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firm of O'Brien, Boardman & Platt; and director Rahtjen's Am. Composition Co.; director Central Hudson Steamboat Co., U.S. Express Co. Formerly asst. U.S. dist. atty. Clubs: Sleepy Hollow, University, Union League, Yale, Lotos. Residence: 242 W. 74th St. Address : 2 Rector St., N.Y. City.

Playter, Joseph Hartman, mining engineer; born Newmarket, Ont., Canada; Sept. 5, 1859; son of George and Mary Ann (Wid difield) Playter. Educated in Toronto, Canada; beginning in Toronto Univ.; teacher for several years. Mining and banking business, Kansas and Missouri, 1873-78; mining, Leadville and Denver, Colo., 1878-92; cashier City Natl. Bank, Leadville; mayor and city treas. of Leadville; clerk of State District Court under Justice Luther M. Goddard two terms, and other public offices of trust; Santa Barbara, Cal., 1892-97; mining, Sinaloa and Lower California, Mexico, 1897-1902; professional work in field, California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Mexico, to 1907; since 1907, mining and professional work in Nevada, California and Mexico. Interested in colonization and land development in Mexico and California. Mining engineer and manager Crown Mines. Member Am. Inst. Mining Engrs. Address: Golconda, Nev.

Plimpton, George Arthur, publisher, born in Walpole, Mass., July 13, 1855; son of Galvin Gay and Priscilla (Guild, Lewis) Plimpton. Ile was educated in Phillips Exeter Academy aud Amherst College, A.B., 1876; also attended Harvard Law School, 1876 and 1877. He is head of the firm of Ginn and Co., book publishers. Mr. Plimpton donated to Wellesley College, 1904, in memory of his wife, a library of early manuscripts and first editious of nearly all Italian writers, making it the best library of Italian literature in this country, and gave the Plimpton Play. ing Fields to Phillips Exeter Academy. He is possessor of the most complete collection of early school books in the world. He is a member of the College Board of the Presbyterian Church, trustee of Amherst and Barnard Colleges, Union Theological Seminary, and Phillips Exeter Academy; treasurer of Barnard College and the Academy of Political Science; a member of the Board of Managers of the New York State Colonization Society; treasurer of Carnegie Church Peace Union; trustee Constantinople College for Women; director of the Union Exchange Bank, and a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, New England Society, American Geographical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Ardsley, Century, Grolier University, Worcester Antiquarius Society, and Barnard Club of New York City, and Union Club of Boston. He married in Holyoke, Mass., in 1892, Frances Taylor Pearsons, who died in 1900. Residence: 61 Park Ave. Office 70 Fifth Ave., New York City.

Plumley, Frank, lawyer, born at Eden, Vt., Dec. 17, 1844; son of William and Eliza Plumley. He was educated in public schools and Michigan University and was admitted to the bar. He was state's attorney of Washington County, Va., 1876-1880; U.S. attorney for Vermont, 1889-1894; member of the House of Repre

sentatives of Vermont, 1882; member of the Senate (Vermont) and president pro tempore, 1894; delegate-at-large to the Republican National Convention of 1888. Mr. Plumley was umpire by appointment of President Roosevelt of the Mixed Commissions of Great Britain and Venezuela and of the Netherlands and Venezuela sitting at Caracas in 1903; umpire of the FrenchVenezuela Commission sitting at Northfield, Vt., by selection of the two countries in 1905; judge of the Court of Claims, 1902; chief judge of same 1904-1906. He is a member of the American Society of International Law; and is trustee of, and lecturer on International Law at Norwich University from which he has received the degrees of A.M. and LL.D., also LL.D. from University of Vermont. Was elected to congress, H. of R., in 1908; re-elected in 1910 and 1912. He married at Eden, Vt., Aug. 9, 1871, Lavinia L. Fletcher, who died January 31, 1906, and they have two children. Address: Northfield, Vt.

Plummer, William Ward; born Buffalo, N.Y., Dec., 1876; parents, W. E. Plummer, Jr., and Cecilia S. Davis; married Grace Walbridge, September, 1908; educated in Buffalo High School; Hobart Coll., 1898; graduated from Univ. of Buffalo, 1902; lic. New York, 1904; deg. B.L. and M.D.; lecturer surg.; asst. prof. and orth. surg., Univ. of Buffalo; orthopedic surg., Buffalo General Hosp.; Children's Hosp.; surg., Erie Co. Hosp.; mem. New York State; Erie Co., Med.; Buffalo Acad. Med. Author of papers on orthopedic surgery; regular; specialty, orthopedic surgery. Residence and office: 523 Franklin St., Buffalo, N.Y.; 24 p. m. and by appt. Tels. Tupper 378, Frontier 17252. Mem. Am. Orthopedic Association,

Poindexter, Miles, United States senator from Washington, was born at Memphis, Tenn., April 22, 1868. He was elected judge of the Superior Court of the district in November, 1904; remained upon the bench from that time until nominated for congress in the newly created third district at the primary election Sept. 8, 1908; was elected to the sixty-first congress; was elected United States senator by the Washington legislature Jan. 18, 1911. His term of service will expire March 3, 1917.

Poirier, Alfred, physician; b. June 2, 1871, at St. Jean de Matha, P.Q., Canada; ed. at Joliette College, Canada (Bachelier, with Prince of Wales prize); Laval Medical School, Canada (M.D.); and Paris Medical School, France. Engaged in the practice of medicine; served on School Board in the Town of Burrilville, R.I., 1904-06; secretary of Rhode Island FrancoAmerican Society, 1909-10. Member of the Rhode Island Med . ical Society; The Woonsocket Medical Society; The Rhode Island Franco-American Medical Society; L'Unon Saint-Jean-Baptiste d'Amérique; Société Historique Franco-Américaine. Address 401 No. Main St., Woonsocket, R.I.

Polk, William Mecklenburg, physician; born Ashwood, Maury County, Tenn., Aug. 15, 1844; son of Rt. Rev. Leonidas Polk (Episcopalian bishop of Louisiana and later lieut.-genl. C.S.A.); graduated from Va. Mil. Inst., 1861; entered army of Confederate states as cadet from Mil. Inst., 1861, and became captain in

adjutant and inspector-general's dept.; after war studied medicine in Coll. Phys. and Surg. (Columbia), M.D., 1869; LL.D., 1904; LL.D., Univ. of the South (Sewanee), 1894; LL.D., Univ. of Ga., 1913. Married Ida A. Lyon. Since 1869 engaged in practice of medicine in N.Y. City. Formerly prof. therapeutics Bellevue Hosp. Med. Coll. and afterward prof, obstetrics and gynecology in med. dept. of Univ. of N.Y.; dean and prof. of gynecology Cornell Univ. Med. Sch.; gynecologist to Bellevue Hosp.; consulting gynecologist to St. Luke's, St. Vincent's and N.Y. Lying-in Hosps., and N.Y. Infirmary for Women and Children. Author: “Leonidas Polk, Bishop and General” (biography); also many contributions to med. journals and proceedings. First lieut. U.S.A. Med. Reserve Corps, formerly first lieut. artillery and asst. chief of artillery, Polk's Corps, Army of Tennessee, C.S.A. Vestryman Trinity Corporation, N.Y. City. Pres. N.Y. Acad. of Medicine (1910-14), Am. Gynecol. Soc. (1896); N.Y. Obstet. Soc. (1884); vice-pres. Continental Anglo-Am. Med. Soc. of Paris; mem. Am, Med. Assn., Southern Surg. & Gynecol. Assn., Harvey Soc., Practitioners Soc., Med. & Surg. Soc., Med. Soc. County of New York, Am. Coll. of Surgeons, International Soc. of Surgery, Societe Obstetricale et Gynecologie of Paris, Royal Soc. of Medicine, England; Societe Belge de Gynecologie et Obstetrique, Bruxxelles, Congres Periodique Int. de Gynecologie et Obstetrique et de Pediatrie (one of the founders), Societe International Chirurgie, Am. Assn. Advancement of Science, Academy of Political Science, Am. Academy of Polit. & Social Science, N.Y. Academy of Sciences, Am. Museum of Natural History, N.Y. Zool. Soc., Civil Service Reform Assn., Soc. of the Cincinnati, Sons of the Revolution, Tennessee Soc., Southern Soc., Am. Assn. Highway Improvement, National Highway Protective Society. Clubs: Army & Navy (Washington, D.C.), Aztec (pres.), Century Association, Metropolitan, Church. Address: 7 East 36th St., New York City.

Pollard, Don Carlos, merchant, banker; born Plymouth, Vt., April 25, 1840; son of Rowland P. and Mary Ann (Shedd) Pollard; attended Green Mountain Academy, 1856-1857, Chester Academy, 1858-1860; married, Plymouth, Vt., Jan. 5, 1861, Sarah J. Moor. Started country store in Plymouth, 1860; moved to Proctorsville, Vt., 1863, and engaged in dry goods and grocery business and later in wholesale and retail grocery business at Keene, N.H., as Pollard & Co.; at Proctorsville, in lumber, hardware, etc., since 1894; president National Black River Bank; treasurer Proctorsville Manufacturing Co. Secretary and treasurer village of Proctorsville; treasurer of Town of Cavendish. Elected to the State Senate from Windsor Co., 1912-1913. Democrat; Universalist. President Fletcher Library Board. Mason (32°), Knight Templar and Shriner; Odd Fellow; treasurer Proctorsville Fraternal Society. Address : Proctorsville.

Polley, Samuel C., lawyer and jurist of Pierre, S.D., was born Jan. 13, 1864, in Houston County, Minn. He graduated from the University of Minnesota ; and in 1890-1913 practiced law in Deadwood, S.D. In 1901-02 he was state's attorney of Lawrence

County; and in 1909-12 was secretary of state for South Dakota. He is judge of the Supreme Court of South Dakota for term of 1913-19.

Pollock, William Walker, banker; born Port Perry, Pa., Dec. 4, 1866; son of William and Sarah E. (Walker) Pollock; educated in Mexico public schools; married, Mexico, Mo., June 11, 1890, China R. Gibbs. Engaged in milling and grain business since leaving school. President and director North Missouri Trust Co., Mexico, Mo., since March 28, 1903; secretary, treasurer and director The William Pollock Milling and Elevator Co.; director Farmers' Bank, Belliflower. Democrat. Member Mexico Business Men's Association. Trustee and director Hardin College. Elk. Recreation : Farming. Address: Mexico.

Pomerene, Atlee, United States senator from Ohio, was born at Berlin, Holmes County, O., Dec. 6, 1863. He was elected and served as city solicitor from 1887 to 1891; was elected prosecuting attorney of Stark County in 1896, serving three years; was a member of the honorary tax commission of Ohio, appointed by Gov. Andrew L. Harris in 1906; was chairman of the Ohio state democratic convention at Dayton, O., held in June, 1910, which nominated him for lieutenant-governor on the ticket with Gov. Judson Harmon; he was elected lieutenant-governor Nov. 8, 1910, and the general assembly on Jan. 10, 1911, elected him United States senator to succeed Senator Charles Dick. His term will expire March 3, 1917.

Pond, Charles Hobby, with J. P. Morgan & Co., 23 Wall St., New York City. Residence Pelham Manor, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Feb. 18, 1860. Educated in New Haven, Conn. (Married Margaret W. Mead.) Treasurer Society of the Cincinnati of the State of Connecticut. Cashier, 1881 to 1912, Drexel, Morgan & Co., now J. P. Morgan & Co. Member New York Athletic Club, Society of Colonial Wars, Sons of the Revolution and Connecticut Society of the Cincinnati.

Pool, Eugene Hillhouse, physician, of 107 E. 60th St., New York City, was born, N.Y. City; son of John Hillhouse and Sophie Stuart (Boggs) Pool; grad. Harvard, A.B., 1895; Columbia, M.D., 1899; married, N.Y. City, 1904, Esther Phillips Hoppin; children: James Lawrence, born Aug. 24, 1906; Beekman, born Nov. 24, 1909. Engaged in practice of medicine in N.Y. City. Mem. Soc. Colonial Wars. Clubs: University, Harvard, Apawamis.

Pool, Raymond John, Station A, Lincoln, Neb. Botany. Born Wabash, Neb., April 23, 1882. A.B., Nebraska, 1907; A.M., 1908; Ph.D., 1913; Chicago, summer, 1908. Asst. bot., Nebraska, 190507; instr., 1907-09; adj. prof., 1909-10; asst. prof. and curator of herbarium, 1910 to date. Pres. biol. sec. Neb. State T. Assn., 1912; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Xi; director Neb. Bot. Surv., 1907 to date. On staff biol. sta., Michigan, 1910. F.A.A.; Forestry Assn.; Neb. Acad. (treas., 1909; assoc. prof., 1911). Histology of the Artemisia formation; ecological anatomy; forest ecology. The flora of Nebraska; floral succession; forest encroachment in eastern Nebraska; parasitic fungi; sand dune veg. 'etation.

Poole, Adam J., superintendent motive power Seaboard Air Line Ry. Office: Portsmouth, Va. Born Oct. 16, 1869, in Georgia. Educated in the common schools. Entered railway service May, 1888. as machinist apprentice Central of Georgia Ry. at Macon, Ga.; since which he has been consecutively to Oct., 1895, two and one-half years air brake repairman at Savannah; one year air brake repairman Florida Central & Peninsular Rd. at Fernandina, Fla.; one year with Western & Atlantic Rd. at Atlanta, Ga.; Oct., 1895, to 1908, air brake repairman, roundhouse foreman, general foreman, engineer, master mechanic and general master mechanic Seaboard Air Line Ry.; 1908 to date, superintendent motive power same road.

Poore, Henry Rankin, artist; born at Newark, N.J., March 21, 1859; son of Daniel W. and Susan (Ellis) Poore. He was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, 1883, studied art with Peter Moran and at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, National Academy of Design, and with Lumenais and Bouguereau in Paris. In 1891 he traveled for the U.S. government, writing and illustrating among the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico. In 1893 he made a tour of England painting hounds and hunting scenes, and among others painted the queen's stag hounds, at Ascot Heath. He was director of the Art School of Chautauqua, 1896-1902, and has been a lecturer on pictorial composition at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts since 1904. He received medals at the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition, and the St. Louis International Exposition; was awarded the Hallgarten prize from the National Academy of Design, and a two-thousanddollar prize from the American Art Association of New York, and a gold medal at the International Exposition of Buenos Ayres. He is an associate of the National Academy of Design. He is a member of the Philadelphia Sketch Club (ex-president), the Art Club, the Delta Phi Fraternity, Eta Chapter, and the Salmagundi and Lotos Clubs of New York City. He is author of: Pictorial Composition; The Critical Judgment of Pictures, and Figure Composition, and of lectures and articles on these and similar topics. In 1914 published The Conception of Art (Putnams). He married at Worcester, Mass., in June, 1896, Katherine Goodnow Stevens. Address : 45 Ridge Street, Orange, N.J.

Pope, Augustus, assistant general manager Georgia & Florida Ry., office Augusta, Ga. Entered railway service Aug. 1, 1856, since which he has been consecutively Aug. 1, 1856, to April 15, 1865, local freight and ticket agent Montgomery & West Point Rd., Montgomery, Ala.; Aug. 15, 1868, to Jan. 15, 1871, general freight agent Western & Atlantic Rd., Atlanta Ga.; Jan. 15, 1871, to Aug. 15, 1880, general freight and passenger agent Wilmington & Weldon and Wilmington Columbia & Augusta Rds., Wilmington, N. C.; Aug. 1, 1873, to Sept. 1, 1878, general freight and passenger agent Charlotte, Columbia & Augusta Rd.; Jan. 15, 1871, to Aug. 15, 1880, also general freight and passenger agent Atlantic Coast Line; Aug. 15, 1880, to Aug. 31, 1882, general passenger and ticket agent Associated Rys. of Virginia and the Carolinas; Sept. 1, 1882, to March 1, 1886, general passenger and

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