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PADVA, ELIZABETH FEAGLES (MRS. HARRY): 1924-

Born on May 25, 1924, in Fort Wayne, Ind., Elizabeth Feagles is the daughter of Ralph L. and Mary A. West Feagles. She attended the University of Oklahoma, receiving the A.B. degree in 1945. Her first husband was Donald Day and she later married Harry Padva. Mrs. Padva became a free-lance writer, has taught writing courses in adult education, and wrote a television play entitled "The Man Nobody Wanted."

Information from Contemporary Authors.

PAGE, IRVINE HEINLY: 1901-

The son of Lafayette and Marion Heinly Page, Irvine Heinly Page was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on Jan. 7, 1901. He received the degrees of A.B. in 1921 and M.D. in 1926 from Cornell University and has been awarded several honorary degrees by academic institutions. He married Beatrice Allen on Oct. 28, 1930, and they had two sons, Christopher and Nicholas.

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Page interned at Presbyterian Hospital ( New York ) during 1926-28. He was head of the chemistry division, Kaiser Wilhelm Institute ( Munich ), 1928-31; was associated with the hospital of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, 1931-37; and was director of Lilly Laboratory for Clinical Research and Lilly Clinic, 1937-44. For the Cleveland Clinic Foundation he served as director of the research division, 1945-66, and senior consultant, 1966-68, retiring in 1968. He is a past president of the American Heart Association and editor of MODERN MEDICINE.

Information from Who's Who in America.

PAINTER, HELEN WELCH (MRS. WILLIAM I.): 1913-

Helen Welch was born in Covington, Ind., on Sept. 25, 1913, the daughter of Charles V. and Rebecca Anne Huffer Welch. She earned the following academic degrees from Indiana University: A.B. in 1935, A.M. in 1936, and Ed.D. in 1941. On Aug. 9, 1933, she married William I. Painter. Mrs. Painter was a psychologist at Indiana University, 1938-42, and taught at Shurtleff College, 1944-45. From 1945 to 1967 she was a member of the faculty of the University of Akron. She became professor of elementary education and English at Kent State University in 1967.

Information from Contemporary Authors.

PALFREY, THOMAS ROSSMAN: 1895-

Thomas Rossman Palfrey was born in Vincennes, Ind., on Oct. 22, 1895. He was married in 1921 and is the father of one child. He received the degrees of A.B. in 1920 and A.M. in 1922 from Indiana University and a doctorate from the University of Paris in 1927. Palfrey instructed romance languages at Indiana University, 1921-23, and the University of Illinois, 1925-30. He joined the faculty of Northwestern University in 1930 where he remained for thirty-two years. After his retirement from that institution, he taught at Arizona State University, 1962-66. He served in the U.S. Army, 1916-19 and 1942-46.

Information from Directory of American Scholars.

  • L'Europe Littéraire (1833-1834) un Essai de Périodique Cosmopolite. Paris, 1927.Search "L'Europe Littéraire (1833-1834) un Essai de Périodique Cosmopolite" by PALFREY, THOMAS ROSSMAN: 1895- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Guide to Bibliographies of Theses (withHenry E. Coleman, Jr.). Chicago, 1936.Search "Guide to Bibliographies of Theses" by PALFREY, THOMAS ROSSMAN: 1895- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • A Bibliographical Guide to the Romance Languages and Literatures (with others). Evanston, Ill, 1939.Search "A Bibliographical Guide to the Romance Languages and Literatures
                                        (with others)" by PALFREY, THOMAS ROSSMAN: 1895- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Le Panorama Littéraire de l'Europe (1833-1834), une Revue Légitimiste sous la Monarchie de Juillet. Evanston, Ill., 1950.Search "Le Panorama Littéraire de l'Europe (1833-1834), une Revue Légitimiste
                                        sous la Monarchie de Juillet" by PALFREY, THOMAS ROSSMAN: 1895- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

PALMER, ALDEN CLAUDE: 1887-1972.

A native of Dubois County, Ind., Alden Claude Palmer was born on May 3, 1887, the son of Bayless E. and Sarah C. Hall Palmer. He graduated from the Indiana University Law School in 1910. On April 11, 1911, he married Edythe Allison and they had three children: Helen Catherine, Alden Claude, Jr., and Mary Edythe. Palmer worked in publishing and advertising, 1904-19, and for the Research and Review Service, 1919-27. He held other positions in New York and Pennsylvania and returned to Indiana in 1939. He retired in 1965 and died in Missouri on Feb. 27, 1972.

Information from Plainfield Public Library.

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PALMER, GEORGE E.: 1908-

Born in Washington, Ind., on Feb. 3, 1908, George E. Palmer is the son of Milford N. and Katherine Sanford Palmer. He received the degrees of A.B. in 1930 and J.D. in 1932 from the University of Michigan and the LL.M. degree from Columbia University in 1940. He married Ruth Hamersly in 1935 and they had two children, Julia and Steven. Palmer engaged in private law practice in Indianapolis during 1932-39. He taught at the University of Kansas, 1940-46, and was a government lawyer in Washington, D. C., 1942-45. In 1946 he became professor of law at the University of Michigan.

Information from Contemporary Authors.

PALMER, JAMES O.: 1918-

A native of Zionsville, Ind., James O. Palmer was born on April 2, 1918. He was married in 1940 and is the father of one child. From the University of California he received the degrees of A.B. in 1940 and Ph.D. in 1949. Palmer was staff psychologist and instructor in the school of medicine at Washington> University ( Saint Louis ), 1949-53, and clinical psychologist at Sonoma State Hospital (Eldridge, Calif.), 1953-57. In 1957 he began teaching in the school of medicine at the University of California ( Los Angeles ). He has served as a consulting psychologist.

Information from American Men of Science.

PANTZER, KURT FRIEDRICH: 1892-

Kurt Friedrich Pantzer was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on Aug. 21, 1892, the son of Hugo O. and Emmy Schmidt Pantzer. He obtained the following degrees from Harvard University: A.B. in 1914, LL.B. in 1917, and S.J.D. in 1920. He married Katharine Ferriday on Jan. 9, 1926, and they had three children: Kurt, Jr., Katharine, and Eric. Pantzer was admitted to the New York bar in 1920 and practiced law in New York City , 1920-22. He was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1922 and was a member of two Indianapolis law firms from 1922 to 1940. In 1940 he became associated with Barnes, Hickam, Pantzer, and Boyd. He has served as a director of several companies and was chairman of the Indiana Commission on Uniform State Laws, 1953-58. He is a veteran of World War I and the recipient of honorary degrees.

Information from Who's Who in America.

  • Idea Draft of a Collective Bargaining Agreement …. Indianapolis, 1947.Search "Idea Draft of a Collective Bargaining Agreement …" by PANTZER, KURT FRIEDRICH: 1892- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Preliminary Treatise on the Principle Underlying the Collective Bargaining Agreement …. Indianapolis. 1947.Search "Preliminary Treatise on the Principle Underlying the Collective
                                        Bargaining Agreement …" by PANTZER, KURT FRIEDRICH: 1892- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Drafting of Corporate Charters and By-Laws, April 1951 (withF. Hodge O'Neal). Philadelphia, 1951.Search "The Drafting of Corporate Charters and By-Laws, April
                                        1951" by PANTZER, KURT FRIEDRICH: 1892- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

PARK, JOE: 1913-

Born on Jan. 15, 1913, in Evansville, Ind., Joe Park is the son of Joseph and Florence Whitehead Park. He married Bertha Florence Born on May 4, 1935, and they had two children, Joe Charles and Diane Born. He received the B.S. degree from Evansville College in 1937 and the degrees of A.M. in 1939 and Ph.D. in 1944 from the University of Michigan. Park joined the faculty of Northwestern University in 1944 and advanced to professor of education in 1954.

Information from Contemporary Authors.

PARKER, CHARLES ROBERT: 1884-1963.

Charles Robert Parker was born in Greentown, Ind., in 1884. Married, he and his wife, Blanche, had two daughters. He graduated from Indiana University Law School. From 1929 to 1933 Parker was assistant state banking commissioner. For five years in the 1940s he was employed by radio station WFBM. He died on July 17, 1963.

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Information from Indiana State Library.

PARKS, LLOYD MCCLAIN: 1912-

Lloyd McClain Parks was born on March 21, 1912, in Scottsburg, Ind. He was married in 1940 and is the father of one child. He earned the degrees of B.S. in 1933 and M.S. in 1936 from Purdue University and the Ph.D. degree in 1962 from the University of Wisconsin. He is the recipient of honorary degrees from Purdue University and Union College. Parks taught at the University of Wisconsin from 1938 to 1956. In 1956 he became dean of the college of pharmacy at Ohio State University. He served in the U.S. Air Force, 1942-45, and was president of the American Pharmaceutical Association, 1971-72.

Information from American Men and Women of Science.

PARMER, JESS NORMAN: 1925-

Jess Norman Parmer was born on Nov. 23, 1925, in Elkhart, Ind., the son of Jess Noah and Irene Tresler Parmer. In 1948 he married Bessie Norma Peterson and they had one son, Thomas. He earned the A.B. degree from Indiana University, 1949; A.M. degree from the University of Connecticut, 1951; and Ph.D. degree from Cornell University, 1957. Parmer taught at the University of Maryland, 1956-59. He joined the faculty of Northern Illinois University in 1959 where he became professor of history and was chairman of the department, 1959-63. He served in the U.S. Army, 1944-46, and received a Bronze Star, Presidential Unit Citation, and three battle stars.

Information from Contemporary Authors.

  • Colonial Labor Policy and Administration; a History of Labor in the Rubber Plantation Industry in Malaya, c. 1910-1941. Locust Valley, N.Y., 1960.Search "Colonial Labor Policy and Administration; a History of Labor in
                                        the Rubber Plantation Industry in Malaya, c. 1910-1941" by PARMER, JESS NORMAN: 1925- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

PARRISH, REBECCA: 1869-1952.

Rebecca Parrish was born on Nov. 1, 1869, in Montgomery County, Ind., the daughter of Jesse and Mary Mitchell Parrish. She graduated from Chicago Bible School, 1896, and Indiana Medical College, 1901, and taught in Clinton County, Ind., for several years. Miss Parrish was a foreign medical missionary for twenty-six years. She founded the Mary Johnson Hospital ( Manila ) and served as director, 1906-30. She was a world traveler and lecturer and wrote more than one hundred stories for Philippine magazines and newspapers. She died in Indianapolis on Aug. 22, 1952.

Information from Boruff--Women of Indiana, Patricia Risley Alloway, and NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 24, 1952.

PARROTT, ALICE ANN: ?-

Alice Ann Parrott was born in Edon, Ohio. She earned the bachelor of arts and bachelor of pedagogy degrees in 1918 from Tri-State College where she was professor of English and head of the Latin department, 1917-24. She received the A.M. degree from Columbia University in 1926 and a doctorate from the University of Chicago. Miss Parrott taught at Illinois Wesleyan University for one year. Rejoining the faculty of Tri-State College, she established the English department for the engineering school. She relinquished her teaching duties in 1954 to write a history of the college and was appointed dean emeritus of the department of English and speech in 1957.

Information from Tri-State College Library.

PARRY, JESSIE: ?-1971.

Jessie Parry was a native of Allen County, Ind. She was a longtime resident of Fort Wayne where she taught school. She died in 1971. No other information was found.

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Information from Public Library of Fort Wayne and Allen County.

PARSONS, KENNETH HERALD: 1903-

Kenneth Herald Parsons was born in Kokomo, Ind., on July 20, 1903. He was married in 1931 and is the father of two children. He received the A.B. degree from Butler University in 1928 and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1940. Parsons began teaching agricultural economics at the University of Wisconsin in 1937. He has served several organizations and governments as both an economist and a consultant.

Information from American Men of Science.

  • How Family Labor Affects Wisconsin Farming (withErven J. Long). Madison, Wis.. 1950.Search "How Family Labor Affects Wisconsin Farming" by PARSONS, KENNETH HERALD: 1903- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Owner Cultivator in a Progressive Agriculture; an FAO Land Tenure Study. Rome, 1958.Search "The Owner Cultivator in a Progressive Agriculture; an FAO Land
                                        Tenure Study" by PARSONS, KENNETH HERALD: 1903- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Economics of Collective Action, by John R. Commons; Edited with Introduction and Supplementary Essay by Kenneth H. Parsons. Madison, Wis., 1970.Search "The Economics of Collective Action, by John R. Commons; Edited
                                        with Introduction and Supplementary Essay by Kenneth H. Parsons" by PARSONS, KENNETH HERALD: 1903- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

PAYNE, FERNANDUS: 1881-

Fernandus Payne was born near Shelbyville, Ind., on Feb. 13, 1881. He received the degrees of B.S. from Valparaiso University, 1901; A.B., 1905, and A.M., 1907, from Indiana University; and doctorate from Columbia University, 1909. He was married on June 19, 1910. Payne taught at Bengal and Green Township high schools (near Shelbyville ). He joined the faculty of Indiana University where he was head of the zoology department, twenty-one years; dean of the graduate school, twenty years; and dean of the college of arts and sciences, four years. He retired in 1951.

Information from INDIANAPOLIS STAR MAGAZINE, Nov. 28, 1971.

PAYNTER, HARRIET PEARL: 1873-1964.

Born on Nov. 16, 1873, in Salem, Ind., Harriet Pearl Paynter was the daughter of Jacob L. and Sarah Emma Barnett Paynter. She graduated from Indiana State Normal School and received the A.B. degree from Butler University and the LL.B. degree from Benjamin Harrison Law School. Miss Paynter taught in the Salem schools, thirteen years, and the Indianapolis schools, thirty-two years. She died in Salem on July 17, 1964.

Information from Ethel Sullivan.

PEARCY, GEORGE ETZEL: 1905-

George Etzel Pearcy was born in Greencastle, Ind., on May 2, 1905, the son of George William and Dora Hodge Pearcy. He earned the B.E. degree from the University of California ( Los Angeles ) in 1931 and the degrees of A.M. in 1932 and Ph.D. in 1940 from Clark University. He held an American Field Service fellowship, 1933-34. In 1937 he married Florence Elizabeth Barili. Pearcy taught at the University of Alabama, 1939-42, and was a geographer for Trans-World Airlines, Inc., from 1943 to 1950. He was an attache in Bangkok, New Delhi, London, and Paris for the U.S. Foreign Service, 1950-57, and became a geographer for the U.S. Department of State in 1957. He has coedited several books.

Information from Contemporary Authors.

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PEARMAN, MARTHA: ?-

Martha Pearman was born in Clay County, Ind., the daughter of Thomas and Gertrude Beck Pearman. She received the B.S. degree from Indiana State University, Mus.M. degree from Northwestern University, and a doctorate from the University of Illinois. Miss Pearman taught music in several Indiana public schools from 1940 to 1950. She was music instructor in the laboratory school at Indiana State University, 1950-65, and joined the music department of that institution in 1965.

Information from Hawkins and McClarren--Indiana Lives.

  • Music from Across the Seas …. Cincinnati, 1956.Search "Music from Across the Seas …" by PEARMAN, MARTHA: ?- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Music … from America the Beautiful; Highlights of American Music, Its Developments, Its Composers, Correlated with American Historical Events (withRalph G. Miller). Cincinnati, 1959.Search "Music … from America the Beautiful; Highlights of American
                                        Music, Its Developments, Its Composers, Correlated with American Historical
                                        Events" by PEARMAN, MARTHA: ?- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Understanding of Music, a Guide for Teachers (with others). Dubuque, Iowa, 1966.Search "The Understanding of Music, a Guide for Teachers (with
                                        others)" by PEARMAN, MARTHA: ?- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

PEARSON, LOIS MAE (MRS. WILLIAM E.): 1917-

Lois Mae Pearson was born in Greenfield, Ind., in 1917. She attended Charlottesville High School and earned the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Butler University. She married William E. Pearson and they had three children. For a number of years she taught in the Indianapolis public school system. Mrs. Pearson has written poetry which appears in newspapers and magazines, has been engaged as a columnist, and does free-lance writing for various magazines.

Information from Lois Mae Pearson.

PEARSON, NATHAN EVERETT: 1895-

Nathan Everett Pearson was born in Amboy, Ind., on Dec. 12, 1895. He was married in 1924 and is the father of two children. He received the following degrees from Indiana University: A.B. in 1921, A.M. in 1923, and Ph.D. in 1926. He was an assistant in biology at Indiana University during 1921-25. From 1926 until his retirement in 1964 Pearson taught zoology at Butler University and served as department head, 1938-64.

Information from American Men of Science.

PEARSON, RAYMOND ALLEN: 1873-1939.

Raymond Allen Pearson was born in Evansville, Ind., on April 9, 1873. He was the son of Leonard and Lucy S. Jones Pearson. He completed undergraduate work at Cornell University in 1894 where he earned the M.S. degree in 1899. He received the LL.D. degree from Alfred University in 1910 and the D.Agr. degree from the University of Nebraska in 1917. He married Fanny Alice Dunsford and they had two children, Ruth Markham and Raymond Allen. Pearson was assistant chief of the dairy division, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1895-1902, and professor of dairy industry at Cornell University, 1903-08. He was commissioner of agriculture for the state of New York , 1908-12; president of Iowa State College, 1912-26; and president of the University of Maryland, 1926-35. Pearson served as a special assistant to the administrator of the U.S. Farm Security Administration from 1935 until his death on Feb. 13, 1939, and wrote numerous publications on dairy farming.

Information from Who Was Who in America.

PEAT, WILBUR DAVID: 1898-1966.

Wilbur David Peat was born in Chengtu, China, on Nov. 8, 1898. He was the son of Jacob Franklin and Emily May Gaskill Peat. He received an A.M. degree from the University of Chicago and honorary degrees from Hanover College and Indiana Central College. On Sept. 10, 1925, he married Talitha Rasmussen and they had two children, Patricia and David. Peat was director of the Akron Art Institute, 1924-29. From 1929 until he retired in 1966 he was director of the John Herron Art Museum ( Indianapolis ). He died in Indianapolis on Dec. 14, 1966.

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Information from Hawkins and McClarren--Indiana Lives.

PECK, DAVID WARNER: 1902-

David Warner Peck was born in Crawfordsville, Ind., on Dec. 3, 1902. His parents were Dumont M. and Juliet Warner Peck. He obtained the A.B. degree from Wabash College in 1922, LL.B. degree from Harvard University in 1925, and D.J.S. degree from Suffolk University. He received honorary LL.D. degrees from Union College, 1953, and Wabash College, 1954. On Jan. 30, 1929, he married Elizabeth Saville and they had two sons, David W. and Morgan Scott.

Peck was assistant U.S. attorney general during 1925-28 and is a senior partner in the law firm of Sullivan and Cromwell ( New York ) which he joined in 1934. He served as a justice of the New York Supreme Court, 1943-45; associate justice, appellate division, 1945-47; and presiding justice, 1947-57. In 1957 he was named to the task force of legal services and procedures for the Second Hoover Commission. Peck also served as chairman of the New York State Commission of the Revision and Simplification of the Constitution and was a United States member of the permanent International Court of Arbitration until 1963.

Information from Who's Who in America and INDIANAPOLIS STAR, May 15, 1973.

PEDDLE, JOHN BAILEY: 1868-1933.

John Bailey Peddle was born in Terre Haute, Ind., on Feb. 27, 1868, the son of Charles R. and Mary Elizabeth Ball Peddle. He married Alice E. Oney on June 21, 1897, and they had three children: John Elliott, Juliet Alice, and Elinor Mary. From Rose Polytechnic Institute he received the B.S. degree in 1888, the M.S. degree in 1895, and the M.E. degree in 1900. Peddle worked for the following businesses before entering the field of education: Thomson-Houstons Electric Company, 1888-90; Dodge Coal Storage Company, 1890-91; and Worthington Hydraulic Company, 1891-94. He joined the faculty of Rose Polytechnic Institute in 1894 and served as acting president from 1928 to 1930. Peddle died on April 6, 1933.

Information from Who Was Who in America.

PEDEN, RACHEL MASON (MRS. RICHARD): 1901-

Rachel Mason was born in Ohio on Dec. 17, 1901, the daughter of Benjamin F. and Laura Mason. She earned an A.B. degree from Indiana University in 1923. She married Richard Peden in 1925 and they had two children, Carol and Joe. In 1946 she began writing the columns "The Hoosier Farm Wife Says" in the INDIANAPOLIS STAR and "The Almanac of Poor Richard's Wife" in the MUNCIE STAR under the pen name of Mrs. R. F. D. Mrs. Peden was named Woman of the Year by the Delta Zeta sorority national council.

Information from Lilly Library, Indiana University.

PEEK, DAVID THEO: 1900-1973.

David Theo Peek was born in Jersey City, N. J., on Oct. 21, 1900, the son of Eben Montgomery and Marian Mitchell Peek. In 1924 he married Mildred Dugan Dietrich and they had four children: David page: [475][View Page [475]] Atwell, Donald Dietrich, Mildred Jane, and Carl Franklin. He received the B.S. degree from Pennsylvania State College. In 1929 Peek moved to Indianapolis where he opened a bookstore. He later became joint owner of Eddy and Peek, a jobbing firm. Retiring in 1967, he took up residency in Westfield, Ind., where he died on Dec. 90, 1973.

Information from David Theo Peek and INDIANAPOLIS STAR, Dec. 22, 1973.

PEELLE, STANTON CANFIELD: 1880-1941.

Born on July 5, 1880, in Indianapolis, Ind., Stanton Canfield Peelle was the son of Stanton J. and Mary Arabella Canfield Peelle. From Columbian University (Washington, D. C.) he received the A.B. degree in 1899 and the LL.B. degree in 1902. On Oct. 25, 1905, he married Julia F. Ravenel and they had five children: Stanton, Ellen, Elizabeth, Mary, and William. Peelle was admitted to the District of Columbia bar in 1902. He practiced law and taught at the Washington College of Law, 1904-06. He worked in the U.S. attorney's office in the District of Columbia, 1910-12, and was a member of two law firms until his death on Sept. 12, 1941.

Information from Who Was Who in America.

PEET, BILL: 1915-

Bill Peet , son of Orion Hopkins and Emma Thorpe Peed, was born on Jan. 29, 1915, in Grandview, Ind. He altered his surname about 1947 although it was not legally changed. He attended Herron School of Art during 1933-36. On Nov. 30, 1937, he married Margaret Brunst and they had two children, Bill, Jr., and Stephen. Peet worked briefly as an artist for a greeting card company in the Middle West. Locating in the West he became a sketch artist and continuity illustrator for the motion picture industry and later, screenwriter. An author and illustrator of children's books, he was named outstanding Hoosier author of children's literature in 1967.

Information from Contemporary Authors.

PEIRCE, ADAH: 1896-

Adah Peirce was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on April 99, 1896. From the University of Chicago she received the Ph.B. degree in 1925 and the A.M. degree in 1930. Miss Peirce taught sociology and was a vocational counselor at Stephens College, 1925-31. At Hiram College she was academic dean of women during 1931-47 and professor of sociology and department chairman from 1947 until her retirement in 1964.

Information from American Men of Science.

PEMBERTON, LOIS LOYD: 1914-

Lois Loyd Pemberton was born in Bloomington, Ind., in 1914. No other information was found.

Information from Monroe County Public Library.

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PENCE, GEORGE: 1852-1929.

Born in Columbus, Ind., on March 15, 1852, George Pence was the son of David and Nancy Hart Pence. He attended Indiana University and Wabash College. He worked successively as a civil engineer, deputy treasurer of Bartholomew County, county surveyor, banker, secretary-treasurer of a Cincinnati manufacturing company, auditor of Bartholomew County, general accountant of the Indianapolis Cerealine Company, and field examiner for the Indiana State Board of Accounts. He compiled a history of Bartholomew County and died on Sept. 13, 1929.

Information from INDIANA HISTORY BULLETIN, April 1930.

PENCE, RAYMOND WOODBURY: 1885-

Raymond Woodbury Pence was born in Granville, Ohio, on Jan. 7, 1885. He was married in 1907 and is the father of one child. He earned two degrees from Ohio State University, an A.B. in 1905 and an A.M. in 1906. He received a D.Litt. degree from Franklin College in 1934. Pence taught at Denison University during 1909-16. He joined the faculty of DePauw University in 1916 where he became full professor and head of the English department.

Information from Directory of American Scholars.

PENNINGTON, JOHN RAWSON: 1858-1927.

John Rawson Pennington was born in Corydon, Ind., on Sept. 3, 1858, the son of Charles Peter and Rebecca Conrad Pennington. He received the M.D. degree from the University of Maryland, 1887, and an honorary M.D. degree from the Kentucky School of Medicine, 1892. He married Olive Beryl Blachley on April 28, 1900. Pennington practiced medicine in Chicago beginning in 1893. He taught at the Chicago Clinic School, 1897-1900; Chicago Polyclinic, 1900-15; Chicago College of Medicine and Surgery, 1908-12; and Illinois Postgraduate Medical School. He died in 1927.

Information from Who Was Who in America.

  • A Treatise on the Diseases and Injuries of the Rectum, Anus and Pelvic Colon. Philadelphia, 1923.Search "A Treatise on the Diseases and Injuries of the Rectum, Anus and
                                        Pelvic Colon" by PENNINGTON, JOHN RAWSON: 1858-1927. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

PENNINGTON, LEVI TALBOTT: 1875-

Levi Talbott Pennington was born in Amo, Ind., on Aug. 29, 1875, the son of Josiah and Mary Furnas Cook Pennington. The family moved to Michigan where he graduated from high school in 1892. On June 1, 1895, he married Bertha May Waters and they had two daughters, Mary Esther and Bertha May. He married his second wife, Florence Rebecca Kidd, on Feb. 28, 1905. Pennington taught school in Michigan and was a reporter and city editor for the DAILY RECORD ( Traverse City ). He became a Friends' minister and held pastorates in Indiana in the following cities: Westland , 1903-05; Wabash , 1905-07; Knightstown , 1907-09; and Richmond , 1909-11. He received the A.B. degree from Earlham College in 1910 and the A.M. degree from the University of Oregon. Pennington was president of Pacific College (Newberg, Oreg.) from 1911 to 1941. He has been awarded honorary degrees by Earlham College and Linfield College and has written short stories.

Information from Plainfield Public Library and Morrisson-Reeves Library, Richmond.

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PENTZER, ORRIN WESLEY: 1851-1944.

Born near Rensselaer, Ind., in 1851, Orrin Wesley Pentzer was the son of William Pentzer. He graduated from Westfield College ( Ill. ) and studied art in Chicago and New York City . He was a schoolteacher in Illinois for several years prior to moving to Bartholomew County, Ind., in 1889 where he taught Greek and Latin at Hartsville College. In 1900 Pentzer located in Columbus, Ind., and taught art in the city schools for two years. He later founded a printing business which he operated until 1932 and died in Columbus in 1944.

Information from Indiana State Library.

  • Hartsville College, Hartsville, Indiana, 1850-1897, with Reminiscences by David F. Sexton, Darius A. Mobley, E. A. Allen, and Others. Columbus, Ind., 1928.Search "Hartsville College, Hartsville, Indiana, 1850-1897, with
                                        Reminiscences by David F. Sexton, Darius A. Mobley, E. A. Allen, and
                                        Others" by PENTZER, ORRIN WESLEY: 1851-1944. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • A Door Was Opened in Heaven, and Other Poems. Columbus, Ind., 1930.Search "A Door Was Opened in Heaven, and Other Poems" by PENTZER, ORRIN WESLEY: 1851-1944. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Morning Service at the Longshore, 1860; a Prairie School House Church in the Early Settlement of Illinois; and Jesus of Nazareth, the Creator; an Exposition of John 1:3. Columbus, Ind., 1931.Search "Morning Service at the Longshore, 1860; a Prairie School House
                                        Church in the Early Settlement of Illinois; and Jesus of Nazareth, the Creator;
                                        an Exposition of John 1:3" by PENTZER, ORRIN WESLEY: 1851-1944. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Jesus of Nazareth, King. Columbus, Ind., 1934.Search "Jesus of Nazareth, King" by PENTZER, ORRIN WESLEY: 1851-1944. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Last Supper. Columbus, Ind., 1935.Search "The Last Supper" by PENTZER, ORRIN WESLEY: 1851-1944. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

PERKINS, SAMUEL ELLIOTT: 1811-1879.

Samuel Elliott Perkins was born in Brattleboro, Vt., on Dec. 6, 1811, the son of John Trumbull and Catherine Willard Perkins. He read law with Thomas J. Nevius in Penn Yan, N.Y.; settled in Richmond, Ind.; and was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1837. He marfled Amanda J. Pyle in 1838 and they had ten children.

Perkins edited and published the RICHMOND JEFFERSONIAN for several years and in 1843 was appointed prosecuting attorney of the Sixth Judicial District by Governor Whitcomb. He was appointed a member of the Indiana Supreme Court in 1844 but did not assume the position until 1845. He served in that capacity for nineteen years and retired in 1864. He taught law at North-Western Christian University (now Butler University), 1870-72, and Indiana University. Returning from retirement, Perkins again served on the Indiana Supreme Court from 1872 until his death on Dec. 19, 1879.

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PERREY, JOSEPH IRVING: 1904-

Joseph Irving Perrey was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., on Aug. 20, 1904. He was married in 1930 and is the father of three children. He received the B.S.C.E. degree from Purdue University in 1927. He was a district engineer for the U.S. Geological Survey in 1949. From 1949 to 1965 he was chief engineer for the Indiana Flood Control and Water Resources Commission. He served with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during 1966-71 and became a consultant on flood plain management in 1971.

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PERRIGO, LYNN IRWIN: 1904-

Born in Delphi, Ind., on Feb. 21, 1904, Lynn Irwin Perrigo is the son of Arnold J. and Rose Moyer Perrigo. He received the A.B. degree from Ball State Teachers College in 1933 and the degrees of A.M. in 1934 and Ph.D. in 1936 from the University of Colorado. He married Vera Billby in 1929 and they had three children: Dwayne, Norma, and Byron.

Perrigo was a public school teacher in Gibson, Mont., 1921-22, and Muncie, Ind., 1922-27. He was a Boy Scout executive in Muncie , 1927-33, and taught at the University of Kansas City, 1936-45. During 1946-47 page: [478][View Page [478]] he was assistant director, bureau of class instruction, extension division of the University of Colorado. Perrigo became head of the history and social science department at New Mexico Highlands University in 1947. He is a past director of the Midwest Inter-American Center (Kansas City, Mo.).

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PERRY, HENRY FALES: 1834-1920.

Henry Fales Perry was born in South Thomaston, Maine, on Jan. 10, 1834. In 1857 he moved to Ellettsville, Ind. He enlisted in the Thirty-Eighth Indiana Volunteer Infantry in 1862 and was elected auditor of Monroe County in 1867. In 1871 he married Maria Louise Perring and they had four children: Adelaide, Alberta, Oscar, and Orville. After the Civil War Perry and his brother opened a stone quarry in Monroe County. He later was head of the Perry , Matthews, and Buskirk Company ( Bedford ). He was appointed aide-de-camp on the staff of W. G. Veazie in 1890 and served in the same capacity on the staff of the department commander of Indiana in 1900. About 1904 he moved to California and died in Palo Alto in 1920.

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PERRY, ORAN: 1838-1929.

Oran Perry , born in Liberty, Ind., on Feb. 1, 1838, was the son of James and Elizabeth Snowden Perry. A volunteer at the beginning of the Civil War, he was captured and wounded in Richmond, Ky. He was later exchanged as a prisoner of war and achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel in command of the Indiana Sixty-Ninth Infantry. Perry compiled a volume about Indiana in the Mexican War. He died in 1929.

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PERSHING, HENRY A.: 1857-

Henry A. Pershing was born on July 12, 1857, in Marshall County, Ind. He moved to South Bend, Ind., in 1882 and was still a resident of that city in 1939. No other information was found.

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PETERSON, ALFRED ROLLS: 1856-1932.

Alfred Rolls Peterson was born in New Ross, Ind., on Feb. 6, 1856. He was the son of James and Hannah Dorsey Peterson. He married Hattie D. Hopper on June 2, 1886, and they had two children, Mildred and Roy. At one time Peterson owned the DARLINGTON DISPATCH. He died in 1932.

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PEYTON, FLOYD AVERY: 1905-

Floyd Avery Peyton was born in Charlestown, Ind., on Feb. 2, 1905. He was married in 1934 and is the father of two children. He obtained the A.B. degree in page: [479][View Page [479]] 1928 from Indiana University, M.S. degree in 1929 from Michigan College of Mining and Technology, and D.Sc. degree in 1933 from the University of Michigan. Except during 1945-48 when he instructed at the University of Texas, Peyton taught in the school of dentistry at the University of Michigan from 1935 to 1970. In 1970 he joined the faculty of the University of Florida. He has been a visiting lecturer in several countries.

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PFAFFENBERGER, CLARENCE J. 1889-

Clarence J. Pfaffenberger was born on April 25, 1889, in Brownstown, Ind., the son of Newton J. and Anna Louisa Meyer Pfaffenberger. He attended New Mexico Baptist College, the University of Southern California, and the University of California ( Berkeley ). On Jan. 20, 1924, he married Juanita Glidden and they had two children, Helenjoy and Kathleen.

Pfaffenberger served in the U.S. Army, 1917-19, and worked in sales and advertising for various companies in California during 1919-26. He was a journalism teacher in the San Francisco public schools from 1928 to 1955. Licensed by the American Kennel Club, he is a breeder, trainer, and field trial judge. He conducts classes in dog behavior and in the use and care of dogs. Pfaffenberger was regional director of Dogs for Defense, 1942-48, and became vice president of Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. (San Rafael, Calif.), in 1946. He received the "Fido" Award as Dog Man of the Year in 1957 and other awards.

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PFAU, RALPH: 1905-1967.

Ralph Pfau , son of Charles E. and Elizabeth Smith Pfau, was born in Indianapolis, Ind., in 1905. He studied at Saint Meinrad Seminary, was ordained a priest in 1929, and became assistant pastor at Saint Francis Xavier Church ( Vincennes ). He received an A.M. degree from Fordham University in 1933 and subsequently served as assistant pastor at Saint Anthony Church ( Indianapolis ). Father Pfau acquired a national reputation by joining Alcoholics Anonymous and becoming a dedicated campaigner for agencies devoted to curing alcoholism. In 1946 he was released from parochial duties to organize the Catholic Clergy Conference on Alcoholism of which he was secretary until his death on Feb. 19, 1967. He traveled and lectured extensively on alcoholism and wrote several pamphlets on the subject.

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PHILLEY, ANNA: ca. 1861-1940.

Anna Philley , born about 1861, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Philley, Sr., pioneer residents of Fort Wayne, Ind. She graduated from the Emerson School of Expression ( Boston ). She taught irt Fort Wayne, Kendallville, Lagrange, and other Indiana cities. Miss Philley is believed to have been the first elocution teacher in Fort Wayne . She also taught at the former Westminster Seminary. For many years she operated a dramatic school in Fort Wayne but retired in 1922. She died in 1940.

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PHILLIPS, BEEMAN NOAL: 1927-

Born on May 4, 1927, Beeman Noal Phillips is a native of Boonville, Ind. He was married in 1952 and is the father of three children. He earned the A.B. degree in 1949 from Evansville College and the degrees of M.S. in 1950 and Ed.D. in 1954 from Indiana University. Phillips was director of the division of research, Indiana Department of Public Instruction, during 1954-56. In 1961 he began teaching psychology at the University of Texas.

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PHILLIPS, CHESTER ARTHUR: 1882-

Chester Arthur Phillips was born in Scipio, Ind., on July 17, 1882, the son of Jacob and Celia Celestia Phillips. He earned an A.B. degree from Central College (now Huntington College) in 1904 and received the following degrees from Yale University: A.B. in 1908, A.M. in 1909, and Ph.D. in 1919. He married Mary Gordon McMurray and they had three children: Jessie Dorothy, Gordon, and Van Lehn. Phillips taught at Yale University, 1909-10, and Dartmouth College, 1911-18. He joined the faculty of the State University of Iowa as professor of economics and finance where he became dean of the College of Commerce in 1921. He served as an economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago , 1937-42, and director of the First National Bank of Iowa City .

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PHILLIPS, HAROLD LYNN: 1913-

Harold Lynn Phillips was born in Palisades, Colo., on July 27, 1913, the son of Clayton Lake and Rose Elizabeth Phillips. He received the following academic degrees: A.B. from San Diego State College, 1936; B.Th. from Anderson College, 1939; A.M. from Butler University, 1941; B.D. from Christian Theological Seminary, 1948; and D.D. from Anderson College. On June 22, 1937, he married Ethel Louise Nott and they had four children. Phillips was book editor for the Gospel Trumpet Company (Anderson, Ind.) during 1936-51. He became editor-in-chief of the Warner Press in 1951, has been a member of the board of directors of that company since 1955, and has written several pamphlets.

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PHILLIPS, LOREN: 1905-1959.

The son of Ulysses G. and Mary Ellen Roberts Phillips, Loren Phillips was born on Oct. 14, 1905, in Shelby County, Ind. He attended Shelbyville High School and served in both the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army. Phillips edited the MIDLAND POETRY REVIEW and the HOOSIER POETRY MAOAZINE and compiled the Shelby County Pen and Palette Anthology. He is credited with writing several other books but they could not be verified. He died in 1959.

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PHILLIPS, MELBA NEWELL: 1907-

The daughter of Virgil B. and Eilda Elizabeth Meehan Phillips, Melba Newell Phillips was born in Hazelton, Ind., on Feb. 1, 1907. She received the A.B. degree page: [481][View Page [481]] in 1926 from Oakland City College ( Ind. ), A.M. degree in 1928 from Battle Creek College ( Mich. ), and Ph.D. degree in 1933 from the University of California. Miss Phillips taught physics at Battle Creek College, 1928-30; Connecticut College, 1937-38; Brooklyn College, 1938-41 and 1944-52; and the University of Minnesota, 1941-44. She was on the faculty of Washington University, 1957-62, and became professor of physics at the University of Chicago in 1962. She served on the Commission on College Physics, 1960-68, and the advisory board of the School Mathematics Study Group, 1964-67.

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PHILLIPS, PAUL CHRISLER: 1883-1956.

Paul Chrisler Phillips was born in Bloomfield, Ind., on Nov. 15, 1883. He was the son of Joseph A. and Lily F. Chrisler Phillips. He received two degrees from Indiana University, an A.B. in 1906 and an A.M. in 1910, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois in 1911. He married Alice M. Martin on Aug. 27, 1911. Phillips joined the history faculty of the University of Montana in 1911, achieved emeritus status in 1955, and served as director of the institution's museum and northwest history collections. He was state director of historical records for the U.S. Works Progress Administration, 1936-39, and a consultant to the U.S. Federal Power Commission, 1946. He edited books on Western history and worked in various editorial capacities for the PACIFIC NORTHWEST QUARTERLY, MONTANA MAGAZINE OF HISTORY, and FRONTIER AND MIDLAND. He died on Dec. 23, 1956.

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PHILLIPS, RICHARD EDWARD: 1930-

A native of Hammond, Ind., Richard Edward Phillips was born on Oct. 31, 1930. He earned the B.S. degree in 1952 from Purdue University, M.S. degree in 1954 from Oregon State College, and Ph.D. degree in 1959 from Cornell University. Phillips was a research associate at Cornell University, 1959-62; taught at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1962-64; and began teaching poultry science at the University of Minnesota in 1964. He was married in 1965 and is the father of three children. He served in the U.S. Army, 1954-56.

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PHILLIPS, ROSE MYRA: 1889-

Rose Myra Phillips was born in Mace, Ind., in 1889, the daughter of Ira and Elmira Baker. The family moved to Attica, Ind., in 1906. She was educated at Indiana State Teachers College and Purdue University. Mrs. Phillips taught in the public school for thirty-six years. After retirement she tutored privately for more than twenty years. Her cantatas, religious songs, and poetry have been published in periodicals.

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PHILPUTT, ALLAN BEARDEN: 1856-1925.

Allan Bearden Philputt was born in Bedford County, Tenn., on May 6, 1856. He was the son of Barton and Elizabeth Bearden Philputt. Moving to Indiana in 1867, he began teaching school in Monroe County at the age of eighteen. He received the degrees of A.B. in 1880 and A.M. in 1886 from Indiana University. On Sept. 23, 1880, he married Anna Maxwell.

Philputt was ordained in the Disciples of Christ church in 1879 and was a minister in Bloomington, Ind., until 1886. He taught at Indiana University for two years; studied at an Episcopal seminary in Philadelphia ; page: [482][View Page [482]] and held a pastorate in Philadelphia , 1890-98. He subsequently began preaching at the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis where he remained until his death on April 19, 1925. Philputt was a trustee of the Union Society of Christian Endeavor, past president of the American Christian Missionary Convention, and member of the board of directors of Butler College.

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PICKERING, ABNER: 1854-

Born in Wabash County, Ind., on July 11, 1854, Abner Pickering was the son of Hiram and Margaret Jackson Pickering. He graduated from the United States Military Academy and was commissioned as a second lieutenant on June 14, 1878. He married Celeste Florence Kuykendall on May 13, 1879. Picketing served in the Northwest until 1898; in the Santiago Campaign ( Cuba ) and with the Army of Occupation, 1899; in the Philippine Islands, 1902-05 and 1910-12; and on the Mexican border, 1913-17. He subsequently commanded regular Army troops in Chickamauga Park, Ga., until Dec. 28, 1917.

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PIEPER, CHARLES JOHN: 1887-

Charles John Pieper was born in Avilla, Ind., on May 30, 1887, the son of William and Rosina Vogeding Pieper. He received an A.B. degree from Wabash College in 1910 and an A.M. degree from Columbia University in 1926. He married Josephine Haley in 1929 and they had one son, Peter Joseph. He wed his second wife, Clare E. Gerry, on Nov. 17, 1938. Pieper taught in several experimental high schools including the University of Chicago high school and joined the faculty of New York University in 1928. He served in World War I.

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PIERCY, JOSEPHINE KETCHAM: 1895-

Josephine Ketcham Piercy was born on Sept. 27, 1895, in Indianapolis, Ind., the daughter of Joseph William and Mary Ketcham Piercy. She earned the degrees of A.B. in 1918 and A.M. in 1919 from Indiana University; an A.M. degree from Columbia University in 1922; and a Ph.D. degree from Yale University in 1937. Miss Piercy began teaching at Indiana University in 1926 and became professor of English in 1964. She was a member of the advisory committee on literature, Indiana Governor's Commission on the Arts, and has edited several books.

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PIERSON, COEN GALLATIN: 1901-1972.

Coen Gallatin Pierson was born in Dubois County, Ind., on March 7, 1901, the son of John B. and Ellen McBride Pierson. He received the A.B. degree from DePauw University in 1922, A.M. degree from the University of Illinois in 1924, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1932. He wed Viva Bolin on June 18, 1919, and they had two sons, John and Robert. He married his second wife, Elizabeth O'Neal, on Nov. 29, 1963. Pierson taught in high schools in Crawfordsville and Winslow . He joined the faculty of DePauw University in 1925; was head of the history department, 1960-66; and retired in 1966. He died in South Bend, Ind., on May 18, 1972.

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PIERSON, DONALD: 1900-

Donald Pierson was born on Sept. 8, 1900, in Indianapolis, Ind., the son of William Gilbert and Ada May Brown Pierson. He received the A.B. degree in 1927 page: [483][View Page [483]] from the College of Emporia ( Kans. ) and the A.M. degree in 1933 and Ph.D. degree in 1939 from the University of Chicago. On June 12, 1929, he married Helen Joy Batchelor. Pierson was a research associate at Fisk University during 1937-39. At the Escola de Sociologia e Politica ( Brazil ) he was professor of sociology, 1939-59; chairman of the department of sociology and anthropology, 1941-43; and dean of the graduate division, 1943-57. He taught in Mexico , 1960-61; held a Guggenheim fellowship for research in Portugal and spain , 1963-64; and was a Fulbright lecturer to Portugal , 1966.

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PINKSTON, JOSEPH M.: 1931-

Joseph M. Pinkston was born on May 20, 1931, in Bloomington, Ind. He is the son of Floyd Joseph and Mabel Humphreys Pinkston and was educated in local schools. He served in the U.S. Air Force, 1950-54, and was an investigator for Pinkerton's National Detective Agency, 1955-58. In 1958 he became a radio communications representative for Motorola Communications and Electronics in Chicago .

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PIPER, EDGAR BRAMWELL: 1865-1928.

Edgar Bramwell Piper was born in Warsaw, Ind., on Feb. 25, 1865, the son of William Gerard and Henrietta Piper. Moving to Oregon in 1876, he received the degrees of A.B. in 1886 and LL.D. in 1909 from Willamette University. He married Leona Willis on June 17, 1891, and they had three children: Edgar Eugene, Constance, and John David. Beginning in 1888 Piper worked in newspaper offices in Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle . He became managing editor of the PORTLAND MORNING OREGONIAN in 1904 and editor in 1910. He was a past vice president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors and died on May 3, 1928.

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PITTS, ROBERT FRANKLIN: 1908-

A native of Indianapolis, Ind., Robert Franklin Pitts was born on Oct. 24, 1908, the son of John Franklin and Estella Coffin Pitts. He received the B.S. degree in 1929 from Butler University, Ph.D. degree in 1932 from Johns Hopkins University, and M.D. degree in 1938 from New York University. On Dec. 25, 1936, he married Marjorie Anna Wallace and they had two children, Robert Wallace and Marjorieann. Pitts taught at New York University, 1932-38 and 1940-42. He joined the faculty of Cornell University in 1942 and became chairman of the physiology department in 1950. He was the recipient of the Gall Borden Award in 1960 and the H. W. Smith Award in renal physiology in 1963.

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PLACE, MARIAN TEMPLETON (MRS. HOWARD T.): 1910-

Marian Templeton , born on Oct. 14, 1910, in Gary, Ind., is the daughter of Clarence R. and Lillian Farrell Templeton. She received the degrees of B.S. from the University of Minnesota in 1931 and A.B. from Rollins College in 1935. In 1936 she married Howard Thirloway Place and they had two children, David and Nancy Jean. Mrs. Place led several workshops in juvenile writing at the University of Montana and the University of Colorado. She was formerly active in Girl Scouts and Junior League and was the recipient of the Spur Award for best Western juvenile book, 1958 and 1959. She also page: [484][View Page [484]] writes under the names of Dale White and R. D. Whitinger.

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PLANE, ROBERT ALLEN: 1927-

Robert Allen Plane was born in Evansville, Ind., on Sept. 30, 1927. He was married in 1950 and is the father of four children. He obtained the A.B. degree in 1948 from Evansville College and the degrees of S.M. in 1949 and Ph.D. in 1951 from the University of Chicago. Plane worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory during 1951-52. Joining the faculty of Cornell University in 1952, he was chairman of the chemistry department, 1967-70, and became provost in 1969.

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PLANT, LELA VIRGINIA HOPPES (MRS. ROYAL E.): 1902-

Lela Virginia Hoppes was born in Wells County, Ind., on July 20, 1902, the daughter of Cyrus E. and Lydia Alice Dyson Hoppes. She earned the degrees of A.B. in 1926 and M.S. in 1939 from Indiana University. She married Royal E. Plant in 1928. Mrs. Plant taught in Indiana in Wells County , 1919-21, and Bluffton , 1921-23. In Gary she was a teacher, 1926-39; guidance counselor, 1939-45; elementary school principal, 1945-57; and elementary school supervisor, 1957-64. She became professor of education at Valparaiso University in 1964.

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PLETTA, DAN HENRY: 1903-

Dan Henry Pletta was born in South Bend, Ind., on Dec. 31, 1903. He earned the degrees of B.S. in 1927 and C.E. in 1938 from the University of Illinois and the M.S. degree in 1931 from the University of Wisconsin. He was married in 1931 and is the father of two children. Pletta taught at the University of Wisconsin, 1927-30, and the University of South Dakota, 1930-32. From 1932 until his retirement in 1972, he taught mechanics and was head of the department of applied mechanics, 1948-70, at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

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PLOUGHE, MARY WINBOROUGH (MRS. MARTIN): 1872-1945.

Mary Winborough was born in Clinton County, Ind., in 1872. She was the daughter of William H. and Celia King Winborough. She married Martin Ploughe in 1892 and died in Kempton, Ind., on Jan. 31, 1945.

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PLUNKETT, ORDA ALLEN: 1897-

Orda Allen Plunkett was born in Advance, Ind., on Aug. 4, 1897. He received the A.B. degree in 1920 from Wabash College and the degrees of A.M. in 1922 and Ph.D. in 1924 from the University of Illinois. He was married in 1924. Plunkett was an assistant in botany at the University of Illinois, 1920-23, and instructed at Illinois State Normal University, 1924-25. He subsequently joined the faculty of the University of California ( Los Angeles ) where he taught botany until his retirement in 1965.

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POGGEL, MARY (SISTER MARY SALESIA): 1851-1907.

Mary Poggel was born in New Albany, Ind., on Jan. 6, 1851, and was the daughter of William and Gertrude Selle Poggel. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Francis ( Oldenburg ) on Oct. 4, 1869. Her religious name was Sister Mary Salesia and she used the pen name Ave. Between 1872 and 1901 Sister Salesia taught at Immaculate Conception Academy. In 1901 she opened Saint Francis of Assisi School in Cincinnati . Due to ill health she returned to Oldenburg about 1905 where she taught at Saint Agnes Novitiate. Her illness caused her to retire altogether and she died on Oct. 11, 1907.

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POGUE, BARTON REES: 1891-1965.

Barton Rees Pogue was born in Monon, Ind., on Feb. 13, 1891. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Taylor University, 1918; a bachelor of sacred theology degree from Boston University School of Theology; a diploma from Phidelah Rice School of the Spoken Word ( Mass. ); and a master's degree from the University of Michigan. He and his wife, Maude, had one daughter, Carolyn. Pogue was head of the department of speech and dramatics at Taylor University, eleven years, and taught speech at Indiana University, one year. He served as associate minister of the First Methodist Church ( Boston ) and later was pastor of the Union Congregational Church (East Walpole, Mass.). Returning to Indiana , he held pastorates at the Methodist Church in Liberty Center and the Methodist Church in Daleville in the 1950s. It was as a poet that Pogue became known throughout the country. He read his poems more than 3,000 times to a wide variety of audiences and organizations in twenty states. For many years he conducted a regular radio show on a Cincinnati station and on WIBC in page: [486][View Page [486]] Indianapolis and was a regular guest on station WLS in Chicago . Pogue also worked for three years as a newspaper reporter for the INDIANAPOLIS TIMES. He was a member of the Upland town board for sixteen years, serving the last four years as president. He was librarian at Upland Public Library when he died on Feb. 27, 1965, in Marion, Ind.

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POHLMAN, MAX EDWARD: 1911-

Max Edward Pohlman was born in Bloomington, Ind., on Oct. 17, 1911, the son of Augustus Grote and Kathleen Black Pohlman. He writes under the names of Claude Benjamin, Max Edwards, and Marion E. George. He attended Saint Louis University, receiving the B.S. degree in 1930 and the M.D. degree in 1934. On Aug. 1, 1945, he married Harriet Witbeck and they had two children, Edward and Kathleen. Pohlman is a specialist in the ear, nose, and throat and a faculty member, department of surgery, at the University of Southern California. He served in the U.S. Navy medical corps during 1940-46 and writes plays.

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PULIS, HARRY: 1882-1968.

A native of Russia , Harry Pulis was born on March 14, 1882. He became a resident of South Bend, Ind., in 1910. He worked as a peddler, wholesaler, candy dealer, grocer, and real estate dealer. He and his wife, Anna, had two sons, Morris and Ben. He established the Pulis Foundation from the proceeds of the book listed below. The nonprofit, nonsectarian endowment furnishes community-living facilities for destitute elderly persons. He died in South Bend on March 18, 1968.

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POLK, GRACE MAE PORTERFIELD (MRS. RALPH): ?-1965.

Grace Mae Porterfield was born in Richmond, Ind., the daughter of David A. and Minerva Jane Garland Porterfield. She attended Thomas Classical School (Washington, D. C.), College of Music ( Cincinnati ), and Saenger Music School ( New York ). She married Ralph Polk on April 15, 1903, and they had one son, Ralph Porterfield, Jr. Mrs. Polk was a concert singer and composed several songs and operettas. She was owner and editor of POLK-A-DoTs, a children's magazine; moved to Florida in 1947; and died in 1965.

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POMEROY, WARDELL BAXTER: 1913-

Born on Dec. 6, 1913, in Kalamazoo, Mich., Wardell Baxter Pomeroy is the son of Percy and Mary Baxter Pomeroy. He received the degrees of A.B. in 1935 and A.M. in 1941 from Indiana University and the Ph.D. degree from Columbia University in 1952. He married Martha Catherine Sindlinger in 1937 and they had three children: David, John, and Mary Lynne. Pomeroy was a psychologist for the Department of Public Welfare (South Bend, Ind.), 1939-43, and served as a research associate and director of field research, Institute for Sex Research, at Indiana University, 1943-63. He began a private marriage counseling practice in New York City in 1963.

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PORTER, ALICE DOWNEY (MRS. FREDERICK): 1856-1947.

Alice Downey was born in Greencastle, Ind., in 1856. She was the daughter of Charles G. Downey and received a master's degree from DePauw University in 1899. She married Frederick Porter in 1883. Mrs. Porter taught at DePauw Academy, Northwestern University, and Wellesley College. She subsequently joined the faculty of Baker University where she also served as dean of women, 1899-1918. She retired in 1918 but taught an additional twenty years at a settlement house in Boston . Prior to her death in 1947 she was active in involving the nation's teachers in the movement for international peace.

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PORTER, COLE: 1893-1964.

Cole Porter , composer and lyricist of hit songs and musicals, was born near Peru, Ind., on June 9, 1893. The son of Samuel Fenwick and Kate Cole Porter, he began playing piano and violin at the age of six. He graduated from Worcester Academy ( Mass. ) in 1909 and earned an A.B. degree from Yale University in 1913. He did graduate work at Harvard Law School in 1914 and attended Harvard Music School, 1915-16. He received the honorary degrees of Mus.D. from Williams College, 1955, and L.H.D. from Yale University, 1960. He also studied at the Schola Cantorum in Paris . Porter's musical comedy, See America First, which was written in 1915 was not successful. After college he joined the French Foreign Legion and transferred to the French Army, serving from 1917 to 1919. On Dec. 18, 1919, he married Linda Lee Thomas in Paris and they maintained residences in the United States and abroad for a number of years. Some of Porter's more popular musicals were Paris , 1928; Red Hot and Blue, 1936; Dubarry Was a Lady, 1939; Around the World in Eighty Days, 1946; Kiss Me Kate, 1948; Can-Can, 1953; and Silk Stockings, 1954. He also wrote scores for numerous motion pictures including Born to Dance, 1936; You'll Never Get Rich, 1941; Night and Day which was autobiographical, 1945; and High Society, 1956. Songs such as "Begin the Beguine" and "You're the Tops" became hits on their own and made Cole Porter one of the most popular American songwriters of the twentieth century. He died on Oct. 16, 1964, in Santa Monica, Calif.

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PORTER, HORACE G.: 1913-

A native of Goodland, Ind., Horace G. Porter was born on Feb. 6, 1913. He received the A.B. degree from Arkansas Agricultural and Mechanical College in 1936 and the M.S. degree from Louisiana State University in 1938. He was married in 1940 and is the father of two children. Employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Porter worked for the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, 1940-45, and joined the cotton division of the Foreign Agricultural Service in 1957. During 1945-48 and 1950-57 he was an agricultural economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond ( Va. ).

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PORTER, LAMBERT COMBS: 1916-

Born in Vincennes, Ind., on Oct. 28, 1916, Lambert Combs Porter is the son of Lambert and Margaret Combs Porter. He received the degrees of A.B. in 1939 and A.M. in 1941 from Indiana University and a doctorate in 1953 from both the University of Paris and the University of Toulouse. He married Rosamond Sizelove on Dec. 22, 1940, and they had three children: Rosamond, Lambert, and Alain. Porter taught at Northwestern University, 1953-55; Wabash College, 1955-56; and Cornell University, 1956-61. In 1961 he became associate professor of languages at the University of Rhode Island.

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  • La Fatrasie et le Fatras; Essai sur la Poésie Irrationnelle en France au Moyen Age. Genève, 1960.Search "La Fatrasie et le Fatras; Essai sur la Poésie
                                        Irrationnelle en France au Moyen Age" by PORTER, LAMBERT COMBS: 1916- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

PORTER, LYMAN WILLIAM: 1930-

Lyman William Porter was born in Lafayette, Ind., on March 19, 1930, the son of Charles L. and Mary A. Stouffer Porter. He received a B.S. degree from Northwestern University in 1952 and a Ph.D. degree from Yale University in 1956. He married Meredith Moeller on April 6, 1958, and they had two children, Anne and William. From 1956 to 1967 Porter taught at the University of California ( Berkeley ). In 1967 he became professor of administration and psychology and assistant dean of the graduate school of administration at the University of California ( Irvine ). He was a Ford Foundation faculty research fellow, 1959-60.

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POSEY, JACOB ALBERT: 1863-

Jacob Albert Posey was born in Cedar Grove, Ind., on June 27, 1863. When he was ten his father allowed him to drive a ten-pony team for the John Robinson Circus. Because of that experience he soon left school and joined the Van Amberg show in Connersville, Ind., driving a six-horse hitch. Posey spent sixty-four years with the big top, usually as superintendent of horses, and toured the United States and Europe. One of his interim jobs was superintendent of street sweepers in Cincinnati where his family lived for many years. Upon retirement he became a resident of Huntington Park, Calif.

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POST, MARGARET VIRGINIA STEPHENSON (MRS. H. JOHN): 1909-

A native of Plainfield, Ind., Margaret Virginia Stephenson was born on Aug. 16, 1909, the daughter of Robert Wans and Sarah Virginia Rupe Stephenson. She graduated from Louisiana State University. She married Everett L. Moore on Dec. 25, 1932, and they had two daughters, Jo Ann and Sue Ellen. On June 27, 1970, she married her second husband, H. John Post . Mrs. Post was city editor of the LOGANSPORT PRESS; editor of the MOORESVILLE TIMES; columnist for the INDIANAPOLIS STAR and INDIANAPOLIS TIMES; and head of the department of journalism at Franklin College, 1942-51. She was coordinator of the Indianapolis Anti-Crime Crusade and was named Indiana Mother of the Year in 1965.

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  • Plainfield Friends Mark a Century, 1851-1951 (withPercy M. Thomas). Plainfield. Ind., 1951.Search "Plainfield Friends Mark a Century, 1851-1951" by POST, MARGARET VIRGINIA STEPHENSON (MRS. H. JOHN): 1909- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Lawbreakers, America's Number One Domestic Problem (withM. Stanton Evans). New Rochelle, N.Y., 1968.Search "The Lawbreakers, America's Number One Domestic
                                        Problem" by POST, MARGARET VIRGINIA STEPHENSON (MRS. H. JOHN): 1909- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

POSTLE, KATHLEEN RESSLER (MRS. ARTHUR S.): 1905-

The daughter of Richard Henley and Emma Elizabeth Sigler Ressler, Kathleen Ressler was born in Cambridge City, Ind., on June 5, 1905. She earned the A.B. degree from Indiana State Teachers College and A.M. page: [489][View Page [489]] and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Cincinnati. On July 6, 1946, she married Arthur Schley Postle . Mrs. Postle taught in Indiana high schools, 1926-31; held various positions at the University of Cincinnati, 1931-45; and was a member of the English department at the Indiana University regional campus ( Richmond ), 1948-64. She joined the faculty of Earlham College in 1950 and became editor of the Earlham College Press in 1963.

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POTTER, ANDREY ABRAHAM: 1882-

Andrey Abraham Potter was born in Vilna, Russia, on Aug. 5, 1882. A naturalized U.S. citizen, he was married in 1906 and is the father of two children. He earned the S.B. degree in 1903 from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and worked for the General Electric Company for three years. Potter was a member of the faculty of Kansas State College for fifteen years where he taught mechanical engineering, was dean of engineering, and served as director of the engineering experiment station. From 1920 until his retirement in 1953 he was dean of the school of engineering at Purdue University. He was president of the Engineering Council, 1936-38; board member, National Science Foundation, 1950-58; and president of Bituminous Coal Research, Inc., 1950-60. Potter is the recipient of several honorary degrees and has written research studies.

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  • Farm Motors; Steam and Gas Engines, Hydraulic and Electric Motors, Windmills. New York, 1913.Search "Farm Motors; Steam and Gas Engines, Hydraulic and Electric
                                        Motors, Windmills" by POTTER, ANDREY ABRAHAM: 1882- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Elements of Steam and Gas Power Engineering (withJames P. Calderwood). New York, 1920.Search "Elements of Steam and Gas Power Engineering" by POTTER, ANDREY ABRAHAM: 1882- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

POUTCH, ALPHA STARR (MRS. FRANK J.): 1888-

Born on Dec. 23, 1888, Alpha Starr is a native of New Albany, Ind. Her parents were William L. and Elizabeth V. Johnson Start. She graduated from New Albany High School and attended the University of Louisville ( Ky. ) for two years. She married Frank J. Poutch and they had two daughters, Jane and Elizabeth. Mrs. Poutch has spent her career as a housewife, poet, artist, and musician. Several of her poems have been set to music, many of which have been both sung and read before New Albany organizations and clubs.

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POWELL, LYLE STEPHENSON: 1893-

Lyle Stephenson Powell was born on Nov. 5, 1893, near Rushville, Ind., the son of Dalmanutha and Emma Ellen Stephenson Powell. He earned the A.B. degree in 1921 from the University of Wyoming and the M.D. degree in 1925 from the University of Nebraska. He married Elin Geraldine Olson on Feb. 10, 1923, and they had two sons, Lyle Stephenson and Robert Wayne. Powell was an ophthalmologist in Lawrence, Kans., from 1927 to 1947 and subsequently set up private practice in San Diego, Calif. A veteran of World Wars I and II, he also served in the medical department of the Chinese Army during the latter. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Legion of Merit by the U.S. government and the Order of Yun-Hui by the Chinese government.

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POWELL, RICHARD LEWIS: 1936-

Richard Lewis Powell was born on Jan. 4, 1936, in Saint Louis, Mo., the son of Louis J. and Mabel T. Powell. He received the A.B. and A.M. degrees from Indiana University in 1959 and 1961 respectively. He and his wife, Marion , had four children: Margaret A., Elizabeth J., Victoria G., and Richard Owen. Powell worked as a geologist for the Arrowhead Silica Corporation, 1961, and the Indiana Geological Survey, 1961-71. He was a fellow of the National Speleological Society and in 1972 was elected chairman of the geology-geography section, Indiana Academy of Science. He has been a resident of Indiana since 1946 and has written numerous articles on the geology of the state.

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POWER, JULES: 1921-

Jules Power was born in Hammond, Ind., on Oct. 19, 1921. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1944. He married Dorothy Kutchinsky and they had two children, Robert and Robin. A television and film producer, he is president of Jules Power Productions, Inc., and Jules Power International Productions, Inc. Television shows that he has produced include "Watch Mr. Wizard," "Discovery," and "How Life Begins." He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. Power has received the following honors: Emmy Award, Peabody Award, Thomas Alva Edison Award, and Ohio State Award.

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POWER, RICHARD LYLE: ca. 1895-1960.

Richard Lyle Power was born in Milroy, Ind., circa 1895. He served in World War I, graduated from Earlham College, and earned an A.M. degree from Harvard University and a Ph.D. degree from American University. He married Florence Doan and they had two children, Marcia and Richard W. Power taught in Indiana public schools before becoming professor of history at Saint Lawrence University. He remained at that institution for twenty years, helped organize the Canton Forum, and was head of the Boy Scout Council of Saint Lawrence County. He died on Aug. 15, 1960.

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  • Planting Corn Belt Culture; the Impress of the Upland Southerner and Yankee in the Old Northwest. Indianapolis. 1953.Search "Planting Corn Belt Culture; the Impress of the Upland Southerner
                                        and Yankee in the Old Northwest" by POWER, RICHARD LYLE: ca. 1895-1960. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

POWERS, PHILIP NATHAN: 1912-

Philip Nathan Powers was born in Terre Haute, Ind., on Aug. 17, 1912. Twice wed (1936 and 1959), he is the father of three children. He received the degrees of A.B. in 1932 and Ph.D. in 1940 from Columbia University. Powers taught at Columbia University, 1932-35 and 1937-38, and Stephens College, 1939-42. From 1942 to 1951 he worked for the federal government. He was director of atomic projects for the Monsanto Chemical Company, 1951-55, and president of the Internuclear Company, 1955-60. In 1960 he became head of the department of nuclear engineering at Purdue University.

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POYSER, BLANCHE KLUSSMAN (MRS. LEWIS N.): ?-1939.

Blanche Klussman was born in Columbia City, Ind., the daughter of Garrett P. and Lillie Davis Klussman. She was widely known as a poet and belonged to the Indiana Poetry Society. She married Lewis N. Poyser . Mrs. Poyser was a resident of Indianapolis for thirty-five years prior to her death in 1939.

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PRATT, GUY A.: 1896-1968.

Guy A. Pratt , son of Victor and Mary Rollison Pratt, was born on April 14, 1896, in Bell Prairie, Ill. He received the B.S. degree from Indiana State Teachers College and the M.S. degree from Colorado State College. On May 29, 1923, he married Margaret Hay. Pratt taught school for more than four decades and was in the bookbinding business for many years. He was a resident of Indiana for sixty-six years, served in World War I, and died in 1968.

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PRENTISS, DELIGHT SWEETSER (MRS. FRANCIS F.): 1873-1903.

Delight Sweetser was born in Hartford City, Ind., on Jan. 21, 1873, the daughter of James Vermilyea and Emma Harter Sweetser. She attended Wellesley College and lived abroad for awhile. On Jan. 3, 1900, she married Francis Fleury Prentiss . Mrs. Prentiss wrote for Chicago and Indianapolis newspapers and died in 1903.

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PRIBBLE, WAYNE I.: 1915-

Wayne I. Pribble was born on Nov. 21, 1915, in Huntington County, Ind. He graduated from the General Electric Appliance School and began working for the General Electric Company in 1934 as an apprentice machinist-toolmaker. He designed plastic molds and fixtures and became chief designer of compression, injection, and transfer molds at the Fort Wayne plastics division in 1937. In 1942 Pribble was appointed product engineer for the division.

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  • Plastics Mold Engineering; the Fundamentals of Plastics Mold Design and Construction (withJohn H. DuBois). Chicago, 1946.Search "Plastics Mold Engineering; the Fundamentals of Plastics Mold
                                        Design and Construction" by PRIBBLE, WAYNE I.: 1915- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

PRICE, KINGSLEY BLAKE: 1917-

Born on Aug. 24, 1917, in Salem, Ind., Kingsley Blake Price is the son of James Allan and Hildred Louella Blake Price. He earned three degrees from the University of California ( Berkeley ): A.B. in 1938, A.M. in 1942, and Ph.D. in 1946. Price taught at the University of California ( Berkeley ), 1946-47; the University of Nevada, 1947-48; Sarah Lawrence College, 1948-51; and the University of Washington, 1951-53. He began teaching at Johns Hopkins University in 1953 and became professor of philosophy and education in 1963. Price contributes to ENCYCLOPEDIA AMERICANA and ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHILOSOPHY.

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PRICE, LAVERNE BROWNE (MRS. FRED D.): 1879-1958.

Born in Markle, Ind., on Feb. 16, 1879, LaVerne Browne was the daughter of Jacob M. and Clara Myers Browne. She married Fred D. Price on Nov. 18, 1905, and they had two sons, Frederick and Max. Mrs. Price died in 1958.

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PRICE, MILES OSCAR: 1890-1968.

Miles Oscar Price was born in Plymouth, Ind., on July 31, 1890, the son of Emanuel and Mary Jane Dickson Price. He married Fannie J. Elliott on Jan. 3, 1915, and they had two children, Miles Macy and Mary Dunsdon. He received the S.B. degree from the University of Chicago in 1914, the B.L.S. degree from the University of Illinois in 1922, and the LL.B. degree from Columbia University in 1938. Price held library positions at the University of Chicago, 1910-14; the University of Illinois, 1914-22; and the U.S. Patent Office, 1922-29. He was law librarian and professor of law at Columbia University from 1919 to 1961. He was a consultant to Duke University Law School, 1961-62, and Library of Congress, 1962-64. A member of the American Association of Law Librarians, Price served as president from 1946 to 1957. He was awarded an honorary LL.D. degree by Temple University, 1954, and edited several books. He indexed about 75,000 pages of legal literature during his career and died in 1968.

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  • A Guide to Moot Court Brief Writing and to the Use of the Law Library for First Year Law Students (withRichard C. Flesch). New York, 1932.Search "A Guide to Moot Court Brief Writing and to the Use of the Law
                                        Library for First Year Law Students" by PRICE, MILES OSCAR: 1890-1968. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Order Work in a Law Library. New York, 1941.Search "Order Work in a Law Library" by PRICE, MILES OSCAR: 1890-1968. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • A Practical Manual of Standard Legal Citations; Rules, Rationale, and Examples of Citations to Authority for Lawyers, Law Students, Teachers, and Research Workers. New York, 1950.Search "A Practical Manual of Standard Legal Citations; Rules, Rationale,
                                        and Examples of Citations to Authority for Lawyers, Law Students, Teachers, and
                                        Research Workers" by PRICE, MILES OSCAR: 1890-1968. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Effective Legal Research; a Practical Manual of Law Books and Their Use (withHarry Dither). New York, 1953.Search "Effective Legal Research; a Practical Manual of Law Books and
                                        Their Use" by PRICE, MILES OSCAR: 1890-1968. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Problems for Effective Legal Research (withHarry Bitnet). Englewood Cliffs, 1956.Search "Problems for Effective Legal Research" by PRICE, MILES OSCAR: 1890-1968. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

PRICE, RAY GLENN: 1903-

Born on July 7, 1903, in Catlin, Ind., Ray Glenn Price is the son of William and Ada Gatt Price. He earned a B.S. degree from Indiana State Teachers College, 1928; A.M. degree from the University of Chicago, 1932; and Ph.D. degree from the University of Cincinnati, 1945. He married Katherine Travers in 1932 and they had two children, Ray G., Jr., and Roberta Gail. Price was a teacher in Indiana , 1928-36, and director of business teacher training at the University of Cincinnati, 1936-47. In 1948 he joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota where he became professor of education. He received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Indiana State University in 1964.

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PRICKETT, EDNA ANN: 1908-

Edna Ann Prickett was born in Wolf Lake, Ind., on March 26, 1908, the daughter of Charles H. and Anna Seymour Prickett. She received the B.S. degree in 1928 from Hillsdale College and a diploma in nursing from Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing. Miss Prickett was operating room supervisor at Presbyterian Hospital ( Chicago ), 1940-52, and taught in the school of nursing at the University of Pittsburgh, 1952-54. She was a consultant for the National League of Nursing, 1954-57, and the American Sterilizer Company, 1957-65. In 1965 she became assistant director of the nursing division, American Hospital Association.

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PROFFITT, MARIS MARION: 1876-

Maris Marion Proffitt was born in Franklin, Ind., on Dec. 27, 1876, the son of Francis Marion and America Richardson Proffitt. He received a Ph.B. degree from Franklin College in 1905, an A.M. degree from the University of Chicago in 1924, and a Ph.D. degree from American University in 1936. He married Mary Elizabeth Higgins on Aug. 7, 1919. Proflitt was a schoolteacher in Indiana in 1896; held a variety of other publie school positions; and was professor of psychology and industrial education at the University of Maryland, 1919-25. During 1925-46 he worked for the U.S. Office of Education. From 1947 until his retirement in 1949, he was employed by the American Council on Education. Throughout his career Proffitt participated in many school surveys.

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PROFFITT, RHOLLA LAURENCE: 1890-1962.

Born in Boone County, Ind., on Oct. 7, 1890, Rholla Laurence Proffitt was the son of Henry W. and Mary page: [493][View Page [493]] Irena Proflitt. After graduation from high school, he was licensed to teach vocational education on the high school level. On Sept. 21, 1921, he married Goldie Clara Gibson and they had one son, Paul. Proffitt served in World War I and taught at the Indiana Boys' School for twenty years. A member of the "Poet's Corner," he received that organization's Gold Medal for Meditations. He was also an essayist, feature writer, and author of a bakery manual. He died on May 3, 1962.

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PROSCH, HARRY J.: 1917-

Born in Logansport, Ind., on May 4, 1917, Harry J. Prosch, Jr. , is the son of Harry J. and Clara Rehwald Prosch. He obtained the following degrees from the University of Chicago: A.B. in 1948, A.M. in 1950, and Ph.D. in 1955. He married Doris Becket and they had two children, Michael and Christine. Prosch taught at the University of Chicago, 1952-53; Idaho State College, 1953-55; Southern Methodist University, 1955-56; and Shimer College, 1956-62. In 1962 he became professor and chairman of the department of philosophy at Skidmore College. He has been the recipient of several awards and grants.

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PROSSER, WILLIAM LLOYD: 1898-

On March 15, 1898, William Lloyd Prosser was born in New Albany, Ind. He earned the A.B. degree from Harvard University in 1918 and the LL.B. degree from the University of Minnesota in 1928. He was married in 1925 and is the father of three children. Prosser taught law at the University of Minnesota, 1929-42, and Harvard University, 1947-48. He was dean of the law school at the University of California ( Berkeley ) from 1948 to 1963. In 1963 he joined the faculty of Hastings College of Law ( San Francisco ). He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I and has received a number of honorary degrees.

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PROTSMAN, CLYDE R.: 1896-

Clyde R. Protsman was born on Jan, 10. 1896, near Vevay, Ind., the son of Elmer Ellsworth and Vesta Jane Clevenger Protsman. He attended Vevay High School and wrote his first poem in 1917. He married Hulda E. Horst in 1949 and moved to Black Mountain, N.C., in 1952. His poetry has received wide attention on radio, has appeared in newspapers and magazines, and has been set to music. Protsman has won numerous awards for his books and for individual poems.

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PUGH, DAVID GRAHAM: 1909-

David Graham Pugh was born in Rushville, Ind., on Sept. 12, 1909. He received the degrees of B.S. in 1930 and M.D. in 1932 from Indiana University. He was married in 1935 and is the father of three children. Pugh interned at Indianapolis City Hospital, 1932-33, and joined the staff of the Mayo Clinic as a roentgenologist in 1938.

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PULLIAM, EUGENE COLLINS: 1889-

Eugene Collins Pulliam was born in Grant County, Kans., on May 3, 1889. His parents were Irvin Brown page: [494][View Page [494]] and Martha Ellen Collins Pulliam. He attended DePauw University, 1906-10, and has received honorary degrees from several institutions. He wed Nina Mason in 1941 and is the father of three children by a previous marriage. Pulliam worked as a reporter for the KANSAS CITY STAR during 1910-12. He was editor of the ATCHISON CHAMPION ( Kans. ), 1912-15, and FRANKLIN STAR ( Ind. ), 1915-23. Since 1923 he has been president of newspaper groups in Arizona and Indiana . He has served on many boards and has held several directorships. He was the recipient of the John Peter Zenger Award in 1966 and founded Sigma Delta Chi, a national journalistic fraternity.

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PULLIAM, NINA MASON (MRS. EUGENE C.): 1906-

Nina Mason was born on Sept. 19, 1906, in Martinsville, Ind., the daughter of B. F. and Laura L. Gesaman Mason. She received the honorary degrees of Litt.D. from the University of New Mexico in 1963 and D.H.L. from Indiana University in 1967 and studied at both institutions. She married Eugene C. Pulliam in 1941. Mrs. Pulliam has been vice president of newspaper groups in Indiana and Arizona and became a member of the board of trustees of Franklin College in 1963.

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  • South America, Land of the Future, Jewel of the Past (withEugene Pulliam). Indianapolis, 1951.Search "South America, Land of the Future, Jewel of the Past" by PULLIAM, NINA MASON (MRS. EUGENE C.): 1906- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • I Travelled a Lonely Land; This Is Australia and These Are the Australians As I Saw Them. Indianapolis, 1955.Search "I Travelled a Lonely Land; This Is Australia and These Are the
                                        Australians As I Saw Them" by PULLIAM, NINA MASON (MRS. EUGENE C.): 1906- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Iron-Curtain Time: The Brave Bullies. Glimpses Backstage Just Before the Storm, Autumn 1956. Indianapolis, 1956.Search "Iron-Curtain Time: The Brave Bullies. Glimpses Backstage Just
                                        Before the Storm, Autumn 1956" by PULLIAM, NINA MASON (MRS. EUGENE C.): 1906- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • We Are All in This Together. Flagstaff, Ariz., 1970.Search "We Are All in This Together" by PULLIAM, NINA MASON (MRS. EUGENE C.): 1906- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

PUTZ, LOUIS J.: 1909-

Louis J. Putz was born on June 1, 1909, in Simhach, Germany. He is the son of Ludwig and Anna Leidmann Putz and immigrated to the United States in 1923. He earned the A.B. degree from the University of Notre Dame, 1932, and L.S.T. degree from the Institut Catholique de Paris, 1936. On April 11, 1936, he was ordained a Roman Catholic priest. Father Putz joined the faculty of the University of Notre Dame as associate professor of theology in 1940. He became president of Fides Publishers, Inc. (South Bend, Ind.), in 1952. He is the founder and director of Young Christian Students, co-founder of Christian Family Movement, and director of Catholic Action Office (Notre Dame, Ind.). He has been associate editor of PERSPECTIVES since 1959 and received an honorary LL.D. degree from Portland University in that same year.

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PYLE, ERNIE TAYLOR: 1900-1945.

A native of Dana, Ind., Ernie Pyle was born on Aug. 3, 1900, the son of William C. and Maria Pyle. He attended Indiana University and for several years worked for newspapers in Indiana, New York City, and Washington, D. C. He married Geraldine Siebolds. Pyle worked as a telegraph editor, aviation columnist, and managing editor for the WASHINGTON NEWS. In 1935 he became a roving reporter for Scripps-Howard newspapers, traveling widely on his assignments, and began reporting from England in 1940. While covering the war in the Pacific, Pyle was killed by Japanese machine gun fire on April 18, 1945.

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PYLE, JOHN FREEMAN: 1890-

John Freeman Pyle was born in Indiana on Nov. 24, 1890. His parents were William Henry and Mary Elizabeth Stapleton Pyle. He received the following degrees from the University of Chicago: Ph.B. in 1917, A.M. in 1918, and Ph.D. in 1925. He married Lola Muril Webber in 1920 and they had one son, John Carroll. Pyle taught at Missouri State Teachers College ( Kirksville ), the University of Chicago, and Northwestern University. He was professor of economics and marketing and dean, Robert A. Johnson College of Business Administration, Marquette University, during 1925-42. In 1942 he became head of the department of economics and dean, College of Business and Public Administration, University of Maryland. He has participated in several government study commissions.

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