NEGenWeb Project - Lancaster County
Who's Who in Nebraska, 1940


in Nebraska


1936 nominated on Rep ticket for Neb atty gen; 1934, 1936, 1938 speaker on Rep platform in Neb; Lincoln & Neb St Bar Assns; past pres Lions; C of C; AF&AM 250; Scot Rite, 32o; Sesostris Shrine; Havelock Chris Ch; Rep, 1923 vice-chmn Lancaster Co Central Com, 1924 pres Young Men's Rep Club, several times del to co & state convs; hobbies, golf, reading, woodworking; off 814 Federal Securities Bldg; res 6836 Ballard Ave, Lincoln.

   JOHNSON, WALTER RICHARD: Attorney General of Neb; b Omaha, Neb Oct 30, 1897; s of Richard Johnson-Hulda Johnson; ed Omaha; U of N; Creighton U, Coll of Law; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Delta Theta Phi; m Mary V Burt June 17, 1924 Omaha; s Douglas Richard, Rady Alan; d Janice Mary, Marcia Lou; 1913-15 page boy Neb St sen, while in U of N, proof reader in sen; 1925-33 mbr Neb St house of representatives, 1937 mbr first unicameral legislature; 1939-40 atty gen of Nebraska; 1919 made first comml aviation flight over state, lic stunt flyer; during World War enl in US army Dec 1917 air corps, commd 2nd lt June 1918 with rating as pilot, disch Jan 1919; Omaha & Neb St Bar Assns; Amer Leg, major air corps 20 years; trustee Luth Ch; mbr Kountze Memorial Ch, Omaha; Rep; hobby, flying; off State Capitol; res 1521 S 20th, Lincoln.

   JOHNSTON, ALBERT S: Attorney; b Holdrege, Neb July 1, 1893; s of James B Johnston-Emma E Myers; ed Holdrege HS; KSTC 1916; U of N, LLB 1920; Pi Kappa Alpha; Phi Delta Phi; m Juanita L Campbell June 22, 1921 Brock; s Albert M, James B; d Elizabeth L; 1920- prac law, Lincoln, special counsel in bank receiverships, gen counsel Old Line Life Ins Co; Lancaster Co & Neb St Bar Assns; Optimist Club; Hiram Club; Broadview Club; AF&AM 19; Scot Rite, 32o; Sesostris Shrine; First Bapt Ch; Rep; hobby, work; off 1218 Sharp Bldg; res 3024 Georgian Court, Lincoln.

   JOHNSTON, LEONARD R: Dentist; b Edgar, Neb Apr 23, 1896; s of John B Johnston-Margaret Mossholder; ed Edgar HS 1914; U of N, DDS 1923; Xi Psi Phi; m Florence Nevitt Dec 21, 1920 Lincoln; d Pauline, Joyce; 1914-17 farmed near Edgar; 1923- dentist, Lincoln; during World War enl July 15, 1917 AS 106th aerial squadron, 18 mos O/S, agt 1st class, disch May 14, 1919; capt NNG 110th med regiment 35th div; Amer Leg post 3; 40 & 8; secy Lincoln Dist Dental Soc; secy Neb St bd of dental examiners; Comm Club; Broadview Club; AF&AM 314; Scot Rite; Sesostris Shrine, patrol; Royal Order of Jesters 118; Westminster Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, golf; parents pioneer residents of Edgar; off 916 Stuart Bldg; res 1945 S 26th, Lincoln.

   JOHNSTON, SAMUEL ASA: Manager Oil Co; b Blockton, Ia Jan 13, 1888; s of Frank M Johnston-Sarah Catherine Sigman; ed Corning Ia HS; Presby Coll, Corning Ia; m Anna B Sylvester July 28, 1917 Kearney; 1908-13 salesman for Horigan Supply Co, St Joseph Mo; 1913-15 checker, Crane Co, Portland Ore; 1915 sales man Standard Oil Co, Kearney; 1915-17 field salesman at Kearney, 1917-19 special salesman at Omaha, 1919 supt, Sidney, 1919-23 asst mgr at Omaha for North Platte div, 1923-24 div mgr at Omaha, 1924-37 div mgr North Platte for Standard Oil Co; 1937- mgr Standard Oil Co, Lincoln; past pres North Platte C of C, past dir several times; past dir North Platte Rotary Club; BPOE 80; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, flowers, hunting, fishing; off 1220 N 14th; res 3410 C, Lincoln.

   JOHNSTONE, PETER: Bank Guard; b Dumbartonshire, Scotland, Mar 13, 1883; s of Francis Johnstone-Maggie McPherson; ed Garscadden Sch, Scotland; m Nellie Malone July 8, 1912 Lincoln; s James F, Francis P; d Mary Madeline, Emily Darlene; 1895-1905 worked on farm & emp by Singer Sewing Machine Foundry, Killowie Scotland; 1906-06 farmed near Eagle, emp in horse barn, Lincoln; 1906 cared for stallions & mares, Laramie Wyo; 1906-09 teamster, transfer cos, Lincoln; 1909-10 finisher in glove factory, later steamfitter for CB&Q RR, Lincoln: 1910-11 policeman; 1911-14 special agt, CB&Q RR; 1914-15 & 1918 capt of detectives, Lincoln police dept; 1915-17 foreman pub works, Lincoln; 1917-18 custodian Lincoln HS; 1918-19 acting chief of police, 1919-30 chief of police; 1930- guard First Trust Co safety deposit, Lincoln; in 1914 captured 4 C's-Carr, Conan, Carter, Combs & Harry Sandlovich alias Harry Wagner, big time safe robbers; Internatl Assn of Chiefs of Police, mbr 1920-31; BSA, Air 1919-31; Lincoln Auto Club, mbr bd of dirs 1919-34, pres 1933-34; past mbr C of C & Kiwanis; AF&AM 314; Scot Rite, 32o; Sesostris Shrine; United Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, select hens, woodworking; off First Trust Co; res 835 S 24th, Lincoln.

   JONES, GOMER A: Educator; b Red Oak, Ia Jan 22, 1890; s of Joseph A Jones-Ann Jones; ed Carroll HS 1906; WSTC, BSc 1909; m Dessie Ann West Apr 26, 1911 Bellwood; s Galen A, Dean A, Milton A; 1909-11 supt of schs, Bellwood; 1911-13 supt of schs, Rising City; 1913-16 & 1920-22 supt of schs, Carroll, new sch bldg built during this period; 1916-20 asst cash, First Natl Bank, Carroll; 1922-27 supt of schs, Rosalie, new sch built during this time; 1927-29 supt of schs, Oakdale; 1929-32 sch representative, W M Welch Mfg Co, Chicago; 1933-36 sch representative, Rand McNally & Co, Chicago; 1936-39 instr US war dept; 1939- instr USDA; NSTA; past mbr vol fire dept, Carroll; village clk, Carroll 1916-19; past mbr Carroll sch bd 1916-19; past pres of NE Neb Declamatory Assn 2 years; KP; AF&AM; Meth Ch, steward; hobbies, coins, agates, fossils; res 1425 S 14th, Lincoln.

   JONES, LAWRENCE McCENEY: University Athletic Director & Football Coach; b Washington, D C Oct 8, 1895; s of Edward McCeney Jones-Mary Thompson Murphy; ed Central HS, Washington D C; US Mil Acad, 1917; mbr army football team 1915-1916, elected capt for 1917 but because of war grad in Aug; m Elizabeth Truman King Sept 17, 1921 Washington D C; s Lawrence McCeney Jr; d Barbara; 1917 played & coached soldier football, San Antonio Tex; 1919 after Armistice played & coached line, 5th div football team, Luxemburg Germany: 1919-25 asst, football coach to Major C D Daly & Capt J J McEwan & asst prof of tactics, US Mil Acad, West Point N Y; 1924-25 commanding battery C, 6th field arty; 1926-29 head coach Army football team, during this period won 30, lost 8 & tied 2 games, scored 928 points to opponents 319, held scoreless only 3 times, Rockne's teams averaged only 6 1/2 points per game vs Army; beat Notre Dame 18-0 in 1927, undefeated by Navy; 1930-31 student, field arty sch, Fort Sill Okla, officiated in football games in Tex & Okla; 1931 asst dir of athletics, US Mil Acad, West Point; 1932-35 head coach & asst prof of mil sci & tactics, La St U, Baton Rouge, during this period won 20, lost 5 & tied 5 games, scored 528 points to opponents 128, held scoreless only 3 times, 1933 team undefeated; 1935- 37 tsfrd to U of Okla, Norman, as asst prof of mil science & tactics, head football coach & athletic dir; 1937- head football coach & athletic dir, U of N; instr U of N summer sch course in football & HS football coaches clinic; does pub speaking in state; co-coach Western All Stars in annual Shrine East-West classic, San Francisco; during World War 1st lt 85th aero squad, AEF with 21st field arty; Amer Leg; VFW; Amer Foot, ball Coaches Assn, mbr rules com; C of C; org & past pres Boys State of Neb; Uni Club; Lincoln Country Club; Polemic Club; Round Table; Holy Trinity Episc Ch; hobby, trout fishing; off U of N Coliseum, res 3145 S 31st, Lincoln.

   JORDAN, HARRY G: Owner Furniture Store; b Stuart, Neb Jan 21, 1884; s of Josiah Jordan-Sarah Schleaster; ed Gordon; m Stella Parker June 19, 1904 Gordon; d Virginia, Madeline; 1885-1913 emp by uncle in furn bus, Gordon; 1913-20 in furn bus, O'Neill; 1920-22 in furn bus, Burke S D; 1922-31 emp by various furn cos, Lincoln; 1931- owner & opr Harry Jordan Furn Co, 1937 moved to present location; C of C; YMCA; Meth Ch; Rep-, hobby, golf; off 27th & O; res 2709 F, Lincoln.

   JORGENSEN, GUY CADY: Chemistry Professor; b Neenah, Wis Dec 31, 1892; s of Alfred W Jorgensen-Mary Cady; ed Walla Walla Wash Acad; Pacific Union Coll, Angwin Cal, BA 1917; U of N, MSc 1930, Ph D 1938; m Christine Larsen Sept 8, 1919 Rapid, City S D; d Dorothy May; 1919-25 head of science dept, Hutchinson Theological Seminary, Minn; 1925- head of chemistry dept Union Coll, Lincoln; during World War 1918-19 chemist in base hosp, Camp Lewis Wash; Seventh-day Adventist; off Union Coll; res 3502 S 48th, Lincoln.

   JOYCE, ROBERT M: Wholesale Hardware Dealer; b Vinton, Ia Sept 2, 1870; s of Peter Joyce-Mary Donelan; ed Vinton Ia HS; Tilford Acad, Benton Co Ia; m Jessie Outcalt June 1904 Lincoln; s Robert M Jr, Richard O; 1891- 1904 with Lincoln Coffee & Spice Mills, later with H P Lau Co, whol groc; 1900- org & opr Lincoln Hdw Co, 1906 renamed Henkle & Joyce Co, whol hdw; mbr Lincoln park bd many years; past pres C of C; UCT,



Who's Who

ch secy; past pres Lincoln Country Club; AF&AM; Scot Rite, 32o; KCCH; Sesostris Shrine, past potentate; during World War 1917-19 chmn Neb coun of defense; Episc Ch; Rep; hobbles, hunting, golf; off 800 Q; res 2455 Ryons, Lincoln.

   JUDAH, W RAY: Bank Cashier; b Hickman, Neb Jan 31, 1895; s of John F Judah-Capitola Long; ed Hickman HS 1911; Neb Sch of Bus 1911-12; m Della DeBoer, Firth; bank clk in Lincoln & Nebraska City until 1917; 1919- with First State Bank of Hickman, 1919-20 bkkpr, 1920-22 asst cash, 1924- cash; during World War enl in US army July 25, 1917, Lincoln, sent to Camp Cody, N M with 6th Neb regiment, Aug 1918 sent to Camp Dix, N J, Oct 1918 sent to France with med detachment of 109th mil police, 34th div, assigned to camp surgeons off, Le Maus France, disch as sgt 1st class, med corps July 21, 1919; Amer Leg post 105, ch mbr, past comm, past vicecomm, past adjt, past service ofcr past chaplain, mbr exec com; city clk since 1921; mbr bd of edn 1930-33; AF&AM 256, past master; Presby Ch; res Hickman.

   KAUFFMAN, HENRY PHILLIP: Retired; b Cass Co, Mo Nov 16, 1869; s of Enoch Van Buren Kauffman-Sarah Harter; m Almira Gingery May 9, 1899 (dec); d Sara Anne (Mrs C E Wertman); m Maude Wigton Apr 15, 1915 Lincoln; Jan- Apr 1889 helper, telegrapher without pay, Sante Fe RR Scott City Kas; Apr 1889-1890 station agt & telegrapher Sante Fe RR, Grigsby Kas; 1890 station agt & telegrapher Sante Fe RR, Galva Kas, tsfrd to RI RR Sabetha Kas; 1890-96 night opr & ticket salesman, RI RR, Lincoln, 1896-98 day opr, 1898-1906 in city ticket off, passenger dept; 1906-11 asst city passenger agt, CB&Q RR, 1911-23 traveling passenger agt Omaha, 1923-28 city passenger & ticket agt, Lincoln, 1928-39 agt of passenger dept, 1939- ret; Rotary; Broadview Club; AF&AM 210, past master; York & Scot Rites; Dem; hobby, football; res 126 N 27th, Lincoln.

   KEIM, FRANKLIN DAVID: Chairman Department of Agronomy; b Hardy, Neb Sept 10, 1886; s of Dennis Keim-Jennie Cramer; ed Davenport HS; PSTC, tchrs certificate 1909; U of N, BSc 1914, MSc 1918; Cornell U, PhD 1927; Palladian Literary Soc; Farm House; Sigma Xi; Alpha Zeta; Gamma Sigma Delta; Phi Sigma; m Alice Mary Voigt June 14, 1914 Davenport; s Wayne Franklin; d Virginia Voigt; 1905-08 tchr Nuckolls & Thayer Cos; 1909-10 prin Chester HS; 1910-11 supt of schs, Blue Springs; 1914 instr in agronomy, U of N, 1916-18 agronomy extn specialist, 1918- asst prof of agronomy, 1932- chmn agronomy dept; co-author bulletins Neb agrl experiment station research bulletins Nos 19, 60 & 65; author & co-author agronomy publications; att 4th Internatl Grassland Congress, Aberystwyth Wales 1927; Neb Acad of Sciences; Ecological Soc of Amer; Natl Genetics Soc of Amer; Natl Geographic Soc; fellow American Soc of Agronomy; fellow AAAS; C of C; AF&AM 19; Scot Rite; Shrine; Warren Meth Ch, chmn bd of trustees; hobby, movie photography; off U of N Plant Industry Bldg; res 1400 N 37th, Lincoln.

   KELSO, HOMER R: General Manager Chemical Co; b Mt Vernon, Ill Jan 1, 1882; s of Stephen B Kelso-Sarah Jane Thompson; ed sod schoolhouse Decatur Co Kas 1896; Hubbell; m Elizabeth M Hilt Jan 1, 1912 Hastings; 1896-98 farmer, emp by George Puckett, Hubbell; 1898-1903 emp as farm hand & in various occupations western Ia & eastern Colo; 1903 clerical work, St Louis; 1903 in freight dept, CB&Q RR, Lincoln; 1904-20 emp as off boy to gen mgr, Lee Broom & Duster Co, Lincoln; 1921- org & owner H R Kelso Chemical Co; author articles for various industrial magazines; 1916 originated co-operative advertising for broom industry; publicity dir Allied Broom Industries; Lincoln Mfrs Assn, secytreas 1917-18; Lincoln Advertising Club, pres 1915; Lincoln Exec Assn, VP; C of C; BPOE, exalted ruler 1922; hobbies, trees & nature, off 117 N 9th; res 2814 Summitt, Lincoln.

   KIER, MAX: Attorney; b Lincoln, Neb Sept 19, 1895; s of S K Kier-Minerva Gifford; ed Lincoln HS; U of N LLB 1917; m Frances Duffy July 4: 1918 Lincoln; d Mary Frances; 1920 adm to Neb bar; 1920- prac law, Lincoln; 1927-31 mbr Neb legislature, speaker of house 1931; 1931-35 city atty; during World War flying ofcr US air service stationed at Carlstrom Field Fla, instr & lt, disch flying ofcr; Lincoln & Neb St Bar Assns; Uni Club; BPOE, past exalted ruler; AF&AM; Scot Rite; Sesostris Shrine; hobby, flying; off 423 Bankers Life Bldg; res 3027 Wendover Ave, Lincoln.

   KIESSELBACH, THEODORE ALEXANDER: Professor of Agronomy; b Shelby, Neb Mar 14, 1884; son of Alexander Kiesselbach-Caroline Bayrhoffer; ed Lincoln HS; U of N, BA 1907, BSc 1908, MA 1912, PhD 1919; Sigma Xi; Gamma Sigma Delta; Alpha Zeta; m Hazel Hortense Hyde June 30, 1909 Lincoln; s Theodore John, Max R; d Catherine, Helen; 1908- agronomy instr, later prof of agronomy, U of N; has published approximately 100 experiment station bulletins & articles in technical journals on crop production and improvement, technique of field experimentation, principles of plant growth, crop ecology, genetics & water requirements of crops; AAAS; Amer Soc of Agronomy; Amer Soc of Naturalists; Genetics Soc of Amer; Rep; off 202 U of N, Plant Industry Bldg; res 3232 Holdrege, Lincoln.

   KIMBALL, CURTIS C: President of Insurance, Loan, Real Estate & Property Management Co; b Lincoln, Neb July 27, 1895; s of William Richard Kimball-Jennie R Lower; ed Temple HS, Lincoln; U of N, LLB 1919; Delta Upsilon; Phi Delta Phi; m Faith C Dedrick Oct 29, 1921 Superior; s C Dedrick Jr; d Rosemary; 1919 adm to Neb & fed bars; 1919-20 emp in Investment dept, Lincoln Trust Co; 1920-23 in investment & real est bus, Lincoln; 1923-29 sales mgr, Rathbone Co; 1929- pres & gen mgr C C Kimball Co, mortgage loans, gen ins, real est & Property management; represents Union Central Life of Cincinnati O, Northwestern Natl of Minneapolis, Mass Natl Life Ins Co, Springfield Mass, & MWA as loan correspondent; mgr & sales representative for HOLC; active in FHA loans; mgr properties in Lincoln & SE Neb; authorized appraiser for RFC; during World War student ofcr in naval flying corps; Amer Leg; Amer Inst of Real Est Appraisers; past pres Lincoln Real Est Bd; Natl Assn of Real Est Bds, dist chmn of brokers div; Lincoln, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; C of C; Lions; Missouri Valley Hunt Club: Neb Safety Coun; Uni Club; AF&AM 14o; RAM; Westminster Presby Ch, secy bd of trustees; off 425 Stuart Bldg; res 2600 Rathbone Road, Lincoln.

   KINDER, JEAN ROLLINS: President Investment Co; b Rockford, O Sept 19, 1888; s of D C Kinder-Mary E Rollins; ed Rockford O; Miami U, Oxford O, BA 1911; Phi Delta Theta; m Mary A Stuart June 1917 Lincoln; d Anne S; 1911-17 early training in country newspapers, in advertising & selling field with firms in Ohio, Ind & Ky; 1919-26 banking & farming operations with Stuart Investment Co, Madison; 1926-38 VP Stuart Investment Co, of Lincoln, 1938- pres; during World War in US marine corps, 103rd Co, 8th regiment; past dep comm Neb Amer Leg, ch mbr post 35, Madison; 1926-38 dir of Legion Publishing Corp; pres Tilden Natl Bank, & Union Terminal Warehouse Co, Lincoln; dir Continental Natl Bank, Midwest Life Ins Co, & Sidles Co, Lincoln; C of C; past mbr Madison city coun; past pres Uni Club; Lincoln Country Club; Presby Ch; Dem; hobby, books; off 625 Stuart Bldg; res 1144 Crestdale Road, Lincoln.

   KING, LOWELL RUFUS: Public Utilities Executive; b Abingdon, Ill Dec 17, 1881; s of George Darwin King-Mary Alice Jones; ed Mont St Coll, BSc 1904; m Beth Fetherston Feb 28, 1912 Bozeman Mont; s Robert Rufus; d Alice Harriet (Mrs Harold W Larson), Katharine Beth; 1904-05 Instr, Mont St Coll, Bozeman; 1905-07 Instr of math & athletics Butte Mont HS; 1907-11 construction engr, CM&StP RR; 1911-13, Tri-City RR & Light Co, Davenport Ia; 1913-29 engr United Light & Power Co of Davenport Ia, 1929- 31 asst gen mgr; 1931- pres, gen mgr & dir Ia-Neb Light & Power Co, Lincoln; pres, gen mgr & dir Maryville Electric Light & Power Co; pres & dir Lincoln Traction Co; Neb Electric Assn, pres 1936; Mo Valley Electric Assn, pres 1937; Amer Gas Assn; C of C, past VP & natl councillor; Kiwanis. pres 1939; past VP Comm Chest; trustee Neb Wes; VP Lincoln Symphony Orchestra Assn; dir Neb Art Assn; Uni Club; Lincoln Country Club; AF&AM; KT; Trinity Meth Ch, chmn of bd; Rep; off Gas & Electric Bldg; res 2825 Manse Ave, Lincoln.

   KING, WILLIAM H: Grocer; b Otisco Valley, N Y 1879; s of Ornan J King-Emma Outt; ed Lincoln HS 1897; U of N; Kappa Sigma; m Mildred Hazelwood 1907 Lincoln; s Ornan J; 1908- in groc bus, ptr O J King Groc Store, Lincoln; C of C; Country Club; Uni Club; AF&AM 54; Scot Rite; Sesostris Shrine; First Congl Ch; father came to Lincoln 1881, estab groc bus; off 1126 N; res 1635 C, Lincoln.


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   KINNEY, VINCENT BAILEY: State Labor Commissioner; b Omaha, Neb Oct 16, 1869; s of Michael T Kinney-Estella Bailey; ed St Joseph Mo HS; m Eleanor Byrne Apr 27, 1904 Omaha; s Edward Francis; d Estella Mary (Mrs Stephan Flynn), Elizabeth Frances (Mrs Charles Carrig), Claire (Sister Mary Eucharista), Genevieve, Ann Virginia; 1885-1924 printer in Omaha & midwest; 1924-36 editor Omaha Unionist; 1935- Neb St labor commissioner; 1902-24 secy Omaha Typographical Union; past del to Neb St Fedn of Labor & Omaha Central Labor Union; WOW; KC; Cath Ch; hobby, fishing; off State Capitol; res 1501 D, Lincoln.

   KINSINGER, JAMES W: Attorney; b Burlington, Ia Feb 9, 1891; s of Joseph A Kinsinger-Mary Elizabeth Kenagy; ed Milford; Seward; U of N; Neb Wes, BA 1916, LLB 1922; Acacia; Phi Delta Phi; Order of Coif; m Helen Atwood Oct 10, 1927 Lincoln; s Joseph Richard; d Mary Elizabeth; 1922 prac law with Lincoln Frost, Lincoln, 1924-29 ptr in firm; 1929- prac law indep; during World War 1917-19 with 5th US marine corps O/S 1923 comm Amer Leg post 3; VFW; Amer Assn of Life Ins Counsels; 1937- mbr city coun; VP, dir & gen counsel Midwest Life Ins Co, Lincoln; dir & counsel Lincoln Fed Savings & Loan Assn; past instr U of N Coll of Law: C of C; AF&AM; Scot Rite; KCCH; Uni Club; off 1339 O; res 2829 Van Dorn, Lincoln.

   KIRSCH, FREDERICK DWIGHT JR: Director Art Galleries; b Pawnee Co, Neb Jan 28, 1899; s of F D Kirsch-Lovie Gifford; ed Lincoln HS 1915; U of N, BA 1919; Art Students League of New York City 1919-22; New York Sch of Fine & Applied Arts; Phi Beta Kappa; Sigma Delta Chi; Delta Phi Delta; m Truby Kelly Aug 20, 1925 Atkinson; s John Kelly; 1919-22 comml artist, Niagara Lithograph Co, New York City; 1922-24 interior decorator, Los Angeles; 1924- with art dept, U of N, 1933- assoc prof & chmn of dept, 1936- dir art galleries; exhibited at World's Fair New York City 1939; painting, etchings & photographs have been exhibited at natl & regional art shows, paintings pur as permanent collections by U of N, Neb Art Assn & Lincoln pub schs; pen & Ink illustrations, also photographs published in Neb Guide & Old Jules; gives illustrated lectures on art & travel, uses natural color photography slides; Lincoln Artists Guild, ch mbr & past pres; trustee Neb Art Assn, chmn exhibition com; Lincoln Camera Club, ch mbr & past pres; AAUP; hobby, photography; paternal grandparents homesteaded Pawnee Co 1867, maternal grandparents homesteaded Harlan Co 1874, grandfather Gifford served in Neb St legislature & was head of US land off, Lincoln; off U of N Morrill Hall; res 5300 Fairdale Road, Lincoln.

   KIRSHMAN, JOHN EMMETT: Professor of Economics; b Jamestown, Mo Feb 8, 1883; s of John Kirshman-Alvina Gradolf; ed Jamestown Mo HS 1901; Central Wes Coll, PhB 1904; Syracuse U, PhM 1908; U of Wis 1908-09, U of Ill 1914-15, Harvard U, PhD 1918; Alpha Kappa Psi; Phi Beta Kappa; Beta Gamma Sigma; m Margaret Stanton Aug 16, 1916 Ames Ia; d Margaret Ann; 1904-05 instr, St Paul Minn Acad; 1905-06 instr Weiser Ida Acad; 1906-07 HS instr, Hannibal Mo; 1909-14 instr N D Coll of Agr; 1918-19 statistician, US shipping bd; 1919- with U of N, 1934- chmn dept of economics; Midwest Economics Assn, VP, mbr exec com; Amer Economics Assn; Neb Writers Guild; author Principles of Investment published 1924, revised 1933; First Plymouth Congl Ch, past mbr bd of trustees; Rep; hobbies, fishing, mountain climbing; off U of N Social Science Hall; res 3080 Stratford, Lincoln.

   KIZER, JOSEPH LESLIE: Manager of Real Estate Holdings; b Louisiana, Mo Feb 24, 1870; s of Jacob R Kizer-Elizabeth McAfee; ed Louisiana Mo HS; McCune Coll; m Belle Wilson Aug 4, 1892 Louisiana Mo; s Thomas Leslie, Wilson McAfee; d Charlotte (Mrs Arthur Bitz); 1888-96 in gen merc bus with father, Louisiana Mo; 1897 came to Lincoln & until 1903 in whol & retail book & stationery bus as mgr & ptr, Kizer & Son; 1907-17 Lincoln dist supt, The Bradstreet Co; 1917-18 V-P Wertz Auto Co, Lincoln, now DeBrown Co; 1919-25 examiner, Neb St bur of securities; 1925-29 in real est bus, Lincoln; 1929-31 Neb St Ins commr & chief of bur of securities, apptd by Govs Weaver & Bryan; 1931- mgr personal real est holdings in state; C of C; MWA; First Presby Ch, elder 25 years; father descendant of Maj Benjamin Stites, founder of Cincinnati 1788; mother descendant of McAfees, who made one of early permanent settlements west of Alleghenies near Harrodsburg Ky 1779; Mrs Kizer b near Clarksville Mo, active in church work & Lincoln Artists Guild, mbr DAR; her grandfather, Judge James Clark, founded Stark Nurseries, Louisiana Mo, father early cattleman in Colo, family home in Colorado Springs; res 904 D, Lincoln.

   KLIETSCH, FRED HERMAN: Civil Engineer; b Plattsmouth, Neb Nov 29, 1894; s of Herman Klietsch-Anna Kroehler; ed Weeping Water HS; U of N, BSc 1920; m Lola Walter Feb 3, 1929 North Platte; 1920 engr, Beatrice, asst to Gage Co engr, city engr with John Hersey; 1920-25 project engr Neb St dept of roads, & irrigation, Lincoln; 1925-28 dist engr North Platte; 1928-35 dist engr Lincoln, 1935- state maintenance engr; during World War in USN radio corps, Harvard radio sch, 2nd class radio electrician in govt lighthouse service on Atlantic coast; Amer Leg; AF&AM 19; Scot Rite; St Paul Meth Ch; off 1218 State Capitol; res 2011 Harwood, Lincoln.

   KLOIDY, GEORGE MARCUS: Secretary-Treasurer Telephone Association; b Manly, Ia Apr 23, 1884; s of Martin Kloidy-Mary Snopek; ed Manly & Mason City Ia; m Agnes Hammel Sept 21, 1910 Windom Minn; 1901-03 ground & lineman Southwestern Minn Tele Co; 1903-06 lineman & asst foreman Mankato Citizens Tele Co, Minn; 1906-08 foreman New Ulm Minn Rural Tele Co; 1908-10 supt Windom Minn Mutual Tele Co; 1910- with Northwestern Bell Tele Co, special agt at Windom & Duluth Minn, area mgr Tower City, Hankinson, Wahpeton & Jamestown N D; 1925 special agt Dakota Central Tele Co, Aberdeen S D; 1926- secy-treas Neb Tele Assn; recognized as one of pioneers in tele industry; author articles for Telephony & Telephone Engineer, natl publications of tele industry, & for Public Utilities Reports; US Indep Pioneer Tele Assn; C of C; past dir Kiwanis; KC; Cath Ch; Rep; hobbies, home, landscaping; off 514 Security Mutual Bldg; res 4310 Randolph, Lincoln.

   KNIGHT, GEORGE A: Banker; b Butler Co, Neb Apr 23, 1892; s of Luther P Knight-Nettie C McVean; ed Geneva HS 1910; Neb Wes, BA 1914; Northwestern U, 1914-15; Crescent; editor The Wesleyan; mbr student coun & Booster Club; m Helen E Gruver Oct 17, 1916 Lincoln; s George W, John E, Charles E; d Dorothy Jeanette; 1915-24 bkkpr, Citizens State Bank of University Place, 1924- cash & trustee; 1923-28 acting treas, Neb Wes; 1920-26 mbr University Place sch bd; C of C; past pres Lions; past pres University Place Businessmens Assn; past pres Symposium; AF&AM 227; OES 96, past worthy patron; MWA, secy; Meth Ch; Rep; hobbies, interest in boys sports; off Citizens State Bank; res 5403 Walker, Lincoln.

   KNOWLES, EARL T: Attorney; b Elk Creek, Neb Dec 20, 1885; s of George W Knowles-Jennie B Thompson; ed DuBois HS; PSTC, summer 1906; m Theresa L Middleton June 4, 1913 Tecumseh; d Betty June (Mrs Warren H Johnson), Margaret Lee; 1906-12 tchr, Pawnee Co; 1912-18 RFD carrier, Steinauer; 1918-26 traveling salesman for comml lines; 1926-28 peace ofcr, Lincoln; 1929~ adm to Neb bar; 1929- prac law Lincoln; Neb St Bar Assn; KP 10, past chancellor; Union Ch; Rep; hobbies, fishing, cooking; off 138 N 12th; res 3905 S 46th, Lincoln.

   KORSMEYER, L W: President Electric Supply Firm; b Decatur, Ill Oct 2, 1879; s of Fredrick A Korsmeyer-Laura Richter; ed Lincoln; U of N, BSc; Phi Kappa Psi; m Ethel M Tukey Jan 1, 1916 Omaha; s Allan T; d Melissa Jane (dec); 1923- pres Korsmeyer Co, electric equipment; past mbr bd of dirs C of C; Uni Club; Lincoln Country Club; hobby, garden; off 412 S 9th; res 2305 A, Lincoln.

   KOSER, MERRILL G: Creamery Manager; b Mankato, Minn Mar 25, 1902; s of George W Koser-Katherine Gray; ed Russell Ia HS; Simpson Coll, Indianola Ia; Neb Wes, BA 1923; Purple Dragon, pres 1923; Everett; Crescent; Kappa Theta Psi; m Grace P Fitzpatrick Oct 16, 1929 Palmer; d Rachel Ann; 1920-26 worked with father in University Place Sanitary Dairy; 1926-30 ptr of father in Koser Dairy & Ice Cream Co; 1930- mgr Fairmont Creamery Co, Lincoln dist; 1924-26 secy University Place Businessmens Assn; ch mbr Jr C of C; C of C; ch mbr Lincoln Co-operative Club, mbr bd of dirs; Neb Dairymens Assn; Lincoln Advertising Club; Admans Gridiron Club; Uni Club; AF&AM 227, Scot Rite, 14o; IOOF, Havelock; First Meth Ch, secy bd of trustees 1934-36, pres of 87 Club; Rep; hobby, golf; off 2823 N 48th; res 1209 N 37th, Lincoln.

   KOUPAL, RICHARD VITUS: Executive Secretary Scottish Rite; b West Point, Neb Mar 1, 1891; s of Joseph



Who's Who

J Koupal-Emelia Kloeden; ed Mayville Wis HS; U of N, BA 1916; Sigma Phi Epsilon; Alpha Kappa Psi; Sigma Delta Chi; m Vida Randall May 26, 1920 Lincoln; s Howard Randall; d Margaret Lois; 1916-17, 1918-26 feed broker, Lincoln; 1926-33 in gen contact & editorial work, McKelvie Publishing Co; 1933-38 secy Fedn of Neb Retailers; 1938- exec secy Valley of Lincoln Scot Rite & recorder of Sesostris Temple; during World War 1917-18 2nd lt QMC Camp Johnston, Jacksonville Fla; 4-star mbr Amer Leg post 3; 1st lt, adjt hdqrs 110th QM regiment NNG; C of C; Lions; U of N Alumni Assn; AF&AM 19; Scot Rite; Shrine; Westminster Presby Ch; hobby, army work; off Scot Rite Temple; res 1609 S 23rd, Lincoln.

   KRAEMER, AUGUST JOSEPH: Clergyman; b Cincinnati, O July 13, 1898; s of August Kraemer-Mary Birnesser; ed St Francis HS, Cincinnati O 1916: Mt St Mary's Seminary, Cincinnati 1921, theological work 1925; June 5, 1925 ordained priest by Bishop Francis W Howard, Cincinnati; 1925-27 asst pastor St Mary's Parish, David City; 1927-28 asst pastor, St Cecilia's Parish, Hastings; 1928-31 pastor St Mary's Parish, Alexandria; 1931 pastor Blessed Sacrament Parish, Lincoln, in chg of grade sch with enrollment of 191, largest parochial grade sch in Lincoln diocese, tchrs are Sisters of Mercy with Mother House in Omaha; C of C; KC; Cath Ch; off & res 2505 S 17th, Lincoln.

   KRISTOFFERSEN, MRS EVA MARGARET: Author; b Hanover, Germany Oct 7, 1901; d of J Stiegelmeyer-Ina S Backhausen; ed Drexel Inst, Philadelphia Penn, BSc; m Magnus K Kristoffersen Oct 12, 1929 Detroit Mich; s Kaye Duncan; 1924-25 asst, Princeton U Lib, Princeton N J; summer 1926, cataloguer Dickinson Coll lib, Carlisle Penn; 1926-29 asst librarian Girard Coll lib, Philadelphia; 1929-32 sh asst Detroit pub lib; author Hans Christian of Elsinore 1937, Cyclone Goes a-Viking 1939, The Merry Matchmakers 1940, published by Albert Whitman & Co; Neb Writers Guild; Authors League of Amer; Drexel Alumnae Assn; hobbies, travel, various handcrafts; res 1969 A, Lincoln.

   KRISTOFFERSEN, MAGNUS K: Librarian; b Denmark May 11, 1898; s of Kristoffer Nielsen Kristoffersen-Kirstine Marie Jensen; ed Viborg; Copenhagen U, BA 1921; tchrs coll, Copenhagen 1917-20; lib sch of Danish St, diploma 1925; lib sch of the New York Pub Lib, BSc 1926; m Eva Margaret Stiegelmeyer Oct 12, 1929 Detroit Mich; s Kaye Duncan; 1922-24 appr, Central Lib, Haderslev Denmark; 1924-25 gen asst, Copenhagen pub lib; 1925-26 New York pub lib; 1926-29 librarian, Central Lib, Holsteboro Denmark; 1929-37 sr & first asst, Detroit pub lib; 1937-39 assoc librarian, Lincoln city lib, 1939- chief librarian; Alumni Assn of Sch of Lib Service, Columbia U; Neb & ALA; Damnarks Biblioteksforening; Kiwanis; chmn vocational guidance; hobbies, hiking & mountain climbing; off City Library; res 1969 A, Lincoln.

   KRUSZ, HARRY JOHN: General Manager Chamber of Commerce; b Dallas, Tex Apr 21, 1901; s of John F Krusz-Ida Seibert; ed St Louis Mo HS 1917; Washington U, St Louis Me; Northwestern U; U of Chicago; U of N; m Henriette Schmidt 1932 Des Moines Ia (dec); s John, George; m Marylu Petersen 1939, Lincoln; 1918-20 with Butler Brothers Paper & Bag Mills, St Louis Me; 1929-21 asst secy-treas St Louis Mo Jr C of C; 1921-23 exec secy St Louis Kiwanis; 1923-27 pub relations mgr & asst to gen mgr Commonwealth Steel Co, St Louis Me; 1927-34 exec secy US Jr C of C in St Louis Mo, San Antonio Tex, Lincoln, Los Angeles Cal, Des Moines Ia, New York City, St Paul Minn & Chicago; 1932 given distinguished award of the US Jr C of C; 1934 public relations & ednl work with Household Finance Corp, Chicago; 1935-37 mgr Tulsa Okla Conv Bur; 1937 gen mgr Lincoln C of C; 1926 pres St Louis Jr C of C, life mbr; 1924-27 dir St Louis Safety Coun; 1924-27 VP Granite City Safety Coun; Lincoln Advertising Club; Natl Assn of Comml Orgn Secys; dir Neb Assn of Comml Orgn Secys; life mbr Jr C of C; PTA; Uni Club; AF&AM, St Louis; hobby, music; Chris Sci Ch; off Chamber of Commerce; res 2949 Plymouth, Lincoln.

   KUCERA, LOUIS BENEDICT: Bishop; b Rice Co, Minn Aug 24, 1888; s of John W Kucera-Mary Skluzacek; ed St John's U, Collegeville Minn 1907; Coll of St Thomas, St Paul Minn, BA 1911, LLD 1933; St Paul Seminary, Minn, DD 1915; Columbia Coll, MA 1918; 1915 ordained as priest, arch diocese of Dubuque Ia; 1915-16 asst pastor on Indian reservation, Tama Ia; 1916-25 tchr, Columbia Coll, Dubuque Ia; 1925-30 pastor Holy Trinity Ch, Protivin Ia, tchr, org, & built parochial HS; Oct 28, 1930 consecrated and installed as Bishop, Lincoln; 1930- served as Bishop, Lincoln, org & opr Neb Register; during World War dean of men at Columbia Coll where he supervised ROTC; org diocesan branch of Natl Conf of Cath Women; org diocesan branch CYO; org Cath Charities; published statutes of diocese at first synod in 1934; 1937 celebrated Golden Jubilee of diocese; reorg & inc cemetery, built memorial for past diocesan Bishops; Natl Cath Welfare Conf; Comm Chest; KC; COF; Cath Workmen; hobby, working with children; off 514 S 18th; res 2801 Calvert, Lincoln.

   KYLE, HOMER L: Attorney; b near Stratton, Neb Dec 24, 1888; s of John Wallace Kyle-Stella Kinney; ed Hitchcock Co; Colo St Normal, Greeley, PdB 1908; U of N, LLB 1913; mbr sr debate team; Lambda Gamma Kappa; m Lydia Anne Schmidt Feb 24, 1933 Lincoln; 1907-08 current events editor The Crucible, Greeley Colo, edn editor Cach le Poudre; 1913-14 farmed, Greeley Colo; 1914-17 & 1919-20 prac law with Claude S Wilson, Lincoln; 1920 editor Nebraska Leader; 1920-21 with Cornelius Gant published Daily Reporter; 1921-26 & 1926-29 prac law with T F A Williams & E B Chappell; 1926 asst to Judge C M Skiles as atty for Neb st guaranty fund commission; 1929-33 asst atty gen under C A Sorensen; 1933- prac law with C A Sorensen; with L R Newkirk compiled ofcl 1933 cumulative supplement to Compiled Statutes of Neb of 1929, 1935 compiled unofcl supplement, 1937 & 1939 compiled ofcl supplement; Lancaster Co Bar Assn, Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; during World War enl Sept 18, 1917 Camp Funston, May 24, 1918-June 15, 1919 in France, St Mihiel, Argonne, with army of occupation in Germany, AEF, Beaune France, taught law, disch Camp Dodge, July 12, 1919; Amer Leg; VFW; AF&AM 300, past master, secy, Scot Rite, 32o, Sesostris Shrine; Unitarian Ch, treas: hobby, reading; off 310 Barkley Bldg; res 2118 South, Lincoln.

   LACKEY, EARL EMMET: Associate Professor of Geography; b Arlington, O May 1, 1878; s of Alexander Washington Lackey-Sarah A Gobrecht; ed Western HS; PSTC 1904; U of N, BA 1911, MA 1920; Columbia U, PhD 1933: Sigma Xi; Phi Delta Kappa: m Julia Christina Nickel Mar 3, 1901 Western; s Paul Gordon; d Neva Irene (Mrs S W Pursell), Frances Dale (Mrs Clifford Bailey); 1897-1901 tchr, Saline Co; 1904-06 supt of schs, Blue Springs; 1906-10 supt of schs, Syracuse; 1911-24 prof of geography & agr, WSTC; 1924- assoc prof of geography, U of N; patented map projection apparatus 1937; pioneered series of annual rainfall variability maps published in Monthly Weather & Geographical Reviews, also annual variability isocrymal maps of Neb & Great Plains states; author: Studies in the Principles of Geography 1920, The World & Its People 1932, course of study for normal training HSs 1921, Introductory. Geography for Tchrs Coll Students; Scientific Study in the Teaching of Geography 1933, Geography as Related to Secondary Edn 1938, Correlation of Geography & History in the HS 1939; co-author series with R E Dodge, Elementary Geography 1927, Advanced Geography 1928; during World War instr army ednI sch, AEF Uni, Beaune France Jan-July 1919; Natl Coun of Geography Tchrs, past secy 4 years, past pres 1 year, assoc editor Journal of Geography; ofcl publication, mbr com which prepared 32nd year book on teaching of geography; Neb Writers Guild; OES; Unitarian Ch; Indep; off U of N Former Museum; res 3303 R, Lincoln.

   LANDON, WAYNE LEWELLYN: Attorney; b Davenport, Neb Feb 25, 1907; s of Henry J Landon-Ora Dell Wright; ed Lincoln HS 1923; U of N, BA 1927; Harvard Law Sch, LLB 1930; Tau Kappa Epsilon; m Eileen Fiebig Oct 30, 1937 Lincoln; s Wayne Lewellyn; 1923-27 while att sch emp by CRI&P RR; 1929 emp by Neb st highway dept; 1930-33 prac law, Wilson & Landon law firm; 1933-36 prac law, ptr of Lester L Dunn; 1936- indep law prac, Lincoln; Lincoln Barristers Club; Lincoln Bar Assn, secy 1936-37; Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; dir Neb Coun for Crime Prevention; AF&AM 54; OES 8; Presby Ch; hobbies, reading biographies; off 446 National Bank of Commerce Bldg; res 3029 P, Lincoln.

   LANTZ, EARL WILLIAM: Professor of Secondary Education; b Kearney, Neb Dec 21, 1885; s of William C Lantz-Henrietta Hostetter; ed Kearney HS; U of N, BSc 1913; grad work KSTC, BE 1914; Columbia U, MA; Phi Delta Theta; Alpha Phi Omega; Phi Delta Kappa; m Dora Kronegg Mar 16, 1912 Wahoo; s Robert E; 1909-10 grade sch tchr, Kearney; 1910-11 social science tchr & athletic dir Kearney HS; 1911-14


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prin Kearney HS; 1915-19 supt of schs, Ravenna; 1919- instr, U of N Tchrs Coll; during World War capt HG, Ravenna; NSTA; AAUP; Neb Schoolmasters Club; Lions; active in BSA work; YMCA, U of N; AF&AM 46 Kearney; Scot Rite, 32o, Sesostris Shrine; Presby Ch; Rep; hobbies, gardening, fruit, horticulture; off U of N Tchrs Coll; res 6842 Dudley, Lincoln.

   LATSCH, JEROME B: Office Supply Dealer; b Gering, Neb Mar 22, 1886; s of John B Latsch-Ethelda Armina LeCavelier; ed Omaha; Rohrbough Bros Comml Coll, Omaha; m Irma Lasinda Hauptman June 19, 1917 Lincoln: s Don Jerome (dec); d Dorothy Joan, Lois Marylin; 1898-99 with Carpenter Paper Co; 1900-02 with Swift & Co, South Omaha; 1903 foreman electrical supply dept, St Louis Mo Exposition; 1904-06 bkkpr & salesman with F M Russell Electric Fixture Co; 1906-11 in show bus, Chicago & New York with the original Merry Widow Co, actor & singer; 1911-13 with Cory & McKienzie Printing Co, Omaha; 1913-14 owner & opr advertising bus; 1909-11 with Ak-Sar-Ben shows, past King Ak-Sar-Ben parade; 1915-21 pur off equipment & supply co in Lincoln, opr as corp, 1921 changed name to Latsch Bros & opr as corp until 1937 at which time formed partnership of Latsch Bros; C of C; Lions, past pres, dir; past pres Sheridan Men's Club; Uni Club; YMCA; AF&AM, Scot Rite, Shrine; Westminster Presby Ch, trustee, dir; Rep; hobby horseback riding; off 1124 O; re; 2925 Woodsdale, Lincoln.

   LATSCH, ROBERT D: Office Supply Dealer; b Cheyenne, Wyo June 19, 1882; s of John B Latsch-Ethelda LeCaveller; ed Omaha; U of N, extn work; m Harriet Ogden June 9, 1919 Genoa; d Mary Jo; 1889-1903 with W R Bennett Dept Store, Omaha; 1903-06 & 1911-15 stationery salesman Amer News Co, Omaha; 1906-11 with opera cos, traveled US & Canada; 1918- with Dwelling House Ins Co, dir, 1933- pres; renamed Standard Reliance Ins Co; 1915-21 with brother pur off equipment & supply co in Lincoln & opr as corp, 1921 renamed Latsch Brothers & opr as corp until 1937, formed Latsch Brothers partnership; past gov Natl Stationers Assn; C of C, dir & V-P; lt gov Kiwanis, past dir; pres Open Forum Club; Lincoln Country Club; past pres Eastridge Country Club; MWA; IOOF; AF&AM, Scot Rite, Shrine; Westminster Presby Ch, elder; Rep; hobby, golf, 1932 champion Eastridge Country Club; off 1124 O; res 1426 S 20th, Lincoln.

   LAU, ALEX C: Vice-President Wholesale Grocery Co; b Lincoln, Neb Feb 14, 1883; s of Hans P Lau-Freidericke W Petersen; ed Lincoln; U of N; Phi Delta Theta; m Margaret Honeywell Nov 7, 1907 Lincoln; s Robert H; d Susan (Mrs John O Milligan Jr), Janet; 1902- with H P Lau Co, Lincoln; 1913- VP; past dir Security Mutual Life Ins Co, Lincoln; 1918 during World War asst state food administrator; past pres C of C; past pres Lincoln Country Club; AF&AM, past potentate Sesostris Shrine; Uni Club; pres Red Deer Hunting Club; hobbies, golf, hunting; off 8th & Q; res 1818 S 24th, Lincoln.

   LAU, JOHN DIEDRICH: Treasurer Wholesale Grocery Firm; b Lincoln, Neb Mar 5, 1881; s of Hans P Lau-Freidericke W Petersen; ed Lincoln; U of N; Phi Delta Theta; Phi Delta Phi; Theta Nu Epsilon; m Cora Calista Whitesides Apr 30, 1908 Lincoln; s Willard Leroy (dec); 1899-1900 emp by Sprague Warner & Co, whol groc, Chicago; 1900-38 secy treas H P Lau Co whol groc, Lincoln, 1938- treas; dir Natl Bank of Commerce; past pres Comm Chest; dir & life mbr C of C; mbr city park bd: past pres Lincoln Tennis Club; life mbr Lincoln Country Club; life mbr Lincoln Auto Club; Episc Ch; Rep; hobbies, ice skating, swimming, tennis, football; off 8th & Q; res 1029 D, Lincoln.

   LAUGHLIN, LOREN H: Attorney: b Mount Ayr, Ia Aug 13, 1896: s of Lawrence Weldon Laughlin-Belle Hass; ed Mount Ayr Ia HS; Drake U, LLB 1918; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; m Marie Chance May 28, 1918 Des Moines Ia; s George William; d Betty Lucille; 1917 adm to Ia bar; 1917-18 asst atty Ia RR commission, Des Moines; 1919 asst to Ia code revision com; 1919-27 in law firm Hazlett, Jack & Laughlin, Beatrice; 1927-29 mbr law firm Jack, Laughlin & Vette, Beatrice; 1925-29 state sen 16th dist; 1929- prac law, Lincoln; 1935-37 Lincoln city atty; 1923-24 VP Neb St Bar Assn; Lincoln & Amer Bar Assns; during World War priv 1st class coast arty, France 6 mos, batt A, 67th arty, CAC, Saumur Art Sch; Amer Leg; 40 & 8; VFW; MWA; KP; AF&AM 26, Scot Rite, Shrine; 1928-1936 del to natl Rep conv; off 438 Stuart Bldg; res 2711 Sumner, Lincoln.

   LAWLOR, JOHN FRANCIS: President Sporting Goods Co: b Lincoln, Neb Aug 2, 1899; s of Nicholas Lawlor-Mary Mullen; ed Lincoln HS 1918; U of N; Delta Tau Delta; m Mildred Doyle Nov 28, 1925 Lincoln; s John Michael; d Nancy Ann; 1918 with father in bus; 1930-36 secy-treas Lawlor Sporting Goods Co, 1936- pres since father's death; Amer Leg post 3; mbr bd of dirs Natl Sporting Goods Assn; C of C, chmn retail div, mbr bd dirs; ch mbr Jr C of C, ch bd of dirs; Rotary; Lincoln Country Club, mbr bd of dirs; U of N Alumni Assn; active in Comm Chest; Blessed Sacrament Ch; hobby, golf; off Lawlor Sporting Goods Co; res 1737 S 26th, Lincoln.

   LAWRENCE, JAMES E: Editor; b Beatrice, Neb July 4, 1889: s of James Grenville-Laura Pheasant; ed Beatrice HS; U of N, LLB 1911; Chi Phi; Phi Delta Sigma; Phi Alpha Tau; m Helen Hamilton Graves 1912 Lincoln; d Helen Elizabeth (Mrs John H Ames); assoc prof Sch of Journalism, U of N; 1911-22 city editor, Lincoln Star, 1922- managing editor; awarded Pulitzer Prize 1931; mbr Neb PWA advisory bd; mbr Neb advisory bd, FSA; C of C; Presby Ch; off Star Publishing Co; res 1315 S 21st, Lincoln.

   LAWRENCE, JAMES F: Extension Economist; b Breckenridge, Mo Jan 7, 1878; s of A W Lawrence-Caroline Dickson; ed Breckenridge Mo; Kidder Inst, Kidder Mo; Drury Coll, Springfield Mo, BA 1901; Epsilon Sigma Phi; Gamma Sigma Delta; m Myrtle Lashley Dec 21, 1904; s James F Jr; d Margaret; 1901-02 tchr Rogers Ark Acad: 1903 tchr Chadron Acad; 1904-10 tchr Okla A&M: 1910-18 in priv bus, Chadron; 1918- U of N extn service, supvr co agts, asst dir extn service, extn economist; 1936 spent 3 mos in Scandinavian Peninsula; Lions; YMCA; AF&AM 227; Congl Ch; hobby, photography; off U of N Agricultural Hall; res 4543 Baldwin, Lincoln.

   LAWRENCE, SAM A: Hotel Owner & Operator; b Logan Co, Ky Sept 22, 1888; s of John L Lawrence-Emma Pope; ed Logan Co Ky; Peoples Tucker Coll, Springfield Tenn; Draughons Bus Coll, Nashville Tenn: m Vera Helen Broadwell Jan 12, 1936 Lincoln; 1907-08 bkkpr in bank, Mountain View Okla; 1909-12 auditor & managing dir of Duncan Hotel, Nashville Tenn; 1912-13 mgr Colonial Hotel, Springfield Mo; 1913-14 resident mgr Densmore Hotel, Kansas City Mo; 1914-16 resident mgr, Oxford Hotel, Denver Colo; 1917-19 mgr Great Southern Hotel, Gulfport Miss; 1919 owner Walnut Inn Hotel, Tarkin Mo: 1920-21 resident mgr Robidoux Hotel, St Joseph Mo; 1921-22 resident mgr Cataract Hotel, Sioux Falls S D; 1922-23 resident mgr Seminole Hotel, Jacksonville, Fla; 1923-25 resident mgr & owner Cherokee Hotel, Newport Tenn; 1925-30 mgr Lindell, later gen mgr of Lincoln, Lindell & Capital hotels, Lincoln; 1928-30 managing dir of Cornhusker Hotel; 1930-32 gen mgr Elks Club, Omaha; 1932-33 traveled in east & in Havana; 1933 pur Hotel Savoy, Lincoln, now known as Hotel Sam Lawrence, mgr & lessee until 1938, owner & mgr since; C of C; Kiwanis; Optimist Club; Eastridge Country Club; past mbr Shrine Country Club; Lincoln Country Club; AF&AM 54, Sesostris Shrine; BPOE 98; Bapt Ch; Rep; hobby, horses; off & res Hotel Sam Lawrence, Lincoln.

   LAWRIE, ED HOYE: President Tire Co; b Hiawatha, Kas May 23, 1897; s of Thomas Henry Lawrie-Margaret Murphy; ed Pawnee City HS; m Cecelia Neid July 1, 1922 Grand Island; s Thomas Ed; d Margaret Louise; worked way thru HS as an acrobat, contortionist & figure skater; 1917 enl US army, OTC Camp Grant, Rockford Ill, disch Dec 1918; 1919-23 with sales dept Omaha branch Firestone Tire & Rubber Co; 1923-29 gen mgr Brandes Motor Co, Grand Island; 1929-31 owner & opr Ford Agency, David City; 1931-33 owner & opr Lawrie Tire Co, Lincoln; 1933- pres & gen mgr State Tire Co, Lincoln; C of C; Lincoln Advertising Club; Lincoln Tire Dirs Assn; TPA; KP, David City; BPOE; Izaak Walton; Omaha Athletic Club; Amer Leg post 3; KC; Blessed Sacrament Ch; Dem; hobby, hunting: off 1200 L; res 2900 S 17th, Lincoln.

   LAY, DAVID FRANKLIN: Merchant & Postmaster; b Odessa, Mo May 26, 1897; s of John Lay-Dicy Jane Gott; ed Odessa Mo HS; Odessa Coll, Mo, BPd 1898; Kansas City Dental Coll 1905-06; m Nona M Crandall May 17, 1913 Broken Bow; s John David; 1898-1900 farmed, Lafayette Co Mo; 1900-05 carp, Kansas City; 1905-08 resident of Winona Mo; 1908-16 & 1920-29 rancher, Hooker Co; 1916-19 Hooker Co clk; 1920 Hooker Co highway commr; 1928 mcht, Agnew; 1928- in oil bus, Agnew; 1929- P M Agnew;



Who's Who

mbr Agnew sch bd 3 years; mbr Mullen town bd 2 years; during World War mbr draft bd; Neb Ch of Natl P M's of U S; MWA; AF&AM 282, past master 1920; Baptist Ch; hobbies, hunting, fishing, gen sports; res Agnew.

   LEADLEY, THOMAS ARCHIBALD: Editor; b Chase, Kas June 10, 1890; s of Allison Leadley-Anna Ruth Leith; ed Chase Kas HS 1906; Kas St Agrl Coll, BSc 1913; Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Sigma Delta Chi; m Marie Etta Bumstead Oct 24, 1915 Lincoln; s Robert Allison; d Elizabeth Joan, Jean Louise; 1913-15 asst editor Neb Farmer, 1915-18 assoc editor, 1918-32 managing editor, 1932- editor & VP McKelvie Publishing Co Lincoln; owner & opr Kas farm; sponsor Neb st cornhusking contest; natl cornhusking contest, joint sponsor with other farm paper editors, mbr bd of dirs of assn, org & sponsor Cornhusker Tours; org & sponsor first sorghum topping contest; originator Neb Master Farmer project 1926, sponsor; secy Neb Master Farmers Club; active in promoting sorghum crops in Neb, pump irrigation expansion & conservation state's water resources, int in economic problems of agr; C of C, chmn agrl com; pres Amer Agrl Editors Assn; mbr Uni Club; Broadview Club; Presby Ch; Rep; hobby, travel; off 14th & P; res 3045 Puritan, Lincoln.

   LEE, GEORGE ARTHUR: Attorney; b Lincoln, Neb Sept 27, 1881; s of George W Lee-Mary C Hard; ed Humboldt HS 1899; U of N, BA 1903, LLB 1905; representative U of N on various inter-state debating teams; Chi Phi; Phi Delta Phi; Theta Kappa Mu; Phi Beta Kappa; m Fairy E Bowhay July 1921 Liberty; s George A Jr; d Virginia; 1926-08 dep prosecuting atty, Spokane Co Wash; 1909-10 first asst atty gen. state of Washington; 1911-14 chmn Industrial Insurance Commission & Public Service Commission, Wash; 1EI17-18 atty for ICC, Washington D C; 1920- V-P & gen counsel Ia-Neb Light & Power Co, 1920 Lincoln Traction Co, Northern Natural Gas Co; 1930-35 mbr legal firm Lee & Sheldahl, Lincoln; Neb St & Amer Bar Assns; AF&AM, Scot Rite; off 923 Sharp Bldg; res 2920 Sheridan Blvd, Lincoln.

   LEFLER, MILLARD C: Superintendent of Schools; b Sarpy Co, Neb Oct 5, 1882; s of William Lefler-Nettie Phelps; ed Elmwood HS 1901; PSTC BA 1911; U of N, 1901-03, MA 1916: Phi Delta Kappa; m Adalyn Blankenship Aug 12, 1915 Peru; d Esther Louise; 1903-04 tchr, Cass Co; 1904-05 grade sch tchr, Elmwood; 1905-06 grade sch tchr, Weeping Water; 1906-07 prin, 1907-08 HS supt, Elmwood; 1908-09 prin training HS, PSTC, 1909-17 assoc prof of training; .1917-18 asst prin, adviser of boys, Lincoln HS; 1918-19 dir of research & measurement of instruction for Lincoln city schs; 1919-20 asst supt of schs, Lincoln; 1920- supt; helped org Neb Adult Edn Coun; past pres NSTA, past chmn planning commission, past pres dist 1; past pres Neb Schoolmasters Club; NEA, past V-P, past state dir; past dir & past pres; Horace Mann League of Amer; Amer Coun of Edn; past chmn child edn Natl Safety Coun; mbr sch bIdg coun US bur of edn, past regional dir; Amer Assn of Sch Administrators; Amer Interprofessional Inst; mbr, past pres Open Forum Club; past pres Kiwanis; past mbr bd of dirs; AF&AM 19; Scot Rite, 32o; past master RAM; past master KT; Trinity Meth Ch, past chmn ofcl bd; hobbies, amateur photography, birds, bees & butterflies, hunting, fishing, woodwork, sports; paternal ancestors homesteaded what is now Sarpy Co in 1850's before Neb became a state, grandfather, North P Lefler, mbr Neb territorial legislature, mother's family early settlers near Louisville; off 15th & M; res 2101 Sewell, Lincoln.

   LEHNHOFF, HENRY JOHN: Physician & Surgeon; b Cass Co, Neb Dec 10, 1871; s of Henry Lehnhoff-Caroline Ossenkop; ed U of N prep sch; U of N, BA 1897; Northwestern U, MD 1901; 4 mos grad work, Vienna Austria 1910; Delta Tau Delta; Nu Sigma Nu; m Challis E Ray June 22, 1910 Vienna Austria; s Henry John; d Carolyn Elizabeth (Mrs Harry P Letton); 1901-02 interne St Luke's Hosp, Chicago; 1902- prac med, Lincoln; 1914- chief of dept of internal med, Lincoln Clinic; 1928-35 chief of staff St Elizabeth's Hosp; med dir Union Natl Life Ins Co, Lincoln, mbr exec bd; mbr lib bd 27 years; during World War mbr special examining com; past pres Lancaster Co Med Soc; past pres Neb St Med Assn; past pres Missouri Valley Med Soc; AMA; Neb st bd of medical examiners, secy since 1917; Fedn of State Med Bds of US, pres 1938, chmn exec com C of C, life mbr; Uni Club; Unitarian Ch; hobby, books: off 1037 Stuart Bldg; res 2804 Sheridan Blvd, Lincoln.

   LELAND, MRS CLARA: Artist; b Lockport, N Y; d of George M Walsh-Ellen Sherzer; ed Lockport N Y; Philadelphia; U of N 1893; Penn Academy of Fine Arts 1894-98, recd scholarship, Toppan Prize for picture; Whistler Sch, Paris & various French studios 1900-02; Kappa Alpha Theta; past pres alumni; m Dean Richmond Leland June 3, 1903 Lincoln; d Dorothy Eleanor, Elizabeth (Mrs Frederick W Bentley); 1899 tchr, Neb Wes; 1903-04 portrait & landscape painter, oil & water St Louis Mo, 1904-09 Peekskill N Y, 1909- Lincoln; 1901 exhibited in French Salon, Kansas City Mo, Joslyn Memorial, Omaha, 2nd natl exhibition of Amer Art, New York City 1937; pictures pur by Prescott sch & Lincoln HS; Lincoln Artists Guild; Neb Art Assn, mbr bd of trustees; Lotos; Copper Kettle Club; First Presby Ch; Rep: res 1827 E, Lincoln.

   LELAND, DEAN RICHMOND: Retired; b Lockport, N Y Aug 23, 1866; s of Herman J Leland-Amelia Van Slyke; ed Lockport Union HS; Hamilton Coll, Clinton N Y, BA 1889, DD 1916; Princeton Theological Seminary 1893; Princeton U, MA 1908; Benham Club; Alpha Delta Phi; m Clara Walsh June 3, 1903 Lincoln; d Dorothy Eleanor; Elizabeth (Mrs Frederick W Bentley); 1893-98 pastor Second Presby Ch, Lockport N Y; 1898-1903 pastor, Tyler Place Presby Ch, St Louis Mo; 1903-09 Bible & history tchr Peekskill N Y Mil Acad; 1909-34 U of N Presby pastor; 1934- ret; during World War 1918- 19 chaplain under natl service commission of Presby Ch of USA, assigned to tank corps US, army, Gettysburg Penn; chaplain U of N ROTC 1913-34; during war wrote book The Faith of Our Fighting Men, essay on Lincoln's Gettysburg Speech; awarded Distinguished Service Order by bd of Chris edn of Presby Ch, 1934 gen assembly; mbr Conf of Ch Workers in Universities, past pres, mbr 1910-34; C of C; ch mbr Uni Club; res 1827 E, Lincoln.

   LEMON, GEORGE HARTINGTON: Owner Cleaning Establishment; b Hartington, Neb Aug 16, 1894; s of Jacob N Lemon-Margaret M Jones; ed Hartington; Jackson HS, Lincoln 1913; Neb Wes, BA 1917; Phi Kappa Tau: m Ruth E Warrick Sept 7, 1922 Meadow Grove; d Georgia, Marguerite; 1918-25 with Standard Chautauqua System, Lincoln; 1925- owner & opr Peerless Cleaners, Lincoln; during World War May-Dec 1918 commd at OTS, Camp Zachary Taylor, Louisville Ky; Amer Leg post 3; Neb Assn of Cleaners & Dyers, secy, past pres, editor The Clarifier, offcl bulletin; Co- operative Club; C of C; Social Welfare Bd; AF&AM, Scot Rite, Sesostris Shrine; First Meth Ch; hobby, golf; off 322 S 11th; res 3029 N 48th, Lincoln.

   LeROSSIGNOL, JAMES EDWARD: University Professor; b Quebec, Canada Oct 24, 1866; s of Peter LeRossignol-Mary Gillespie; ed McGill U, Montreal Canada, BA 1888, LLD 1921; U of Leipzig, PhD 1892; 1892 fellow in psychology, Clark U, Worcester Mass; U of Denver, LLD 1911; Chi Phi; Beta Gamma Sigma; Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Kappa Psi; m Jessie Katherine Ross Sept 2, 1898; s Edward Ross; d Helen Marian Henderson (Mrs Lincoln Frost Jr); 1892-94 prof of psychology & ethics, Ohio U, Athens; 1894-1911 prof of economics, U of Denver; 1900 special lecturer in economics, McGill U; 1903 lecturer in political science, U of Wis summer session; 1906 Investigated economic conditions in New Zealand; 1908-09 on leave of absence from U of Denver, prof of political economy, U of N; 1911 prof of economics, U of N; 1919- dean of Coll of Bus Administration, 1913-19 dir Sch of Commerce; 1923 prof of economics, Stanford U, during summer session; 1926 prof of economics, summer session U of Cal at Los Angeles; during World War, 1917-19 chmn Lancaster Co fuel com; mbr Amer Economic Assn; fellow Royal Economics Soc; Amer Acad of Political Social Science: pres 1925-26 Amer Assn of Collegiate Schs of Bus; Canadian Authors Assn; pres 1930-31 Neb Writers Guild; mbr C of C; Rotary; Uni Club; Round Table; The Club; author Monopolies, Past & Present, 1901; Orthodox Socialism, 1907; Little Stories of Quebec, 1908; State Socialism in New Zealand, 1910; Jean Baptiste, 1915; What is Socialism, 1921; Economics for Every Man, 1923; First Economics, 1926; The Beauport Road, 1928; The Flying Canoe, 1929; The Habitant-Merchant, 1939; also writer of economic articles, monographs, short stories; off U of N, Social Sciences Hall; res 1801 Pepper Ave., Lincoln.

   LESSENHOP, CARL WILLIAM: Wholesale Industrial Supply Merchant; b Moberly, Mo Sept 7, 1897;





















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