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director Darlington Oil Co.; director Darlington Manufacturing Co., also in several smaller corporations. Democrat. Trustee Darlington Public Schools, president Darlington Business Men's Club, president South Carolina Bankers' Association. tions: Riding, hunting, traveling. Address : Darlington.
Willis, Frank B., congressman, was born Dec. 28, 1871, in Lewis Center, O. He taught school in the Ohio Northern University; and now practices law. He was elected to the sixty. second and sixty-third congresses as a republican; and resides in Ada, 0.
Willis, Gordon; vice-president and secretary Hunkins-Willis Lime and Cement Co.; born Galena, Illinois, May 29, 1859; son of W. B. and Ellen P. (Pratt) Willis; came to St. Louis in 1866; began business career with Wiggins Ferry Co.; was superintendent of car ferry for eight years; then for four years was with R. S. McCormick & Co.; in 1889 became secretary of Thorn & Hunkins Lime and Cement Co. (established in 1875), which was succeeded in 1896 by the Hunkins-Willis time and Cement Co., of which he is vice-president and secretary; on January, 1906, was elected president of National Builders' Supply Association. Re-elected 1907 and again in 1908.
Willis, Pauline, author, of 3 Kensington Gate, London, Eng., was born in 1870 in Boston, Mass. She was educated at the Sacred Heart Convent of Elmhurst, Providence, R.I.; and at private schools in England and at a convent in Paris. She is the author of Willis Records, or Records of the Willis Family of Haverhill, Portland and Boston, and a memoir of her late brother, Hamilton Willis, Barrister at Law, Middle Temple.
Wilson, Alonzo Edes, editor and lecturer; born in Madison, Wis., Feb. 5, 1868; son of James Voorhis and Charlotte A. (Plantz) Wilson. He received his education in Chicago schools. He engaged in newspaper business and editorial work on the St. Paul Times, 1886; Chicago Lever, 1890-1895; secretary and treasurer, 1891-1903, and chairman, 1903-1910 of the Illinois Prohibition State Committee, and is president and general manager of the National Lincoln Chautauqua System ; was secretary of six state and three national conventions, candidate for clerk of the Appellate Court of Cook County, Chicago, 1890, receiving the largest vote ever given ; was candidate for Secretary of State, 1896, and in 1904 elected a member of the house of representatives of the Illinois General Assembly. Mr. Wilson is author of: Prohibition Handbook, 1900, and the American Pro-Year Book, 1901, 1902, 1904, 1905, 1907, 1908, 1909-1910.
1907, 1908, 1909-1910. Member of the National Geographical Society, and the City Club of Chicago. He married in Rockford, Ill., June 14, 1897, Anna Marie Nelson, and has two daughters and a son. Residence: Wheaton, Ill. Office: 106 N. La Salle St., Chicago.
Wilson, Burton Wilbur, lawyer; born Hopkinton, Iowa, Dec. 21, 1872; son Don Amenzo, and Mary Elizabeth (Blackstone) W.; direct descendant (maternal) of Wm. E. Blackstone, author of Blackstone's Commentaries. A.B., Univ. of Nebraska, 1896, LL.B., 1896; LL.B., Columbia Univ., 1901; A.M., 1901. Married Charles
Edna Polk, in 1902, at Lincoln, Nebr. Dir., Secy., and Executive Committeeman, Mexico City Banking Co., S.A.; Dir. and Secy., Consolidated Rolling Mills and Foundries Co., S.A.; Dir. and Secy., Valley Metal Co., S.A.; Dir. and Secy., Garage Mexicano, S.A.; Dir. and Secy., Wibeco Co., S.A., Dir. and Vicepres., Cuatotolapam Sugar Co.; Dir., La Latino Americana, S.A. (Life Insurance Co.); Dir., Secy. and member Executive Committee of Compania Explotadora Petrolifera, S.A.; senior member, firm of Wilson and Baz. Dir. and officer in many other industrial corporations. Member: Am. Soc. of International law, (life); Am. Academy of Political and Social Science, Natl. Munic ipal League, Natl. Geographic Soc., Board of Governors, Univ. Club of Mex. (ex-pres.); Board of Governors of Casino Commer. cial, Board of Governors of Assn. Protectora de Ninos Sin Hogar, Board of Governors Mexico Country Club, International Peace and Amity Committee (secy.); Am. Benevolent Soc. of Mexico (pres.); Astronomical Soc. of Mexico, Alumni Assn. of Columbia Univ. in the Republic of Mexico, Ancient Order Nobles Mystic Shrine, Bar Assn. of the City of New York, Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Delta Phi, Theta Nu Epsilon, Mexico Soc. of New York. One of the founders and editors of “Columbia Law Review.” Clubs : Jockey, Mexico Country, American, Yacht of Chapala, Paseo, Camera Nacional de Comercio. Res. : Calle Real 812 Coyoacan, Mexico, D.F. Office: Mutual Life Building, 505-511, Mexico City, D.F., Mexico.
Wilson, Emmett, United States congressman from the third district of Florida, was born Sept. 17, 1882, in British Honduras. He has been state's attorney. He was elected to the sixty-third congress for the term of 1913-15; and resides in Pensacola, Fla.
Wilson, Thomas Emmet, lawyer; born in Putnam Valley, New York, Oct. 1, 1847; son of Hugh C. Wilson and Mary F. (Wardell) Wilson. He was educated in the public schools and at the Peekskill Military Academy of Peekskill, New York. He was admitted to the bar in Brooklyn, New York, in December, 1868, and has since then been actively engaged in the practice of law in Florida. He was State's attorney for the Seventh Judicial District of Florida from January, 1873, to January, 1877; county solicitor for Orange County, Florida, from 1873 to 1877, for Volusia County, Florida, from 1874 to 1877, and for Brevard County, Florida, from 1875 to 1877. He procured the charter for and became attorney, 1879, of the South Florida Railroad, then the most Southern railroad in the United States, and General U. S. Grant turned the first shovel of earth on its construction in March, 1880; procured the charter for and became attorney of the Florida Midland Railway in March, 1883. He became attorney for the Orange Belt Railway in June, 1886, and procured an extension of the charter to build to St. Petersburg, Florida, and to Sanford, Florida, and procured a charter for the Sanford and St. Petersburg Railroad; was vice-president and general counsel and a director of the Orange Belt Railway, from 1889 to 1893, and general counsel and a director of the Sanford and St. Petersburg Railroad from 1893 to 1895. He procured
charters of incorporation for Sanford, Florida, and St. Petersburg, Florida, both thriving towns, and at different times has been their attorney; and he was postmaster at Sanford from 1877 to 1880. He is president of the Bar Association of Orange and Seminole Counties; bank director of Seminole County; and one of the largest property owners in Orange and Seminole Counties, and in the City of Sanford. Mr. Wilson has traveled around the world, and in 1870 went to Australia and New Zealand and to the borders of the Antarctic Ocean, sailing around the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Lewin and islands south of New Zealand. He is a Republican in politics. He is a charter member of the Orange County (Florida) Bar Association; and a member of the Sanford Herald Co.; he was vice-president of the Florida Bar Association. He married at Sylvan Lake, Florida, July 9, 1900, Lizzie Anna Fox. Address: Sanford, Florida.
Wilson, Woodrow, President, was born at Staunton, Va., December 28, 1856, and is a son of the Rev. Joseph R. Wilson and Jessie Woodrow Wilson, the former a distinguished scholar and clergyman of the Presbyterian Church of the South. His father was a native of Ohio and his mother of Scotland, and his ancestry on both sides is Scotch-Irish. His boyhood days were spent in Augusta, Ga., at Columbia, S.C., and Wilmington, N.C., where he prepared for college with private tutors and at the schools of these places. His real educator, however, was his father, a scholar of high order, for some years professor of the Columbia (S.C.) Theological Seminary, and who closed his career as professor in the Southwestern Theological Seminary, at Clarksville, Tenn. In 1874 he entered Davidson College, North Carolina, remained one year, and in the fall of 1875 went to Princeton College, from which he was graduated in the class of 1879. Following his graduation he entered the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., as a law student, and was graduated in 1881. For two years he practiced law at Atlanta, Ga. In 1883 to 1885 did graduate work at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., in political economy and history; 1885 to 1888, professor of history and political economy at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania; 1888 to 1890, professor in the same branches of science at Wesleyan University. In June, 1890, he was elected professor of jurisprudence and political economy at Princeton University. In 1895 the department was divided and he was assigned to the chair of jurisprudence. In 1897 he was promoted to the McCormick professorship of jurisprudence and politics. In 1902 he was elected president of the university, resigning both that office and his professorship in October, 1910, immediately after his nomination for governor of New Jersey, to which office he was elected November 8, 1910, by a plurality of 49,056 votes. He was married June 24, 1885, to Miss Ellen Louise Axsen (deceased), of a distinguished family of Savannah, Ga.; three daughters, Miss Margaret Woodrow Wilson, Mrs. Francis Bowes Sayre, and Mrs. William Gibbs McAdoo. He is the author of the following works: Congressional Government, in 1885; The StateElements of Historical and Practical Politics, in 1889; Division
and Reunion, in 1893; An Old Master, and Other Political Essays, in 1893; Mere Literature and Other Essays, in 1896; Life of George Washington, in 1896; History of the American People, in 1902; and Constitutional Government in the United States, in 1908.
Winans, Frederick N., physician and surgeon, of Franklin, N.Y., was born, Bangall, Dutchess County, N.Y., May 28, 1851; son of Rev. Dr. William S. and Susan A. (Barringer) Winans; educated in Andes Collegiate Inst., Fergusonville Acad., Coll. Physicians and Surgeons (Med. Dept. Columbia), N.Y. City; married, Franklin, N.Y., March 1, 1876, Emma A. Jackson; one son: Ernest Jackson, D.D.S. (died April 30, 1903). Health officer, since 1882, for town and incorporate village of Franklin, N.Y. Dir. and gen. mgr. Delaware & Otsego Light & Power Co. Republican; Presbyterian. Trustee Delaware Lit. Inst., and Franklin Union Free Sch. and Acad. Mason, Maccabee.
Wing, Elbert, physician; born, Collinsville, Ill., Oct. 3, 1852. Educated in Whipple Academy; Ill. College; A.B., 1875; A.M., 1878; M.D., Chicago Med. College, 1878-82. Interne, Cook Co. Hosp., Chicago, 1882-84; post-grad., Berlin, Prague, Vienna, 1884-85. Married Charlotte J. Halliday, July 7, 1898. In practice, Chicago, 1885-1902; Los Angeles since 1902. Demonstrator of Pathology, Chicago Med. College, and Northwestern Univ. Med. School, 1885-90; Pathologist, St. Luke's and Co. Hosps., 1885-88; Attending Neurologist, St. Luke's Hosp., Chicago, 18921902; Prof. Nervous and Mental Diseases and Prof. Nervous Diseases, Northwestern Univ. Med School, 1900-1902. Member: Chicago Med., Ill. State Med., L. A. Co. Med., Cal. State Med. and Am. Med. Assns. and Socs. Res. : 2156 W. Adams St.; office: Kerckhoff Bldg., Los Angeles, Cal.
Wingo, Otis Theodore, United States congressman from the fourth district of
Arkansas, was born June 18, 1877, in Weakly County, Tenn. He has been a member of the Arkansas State senate. He was elected to the sixty-third congress for the term of 1913-15, and resides in De Queen, Ark.
Winslow, Arthur, of 131 State St., Boston, Mass. Mining. Born, Salem, N.C., Aug. 5, 1860. B.S., Mass. Inst. Tech., 1881. Asst. geologist, Pa. Geol. Surv., 1881-83; Ark. Geol. Surv., 1887. 89; state geologist, Mo., 1889-94; management of mining properties, 1894-. Geol. Soc.; Min. Eng.; Nat. Geog. Soc. Economic geology.
Winslow, Eugene Herbert, insurance official; born, Brooklyn, N.Y., March 9, 1856; son of Francis B. and Hannah M. Winslow; educated in Brooklyn schools. Studied law in office of John G. Schumaker; in Feb., 1874, induced by Mr. Barteau, then organizing The Metropolitan Plate Glass Insurance Co., to engage in business of plate glass insurance. Began as clerk, being the first man employed by that company, and has been in continual seryice in same ever since; has worked his way up through the various steps, becoming secretary, 1887, and has been president of the company since 1895. Address : 47 Cedar St., N.Y. City.
Winslow, Samuel E., United States congressman from the fourth district of Massachusetts, was born April 11, 1862. He was elected to the sixty-third congress for the term of 1913-15, and resides in Worcester, Mass.
Winterrowd, William Holland, mechanical engineer Canadian Pacific Ry. Office: Montreal, Canada. Born April 2, 1884, at Hope, Ind. Educated in the public schools at Shelbyville, Ind., and graduated from Purdue University in 1907. Entered railway service 1905 as blacksmith's helper Lake Erie & Western Rd. at Lima, 0. In 1906 he was car and air-brake repairman Pennsylvania Lines West of Pittsburgh at Dennison, 0. After graduation he was appointed special apprentice Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Ry., since which he has been consecutively, 1908 to 1909, engine house foreman Lake Erie, Alliance & Wheeling Rd. at Alliance, O.; 1909 to 1910, night engine house foreman Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Ry. at Youngstown, O.; in 1910 was made roundhouse foreman same road at Cleveland ; later in same year promoted to assistant to mechanical engineer same road; Oct., 1912, to date, mechanical engineer Canadian Pacific Ry.
Wise, Edward M., general manager Missouri & North Arkan. sas Rd. Office: Eureka Springs, Ark. Born Oct. 31, 1871, at Decatur, Ala. Educated in the common schools in Morgan County, Ala. Entered railway service Feb., 1890, since which he has been consecutively to Aug., 1893, clerk, operator and agent North & South Alabama division Louisville & Nashville Rd.; Sept. 15 to Dec. 5, 1893, operator and bill clerk Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Rd. at Fort Worth, Texas; Dec. 20, 1893, to Oct., 1894, operator and claim clerk Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Rd. at Galveston, Texas; Oct., 1894, to Feb., 1899, joint foreman on terminals same road at Galveston, Texas; March, 1899, to Feb., 1901, chief clerk and agent Mexican Central Ry. at Tampico, Mexico; March, 1901, to May, 1902, agent Mexican National Rd. at Mexico City; June to Oct., 1902, terminal superintendent Tehuantepec National Ry. at Coatzacoalcos, Mexico; Oct. 20, 1902, to Feb., 1903, terminal superintendent Interoceanic Ry, at Vera Cruz, Mexico; March, 1903, to July, 1904, superintendent Tehuantepec National Ry. at Rincon Antonio, Mexico; Aug. 1, 1904, to Dec. 1, 1908, superintendent Mexican Ry, at Mexico City, Mex.; Dec. 1, 1908, to Sept. 15, 1909, assistant to president PanAmerican Ry.; Sept., 1909, to Aug., 1910, vice-president and general manager same road; Aug., 1910, to June, 1911, general superintendent Vera Cruz & Isthmus Ry. and Pan-American Rd.; July 1, 1911, to date, general manager Missouri & North Arkan:
Witherspoon, Samuel Andrew, congressman from Mississippi, was born on the 4th day of May, 1855, in Lowndes County, Miss. He was elected to the sixty-second and sixty-third congresses.
Withington, Irving Platt; born, Kingston, N.J., June 5, 1858; parents, Isaac Chandler and Maria Roshaud Platt; married Bella White, April 27, 1886; children: Harry White, Ernest Stoddard and Chandler Platt; educated at Freehold Inst., N.J.; Princeton Coll., N.J.; Princeton Theol. Seminary, N.J.; graduated from