Successful New York Men of 1913  Lawrence-Nash


Lawrence, William Van Duzer, manufacturer of New York City, was born near Elmira, N.Y., Feb. 12, 1842; son of Robert D. Lawrence and Catherine (Van Duzer) Lawrence. He was educated in Michigan. He removed to New York City when nineteen years old and was employed for five years by S. R. Van Duzer Company, wholesale druggists. In 1866 he went to Canada to establish a branch house, representing a number of American agencies, including that of Perry, Davis & Son of Providence, R.I. In 1882 the business was incorporated under the name of the Davis & Lawrence Co. This company, in 1895, bought out the business of Perry, Davis & Son, of Providence, R.I., and all its proprietary interests, and later the Davis & Lawrence Co. of New York was organized in New York City and since 1900 the head office of the business has been located at 10 and 12 Christopher street in that city, Mr. Lawrence being president of both companies; also of the Fellows Manufacturing Company of New York City and Montreal. He is the founder of Lawrence Park, of the Hotel Gramatan and the Lawrence Hospital, all in the village of Bronxville, which is situated in West chester County right on the edge of New York City; and is a member of the Union League Club of New York City and St. James' Club of Montreal, Canada.

Littauer, Lucius Nathan, manufacturer of Gloversville. N.Y.; born in Gloversville. N.Y., Jan. 20, 1859; son of Nathan and Harriet (Spor borg) Littauer; educated Charlier (N.Y.) Institute; graduated Harvard College, A.B., 1878; unmarried. Succeeded to the glove manufacturing business of father, 1882, and now extensively engaged therein; elected to U.S. Congress in 1896 and has served five terms; refused unanimous re- nomination in 1906; member National and State Conventions of Republican party since 1896; member of Committee on Appropriations while in Congress; had charge of bills: legislative, executive and judicial; urgent deficiencies, general deficiencies, fortifications; elected 1912 by the legislature regent of the University of the State of New York. President Gloversville Knitting Co., Fonda Glove Lining Co., Metropolitan Sewing Machine Co. (Nyack); vice-president Glenn Telephone Co.; treasurer Monroe-Eckstein Brewing Co.; director Fulton Co. Bank (Gloversville), The State Bank of N.Y. Republican; Hebrew. Manager Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville. Recreations: Rowing, fishing. Clubs: Metropolitan (Washington, D.C.), Harvard (N.Y. City), Fort Orange Club (Albany).

Lloyd, John Uri, president Lloyd Library of Botany and Pharmacy, of Cincinnati, O., was born April 19, 1849, iii West Bloomfield, N.Y. He has received the degrees of Ph.M., Ph.D. and LL.D. until 1887 he was professor of pharmacy at the Cincinnati College of Pharmacy and in 1897- 1904 was professor of chemistry and president of the Eclectic Medical Institute at Cincinnati, O. He was an associate editor of the Pharmaceutical Review and other journals. In 1887 he was president of the American Pharmaceutical Association. He is president of the Lloyd Library of Botany and Pharmacy. He is author of "Chemistry of Medicine"; "Eti- ilorpha; or, the End of the Earth"; "The Right Side of the Car": "String- town on the Pike"; "Red Head"; "Warwick of the Knobs," and "Scroggin." He has also written a number of scientific works, such as "A Study in Pharmacy"; "The Eclectic Alkaloids, Resins and Concentrated Principles''; and "History of the Vegetable Drugs of the Pharmacopeia of the United States." With 0. O. Lloyd he collaborated in producing drugs and medicines of North America, and with H. W. Felter, M.D., in rewriting the "American Dispensatory."


Martin, Artemas, 918 N St. N.W., Washington, D.C. Mathematics. Born in Steuben Co., N.Y., Aug. 3, 1835. Educated in public schools; Franklin Acad., Pa.; hon. A,M., Yale, 1877; Ph.D., Rutgers, 1882; LL.D., Hillsdale, 1885. Computer. U.S. Coast and Geod. Surv., 1885. Math, ed., "Normal Monthly," 1875-76; ed. and publisher, "Math. Visitor," 1877; "Math. Magazine," 1882. F.A.A.; Math. Soc.; Nat. Geog. Soc.; Nat. Educ. Ass.; Wash. Philos. Soc.; British Math. Ass.; London Math. Soc.; Edinburgh Math. Soc.; Soc. Math, do France; Math. Verein; Circolo Mat. di Palermo. Properties of numbers and of triangles; diophantine analysis; average; probability; elliptic integrals; logarithms.

Marvin, Harry Norton, manufacturer and capitalist of 80 Fifth Ave., New York City; born Jordan, N.Y., Sept. 6, 1862; son of Daniel W. and Ellen J. (Weed) Marvin; graduated from Syracuse University, A.M., 1883; married. Canastota, N.Y., Sept. 14, 1882, Oramella L. Tac'kabury; four children. Inventor of Marvin Electric Rock Drill; president Marvin Drill Co., five years; president Biograph Co., five years, now vice-president. Vice-president Motion Picture Patents Co.; president Marvin & Casler Co.; treasurer Austral Window Balance Co. Republican; Episcopalian. Member American Association of Electrical Engineers; trustee Syracuse University. Member Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa Society; Mason.- Clubs: Union league, Lotos, Columbia Yacht (N.Y. City); Sleepy Hollow Country (Scarborough, N.Y.) ; Citizens (Syracuse).

Mason, Arthur Eugene, banker of Glens Falls, N.Y.; born Fort Ann, N.Y., Nov. 8, 1868; son of Eugene S. and Catherine (Barrett) Mason; educated in public schools and Glens Falls Academy, Glens Falls, N.Y.; married, Glens Falls, Sept. 29, 1891, Lillian J. Crandell; children: Stuart C., born July 30. 1898; Thomas Irwin, born Aug. 9, 1904. Entered First National Bank of Glens Falls. N.Y., at age of fourteen as office boy, filling all positions to head bookkeeper and assistant teller, where he served twenty years; since Ifl04 treasurer, cashier and director Glens Falls Trust Co.; also director First National Bank, Argyle, N.Y.; treasurer and director Clifford Lumber Co.; treasurer and member Executive Committee Commercial Association; director Glens Falls Publishing Co.; commissioner Board of Public Safety, City of Glens Falls. Republican: Episcopalian (vestryman of Church of Messiah) ; member Tri-County Firemen's Association of Warren, Washington and Saratoga Counties, Exempt Firemen's Association of Glens Falls, N.Y.; trustee Crandall Free Library. Member Senate Lodge F. and A.M.; Royal Arch Mason, Washington Commandery, Knights Templar, Shriner, member Iran Grotto of Veiled Prophets, Philip Livingston Chapter Sons of Revolution, National Geographic Society. Clubs: Masonic, Glens Falls Auto, Elks, Country Club.

May, William B., physician and surgeon; born Toronto, N.Y.. March 7, 1858; parents, Thomas and Joanna Wright; married Annie E. Voss, Nov. 3, 1897; children, Alice J., Ellen M., Jeanette E., Ruth K., Esther W. and Annie I.; educated in public schools, Toronto, N.Y.; received scholarship, Toronto Collegiate Inst.; graduated University Buffalo, 1896; lie. New York same year; deg. M.D.; milk inspector City of Buffalo, 1S98-1910; director Division of Communicable Diseases, N.Y. State Dept. of Health, 1910 to present time; mem. Erie County Med. Soc.; Buffalo Acad. Med.; Masonic, Independent Order of Foresters and Protected Home Circle; N.Y. 'State Med. Soc.; Regular. Residence and office: 184 N. Allen St., Albany, N.Y.; 1-2 and 7-8 p.m.; Tel. West 953-L.

McCall, John Chapman; second vice-president N.Y. Life Ins. Co.: born Albany, N.Y., Jan. 24, 1875; son John A. and Mary I. (Horan) McCall; educated Phillips Exeter Acad.; grad. Harvard Coll., A.B., 1899; married Germantown, Pa.. Nov. 5, 1902, Mary Lambert; children: Mary Lambert, born Oct. 1, 1903; Lois Herminia. born Aug. 27. 1906. Entered N.Y. Life Ins. Co. as clerk July 1, 1899; afterwards recorder, asst. see., sec. and second vice-pres. Director Nat. Surety Co. Clubs: University, Metropolitan. Oakland Golf, N.Y. Yacht, Andiron, Merchants, Harvard. Address: N.Y. Life Ins. Co., 346 Broadway, N.Y. City.

McClellan, George, United States congressman from the twenty- seventh district of New York, was born Oct. 10, 1856, in Schodack, N.Y. He has been surrogate of Columbia County. He was elected to the sixty- third congress for the term of 1913-15; and resides in Chatham, N.Y.

McNulty, M. John, public official of Portland, Ore., was born Jan. 22, 1881, in Potsdam, N.Y. Ho was educated for civil engineer at the Clarkson School of Technology, University State of New York; and received the degree of bachelor of laws from University of Oregon. He served four years at sea in the United States Navy; and was a commander in the Oregon Naval Militia. He is professor of navigation in the public school system of Portland; and is a successful admiralty and engineering attorney. He is also lieutenant-commander. State Naval Board; and nautical expert, United States Naval Hydrographic Office.

Messenger, Hiram J., actuary of Hartford, Conn., was born July 6, 1855, in Canandaigua, N.Y. Until 1890 he was a professor of mathematics. In 1891-98 he was in the actuarial department of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; and since 1898 has been actuary of the Travelers' Insurance' Company of Hartford, Conn. He is the author of "The Nation's Health" and other works.

Meyer, George J.. president George J. Meyer Malting Co.; born April 9, 1864, in Buffalo, N.Y.; son of Stephen and Cecelia (Hauser) Meyer; educated at St. Michael's School and Canisius College, Buffalo; married Mary J., daughter of Anthony and Mary (Timms) Killinger. Member of Canisius College Alumni Sodality; Orpheus; Knights of Columbus; Catholic Mutual Benefit Association; Elks; Saengerbund. Member Chamber of Commerce: Black Rock Manufacturers Assn. Address: Buffalo: N.Y. Member of Buffalo Club. Residence: 249 North St.

Moore, James Hobart, lawyer of Chicago, 1ll., was born June 14. 1852, in Berkshire, N.Y. He began the practice of law in Chicago in 1881, with his brother, William H. Moore, the four great corporations known as the Moore Group, with a combined capital of one hundred and eighty-seven millions, all now absorbed in the United States Steel Corporation.

Mott, John R., was born Livingston Manor. N.Y., May 25, 1865; son John S. and Elmira (Dodge) Mott; educated Cornell Univ., A.B., 1888; honorary M.A.. Yale; LL.D., Edinburgh Univ., 1910, Princeton Univ., 1911. Married Wooster, Ohio, Nov. 26, 1891, Lelia Ada White; children: John Livingston, born 1892; Irene, born 1899; Frederick Dodge, born 1904. See. Student Y.M.C.A. since 1888; chm'n Student Volunteer Movement since 1888; gen. sec. World's Student Christian Federation since 1895; sec. Foreign Dep't, Y.M.C.A., since 1898; asso. gen. sec. Internat. Com., Y.M.C.A., since 1901; chm'n Continuation Committee, Edinburgh Conference, 1910. Made tour of world. 1895-97 in interest of the student Christian movement; again in 1900-01 special tours to all parts of Europe, South Africa, South America and Australasia on similar missions. Author: Strategic Points in the World's Conquest, 1897; Evangelization of the World in This Generation (Student Volunteer Movement), 1900; Pastor and Modern Missions, 1904; The Future Leadership of the Church, 1909; Christians of Reality (published in Shanghai), 1902; Decisive Hour of Christian Missions, 1910; also numerous brochures and magazine articles. Mem. Phi Beta Kappa; elected fellow of Royal Geog. Soc., 1903. Address: 124 E. 28th St., N.Y. City.

Murphy. Hon. Thomas, attorney-at-law; born December 21, 1S62, at Palmyra, N.Y.; son of John and Mary Downey) Murphy, grandson of Timothy Murphy, who fought with Napoleon against England; educated in Palmyra, and at Union School and Central High School. Buffalo. N.Y.; studied law with H. H. Saymour and with Ford & Ferguson. Buffalo; admitted to the bar June 7. 1884; married at Swains, N.Y.. 1893. to Margaret Helen Burke. Attorney for U.S. Electric Light Co. for many years; attorney State Comnt. Exam. Corp., 1894: appointed morning justice to police, May, 1897, and elected in November, 1897; elected police justice, 1899, and held office until 1907, when he resumed his practice as member of the firm of Murphy & Fullerton. While police justice he established separate trials for children and adults, holding separate sessions in the Morning Court. This was the beginning (Jan.. 1900) of the first Juvenile Courts in the U.S., now so universal. Established (1901) the Probation system for children, later by private subscription) the Detention Home for Dependent and Delinquent Children; appointed by the State Bar Association and the Chamber of Commerce, to serve on a committee to establish a Municipal Detention Home, which movement was carried out after legislation at the state capitol. President Juvenile Improvement Association; director International Juvenile Improvement Association, and has read papers at Juvenile Improvement Conventions; delegate to International Peace Congress in New York City. Member of Knights of Columbus; Wayne County Society, New York State; Catholic Mutual Benefit Association; Ancient Order of Hibernians; Elks: Eagles; Moose; Protective Home Circle; Holy Name Society; Erie County Bar Association; Charity Organization Society; Catholic Aid Society; and Lawyers' Club. Address: 415 Jersey St.. Buffalo. N.Y.


Nash, Charles White, freight claim agent Delaware & Hudson Co. Office: Albany, N.Y. Born March 22, 1862, at Cuba, N.Y. Educated at the University of Pennsylvania. Entered railway service 1883, since which he has been consecutively to 1885, cashier Western New York & Pennsylvania Rd. at Rochester, N.Y.; 1885 to 1889, station agent same road;'l889 to 1890, station agent Erie Rd.; 1890 to 1891, special agent Delaware & Hudson Co.; 1891 to 1908, terminal agent same road and Boston & Maine Rd. at Mechanicville, N.Y.; 1908 to date, freight claim agent Delaware & Hudson Co. at Albany, N.Y.


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