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the banking business; and since 1895 has been president of the Exchange National bank of Olean.

Bartlett, H. A., banker, Newburgh; residence 325 Grand St. Born in Newburgh, June 17, 1865. Educated in Newburgh. (Married.) Was treasurer Columbus Trust Co. of Newburgh. Now president Highland National Bank. Member various clubs in Newburgh and New York City.

Bartlett, Robert Henry, public official; born Cedar Hill, Tenn., Aug. 1, 1857; English descent; son of Robert and Jane (Gunn) Bartlett; paternal grandparents Thomas and Patsy (Mastin) Bartlett, maternal grandparents Alexander and Nancy (Yancy) Gunn; received common school education; entered farming industry in early life and has been so engaged since; married Ida Farmer Nov. 18, 1886; member F. and A. M. Lodge No. 302, and Cumberland Chapter No. 1, R. A. M., Nashville Council No. 1, R. and S. M., Trinity Consistory No. 2, A. A. S. R., Al Chymia Temple A. A. 0. N. M. S., Nashville, Tenn.; Democrat; twice elected to State Senate Tenn., 1894-1896; former Asst. Adjt.Gen. State of Tenn., 1899-1903; former Journal Clerk House of Representatives (Tenn.) 1907; was Asst. Adjt.-Gen. with rank of Colonel under Gov. McMillan 1899-1903; present chief clerk Mining Department State of Tenn; at one time in life was engaged in brick making and land trading and merchandising; member of Methodist church, South. Since April, 1911, night clerk in House of Representatives Post Office, Washington, D. C.

Barton, James Levi, D.D., LL.D., foreign secretary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions; born in Chittenden County, Vt., Sept. 23, 1855. He was educated at Middlebury College and at Hartford Theological Seminary. In 1885 he was sent to Turkey as a missionary of the American Board for Foreign Missions, and in 1888 became a professor in the Theological Seminary at Harpoot. In 1893 he became president of Euphrates College at Harpoot, and in 1894 he was appointed foreign secretary for the American Board, which office he now holds. He has traveled extensively in connection with the work of the American Board of Missions, having been chairman of the respective deputations to Japan, Ceylon and India, and secretary of the deputation to China. He is author of: The Missionary and His Critics; The Unfinished Task; Daybreak in Turkey; Educational Missions, etc. He married in West Winfield, N. Y., Flora E. Holmes. Residence: Newton Centre, Mass. Office: 14 Beacon St., Boston.

Barton, Robert T., lawyer and banker of Winchester, Va., was born Nov. 24, 1842, in Winchester, Va. He served as a confederate soldier, became a successful lawyer; and was president of the Virginia State Bar Association. He has been mayor of his city; and a member of the Virginia State Legislature. He edited the Virginia Colonial Decisions; and is the author of Barton's Law Practice and of Barton's Chancery Practice. He is also president of the Farmers and Merchants National Bank of Winchester, Va.

Barton, Silas Reynolds, United States congressman from the fifth district of Nebraska, was born May 21, 1872, in New London, Iowa. He has been auditor and insurance commissioner of his state. He was elected to the sixty-third congress for the term of 1913-15; and resides in Grand Island, Neb.

Barwell, John W., banker and author of 326 Julian St., Waukegan, Ill., was born Nov. 2, 1854, in Leicester, England. He is president of the Civil Service Commission; president of the Waukegan National Bank. He is also director of the Young Men's Christian Association; and president of Lake County Tuberculosis Institute. Author of pamphlet “Revelation and Science. Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science. Recreations: Farming, walking and natural history.

Basinger, William S., general passenger agent Union Pacific Rd. Office Omaha, Neb. Born Aug. 28, 1872, at Savannah, Ga. Graduated from University of Georgia 1890. Entered railway service 1891, since which he has been consecutively to 1897, clerk auditor's office Kansas City Ft. Scott & Memphis Ry, at Kansas City, Mo., and clerk freight department Union Pacific Rd.; 1897 to 1905, general freight and passenger agent Leavenworth Kansas & Western Ry. at Leavenworth, Kan.; 1903 to 1905, also superintendent same road and also superintendent, secretary and treasurer Leavenworth Depot & Ry. Co.; 1905 to 1907, trainmaster Union Pacific Rd. at Kansas City; 1907 to 1910, assistant general passenger agent same road at Omaha, Neb.; 1910 to 1911, in office of director of traffic Union Pacific-Southern Pacific systems at Chicago; 1911 to January, 1912, assistant to director of traffic same systems at Chicago; January, 1912, to Feb. 1, 1913, assistant to director of traffic same systems at New York; Feb. 1, 1913, to March 1, 1913, same position Southern Pacific Co.; March 1, 1913, to date, general passenger agent Union Pacific Rd.

Bassett, George Barclay, civil and hydraulic eng'r of 691 W. Ferry St., Buffalo, N. Y., was born, Ballston, N. Y., June 17, 1861; s. Charles Ralph and Elvira (Rogers) Bassett; ed. public schs. of Brooklyn and Watertown, N. Y.; Sheffield Scientific Sch. (Yale); m. Palmyra, N. Y., Jan. 8, 1890, Anna Kingman; children: Charles Kingman, b. 1891; Robert Sturtevant, b. 1894. Ass't city eng’rs office, Watertown, N. Y.; ass't eng’r in design and construction of water works at Canandaigua, Cortland, and Fulton, N. Y.; Cornwall and Bellville, Ont., and elsewhere; chief eng 'r in design and construction of water works at Albion, Bath, Brockport, Kolley, Palmyra and Clyde, N. Y., and elsewhere; since 1892 engaged in manufacture of water meters, Buffalo, N. Y., as pres. and gen. mg'r, Buffalo Meter Co. Republican; Presby'n. Mem. Am. Soc. of C. E., Am. Water Works Ass'n, N. E. Water Works Ass'n. Club: Ellicott.

Bastin, Wyatt H., farmer; born in Hickman Co., Tenn., Sept. 15, 1841; son of Thomas and Nancy (Johnson) Bastin; received common school education in Hickman Co., Tenn.; married Mary D. Deprieste Aug. 12, 1866; Republican; Justice of the Peace of Lewis Co., Tenn.; served in the Confederate army during civil war with rank of 2nd Sergeant Co. D, 9th Bat. Cavalry; in early

life engaged in farming and stock raising, now engaged in farming at Hohenwald, Tenn.

Batchelder, Edgar Willis, assistant general manager Erie Rd. Office Cleveland, O. Born Aug. 31, 1852, at Pembroke, N. Y. Educated in the common schools. Entered railway service 1870 as telegraph operator Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry. since which he has been consecutively 1873 to 1879, chief dispatcher Chicago division same road at Milwaukee; 1879 to 1887, train dispatcher Wabash Rd. at Springfield, Ill. ; 1880 to 1888, chief dispatcher and assistant superintendent River division Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry.; 1889 to 1895, chief clerk to general superintendent Great Northern Ry. at St. Paul, assistant superintendent Fergus Falls division at St. Cloud, Minn., and superintendent Montana division at Havre, Mont.; 1895 to 1901, in private business; 1901 to 1902, purchasing agent Denver Gas & Electric Co., Denver; 1902 to 1903, general manager Southern Light & Traction Co., at San Antonio, Tex.; 1903 to Oct., 1912, superintendent, Meadville division Erie Rd. ; Oct., 1912, to Jan., 1913, assistant general superintendent same road. Jan., 1913, to date, assistant general manager same road.

Bates, Arthur Laban, lawyer, congressman; born Meadville, Pa., June 6, 1859; son of Samuel P. (LL.D.) and S. Josephine Bates; graduated from Allegheny College, A.B., 1880 (highest honor) A.M., 1883 (Phi Betta Kappa). Was admitted to the bar in 1882, and thereafter practiced law continuously. Served four terms as city solicitor of Meadville, 1889 to 1906, and was elected in Nov., 1900, to the 57th Congress as a Republican and re-elected in 1902, 1904, 1906, 1908 and 1910 from the 25th Pennsylvania District. Vice president First National Bank, Conneaut Lake, Pa.; director Pennsylvania College of Music, Meadville City Hospital, University Club, Sons of American Revolution, Meadville Literary Union, Iroquois Boating and Fishing Club, Meadville Chamber of Commerce, Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity; vice president Country Club; president trustees First Baptist Church. Address: Meadville.

Bates, Charles Austin. Born in Indianapolis, Ind., 1866. Educated in Indianapolis. (Married.) President Fidelity Bond & Mortgage Co. of N. Y.; chairman of Board of Colorado-Yule Marble Company, 334 Fifth Ave., N. Y. Residence: 107 Riverside Drive, N. Y. Member: Columbia Yacht, N. Y. Athletic Clubs.

Bates, George W., banker; born, Lee County, Iowa, Nov. 21, 1851; son, Nicholas and Matilda Bates. Edu.: common schools. Married, L. M. Mengus, Aug., 1882, at Portland, Ore. Pres., Geo. W. Bates & Co., Bankers; Dir., Oregon Life Assn. Member: Commercial Club. Res.: 795 Flanders St.

Bathrick, Ellsworth R., congressman, was born on a farm in Oakland County, Mich., January 6, 1863; attended county schools in White Lake and Bloomfield Townships and the high school at Pontiac, Mich.; was elected to the sixty-second congress and was re-elected to the sixty-third for the term of 1913-15.

Batten, George, advertising manager; born in Gloucester Co., N. J., June 19, 1854; son Thomas Gaskill and Emeline (Zane)

Batten; educated The Misses Butlers' Private School, Swedesboro, N. J.; married, 1st, Camden, N. J., Dec. 17, 1879, Carrie H. Morgan (died Dec. 31, 1884); two sons, Rollin M., Joseph; married 2d, Haddonfield, N. J., Jan. 27, 1887, Lillie I. Shivers, daughter Dr. B. H. Shivers; children: Ísabella, Emeline, George, Jr. President George Batten Co.; member Co. C, 1st Reg't, N. G., Pa., enlisted 1877, discharged 1880; served in Pittsburgh riots. Episcopalian; trustee Trinity Episcopal Church, Mt. Pocono, Pa. Recreation: Hunting. Clubs: National Arts, Sphinx, Montclair, Montclair Athletic, New Jersey Audubon Society (Pres.), Sons of The American Revolution, Colonial Society of Pennsylvania. Contb’r to sportmen's journals. Residence: Montclair, N. J. Address: 381 Fourth Av., N. Y. City.

Batterson, James Goodwin, capitalist; born Hartford, Conn., Aug. 30, 1858; son of James G. and Eunice (Goodwin) Batterson; educated in Cheshire Military Academy, and Williams College. President and director Hartford Investment Corporation, New England Granite Works, Iron Tire Pneumatic Wheel Co., Rutherford Wheel Co.; resident director in New York of Travelers' Insurance Co.; general manager of Travelers' Indemnity Co. of Hartford; director Batterson & Eisele Corporation, American Combustion Co. Trustee Cheshire Military Academy; member Merchants' Association; New York Zoological Society. Clubs : Larchmont Yacht, St. Anthony, New York Athletic, Fox Hills Golf, New Haven Country, Elwanok Country, Atlantic City Country, New York Yacht Club, Travelers' Club, Paris, France. Address : 76 William St., N. Y. City.

Battle, George Gordon, lawyer; born in N. C., Oct. 26, 1868. Educated at Hanover Academy, University of North Carolina and University of Virginia, A.M. Married April 12, 1898, Martha, daughter of George W. and Lucy Parke Bagby. Asst. Dist. Atty. of New York County, 1892-1897. Member of successive firms of Weeks, Battle & Marshall; Battle & Marshall; O'Gorman, Battle & Marshall; and present firm of O'Gorman, Battle & Vandiver. Member 7th Reg't, N. G. N. Y., 1891-1896. Democratic candidate for Dist. Atty. N. Y. Co., 1910. Episcopalian. Member of Assn. of Bar of New York City, Southern Soc., North Carolina Soc., and The Virginians. Clubs: Metropolitan, Calumet, Manhattan, St. Nicholas. Residence: 152 East 35th St., Manhattan. Ad dress: 37 Wall St., Manhattan.

Baugh, Daniel, manufacturer; born in Chester County, Pa., Oct. 22, 1836. He was educated at private seminaries. His family, for several generations, had been engaged in the tanning business or connected with the leather industry, but in 1853 his father decided to turn his attention to the manufacture of artificial fertilizers by chemical and other means, converting the power and machinery of the old works to use in the new. In 1855 he associated with him his sons, Daniel and Edwin, under the firm title of Baugh & Sons, and the manufacture of superphosphate was begun and diligently developed. In 1860 the plant was removed to Philadelphia, and the Delaware River Chemical Works established, new lines of manufacturing being

added till the business became one of great importance. In 1862, during the Civil War, Mr. Baugh, being a private in the ranks of the Gray Reserves, went with his regiment to the defense of the State when it was menaced by General Lee's Army, the regiment crossing into Maryland about the time of the battle of South Mountain, but not coming into action. In 1888, his father and brother having died, Mr. Baugh became president of the Baugh & Sons Company, incorporated the year before, and he is still at its head. He was for ten years president of the Art Club of Philadelphia and of the Sanitarium Association, and is now president of the Pennsylvania School of Design for Women, a director of the Girard National Bank and of a number of other financial, educational and charitable organizations in Philadelphia. Address: 1601 Locust St., Philadelphia.

Baumann, Gustav, hotel proprietor; born at St. Gall, Switzerland, 1853; son of J. G. and A. B. Baumann; St. Gall until 1871 and Neuchatel, 1871-75; London, 1875-81; came to U. S., 1881; married Emily G. Kinsley; children: Frida F., Clifton K. Became connected with Kinsley's, then the leading restaurant at Chicago, in which was partner and manager until removed to N.Y. City, where he was of H. M. Kinsley & Baumann, prop'rs Holland House. Now president of the Beau-Sito Co., operating the new Biltmore Hotel. Presbyterian. Clubs: Lotos, Swiss. Address: The Biltmore, 43d and Madison Ave., N. Y. City.

Bausch, Edward, care Bausch and Lomb Optical Co., Rochester, N. Y. Was born at Rochester, Sept. 26, 1854. Cornell, 1875. Vice-president, Bausch and Lomb Optical Co. F.A.A.; Micros. Soc. Optics; manipulation of the microscope.

Baxter, Robert W., vice-president, Alaska Steamship Co. and Copper River & North Western Ry. Office: Seattle, Wash. Born in Scotland. Entered railway service as messenger boy with Union Pacific Ry., since which he has been consecutively 1878 to 1890, telegraph operator, train dispatcher, chief train dispatcher, trainmaster, assistant superintendent and superintendent various divisions same road; April to September, 1891, superintendent Ohio and Midland divisions Baltimore & Ohio Rd. at Newark, 0.; September, 1891, to June, 1892, superintendent, Oregon and Washington divisions Union Pacific Ry. at Portland, Ore.; June, 1892, to July, 1894, general superintendent rail and water lines Pacific division same road; July, 1894, to July, 1898, general agent for receivers same road at Portland, Ore.; July, 1898, to October, 1903, superintendent Nebraska division same road at Omaha, Neb.; July, 1904, to January, 1910, successively superintendent Pennsylvania division Lehigh Valley Rd. at Sayre, Pa., superintendent Wyoming division at Wilkes-Barre, Pa., superintendent Buffalo division rail and water lines at Buffalo, N. Y., and superintendent transportation at South Bethlehem, Pa.; July, 1910, to May, 1912, general superintendent Illinois Central Rd.; May, 1912, to date, vice-president Alaska Steamship Co. and Copper River & North Western Ry.

Beach, Charles A., superintendent New York Division Philadelphia & Reading Ry. Office, Philadelphia, Pa. Born 1859. Edu

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