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Club, Down Town Association, City Lunch, Princeton, New York
Athletic, New York Yacht, Nasau Indian Harbor Yacht, Green-
wich Country. Residence: The Belnord, Broadway and 86th St.
Office: 21 Park Row, N.Y. City.
Thompson, J. Campbell

, lawyer, of 63 Wall St., N.Y. City, was born Ulster, Ireland, June 2, 1872; son of Joseph and Annie (Campbell) Thompson; educated in Trinity Coll., Dublin, A.B., N.Y. Law School, LL.B.; married Katherine Dorothy Crimmins. Pres. Nestledown Realty Co., treas. United States Hoffman Co., dir. Westchester County Horse Show, Westchester County Fair. Mem. N.Y. Bar Assn., N.Y. Law Inst., Am. Bar Assn., N.Y. County Law Assn., Dwight Alumni. Recreations: Coaching, breeding and exhibiting of heavy harness horses. Clubs: British Universities (dir.), Manhattan, N.Y. Athletic, Lambs, Larchmont Yacht. Residence: Mamaroneck, N.Y.

Thompson, Joseph B., United States congressman at large from Oklahoma, was born April 29, 1871, in Grayson County, Tex. He has been United States commissioner, and is now practicing law. He was elected to the sixty-third congress for the term of 1913-15, and resides in Pauls Valley, Okla.

Thompson, Lawrence K., bond dealer; born, Tuscumbia, Ala., Nov. 14, 1873; son of J. N. and Lucy (Malone) Thompson; educated Bingham School, N.C.; connected with Tuscumbia Banking Co., 1889-90, with Commercial National Bank, Nashville, Tenn., two years, American National Bank, Nashville, 1894-1905, with Bank of Commerce and Trust Co., Memphis, Tenn., as manager bond department since 1907; member of Business Men's Club, Country Club and Chickasaw Club; Roman Catholic.

Thompson, Thomas Payne, life underwriter, banker and litterateur of 1812 Calhoun St., New Orleans, La., was born Nov. 11, 1860, in Montgomery, Ala. He is director of the oldest bank in New Orleans; and chairman of the real estate committee that erected its six-hundred-thousand-dollar office building. He is president of the Greater New Orleans Homestead association, and president of the Bienville Realty company and other corporations. În 1910 he was president of the Century club, and in 1913 was president of the Louisiana historical society. He has the largest private library of Americana in Louisiana, comprising six thousand volumes. He is the author of Louisiana Writers; and Guide to the French Quarter of New Orleans.

Thompson, Walter, clergyman, was born, Troy, N.Y., Jan. 12, 1851; son of John Leland and Mary (Perkins) Thompson; educated Round Hill School, Northampton, Mass.; Amherst College, A.B., 1872, A.M., 1875; Berkeley Divinity School, Middletown, Conn., S.T.D., Hobart College, 1888; married, Troy, N.Y., Jan. 31, 1878, Jessie Fuller; children: J. W. Fuller, Walter, Jr., Jessie Fuller, Dorothy Fuller. Ordained deacon May 22, 1875; ordained priest June 11, 1876; rector Cambridge, N.Y., 1875-76; Waterford, N.Y., 1878-83; St. Philip's in the Highlands, Garrison-on-Hudson, 1883-98; vice-rector St. Paul's Church, Rome, Italy, 1886-87, and (1903-04), Cathedral of St. John the Divine, N.Y., 1900-01 ; chaplain Am. Church, Luzerne, Switzerland, 1904; delegate to Gen.

Conv. Episcopal Ch. for Foreign Churches, 1904. Traveled extensively in U.S., Can., Europe, Asia and Africa. Dir. Fuller & Warren Co., Troy, N.Y., and Fuller-Warren Co., Milwaukee, Wis. Episcopalian. Mem. N.Y. Hist. Soc., Am. Geog. Soc., N.Y. Acad. of Science, N.Y. Museum of Natural History, A.A.A.S., Am. Scenic and Historical Preservation Soc., Mayflower Soc., N.Y., Chi Psi fraternity. Mason. Author: Letters from Palestine, Souvenirs of Remembrance, Sermons and Addresses. Clubs : Troy (Troy). Century, University (N.Y.). Residence: Garrisonon-Hudson, N.Y.

Thompson, William Howard, United States senator from Kansas, was born Oct. 14, 1871, in Crawfordsville, Ind. He has been district judge, and has been identified with Kansas for over thirty-three years. He was elected a member of the United States senate for the term of 1913-19, and resides in Garden City, Kan.

Thomson, Charles M., United States congressman from the tenth district of Illinois, was born Feb. 13, 1877, in Chicago, Ill. He is a lawyer, and served two terms as alderman. He was elected to the sixty-third congress for the term of 1913-15, and resides in Chicago, Ill.

Thomson, John, librarian and author, of Philadelphia, Pa., was born in England. For eight years he was private librarian to Clarence H. Clark of Philadelphia, Pa., and for nearly three years was private librarian for Jay Gould of Irving-on-the-Hudson, N.Y. Since its opening in 1894 he has been librarian of the free library of Philadelphia, Pa. He is the author of “Descriptive Catalogue of Library of C. H. Clark,” in two columns; "Catalogue of Irving Library of Jay Gould,” “Descriptive Catalogue of the Works of Sir Walter Scott for the Free Library," and “Hither and Thither," a volume of literary essays. He is also author of “Fifteen Annual Reports of the Free Library,” and other works.

Thomson, John Edwin, banker; born in St. Louis, Mo., 1851 ; son of Almon and Emma (Lewis) Thomson ; attended schools in St. Louis, Mo., and Cambridge, Mass.; married, St. Louis, 1876, Francis Howel Marston. Began business life as cashier in St. Nicholas Hotel, St. Louis, and from there embarked in banking; 1873, as clerk in Valley National Bank of St. Louis; was afterward connected with the National Bank of Commerce, St. Louis, as clerk, and promoted until resigned as assistant cashier in 1892 to connect himself with Citizens' Bank of St. Louis, 1892-98, then retired from that bank. Republican; Unitarian. Recreations : Traveling, riding, golf, yachting. Clubs: Mercantile, St. Louis, Bellerive County, Harbor Point Golf. Residence: Buckingham Club Hotel. Office: 720 Merchants’-Laclede Bldg., St. Louis, Mo.

Thornburgh, John Minnis, lawyer; born Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 10, 1881 ; son of ex-Congressman Col. Jacob M. and Laura Emma (Pettibone) Thornburgh; educated University of Tenn. and Columbia University, N. Y., graduated from University of Tenn. with degree B.A. 1901, LL.B., 1902, valedictorian; member Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, Knoxville Lodge No. 160, B.P.O.E. ; Past Grand Knight Knoxville Council No. 645 Knights of Colum

bus, member Cotillion Club, Cherokee Country Club, and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Fraternity; admitted to bar to practice in all courts in Tenn., 1902, admitted to practice before Supreme Court of U. S., March 8, 1909; member of Knox Co. Republican Executive Committee since 1906; delegate to Republican Gubernatorial convention, 1910; candidate for Republican nomination Atty.Gen. Knox Co., Tenn., 1910; formerly connected with law firm Cormick, Wright & Frantz, 1903-1905; formed partnership with J. Pike Powers, Jr., in 1905, and has practiced law since under the firm name of Powers & Thornburgh; Catholic; member of Church of Immaculate Conception; married Oct. 11, 1910, to Sara Matlock, of Riceville, Tenn.

Thornton, Gustavus Brown, physician and surgeon of 150 Court st., Memphis, Tenn., was born Feb. 22, 1835, in Bowling Green, Va. In 1862-65 he was chief surgeon of division in the confederate states army. In 1868-77 he was city hospital physician; in 1879-89 and in 1893-98 was president of the Memphis board of health; and in 1881-89 was a member of the state board of health. In 1881-82 he was president of the Tennessee state medical association; and in 1909-10 was president of the Memphis and Shelby county medical society.

Thornton, John Randolph, United States senator from Louisiana; was born in Iberville Parish, La., Aug. 25, 1846. He served as judge of Rapides Parish, La., from 1878 to 1880; was a member of the last state constitutional convention of Louisiana in 1898; member of the board of supervisors Louisiana State University; one of the three Louisiana commissioners to conference on uniform laws for the United States, and vice-president of that body. He was elected Dec. 7, 1910, by the general assembly of Louisiana to fill the unexpired term of Senator McEnery, and took his seat Dec. 12, 1910. His term of service will expire March 3, 1915.

Thropp, Joseph Earlston, was born at Valley Forge, Chester County, Pennsylvania, youngest of a family of twelve children, of Isaiah and Anna Virginia (Workheiser) Thropp. His greatgrandfather on his father's side, James Wood, was the largest coal and iron operator of his time in England. Mr. Thropp's mother was a grand-daughter of Colonel Christian Workheiser and his wife, Mademoiselle Gerardin of Quebec; they, prior to the Revolution, came into Pennsylvania and became owners of the village of Howellville, Chester County, with several hundred acres of land adjoining. Colonel Workheiser and his wife helped establish the quaint old church near Strafford, Pennsylvania, and both lie buried in its churchyard. Joseph E. Thropp received his education in the public schools of Chester County, The Friends Central High School of Philadelphia, and graduated as a civil engineer from The Polytechnic College of the State of Pennsylvania. He was repeatedly re-elected president of the Alumni Association of this college. His first work, along the lines of his profession was in Minnesota in the mountain work in and about Duluth; when he rapidly rose in sixteen months, by persistent hard work, to the rank of division engineer in charge of construction though the youngest civil engineer on the entire road. Called home by the death of his mother, he declined a flattering offer to return west, and accepted a position as assistant superintendent of the Merion Furnaces at Conshohocken. After eighteen months he became a partner of J. B. Moorehead & Co. He superintended the building of a large second furnace in seven months, less than one-third the time required by two neighboring companies each to build a furnace. His first wife was the daughter of the senior partner. While in Conshohocken he took an active interest in Sunday school and church work, political and civic affairs, being urged for the State Senate when but twenty-eight years of age, and later was offered the support of two hundred prominent business men and bankers if he would become an Independent Republican candidate for Congress. This he declined and was the youngest of seven candidates before the regular Republican convention. After a protracted contest he was only defeated by a combination of the older machine candidates. Resigning from the Merion Furnace Company he became the head of the Edge Hill furnace operations as Joseph E. Thropp & Company. In 1887 he married Miriam Douglas Bickley, the eldest and widowed daughter of Colonel Thomas A. Scott, president of the Pennsylvania Railroad and Assistant Secretary of War under President Lincoln. He helped organize and became vice-president of the American Protective Tariff League in New York, a member of the Eastern Pig Iron Association of Pennsylvania and of the Union League of Philadelphia. (From which he resigned in 1889.) In 1889 he became the owner of all the property known as the Everett Iron Company in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Was elected to Congress from Pennsylvania in 1898 to represent the Bedford, Blair, Somerset and Cambria district. Was named on three committees in the House, the only new member so honored, and was spoken of by President McKinley as “one of the most useful new members of Congress sent, in his time, to represent Pennsylvania." In 1906 he acquired the Saxton Furnace properties in Bedford and Huntingdon Coun. ties as well as large holdings in coal lands adjoining and ore lands at Antietam, West Virginia and Catoctin, Maryland. Associated with him at present in his business are his two sons, Douglas Scott Thropp and Thomas A. Scott Thropp. A winter home in Washington at No. 1701 20th Street, N. W., and a summer home at the iron works in Pennsylvania known as Earlston, Pa., are where he passes his time. A member and vestryman of St. Thomas' P. E. Church, Washington, D.C., and of several clubs :-Chevy Chase, Maryland, Riding and Hunt Club of Washington, D.C., and Manufacturers' Club of Philadelphia.

Tiffany, Nelson 0.; resides in Buffalo; was born at Lancaster, N.Y., February 1, 1842; worked on a farm and in a lumber camp, 1860-61; engaged in the furniture business as manager and designer, 1864-67; married Julia Charlotte Chase of Buffalo January 28, 1868; traveled for the Howe Sewing Machine Co. as manager and superintendent of agencies, 1867-77 conducted the sewing machine business in Buffalo on his own account, 1877-82;

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was manager of the New York office of the Household Sewing Machine Co., in 1882; was secretary and general manager of the Masonic Life Association, of Buffalo, from 1884 to 1909. During his connection with the association it has been brought up from a small and unimportant local society to a large and scientifically rated company of large proportions, having over twenty-five millions of insurance in force. He has been president and general manager since 1909. Mr. Tiffany was elected president of National Assn. of Mutual Life Underwriters in 1913—and re-elected for 1914 at the recent convention, held at Mackinac, Mich., in August, 1914.

Tillman, Abram Martin, lawyer; born in Bedford County, Tenn., September 8, 1863; son of Lewis and Mary Catherine (Davidson) Tillman; educated in public and private schools of Shelbyville and Winchester, Tennessee; L.L.B.-L.L.M. Columbian (now George Washington) University Law School, 1886; married Sarah Clayton Ford of Nashville, Tenn., November 28, 1894. Admitted to bar, 1886; U. S. Attorney Middle District of Tennessee, 1898-1914. Member, Tillman & McCall, Lawyers, Van. derbilt Building, Nashville, Tenn. Hermitage Club, Nashville Golf and Country Club and Noelton Country Club. Residence, the Colonial, West End Ave., Nashville.

Tillman, Benjamin Ryan, United States senator from South Carolina, was born Aug. 11, 1847, in Edgefield county, C.C. He followed farming as a pursuit and took no active part in politics until he began the agitation in 1886 for industrial and technical education which culminated in the establishment of the Clemson agricultural and mechanical college at Calhoun's old home, Fort Hill. The demand for educational reform broadened into a demand for other changes in state affairs, and he was put forward the board of trustees of Miami University. He is a trustee of Miami University; and resides in Hamilton, Ohio.

Tillman, George N., attorney-at-law; born Shelbyville, Tenn., January 23, 1851; son Lewis and Mary C. (Davidson) Tillman; English-Scotch-Irish descent; educated and graduated Bethany, W. Va., A.B., 1870; B.L., 1872, Washington, D.C.; member of Legislature 1873; Assistant United States Attorney 1877; United States Marshal 1883; Republican nominee for governor 1896 and again 1908; judge of State Circuit Court 1913-1914; president Board of Trustees of the University of Nashville 1910-14; attorney for N.&D. Railroad for ten years; vice-president Merchants' Bank, 1907, Nashville, Tenn. (sold to First National Bank in 1907); member Christian Church; married, first, Nannie Catherine Miller; second, Martha Washington, 1882; at present engaged in general practice of law in partnership with his son, Lewis Tillman, and is interested in real estate investments and various banking and corporate institutions; he is also a Trustee of University of Nashville and Trustee of Fanning Orphan school.

Timmerman, Henry P., industrial commissioner Canadian Pacific Ry. Office, Montreal, Que. Born Nov. 6, 1856, at Odessa, Ont. Entered railway service, 1872, since which he has been consecutively, 1872 to 1874, operator Grand Trunk Ry.; 1874 to

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