Successful Men From Manhattan 1913 Alexander-Davies


Alexander, Charles Beatty: Lawyer and capitalist of 165 Broadway, New York City, was born Dec. 6, 1849 in New York City. He received the degrees of A.B., LL.B., A.M., LL.D., and Litt.D. He was admitted to bar New York City on June 17, 1872, and since admission has been continuously in practice; was a member of firm of Alexander & Green until end of 1912. He has been concerned in many of largest litigations during the past forty years; eminent as adviser of corporations and estate. He is a director and member of the executive committee Equitable Life Assurance Society of United States, trustee Equitable Trust Co.; director of the Mt. Morris Bank and several other corporations. Clubs: Union, University, Riding, Tuxedo, Metropolitan, Army and Navy, N.Y. Yacht and others.

Bang, Richard T.: Physician and surgeon of New York City, was born in N.Y. City Dec. 3, 1855; son of Henry and Elizabeth (Bartels) Bang; prepared for college by private tutors; graduated Columbia University, A.B., 1876; A.M., 1879; M.D. (College of Physicians and Surgeons), 1879. Married in N.Y. City, May 18, 1882, Frances Goeller; one daughter, Eleanor Richardson (now Mrs. Sanford), born 1885. Resident physician and surgeon, St. Luke's Hospital, 1879-82; assistant attending physician, New York Hospital, 1882-87; attending physician, Good Samaritan Dispensary, 1887-95. Has been U.S. examining surgeon for Pension and War Departments since 1893; surgeon to Delaware, Lackawanna and Western R.R. Company since 1902; to Department of Commerce and Labor since 1908. Member American Medical Association, American Academy of Medicine, New York Pathological Society, New York Academy of Medicine, Alumni Association of St. Luke's Hospital, N.Y.; New England Association of Railway Surgeons, Physicians Mutual Aid Association, New York Medico-Surgical Society, Alumni Association of New York College for Physicians and Surgeons, Association of Lackawanna Railroad Surgeons, American Health League, National Association Pension Examining Surgeons, National Geographical Society; also life member Alumni Association, Columbia College and New York Alumni Association, Pi Kappa Psi Fraternity. Recreations: Black bass and trout fishing. Club: Columbia University.

Banning, Kendall, editor;  Born N.Y. City, Sept. 20. 1879; son William C. and Helen Josephine (Mellen) Banning; educated in private schools of N.Y. City, public schools of Bellows Falls, Vt., and Dartmouth Coll., A.B., 1902 (editor Dartmouth Magazine and class poet); married N.Y. City, May 19, 1906, Hedwig, daughter Arthur v. Briesen (died July 7, 1912); one daughter, Barbara, born March 8. 1908. Managing editor and associate editor System, Chicago, since 1903. Author "Songs of the Love Unending," 1912; "The Squire's Recipes." 1912; "Flotsam." 1903; "Bookplates," 1906; "The Sun Dial" (song cycle), 1912, and miscellaneous songs. Editor: "Songs of the Hill Winds," 1900; "Songs for a Wedding Day," 1907, and miscellaneous collections. Author "Copy," a newspaper play (produced with Edmund Breese, 1911-12). Enlisted in 12th Regt. inf., N.Y.N.G.. 1902, and has served as officer in 3d Inf., Ohio, 1903; staff duty, Ill., 1904; 14th Inf., N.Y., 1907; 9th Coast Artillery, N.Y.. 1908-9; Veteran Corps of Artillery, 1912. Independent. Member Soc. Colonial Wars, S.A.R.; Soc. Mayflower Descendants, General Soc. War of 1812; Order of Founders and Patriots; Soc. American Wars, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Clubs: Players, New York; Cliff Dwellers. Chicago; Dutch Treat. N.Y.; Aero Club of America. Address: 44 E. 23d St., N.Y. City.

Belmont, Oliver Hazard Perry, Legislator, financier; born in New York City, November 12, 1858; son of the late August Belmont. He was graduated from the United States Naval Academy, Sept. 30, 1876, subsequently serving in the navy and resigning in 1876. He was formerly a member of the August Belmont & Company, bankers, and is now a director of the Night and Day Bank. -He was a member of the National Democratic Convention of 1901. and served in Congress from 1901 to 1903, from the Thirteenth New York District. He is a member of the Brook, Racquet and Tennis, New York Athletic. Union, Knickerbocker, Manhattan, Metropolitan, Lawyers', Meadow Brook, Lambs', New York Yacht, Turf and Field, University and New York Clubs of New York, and the Metropolitan Club of Washington. He married in New York City, in 1896, Mrs. Alva (Smith) Vanderbilt. Residence: 677 Fifth Ave. Address: 1 Madison Ave., New York City.

Britt, Philip J., lawyer of New York City, where he was born in 1866; graduated De La Salle Inst., 1883; Manhattan College, B.A., 1885; searcher of titles to real estate in olh'ce of O. W. Flanagan and at Columbia College; admitted to practice, N.Y. City, 1892; engaged in banking interests in N.Y. City; counsel to sheriff of New York, 1898- 1902. during which time was engaged in private practice, making corporation law and sheritf law specialties; in July. 1903, became assignee for benefit of creditors of banking and brokerage house of Talbor J. Taylor and Company; also assignee for benefit of creditors of Stock Exchange firm of W. B. Mack and Company, which failed April, 1904. Member Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Clubs: Manhattan, N.Y.; Athletic, Democratic. Coney Island Jockey, Turf and Field, Catholic, Graduates and Oakland Golf.

Brothers, Samuel F., physician, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was born Oct. 29, 1863, in New York City. He graduated from the New York College of Pharmacy with the degree of Ph.G.; and from the College of Physicians and Surgeons with the degree of M.D. He was one of the founders of the Journal "American Medicine"; and in 1898-1907 owned and edited the Medico-Pharmaceutical Journal of New York City. He was nominated for Assembly from Fourth Assembly District, Manhattan, on the Good Government ticket, with the endorsement of the regular Republican organization and the Independent Labor party. He was appointed Jan., 1906, chief clerk of the Municipal Court of the City of New York, borough of Brooklyn, for term of six years. He is first vice- president of the Hearst Independence League of the Twenty-second Assembly District of Kings County, N.Y.

Brown, Lathrop, United States congressman from the first district of New York, was born Feb. 26, 1883, in New York City. He was elected to the sixty-third congress for the term of 1913-15, and resides in Long Island, N. Y.

Bruckner, Henry, United States congressman from the twenty- second district of New York, was born June 17, 1871, in New York City. He is president of Bruckner Brothers, manufacturers; and has been commissioner of public works. He was elected to the sixty-third congress for the term of 1913-15; and resides in New York City.

Burger, James Cardwell, banker of Denver, Colo., was born in New York City, Nov. 1, 1866; son of James and Anna (Nichol) Burger; educated Trinity. N.Y.; married New York, Sept., 1888, Edith M. Brown. President Union Deposit and Trust Company; vice-president Pequot Real Estate and Investment Company; cashier Hamilton National Bank. Was state senator twice, and colonel on governor's staff. Republican; Episcopalian. Director Shrine Building Association; thirty-three degree Mason, Shriner. Recreations: Ontdoor sports, golf, hunting, fishing. Clubs: Denver Athletic (president), Colorado -Golf (director), Colorado Traffic (director), Valiejo Gun (director). He is president of State Bank of Cal- han, Calhan, Colo.


Clarke, Lewis Latham, banker and director of 128 Broadway. New York City, was born Feb. 21, 1871. in New York City. He was educated at Berkeley School and at Packard's Business College. In 1889. he became connected with the American Exchange National Bank, of which he has been president since 191 0. For ten years he was a member of the New York National Guard, and served as regimental adjutant and captain. He is a director of the American Locomotive Company, the Fidelity and Casualty Company, the Home Insurance Company and a score of other corporations.

Clarke, Thomas Benedict
, art collector and connoisseur; born at New York City, December 11, 1848; son of George W. and Mary J. Clarke. He was educated at the Mount Washington Collegiate Institute, New York City. Mr. Clarke has devoted a lifetime to the collection of works of art, and in 1899 sold a collection of works of American artists for $235,000. He is a member of the National Academy of Design, and founded and endowed the Clarke Composition prize at that institution. He is also a member of the American Fine Arts Society, the American Museum of Natural History, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Chamber of Commerce of New York; the Metropolitan, the Brook, Manhattan, Union League, Lambs' New York Yacht, and New York Athletic Clubs. Mr. Clarke married at New York City, Fanny E. Morris, and by that union there are two children: Thomas Benedict, Jr., and Mrs. Richard Newton, Jr. Residence: 22 East Thirty-fifth street. Address: 12 East Forty-first street, New York City;

Comstock, Louis K., electric engineer of New York City; born Kenosha, Wis., Jan. 8, 1865; son Charles Henry and Mercy Carolyn (Bronson) Comstock; graduated University of Michigan. Ph.B., 1888; married N.Y. City, Sept. 12, 1902, Anne Stevens Wilson; one child, Thomas Brownell, born 1904. Engaged in electrical and mechanical engineering since graduation; three years superintendent construction Western Electric Company; four years electrical and mechanical engineer George A. Fuller Company; traveled in Mexico, West Indies, Central and South America and Europe: since Jan. 1. 1904, president and director L. K. Comstock and Company, Inc. Member American Society Mechanical Engineers, American Institute Electrical Engineers, Western Society Engineers, American Electrochemical Society, Delta Kappa Epsilon Association. Clubs: The Engineers, Republican, Railroad, Whitehall and University Club (Chicago).

Cook, Walter, architect; born N.Y. City, July 23, 1846; son of Edward and Catharine Cook; graduated Harvard College, A.B., 1869, A.M., 1872; Royal Polytechnic School, Munich; Eeoles des Beaux Arts, Paris (pupil of E. Vaifdremer); married, 1876, Marie Hugot; died 1S88; and 1890 Louise Sprague. Children: Dr. Edward (Harvard, 1900), Walter, Jr. (Harvard, 1'JU2). Has practiced architecture in N.Y. City since 1877; member firm Walter Cook and W. A. Welch, architects. Firm were architects of DeVinne Press Building, residence of Andrew Carnegie, many branch public libraries, etc., N.Y. City; residence of F. B. Pratt, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Life Buildings in Montreal, Can., St. Paul, Minneapolis, etc. Consulting architect of Court House Board of N.Y. City. Member of National Institute of Arts and Letters, and academician National Academy of Design. Past president N.Y. Chapter, Am. Inst. Architects; member and past president Society Beaux Arts, Architects; member f ? Commission, 1905-07; consulting architect Board of Estinrate and Apportionment, 1907- 10. Was American member of International Jury which judged the Phoebe Hearst competition tor' University of California; also member of jury for competitions for N.Y. Public Library, Washington University, St. Louis, and for remodeling of West Point. President American Inst. Architects. Clubs: Century, Harvard.

Curry, Grove P. M., born New York City, Jan. 8, 1866; parents, Thomas M. and Rebecca Eliz. Osborn; married Florence R. Lyon, May 6, 1903; educated Union Free School, Port Chester, N.Y.; graduated Hackettstown C.C.I., 1886; N.Y. Univ. Med., 1892; lie. N.Y. State deg. M.D.; post-grad. N.Y. Post-Grad. School and Hosp., N.Y. Poly- clinic Sch. and Hosp., Chambers St. Hosp., N.Y. City Asylum, 1 year, 1893; Blackwell's Island, N.Y. Health Officer and Registrar of Village of Mt. Kisco; mem. West Chester Co. Med. Soc., A.M.A., Am. Pub. Health Assoc., N.Y. Acad. Med. Residence and office: Mt. Kisco, N.Y. Hours: 121 p. m., Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays; every evening, 67 p. m.; no office hours on Sunday. Tel. 71 Mt. Kisco.

Dale, Harry Howard, United States congressman from the fourth district of New York, was born Dec. 3, 1868, in New York City. He is a lawyer; and has been a member of the state legislature. He was elected to the sixtv-third congress for the term of 1913-15; and resides in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Danzinger, Jake Morris, lawyer and oil operator, born New York City. May 7. 1882; son of Morris and Lena (Mendelson) Danziger. Educated in public schools, Los Angeles; Polytechnic High School. Los Angeles; Univ. Sou. Cal. Married Daisy C. Canfield, July 25, 1900, at Salt Lake City. Counsel for oil and petroleum men, 1905; oil dept. Santa Fe R.R., 1906-09; mgr. and dir. land dept. Am. Oilfields Co.; dir. Huasteca Petroleum Co.; pres. Ruby and Opal Oil Cos.; treas. Jade Oil Co.; dir. Mexican Natl. Gas Co.; treas. Sapphire Oil Co. Clubs: Los Angeles Athletic, Sierra Madrc Country. Member: Elks No. 99, Shriners. Scottish Rite Masons. Republican. Residence: 828 Lake. Office: Security Bldg., Los Los Angeles, Cal. Director and vice-pres. Mexican Petroleum Co. of Cal.; Mexican Pet. Co., Ltd., of Delaware. Pres. and dir. of Petroleum Transport Co., Southern Oilfields Co. Director Sacramento Valley Sugar Co., Rodes Land and Water Co., California Petroleum Corporation, American Petroleum Co., Mexican Asphalt Paving and Const. Co.

Davies, Frederick Martin, banker and broker of New York City, where he was horn Sept. 12, 1877; son of Julien T. and Alice (Martin) Davies; graduated from Yale University. A.B., 1899; married, Pittsburgh, Pa., April, 1901, Emily O'Neill; children: Emily, Frederick M., Jr., Audrey. Employed with New York Central & Hudson River Railroad two years, then entered banking house of Kountze Brothers; since 1903 has been engaged in business on own account, being member of firm Alexander, Thomas & Davies, and now of firm of Davies, Thompson & Co. Vice- president and manager of Bancroft Realty Co.; treasurer National Horse Show Association of America, Limited, Eastchester Syndicate Co. Clubs: Union, Knickerbocker, New York Yacht, University, Metropolitan.

Davies, J. Clarence, real estate, of New York City, where he was born Nov. 27. 1867; son David and Maria (Phillips) Davies; graduated, grammar school (N.Y. City), 1882; College City of N.Y.; married, N.Y. City. October, 1901, Rosalie Loewi; two children: J. Clarence, Jr.. born 1912. Valentine Loewi, born 1905. Commenced business in 1889, making specialty of Bronx property, has charge of numerous large estates; has consummated many large sales; employed as expert in many condemnation proceedings of property in Bronx section, as well as for railroad and other corporations; appraiser for banks, trust companies, institutions and attorneys for Bronx properties. Association Bronx Real Estate Brokers; organizer, member and chairman Real Estate Com., North Side Board of Trade; director Twenty-third Ward Bank, Lawyers' Westchester Title and Mortgage Co., and several real estate corporations; trustee North Side Savings Bank; many years treasurer of Real Estate Board Brokers; member Metropolitan Museum of Art, Horticultural Society, Zoological Society, Academy Sciences. N.Y. Historical Society, Craftsmen Lodge, F. and A.M., Knights of Pythias. Recreations: Golf. billiards, yachting, automobiling. Clubs: City, Reform, Atlantic Yacht, Harmonie, Century, Country, North Jersey Country, Hollywood Golf. Amateur Billiard, Automobile of America. Fordham Aero, City Athletic, etc.


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BIBLIOGRAPHY: Builders of Our Nation Men of 1913 (Men of Nineteen-Thirteen) Chicago, Ill. (1914)
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