, Mass., Sept. 5, 1880. Parents: Louis Henry, Martha
Elvira {Fiske) Whitney. School: High School, Lincoln, Mass.

Degree: (c. 1898.1900.)

Married: Sadie Ann Forte, Auburndale, Mass., June 1, 1911. Children:
Malcolm Fiske, Sept. 4, 1913; Clifford Brigham, Jr., Oct. 30, 1915 {died
Jan. 2, 1917) ; Donald Forte, Jan 2, 1917; Richard Morin, June 4, 1919.

Occupation : Banker.

Address: {home) 430 Albemarle Road, Newtonville, Mass.; {business) 45
Milk St., Boston, Mass.

[Adds nothing to data in Fifth Report.]

War Service: Served on local committee in Newton during
every drive for funds.



ROBERT BATES WHITNEY

Born at Boston, Mass., April 11, 1879. Parents: John Heath, Harriet Ade-
laide {Bates) Whitney. School: Boston Latin School, Boston, Mass.

Degrees: AS. 1902; S.B. 1906.

Mabried: Anna Marie Davis, Boston, Mass., Feb. 6, 1907 {died June 23,
1909) .

Occupation : Salesman.



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 475

Address: (home) 40 Wales St., Dorchester, Mass.; (business) The Barta
Press, 209 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, Mass.

FOLLOWING my graduation from the Lawrence Scientific School
I was connected with Olmstead Brothers of Brookline, land-
scape architects. My profession was abandoned because of sick-
ness.



ARTHUR FISHER WHITTEM

Born at Boston, Mass., July 21, 1879. Parents: Thomas Jarvis, Annabel
Davison (Fisher) Whittem. School: Boston English High School,
Boston, Mass.

Degrees: A.B. 1902; A.M. 1903; Ph.D. 1908.

Married: Ellen Alden Huntington, Hartford, Conn., Dec. 21, 1912. Chil-
dren: Margaret Huntington, Nov. 26, 1913; Thomas Huntington, Oct.
13, 1916 (died Dec. 22, 1920) ; miliam Huntington, March 25, 1922.

Occupation : Teacher.

Address: (home) 9 Vincent St., Cambridge Mass.; (business) Harvard
University, Cambridge, Mass.

SINCE graduation I have been engaged in teaching French and
Spanish at Harvard University, at first as instructor, and since
1915 as assistant professor of Romance Languages. A good deal
of my time has been devoted to administrative work of various
kinds. Since 1916 I have been secretary of the Administrative
Board for Special Students, the Summer School, and University
Extension. I have twice been acting dean of this department of the
University, work that offers particular opportunities for extending
the influence and opportunities of the University beyond its walls.
In 1917 to 1920, I was director of the Summer School. In 1919
to 1920, as acting chairman of the Committee on Admission, I
conducted an investigation of the general question of Harvard ad-
mission requirements, consulting in person or by letter schoolmas-
ters all over the country. As a result of this investigation our re-
quirements were brought more nearly in line with those of other
colleges and access from public high schools was made simpler.
For the last two years I have served as secretary of the committee
which has charge of the general final examinations recently intro-
duced in the divisions of ancient and modern languages. At pres-
ent I am acting chairman of the department of French and other
Romance languages.

Less closely connected with the University has been my service
in 1913 to 1915 as treasurer of the Modern Language Association
of America; in 1915 to 1917 as examiner in French, and in 1919 to



476 CLASS OF 1902— SIXTH REPORT

1920 as a, member of the Executive Committee and the Committee
of Review of the College Entrance Examination Board.

The year 1906 to 1907 was spent in study at the Universities of
Paris and Madrid. Several Summers have been spent in study and
travel abroad. Except for these trips my residence has been Cam-
bridge in the Winter, and Clifton, Mass., where I have a summer
cottage.

War Service : Was a "dollar-a-year man" for P. 0. Department,
reading foreign language newspapers to see if they contained dis-
loyal utterances, propaganda, etc. Organized and directed courses
in military French at Harvard.

Publications: As author and editor; Loti's Le Roman d'un
enfant. Heath & Co., Boston; Spanish Commercial Correspondence,
with M. J. Andrade, Heath & Co., Boston; French for Soldiers,
with P. W. Long, Harvard University Press, Cambridge; Frontaura,
Las Tiendas, Holt & Co.; articles in reviews and enclyclopaedias.

Member: Modern Language Association of America; Harvard
Club, Boston; Colonial Club of Cambridge.

H(AYWARD) PARKER WHITTINGTON

Born at Boston, Mass., Aug. 5, 1880. Parents: Hiram, Alice Parker
(Streeter) Whittington. School: Volkmann's School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Helen P. Perry, Boston, Mass., July 15, 1909.

Occupation: Stockbroker.

Address: (home) 1064 Beacon St., Brookline, Mass.; (business) 31 State
St., Boston, Mass.

SINCE leaving College I have been working in the brokerage
business.
My hobbies are dogs and golf.

Member: Duxbury Yacht Club; Plymouth Country Club; Har-
vard Club, Boston.



EDWARD WEBSTER WHORF

Born at Revere, Mass., Feb. 5, 1879. Parents: Edward Henry, Eliza
Frances (Cutler) Whorf. School: Boston Latin School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Clarissa Savage Frost, Boston, Mass., Jan. 14, 1908. Child:
Morris Faxon, Oct. 15, 1908.

Occupation: Telephone engineer.

Address: (home) 17 Cross St., West Newton, Mass.; (business) 50 Oliver
St., Boston, Mass.



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 477

IN the Fall after graduation I entered the employ of the New
England Telephone and Telegraph Company and after several
years as a student in the various branches of the work I was assigned
to engineering work in the Traffic Department where I have been
ever since.

I am now the head of this engineering work as traffic engineer
of the company in charge of the engineering of all switchboard
and circuit facilities.

During the Winter and Spring of 1916, I took a training course
under the then, First Corps of Cadets, of Boston, so as to be pre-
pared when we entered the war. When America got into the war,
however, a War Service Committee was formed by the telephone
company and 1 was assigned to it as the traffic representative. It
was the function of this committee to assist the Government in every
way possible in getting its business handled promptly, providing
facilities at short notice, and assisting in the engineering and in-
stalling of communication defenses. When the telephone and tele-
graph companies were taken over by the Government our committee
was ordered by the Postmaster General to stay on the job, and we
were kept hard at it until after the close of the war.

Member: Harvard Club, Boston; Telephone Society; Men's
Club of West Newton; Unitarian Laymen's League.



DELANO WIGHT

Born at Boston, Mass., May 10, 1882. Parents: Eugene Barton, Mary
Dennis iClapp) Wight. School: Friends School, Washington, D. C.

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

Married: Margaret Crocker, Boston, Mass., April 9, 1912. Children: De-
lano, Jr., March 9, 1913; Crocker, Aug. 30, 1914; Anne, March 1, 1917.

Occupation : Lawyer.

Address: {home) 44 Sumner Road, Brookline, Mass.; (business) 60 State
St., Boston, Mass.; (Summer home) Jerusalem Road, Cohasset, Mass.

GRADUATED from the Harvard Law School and was admitted
to the Massachusetts Bar in August, 1904. I then worked in
the law office of Long & Hemenway, Boston, until November, 1905,
when I opened an office for the practice of law. Since 1912 ray
office has been at the above address, where I am associated with
other Harvard men, C. L. Bremer, '96, Cyrus Sargeant, '99, and
Roger Wolcott, '99.

I have traveled in England, Scotland and continental Europe on
three separate occasions. I lived in Germany and France in 1897,
in 1898, and traveled again in the summers of 1901 and 1908.



478 CLASS OF 1902— SIXTH REPORT

War Service: Helped on Library War Service Committee,
Speakers' Bureau, Boston, during September, 1917, and also helped
with Red Cross membership campaign in December, 1917. Was
civilian assistant to Officer in Charge of Draft, Adjutant General's
Office, State House, Boston, Mass., from Dec. 15, 1917, to Dec. 20,
1918. Worked as volunteer driver for Machine Gun Squad, 28th
Co., M. S. G., during Summer of 1917.

Member: Harvard, Union, and Union Boat Clubs, of Boston;
Longwood Cricket, and Cohasset Golf Clubs; Harvard Musical As-
sociation; American Society of International Law.



WARLAND WIGHT

Born at Washington, D.C., March 11, 1880. Parents: Eugene Barton,

Mary Dennie (Clapp) Wight. School: Browne and Nichols School,

Cambridge, Mass.
Degree: A.B. 1902.
Married: Theodora Child, Fairfield, Conn., March 28, 1912. Children:

Mary, Feb. 20, 1913; Warland, Jr., Jan. 5, 1915.
Occupation: Real estate broker.
Address: {home) 41 Russell St., Milton, Mass.; (business) 30 State St.,

Boston, Mass.

AFTER graduation I spent seven years in New York, at first
with a brokerage house and later in the real estate depart-
ment of the Hudson and Manhattan Railroad Co. The two years
following I was with Dr. Grenfell in Northern Newfoundland and
Labrador. In the Fall of 1911 I returned to Boston and started
again in the real estate business with Hayes, Welch, where I have
continued ever since.



^ OBraDlee OTilliamg

Born at Melrose, Mass., April I, 1879. Parents: William Leonard, Eliza.

beth Frothingham {Green) Williams. School: Boston Latin School,

Boston, Mass.; Waban School, Newton, Mass.
Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Lurena Lucinda Fowler, Greenfield, Mass., Sept. 9, 1907.
Died at Springfield, Mass., Nov. 19, 1914.

THE first year after leaving Harvard, Williams worked on a
newspaper in Haverhill, Mass. He went to the Springfield
Republican as a reporter in June, 1903, and worked up through
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post of news editor, which he held when illness compelled him to
leave the office. Outside of his regular work his activities were
few, except for two years' service as superintendent of the Sunday
School of the Church of the Unity in Springfield.



EDWARD GARY WILLIAMS

Born at Vienna, Austria, April 16, 1879. Parents: Harold, Alice (Cary)

Williams. Schools: Hopkinsons School, Boston, Mass.; Pomfret School,

Pomfret, Conn.
Degree: AjB. 1902.
Married: Elinor Wilson, Wilmington, Del., April 29, 1908. Children:

Edward Cary, Jr., March 1, 1909; Harrison Wilson, Sept. 29, 1911;

Richard Cary, Feb. 9, 1920.
Occupation: Coal dealer.
Address: (home) Brush Hill Road, Milton, Mass.; (business) 40 Central

St., Boston, Mass.

AFTER graduation I spent two years with the Endicott Johnson
Co., in Binghamton, N. Y., and after that four years with the
State Street Trust Co., leaving them to go to The Staples Coal Co.,
with whom I still am associated as sales manager and director.

I am also a director of several other corporations in the coal
business.

I spend most of my leisure time with my wife and family either
plaing golf or working on my place in the country. I have been
to Europe once since I graduated, and to Canada several times,
usually on business.

War Service: Was a member of First Motor Corps of Mas-
sachusetts.

Member: Somerset, Milton, and Hoosic Whisick Clubs; Har-
vard Club of New York.



HOLDEN PIERCE WILLIAMS

Born at Boston, Mass., April 2, 1879. Parents: Robert Breck, Mary Ellen
(Pierce) Williams. School: Roxbury Latin School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Married: Emelie Mayer, Morristown, N. J., June 30, 1906. Children:
Leonard Ware, Jan. 4, 1918; Holden P., Jr., May 5, 1919.

Occupation: Insurance broker.

Address: (home) 130 Abbott Road, Wellesley Hills, Mass.; (business) 120
Water St., Boston, Mass.



480 CLASS OF 1902— SIXTH REPORT

MY first position was with Mr. George W. Cram as assistant
in the College office at Cambridge. After nearly two years
there I resigned to go into the banking business in Boston, where
I was associated with the Old Colony Trust Co. and the Merchants
National Bank. This occupation was too confining, so in October
1908, I entered the general insurance business which I am making
my life work. I am in business for myself, although associated
with Messrs. Gilmour, Rothery & Co.

Since my marriage I have made my home at Wellesley Hills,
where I have a house near the Wellesley Country Club. My
small boys take up most of my time outside of business hours, and
my greatest pleasure is to be with them and help them in their
various activities. Short automobile rides with my family, a dozen
hens and a vegetable garden, make up my hobbies. During the
Summers of 1901 and 1902 I traveled through Europe with my
father and sister. Since then my trips have been confined to
snow shoe excursions and summer camping expeditions in the White
Mountains with the Appalachian Mountain Club. More recently
I have been on trips to New York City and Washington, D. C,
with my wife.

War Service: Served on a committee to raise funds for the Red
Cross, and also subscribed to all the issues of Liberty Bonds, and
the various drives for the Red Cross and Y. M. C. A.

Member: Harvard, and Boston City Clubs, Boston; Wellesley
Country, and Mangus Clubs, Wellesley; Appalachan Mountain
Club.



JOHN HENRY GARDNER WILLIAMS

Born at Hartford, Conn., Oct. 31, 1878. Parents: Nathan Hale, Edna
(Gardner) Williams. School: High School, Springfield, Mass.

Degree: S.B. 1902.

Unmarried.

Occupation: Assistant Works Manager.

Address: (home) 72 Hayden Ave., Windsor, Conn.; (business) Billings
& Spencer Co., Hartford, Conn.

AN account of what I have done in the past twenty years is the
account of the average man working diligently each day, and
accumulating at the same time a little experience upon which to
build tomorrow. If in the increasing years I have felt a gain in
personal power, I have also felt a corresponding reticence to talk
about it. In a financial way I am just about solvent; in the com-
munity I have reason to believe that I am respected; and in the



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 481

commercial world I think I am regarded as square and progressive.
Briefly, my general success is about a measure of my contribution
to civilization. My engineering work, through circumstances, is
partly mechanical, and partly metallurgical in nature.

I have no hobbies, but my avocation appears to be to wash and
oil the automobile on Saturday afternoon. If fate were more gen-
erous I think they would be yachting and travelling. Having no
children, I will adopt from one to three, or at least am willing to.
This is serious. I am working within five hundred feet of the
spot upon which I was born. I have seen a great deal of the world
through the Burton Holmes pictures, and have had many thril-
ling experiences with the aid of the Adventure magazine. To be
frank, in a tourist sense I have not travelled at all.

During the war, in common with the great rank and file, I aided
in the production of munitions of war, and for a portion of the
time, before the United States entered the war, was engaged upon
English, French, and Russian contracts, and believe that I con-
tributed a mite to straighten out the mess that resulted from the
enormous expansion of business.

Publications: Brief articles upon technical subjects published
in technical magazines.

Member: American Institute of Mining & Metallurgical En-
gineers, Society of Automotive Engineers, American Society of
Steel Treaters, University Club, Hartford.



^Jo^tpb <3tinmll milli$

Born at Germantoivn, Pa., July 24, 1879. Parents: Grinnell, Mary Baker
(Haydock) Willis. School: Hopkinsons School, \Boston, Mass.

Degree: AjB. 1902.

Married: Emelie Mayer, Morristown, N. J., June 30, 1906. Children:
Joseph Grinnell, Jr., April 29, 1907; John Minturn, Nov. 4, 1912.

Died at Los Angeles, Calif., June 21, 1919.

FOR three years after graduation, Willis worked for Grinnel
Willis and Co., a dry goods firm in New York. He then pur-
chased a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, and later became
a member of the New York Cotton Exchange. In 1915 he moved
to Redlands, Calif. On the night of June 21, 1919, while driving
an automobile from Culver City to Hollywood, Los Angeles, he was
run into by an interurban trolley and instantly killed.

During the war he held the rank of Sergeant, 13th Trains and
Military Police.



482 CLASS OF 1902— SIXTH REPORT

The class will perhaps remember him best as captain of the
Track Team. He demonstrated in that capacity marked qualities
of leadership and perseverance. His intimate friends will think
of him as a charming companion, always joyful, and always imbued
with the highest motives and ideals.



CHARLES HAROLD WILSON

Born at Davenport, la., Aug. 17, 1880. Parents: William Hamilton, Abbie

(Oliver) Wilson. School: Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N. H.
Degrees: A.B. 1902; LL.B. 1905.
Married: Edith Helen Wyman, Davenport, la., Sept. 28, 1910. Children:

Richard Wyman, Jan. 13, 1913; William Hamilton, 2d, March 13, 1915

(died March 16, 1915) ; John Oliver, Oct. 20, 1916.
Occupation: Lawyer.
Address: (home) 414 Kirkwood Boulevard, Davenport, la.; (business) 201

Putnam \Bldg., Davenport, la.

SPENT the three years following graduation, at the Law School,
and received my law degree in 1905, after which I came West
and studied in a law office all summer. I was admitted to the
Iowa State Bar in October, 1905, and immediately became the junior
member of the firm of Wilson, Grilk & Wilson. This firm con-
tinued in business till July, 1919, at which time my father died
and the firm was dissolved. I have since been practicing alone.
My practice has resolved itself into one of probate and real estate
law, and I rarely go into court except on equity and probate mat-
tersi. I carry farm mortgage loans as a side-line, and that business
has proved to be equally as lucrative as the law.

The Rock Island Arsenal, which is on an island in the Mississippi
River, between Rock Island, Illinois and Davenport, Iowa, boasts
one of the most picturesque golf courses in the country, and I
spend practically all of my leisure time on the links. My two
boys, Dick and Jack are headed for Harvard. The longest trip
I have taken since College days was to Honolulu, in 1910. I
have made five or six trips to Boston and Cambridge, and have
spent three summers on the Atlantic Coast.

I was a member of the Board of Education of the Independent
School District of Davenport, Iowa, until I went into the Army,
and I am still a Director in the Y. M. C. A., and a vestryman in
the Trinity Episcopal Church.

War Service: Received commission as Captain in the Military
Intelligence Division of the General Staff on Oct. 16, 1918, and



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 483

served until June 25, 1919. Was detailed to Washington, D. C.
for duty. Worked in the Passport and Port Control Section of the
Division and had charge of the clearances of all American citizens
leaving and entering the United States. Worked on teams selling
the first three issues of Liberty Bonds, and also on Red Cross and
Y. M. C. A. teams. Served on the Legal Advisory Board.

Member: American Legion; Davenport Outing Club; Davenport
Chamber of Commerce; Iowa State Chamber of Commerce; Rock
Island Arsenal Golf Club.



HENRY JOSHUA WINSLOW

Born at Cambridge, Mass., June 27, 1880. Parents: Henry Hedden, Mar-
garet Ella (Givens) Winslow. School: Cambridge Latin School, Cam.
bridge, Mass.

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

Married: Grace Coolidge Davenport, Watertown, Mass., June., 27, 1906.
Child: Henry Davenport, Sept. 24, 1910.

Occupation : Lawyer.

Address: (home) 63 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge, Mass.; (business)
148 State St., Boston, Mass.

FOR ten years I took an active part in politics, serving on my
*\rard and city committees, part of the time as secretary of the
non-partisan party in Cambridge; served as member of the City
Council in 1906-7-8-9, being president of the Council 1908-9, and
served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1912. I
was also a member of the National Guard,* enlisting in the First
Corps Cadets Jan. 17, 1902, received warrant as Corporal March 5,
1905, as Sergeant March 11, 1907, as First Sergeant July 21,
1909, as Second Lieutenant, Company B, May 10, 1910; on April
9, 1912, discharged from First Corps Cadets and commissioned
Major and Judge Advocate in Judge Advocate General's Depart-
ment, and on July 9, 1914, discharged by reason of resignation.

Graduated from Harvard Law School in June, 1904, and on June
17, 1904, entered the office of Warren and Garfield, Boston, and
served with them two years; then started for myself with offices
at No. 60 State Street, Boston, associated with Ralph W. Robbins,
1902, Henry C. Shaw, 1901, and Jesse W. Morton, 1903. Shortly
afterwards Mr. Robbins gave up his Boston office, moving to Fitch-
burg, and we became associated with C. Augustus Norwood, 1902.
Since that time associations have changed and my present associates
are, Arthur P. Crosby, Harvard Law, 1904, and Daniel A. Rollins,



484 CLASS OF 1902— SIXTH REPORT

Harvard Law 1904, Dartmouth 1901. I am a member of the
trustees, the board of investment, and vice-president of the Cam-
bridge Savings Bank, Cambridge, Mass.

War Service: Took an active part in war activities, such as
Red Cross, Y. M. C. A., United War Work Fund, and Liberty
Bond drives, as well as help in filling out questionnaire.

ALFRED WINSOR, JR.

Born at Brookline, Mass., Jan. 8, 1880. Parents: Alfred, Linda (Kennard)
Winsor. School: Noble and Greenough's School, Boston, Mass.

Degree: A.B. 1902.

Unmarried.

Occupation: Commission merchant.

Address: (home) 204 Walnut St., Brookline, Mass.; (business) 148 State
St., Boston, Mass.

AFTER leaving College I entered the banking firm of Kidder,
Peabody & Co., as a bell boy. Here I stayed for about two
years going through one or two different departments. My short
vacations were spent at my summer home at Buzzards Bay, where
I was much interested in yacht racing. On leaving Kidder, Pea-
body's I went as assistant to my father who was president of sev-
eral steamship companies.

After these companies were sold I joined my father's old firm
of Alfred Winsor & Son which did a commission business and I
am still there as sole surviving partner. I am also running a small
sardine and fish factory at Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

I guess my hobby is ice hockey in Winter and golf in the Sum-
mer. I went abroad in April, 1915, and returned in May, in fact,
I saw the wreckage and bodies floating for miles from the torpedo-
ing of the Lusitania. Have also made several trips to Seattle on
business.

War Service: From April 17, until Nov. 30, 1918, I served as
Lieutenant (j. g.) Officer in Charge, Naval Intelligence, 1st Naval
District.



JOHN B. WINTER

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 from Winter's mother
that he is seriously ill with a mental breakdown, and is at present
at the Gowanda State Hospital, Collins, N. Y.



RECORDS OF THE CLASS 485

JOSEPH ROSENFELD WISEMAN

Born at Syracuse, N. Y., Dec. 16, 1881. Parents: Gates, Fannie (Rosen-

feld) Wiseman. School: High School, Syracuse, N. Y.
Degrees: A.B. 1902; M.D. (Syracuse) 1906.
Married: Emma May Jacobson, Syracuse, N. Y., April 27, 1909. Children:

Gerald Nathan, March 23, 1912; Nathan Joseph, July 3, 1915; Richard,

July 3, 1921.
Occupation: Physician.
Address: (home) 604 Walnut Ave., Syracuse, N. Y.; (business) 705 East

Genesee St., Syracuse, N. Y.

RECEIVED an M. D. from the College of Medicine, Syracuse
University, in 1906, and spent two years, up to 1908, as house
officer at the Boston City Hospital. Since that time I have been
engaged in the practice of medicine in Syracuse, N. Y., and am
limiting my work to internal medicine. I began teaching at the
College of- Medicine in 1908, being instructor in surgery for one
year, after which time I was appointed instructor in medicine, as-
sistant professor of medicine, associate professor of medicine, and
professor of clinical medicine, which position I now hold. I am
visiting physician to St. Joseph's Hospital and the Syracuse Me-
morial Hospital.

I have been considerably interested in child welfare, and up to
this year had medical supervision of the Syracuse Day Nursery.



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