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Assn. and of the Lawyers' Club of New York. Address : 141 Milk St., Boston, Mass.

Belcourt, Hon. Napoleon Antoine, K.C., LL.M., LL.D., P.C.; born in Toronto, Ont., Sept. 15, 1860. Eldest son of Ferdinand Napoleon Belcourt and Marie Anne Clair, both French-Canadians, descended from early French settlers at Three Rivers, P. Q.; educated at St. Joseph Seminary, Three Rivers, in Arts, and Laval University in Law. Graduated at Laval in Law, taking special degree of Master of Laws, cum summa dignitate, 1882. Admitted to Quebec bar, July, 1882; Ontario bar, September, 1884. Member of Law Faculty, Ottawa University since 1891. An LL.D. of Ottawa University since 1895 and of Laval University. Crown attorney for Carleton County, June, 1894, to May, 1896. Resigned to become candidate for House of Commons. K.C., in Ontario and Quebec provinces. Founder and first president of the Club National d'Ottawa, retaining that office for ten years consecutively. Vice-president of Ontario Liberal Association. First elected to House of Commons at general election, 1896; re-elected, general election, 1900, and general election, 1904, his majority being nearly 2,000. Elected Speaker of the House of Commons, March 12, 1904, and sworn as Privy Councilor, January 11, 1905. Chairman of Committee on Public Accounts of the House of Commons and president Ottawa Hunt Club; member Rideau Club, Country Club, Connaugh Park Jockey Club, Montreal Reform Club. Married (first), Jan. 29, 1889, to Hectorine, eldest daughter of Hon. Jos. Shehyn (deceased); (second), Jan. 19, 1903, to Mary Margaret Haycock, of Ottawa. Address : Ottawa, Ont., Canada. Summer home, Blue Sea Lake, P. Q.

Belding, Alvah N., silk manufacturer, was born at Ashfield, Mass., March 27, 1838; son of Hiram and Mary (Wilson) Belding; and he was educated in the public schools of Massachusetts. Mr. Belding was one of the founders of the firm of Belding Bros., and is now secretary and manager of the manufacturing part of the business of Belding Bros. & Co. He is also president of the Belding Land & Improvement Co.; vice-president of the Belding Savings Bank, and director of the Spencer Electric Light & Power Co., and the Belding Gas Co., all of Belding, Mich.; director of the James J. Regan Co. of Rockville, American Mills Co., the Rockville National Bank, and People's Savings Bank, all of Rockville, Conn.; member of and director of the Belding, Paul Co., Limited, Montreal, Can., and sold out to new stock company called Belding, Paul, Corticello Co., and director of the CarisonCurrier Co., San Francisco, Cal. Mr. Belding is a member of the New York Club of New York. He married at Shelburne Falls, Mass., Jan. 6, 1870, Lizzie S. Merrick, by whom he has a daughter, Florence M., and a son, Fred N. Belding.

Belknap, Waldron Phoenix, director Albert B. Ashforth, Inc.; 10 E. 33d St., New York City, was born, N. Y. City, Feb. 8, 1873; son of Robert Lenox and Mary Phoenix (Remsen) Belknap; educated in Lawrenceville School and Cornell Univ.; married, Galveston, Tex., April 21, 1898, Ray Sealy Hutchings; one son,

Waldron P., Jr. Dir. Advertising Corporation of America; pres. and dir. Richmond Co. Country Club Real Estate Co. Served in Squadron A., N.G.N.Y., 1895-1900. Presby'n; trustee and treas. B'd Presby'n Ch. on University Pl.; on B'd of Mg’rs of Am. Bible Soc. Mem. Psi Upsilon fraternity, Soc. of the Cincinnati, Soc. Colonial Wars, Sons of Revolution; pres. Alumni Assn. of Lawrenceville Sch. Clubs: Richmond Co. Country, Down Town Assn., Cornell Univ.

Bell, Charles Webster, United States congressman from the ninth district of California, was born June 11, 1857, in Albany, N. Y. He has been a member of the California State Senate. He was elected to the sixty-third congress for the term of 1913-15; and resides in Pasadena, Cal.

Bell, Fred C., banker; born in Massachusetts, Oct. 25, 1862; son of Joseph S. and Sarah (Packer) Bell; married, Alton, Ill., June 15, 1892, Clara Leyhę. Republican; Presbyterian. Woodlawn Improvement Association, United Charities of Chicago, Woodlawn Park Masonic Lodge, Royal Arch Mason, Shriner. Club: South Shore Country. Residence: 6330 Woodlawn Ave. Office: 1206 E. 63d st., Chicago.

Bell, George Huston, born Mount Sidney, Va., Aug. 10, 1866; parents William and Lavinia Huston; educated Augusta Military Institute; graduated Univ. Va., 1897; lic. New York and Va.; deg. M.D., Univ. of Va., 1897, interne N. Y. Eye and Ear Infirmary, 1898-1899; senior asst. surgeon N. Y. Eye and Ear Infirmary; mem. Co. Society American Medical, Fellow N. Y. Academy of Medicine; American Ophthalmological Society; New York Ophthal. Society; Society Med. Juris.; Southern Society; Alumni Society, N. Y. Eye and Ear Infirmary; Alumni Society of Phi Kappa Psi and Nu Sigma Phi Fraternities; City Club and Ardsley Country Club. Office, 40 E. 41st St., N. Y. City. Hours, 9-1, 4:30-6 p. m. Tel. Bryant 1221. Married on Sept. 27 to Miss Florence Winifred Collings.

Bell, John C., ex-congressman, of Montrose, Colo.; born Grundy Co., Tenn., Dec. 11, 1851; son of Harrison and Rachel (Laxson) Bell; educated in private schools; entered practice of law in early life, county attorney Saguache, Colo., 1874-76, Lake City, Colo., 1876-85, Montrose, Colo.; since 1885 Judge of 7th Judicial District 1888-1892; member 53d to 57th Congresses ; associate judge of Colorado Court of Appeals since Feb., 1913; married Susie Abernathy of Alto, Tenn., August, 1881; Democrat; member of U.S. Industrial Commission,

Bell, James Stroud, flour miller, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., June 30, 1847; son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Faust) Bell; educated in public school and Central High School, Philadelphia; married at Philadelphia, Jan. 8, 1873, to Sallie Montgomery Ford. Began business life as clerk with father in firm of W. and S. Bell, Philadelphia, 1864; admitted to firm of Samuel Bell and Son in 1868; withdrew from firm in 1888 and removed to Minneapolis; partner in firm of Washburn, Martin & Co., 1888-89; president since 1889 of Washburn-Crosby Co., manufacturing flour at Minneapolis; Buffalo, N. Y.; Louisville, Ky.; Great Falls,

Mont.; and Kalispell, Mont.; largest milling concern in United States, and larger flour output than any other company in the world. Also vice-president St. Anthony and Dakota Elevator Co., Barnum Grain Co.; president Royal Milling Co.; director for many years of Northwestern National Bank, Minneapolis. publican (stalwart). Presbyterian. Clubs: Minneapolis, Minikahda, Lafayette, Chicago Club, Union League (Philadelphia). Director Chicago, Great Western Railway Co.

Bell, Thomas Montgomery, congressman, was born in 1861 in Georgia. He is prominently identified with the business and public affairs of Gainesville, Ga.; and was elected a member of the fifty-ninth, sixtieth, sixty-first and sixty-second congresses. He was re-elected to the sixty-third congress for the term of 1913-15; and resides in Gainesville, Ga.

Belmont, Oliver Hazard Perry, legislator, financier; born in New York City, Nov. 12, 1858; son of the late August Belmont. He was graduated from the United States Naval Academy, Sept. 30, 1876, subsequently serving in the navy and resigning in 1876. He was formerly a member of the August Belmont & Co., bankers, and is now a director of the Night and Day Bank. He was a member of the National Democratic Convention of 1901, and served in Congress from 1901 to 1903, from the Thirteenth New York District. He is a member of the Brook, Racquet and Tennis, New York Athletic, Union, Knickerbocker, Manhattan, Metropolitan, Lawyers', Meadow Brook, Lambs', New York Yacht, Turf and Field, University and New York Clubs of New York, and the Metropolitan Club of Washington. He married in New York City, in 1896, Mrs. Alva (Smith) Vanderbilt. Residence: 677 Fifth Ave. Address: 1 Madison Ave., New York City.

Beman, Samuel A., jurist, of Malone, N. Y., was born at Chateaugay, N. Y., Aug. 21, 1843; capt. 27th Separate Co., N.G. N. Y.; mem. B'd Ed’n; mem. Assembly; county judge and surrogate, Franklin Co., N. Y.

Benedict, A. L., physician, born in Buffalo, N. Y., 1865; son of Nathan Gregory Benedict, Jr., and Gracia Skinner (Smith) Benedict. He was graduated from the University of Michigan, A.B., from the University of Buffalo, M.D., from the University of Pennsylvania, M.D. and the Ohio Wesleyan University conferred upon him the degree of A.M. He was appointed to the United States Marine Hospital Service in 1890, but did not serve; he held various teaching positions in professional schools, including professorship in physiology in the Dental Department, University of Buffalo, from 1896 to 1901; superintendent of ethnology at the Pan-American Exposition, 1900-01; associate editor Medical and Surgical Reporter, and editor of the American Therapist of New York. Dr. Benedict has been a vice-president of the Medical Academy of Medicine, councilor of the American Gastro-enterologic Association; is a member of the American Medical Association (gold medal in medicine), Medical Society of the State of New York (twice prize essayist; member of the Historical Society, Society of Natural Sciences, Buffalo, Delta

Upsilon fraternity (president of Michigan Chapter and Western New York Alumni Association), Buffalo Medical Journal. His favorite recreation is American archeology. He is a member of the University Club, the Buffalo Historical Society and the Sons of the Revolution. Residence: 228 Summer St., Buffalo, N. Y.

Benedict, Charles M., 106 West 37th St., New York City; residence, 204 West 119th St., born in Dundee, N.Y., Nov. 9, 1858. Educated at Oakside Seminary, Unionville, N.Y. Member Republican and New York Athletic Clubs, and 7th Regiment Veterans Association, Society of Exempt Members of the Second Co., 7th Regiment, N.G., N.Y., and trustee Washington Continental Guard; assistant treasurer and credit manager Boynton Furnace Co., New York City.

Benjamin, Walter Romeyn, publisher and dealer in historical documents, 225 Fifth Ave., New York City, was born at Guilford, Conn., Sept. 24, 1854; son of Park and Mary Brower (Western) Benjamin; graduate Union Coll., A.B., 1874; A.M., 1877; married at New York City, Nov. 1, 1899, Rachele Maria Carolina Toussaint de Saint Seigne, Baroness de Saint Seigne; children: Park, born 1900; Ottavia, Clelia, Maria Victoria Yolanda. Journalist in Schenectady and Saratoga; 11 years on N. Y. Sun, publisher and editor of The Collector; collector of historical documents since 1887. Republican; formerly mem. Rep. Co. Com. N. Y. City. Catholic. Formerly historian S.A.R.; mem. National Union.

Bennett, Darwin Herman, merchant, banker and public official of Bridport, Vt., was born May 18, 1853, in Bridport, Vt. He received the rudiments of his education in the Bridport common schools; and attended private schools in Vermont and Massachusetts. Since 1875 he has been a dealer in general merchandise at Bridport, Vt.; and most of the time since 1875 has been postmaster; and for the past twenty-five years treasurer of the town. Since 1895 he has been a director of the National Bank of Middlebury, Vt., and its vice-president.

Bennett, Harry Wiggin, banker, born at Alton Bay, N. H., Feb. 6, 1866; son of S. C. and Mary Belle (Wiggin) Bennett; attended common schools; married, Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 23, 1891, Agnes P. Smith; children: Thomas Wiggin, Dick Woolson, Harry Wiggin, Jr. Began business life in mercantile lines and became manager of Woolson Spice Co. at Kansas City, Mo. Later was for six years in the republic of Mexico; since 1902 in N. Y. City, engaged in banking and investment business; now head of firm of H. W. Bennett & Co. President F. H. Bennett Biscuit Co., Crimora Manganese Mines Corporation. Republican. Club: Lawyers. Residence: 301 W. 106 Ave. Office 15 Broad St., N. Y. City.

Bennett, James Albert, corporation official, of 4 Irving Pl., New York City, was born, Sterling, N. Y., about 1843; son of James and Emily Andrus (Douglass) Bennett; educated in common schools, Virginia, 1863; Eastman's Business Coll., Poughkeepsie, N. Y.; N. Y. Homæ. Med. Coll., M.D., 1871; married, N. Y. City, 1876, Matilda Booraem Wilmurt; children: James


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Albert, Jr. (deceased); Emily B. (Mrs. Robert M. Rogers); Ma-
tilda (Mrs. Leo C. Stern); Wilmurt A., Stanley R. Moved to
N. Y. City, 1864, and entered employ Manhattan Gas Light Co.
Later Ass't chief clerk, then chief clerk; on consolidation of Gas
Companies in 1884, appt'd ass't supt., later supt. of Branch 2,
Consolidated Gas Co. of N. Y.; promoted ass't sec., 1901; treas.,
1903, which office still holds. Also treas. Astoria Light, Heat &
Power Co.; V.-P. and dir. Andrew J. Robinson Co., bld’rs; mg'r
Am. Tract Soc.; trustee Harlem Savings Bank; dir. U. S. Fire
Ins. Co., and Ball Electric Illuminating Co. Independent Re-
publican; Baptist. Mem. N. Y. County Home. Med. Soc., Cayuga
Co., N. Y. Soc., Bapt. Social Union, Nat. Geog. Soc.; senior mem.
Am. Inst. of Homeopathy; life mem. Masons, and N. E. Soc.
Dir. Y.M.C.A., N. Y. City, Jennie Clarkson Home for Children,
Valhalla, N. Y.; dir, and treas. N. Y. City Baptist Mission Soc.;
pres. B'd Trustees Southern N. Y. Baptist Ass'n.

Benoliel, Sol. D., electro-chemical engineer, born in New York City, June 1, 1874, son of David J. and Pauline (Wassermann) Benoliel. He was graduated from College of the City of New York, as B.S. in 1893, Columbia University School of Mines as E.E. in 1896, and from the Columbia School of Pure Science, with the degree of A.M. in 1896. 1897-1901, instructor electricity, physics and chemistry, Adelphi College, Brooklyn, N. Y. In 1901 and 1906, as general manager and electro-chemist of Roberts Chemical Company, Niagara Falls, N. Y., he perfected a new process for the production of caustic potash and chemically pure muriatic acid by means of the electric current; rebuilt company's entire plant after their fire on Sept. 14, 1905. He resigned from Roberts Chemical Company, Oct. 1896, to become general manager of the International Chemical Company of Camden, N. J. In 1899-1901, lecturer Brooklyn Institute, Arts and Sciences and Board of Education, New York City and Brooklyn. He is a member of the Treasurer Home and School League, city of Philadelphia, the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, National Geographic Society, and American Electro-Chemical Society. Mr. Benoliel married in New York City, June 1, 1897, Therese L. Lindeman, and they have three children. Address : 4508 Locust St., Philadelphia.

Bensley, Benjamin Arthur, University of Toronto, Toronto, Can., was born at Hamilton, Can., Nov. 5, 1875. A.B., Toronto, 1896; Senff fellow, Columbia, 1899-1900, Ph.D., 02. F.R.S.C. Lecturer zool., Toronto, 1902-06, assoc. prof., 1906; prof., 1914; M.A.A.; Soc. Vert. Paleont.; Asst. Anat. General mammalian and marsupial evolution.

Director of Royal Ontario Museum of Zoology.

Bentley, Gordon Mansir, educator and entomologist of Knoxville, Tenn., was born Sept. 23, 1876, in Great Barrington, Mass. He received the degrees of B.S.A. and A.M. from Cornell College. Since 1908 he has been assistant professor of entomology in the University of Tennessee. Since 1909 he has been state entomologist of Tennessee.

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