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He was educated in its public schools and is a graduate of the Law School of the University of Cincinnati. In November, 1898, when thirty-seven years of age he was elected to his present position and was re-elected to a second term. Is now in the practice of law at Cincinnati.
Phelan, Michael Francis, United States congressman from the seventh district of Massachusetts, was born Oct. 22, 1875, in Lynn, Mass. He has been a member of the Massachusetts house of representatives. He was elected to the sixty-third congress for the term of 1913-15; and resides in Lynn, Mass.
Phelps, Charles Henry, lawyer, of 30 Broad St., N.Y. City, was born, California, Jan. 1, 1853; son of Charles W. and Mary W. (Smith) Phelps; educated Univ. of Calif.; grad. Harvard, LL.B.; married, California, 1878, Mary Booth; one daughter, Eleanor. Has an extensive practice of law in N.Y. City as senior mem. firm Phelps & East; is a trustee of many large 'estates. Republican. Mem. Assn. Bar City of N.Y. Clubs: Union League, Century.
Phoenix, Lloyd, ex-officer of the United States Navy; born in New York, 1841; entered Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1857; was graduated in 1861 after full four-year course; warrant as midshipman, June 1, 1861; warrant as master, July 18, 1861; commission of lieutenant, July 15, 1862; resigned, June 27, 1865. The exigencies of the Government required that cadets at the academy should be placed on board ship at the earliest practicable moment, and hence we find young Phoenix serving as a lieutenant a little more than a year after his entry into the navy. For the ensuing three years Lieutenant Phoenix was engaged in many contests which called for the best qualities of the sailor. So long as he was in active service, with the stimulus of having to face an actual foe, he was well content and found a keen enjoyment in the discharge of his duties. But after the war came the beginning of those doldrums which cost the navy many officers of fine prominence, such as Nicholson, Kane, O. H. P. Belmont, Jacob Miller, Butler Duncan and others. So Lieutenant Phoenix resigned his commission, with many others, but not the love he had acquired for the sea, for if ever a man was by nature and habit wedded to the ocean, such a one was Lieutenant Phoenix. He became a member of the New York Yacht Club, and has spent much of his life on the water. He is owner of the Intrepid, a three-masted schooner, with auxiliary screw, for use in time of calms, with which he has cruised in many seas. While on one of his cruises Mr. Phoenix was enabled to render valuable assistance in rescuing the officers and crew of the wrecked United States man-of-war Kearsarge, which had been driven on a reef in the West Indies, during a storm, and had become a total wreck. For this humane act he was thanked by the authorities. When not cruising, Mr. Phoenix is very fond of driving fast horses, of which he is the owner of several fine specimens, and he is often seen driving one of these on the Speedway. He is a connoisseur in art, and has a valuable collection of paintings, bric-a-brac, and objects d'art. He is a member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, and of the Union, the Knickerbocker,
the University, the Metropolitan, New York Yacht, SeawanhakaCorinthian Yacht, Larchmont Yacht, Army and Navy, and Turf and Field Clubs of New York City. Address 21 East Thirty. third St., New York City.
Piatt, Frank X., editor, author; born Sept. 10, 1877, in Covington, Ky.; son of Major Benjamin M. and Theodore (Mudd) Piatt; nephew of Donn Piatt, American journalist; a cousin, also of John James and Sarah Piatt, the wedded poets of the Ohio Valley. His great-great-uncle was Jacob Piatt, who served on General Washington's staff, and his great-uncle was John H. Piatt, American soldier, patriot and banker, having established the first bank west of the Alleghenies; cousin of the late George H. Miles, Catholic poet. Frank X. Piatt was educated at La Sallette Academy, Covington, Ky., and St. Francis Xavier College, Cincinnati, O.; married, April 30, 1907, to Griselda Hewitt. Is president and editor of the Home and Country Publishing Co., publishers of Home and Country, one of the leading periodicals for women; contributor to Munsey's, Lippincott's, Harper's, Progress and others, in verse and prose. Address : 3738 Edwards Rd., Hyde Park, Cincinnati, O.
Pickering, James R., superintendent car service Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Ry. Office, Chicago, Ill. Born Jan. 3, 1875, at St. Joseph, Mo. Educated in the common schools. Entered railway service 1890 as messenger boy Wabash Rd. at Kansas City, Mo., since which he has been consecutively 1891 to 1892, messenger boy and clerk Chicago & Alton Rd.; 1892 to 1906, clerk, ticket agent and chief clerk Kansas City Suburban Belt (now Kansas City Southern Ry.) ; 1906 to 1907, traveling car accountant Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Ry.; 1907 to 1909, chief freight car distributor ; 1909 to June, 1912, chief clerk to superintendent car service; June, 1912, to April 1, 1912, acting superintendent car service same road; April, 1912, to date, superintendent car service same road.
Pickett, Charles E., banker, lawyer, congressman; born in Iowa, Jan. 14, 1866; son of Edgar and Glorvina (Ballard) Pickett; educated in State University of Iowa, A.B., 1888, LL.B., 1890; married, Louisville, Ky., June 17, 1892, India Ryan; children: India, Edgar Ballard and Charles Joseph. Entered law firm of Mullen & Pickett, 1890, of which is still a member. Vicepresident and director Leavitt & Johnson National Bank, Waterloo, Ia.; director Leavitt & Johnson Trust Co., Waterloo, Farmers Loan & Trust Co., Waterloo. Member Board of Regents of State University of Iowa, 1896-1899; member of Congress since 1909 from 3d Iowa District. Republican. Elk, Knight of Pythias, Mason, Modern Woodman. Address : Waterloo.
Pidcock, Charles W., president and general manager Georgia Northern Ry. Office, Moultrie, Ga. Born Aug. 14, 1867, at White House Station, N.J. Educated in the public schools, at the Military Academy at Oxford, Md., and at business college in Newark, N.J. Entered railway service March 14, 1892, as superintendent Boston & Albany Rd. of Georgia, which position he resigned July 2, 1893; Oct. 6, 1893, again appointed superintendent same
road, which position he held until Nov. 1, 1894, when the road was reorganized as the Georgia Northern Ry., Nov. 1, 1894, to Feb. 18, 1895, superintendent last named road; February, 1895, to August, 1902, vice-president and general superintendent; August, 1902, to December, 1903, vice-president and general manager; December, 1903 to April, 1904, president and general manager; April, 1964, to Jan. 1, 1906, second vice-president; Jan. 1, 1906, to date, president and general manager same road, of which he owns the controlling interest.
Pierce, V. Mott, physician and manufacturer, 663 Main St., Buffalo. Residence, 653 Main St. Educated at Harvard and Buf falo University. Formerly president of the Proprietary Association of America; also of Association of American Advertisers. Now president World's Dispensary Medical Association, Buffalo. President Pierce Glass Co., Hamburg, N.Y.; president Pierce Natural Gas Co., Hamburg, N.Y.; vice-president Pierce Coal & Lumber Co., Pierceton, Ala.; vice-president Fifty Associates of California, Los Angeles, Cal. Member Buffalo Club, and Harvard Club, Lodge of the Ancient Landmarks.
Pike, Nelson Cook, real estate and farm loans, financier; born Warren, Ill., Nov. 18, 1848; son of Joseph and Sibyl (Clark) Pike; educated in country schools of Illinois and high school at Lake City, Minn.; married, first, Lake City, Minn., Nov. 30, 1875, Rose N. Manning; second, June 8, 1901, Bertha E. Walter; children: Jay N., Roy M. Started in the printing trade, June, 1869, in office of Lake City Leader, and later at Chicago and Minneapolis until 1879; then as bookkeeper and cashier for Joseph Manning, where continued until after Mr. Manning's death, when became sole proprietor and still continues the business; engaged principally in making farm loans in Wisconsin and Minnesota; director Lake City Bank. Republican; Episcopalian (treasurer St. Mark's Church, Lake City). Was trustee and president of the board of education for some years. Odd Fellow, Mason, Shriner (officer in grand commandery). Recreation: Fishing at Pinehurst, his cottage at Long Lake, near Park Rapids, Minn. Residence: 206 S. Prairie St. Office: 201 E. Lyon Ave., Lake City.
Pike, Roy Melville, capitalist; born San Francisco, Feb. 10, 1878; son Jacob Maybie and Mary (Howell) P. Married Edith Simpson, July 12, 1910, at San Francisco. In Yukon dist., Alaska, 1897 to 1900, headquarters at Dawson, customs brokerage business and agents of British American Steamship Co.; in Cal., dried fruit canning business, 1900-3; organized United Can. Co., 1902; Federal Can. Co., 1904, which were later sold to the American Can. Co. Organized, with W. J. Hotchkiss, Star Lumber Co., with mills in Mendocino Co., Cal., in 1906, and operated same until 1908. Associated with Archibald S. White, N.Y., of White & Co., Bankers, in 1909, being particularly identified with him in the Cincinnati Union Depot Terminal Co., until July, 1912. Since in Cal. Pres. Yolo Water & Power Co.; secty, and director Whitehall Estate, Inc., director Huston Farms Co.; S. F. Representative, White & Co., Bankers, 30 Pine St., New York
City. Clubs: Family, Bohemian, Burlingame Country, Olympic. Res. : 3349 Pacific Ave. Office: Flatiron Bldg., San Francisco, California.
Pilgrim, Charles W., physician of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., was born March 27, 1855, in Monroe, N.Y. House physician of the Bellevue Hospital in 1881-82; assistant physician of Utica State Hospital in 1882-89; with intermission of two years in Europe; for nearly entire time at University of Munich and University of Vienna, and was resident physician of Frauenlinik, Munich, Bavaria, 1885; medical superintendent Willard State Hospital in 1889-93; Hudson River State Hospital of Poughkeepsie in 18931906; appointed, April, 1906, president of the State Commission in Lunacy by Governor Higgins; but resigned May 1, 1907, and returned to the position of superintendent of the Hudson River State Hospital in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He is vice-president of the Poughkeepsie Trust Company; also director of several corporations. Member of the State Medical Society; Dutchess County Medical Society; Bellevue Alumni Association; and Poughkeepsie Academy of Medicine.
Pinn, James Luther, clergyman of 608 East Washington St., Syracuse, N.Y., was born May 12, 1877, in Washington, D.C. He graduated from the Washington High School in 1894; took a post-graduate course in 1894-95; graduated from the Washington Normal School in 1896; attended the Teachers' College and Theological Seminary; Howard University graduate in 1902. He was assistant principal Manassas (Va.) Industrial School during school year 1896-97; taught one year in the public schools of Washington, D.C.; was ordained to the ministry at Washington in 1901. He is now pastor of the Bethany Baptist Church of Syracuse, N.Y., in which settled in November, 1902. He is an active member and officer in Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias.
Pittman, Key, Democrat of Tonopah, Nev.; born in Vicksburg, Miss., Sept. 19, 1872; son of William Buckner Pittman and Catherine (Key) Pittman; educated by private tutors and at the Southwestern Presbyterian University, Clarksville, Tenn.; commenced practice of law at Seattle, Wash., in 1892; was in the Northwest Territory and Alaska from 1897 until the fall of 1901; was one of the committee that formulated the “consent" form of government for Nome; was first prosecuting attorney at Nome, Alaska; in Nome took an active part as one of the attorneys for the mine owners in the celebrated mining litigation which gave rise to Rex Beach's novel called “The Spoilers”; went to Tonopah, Nev., in Jan., 1902; never ran for any office except that of United States senator, but was appointed by the governor of the state as representative to the St. Louis Exposition, the Lewis and Clarke Exposition, and the Irrigation Congress, and by the Supreme Court of the state as its representative to the international congress of jurists and lawyers that met in St. Louis during the exposition; besides being an active practitioner of law, he is identified with a number of business interests in the state and is vice-president of Nevada First National Bank of
Tonopah and the organizer and promoter of Nevada Telephone & Telegraph Co.
Plaisted, Frank H., assistant director of traffic Southern Pacific Co. Office New York, N.Y. Born June 9, 1866, at Cincinnati, O. Grammar and high school education. Entered railway service Oct. 7, 1884, as clerk Kansas City, Ft. Scott and Gulf Rd., since which he has been consecutively March 20, 1889, to Jan., 1893, clerk Union Pacific Rd. at Salt Lake City, Utah; Jan., 1893, to Jan., 1896, traveling freight agent at Salt Lake City; Jan., 1896, to May, 1897, traveling freight agent at San Francisco; May, 1897, to 1903, traveling freight agent same road at Boise, Idaho; 1903 to Oct. 1, 1905, district freight and passenger agent Oregon Short Line at Boise ; Oct. 1, 1905, to Jan. 1, 1912, assistant general freight agent same road at Salt Lake City; Jan. 1, 1912, to Feb. 1, 1913, assistant to director of traffic Union Pacific and Southern Pacific Systems; Feb. 1, 1913, to date, assistant to director of traffic Southern Pacific Co.
Plantz, Samuel, president of Lawrence University; born at Gloversville, N.Y., June 13, 1859; son of James and Elsie (Stollar) Plantz. He was graduated from Lawrence University, A.B., 1880, A.M., 1883; was graduated from Boston University, S.T.B., 1883, Ph.D., 1886. In 1890 he went to Germany, where he spent a year in study at the University of Berlin. The honorary degree of D.D. was conferred upon him by Albion College, 1894, and of LL.D. by Baker University, 1905. He was ordained to the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1885 and until 1894 officiated in various churches of that denomination. In 1894 he was elected president of Lawrence University. He is a trustee of Lawrence University, president of the Epworth Assembly, and trustee of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He was a delegate to the General Conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1900, 1908 and 1912. He is member of the Victoria Institute; member Wisconsin Academy of Arts and Sciences; and member of the Wisconsin State Historical Association, Wisconsin Archeological Society, and the National Teachers' Association. Dr. Plantz is a lecturer of much merit and is author of: The Church and the Social Problem. He is also a contributor to Hastings Dictionary of Christ and the Apostles, and to various magazines and periodicals. He married ať Indianapolis, Sept. 16, 1885, Myra A. Goodwin, deceased, and has two daughters. Address: Appleton, Wis.
Platt, Edmund, United States congressman from the twentysixth district of New York, was born Feb. 2, 1865, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He is editor and publisher of the Poughkeepsie Eagle; and is the author of the History of Poughkeepsie. elected to the sixty-third congress for the term of 1913-15; and resides in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Platt, Frank Hinchman, lawyer of 2 Rector St., New York City; born Owego, N. Y., 1856; son of Thomas Collier and Ellen (Barstow) Platt; graduated from Yale University, A.B., 1877; Columbia Law School, 1879; married, N.Y. City, Nov. 1, 1881, Caroline E. Livingston; one son, Livingston. Member of the