George Washington University Law School - Class Book Yearbook (Washington, DC)
- Class of 1897
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THE UNIVERSITY BUILD
L!-X W SCHOOL
TI-IE CLASS OF '97
" Laws are 'Un
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W. F. WOOLARD, EDITOR
WASHINGTON D. C
The Saw Faeultyj
THE REV. BENAIAH L. WHITMAN, D. D.,
THE HON. WALTER S. COX, LL. D., DEAN,
CAssociate Justice of the Suprenze Court of the District of Columbiaj
Professor of the Law of Real Property, of Contracts, of Crimes and
Misdemeanors, and of Commercial Paper.
THE HON. JOHN M. HARLAN, LLL D.,
QAssociate justice of the Supreme Court of the United Statesj
Professor of the Constitutional jurisprudence of the United. States, of
the Law of Domestic Relations, of Torts,
and of Personal Property.
THE HON. WILLIAM A. MAURY, LL. D.,
CSOmetime Assistant Attorney General of the United States D
Professor of Equity jurisprudence, of Common Law and Equity
Pleading, of the Law of Evidence, and of the Jurisdiction
and Practice ofthe Federal Courts.
THE HON. DAVID J. BREWER, LL. D.,
CAssociate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.D
Professor of the Law of Corporations.
HENRY E. DAVIS, LL. M.,
CAttorney of the District of Colurnbiaj
Lecturer on the History of Law.
WILLIAM F. MATTINGLY. ESQ.,
fof the Washington Barj
Lecturer on Practical Commercial Law.
THE HON. BENJAMIN BUTTERVVORTH,
CUnited States Commissioner of Patents.
Professor of the Law of Patents.
WILLIAM G. JOHNSON, LL. M.,
r Cof the Washington Bar.3 ' '
Professor of Legal Catechetics, Common law Practice, and judge of
. the Moot Court.
A LEE ,DAVIS LODGE. PH. D.,
Professor of Public and Private International Law and of Politics. -
MELVILLE CHURCH, LL. M.,
Professor of the Law of Patents.
GEORGE H. EMMOTT, LL. M.,
Lecturer on the Civil Law.
TRACY LI-LLIE JEFFORDS, PH. B., LL. B ,
CSOFDEIIIDC Assistant Attorney of the District of Columbiaj
Professor of CriminalLaw and Medical Jurisprudence.
WILLIAM F. MATTINGLY, Chief justice.
'HENRY E' DAVIS, Associate justices.
CHARLES-W. NEEDHAM, A
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THE REV. B. L. YVHITMAN, D.D.,
JUSTICE WA LTER S. Cox, Dean.
HON. WILLIAINI A. MAURY.
JUSTICE ICI-IN M. HARLAN
JUSTICE DAVID J. BREVVHR
PROP. HENRY E. DAVIS.
HON. BENJAMIN BUTTERWORTH.
PROF. VVILLIAMT F, HTATTINGLY.
PROF. WILLIAM G JOHNSON.
PROF. LEE DAVIS LODGE. 'PR01r, MELVILLE CHURCH
PROF, G. H. EMMOTT. PROF. TRACY 1.. JEFFORDS
The Baptist Church, progressive and well established in this
section of our country, builded wiser than it knew, when, in the
days when the Republic was young, it founded in the Capital city
a theological school for the education of Christian Ministers in the
faith of that Church. The efforts so well directed in that early day
have matured into the present renowned Columbian University.
In the year 1817, Rev. Luther Rice, a returned missionary
from India, solicited subscriptions for the establishment of the pro-
posed school, and in 1819 a tract of land containing 465 acres
lying on the heights north of the city and bounded by the present
Fourteenth and Fifteenth streets, and extending from near the foot
of " The Hill 'l to about Columbia road, was purchased for 37000.
Many persons of prominence contributed to the fund, among them
John Quincy Adams, William H. Crawford, and john C. Calhoun,
at that time members of President Monroe's Cabinet, and thirty-two
Members of Congress.
A charter was granted by Congress in February, 1821, creating
" The Columbian College in the District of Columbia,', for the pur-
pose of educating youth in H languages, liberal arts, sciences and
literature," with power to confer all degrees " usually granted and
conferred in collegesf' The iirst meeting of the Board of Trustees
was held March 5, 1821. The only departments instituted at that
time were the Theological and Classical-the former to begin in
September of that year 5 the latter, in january ofthe year following-
although on june 30, 1821, the Preparatory School Was contem-
plated. The first President was Dr. Staughton, a native of England
and an eminent pulpit orator.
A prospectus of the college was issued june 27, 1821, and
referred to the institution as one of " National locality, considera-
tion, and benelit, founded on the most liberal principles." It
contained, among others, a Warm endorsement by President Monroe.
A college building, the construction of which was commenced in
1820, and costing about g35,000, was completed in 1822. Agents
of the college were sent to England and other parts of Europe, and
after visiting the principal seats of learning, returned with many
valuable suggestions as to the best methods of higher education.
Among the foreign contributors to the funds of the college were the
then Chancellor of the Exchecquer Cthe Right Honorable Nicholas
Vansittart, Lord Bexleyj, the Bishop of Durham Qthe venerable and
evangelical Dr. Shute Barringtonb, Alexander Baring Qafterward
Lord Ashburton, Who with Daniel Webste1', negotiated the Ash-
burton Treaty of I842D, Thomas Babbington Cuncle of Lord
Macauley, and from whom he was namedj, Dr. Adam Clarke Qthe
eminent Methodist divine and commentatorj, Williani Wilberforce,
CphilanthropistD, and other persons of distinction in church and
The Medical School was projected November 15th, 1821, and a
few days later it was decided that a Law School should be estab-
lished " at no distant day."
The first commencement was held December 15, 1824, and was
a notable event in the history of the college. The President of the
United States, with several members of his cabinet, distinguished
members of Congress, including Henry Clay, then Speaker of the
House of Representatives, and General Lafayette, then visiting
this country, were present.
Although auspiciously inaugurated, all was not smooth sailing
for the new enterprise, for about this time there arose serious dif-
ferences of opinion among the trustees as to the relavite importance
of the departments, and as a result the Theological School was dis-
continued. Then came financial diihculties, which were more
serious, and in 1827, the faculty resigned in a body. In the Spring
of 1828, the college reopened its doors, and its progress, sometimes
slow, was steady from that time until interrupted by the Civil War
of 1861, at which period the institution was free from debt, sub-
stantially endowed, and the student body larger than at any previous
time. But in common with other institutions the college felt the
harmful effects of war. Exercises were suspended in some depart-
ments and the college buildings performed good service as a
hospital for sick and wounded soldiers of the Union army. College
work was resumed in 1865, and from that time the progress of the
institution has been rapid.
By an act of Congress of March 3, 1873, it was provided that
the corporate title ofthe institution should be " THE CGLUMBIAN
In 1884 the present university building, corner of Fifteenth and
H streets, was occupied, the trustees having decided in 1879 to
remove from the suburbs into the heart of Washington.
The late W. W. Corcoran was the largest contributor to the
building and endowment funds of the university, his contributions
of money and realty aggregating nearly f200,000. john Withers,
of Virginia, contributed 57o,ooo, and President john Quincy
Adams, a part of j,5E18,ooo.
Columbian University ranks high in the list of educational
institutions of this country. While ably directed, and having a
faculty of unusual distinction, proper consideration for its superior
location must be had. That Washington is destined as an educa-
tional centre is manifest from the progress of a single decade. The
city having many kindred societies, has become the meeting place
for many of the prominent historical, philosophical and scientific
societies of the United States. Theimmense libraries, the labora-
tories and the museums belonging to the Government-all open to
the students-help to make Columbian great.
Rev. Benaiah L. Whitman, D. D., elected June 17, 1895, to
succeed the late Dr. James C. Welliiig, was inaugurated as Presi-
dent ofthe University, November 15, 1895. Columbian is signally
blessed in the selection of one possessing such a high degree of
culture and intellectual development. The prosperity and standing
of the University are matters very near to his heart, and under his
Wise guidance we shall see an unexampled advancement on the part
of Columbian. At present, the University comprises the following
ten departments: The Columbian College, the Corcoran Scientific
School, the Summer School, the University Extension, the Grad-
uate School, the Law School, the Medical School, the Dental
School, the Columbian Academy and the Veterinary School. It
has been decided to close the Academyi at the end of the present
term, in view ot the fact that the University has reached a point of
development which makes Work of a preparatory grade no longer
desirable. A School oi Comparative jurisprudence has been estab-
lished in accordance with resolutions adopted in june, 1892, and
the introductory Work will commence during the next term. The
officers of instruction number 154, all eminent in their specialties.
The number of students enrolled during the year is IOI3.
The lgw Selyool.
The Columbian University Law School was organized February
3, 1826. Hon. XVillia1n Cranch, Chief justice of the Circuit Court
of the United States, and Hon. VVi1liam T. Carroll, Clerk of the
Supreme Court of the United States, were the Hrst professors. The
school was discontinued on account of the embarrassment of 1827,
but was re established 1865, it being the oldest law school in Wash-
ington, even if the year 1865 be considered the date of founding.
From 1865 to 12484 the sessions of tl1e Law School were held in the
" Columbian Law Building " on Fifth street, opposite the City Hall.
The Law School has four classes: A junior and Senior Under-
graduate Department, a Graduate Class in Practice, and a class in
Patent Law and Patent Law Practice. The university was the first
to create a Post-graduate Course in law and to confer the degree of
Master of Laws. In October, 1895, the course in Patent Law was
inaugurated. Upon completion of the course, the degree of Bachelor
of Patent Law is conferred. No other institution confers this degree.
Columbian University Law School is fortunate. Being located
at the seat of government of the United States, it is enabled to
select its professors from the Bench of the Supreme Court, as Well
as from the local United States Courts. The largest law library in
the United States is that of the Supreme Court, and this library is
open to the free use of the students of the Law School. Besides
this, the University has a large law library. By reason of its loca-
tion, an exceptional opportunity is afforded students for the examin-
ation of methods ofjudicial procedure in the various courts, includ-
ing the Court of Claims and the Supreme Court. The administration
of the laws may be studied in the various Executive Departments.
The alumni of the Law School are to be found in every State
of the Union, and many of them have nlled positions of honor and
trust in both State and National administrations, besides achieving
distinction at the bar.
The Qlass of '97,
The members of the class consider it desirable to carry with
them from the University some memento-something less fugitive
than mere recollection-which in the future will call to mind the
pleasant associations and friendships of the last two years. The
purpose of this publication therefore, is to preserve such matters
relative to the history of theclass and those who constitute it as may
be of interest generally.
6l7e junior Year, 1895-6.
The class entered Columbian University October 3, 1895, with
great enthusiasm, judging from the greeting given the Faculty.
The class enrolled one hundred and thirtyeseven members, repre-
senting thirty-three States including the District of Columbia.
With a new View to organization, a meeting was held November
4, with W. M. Smith, Ohio, as temporary chairman, and G. I.
Hesselman, Ill., as temporary secretary. Other meetings were held
November 13, and December 14, at Which last meeting a permanent
organization was effected, and the following gentlemen were elected
officers for the year: President, J. T. Hendrick, Tenn. 3 Vice Presi-
dent, H. C. Sanford, Wis. 3 Secretary, G. I. Hesselman, Ill. 3
Treasurer, W. S. Stamper, Va., Executive Committee, Benjamin
Martin, jr., S. C., Chairman, C. A. johnson, D. C. g W. E.
Sullivan, Idahog C. C. Wells, Ill., W. F. VVoolard, 111.5 A. F.
Specht, Pa. 5 Preston Boisseau, Va.
The decision ofthe class in january, 1896, to have a banquet
provoked much oratory as to whether liquors should be excluded,
but after considerable contention about preliminary questions, the
motion to exclude carried without opposition. The banquet was
held April 17, at the Riggs House, and was well attended. In an
important particular it involved a departure from the usual custom
which excludes from participation all but members of the class, and
an invitation was extended to the Faculty. Honored by the dig-
nified and gracious presence of our beloved President, Dr. Whitman,
Mr. justice Harlan, Hon. W. A. Maury, Hon. Benjamin Butter-
worth, and Secretary Martin, and enthused by their kindly and
appropriate words, together with an elaborate mevzzz, and the best of
fellowship prevailing, the affair was one to be long remembered.
President Hendrick acted as toastmaster, and the ease and ability
with which he presided assured success from the very irst word of
welcome to the guests. The various toasts were responded to as
follows: "Our Profession," I. M. Spellman, Tex., "A Hung
jury-Eleven Stubborn Men,', G. R. Linkins, D. C. 3 " The Uni-
versity," H. C. Sanford, Wis.g " Alpha and Omega-Junior and
Chief Justice," Preston Boisseau, Va. 3 " Class of '97," Benjamin
Martin, Ir., S. C., "An Honest Lawyerf, J. E. Jenks, Minn.g
" Our Athletes," H. I. Brown, N. H. 3 " The Machine Politician,"
W. M. Smith, Ohio, " Youthful Ambition," I L. Cousar, Ark.,
"Lawyer vs. Liar," M. L. Alden, Kan., "The Ladies," Frank
Keiper, Ind. Not to be lost sight of is the extemporaneous but
entertaining response of Mr. Snodgrass, Pa., of the class, to hearty
calls of that gentleman's name. Mr. I. M. Fisher, Va., president of
the Senior Class C962 was also a guest.
Gbe Senior Yqar, 1896-7.
Of the one hundred and thirty-seven members of the class
during the junior year, seventy-four returned with the opening of
the present term, on September 30, 1896. To this number are to
be added' twenty-eight which were received from various sources,
making the enrollment of the present Senior Law Class of Columbian
University one hundred and two. The large number of missing
Juniors is attributed by some to the fact that the Faculty deemed
it expedient as well as wise to prescribe an examination for all of
the classes at the end of each year. As one reason for the adoption
of this rule, Prof. Cox stated that " two years was too long a time
to wait before finding out how much some young men did not
know." And the class of ,97 was the first to be subjected to the
operation of the new rule.
At a time during the last Summer when humanity in general was
striving to keep cool, and several weeks before the commencement
of the present term, there were visible some symptoms of a feverish
desire for early class organization. The situation got warm im-
mediately, and soon after opening day a call was issued for a meet-
ing of the class, to be held on October go. At this meeting Messrs.
I. M. Spellman, of Texas, and F. C. Croxton, of Illinois, were
placed in nomination for President. On the irst ballot the vote
stood: Spellman, 405 Croxton, 393 M. L. Alden, of Kansas, 1.
Mr. Spellman was elected on the second ballot, receiving 40 votes
to 34 received by Mr. Croxton. Another meeting was held
November 13, and the list of oliicers was completed by electing S.
C. Ford, D. C., vice-president, W. M. Smith, O., secretaryg F. M.
Benjamin, O., treasurer, and as members of the Executive Com-
mittee the following gentlemen: I. W. Latimer, W. Va., after-
ward elected chairman of the committee, I. W. Bevans, D. C.,
M. L. Alden, Kan. 3 William Mehn, La. 5 O. H. W. Talbot, Md. 3
J. W. Steward, N. I., and Rudolph Forster, Va.
At a meeting of the class held December 4, it was voted to have
a class history, and the present volume is the outcome of that
determination. The class immediately got into a wrangle over
some preliminary matters, and an adjournment was had to December
I 1. At this meeting it was proposed that the class elect a historian
and an assistant, but objection on constitutional grounds was urged
against this procedure, which objection was quickly disposed of by
a motion empowering the Executive Committee with full control of
all matters relating to the class history, including the selection of
the historian and his assistant.
William F. Woolard, of Illinois, was elected historian, and
Howell Bartle, of the District of Columbia, assistant. The latter?-
however, declined to serve. Q
On April 6 the class had a meeting and decided to have another
banquet, to be held soon after the Hnal examinations. R. H.
Riddleberger, Va., by a vote of the class, was elected toastmaster,
and Henry Leonard, Pa., and I. H. DeVVitt, Tenn., were appointed
to co-operate with Mr. Riddleberger in the selection of the speakers
for that occasion.
Glye Saw Selyool Debating SoQiQty.
In the Debating Society the class took a prominent part.
The representatives of the class on the board of officers during
the junior year were: First Term-Treasurer, I. L. Cousar, Ark. 5
Executive Committee, J. M. Spellman, Tex. 5 R. H. Riddleberger,
Va. 5 Second Term-Vice President, R. I-I. Riddleberger, Va. g Sec-
retary, XV. M. Smith. Ohio, Executive Committee, E. S. Frith, F.
B. Goodheart, Tenn. In the six public debates held during the
year, the following gentlemen were selected to represent the class :
December 14, 1895, I. M. Spellman, Tex. 3 january 25, 1896, Frank
Keiper, Ind.5 February 22, J. L. Cousar, Ark., and I. L. Thomas,
Jr., Mo. 5 March 14, W. L. English, Ill., and Benjamin Martin, Ir.,
S. C. 5 April 4, M. L. Alden, Kan., and VV. S. Stamper, Va. 5 April
25, A. M. Fulk, Ark., and S. C. Ford, D. C. In these debates the
honors were declared to belong to Messrs. Keiper, Thomas, Martin,
Alden and Ford, and Messrs. Thomas and Martin were chosen by
ballot to represent the class in the Annual Prize Debate which took
place june 6. Mr. Martin was awarded second prize, the first
having been given to a member of the class of '96.
During the Senior year the class was represented as follows:
First Term-Treasurer, W. S. Stamper, Va. 5 Executive Committee,
H. F. Smith, W. Va., chairmang I. W. Bevans, D. C.5 P. A.
Bowen, Jr., Md.5 Second Term-President, I. L. Cousar, Ark.5
Treasurer, C. E. Phelps, Ill. 3 Executive Committee, A. F. Specht,
Pa. g E. S. Frith, Tenn. The class was represented in the series of
public debates as follows: November 21, 1896, W. L. English,
Ill., and H. C. Carlson, Minn. 5 December 19, Samuel Platt, Nev.,
and A. F. Specht, Pa., january 16. 1897, I. H. DeWitt, Tenn.,
and W. M. Crook, Tex. 3 February zo, I. T. Hendrick, Tenn., and
Preston Boisseau, Va.g March 27, E. S. Frith, Tenn., and L. H.
Machen, Va., April 17, W. E. Sullivan, Idaho, and WT. I. Hays,
Ohio. The honors in these debates were awarded to Messrs.
Carlson, English, Platt, DeWitt, Crook, Hendrick and Sullivan 3
and Messrs. Hendrick and Sullivan were elected to represent the
class in the Annual Prize Debate to be held June 5.
The class of ,Q7 was fortunate in the line of subject-matter for
debate. Many of the issues of the campaign of 1896 were new, but
every question considered was .so well piesented in both of its
aspects as to leave the auditors still undecided, and even the judges
were frequently lacking in unanimity.
Z5I7e Qolleqe Journal.
The initial number of The Colzmzbzkwz Ca!! appeared Novem-
ber I3, 1895. The fact that it is now two years old speaks
for its success. It has been vvell conducted, and has been consid-
erate in its treatment of the Law School, perhaps to the neglect of
some of the other departments. Whole columns have been given up
to orators and orations, and thus has it served a useful purpose.
Posterity ever will be under obligations to the Call. While the
class of ,97 has not had editorial representation, Mr. I. T. Hendrick,
Tenn., of the class, successfully managed the business part of the
journal during the junior year.
Statistics as to the Qlagg.
The class numbers 1o2 members. The representation by States
is: District of Columbia, 22, Virginia, QQ Illinois, 73 Maryland,
65 Ohio, 65 Pennsylvania, 55 Tennessee, 55 Arkansas, 35 Minne-
sota, 35 New York, 35 California, 25 Indiana, 25 Louisiana, 25
Massachusetts, 2 5 Michigan, 25 Nebraska, 21 New jersey, 25
Texas, 25 West Virginia, 25 Connecticut, 15 Idaho, 15 Iowa, IQ
Kansas, I 5 Kentucky, 15 Mississippi, 1 5 Missouri, 1 5 Montana, 1 5
Nevada, 1 5 New Hampshire, 1 5 North Carolina, 1 5 North Dakota,
1 5 South Carolina, 1 5 Vermont, 15 Wisconsin, 1.
The average age is 28 years. The individual heights range
from 5 feet to 6 feet 3 inches, Frank Keiper, Ind., being the tallest
man. The average weight is 146, the range being from 1oo to 250,
this latter being that of a well-known member of the class whose
modesty and retiring disposition lead him to protest against personal
mention in this paragraph5 see individual sketches, however, for
details. Fourteen are married, but a larger number express them-
selves as wanting to be.
Politically, there are: Republicans, 395 Democrats, 245 Gold
Democrats, 55 Free Silver Democrats, 35 Mugwumps, 25 Prohi-
bitionists, 25 Free Silver Republicans, IQ no preference, 75 un-
As to religious belief, there are: Presbyterians, 195 Episco-
palians, 185 Methodists, IO, Congregationalists, 75 Baptists, 65
Unitarians, 35 Catholics, 25 Lutherans, 25 Universalists, 25 no
preference, 165 unknown, 7.
Fifty-eight per cent. of the members express themselves as
opposed to the use of liquor, and 43 per cent. as opposed to the use
The greater part of the members express no choice as to any
particular branch of the law. Patent Law is preferred by 12, Cor-
poration Law by 9, Criminal Law by 4, general practice by 15. Nor
is there a full statement as to what locations will be sought after
graduation, although the West is the favorite section as far as
preferences are expressed.
Offiqers of tbq Qlagg.
SAMUEL C. FORD
WILLIAM M. SMITH
JOHN M. SPELLNIAN
FRANK lvl, BENJAMIN, WILLIAM F. WOOLARD,
2 2 '
JOHN M. SPELLMAN, President.
john Martin Spellman was born at Dallas, Texas, educated in
the public school of that city, and at St. Edwards College, Austin,
Texas. Entered Columbian Law School in the Fall of 1895 3 was
elected as one of the speakers for the public debate during the
junior year. He is a Democrat, and an ardent admirer of William J.
Bryan. Is a member of the Phi Kappa Psi, and Phi Delta Phi legal
fraternity. Will practice law in his native State.
SAMUEL C. FORD, Vice-President.
Samuel Carroll Ford was born in Washington, D. C., May 18,
1871. Graduated from the city High School in 1890, holding a
Captain's commission in the Cadet Battalion. In 1894 he received
the degree of A. B., from the Columbian University, and delivered
the class valedictory. Was awarded the degree of A. M. in Political
Philosophy in 1896. He has been a book agent, has taught in the
graded schools of the city and the High School, and is at present
Librarian of Columbian University.
WILLIAM M. SMITH, Secretary.
William Martin Smith is a native of Ohio. He attended public
schools until.15 years of age, when he took up the study of tele-
graphy. Served the B. SL O. and other railroads until january,
1891, when he came to Washington and studied stenography and
Served two years as secretary to Hon. J. D. Taylor, M. C., of
Ohio, was appointed to a clerkship in the Navy Department in
June, 1892, and now has charge of important conlidential work in
He entered Columbian in 195, was Chairman pw lem. of the
class organization 3 Secretary of the Debating Society for the secord
term of ,QS 3 responded to the toast 'K The Machine Politician H at
the class banquet in '96. Expects to take the Post-Graduate course
at Columbian and possibly a special course. Prefers Corporation or
Patent Law, '
Is a member of the Ohio Republican Association, Columbia
Athletic Club and Kappa Sigma fraternity.
FRANK M. BENJAMIN, Treasurer.
Francis Moulton Benjamin Was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in
1873, in ISQO moved to W'ashington, where he obtained a position
in the odice of a Well-known attorney, and is there employed at the
present time. While in Cincinnati he held a responsible position in
the Equitable National Bank.
WILLIAM F. WOOLARD, Historian.
William Francis Woolard, of Fairfield, Ill., son of Francis M.
and Margaret CCrevvsD Woolard, was born at Lawrenceville, Ill.,
March 5, 1865, and has resided at Fairheld since 1867. For five
generations his paternal ancestors lived in North Carolina, they
being among the earliest English settlers in the colony. He was
educated in private and public schools of the State, graduated from
Hayward College, and attended the Scientific School, Columbian
University, 1886-85 appointed a clerk in the Interior Department
under the Civil Service lavv, in August, 1884, and is novv a Second
Assistant Examiner in the Patent Oiiice, having been appointed on
the examining corps of that office in July, 1891. Although born a
Democrat, he is a Republican by instinct and education 5 is a Metho-
dist, and married. Belongs to the order of Sons of Veterans.
A meeting of the Class was held june 5, 1897. A resolution
vacating the office of President and declaring
SAMUEL CARROLL FORD
to be the
' President of the Class of'97
was introducedg a second resolution directed the insertion of this
notice in the Class-book. Both ofthe resolutions were adopted by
a unanimous vote. ,
The Exeeutivq Qommittcgq
J. WILMER LATIMER,
L. ALDEN. WILL
JAMES W. BEVANS RUDOLPH FORSTER.
JOHN W. STEWARD. OTHO H. W, TALBOT
QI. WILMER LATIMER, Chairman.
john Wilmer Latimer, Chairman of the Executive Committee,
was born in Shepherdstown, W. Va., on the Qoth day of October,
1875. At an early age he removed with his parents to Charles-
town, W. Va., vvhere he continued to reside until October, 1894,
when he received a position in the Clerk's Office of the Supreme
Court of the District of Columbia, which position he now holds.
His education was received at the private schools of Charlestown.
In 1893 was appointed Deputy Clerk of the Circuit Court of his
county, and held the same until removal to Washington. He
entered Columbian University in October, 1895, with the class
MAURICE LE ROY ALDEN.
Maurice LeRoy Alden was born in Kansas City, Kan.,
October ro, 1873. He was educated in the public schools of that
city, graduating from the High School in 1891. In the Fall of that
year he entered the University of Kansas, and after a four years'
course graduated with the degree of B. A. He came to Washing-
ton in 1895 as private secretary to Hon. O. L. Miller, who repre-
sented the Second District of Kansas in the Fifty-fourth Congress.
At the expiration of Mr.lMiller's term, he was appointed assistant
secretary to Senator Baker, which position he held at the time of his
graduation from the Columbian Law School. During the junior
year he was one of the " honor menu on the hfth public debate,
and is Chairman of the Committee on Commencement Speaker. He
is a member of the college fraternity of Phi Kappa Psi, and the
legal fraternity of Phi Delta Phi. Will practice in Kansas City, Mo.
JAMES W. BEVANS.
james Wilson Bevans Was born in Washington, D. C., in 1875.
Attended the public schools and the Washington High School,
graduating from the latter in 1893. Has had considerable experience
in soliciting patents, having been with Pattison 81 Nesbit, from 1894
to 1897, and since then with john Wedderburn 81 Co., patent
solicitors. Is greatly interested and actively engaged in church
work, and is the superintendent of a Baptist Sunday school. EX-
pects to make a specialty of Patent Law.
Rudolph Forster was born in Washington in 1872, and educated
in the public schools of that city. In 1890 he removed to Virginia,
from which place he was appointed a clerk in the U. S. Fish Com-
mission under the Civil Service law in the Fall of ,Q4, and is thus
employed at the present time. Was elected a member of the execu-
tive committee ofthe class of ,Q7.
William Mehn was born at New Orleans, La , August 15, 1862,
Attended the public schools of that city and graduated from the
High School, june 24, 1878. Taught a parochial school for several
years. Was appointed to a clerkship in the Surgeon General's Office
in 1886, after passing a Civil Service examination, and was trans-
ferred to the Pension Oflice in 1894. Expects to practice in New
JOHN w. sTEwA1zD.
John Walton Steward was born in jersey City, N. I., in 1874,
but has lived nearly all his life in Washington, where he was edu-
cated in the public schools. He graduated from the Eastern High
School with the classes of ,QS and '96, the latter being a post-
graduate class. While at this school he was a niember of the
Cadet Corps, ranking for the last two years as Captain and Major,
respectively. Entered Columbian Law School in 1895, with the
intention of equipping himself for the practice of Patent Law.
Is at present practicing before the U. S. Patent Oihce.
OTHO H. W. TALBOT.
Otho H. W. Talbot was born in Rockville, Montgomery County,
Maryland, April 13, 1875. Attended the public schools and the
Rockville Academy until the Fall of 1891. After a three years,
course at St. john's College, Annapolis, he entered the Spencerian
Business College, Washington, from which institution he graduated
in 1895. Is now employed in the oflice of his father, who is one of
Rockville's successful solicitors, and expects to practice in his native
ROBERT L. AMES.
Robert Lewis Ames Was born in Pokagon,
Cass County, Michigan. He attended the
public schools of his native State, and grad-
uated from the University of Michigan. In
October, 1894, he was appointed an Assist-
ant Examiner in the Patent Oflice.
PERCY F. ARCHER.
Percy Franklin Archer was born in Bel
Air, Harford County, Maryland, Novem-
ber 7, 1876. Received a common school
educationg was appointed to a position in
the House of Representatives in January,
I892, and in july, 1895, to a clerkship in
the office of the judge Advocate General of
the Navy. He intends taking the Post
Graduate course at the University, after
which he will locate for practice in Mary-
Howell Battle was born in Washington,
D. C., july IO, 1861, and was educated in
the public schools of that city. For several
years he has been successfuly practicing
before the United States Patent Oiiice as a
solicitor of patents. This experience and
his natural qualilications for that line of
work have developed in Mr. Bartle a high
degree of skill in his chosen profession.
LOUIS D. BASYE.
Louis DeSh1elds Basye, of Gloucester,
Was born at Leesville, Gloucester County.
Virginia, October 27, 1864. Received an
academic education in the schools of Vir-
ginia p entered Columbian University in
1895. Will practice in Gloucester and ad-
joining counties, the Supreme Court of the
State and the Federal Courts for the Eastern
District of Virginia. His address in future
will be Glenns, Gloucester County,Virgi11ia.
WILL I. BECKER.
Will J. Becker. of Chicago, was born at
Milwaukee, January 5, 1867. Attended
school u11til 1881, when he went abroad and
spent four years in Switzerland and Ger-
many, three of which years Were devoted to
the study of the sciences and languages at
a school on Lake Zurich, and the fourth
year to the study of mechanical engineering
at the Polytechnic of Zurich. Returned to
the United States in 1885, and was employed
in practical machine-shop work at the North Star Iron Works,
Minneapolis. In 1888, he again Went to Europe, and took a full
course in mechanical engineering at the Polytechnic Institutes of Aix-
la-Chapelle and Munich, graduating from the latter in 1891, after
which he returned home and engaged in the practice of his profession,
being connected with various concerns at Chicago and at the VVorld's
Fair of 1893. Was appointed a11 Assistant Examiner in the United
States Patent Office August 1, 1894, and has resided in Washington
since that time. Mr. Becker left the class before the final examina-
tions, but will complete the law course in the future.
HOWARD R. BLANCHARD.
Howard Ray Blanchard was born in , nhpp , N
Herndon, Fairfax County, Virginia, during 7 , t"
the Centennial, on july 2, 1876, his father g l I
having gone to Virginia from Maine in 1
1870 Attended the Herndon public f
schools and the Washington High Schools, , , "'ii
Business and Capital Hill, having graclu- ,,,... 1-'
ated from the latter school in the class of
1893. Has since been employed as clerk
andgstenographer. ls a legal resident of
Herndon, and a Republican.
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r . County,Virginia. When quite young he
if moved to Petersburg, in which city he re-
, V A ceived his education. At the age of I7
E , 'eii pp he went to Norfolk and engaged in the rail-
f road business, was transferred in a short
Qllziq a ilf time to the Division Headquarters of the
Norfolk and Western R. R., at Crewe, Va.
'if Resigned his position in 1894 to accept one
."' lik-,...x1 at-nm-,
in the Treasury Department, where he is
now employed. Mr. Boisseau represented his class in one of the
public debates, is a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity.
Expects to locate in his native State to practice.
JOHN s. BoNEBRAKE.
john Stidham Bonebrake was born August 29, 1871. By birth he
is a Hoosier, by residence, a Washingtoniang and in prospective
citizenship a Virginian. Came to Washington at an early age, and
received for the most his education in the common and High schools
of that city. For a time Mr. Bonebrake was engaged in journalistic
pursuits, and in the collaboration of several .
valuable literary works, and also in a
special capacity in connection with the W
Eleventh Census, from which latter he
withdrew in order to actively pursue the
study of law in the oflice of judge James
Coleman, law partner of the late Senator
Matt. Carpenter. Mr. Bonebrake expects
to locate . for practice. in Virginia, near
Montross, in the classic and historic county
PHILANDER A. BOWEN, JR.
Philander Adams Bowen, Jr., was born,
in 1868, in " Woodley," the house recently
occupied by -President Cleveland and family
as a summer residence and located on the
picturesque Woodley Lane, in the north-
western part of the District of Columbia,
the property at that time being possessed
by Mr. Bowen's father. The subject of
this sketch was educated in the public
' schools of Prince George County and the
Maryland Agricultural College, from which latter, after a four
years' course, he graduated with the degree of B. A. Was em-
ployed as transitman in the Engineer Corps of the W. Va. C. 8: R.
Railway Co. for two years, but resigned on account of health, and
has since that time been engaged in the real estate and insurance
business in Washington.
RoBERT H. Bosaizn.
Robert Huntington Bosard was born in Wellsboro, Penn-
sylvania, in 1875. In 1879 his parents moved to Grand
Forks, Dakota Territory, now in North ,r,r ..a..-.D-r .. .,,..,.. ,,,..,,,,
Dakota, where he has lived ever 1
since. Attended the public schools and
North Dakota Agricultural College, after-
wards entering the University of North A
Dakota, but leaving shortly 'after and 1
entering into his father's law ofhce, where A ' Vigp,
he studied law for nearly two years, doing 2 ""
the stenographic work while there, and ,,,,, - ff.
until the Fall of 1896, when he came to
Washington and entered the Senior Law
Class in the Columbian University.
STEPHEN D. BRADLEY.
Stephen Duncan Bradley, of Georgetown,
D. C., was born December II, 1874, and
received his education in the public schools,
graduating from the High School. In
politics Mr. Bradley is Democratic, and in
religious belief is Episcopalian. Is a mem-
ber of the Kappa Alpha fraternity. Expects
to engage in general practice, but has not determined upon a
FRANK W. BRANDENBURG.
Frank Walter Brandenburg Was born in
the City of Washington, D. Cz, on the
25th day of September, 1873. After
attending the public schools he entered
the Washington High School and gradu-
ated in 1892. On leaving the High School
he secured the place of stenographer in one
of the law firms of this city, Where he at
present holds forth. Expects to practice
law in Washington, D. C.
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john Waggamaii Brawner was born in
Wasliiiigtoii on December 1, 1873. He
attended the Washingtoii public schools,
and in 1894 graduated from the Central
High School. He was a member of the
High School Cadets, and in 1893 was
elected Regimental Adjutant. He took an
active part in athletics, playing upon the
foot-ball teams of ,QQ and '93, and was
captain of the team of '94, which won the championship of the
High School League. On leaving school he entered the ofhce of a
prominent lawyer in Washingtoii, and the Fall of 1895 began the
study of law at Columbian University.
CLARK C. BRIGGS.
Clark Cleland Briggs was born in the town of Franklin, Ver-
mont, April 6, 1871. Four years later his parents moved to the
city of Burlington in the same State, which
is his present home. He was educated in
the public schools of Burlington and gradu-
ated With honors and the degree of A. B.
from the University of Vermont, class of
,94. He then began the study of law in
the office of Charles T. Barney, a practicing
attorney in the city of Burlington, and in
October, 1896, entered the graduating class
of the Columbian Law School at Washing-
ton, D. C.
HARRY I. BRGVVN.
Harry James Brown was born in W'ent-
worth, New Hampshire, March 2, 1873.
Was graduated from the Concord High
School in 1891, and from Dartmouth Col-
lege in ISQ5 with the degree of B. S. Is a
member of the fraternities Sigma Chi and
Phi Delta Phi.
ARTHUR A. BUCK.
Arthur Augustine Buck was born in Bucksport, Maine, April
6, 1870 , graduated from the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology in 1893, with degree
of S. B., in Electrical Engineering, im-
mediately entered the employ of the General
Electric Co., at Lynn, Mass. Came to
Washiiigton in August, 1894, to accept a
position as Fourth Assistant Examiner in
the U. S. Patent Ofliceg entered Colum-
bian Lavv School with the class of ,Q7.
Mr. Buck is a member of the Phi Delta
BERNARD J. CAIN.
Bernard J. Cain, of Washington, D C
was born in that city December 21, 1873
Received the collegiate part of his educa
tion at St. john's College, Washington
HENRY CLAY CARLSON.
Henry Clay Carlson was born the 22d of
February, 1872, at Albert Lea, Minnesota.
He entered the University of Minnesota in
1892, pursuing for two years the study of
history and allied subjects. In june, 1894,
he entered the law ofnce of W. E.Todd,
Albert Lea, leaving the same in September,
1896, to enter the Senior Law Class of
Columbian University. Will locate at
Albert Lea for general practice.
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JAMES F. CASEY.
james F. Casey, of New Orleans, Was
born in that city january 16, 1872. For
several years Mr. Casey has been employed
in the General Land Ofhce at Washingtoii.
john Cayxxood was born in Clermont County, Ohio, October
4 1872 moxed to Missouri when quite young, and in 1887 he
started for the Western plains where for six
years his vocation was that of a cowboy on
the cattle ranges of Colorado,Wyon1ing and
Montana. Attended the public schools
while a resident of Missouri, and while on
the plains spent the Winters in school in
several Western' towns. Entered the
National Normal University at Lebanon,
Ohio, in 1893, and graduated with the
degree of B. S. Will locate in Helena,
Montana, for practice, and will make a
specialty of criminal law.
LINDLEY, D. CLARK.
Lindley Daniel Clark recognizes a farm
near Carthage, Indiana, as the place. and jan-
uary 26, 1862, as the date of his arrival upon
the stage of this sphere's activities. School
and farm work divided histime until 1886,
when he completed the Classical course at
Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, hav-
ing previously taught two years in the pub-
lic schools of that State. In December of
the same year he married a classmate. Maria E. Young, of Ohio,
since deceased. He continued the work of teaching until 1892,
when a Civil Service examination was taken at Knoxville,
Tennessee, and an appointment to the U. S. Department of Labor
followed. Though a Tennesseean by adoption, Mr. Clark looks
with favor upon his native State as a field in which to engage in
the practice of law.
HENRY A. CONNER.
Henry A. Conner is one of the two rep-
resentatives of the far-away State of Califor-
nia in the Class of 797, he having been born
in San Francisco September 2, 1872. Mr.
Conner is at present a resident of Wash-
ington, but has not determined his future
location, or what branch of law he will
follow. Is a member of the Kappa Alpha
WILLIAM B. CORWIN.
I William Beson Corwin was born in Alle-
gheny City, Pennsylvania, but has lived
the greater part of his life in Pittsburg, and
is a graduate from the Central High School
of that city. For a short time after his
graduation he was in the service of the
Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Later
he entered the employ of Bakewell 81 Kerr,
now Bakewell SL Bakewell, patent lawyers
of Pittsburg, and continued with them until the Spring of 1895,
when he came to Washington and engaged in the patent business
on his own account.
JAMES LOUIS COUSAR.
james Louis Cousar was born near Oxford, Mississippi, November
15, 1872g moved to Arkansas with his father in 1887. Attended
the common schools of Mississippi and Arkansas in the Winter,
working on the farm the remainder of the year, until 1892.
Taught during 1892 and 1893. Came
to Washington in August, 1893, to accept
a clerkship in the Government Printing
Oliice. Entered the Corcoran Scientiiic
School in October, 1893, where he studied
two years. In 1895 he began the
study of the law in Columbian University.
He is President of the Columbian Law
School Debating Society g a member of Phi .
Delta Phi fraternity, a Democrat in poli-
tics, and expects to practice law in the far
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WILLIAM M. CROOK.
William McKissack Crook, of Groveton,
Texas, was born in Maury County, Ten-
nessee, December 25, 1874. He was edu-
cated in the public and academic schools,
. and attributes his greatest mental discipline
to close application outside the school room.
Compelled to climb a ladder of his own
making, he realizes the toil and privation
attendant upon material progress. Taught
for three years in the public schools of
Texas, his adopted State, which, in 1894, awarded him her highest
Teachers' Certiiicate for proiiciency. In that year the disabili-
ties imposed by minority were removed, and he was appointed
District Clerk, jam lem, for Trinity County. In 1895-6 he was a
member of the Junior Law Class at Vanderbilt University, Nash-
ville. The deserved fame of Columbian attracted him, and he
was pleased to enroll himself as a candidate for its degree of
Bachelor of Laws. Mr. Crook will locate at Houston.
FRED C. CROXTON.
Fred C. Croxton was born May 3, I87I,
on a farm near Huntsville, Illinois, where
he resided until he reached his majority.
Attended the public schools and the Gem
City Business College, of Quincy, Illinois.
Taught two years in the county schools of
his native state. Took the Civil Service
Examinatidn in I8Q2, and received an ap-
pointment to the Government Service in
November of that year. Was married in
December, 1894, to Miss Mattie M. Stocks.
of Washington, D. C. '
CLIFFORD T. CURRY.
Clifford Tichenor Curry was born at
Owingsville, Bath County, Kentucky, May
18, 1873, where he resided until the Spring
of 1891 , when his parents moved to Lebanon,
Warren County. Ohio, taking him with
them. Was educated in the public schools
of Owingsville and Cincinnati and the
National Normal University at Lebanon.
In politics he is a Republican 3 in religion
a Presbyterian. Will practice law in Ohio.
GEORGE W. DALZELL.
George Walton Dalzell was born in Wad-
dington, St. Lawrence County, New York,
in 1877. Has lived in Washington since
I88O, attending private and public schools
here. Entered the Washington Central
High School in I8Q2, graduating with the
class of'95 Qacademicy, and from the fourth
or supplemental year with the class of '96.
Is connected with the oftice of a firm of
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gressman Dalzell, of Pennsylvania, was
born at Pittsburg, April 22, 1873. Like his
father he is a pronounced Republican, and
upon graduation will return to Pittsburg
for the practice of law.
JOSEPH A. DEMPF.
Joseph A. Dempf was born in Wasliington, D. C., April 19,
1860. Attended Washington Schools and the Corcoran Scientific
School in 1892-3. Mr. Dempf was sixteen years in the United
States Navy, during which period he circumnavigated the globe
three times and visited every principal port in the world. He is a
320 A. F. and A. M., past-chancellor and present captain in the
Uniform Rank of the Knights of Pythias.
JOHN H. DE WITT.
John Hibbett DeWitt, of Nashville, was
born in Sumner County, Tennessee, Sep-
tember 2I, 1872, and received his prepara-
tory education in the schools of Nashville.
Entered Vanderbilt University in ISQO, and
was graduated with the degree of B. A. in
1894. Was editor-in-chief of his college
newspaper, and represented Vanderbilt in
the Southern Inter-Collegiate Oratorical
Contest at Sewanee, Tenn., in May, 1894.
After graduation he became Associate Principal of the Lawrenceburg
QTenn.j Institute, and later declined the position of Principal to
accept a call to the Professorship of Latin and Mathematics in
the Clark School for Young Ladies at Nashville. In September,
1896, he entered the present Law class, having studied law pri-
vately, and in that year accepted the position of instructor in the
Washington College for Young Ladies CEckingtonj. Was one of
the winners in the public debate of january 16, 1897. Mr. DeWitt
is a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, and has been a
delegate to two of its National Conventions 3 also of the legal fra-
ternity of Phi Delta Phi.
HENRY' PELOUSE DooL1TTLE.
Henry Pelouse Doolittle was born in W'asl1ington, D. C., Octo-
ber Io, 1874, and has always lived in the city of his birth,
except for a period of about six years when
he resided in Virginia. He was graduated
from the Washington High School in 1893,
and in the following year entered the office
of his father, where he has since been en-
gaged in the study of law and in practice
before the Patent Ofhce. Upon completion A
of his course of law study, he expects to
engage in the practice of his profession, and
will probably make a specialty of patent
law. In politics Mr. Doolittle is a Repub-
lican. I-Ie is a member of the Kappa Alpha
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1 ,g Ainite County, Miss., November 21, 1871.
His early education was acquired in the
. SQ' public schools, but at the age of eighteen
he entered Mississippi College at Clinton,
A where he was a student for three years.
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'I and continued that work until May IO, 1895,
I ' ' ' 'vw' when he resigned to accept a position in the
Treasury Department. He intends to practice in his native state.
WILLIAM LEWIS ENGLISH.
William Lewis English, the junior member of the class, son of the
late Lieutenant W'illiam L, English, U. S. A., was born at jackson-
ville, Illinois, on April 16, 1878. Though Illinois has always
remained his home, much of his life has been spent in Washing-
ton, and he graduated from the Central High School in 1895.
Having a decided preference for the law, he declined an appoint-
ment to the Military Academy at NVest Point, and began the study
of his chosen profession at Columbian Univer-
sity. By ancestry he is Scotch-Irish, though
as long ago as 1638 the first English of this
branch settled in America, and later the
great-grandfather of the present English,
though a Quaker, shouldered his musket in
the cause of the struggling colonies. Mr.
English has not yet decided on his future
location, but he thinks that somewhere in
the middle W'est he will hang out his shingle
and seek fame and fortune.
EDWARD STUYVESANT FRITH.
Edvvard Stuyvesant Frith was born in
New York City. He moved to Denver,
Col., When very young. From Denver he
Went to Kansas City, Mo., and thence in
1886 to Nashville, Tenn., his present legal
residence. His early education was received
at the Kansas City and Nashville public
schools. In September, 1889, he entered as
a clerk the law ofhce of Dickinson and
Frazer, Nashville, Tenn. CML Dickinson
was appointed Assistant Attorney-General by President Cleveland
in February, 1895.5 In 1894 he passed the bar examination at
Nashville, and received a license to practice in Tennessee. Since
july 1, 1895, he has lived in Washington, acting as conhdential
clerk to General Dickinson. Part Il., Vol. 21, " Opinions of the
Attorneys-General H was edited by him in 1896. He represented the
juniors on the Executive Committee of the Debating Society for
the latter half of the last scholastic year, and now represents the
Seniors on the saniecommittee. He was recently elected a speaker
on a public' debate. A
AUGUSTUS M. FULK. '
Augustus Marion Fulk, a native of Ar-
kansas, was born at Little Rock, January
15, 1878. Was educated in the public
schools, and graduated from the Peabody
High School of that city. Came to Wash-
ington iu 1895 to attend the Columbian
Law School, and expects to locate in St.
Louis. Mo., to practice. Was appointed to
speak at one of the public debates of the Law
School Debating Society. We
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FRANCIS G. FULK.
Francis Guy Fulk was born in St. Francis
County, Ark., February 17, 1876. At-
tended the public schools of Little Rock,
and graduated from the High School of
that city. Entered Columbian Law School
in October, 1895. Expects to locate at St.
Louis, where his father is now established.
Mr. Fulk is a Free-Silver Democrat.
FREDERIC B. GOODHEART.
Frederic Bristol Goodheart, of Knoxville,
Tenn., was born at Pittsburg, Penn., April
2, 1876. Removed to Knoxville in 1878,
and to Washington, D. C., in 1892. At-
tended the public schools of Knoxville,
and entered Columbian University in 1895.
Expects to locate in East Tennessee for
WILLIAM I. HAYS.
William james Hays was born in Car-
rollton, O., in 1874. He was graduated
from the High School of that place, and
taught school for a short time afterwards.
Came to Washington in 1893, and took a
two years' course at the Business High
School, after which he entered the Colum-
bian Law School. He expects to locate at
some place in the State of Ohio for the
practice of law.
JOHN T. HENDRICK.
john Thilmau Hendrick Qson of David Stewart and Pattie W.
Hendrickb was born at Fairview, Montgomery County, Tenn.
He attended the Grammar and High Schools of Clarksville and
Nashville, Tenn., also Vanderbilt University. In the fall of 1894
he came to Washington to accept a position under his father, who
is General Manager of the Central Eastern Department of the Man-
hattan Life Insurance Company of New York. The following year he
entered the junior Law class ot Columbian
University. Was elected president of the
junior class and was toast-master at the
class banquet. As business manager he
made a success of the college paper, The
Columbian Call. Mr. Hendricks is a Pres-
byterian in faith, a Democrat in politics
and a member of the college fraternity,
Chi Phi, and the legal fraternity, Phi Delta
Phi. At present he holds quite a respon-
sible position with his company in this
GEORGE J. HESSELMAN.
George J. Hesselman was born at Gol-
conda, Illinois, November 30, 187og at-
tended the public schools in that town,
and graduated from the High School in
189og served two years as Assistant Post-
master at Golconda and one year and four
months as Deputy Circuit Clerk of Pope
County, Illinois 5 was appointed to a clerk-
ship in the Treasury Department at VVash-
ington under the Civil Service in Septem-
ber, 1891 g was transferred to Pension Ofhce
in November of the same year, graduated
from the Spencerian Business College in 1895, and in January,
IBQ6, was appointed to a position in the Secretary's Ohice ofthe
Interior Department, where he is now employed as a stenographer
in the office of the Assistant Attorney-General.
JAMES E. JENKS.
James Edwin Jenks, of Clearwater, Minnesota, was born at that
place in 1871. At the age of fifteen he left the farm to attend the
State Normal School, at St. Cloud, graduating in 1890. Taught
school one year, then entered Carleton College, Northheld, Minne-
sota. Represented his Society in the Freshman Debate, winning
iirst place and the Plymouth prize. Played foot-ball for three
years, and was captain of the college team during his Junior
year. While a Junior, Mr. Jenks was assistant to the Professor
of Biology, represented his Society on the Oratorical Contest,
served as a member of the Executive Committee of the State
Oratorical Association, and was editor-
in-chief of the college annual, The Akai.
Left Northfield, and in the Fall of 1894
assumed charge of the schools at Lake
Crystal, Minnesota, and was appointed in-
stitute instructor at the end of a year. Con-
ducted the County Institute at Cambridge
in the Summer, and came to Washington in
the Fall of 1895 to enter the Columbian
Law School. During the Summer of '96
Mr. Jenks taught in the State Training I
School at Fairmount, Minnesota: returned
to Washington later to complete his law
course. Will locate in Minnesota. A as
CHARLES ALBERT JOHNSON.
Charles Albert Johnson was born in
Washington, D. C., November 14, 1873,
which place has been his residence since
that time, with the exception of a few
years spent in Maryland. Received his
education in the Washington public schools,
and graduated from High School in 1893,
and the Washington Normal School in
1894. Since the latter date he has been
employed as a teacher in the Washington schools being at present
principal in the Amidon Building. Is a gold Democrat politically
MADISON R. JoNEs
Madison Ralph jones was born in Martinez California December
15, 1872. He was educated in the Martinez Grammar School the
Oakland High School, and the University of California from
which latter institution he received the
degree of A. B. in 1895. At college he
was a member of Beta Theta Pi and " Skull
and Keys," Senior Society.. After leaving
college he studied law and was admitted
to practice before the Supreme Court of Cali-
fornia in August, 1896. He held the posi-
tion of Deputy County Clerk for a short
period. Entered the Senior Class of Colum-
bian in October, 1896. He is a Repub-
lican, and will practice on the Pacific
Frank Keiper, of LaFayette, Indiana,
was born in that city on june I2, 1870. In
acquiring his education he spent nine years
in the public schools and three years in the
high schools of his native Stateg four years
in Wabash College, finishing a classical
course as a B. A., three years at Purdue
University, taking the degrees of B. M. E.
and M. E.g after which he received the
degree of M. A. from Wabash College. In
the Columbian Law School Debating
Society, Mr. Keiper distinguished himself, there being no more for-
cible speaker in the Society. His speeches showed him to be the
possessor of a most extensive knowledge, and that he knew well
how to draw on that store was clear from the manner in which
he met every adversary. But he was at his best when discussing
politics, and gleefully accepted all opportunities to speak on the
issues of the late National campaign. In a published report of one
of his speeches it is stated that "he talks politics like he was de-
fending his life." Surely one would grow eloquent under such
circumstances. Mr. Keiper is an Assistant Examiner in the Patent
Office, having been appointed to that position in August, 1894.
JAMES B. LACKEY.
James Benton Lackey was born at Washington, D. C., August 24,
1873. He is a graduate of the Washington High School, Class of
391. Immediately after his graduation he accepted the position of
clerk with a law hrm in the city of Washington, and while occup-
ying that position commenced the study of law, entering the
University Law School in 1895. Early in I. ,, ,.
1896 he resigned his place with the law Hlrni
to take the more responsible position of
private secretary to the president of one of
W3ShlllgtOH,S electric companies, and has
since assumed the oiiice of assistant secretary 1
the same company. Mr. Lackey is also of 1
identified with street railroad interests in
the Capital, occupying the position of
director of one of the suburban railways.
Mr. Lackey expects to make a specialty of
corporation law, but has not yet decided as
to where he will locate.
HENRY LECNA RD.
Henry Leonard was born in Washington,
V. , July 31, 1876. Attended the public
schools until 1891, when he entered the
V-V1A High School, and also enlisted in the Cadet
i2,i' 5 1 Regiment. Was graduated in the Class of
.,,, ,Q4, and again in the post-graduate Class of
.p ,9 5. Served as a " high private in the rear
rank" in Co. F of the regiment during the
I il' I iirst yearg promoted to be corporal at the
-'-'-"Wm" i"c' "-r' commencement of the second year, and to
be captain of Co. F at the beginning of the third year, and was
appointed to be lieutenant-colonel of the regiment during the
fourth year. VVas business manager of theEczs!6r1zer, and social editor
of the same, manager of the foot-ball and base ball teams of
,94-'95, and a member of the Classical Club of the School. Mr.
Leonard will make a specialty of criminal and corporation law.
A GEORGE R. L1N141Ns. I
George R. Linkins was born at Washing- 5
ton, D. C., on September 8, 1875. He at- ,
tended the public schools of his native city
and was graduated from the High School
in 1893. He immediately entered the 1 A
Spencerian Business College and was gradu- Q
ated from two of its departments in 1894. ,
Upon leaving college he accepted a position
with The Washington Title Insurance i
Company, which he still holds. In politics
he is a Democrat.
. DR. WILLIAM WH. LOPP.
William Henry Lopp.
Place of birth : Indiana.
Date of birth: February 22, 1854.
Present legal residence: Indianapolis,
In politics: A Democrat.
University of Hartsville, 1871-3.
Indiana Medical College, 1877.
Medical Department, University of the
I City of New York, 1879.
Assistant Surgeon and Surgeon, ISI Regt., I. L. A. I. L., 1883
to 1896. I
Fraternal Organizations: K. T., A. A. S. R., 320.
I LEWIS H. MACHEN.
Lewis Henry Machen was born near Centreville, Fairfax County,
Virginia, july 1o, 1871. At the age of fourteen he went to Mr. H. R.
Berkeley's school in Orange County, then for two sessions to Locust
Dale Academy, in Madison County g then three sessions to the
Episcopal High School, near Alexandria, then three sessions
to the University of Virginia -two in ?h
the Academic, and one in the Law depart-
ments. ,He was a member of the Jefferson 1
Society and of the Delta Kappa Epsilon I
Fraternity. The session of 1894-95 he
taught at the Episcopal High School, and
the following Fall engaged in newspaper
work in Washiiigton. In the Spring of '
1896 he resumed the study of law, entering
the Junior Class of Columbian as a special
student. Will locate in Virginia and en-
gage in general practice. -
George Mallison, Ensign United States
Navy, was born ,at Washingtoii, North
Carolina, December 23, 187o. Entered
Davidson College in September, 1887, but
the following Spring received an appoint-
ment to the Naval Academy, which institu-
tion he entered on May 21, 1888, graduating
therefrom in june, 1892. Was commis-
sioned july 1, 1894, after completing a
GEORGE D. MACKAY, JR.
George Dallas Mackay, Jr., of jersey
City, was born in jersey City, New Jersey
November 7, 18735 received a common
school and academic educationg came to
'Washington in 1895 5 is employed as a clerk
in the Government Printing Oilice.
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BENJAMIN MARTIN, IR.
Benjamin Martin, Ir., was born in Allen-
dale, S. C., July 7, 1873, in which state his
. ancestors have lived for many generations,
they having numbered among them promi-
i nent statesmen,,jurists and officers of the
Revolutionary and Civil Wars. He received
the advantage of the schools in the neigh-
I borhood in which he lived, and afterwards
attended the preparatory department of
Wofford College. In january, 1892, he came to Wasliixigton, and
has since been engaged in the real-estate business. He pursued
his studies in unemployed hours, and in 1893 was graduated from
the Spencerian Business College of this city. He entered the
Junior Law class of the Columbian University in 1896. Was chosen
chairman of the Executive Committee, and in the College Debating
Society acquitted himself most creditably, winning a valuable
set of law-books in the prize debate of 1897. By his equitable
disposition, upright and conscientious deportment, he has won the
respect and esteem of his instructors and associates.
HENRY H. MCLENDON.
Henry Horvze McLendon was born in Wadesboro, N. C., july
2, 1865. Graduated from Wake Forest CN. CJ College with the
degree of A. B. Is a Democrat and a Baptist. Mr. McLendon
will make a specialty of Corporation Law, but has not yet decided
Where he will locate for practice.
CLAUDE E. MILLER.
Claude Elliot Miller was born at Lebanon,
Penn., March 27, 1871. When he was very
young his parents moved to Reading,
where he received his education in the
common and high schools. After leaving
school he engaged in the mercantile business
in Philadelphia, and While there employed
his spare time in completing his knowledge
of German, his favorite study, and music 5
also beginning the study of stenography. Came to Washington
in 1890, and entered a law office. Was appointed to a position in
the Civil Service Commission, and has been promoted four times
since then. For a time in 1892 he was conlidential clerk to Senator
Lodge CMass.j. Mr. Miller is a musician of talent. Is a member
of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity.
DAVID P. MOORE.
David Pelton Moore, of Vlfashington,
D. C., was born in that city November 5.
1877. I-Ie expects to make a specialty of 1
Patent Law, and will locate for practice
in either Washington or New York. Mr.
Moore believes in the political or economic
doctrine of Protection, and that its wise
application is a good thing for the country.
ELLIOTT K: PENNEBAKER.
Elliott Kaye Pennebaker was born in the
cityof Washington, May 6, 1876. Although
born in the District of Columbia, he is a
Kentuckian in all but birth, his parents
hailing from that state, his father being its
representative before the Federal Govern-
ment in Washington for many years. Mr.
Pennebaker attended the public schools of
the district, leaving the High School to
prepare for college. After being under a
tutor for anyear he abandoned a classical
course, and returned to his home in Nelson County, Ky. Returning
to Washington in 1895, he entered Columbian University Law School.
Mr. Pennebaker is au Episcopalian, an enthusiastic Republican,
being identified with the Republican organization in his home county 3
a member of Alpha Eta Chapter, Kappa Sigma fraternity. He
is single, a peaceful condition of freedom in which he hopes to
remain for some time yet to come.
GEORGE W. PETERSON.
George Washington Peterson was born at
Albert Lea, Minn., February 25, 1872. He
entered Columbian' University in 1890,
where he spent two years. In 1892 he en-
tered the University of Minnesota, gradua-
ting with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in
1893. During the year 1894-5 he was
Superintendent of Public Schools at Clarke,
Minn. In 1895 he entered the Law Depart-
ment of the University of Minnesota, and
in 1896 entered the Senior class of the
Columbian University Law School. Will
engage in general practice, but has not
decided upon a location.
CHARLES EUGENE PHELPS.
Charles Eugene Phelps proudly claims
Illinois as his native state. He was born in
Livingston county, August 22, 1872. At
the age of six years he removed to Prince-
ton, Ill., Where he attended the public
schools. Finished a five years' course in
the High School at that place in June,
1892, after which he took a course
in a business college, and there ac-
quired the use of stenography. Entered
the office of a practicing attorney as a
student, and studied law until the Ist of
October, 1896, when he entered the Senior Class of the Law School
of the Columbian University. While a student of law he was ap-
pointed assistant court reporter, which position he held until his
departure for Washingtoii. He is now connected with the law 'drm
of Needham 81 Cotton of this city. Mr. Phelps is a member of the
Kappa Sigma fraternity, in the success of which he takes great pride.
He supports energetically every enterprise which furthers the interest
of his class or the University. He holds the ofhce of treasurer of
the Debating Society. It is the desire of Mr. Phelps to make a
specialty of Corporation Law, and although he has no definite
plans for the future, it is likely that he will select Chicago as his
field for operation. Weight, 2510 pounds.
Samuel Platt was born at Carson City, Nevada, November 17,
1874. Graduated from Carson City High School in 1891, winning
a gold medal for oratory in the final public exercises 5 was president
of the High School Literary Society. Took a three years' course
at Leland Stanford, Ir. University, where he was president of the Alpha
Literary Society, treasurer of his class, asso-
ciate editor of Segzmfcz and Daily Pafo Alfa,
and member of the University Band and
Orchestra. Studied law in Mr. Trenmor
Coflin's law oiiice, Carson City, and was
admitted to the bar by the Supreme Court oi
Nevada, 1896. Represented his class at
Columbian on December public debate, and
chosen as eligible for competition in the final
prize contest. Composer of " Encina
Waltz." dedicated to the Leland Stanford,
Ir. University, and member of the Stanford
Chapter of the Delta Upsilon fraternity.
SPENCER B. PRENTISS.
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In . '2'l Q Spencer Baird Prentiss, son of Dr. D. W.
Z .q., Prentiss, one of'Washington's best-known
' M" and successful physicians, was born in
,V,, V."i' i NVashington. Educated in the public
I schools of his native city, and entered the
F I HLZI Z A i :A Preparatory Department of Columbian
University, from which he graduated in
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1895 with the degree of B. S. Mr. Prentiss
thinks well of Patent Law as a specialty.
RALPH H. RIDDLEBERGER.
Ralph Heiskell Riddleberger, one of the younger members of the
class, son of the late distinguished United States Senator Riddle-
berger, of Virginia, was born at Woodstock, in that State,
at a day when the second century of our national existence
was young, December 13, 1877. He was educated in the
schools of Virginia and Washington, D. C. Mr. Riddleberger is
president of " The Virginia Club," at the
University ,was vice-president of the Debat-
ing,Society during the second term of the
junior year, and took an active part in its
proceedings, he proving to be a ready and
pleasing speaker. His manly deportrnent
at all times has won for him the friendship
of every other member of the class and,
none will leave the University with better
wishes for prosperity than he, for all Wish i".i iiii i'i'i
him success when he shall return to his
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WEBSTER S. RUCKMAN.
Webster S. Ruckman is a native of the
1 State of Michigan. He was educated in
the public schools, and the University of
Michigan, from which latter he graduated.
For three years after graduation he was
engagedin teachingthe sciences and mathe-
matics. Has been an Assistant Examiner
in the Patent Oliice since 1893.
HERBERT C. SANFORD.
Herbert Cooper Sanford, of Milwaukee, was born at Heart Prairie,
Wisconsin, in the early seventies. He is the only son of Rev.
B. F. Sanford, pastor of the First Methodist Church. of Oshkosh,
Wis. Has been a student all his life, graduating with irst
honors from the Brandon High. School in 18883 and from Law-
rence University in 1893, he being chosen by his class to deliver
an oration on commencement day, the other speakers being selected
by tl-e Faculty. After spending two years in a law and real
estate office in Milwaukee, he entered Col- '
urnbian Law School. In addition to his i
studies here, he has had secretary work T
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with Hon. Theo. Otjen and Hon. james l f nnx H.
H. Davidson,of the Wisconsin delegation , , 1 "Q'Q'-'.
in Congress. Will return to Wisconsin to 1
pursue his chosen life's work .' Mr. Sanford i
orator and has been successful in several of
has established an enviable reputation as an , ,, f
the contests in the Epworth League Ora- i
torical Association of the District of Col- ircty 1.' c..i f.t
EDWARD T. SCULLY.
Edward Thomas Scully is a native of
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, his present home,
and was educated in its public schools and
at Williams College in the same State,
where he was graduated in 1894. He
studied law with Pittslield lawyers, and, at
the opening of the present year, he entered
the Senior Law Class of the Columbian
University, where he has also pursued other
courses of study. He expects, when
admitted to the Massachusetts bar, to practice in that State but
has no particular branch of the law as a pieference
JOE POWELL SHOUP
Joe Powell Shoup, was born at Council
Bluffs, Iowa, October 8, 1873. Finished
high school education in 1888, and there-
upon entered the newspaper business. Was
editor of the Champion qf Progress, Sioux
City, Iowa, until he began the study of
law in 1895. Spent his junior year, 1893,
at the Iowa College of Law, Des Moines,
Iowa. Expects to practice Corporation
Law, and make a specialty of brief work.
Will locate in one of the north central
CHARLES S. SHREVE, IR.
Charles S. Shreve, jr., was born in
Washington, D. C., January 9, 1876, his
father being descended from Marcus Shreve,
of the Court of Holland, and his mother
from the English family of Hall. Attended
the public schools of his native city, and
the Business High School in 1890, in which
he remained until I892, when he entered
the real estate ofiice of his father. In jan-
uary, 1897, having attained his majority,
he embarked in the real estate business for
himself, and is located in the Kellogg Build-
ing. When quite young he exhibited a decided talent for music,
and is now an accomplished cornetist, having been instructed
by one of its masters. Has composed several pieces of music in the
last few years, and many of his productions have been sung on
the stage. Mr. Shreve has several times entertained the Law
School Debating Society at its Saturday night meetings with
HARVEY F. SMITH.
Harvey Faris Smith, was born in Harrison county, West Vir-
ginia, in 1873. and since 1892, has lived in Clarksburg. After
attending preparatory schools in ISQZ he entered the West
Virginia University Where he remained four years. Expects to
receive the degree of A. B. in Law in june, ,97. While taking. his
college course he was engaged in many college enterprises
and did much to promote the college spirit ,
of his university as Well as fraternity life.
He was president of the Literary Society in
1894 and Editor-in-Chief of the U7IZ.U67'5fQ,f
Daily in 1896. In 1895 Mr. Smith was
elected president of the Inter-Collegiate
Oratorical Association of West Virginia and
Western Pennsylvania, of which there are
eight institutions. In September, 1896. he
entered the Senior Lavv Class in Colum-
bian. Mr. Smith is a member of the Phi
Sigma Kappa Fraternity, and a Royal Arch ,
Mason, and has been accepted for the Scot- I
tish Rite to the thirty-second degree.
JOHN J. sN0DGRAss.
john james Snodgrass, of
Vlfashington, D. C., was born in
Center township, Butler county,
Pennsylvania, March 18, 1842,
was educated at the public
schools and Witherspoon Insti-
tute, of Butler, Pennsylvania.
school for n i n e
years,and was Prin- 1
cipal of the Mans-
held Normal School
fortwo years. En-
listed as a private ,
soldier in the Union A A
Army, August 7,
1862, and served in
commanded by Colonel, now
United States Senator, Matthew
S. Quay, who was highly es-
teemed by the soldiers of that
regiment. The subject of our
sketch followed the Army in all
its marches from VVashingt0n to
Autietam, thence to Fredericks-
burg, Virginia, taking part in
the famous charge of Humph-
rey's Division, December 13,
1862, upon the enemy in their
most advanced position at the
Stone Wall, where the Division
lost some 1760 H1611 out of 4000,
who made the chargeg was
Wounded in the battle of Chan-
cellorsville, V i r-
ginia, May 3, 1863,
While defending the
colors of his regi-
ment, of which he
was one of the
guards 3 histerm of
service expiring, he
returned home, and
afterwards, in Feb-
ruary, 1865, reen-
listed in the Cav-
alry branch ofthe
serviceg was as-
signed to duty in the Fourth
Pennsylvania Cavalry, and did
service with General Sheridan,
around Petersburg,Virginia, tal:-
ing part in the battles of Din-
widdie and Farmville, and was
present at Lee's surrender, April
9, 1865. Passed successfully a
Civil Service examination at
Pittsburg, Pa., in July, 1883,
and received an appointment to a clerkship in the judge Advocate
General's Office, War Department, Washington, D. C., where he has
served ever since. Is a member of the Union Veterans Union, and
the Grand Army of the Republic.
Mr. Snodgrass is the Senior, and perhaps best known, member
of the class, and the Historian is unwilling that this man, who
acted a part in scenes which constitute an important chapter in the
history of our country, should pass without receiving the fullest
meed of praise. His honors were won in the dark days of the
'6o's, when more than three-fourths of the members of the present
class were yet unborn. Mr. Snodgrass is a hard working student,
and seldom during the last two years has he been absent from his
accustomed seat in the front row, in which position he became the
referendary of the Biblical quotations and classical phrases ex-
pressed by Professor Maury, with an inquiring nod or gesture to
Mr. Snodgrass for verification.
Gordon Sowers was born july 18, 1874,
within the classic precincts of George-
town, CD. CQ Attended the public schools
of the District of Columbiag graduating from
the 'Washington High School in the Class
of '91. After leaving school entered the
Traders' National Bank of this city and fol-
lowed the banking business for four years,
leaving there in the Fall of 1895 to take
up the study of the Law. Is a Democrat
in politics, and a member of the Kappa
AUGUSTUS F. SPECHT.
Augustus Franklin Specht, of Alvira,
Pennsylvania, was born July 24, 1874. He
received a public school education, has
held several important positions of trust,
and for the last two years has been in the
law oflices of Copp 81 Luckett, Washington,
D. C. Was a member of the Class Execu-
tive Committee during the junior year.
Took an active part in the Debating Society,
being a member of its executive committee,
and representing his class on one of the public debates. Will
probably locate to practice law in the mining regions of Eastern
Pennsylvania. He is a Republican.
WILLIS E. SULLIVAN.
Willis Eugene Sullivan was born in Coffeeville, Kansas, in 1874.
Soon after that his parents moved to Iowa, where he spent the
earlier part of his life. In 1883 he went to the far West, making
his home in Hailey, Idaho. After receiving a high school educa-
tion, he entered the Willamette College at Salem, Oregon, in jan-
uary, 1891, and remained during that school year. The follow-
ing two years he attended the Portland
University, graduating from the Acad-
emy. Entered Columbian Law School in
October, 1895, and was elected to the
executive committee of his class for that
year. Mr. Sullivan has been a factor in the
.affairs ofthe Law School Debating Society,
and has been selected as one of the two
representatives of the class in the annual
prize debate of 1897. His candid and cor-
dial rnanners, slightly tempered by a
Western frankness, have made him a host I
. . FRED L. TARBOX.
, Fred L. Tarbox, the subject of this
sketch, was born at East Otto, in the West-
ern part of New York state, and received
clerking three years in a general merchan-
dise store, he took a course in stenography
at the College of Commerce at Buffalo,
N. Y. Upon the completion of this course
i he entered the law office of Duckwitz,
Thayer 81: jackson, of the same city, as
stenographer, which position he resigned one year later to accept
a similar one with T. H. Dowd, of Salamanca, N. Y. Afterwards
deciding to take a course in law, he entered the Class of ,Q7 of the
Columbian Law School. Prefers criminal law as a specialty, and
will locate in the state of New York. p
JOHN L. THOMAS, IR.
john Lilburn Thomas, Ir., was born lI1HlllSDOfO,I6ffQ1'SOD County ,.
Mo , April 16, 1867. He was educated at the local public schools,
afterwards graduating from the State University Business Col-
lege. After several years of mercantile business and several
years spent in the transportation depart-
ment of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain
and Southern Railway Company, he came
to Washiiigtoii City to take advantage of an
offer to enter the Columbian Law School.
He entered the Columbian, October 29,
1895, and hopes to finish a two years' course
in May. It the desired "sheep-skin " is
forthcoming, hewill return to Deming,
New Mexico, where his wife has been
spending the winter for her health, and
there take up his profession. Mr. Thomas
was 'selected as one of the representatives
of the junior Class in the annual prize
debate of 1896.
his education in the district schools. After'
GEORGE P. TUCKER.
George Prescott Tucker, of Omaha,
Nebraska, is a native of Massachusettsg a
graduate of the Fitchburg QMass.D High
School, Class of 1881 3 and of the Worcester
Polytechnic Institute, Class of rS87. Re-
ceived the degree of B. S. at the latter in-
stitution in the department of Chemistry.
After grazluatioin he took Horace Greeley's
advice and went West. For live years he
was employed as an analytical chemist in Wyoming and Nebraska.
Came to Washington in 1892 as an Assistant Examiner in the
Patent Ollie, in Wllich office he is still employed.
WARDER VOORHEES. t '
Warder Voorhees Was born at North '.'
Bend, Hamilton County, Ohio, September it f
4, 1865. which place is his present legal A Vvqpp I ' -1 ffvf i Q5 .
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PERE G. WALLMO.
Pere Gustave Wallmo, of Middletown,
Connecticut, was born in Sweden, February
13, 1871, and emigrated to the United
States in 1885. Entered Yale College in
1889, but left in 1892 to accept a position in
the War Departmentg resigned in 1894,
and returned to Middletown, where he was
engaged in newspaper work until December,
,when he returned to Washington as
secretary to the Representative in Congress from the Second Dis-
trict of Connecticut.
HARRY O. WEAVER.
Harry O. Weaver was born December 19, 1873, at Weaver's
Station, near Greenville, Darke County, Ohiog moved to the
latter town when twelve years of age and
there received a common school education. f------
In 1890 went to Cleveland, Ohio, and grad- -3 , oilt,
uated from the Spencerian Business College o,',,.,
in that cityg was engaged in clerical work ,'2t 'V-Vp,,. J i i',, 4
there until the latter part of 1893, when he ,V
returned to Greenville. Took the Civil up L'1E In
Service examination at Cincinnati, in Octo- "",,.:
ber, 1894, and in November of the same -"" L
year received an appointment to the U. S.
Fish Commission, where he is at present npzl
employed. Was married July 18, 1895, to ,".i, if
Miss Ida B. Maurer, of Greenville, Ohio.
-+-e-W'--'--fr'-fi FERDINAND A. WEILER.
Ferdinand Albert Weiler, of Washington,
D. C., was born in that city April 6, 1870.
He attended the public schools of Washing-
ton, and was graduated from the High
School with the Class of 'go 5 in the Fall of
the same year he entered Cornell Univer-
sity, where he remained a little more than
three yerrs, he then returned to Washing-
ton to commence the study of law.
C. CAMPBELL WELLS.
Cyrus Campbell Wells, of Chicago, was born near Independence,
Pa., August 19, 1870, and at an early age migrated with his
parents to the prairies of Southern Iowa, locating at Humes-
ton, Wayne county. Here his early life was spent, attending the
neighboring schools and assisting on his father's farm. In
the Spring of '89 he commenced teaching in the county schools
but disliking this Work, he shortly afterwards went to Chicago
and entered the office of a large piano manufacturing corn
pany. In this position he served for nearly
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three years, receiving occasional promotions ' A -1
and acquiring splendid ideas of business
generally. Having devoted his spare time ' if fiic 4 ,.l
to study, he successfully passed the Civil , punzvpyp
Service examinations as clerk and steno- ,
grapher in the Fall of ,93, and the following 'ffl
February was tendered his present position H' ' :' 1 il" I
in the Navy Department at Washington.
Mr. Wells, upon completing the post- i"'
graduate course, will probably return to the ' , ffl .V
West to practice his profession.
School. Will locate in
JOSEPH WICKES WELSH.
joseph Wickes Welsh, a native of the
city of Philadelphia, now a resident of
Washington, but formerly a resident of
Baltimore, Md., was educated at Lehigh
University 3 and while there became a mem-
ber of the Delta Phi fraternity and the
Theta Nu Epsilon Sophomore Society.
After leaving college, he practiced architec-
ture in Washington 3 and subsequently, in
in the Fall of 1895, entered Columbian Law
Attendance by gates.
J. L. COUSAR.
A. M. FULK.
F. G. FULK.
H. A. CONNER.
M. R. JONES.
P. G. WALLMO.
J. W. BEVANS.
J. S. BONEBRAKE.
S. D. BRADLEY.
F. W. BRANDENBURG.
J. W. BRAWNER.
B. J. CAIN.
O. D. CLARKE.
W. B. CORWIN.
J. A. DEMPE.
H. P. DOOLITTLE.
S. C. FORD.
C. A. JOHNSON.
J. B. LACKEY.
G. R. LINKINS.
D. P. MOORE.
S. B. PRENIISS.
C. S. SHREVE, JR.
J. J. SNODGRASS.
F. A. WEILER.
W. E. SULLIVAN.
J. P. SHOUP.
W. J. BEOHER.
F. C. CROXTON.
W. L. ENGLISH.
G. J. HESSELMAN.
C E. PHELPS.
C. C. YVELLS.
W. F. IVOOLARD.
W. H. LOPP.
M. L. ALDEN.
E. K. PENNEBAKER.
J. F. CASEY.
P. F. ARCHER.
P. A. BOWEN, JR.
H. H. MCLENDON.
O. H. W. TALBOTT.
J. W. WELSH.
A. A. BUCK.
E. T. SCULLY.
R. L. AMES.
W. S. RUCKMAN.'
H. C. CARLSON.
J. E. JENKS.
G. W. PETERSON.
L. L. DYE.
J. L. THOBIAS, JR.
F. D. HYDE.
G. P. TUCKER.
H. J. BROWN.
G. IJ. MACKAY, JR.
J. W. STEWARD.
G. W. DALZELL.
L. W. GAMMON.
F. L. TARBOX.
R. H. BOSARD.
F. M. BENJAMIN.
C. T. CURRY.
W. J. HAVS.
W. M. SMITH.
H. O. WEAVER.
F. L. DAVIS.
C. E. MILLER.
1. R. Si-IOVVALTER.
A. F. SPECHT.
BENIAMIN MARTIN, JR
L. D. CLARK.
J. H. DEWITT.
E. S. FRITH.
F. B. GOODHEART.
J. T. HENDRICK.
W. M. CROOK.
j. M. SPELLMAN.
L. H. BASYE.
H. R. BLANCHARD.
L. H. MACHEN.
R. H. RIDDLEBERGER
F. D. RIGGLES.
W. S. STAMPER.
W. G. WORRALL.
C C. BRIGGS.
J. W. LATIMER.
H. F. SBIITH.
H. C. SANFORD.
Rogter of H72 Qlagg..
ALDEN, MAURICE L., BOWEN, PHILANDER A., JR.,
AMES, ROBERT L., BRADLEY, STEPHEN D.,
Michigan. District of Columbia.
ARCHER, PERCY F., BRANDENBURG, F. WALTER,
Maryland. District Of Columbia
BARTLE, HOWELL, BRAWNER, JOHN W.,
District of Columbia. District of Columbia
BASYE, LOUIS D., BRIGGS, CLARK C.,
BECKER, WILL JJ' BROWN, HARRY J.,
Illinois. New Hampshire.
BENJAMIN, FRANK M., BUCK, ARTHUR A.,
BEVANS, JAMES W., CAIN, BERNARD J.
District of Columbia. District of Columbia
BLANCHARD, HOWARD R., CARLSON, HENRY C.,
BOISSEAU, PRESTON, CASEY, JAMES Fi
BONEBRAKE, JOHN S., CAYWOOD, JOHN,
District of Columbia Montana.
BOSARD, ROBERT H., CLARK, LINDLEY D.,
North Dakota. Tennessee.
CLARKE, OSCAR D.,
District of Columbia.
CONNER, HENRY A., A
CORWIN, WILLIAM B.,
District of Columbia.
CO USAR, JAMES L.,
CROOK, WILLIAM M.,
CROXTON, FRED C.,
CURRY, CLIFFORD T.,
DAVIS, FRED L. ,it
DALZELL, GEORGE W.,
DEMPE, JOSEPH AI.,
District of Columbia'
DEVVITT, JOHN H.,
DOOLITTLE, HARRY P., '
District of Columbia.
DYE, LEON L., I
ENGLISH, WILLIAM L.,
FORD, SAMUEL C.,
District of Columbia.
FRITH, EDWARD S.,
FULK, AUGUSTUS M.,
FULK, FRANCIS G.,
GAMMON, L. WILLIAM,
GOODHEART, FREDERIC B.,
District of Columbia
HAYS, WILLIAM J.,
HENDRICK, JOHN T.,
HESSELMAN, GEORGE J.,
HYDE, FREDERICK, D.,it
IENKS, JAMES E.,
JOHNSON, CHARLES A.,
District of Columbia
JONES, MADISON, R.,
LACKEY, JAMES B., V
'District of Columbia
LATINIER, JOHN W.,
LINRINS, GEORGE R. ,
A District of Colnrnbia.
LOPP, WILLIAM I-I..
MACHEN, LEWIS H.,
MACKAV, GEORGE D., JR.,
MARTIN, BENJAMIN, JR.,
MCLENDON, HENRY H.,
MILLER, CLAUDE E.,
MOORE, DAVID P.,
District of Columbia.
PENNEBAKER, ELLIOTT K.,
PETERSON, GEORGE W.,
PHELPS, CHARLES E.,
PRENTISS, SPENCER B.,
District of Columbia.
RIDDLEBERGER, RALPH I-I.,
RIGGLES, FREDERICK D.,
RUCKMAN, WEBSTER S.,
SANFORD, HERBERT C.,
SCULLY, EDWARD T., i
SHREVE, CHARLES S., JR.,
District Ot Colnrnlja
SHOWALTER, JOSEPH R. ,I
SHOUP, JOE P.,
SMITH, HARVEY F.,
SMITH, WILLIAM M.,
SNODGRASS, JOHN J.,
District of Columbia
SPECHT, AUGUSTUS F.,
SPELLMAN, JOHN M.,
District of Columbia
STAMPER, WILLIAM S.
STEWARD, JOHN W.,
SULLIVAN, WILLIs E.,
TALBOTT, OTHO H. W.,
TARBOX, FRED L.,
THOMAS, JOHN L., JR.,
TUCKER, GEORGE P.,
WEILER, FERDINAND A .,
District of Columbia
WELLS, C. CAMPBELL,
Ill' ' .
WELSH, JOSEPH W.,
VOORHEES, WARDER, ' Maryland-
Ohlo' WOOLARD, WILLIAM F.,
WALLMO, PERE G., Il1iI10iS-
Connecticut. WORRELL, YVILLIAM G.,
V. . . .
VVEAVER, HARRY O., 'rgma
V' f rNf-O
Left the class before the final examinations
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