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ticket agent Norfolk & Western Rd.; March 1, 1886, to Feb. 1, 1892, general freight agent same road; Jan. 1, 1892, to Feb. 1, 1892, also general eastern agent Great Southern Dispatch Fast Freight Line; Feb. 1, 1892, to July 1, 1894, secretary Southern Railway & Steamship Association; July, 1894, to Aug. 15, 1895, general freight and passenger agent Savannah Americus & Montgomery Ry.; Aug. 15, 1895, to July 1, 1900, general freight and passenger agent Georgia & Alabama Ry., successor to the Savannah Americus & Montgomery Ry.; July 1, 1900, to Nov. 15, 1900, assistant general freight agent Fourth division Seaboard Air Line Ry., embracing the former Georgia & Alabama Ry.; Nov. 15, 1900, to Feb. 15, 1902, assistant general freight agent Fourth and Fifth divisions Seaboard Air Line Ry.., embracing the former Georgia & Alabama and Florida Central & Peninsular Rys., at Savannah, Ga.; Feb. 15, 1902, to June 15, 1906, assistant general freight agent same road at Portsmouth, Va., June 15, 1906, to Jan. 6, 1912, traffic manager Georgia & Florida Ry., at Augusta, Ga.; Jan. 6, 1912, to March 1, 1913, assistant general manager Georgia & Florida Ry., at Augusta; March 1, 1913, to date, special representative.
Porter, James G., treasurer and general manager Woodstock Ry. Office: Woodstock, Vt. Born Oct. 2, 1841, at Hartford, Vt. Educated in the common schools. Entered railway service Aug. 1, 1868, since which he has been consecutively to July, 1875, station agent Central Vermont Ry, at Woodstock station, Hartford, Vt.; Oct. 1, 1875, to Sept. 15, 1899, superintendent Woodstock Ry.; Jan. 1, 1881, to date, treasurer same road; Sept. 15, 1899, to date, general manager, general freight and ticket agent and purchasing agent same road.
Porter, John Henry, broker, director and financier, of 975 Grant St., Denver, Colo., was born Aug. 17, 1876, in Cimarron, N.M. He was educated at Holbrook Military Academy, Andover Academy and Yale, and received the degree of Ph.B. He is interested in lands and live stock, and is a member of the bond and investment firm of Boettcher, Porter and Co. He is secretary and treasurer of the Oak Hill Coal Co., and of the Moffat Coal Co., and is a director of the Denver National Bank, the International Trust Co., the Denver Gas and Electric Light Co. and other corporations.
Porter, Miles (Republican) is a Minnesota product, born in Ceresco Township, Blue Earth County, Dec. 7, 1873. He is a lawyer by profession and a graduate of Mankato Normal School. After his graduation he engaged in hardware business at Vernon Center, during which time was elected five years in succession as president of village council, which office he resigned when he took up the study of law with Senator Frank Clague of Redwood Falls. Admitted to practice in 1908, and located in Mankato, in which city he is now actively engaged in the law business. Mayor of Vernon Center, Minn., five years, one term city attorney of Mankato, one term state representative.
Porter, Stephen Geyer, congressman, was born near Salem, Columbiana County, Ohio, May 18, 1869. He was elected to the sixty-second and sixty-third congresses.
Portlock, W. M., general storekeeper Seaboard Air Line Ry., Norfolk, Va. Born in Sept., 1869, at Lynchburg, Pa. Educated in the public schools, Fishburn Military Academy at Waynesboro, Va., 1886-1887, and at Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va., 1888-1889. Entered railway service 1890, since which he has been consecutively to 1896, clerk store department Norfolk & Western Ry. at Roanoke, Va.; 1896 to 1901, storekeeper same road; 1901 to 1905, chief clerk to general storekeeper Seaboard Air Line Ry. at Portsmouth, Va.; 1905 to 1907, chief clerk to purchasing agent; 1907 to date, general storekeeper same road; assistant to general purchasing agent since Oct. 13 to date.
Post, James D., congressman, was born Nov. 25, 1863, in Fayette County, Ohio. Since 1887 he has practiced law. He was elected to the sixty-second and sixty-third congresses as a Democrat, and resides at Washington Courthouse, Ohio.
Pothier, A. J., governor of the State of Rhode Island, was born in July, 1854, in the Province of Quebec. He was educated at Nicolet College. He is a successful banker and manufacturer of Woonsocket, R.I.; has been mayor of that city; a member of the state board of education, and lieutenant-governor of the State of Rhode Island. In 1909 he was elected governor of the State of Rhode Island; is now serving his term of 1915, and resides in Woonsocket, R.I.
Pothier, William A., coal merchant, Reid and DeKalb Aves., Brooklyn, N.Y.; winter residence, 126 Herkimer St., Brooklyn, N.Y.; summer residence, Sea Gate, N.Y. Harbor. Born in N.Y. City Jan. 14, 1860; educated in Public School No. 35, 13th St. High School, N.Y. City; married; vice-president Bacon Coal Co., Brooklyn, N.Y. Member Invincible Club; treasurer Trinity Club; manager of finances Social Service League Holy Trinity Parish, Independent Royal Arch Lodge, No. 2; member Veteran Association 230 Regt., N.G.S.N.Y., F.&A.M., Lefferts Council No. 1452 Royal Arcanum, Brooklyn City Guard; ex-member Troop C, N.G.S.N.Y.
Potter, Charles Nelson, Associate Justice State Supreme Court of Cheyenne, Wyo., was born Oct. 31, 1852, in Cooperstown, N.Y. Removed to Grand Rapids, Mich., when a child, and was educated in the public schools of that city. Graduated from law department University of Michigan in 1873. For four years he was attorney-general of Wyoming. In 1889 he was elected a member of the constitutional convention at Wyoming. Since 1894 he has been justice of the State Supreme Court of Wyoming and is now serving the term ending in 1919. During eleven years of his first two terms he served as chief justice.
Potter, Edwin Augustus, banker; born, Maine, Sept. 18, 1842; son of William and Pamelia (Gilmore) Potter; educated in Bath, Me.; married, Bath, Me., Oct. 15, 1873, Harriet Berry; children: William Chapman, Edwin A., Jr., Gertrude. Was formerly wholesale merchant, afterwards banker. Formerly president American Trust and Savings Bank, and first vice-president of the Continental National Bank of Chicago; now chairman Board of Directors of the Continental and Commercial Trust and Savings
Bank, and director of the Continental and Commercial National Bank of Chicago. Republican; Episcopalian. Recreations: Horseback riding, golf. Clubs: Chicago, Union League, Athletic, Kenwood, Midday, Midlothean Country, South Shore Country. Residence: 4832 Madison Ave., and Lake Geneva, Wis. Office: Monroe and Clark Sts., Chicago.
Potter, Paul Meredith, dramatist, of New York City, was born June 3, 1853, in Brighton, England. He has been foreign editor of the New York Herald, and American representative at Congress of Dramatic Art, and is connected with the Empire Theatre of New York City.
Potter, William, lawyer, diplomat; son of Thomas and Adaline Coleman (Power) Potter; partial course University of Pennsylvania, class of 1874; married, first, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, April 25, 1878, Jane Kennedy Vanuxem (died Jan. 17, 1897); second, 1899, Hetty Vanuxem (died Aug. 12, 1901); four chil. dren: Frederick Vanuxem (died April, 1885), Adaline Coleman (Mrs. Joseph Walker Wear), Elizabeth Vanuxem (Mrs. William E. Goodman, Jr.), Alice Vanuxem (died April 14, 1909). President of Thomas Potter Sons & Co., Inc.; director Board of City Trusts which has oversight of Girard College, Benjamin Franklin Fund and all other trusts bequeathed to the City of Philadelphia. President Jefferson Medical College and Hospital; trustee Pennsylvania Institute for Deaf and Dumb. United States Minister to Italy by appointment of President Harrison, 1892-1893; special government commissioner to London, Paris and Berlin to negotiate system of marine post offices, 1890; delegate of the United States to the Universal Postal Union, Vienna, 1891; refused the tender of ambassador to Germany from President McKinley, March, 1897; served on the National Relief Commission to Porto Rico during the Spanish-American War. Member of the permanent Relief Committee of Philadelphia; was chairman of the Advisory Board of Citizens called to counsel Mayor Weaver during 1905; nominated on uniform primary by City and Democratic parties for Mayor of Philadelphia, and though defeated secured 97,856 votes against the Republican organization. Member of Council Historical Society of Pennsylvania; director Pennsylvania Society, Sons of Revolution; honorary member New Jersey Society of the Cincinnati; member Society War of 1812. Residence: Chestnut Hill. Office: 1001 Chestnut St., Philadelphia.
Potter, William Plumer, jurist; born in Jackson County, Ia., April 27, 1857; educated in Wisconsin and Iowa public and high schools; entered Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., class of 1879, but did not complete course; received degree of LL.D. from Lafayette College in 1907; entered banking business in Iowa; studied law and was admitted to the Iowa bar. He removed to Pittsburgh, 1881; was admitted to the Pittsburgh bar in 1883; practiced until appointed, Sept. 25, 1900, Justice of the Supreme Court, Pennsylvania, and elected, Nov. 5, 1901, to same position for term of twenty-one years, beginning Jan. 1, 1902. He was, while at the bar, engaged largely in corporation practice. Justice Potter is a member of the American Association for the Ad
vancement of Science, director of Historical Society of Pennsylvania, member of American Historical Society and Art Club of Philadelphia. He is a Republican in politics. He married in 1884, Jessie L. Bacon of Des Moines. Residence: Pittsburgh, Pa.; country home at Swarthmore, Pa. Address: Room 458, City Hall, Philadelphia, Pa., and Room 303, Court House, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Potter, William W., lawyer, of Hastings, Mich., was born Aug. 1, 1869, in Maple Grove Township, Mich. He attended primary schools of township, Nashville High School, State Normal College, Law Department, University of Mich. He taught district school; superintendent of schools in Harrison and Michigan three years; began practice of law in Hastings in 1895; been a member of Board of Education; chairman of Library Commission; was City Attorney for three terms; Prosecuting Attorney for two terms; State Senator for one term; president of the local bar association; trustee of State Bar Association; president of local pioneer society. He is the author of Historical Sketch of Barry County in local atlas; History of Barry County; Law of Interest in Michigan.
Pou, Edward William, congressman, was born Sept. 9, 1863, in Tuskegee, Ala. He practiced law in Smithfield, N.C., and was solicitor in 1890-1900. He was elected to the fifty-seventh, fiftyeighth, fifty-ninth, sixtieth, sixty-first and sixty-second congresses from North Carolina as a Democrat. He was re-elected to the sixty-third congress from the fourth district of North Carolina for the term of 1913-15, and resides in Smithfield, N.C.
Pou, Robert Edward, born Columbus, Georgia, Feb. 1, 1872; parents Joseph F. and Antoinette (Dozier) Pou; educated at Columbus, Ga., graduated Coll. Phys. and Surg., N.Y., 1903; license, New York and Georgia; degree, M.D. ; Vis. Neurologist to LyingIn Hosp.; Asst. Neurologist, Vanderbilt Clinic; Asst. Neurol., Neurological Institute; Polyclinic Hosp. Residence and office: 20 West 50th St., New York City; 10 to 12 a.m.; Tel. Pl. 6430.
Powell, Robert C., wood pattern maker; born Sullivan Co., Tenn., Sept. 19, 1850, English and German descent; son of W. M. and Mary A. (Deck) Powell; father's occupation carpenter; paternal grandparents Robert and Margaret (Wolford) Powell; maternal grandparents Abraham and Elizabeth (Droke) Deck; educated in country schools; married Rhoda Patton, 1885; came to South Pittsburgh, August, 1876; member I.O.O.F., and Past Master F. & A.M.; Republican; member of M.E. Church, Marion Co., Tenn.
Power, Thomas Charles, banker; born, Dubuque, Iowa, May 22, 1839. Edu.: public schools, college; pres., T. C. Power & Co., T. C. Power Merc. Co., Fort Benton Am. Natl. Bank, Helena. U.S. Senator from Mont., 1889-93. Republican. Address: Helena, Mont.
Powers, Caleb, congressman from Kentucky, was born in Whitley County, Ky., Feb. 1, 1869. He was nominated for congress in a Republican primary over his opponent; and was re
elected to the sixty-third congress for the term of 1913-15; and resides in Barbourville, Ky.
Pratt, Walter, Jr., general superintendent sleeping and dining cars and hotel system Canadian Northern Ry. Office Winnipeg, Man. Born Jan. 18, 1869, at Sibbertoft, Northamptonshire, England. Entered railway service 1883 as junior clerk and audit office Canadian Pacific Ry. at Winnipeg, Man., since which he has been consecutively Aug., 1886, to April, 1889, chief clerk purchasing department same road; May, 1889, to Sept., 1890, on construction work; Oct., 1890, to Nov., 1894, accountant sleeping and dining car department; Dec., 1894, to Sept., 1898, sleeping and dining car agent Western division same road; Oct., 1898, to March, 1903, assistant superintendent sleeping and dining cars and hotels western lines same road; May 15, 1903, to Feb., 1911, superintendent sleeping and dining cars and news service Canadian Northern Ry.; Feb., 1911, to date, general superintendent sleeping and dining cars and hotel system same road at Winni
Prendergast, James Maurice, broker; born Boston, Mass., Oct. 29, 1851; son of Jeffrey and Catherine (Conway) Prendergast; educated in public schools of Boston. Director and member Executive and Finance Committees of Boston Elevated Railway Co., The New England Trust Co.; director Second National Bank, Commonwealth Trust Co., Boston & Maine Railroad, Hamilton Woolen Co. Member Board of Park Commissioners of City of Boston, also member of the Finance Committee of the Boston & Maine Railroad and the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Trust Company. Republican; Catholic.
Clubs: Algonquin, New Riding, Athletic, Country, Eastern Yacht (Boston); New York, Manhattan, Catholic (New York). Residence: 135 Bay State Road. Office: 87 Milk St., Boston.
Prentice, John Hill, banker of New York City; born Saybrook, Conn., July 11, 1874; son of John and Caroline (Bill) Prentice; attended St. Mark's School and graduated from Columbia University, A.B., A.M.; married, Philadelphia, June, 1900, Kate S. Harrison; children: Caroline Cooper, Kate de Forest. Member of banking firm of Potter, Choate and Prentice; also director Alabama Great Southern Railroad, and Virginia and Southwestern Railroad. Episcopalian. Member Delta Psi Fraternity. Clubs: Union, Knickerbocker, Racquet, Metropolitan, University, Riding and Brook Clubs, St. Anthony, Midday, Recess, Tuxedo.
Presbrey, Frank, publisher, advertising agent, Fourth Ave. and 31st St., New York City, was born, Buffalo, N.Y., 1855; s. Otis F. and Sarah A. Presbrey; grad. Princeton Univ., class of 1879 (honorary A.M., Princeton, 1890); m. Kentucky, June 12, 1881, Stella Spalding; editor and publisher daily News-Register, Youngstown, O., 1881-1885; founder 1886, and editor until 1894 of Public Opinion, Washington, D.C.; publisher of Forum, N.Y., 1894-1896. Author: Memories of Vacation Days; In Far-Away Vacation Lands; Motoring Abroad, and many magazine articles. Dir. Citizens' Central Nat. Bank, Union Exchange Nat. Bank,