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Baker, J. Thompson, United States congressman from the second district of New Jersey, was born in Union County, Pa. He is president of the Wildwood Title and Trust Company; and with his brothers founded the city of Wildwood. He was elected to the sixty-third congress for the term of 1913-1915; and resides in Wildwood, N. J.
Baker, Jesse D., banker; born Canal Dover, Ohio, Oct. 10, 1850; son of Philip and Harriet (Elliott) Baker, mother being a niece of Commodore Jesse D. Elliott, U. S. N.; educated in public schools and Oberlin College and was graduated in bookkeeping and banking courses; married, New Philadelphia, Ohio, Nov., 1883, Sadie A. Fox; two children: Donald C., Jeanette. Since organization, 1867, has been connected and is cashier and director Exchange Bank and Exchange National Bank; treasurer and director Dover Building and Loan Co., Dover Land and Improvement Co. Republican; Lutheran. Elk. Recreations: Boating, driving. Clubs: Dover Boating, Dover Driving. Residence: 331 Third Street. Office: 54 Third Street, Canal Dover.
Baker, John Daniel, wholesale grocer, bank director; born Red Banks, N. C., Oct. 31, 1864; son of Angus G. and Harriet (McEachern) Baker; educated in Davidson College, Davidson, N. C.; married, Monticello, Fla., Jan. 27, 1898, Julia C. Simkins; six children. Began business, 1889, in wholesale grain and building material; in 1895 incorporated the Baker & Holmes Co., and has since been vice-president. Director Atlantic National Bank, The Covington Co., St. Johns Terminal Railway Co., President of Associated Charities, director Board of Trade and Seminole Club. Democrat; Presbyterian. Director Grain Dealers' National Association. Clubs: Florida Country, Seminole, Rotary. Address: Jacksonville.
Baker, Samuel Henry, lawyer of 306 Cooper Building, Denver, Col., was born Sept. 26, 1856, in Camillus, N. Y. He received the degrees of A.B., A.M. He has been principal of the Minnesota Academy, Owatonna, Minn., 1877-1881; public school, Canon City, Col., 1881-1884; admitted to bar in Denver, 1883; he is mine examiner and oil expert for the Rangely Oil district.
Baker, Thomas O., educator of 437 Hancock St., Brooklyn, N. Y., was born in New Paris, Ohio, Dec. 31, 1859, son of Thomas and Margaret Baker; grad. Lebanon Univ., Ohio, A.B., 1886 (Ph.D., 1896); Ph.D., N. Y. Univ., 1896; married Knoxville, Tenn., 1887, Carlotta Washburn. Sup't of schools, Durango, Col., 1888-1894; prin. Yonkers High School, 1895-1901; prin. Public School No. 128, Brooklyn, N. Y., from 1901; now prin. Public School No. 44, Brooklyn. Ex-pres. Westchester County Teachers' Ass'n, Society Doctors of Pedagogy, N. Y. Edn'l Coun. cil; pres. Brooklyn Teachers' Ass'n, 1908; pres. N. Y. Schoolmasters Club, 1912-1913. Royal Arch Mason, past comd'r Knights Templar, Shriner, member Ohio Soc. of N. Y. Recrea
tions: Rowing, bowling. Clubs: University (Brooklyn), Schoolmasters (pres.), asso. mem. G. A. R.
Baker, Wendell, broker of 111 Broadway, New York City, was born in N. Y. City, Oct. 19, 1862; prep. ed'n at St. Mark's School, Southboro, Mass.; grad, Harvard, 1886; was interested in athletics at Harvard, making many college and world records in running, some of which he still holds. Member Delta Kappa Epsilon, Hasty Pudding and A. D. clubs of Harvard Univ.; married Jan. 1, 1900, Jeanne J. Held, of N. Y. City. Member of the firm of Bond and Goodwin, bankers and brokers.
Baker, William Ray, banker; born Hastings, Minn., Aug. 20, 1876; son of Charles A. and Helen S. (Rogers) Baker; educated in Hastings and St. Paul, Minn., schools and high schools; married Coupeville, Wash., Sept. 10, 1902, Seina L. Cranney; three sons. Engaged in general mercantile business at Colville, 18971909; cashier Bank of Colville, Wash., since March 1, 1909; secretary and treasurer American Investment Co., Colville, Wash. Served as postmaster at Colville, 1900-1909. Republican; Congregationalist. Trustee Congregational Church, Knight Templar, thirty-second degree Mason (Grand Master Grand Lodge, 19091910). Recreations: Automobiling, tennis. Address : Colville.
Balbach, Edward, metallurgist and inventor of Newark, N. J., was born July 4, 1839, in Germany. In 1864 he obtained letters patent for a new desilverizing process for argentiferous lead, which was afterward known as the Balbach process. He invented the water jacket. used for smelting and refining furnaces.
Balcom, R. Wilfred, U. S. Food and Drug Inspection Labora. tory, Nashville, Tenn. Chemistry. Morden, King's Co., N. S., Nov. 18, 1877. S.B. Mass. Inst. Tech., 1900; Austin Fellow, 19021904; Ph.D. Heidelberg, 1905; asst, and chem. Mass. Inst. Tech., 1900-1902; instr. gar. and physical chem., Michigan, 1905-1906, and chem., 1906-1907; asst. chemist, bur. chem., U. S. Dept. Agr., 1907-1911; chief, U. S. Food and Drug Inspection Laboratory, Nashville, Tenn., 1911. F.A.A.; Chem. Soc. (chairman Nash. Sect., 1912-1914); N. E. Hist. Geneal. Soc.; Nat. Geog. Soc.; Sigma Xi. Methods of analysis and other investigations connected with the enforcement of the Food and Drugs Act, June 30, 1906.
Baldwin, Hadley, superintendent St. Louis Division Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Ry. Office, Mattoon, Ill. Born Feb. 24, 1867, at Marshallton, Pa. Graduated from the University of Michigan, 1893, with degree of B.S. Entered railway service Sept., 1893, since which he has been consecutively to Feb., 1896, masonry inspector and assistant engineer Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Ry; February to July, 1896, supervisor of track; July 1896 to Jan. 1897, resident engineer at East St. Louis, Ill.; Jan., 1897, to May, 1898, supervisor of track; May, 1898, to June, 1902, engineer maintenance of way at Indianapolis, Ind. ; June to Nov., 1902, engineer of construction at Cincinnati, Ohio; Nov., 1902 to date, superintendent St. Louis division at Mattoon, Ill.; entire service on the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Ry.
Baldwin, Simeon Eben, governor of the state of Connecticut, was born Feb. 5, 1840, in New Haven, Conn. He graduated from Yale University with the degrees of A.B. and A.M.; studied law at Yale and Harvard law schools; and received the degree of LL.D. from Harvard University. In 1872 he became professor of constitutional law in Yale University. In 1893 he became associate judge of the supreme court of errors of Connecticut. In 1872-87 he was a member of various state commissions for the revision of laws on education, pleading, taxation and general statutes. In 1890 he was president of the American Bar Association; was president of the American Social Science Association in 1897; in 1884-1896 was president of the New Haven Colony Historical Society; and in 1899 was president of the International Law Association. He is the author of Modern Political Institutions. He is governor of the State of Connecticut for the second term of 1913-1915.
Ball, James Moores, physician; born at West Union, Iowa, September 4, 1862; son of Dr. James Moores, Sr., and Martha (Glover) Ball. He studied medicine at the Iowa State University, Iowa City, Iowa, graduating with the degree of M.D. in 1884 and taking further work in New York City and abroad. Dr. Ball has made a specialty of diseases of the eye, to which he now gives his entire time. Professor of ophthalmology in the St. Louis College of Physicians and Sugeons from 1894 to 1910. Since 1910, dean of the American Medical College and professor of ophthalmology in the same institution. Member of numerous medical and scientific societies. Formerly editor of the Annals of Ophthalmology. Author: 1. Ball's Modern Ophthalmology (first edition, 1904; second edition, 1908; third edition, 1913); II. Andreas Vesalius, the Reformer of Anatomy (1910). Residence: 4374 Washington Blvd. Address: 4500 Olive St., St. Louis, Mo.
Ballard, William M., secretary of the United States Branch, Commercial Union Assn. Co., Ltd., Palatine Ins. Co., of London; Union Assn. of London and asst. secy. of the Commercial Union Fire Ins. Co. of N. Y.; born at Iowa City, Iowa. In 1884 ho became secretary to the manager and special agent of the United Fire Re-insurance Co., of Manchester, England, and was appointed branch secretary at the New York office of the Palatine Ins. Co., of Manchester, when it reinsured the business of the United Fire in 1892, becoming assistant manager in 1898. He has held his present position since the absorption of the Palatine by the Commercial Union Assn. Co., and the formation of the Palatine of London in 1900. Address: 55 John St., New York.
Balliet, Herbert S., Engineer Maintenance of Way, Grand Central Terminal and Signal Engineer New York Central & Hudson River Rd. Office, New York. Born Feb. 26, 1868, at Neffsville, Lehigh county, Pa. Educated in the common schools. Entered railway service April, 1883, as telegraph operator Berkes and Lehigh (now part of the Philadelphia and Reading Ry.), since which he has been consecutively to 1885, station agent and dispatcher same road; 1885 to 1888, mana
ger Western Union Telegraph Co., at various local offices, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania; 1888 to 1893, engaged in special work district messenger and time service same company; part of 1893, agent United States and Adams Express companies, also with United Press Association; Dec., 1893, to March, 1894, extra telegraph operator and special inspector of telegraph service Lehigh Valley Rd. at South Bethlehem, Pa.; March, 1894, to March 31, 1905, batteryman, maintainer, general foreman, supervisor automobile signals and assistant signal engineer same road; March 31, 1905, to date, engineer maintenance of way, Grand Central Terminal at New York; Dec. 5, 1905, to May 1, 1907, engineer maintenance of way, Grand Central Terminal and Electric division New York Central & Hudson River Rd.; May 1, 1907 to Feb. 1, 1913, engineer maintenance of way, Grand Central terminal and signal engineer N. Y. C. & H. R. R. R.; Feb. 1, 1913, to date, assistant terminal manager Grand Central Terminal, N. Y. City and Signal Engineer N. Y. C. & H. R. R. R.
Baltz, William N., United States Congressman from the twenty-second district of Illinois, was born Feb. 5, 1860, in Millstadt, Ill. He has been president of the board of education of his city. He was elected to the sixty-third congress for the term of 19131915; and resides in Millstadt, Ill.
Bandy, Andrew J., General Freight and Passenger Agent Quincy, Omaha & Kansas City Rd. Office, Kansas City, Mo. Born Nov. 22, 1863. Graduated from the Valparaiso, Ind., University, 1882. Entered railway service 1883 as clerk, Cairo & Vincennes Rd. at Robinson, Ill. ; was subsequently to March, 1884, revising clerk in freight office Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific Ry., at Danville, Ill., since which he has been consecutively March to Aug., 1884, traveling auditor Indiana, Bloomington & Western Rd.; Aug. 1884, to Feb. 1, 1885, chief clerk to general freight and passenger agent Ohio River Rd. ; Feb. 1, 1885, to Feb. 1, 1891, assistant general freight and passenger agent same road; Feb. 1, 1891, to Oct. 1, 1897, successively sales agent Monongah Coal & Coke Co., and chief clerk to division freight agent Norfolk & Western Rd., at Columbus, O. ; Oct. 1, 1897, to June, 1898, in minor positions on Ohio lines; June, 1898 to Oct., 1899, assistant general passenger agent, Omaha, Kansas City & Eastern, Omaha & St. Louis and Kansas City & Northern Connection Rds.; Oct., 1899 to date, general passenger agent same roads and their successor, the Quincy, Omaha & Kansas City Rd.; Jan. 20, 1908, to date, also general freight agent, same road.
Bankhead, John Hollis, United States senator from Alabama, was born Sept. 13, 1842, in Moscow, Ala. He served four years in the Confederate army; and was wounded three times. In 1865-1867 he represented Marion County in the General Assembly; and in 1876-1877 was a member of the State Senate. In 1880-1881 he was a member of the House of Representatives; and in 1881-1885 was warden of the Alabama penitentiary. In 1887-1907 he was a representative from Alabama to the fiftieth, fifty-first, fifty-second, fifty-third, fifty-fourth, fifty-fifth, fiftysixth, fifty-seventh, fifty-eighth and fifty-ninth congresses as a
democrat. He is now a member of the United States Senate for second term ending in 1920; and resides in Payette, Ala.
Banks, Alexander French, railway president, bank director; born Crawford County, Ind., Jan. 31, 1861; son of Henry Bartlett and Julia C. (French) Banks; attended public schools of Rockport, Ind.; married, Evansville, Ind., Nov. 13, 1883, Blanche Nichelson; children: Duke N., Blanche, Charles Ackert. Entered railway service with St. Louis & South Eastern Railway, 1877; agent, traveling, and general agent of Continental Fast Freight Line, 1879-1888; general agent, general freight agent, traffic manager of Iowa Central Railway, 1888-1893; traffic manager Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway, 1893-1901; president since 1901, also director. Director Continental & Commercial National Bank, South Chicago Savings Bank. Presbyterian. Clubs: Chicago Union League, Midday. Residence: Evanston. Office: Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway, Chicago.
Bannerman, William Clayton, banker; born Carleton, Ont., June 6, 1880; son, Robert and Sarah (Doherty) B.; related to Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, late premier of England. Edu., high school and business college. Married, Ethel Agnes Irving, Oct. 21, 1902, at Webbwood, Ontario. Cash., Eltopia State Bank; Secy. and Treas., The Eltopia Land Co., Inc.; Secy., Eltopia Commercial Club since 1907. Address: Eltopia, Wash.
Banning, Kendall, editor; born, N. Y. City, Sept. 20, 1879; son William C. and Helen Josephine (Mellen) Banning; educated in private schools of N. Y. City, public schools of Bellows Falls, Vt., and Dartmouth Coll., A.B., 1902 (editor Dartmouth Magazine and class poet); married N. Y. City, May 19, 1906, Hedwig, daughter Arthur v. Briesen (died July 7, 1912); one daughter, Barbara, born March 8, 1908. Managing editor and associate editor System, Chicago, since 1903. Author “Songs of the Love Unending,” 1912; "The Squire's Recipes," 1912; “Flotsam,' 1903; ":Bookplates,” 1906; The Sun Dial” (song cycle), 1912, and miscellaneous songs. Editor: "Songs of the Hill Winds, 1900; “Songs for a Wedding Day," 1907, and miscellaneous collections. Author “Copy, a newspaper play (produced with Edmund Breese, 1911-12). Enlisted in 12th Regt. Inf., N. Y. N. G., 1902, and has served as officer in 3d Inf., Ohio, 1903; staff duty, Ill., 1904; 14th Inf., N. Y., 1907; 9th Coast Artillery, N. Y., 190809; Veteran Corps of Artillery, 1912. Independent. Member, Soc. Colonial Wars, S. A. R.; Soc. Mayflower Descendants, General Soc. War of 1812; Order of Founders and Patriots; Soc. American Wars, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Clubs: Players, New York; Cliff Dwellers, Chicago; Dutch Treat, N. Y.; Aero Club of America. Address : 44 E. 23d St., N. Y. City.
Bapst, Robert T., educator; born.Jan. 2, 1881; educated elementary schools of Buffalo, N.Y., Canisius High School, Canisius College, St. Louis University. Received degree of A.B. from Canisius College in 1900; degree of A.M. in 1901; received degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the St. Louis University in
Instructor in English and mathematics Canisius College, 1901; principal grammar school, 1908; principal South