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VAILE, WILLIAM NEWELL: 1876-1927.

William Newell Vaile was born in Kokomo, Ind., on June 22, 1876, the son of Joel Frederick and Charlotte Marion White Vaile. He received the A.B. degree from Yale University, 1898, and was a special law student at the University of Colorado, 1899. He married his second wife, Kate Rothwell Varrell, on June 14, 1915, and they had one son, Joel Frederick. Vaile began to practice law in Denver in 1901 as a member of the firm Vaile, McAlister and Vaile. He was a congressman in Colorado from 1919 to 1927 and served in the Spanish-American War. He died on July 2, 1927.

Information from Who Was Who in America.

VAN AKEN, MARK JAY: 1922-

Mark Jay Van Aken was born in Elkhart, Ind., on April 9, 1922. He was married in 1952 and is the father of one child. He received the A.B. degree in 1944 from the University of Michigan and the degrees of A.M. in 1950 and Ph.D. in 1955 from the University of California (Berkeley). Van Aken taught history at Memphis State College, 1955-56; the University of California (Berkeley), 1956-57; San Diego State College, 1957-60; Alameda State College, 1960-63; and Duke University, 1963-66. In 1966 he became professor of history and director of Latin American studies at California State College (Hayward). He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve, 1944-46.

Information from Directory of American Scholars.

VAN ARSDELL, PAUL MARION: 1905-

The son of Marion and Katherine Palmer Van Arsdell, Paul Marion Van Arsdell was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on Sept. 25, 1905. He obtained the following degrees from the University of Illinois: B.S. in 1927, M.S. in 1929, and Ph.D. in 1935. He married Sophia Wilsford Smith on Sept. 15, 1946, and they had two sons, Paul Marion and Stephen Cottrell. Van Arsdell joined the faculty of the University of Illinois in 1927 where he has taught economics; has worked in the registrar's office; was associate dean of the college of commerce and business administration, thirty years; and became professor and chairman of the finance department in 1957. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve, 1943-46.

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VAN BRIGGLE, MARGARET FRANCES JESSUP (MRS. VARD L.): 1917-

Born on Jan. 7, 1917, in Decatur County, Ind., Margaret Frances Jessup is the daughter of Frank Eldo page: [624][View Page [624]] and Myrtle Patrick Jessup. She studied piano at Frankfort Pilgrim College and practical nursing at the Chicago School of Nursing. She married Vard Lester Van Briggle on Oct. 14, 1933, and they had one child, Nancy Jean. Mrs. Van Briggle became administrator of the Jessup nursing homes in Greensburg and Westport, Ind., in 1962. She received the Frankfort Pilgrim College Alumni Association Award for distinguished service as a Christian layman. She has contributed to PILGRIM YOUTH NEWS for six years, has had more than twenty-five short stories published in religious periodicals, and has edited several books.

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VAN BUSKIRK, VERA FRIEDERIKA GRAY (MRS. JAMES): 1907-

Vera Friederika Gray was born in Woodbury, N.J., on Nov. 3, 1907, the daughter of Charles Walter and Vera Marie Mammen Gray. She received the A.B. degree from Antioch College in 1930. She married James Van Buskirk on March 20, 1932, and they had two daughters, Eleanor and Priscilla. Mrs. Van Buskirk worked at the Cleveland Public Library and was a drama coach in Cleveland. She taught at a nursery school in Detroit and was an English and history teacher in Sarasota, Fla. She moved to Roann, Ind., in 1932; had a weekly radio program in Peru, Ind., five years; and wrote a sesquicentennial pageant for Roann in 1966.

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  • The Wabash-Erie Canal, 1832-1876, with Emphasis on the Lagro Locks. Wabash, Ind., 1965.Search "The Wabash-Erie Canal, 1832-1876, with Emphasis on the Lagro
                                        Locks" by VAN BUSKIRK, VERA FRIEDERIKA GRAY (MRS. JAMES): 1907- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

VANCE, RUSSELL EDWARD: 1922-

Russell Edward Vance was born in Rensselaer, Ind., on Nov. 17, 1922. He was married in 1943 and is the father of one child. He received the A.B. degree from Indiana Central College in 1947, A.M. degree from Butler University in 1949, and Ph.D. degree from Indiana University in 1956. Vance taught at junior high schools in Indiana, 1947-50; Indiana University, 1952-57; and Allegheny College, 1957-67. In 1967 he joined the faculty of Edinboro State College (Pa.).

Information from Directory of American Scholars.

VAN DEVENTER, FRED L.: 1903-1971.

A native of Tipton, Ind., Fred L. Van Deventer was born on Dec. 5, 1903, and was the son of Joseph and Allie Rood Van Devander. He attended Butler University and was awarded honorary degrees by Rider College, 1945; Franklin and Marshall College, 1953; and Lawrence Institute of Technology, 1954. He married Florence Rinard and they had two children, Nancy and Robert.

Van Deventer entered the newspaper business in Elwood, Ind., worked for the INDIANAPOLIS STAR, 1925-26; and was employed by the Hearst Universal News Service (Chicago) and King Features (New York City), 1927-30. During the early 1930 he returned to Indiana and worked for newspapers in Huntington, Winchester, and Seymour. He spent several years with the Associated Press and identified with radio and television in Detroit and New York since 1942. Van Deventer's original name was Van Devander, but he changed it for radio pronunciation purposes. He established the "Twenty Questions" quiz program and was employed by the Mutual Broadcasting Company, 1960-65. He later worked for newspapers in South Carolina and Virginia. He died on Dec. 2, 1971.

Information from INDIANAPOLIS STAR, Dec. 5, 1971, and Contemporary Authors.

  • Parade to Glory; the Story of the Shriners and Their Hos- pitals for Crippled Children. New York, 1959.Search "Parade to Glory; the Story of the Shriners and Their Hos- pitals
                                        for Crippled Children" by VAN DEVENTER, FRED L.: 1903-1971. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Cruising New Jersey Tidewater, a Boating and Touring Guide. New. Brunswick, N.J., 1964.Search "Cruising New Jersey Tidewater, a Boating and Touring
                                        Guide" by VAN DEVENTER, FRED L.: 1903-1971. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
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VAN DUSEN, CLARENCE RAYMOND: 1907-

Born on Nov. 9, 1907, in Elkhart, Ind., Clarence Raymond Van Dusen is the son of Owen and Caroline Van Dusen. He earned the A.B. degree from Indiana University in 1931 and the degrees of A.M. in 1932 and D.Sc. in 1937 from the University of Michigan. Married on Aug. 1, 1940, he is the father of one daughter, Susan Lyn. Van Dusen taught at Michigan State College, 1937-41, and the University of Miami where he was professor and director of the speech clinic, 1946-61. He was coordinator and dean of instruction at Brevard Junior College, 1961-64; president, Golden Hills Academy, 1964-65; and dean of faculty at Florida Keys Junior College, 1965-66. In 1966 he joined the staff of Mississippi State College for Women. He served in the U.S. Army, 1941-46, and received an Army Commendation Medal.

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  • Training the Voice for Speech, a Manual in Introductory Voice Training. New York. 1943.Search "Training the Voice for Speech, a Manual in Introductory Voice
                                        Training" by VAN DUSEN, CLARENCE RAYMOND: 1907- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • While You Were Away; Benefits for the Veteran, Governmental, State, Vocational, Educational, Loans. … Chicago. 1945.Search "While You Were Away; Benefits for the Veteran, Governmental,
                                        State, Vocational, Educational, Loans. …" by VAN DUSEN, CLARENCE RAYMOND: 1907- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The New Speech-O-Gram Technique for Persuasive Public Speaking (withHoward Van Smith). Englewood Cliffs, 1962.Search "The New Speech-O-Gram Technique for Persuasive Public
                                        Speaking" by VAN DUSEN, CLARENCE RAYMOND: 1907- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

VAN HOOK, WELLER: 1862-1933.

Weller Van Hook was born in Greenville, Ind., on May 16, 1862. He was the son of William Russell and Tillie Weller Van Hook. He received an A.B. degree from the University of Michigan in 1884 and an M.D. degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons (Chicago) in 1885. He married Anna Charles Whaleyon June 16, 1892. Van Hook taught surgery at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Chicago Postgraduate Medical School, and Northwestern University. He was a staff surgeon at Wesley Hospital in Chicago and died on June 30, 1933.

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VAN NADA, L. BELLE: ?-

L. Belle Van Nada was bern in southern Indiana, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George S. Van Nada. She taught school in Indiana for more than ten years, was a public lecturer, and was an advocate of women's rights. She was proprietor and manager of the Van Nada House in Petersburg, Ind.

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VANNATTA, MARIESUE EISENHUT: 1913-

Mariesue Eisenhut was born on Oct. 13, 1913, in Indianapolis, Ind., the daughter of John Ralph and Bertha Knodcl Eisenhut. The family moved to Martinsville, Ind., in 1937. She attended Herron School of Art (Indianapolis) and Purdue University and obtained the B.A.E. degree. On Aug. 17, 1947, she married Glen David Vannatta and they had one daughter, Marlesa. Retiring in 1972, Mrs. Vannatta taught art in Indianapolis schools for thirty-three years. She has contributed poems to Anthology of American Poetry and the Prairie Poet Anthology. She has won prizes and awards in art since she was a child and in recent years has been producing paintings. For twenty-five years she bred and developed rare and unusual colored parrot-type birds.

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VAN NATTER, FRANCIS MARION: 1892-1960.

Francis Marion Van Natter was born on Sept. 12, 1892, near Gaston, Ind. He was the son of James Barachus and Marilla Hayden DeLong Van Natter. He obtained an A.B. degree from the University of Illinois in 1916 and an A.M. degree from American University in 1923. He married Hazel Estella Tackwell.

Van Natter enlisted in the Indiana National Guard in 1916 and was sent to France as a member of the First Infantry Division in 1917. He received two Silver Stars, the Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Purple Heart. With page: [626][View Page [626]] the Graves Registration Service he became inspector of all military cemeteries in France where American personnel were buried. He was later appointed chief of the Balkan Section of the Diplomatic Service. Van Natter moved to Vincennes, Ind., where he studied the Indiana years of Abraham Lincoln; produced a radio program for the American Legion; and produced a Lincoln pageant in 1932. He died in 1960 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Information from Vincennes Public Library.

VANNEST, CHARLES GARRETT: 1880-1947.

Charles Garrett Vannest was born in Clinton, Ind., on June 7, 1880. He was the son of Taylor and Catherine Henry Vannest. He received the Ph.B. degree from the University of Chicago in 1919, A.M. degree from Indiana University in 1921, and Ph.D. degree from Saint Louis University in 1928. He married Maud Estelle Carmichael on May 13, 1903. Vannest taught at Indiana University, 1919, and Evansville College (Ind.), 1922-25. He joined the faculty of Harris Teachers College (Saint Louis) in 1925 as professor of history and remained there until his retirement in 1940. He died on May 23, 1947.

Information from Who Was Who in America.

  • Lincoln, the Hoosier; Abraham Lincoln's Life in Indiana. Saint Louis, 1928.Search "Lincoln, the Hoosier; Abraham Lincoln's Life in
                                        Indiana" by VANNEST, CHARLES GARRETT: 1880-1947. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Social Studies for the Lower Grades. Saint Louis, 1930. Socialized History of the United States (withHenry L. Smith). New York, 1931.Search "Social Studies for the Lower Grades. Saint Louis, 1930.
                                        Socialized History of the United States" by VANNEST, CHARLES GARRETT: 1880-1947. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Record of America (withJames T. Adams). New York, 1935.Search "The Record of America" by VANNEST, CHARLES GARRETT: 1880-1947. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

VAN ORMAN, RICHARD ALBERT: 1936-

Born on Aug. 16, 1936, in Evansville, Ind., Richard Albert Van Orman is the son of Fred Harold and Harriett Hodges Van Orman. He received the degrees of A.B. in 1958 and A.M. in 1960 from Michigan State University and the Ph.D. degree from Indiana University in 1964. He married Bonnie Baker O'Brien on Aug. 17, 1962. Van Orman became assistant professor of history at Purdue University, Calumet campus ( Hammond ), in 1966. He won a Newberry Library Research Award and a Purdue University summer research grant.

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VAN RIPER, GUERNSEY: 1879-1961.

Guernsey Van Riper was born in Muskegon, Mich., on Aug. 19, 1879, the son of John C. and Minnie O. Guernsey Van Riper. In his youth the family moved to Anderson, Ind. He graduated from Anderson High School and attended DePauw University. On July 9, 1907, he married Edith Longley and they had two sons, Edward L. and Guernsey, Jr., and one daughter. Van Riper began in the newspaper business as a reporter and editor in Anderson and spent one year with the LOUISVILLE COURIER-JOURNAL. Returning to Indiana permanently, he joined the staff of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR. In 1910 he became a partner in an advertising agency, a career he followed for the rest of his life. Van Riper died on March 12, 1961.

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VAN RIPER, GUERNSEY: 1909-

Guernsey Van Riper, Jr. , was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on July 5, 1909, the son of Guernsey and Edith Longley Van Riper. He received the A.B. degree from DePauw University in 1930 and the M.B.A. degree from Harvard University in 1932. On April 10, 1941, he married Ruth Lilly. Van Riper worked as an advertising copywriter for Sidener and Van Riper, Inc., in Indianapolis during 1933-39. He was book editor for the Bobbs-Merrill Company from 1940 to 1950 and became a free-lance writer in 1950.

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VAN RIPER, PAUL PRITCHARD: 1916-

Born on July 29, 1916, in La Porte, Ind., Paul Pritchard Van Riper is the son of Paul and Margaret Pritchard Van Riper. He earned the A.B. degree from DePauw University, 1938, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Chicago, 1947. He is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College (Fort Leavenworth, Kans.). On May 11, 1964, he married Dorothy D. Samuelson and has one stepson, i. Scott Samuelson.

Van Riper was a research assistant for the Civil Service Assembly (Chicago), 1939-40, and taught at Northwestern University, 1947-52. He was a government consultant in Germany, 1949, and management analyst in the office of the comptroller, U.S. Army (Washington, D.C.), 1951-52. In 1952 he began teaching in the Graduate School of Business and Public Administration, Cornell University, where he became professor of administration and has been secretary to the university faculty since 1960. He served in the U.S. Army, Quartermaster Corps, 1942-46, and received the Croix de Guerre. He was on the editorial board of THE FEDERAL ACCOUNTANT, 1958-60, and became an editorial consultant, PUBLIC PERSONNEL REVIEW, in 1959.

Information from Contemporary Authors.

  • Handbook of Practical Politics. New York. 1952.Search "Handbook of Practical Politics" by VAN RIPER, PAUL PRITCHARD: 1916- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Dialectics of Senior Civil Service. Ithaca. N.Y., 1956.Search "The Dialectics of Senior Civil Service" by VAN RIPER, PAUL PRITCHARD: 1916- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Merit System: Foundation for Responsible Public Management (with others). Chicago. 1956.Search "The Merit System: Foundation for Responsible Public Management
                                        (with others)" by VAN RIPER, PAUL PRITCHARD: 1916- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • History of the United States Civil Service. Evanston, Ill, 1958.Search "History of the United States Civil Service" by VAN RIPER, PAUL PRITCHARD: 1916- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Cornell Fraternity Self-Study Program; a Report on Some Educational and Social Aspects of Fraternity Life at Cornell University, 1959--60 (with others). Ithaca, N.Y., 1961.Search "The Cornell Fraternity Self-Study Program; a Report on Some
                                        Educational and Social Aspects of Fraternity Life at Cornell University,
                                        1959--60 (with others)" by VAN RIPER, PAUL PRITCHARD: 1916- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The American Federal Executive (with others). New Haven, Conn., 1963.Search "The American Federal Executive (with others)" by VAN RIPER, PAUL PRITCHARD: 1916- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

VANSCOYOC, WALTER NEWTON: 1870-1948.

Walter Newton Vanscoyoc was born on Feb. 25, 1870, near Whitesville, Ind., the son of Stephen Manderville and Jane Brenton Vanscoyoc. He graduated from both Canterbury College (Danville, Ind.) and Marian College (Indianapolis). Vanscoyoc taught school in Indiana in Boone, Morgan, and Montgomery counties for thirty-seven years. He died in Crawfordsville, Ind., in 1948.

Information from Pauline Randel Walters.

VAN VACTOR, DAVID: 1906-

Born in Plymouth, Ind., on May 8, 1906, David Van Vactor is the son of David Ellsworth and Matilda Fenstermacher Van Vactor. He earned the degrees of Mus.B. in 1928 and Mus.M. in 1935 from Northwestern University. On May 28, 1931, he married Mary Virginia Landreth and they had two children, Adriaen and David.

Van Vactor began composing music in 1928 and became a flutist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1931. He taught theory of music at Northwestern University; was assistant conductor of the Kansas City Philharmonic, 1943-47; and founded the Allied Arts Orchestra of Kansas City. In 1947 he became conductor of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (Tenn.) and a professor at the University of Tennessee. He has been guest conductor of several erchestras and has received many awards.

Information from Who's Who in America.

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  • Every Child May Hear; a Story of Symphony Orchestra Concerts for School Children in Knoxville, Tennessee, and Frankfurt, Germany (withKatherine D. Moore). Knoxville, Tenn., 1960.Search "Every Child May Hear; a Story of Symphony Orchestra Concerts for
                                        School Children in Knoxville, Tennessee, and Frankfurt, Germany" by VAN VACTOR, DAVID: 1906- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

VAN VORHIS, FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS: 1840-1913.

Flavius Josephus Van Vorhis was born in Marion County, Ind., on Dec. 31, 1840, the son of Isaac and Sarah Cotton Van Vorhis. He earned the M.D. degree from Rush Medical College (Chicago) in 1886, M.D. degree from Bellevue Hospital Medical College (now New York University) in 1871, and LL.B. degree from Central Law School (Indianapolis). He married Emma Burton on Jan. 6, 1864.

Van Vorhis served as an assistant surgeon in the Eighty-Sixth Indiana Volunteers, 1861-65. He maintained a private medical practice from 1866 to 1878. In 1880 he began a career in law (Indianapolis) which he continued until his death in 1913. Van Vorhis was a member of the Indiana senate, 1881-83, during which time he secured passage of a law creating the first State Board of Health. For that reason he became known as the "Father of Health Legislation in Indiana."

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VAN WINKLE, MATTHEW: 1910-

Matthew Van Winkle was born in Shelbyville, Ind., on Nov. 18, 1910, the son of William Shelley and Edith Goodpasture Van Winkle. He received the B.S. degree in 1933 from Purdue University and the M.S. degree in 1945 from the University of Michigan. On June 18, 1933, he married Mary Louise Angel and they had two children, Susan Louise and John Shelley.

Van Winkle was a research chemist for the Cities Service Oil Company, 1933-40, and Standard Oil Company (Ind.), 1940-41. He was supervisor of petroleum and natural gas extension at Pennsylvania State College during 1941-43. He taught chemical engineering at the University of Michigan, 1943-1947, and joined the faculty of the University of Texas in 1947. Van Winkle is a chemical engineering consultant; is a registered professional engineer in Texas; and was the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant, 1954-56 and 1961-65.

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VAN WYCK, WILLIAM: 1883-1956.

William Van Wyck was born in Terre Haute, Ind., on March 10, 1883, the son of William and Harriet Reynolds Early Van Wyck. He received the A.B., A.M., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Southern California; the Pd.M. degree from New York University; and the A.M. degree from the University of California. He married Jessica Davis Nahl on March 13, 1922. Van Wyck taught English at the University of California for a short while. He later devoted most of his time to writing and also contributed articles to American and European magazines. He died on Dec. 11, 1956.

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VAWTER, MARY HOWEY MURRAY (MRS. JOHN W.): 1871-

Mary Howey Murray was born in Baltimore, Md., on June 30, 1871. Her parents were Henry Campbell and Cordelia Carey Williams Murray. She attended public and private schools and read Chautauqua college courses for four years. She was a student at the Maryland Institute, Charcoal Club, 1892-1900. On Nov. 19, 1902, she married John William Vawter. Mrs. Vawter was active in cultural and literary activities in Greenfield and Brown County.

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VEATCH, ARTHUR CLIFFORD: 1878-1938.

Arthur Clifford Veatch was horn in Evansville, Ind., on Oct. 26, 1878, the son of Harry and Mary Kate Babcock Veatch. He attended Indiana University, Cornell University, and the University of Wisconsin. He married Caroline Hornbrook Evans on April 16, 1902. A geologist, Veatch specialized in field research and worked for both private industry and the government. He was appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt to investigate the mining laws of Australia and New Zealand, 1907-08. From 1919 until his retirement, he was employed in various capacities by the U.S. Bureau of Mines. Veatch wrote several geological bulletins and died on Dec. 25, 1938.

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VEATCH, HENRY BABCOCK: 1911-

On Sept. 26, 1911, Henry Babcock Veatch, Jr. , was born in Evansville, Ind., the son of Henry Babcock and Daisy Flower Veatch. He earned the degrees of A.B. in 1932, A.M. in 1933, and Ph.D. in 1936 from Harvard University. He married Mary Jane Wilson on June 24, 1939, and they had two daughters, Jane and Elizabeth. Veatch joined the faculty of Indiana University in 1937 where he was a distinguished service professor, 1961-65. He became professor of philosophy at Northwestern University in 1965. He received a Ford Foundation faculty fellowship, 1952-53.

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VENNER, ORLIN HALE: 1873-1920.

Orlin Hale Venner was born in Corydon, Ind., on June 22, 1873, the son of Daniel James and Lucina Gilham Venner. He received the Ph.B. degree from Berea College in 1902, A.B. degree from West Virginia University in 1905, and A.M. degree from Yale University in 1908. On June 15, 1911, he married V. Pearle Hunter and they had two children, Robert Browning and Martha Lucina. Venner was a teacher in Indiana at Ohio Valley Normal School and Indiana Normal School. He taught English at Grand Island College (Nebr.), 1908-12, and was head of the English department at Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1912-18. He was educational director for the Presbyterian churches of Nebraska and worked for the church on the national level. Venner died on June 22, 1920, in Hastings, Nebr.

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VERNON, SAMUEL MILTON: 1841-1920.

Samuel Milton Vernon was born near Crawfordsville, Ind., on Nov. 27, 1841, the son of Joseph Bowers and Mariah Monroe Vernon. He graduated from Iowa Wesleyan Universityin 1867 and Drew Theological Seminary in 1869. He obtained the A.M. degree from DePauw University in 1869 and the D.D. degree from Allegheny College in 1875. He married Harriet Jane Kelly in 1862. On May 2, 1898, he married his second wife, Annie Townsend. Vernon was ordained in the Methodist Episcopal church in 1862. He held pastorates in Des Moines, New York City, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, and Philadelphia. He served as president of Simpson College (Iowa), 1866-68, and joined the faculty of Temple University in 1906 as professor of Christian ethics and Bible theology. He died on May 27, 1920.

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VESTAL, ALLAN D.: 1920-

Allan D. Vestal was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on Nov. 26, 1920. He was married in 1946 and is the father of four children. He received the A.B. degree in 1943 from DePauw University and the LL.B. degree in 1949 from Yale University. Vestal began teaching in the school of law at the State University of Iowa in 1949 where he became a full professor in 1967. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve during 1942-55.

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VESTAL, SAMUEL CURTIS: 1873-1958.

Samuel Curtis Vestal was born in Cloverdale, Ind., on April 6, 1873, the son of William B. and Iris N. East Vestal. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy, 1895; Army Staff College, 1906; and Army War College, 1915. He married Olive S. Miller on March 29, 1899, and they had two children, Mildred and William. On Feb. 3, 1946, he married his second wife, Bertha Kimmel. Vestal served in the U.S. Army until his retirement in 1937 and was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and World War I. He taught at the Army War College and was professor of military science and tactics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1930-37. He died on Nov. 21, 1958.

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  • The Maintenance of Peace; or, The Foundations of Domestic and International Peace As Deduced from a Study of the History of Nations. New York. 1920.Search "The Maintenance of Peace; or, The Foundations of Domestic and
                                        International Peace As Deduced from a Study of the History of Nations" by VESTAL, SAMUEL CURTIS: 1873-1958. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Washington, the Military Man. Washington. D.C., 1931.Search "Washington, the Military Man" by VESTAL, SAMUEL CURTIS: 1873-1958. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

VICKERY, FLORENCE E.: 1906-

Florence E. Vickery was born on July 6, 1906, in Evansville, Ind., the daughter of Robert K. and Anna Greiss Vickery. She received the A.B. degree in 1926 from DePauw University and the A.M. degree in 1942 from the University of Chicago. Miss Vickery was executive director of the San Francisco Senior Center from 1947 to 1967 and taught at the University of California (San Francisco), 1970-72. In 1972 she entered a private consultant practice.

Information from Contemporary Authors.

  • How to Work with Older People; a Guide for Professional and Volunteer Leaders of Social Activity Programs for Older People. Sacramento. Calif. 1960.Search "How to Work with Older People; a Guide for Professional and
                                        Volunteer Leaders of Social Activity Programs for Older People.
                                        Sacramento" by VICKERY, FLORENCE E.: 1906- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Creative Programming for Older Adults. New York, 1972.Search "Creative Programming for Older Adults" by VICKERY, FLORENCE E.: 1906- in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

VINTON, STALLO: 1876-1946.

Stallo Vinton was born in Indianapolis, Ind., in 1876. He received three degrees from Columbia University: A.B. in 1898, A.M. in 1899, and LL.B. in 1900. During World War I he served in the Ninth Regiment of the New York National Guard. Vinton wrote extensively on the history of the West. He edited Overland with Kit Carson and the second edition of Chittenden's American Fur Trade of the Far West. He died in Hackensack, N.J., in 1946.

Information from NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 7, 1946.

  • John Colter, Discoverer of Yellowstone Park; an Account of His Exploration in 1807 and of His Further Adventures As Hunter, Trapper, Indian Fighter, Pathfinder, and Member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. New York, 1926.Search "John Colter, Discoverer of Yellowstone Park; an Account of His
                                        Exploration in 1807 and of His Further Adventures As Hunter, Trapper, Indian
                                        Fighter, Pathfinder, and Member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" by VINTON, STALLO: 1876-1946. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

VISHER, STEPHEN SARGENT: 1887-1967.

Stephen Sargent Visher was born in Chicago, Ill., on Dec. 15, 1887. He was the son of John and Julia Sargent Visher. He obtained the degrees of B.S. in 1909, M.S. in 1910, and Ph.D. in 1914 from the University of Chicago and the A.M. degree from the University of South Dakota in 1912. He married Martha Bolks on June 20, 1914, and they had four children: Ruth, John Edwin, Paul Sargent, and Mary Ellen. On March 21, 1951, he married his second wife, Halene Hatcher, and they had one daughter, Peggy M. Visher began working as an assistant state geologist in South Dakota in 1910. He taught at the University of South Dakota, 1910-13, and State Normal College (Moorhead, Minn.), 1915-19. He joined the faculty of Indiana University in 1919 where he was appointed professor emeritus in 1958. He participated in geographical explorations in the United States and foreign page: [631][View Page [631]] countries. Visher was a consultant to the U.S. Navy, Department of Defense, and other government groups and served as acting geographer of the U.S. Department of State, 1931-32. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Council of Geography Teachers, 1948, and was a past president of the Indiana Academy of Science. He died on Oct. 25, 1967.

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  • A Preliminary Report on the Biology of Harding County, Northwestern South Dakota. Pierre, S.Dak., 1914.Search "A Preliminary Report on the Biology of Harding County,
                                        Northwestern South Dakota" by VISHER, STEPHEN SARGENT: 1887-1967. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • The Geography of South Dakota. Vermillion, S.Dak., 1918.Search "The Geography of South Dakota" by VISHER, STEPHEN SARGENT: 1887-1967. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Climatic Changes, Their Nature and Cause (withEllsworth Huntington). New Haven, Conn., 1922.Search "Climatic Changes, Their Nature and Cause" by VISHER, STEPHEN SARGENT: 1887-1967. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Economic Geography of Indiana, New York, 1923.Search "Economic Geography of Indiana" by VISHER, STEPHEN SARGENT: 1887-1967. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Climatic Laws; Ninety Generalizations with Numerous Corollaries As to the Geographic Distribution of Temperature, Wind, Moisture. New York, 1924.Search "Climatic Laws; Ninety Generalizations with Numerous Corollaries
                                        As to the Geographic Distribution of Temperature, Wind, Moisture" by VISHER, STEPHEN SARGENT: 1887-1967. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Tropical Cyclones of the Pacific. Honolulu, 1925.Search "Tropical Cyclones of the Pacific" by VISHER, STEPHEN SARGENT: 1887-1967. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Geography of American Notables; a Statistical Study of Birthplaces, Training, Distribution; an Effort to Evaluate Various Environmental Factors. Bloomington, Ind., 1928.Search "Geography of American Notables; a Statistical Study of
                                        Birthplaces, Training, Distribution; an Effort to Evaluate Various Environmental
                                        Factors" by VISHER, STEPHEN SARGENT: 1887-1967. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Economic Geography of Europe (withWilliam O. Blanchard). New York, 1931.Search "Economic Geography of Europe" by VISHER, STEPHEN SARGENT: 1887-1967. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Climate of Indiana. Bloomington, Ind., 1944.Search "Climate of Indiana" by VISHER, STEPHEN SARGENT: 1887-1967. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Indiana Scientists, a Biographical Directory and an Analysis. Indianapolis, 1951.Search "Indiana Scientists, a Biographical Directory and an
                                        Analysis" by VISHER, STEPHEN SARGENT: 1887-1967. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust
  • Climatic Atlas of the United States. Cambridge, Mass., 1954.Search "Climatic Atlas of the United States" by VISHER, STEPHEN SARGENT: 1887-1967. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

VOGEL, WILLIAM FREDERICK: 1884-

William Frederick Vogel was born in Vanderburgh County, Ind., on Sept. 21, 1884, the son of Charles W. Vogel. He began teaching in Poseyville and Boonville at the age of nineteen. He earned the A.B. degree from Indiana University in 1912 and the A.M. degree from Columbia University in 1917. His first wife was Blanche Huffman and in 1929 he married Mabel C. Stanley. From 1924 to 1927 Vogel was director of the teacher training division of the Indiana State Department of Education. He joined the Shelbyville school system in 1927 and became superintendent of schools.

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VOIGT, JOHN WILBUR: 1920-

John Wilbur Voigt was born in Sullivan, Ind., on July 6, 1920. He was married in 1943 and is the father of two children. He received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Nebraska in 1950. Voigt began teaching botany at Southern Illinois University in 1950 where he became dean of the general studies division in 1962. He served in the U.S. Medical Service Corps, 1942-46.

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VONNEGUT, BERNARD : 1914-

Bernard Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on Aug. 29, 1914. He was married in 1943 and is the father of five children. From Massachusetts Institute of Technology he earned the degrees of B.S. in 1936 and Ph.D. in 1939. Vonnegut worked at Preston Laboratories, 1939-40; Hartford Empire Company, 1940-41; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1941-45; General Electric Company, 1945-52; and Arthur D. Little, Inc., 1952-67. He became professor of atmospheric science at the State University of New York (Albany) in 1967 and has written several technical studies.

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VONNEGUT, KURT: 1922-

A native of Indianapolis, Ind., Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. , was born on Nov. 11, 1922, and is the son of Kurt and Edith Sophia Lieber Vonnegut. He attended Cornell University and Carnegie Institute of Technology. On Sept. 1, 1945, he married Jane Marie Cox and they had three children: Mark, Edith, and Nanette.

After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, Vonnegut studied at the University of Chicago and was a police reporter for the Chicago City News Bureau. He worked in public relations for the General Electric Company during 1947-50. In 1950 he began devoting full time to free-lance writing and has had short stories page: [632][View Page [632]] published in SATURDAY EVENING POST, COLLIERS, COSMOPOLITAN, and LADIES HOME JOURNAL. Vonnegut's first play, Happy Birthday, Wanda June, was produced off-Broadway in 1970.

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VONNEGUT, THEODORE FRANKLIN: 1880-1943.

Theodore Franklin Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on June 21, 1880, the son of Franklin and Pauline Van Hake Vonnegut. He received the bachelor of arts and bachelor of laws degrees and the master's degree in 1926 from Indiana University. He married Lucy Lewis and they had one daughter, Pauline, Vonnegut practiced law and later engaged in the book business, specializing in old and rare books. In 1926 he resumed the practice of law. He served as president of the school board of Indianapolis, 1926-28, and was chairman of the building and grounds committee, 1929. He died in 1943.

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  • Indianapolis Booksellers and Their Literary Background, 1822-1860 …. Greenfield, Ind., 1926.Search "Indianapolis Booksellers and Their Literary Background, 1822-1860
                                        …" by VONNEGUT, THEODORE FRANKLIN: 1880-1943. in IUCAT, Google Books, OCLC WorldCat, or HathiTrust

VOORHEES, CAROLYN LAMB (MRS. IRVINE C.): 1921-

A native of Paris, Ill., Carolyn Lamb was born on June 26, 1921, the daughter of Lloyd E. and Ida Belle Lamb. She received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Butler University. In 1942 she married Irvine C. Voorhees and they had two children, Kristin and John. Mrs. Voorhees is an elementary teacher at John Strange School in the metropolitan school district of Marion County, Ind. She became a resident of Indiana about 1946.

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VOORHEES, RICHARD JOSEPH: 1916-

Richard Joseph Voorhees, Jr. , was born on Sept. 30, 1916, in Toluca, Ill., the son of Richard Joseph and Hazel McCune Voorhees. He received the degrees of A.B. in 1939 and A.M. in 1941 from the University of Illinois and the Ph.D. degree from Indiana University in 1958. He married Edna J. Miller in 1942. During 1942-46 Voorhees served in the U.S. Army. In 1946 he joined the faculty of Purdue University where he later became professor of English.

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Voss, JAY GROTIUS: 1858-1920.

Jay Grotius Voss was born in Noblesville, Ind., on Aug. 2, 1858, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gustavus H. Voss. While still a young man he moved to Indianapolis where he was educated by private tutors and attended Butler College. He married Mary Cones. Voss inherited property from his family and his principal business was managing the estate. He spent much time traveling, particularly in Latin America, and wrote for newspapers during those trips. He was a past exalted ruler of the Indianapolis Lodge of Elks. A newspaper obituary states that he wrote two volumes of verse but only one was located. He died in Indianapolis in 1920.

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