Successful Men From Brooklyn, New York 1913  Griffin-Moffett



Griffin, D. J., United States congressman from the eighth district of New York, was born March 26, 1880, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was elected to the Sixty-third Congress for the term of 1913-15; and resides in Brooklyn, N.Y.


Harris, William Laurel, 423 West 59th St., New York, N.Y.; summer, Saint Mary's. Lake George, N.Y. Mural P., C., W., L. Born Brooklyn, N.Y., Feb. 18, 1870. Pupil of T. W. Dewing in New York; Gerome, Galland, Lefebvre and Doucet in Paris. Member: Mural P. (sect.); N.Y. Arch. Lg. 1S98; N.A.C.; N.Y. Municipal A.S. (pres.); A. Aid S. (dir.); School Art League (dir.); Fine Arts Federation of New York (dir.); Mac D. C. Work: "St. Francis de Sales before Pope Clement VHI," Catholic University, Washington; "The Holy Sacrifice" and "Our Lady of the Lake," St. Mary's, Lake George, N.Y.; "The Martyr, Father Jogues," Harbor Islands, Lake George; "The Crucifixion" and thirty other large mural paintings with the entire decorative scheme of the Paulist Church. New York; tapestry back to the Cardinal's Throne. St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York.

Henshaw, Frederick Valdemar, consulting eng'r of 14 Wall St., New York City, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Aug. 1866; son of George Holt and Cornelia Middagh (Birdsall) Henshaw; educated at a private school, Brooklyn, Montreal High School, Bishop's Coll., Montreal, specializing in chemistry and engineering; married in N.Y. City, June. 1906 to Isabel Jeanette Hamilton. Employed on the survey of the St. Lawrence River, 1886; employed 1S87-89. as consecutively apprentice draftsman and ass'n to chief engr. with Royal Elec. Co., Montreal; with C. & C. Elec. Motor Co., 1889-95; member of firm of Downes & Henshaw, Providence, R.I.. consulting engrs., 1895-97; asst. engr. the Crocker-Wheeler Co., 1897-1904; consulting engineer, William P. Bon bright & Co., Inc., New York; vice- pres., Eastern Power & Light Corp.; vice-pres., Colonial Power & Light Co.; director, United Utilities Co.. Reading Transit & Light Co., Arizona Power Co. Episcopalian. Member of Am. Soc. Mech. Engrs., Am. Inst. Elec. Engrs; past vice-pres., N.Y. Elec. Soc.; sec. Elec. Section, Brooklyn Inst. Arts and Sciences. Clubs: Hamilton (Brooklyn), Engineers (N.i. City). Address: 24 Broad St., N.Y. City.


Lazelle, Harry W.. banker of 115 Broadway, New York City; born Brooklyn, N.Y., Jan. 24, 1865; son of William 11. and Sarah Jane (Neil) Lazelle; educated in Brooklyn, N.Y.. public schools: married, Brooklyn, May 21, 1886, Emily M. Chester (died Sept. 20, 1904); married, New York City, Aug. 14, 1908, Alice S. Mott; one son: Chester Lazelle, born Brooklyn, N.Y., Dec. 1, 1887. Senior mem. of firm of Lazelle, Fincke & Co. Director Bankers; Investing Co. Residence: 724 E. 19th St., Brooklyn, N.Y. Address: 115 Broadway, N.Y. City.

Loomis, Frederic Brewster, college professor of Amherst, Mass., was born Nov. 22, 1873, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He has been instructor of biology, and professor of comparative anatomy for some years, and is now director of the Amherst exploring expeditions to Big Bad Lands, S.D.L


Maher, James P., congressman, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 3, 1865; in 1894 was elected president of the Danbury Hat Makers' Society, and in 1897 was elected national treasurer of the United Hatters of North America. Returning to Brooklyn in 1902, was nominated for congress by the Democratic party in 1908 and was defeated; and was elected to the sixty-second and sixty-third congresses.

McCormack, Thomas Joseph, author, LaSalle, Ill. Philosophy of science. Born Brooklyn, N.Y., May 28, 1805. A.B., Princeton, 1884, A.M., 1887; Leipzig, 1884-85; Tubingen, l885: Columbia. 1887: LL.B.. Chicago College of Law. 180.'i. Coeditor. "Open Court" and "Monist."' 1888-190.'!; principal. La Salic-Peru Township High School, 1903. Math. Soc.; Philos. Soc. Philosophy and history of science. History and theory of mechanics; heat. Author of numerous articles in educational reviews.

McCutchen, Charles Walter, merchant and capitalist of New York City; born Williamsburgh, N.Y., Jan. 5, 1845; son of William M. and Eliza (St. John) MeCutchen; educated in Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn; married, Annapolis, Md., April 28, 1880, Mary Isabella Simpson ; children: Margaret Wilson. Bruson Simpson. Managing and senior partner in firm of Holt & Co. (dealers in flour and grain for one hundred years); director Plainfleld Trust Co., People's National Bank of Westfield, N.J., Corn Exchange Bank of New York City, and its twenty- six branches; secretary, treasurer and director the Adirondack Co. Member Produce Exchange, Maritime Exchange, Chamber of Commerce, Independent Republican, Baptist. Member Metropolitan Museum of Art, New England Society. Recreations: Sailing, golf. riding, driving. Clubs: National Arts, Union League, Whitehall. Atlantic Yacht, Park Golf. Plainfleld Riding, Plainfield Country, Lake Placid Yacht.

McGuire, Joseph Hubert, architect of New York City, where he was born in 1860; son of Joseph and Catharine Rorke) McGuire; educated in private and public schools, St. Francis Xavier College, Metropolitan Art Schools, N.Y. City; Ecole des Beaux Arts, France; married, Philadelphia, Pa.. Harriet Mein; children: Joseph Mein, Hubert Amer, Alan Rorke, Catharine. Among his principal works are the Catholic Cathedral at Richmond, Va.; churches of St. Rose of Lima, Holy Trinity, St. Malachy, N.Y. City; the Westchester Protectory, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, etc., also many school buildings, hospitals, commercial buildings and private residences. Was delegate to Fine Arts Federation and several times dele-' gate to conventions of Am.'Inst. Architects; mem. N.Y. Chapter Am. Inst. Architects (ex-officer), Society of Beaux Arts Architects (ex-officer), Architectural League (ex-officer), etc. Clubs: Catholic (ex-governor), Wykagyl Country.

McWilliams, Clarence Arthur, surgeon of New York City; born Brooklyn, N.Y., 1870; son of D. W. and Helen (Marquand) Mc Williams; graduate of Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute; Princeton University, A.B., 1892. A.M.. l895; College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, 1895. Acted as assistant surgeon on U.S. Army hospital ship relief during Spanish-American War. Resident surgeon, Presbyterian Hospital. New York City, 1895-97. Instructor in surgery, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Columbia University; assistant visiting surgeon, Presbyterian Hospital; surgeon to Trinity Hospital, and chief surgical clinic. Ont-Patient Dept., Presbyterian Hospital; member Alumni Associations of Sloane Maternity Hospital and of the Presbyterian Hospital; member New York Academy of Medicine, Medical Society Greater City of New York. Lenox Medical Society, County Medical Society, Hospital Graduates' Club. New York Surgical Society, American Medical Association. Clubs: University, Princeton (New York City), Nassau (Princeton, N.J.).

Middleton, Stanley Grant, 58 West 57th St., New York, N.Y. Born Brooklyn. N.Y., June 8, 1852. Pupil of Jaequesson de la Chevreuse, Harpignie, Benj Constant, Constant and Dagnan-Bouveret at Julian Academy i Paris. Member A. Fund S.; Salma. C.; Lotos C. Awards: Hon. mention. Pan-Am. Exp., Buffalo, 1901; hon. mentioned, Charleston Exp., 1901. Work: Portrait of Hon. Lynn Boyd, the Capitol, Washington; "Normandy Fish Wife," Hamilton Club, Brooklyn; "Portrait of George H. Daniels," painting or picture, "en Costume de Bal," Lotos Club, New York.

Moffett, James, lawyer and banker; born Brooklyn, N.Y., Jan. 3, 1853; son of Robert and" Eleanor (McCormick) Moffett; educated Brooklyn public schools; married, Brooklyn, N.Y., April 15, 1884, Annie Aletta El well; children: Robert Elwell Moffett, Dr. Rudolph Durvea Moffett. Has practiced law at Brooklyn, N.Y.. since admission to bar in Dec., 1874; senior member of firm of Moffett & Moffett. Chairman Democratic General Committee Kings County, 1897-1902; president Ridgewood Bank from 1905, until it was merged in the Jenkins Trust Co., March, 1906. Vice-president Jenkins Trust Co. until Jan., 1908; president Hamburg Savings Bank, Brooklyn, since incorporation 1905; also president Hamburg Realty Corporation. Delegate to Democratic National Conventions, Chicago, 1906, and Kansas City, 1900. Deputy commissioner of water supply, Borough of Brooklyn, 1898-1902. Has traveled extensively in America and abroad and visited most of the European countries many times. Recreations: Farming and travel, books. Club: Bushwick. Address: 894 Broadway, Brooklyn, N.Y.


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Article Name: Successful New York Men of 1913: Griffith-Moffett
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BIBLIOGRAPHY: Builders of Our Nation Men of 1913 (Men of Nineteen-Thirteen) Chicago, Ill. (1914)
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