Successful Men From Manhattan 1913 Ruppert-Wright

Ruppert, Jacob, brewer and capitalist, of New York City; born March 4.1842; married Anna Gilig; children: Jacob, Jr., George, Anna, Amanda. Engaged in brewing business on own account since 1867; now president of Jacob Ruppert Brewery. Director Casualty Co. of America, Astoria Silk Works.

Samuelson, Aaron, born New York City, Dec. 25, 1881; parents, Rev. Simon and Rosa Kropman; educated N.Y. City and Chicago Pub. Schs.; Morris High Seh.; Cornell Univ.; grad. Long Island Coll. Hosp., 1905; lie. New York State same year; deg. M.D.; State Scholarship in Cornell Univ., 1901; Obstet. course N.Y. Lying-In Hosp., 1904; Teacher Gymnastics and Athletics, N.Y. City Pub. Sch. Playgrounds; Med. Examiner Fidelity Mutual Life Ins. Co., Phila., Pa.; The Workman's Circle (Arbelter Ring), N.Y. City; Vis. Phys. Harlem Hosp., O.P.D., 1908; Regular. Res.: 2l78 Belmont Ave.. N.Y.

Sickels, Walter, physician of 201 Newton Ave., Astoria, Long Island, N.Y., was born Aug. 11, 1870, in New York City. He has been assistant chemist of the New York University Medical Laboratory, 1889-1892. Physician to the Loomis Hospital, 1894-97, and physician to Saint Mary's Hospital for Children, 1897-98. He is examining physician for New York and Queens County railroad employes.

Sloane, William, merchant of New York City, where he was born Feb. 18, 1873; son John and Adela (Berry) Sloane; graduate Yale University, 1895; married. New York City, 1904, Frances C. Crocker. President and director W. and J. Sloane; vice-president and director Nairn Linoleum Company (Kearney, N.J.) ; trustee Bank for Savings in City of New York, Provident Loan Society; director Alexander Smith & Sons Carpet Co. (Yonkers), Bigelow Carpet Company, Bank of Manhattan Company, Northern Pacific Railway Company, Northern Securities Company; trustee Atlantic Mutual Insurance Company, Robert College (Constantinople). Member Society Colonial Wars, New York Chamber of Commerce, New York Historical Society, Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. Clubs: University, Metropolitan, Union League, Yale, Automobile of America. Residence: Mount Kisco, N.Y.

Steinway, Charles H., manufacturer of pianos; born in New York City, June 3, 1857; son of Charles G. and Sophie (Millinet) Steinway; educated in United States and abroad; married, N.Y. City, Oct. 10, 1885, Marie Anna Mertens; children: Charles F. M., horn 1892; Marie Louise, born 1894. Vice-president 1878-96, president since 1896, Steinway & Sons, manufacturers of pianos. Director Citizens' Savings Bank and Pacific Bank. Protestant. Decorated with Order of the Liakat by Sultan of Turkey, the Legion d'Honneur by Republic of France, commander Order Lion and the Sun, by Shah of Persia. Order of the Red Eagle by the King of Prussia and German Emperor. Member of German Liederkranz, German Society, Chicago Athletic Association, Chamber of Commerce, National Manufacturers' Association. Clubs: N.Y. Athletic, Manhattan, Lambs, German, Liederkranz.

Stokes, James Graham Phelps, socialist and president of 100 William St., New York City, was born March 18, 1872, in New York City. He has been president of the Woodbridge Company and the Nevada Central Railroad Company. He was a candidate for the presidential election on the Populist Party ticket in 1904. He has been a member of American Social Science Association and American Association for Labor Legislation. For many years he has been a member of the Governing Boards of the Municipal Art Society.

Stroock, Moses J., lawyer of New York City, where he was born Aug. 18. 1866; son of Samuel and Mariana (Mareuse) Stroock; educated in New York public schools; graduated from College of City of New York, B.S.; Columbia College,. LL.B. Traveling abroad; married, New York City, March, 1896, Cora Vollman; children: Blanche M., born 1898; Minnie J., born 190.'i. Member firm Stroock & Stroock. Director Marion Realty Co., Atlas Investors Co., Cathedral Realty Co., Montel Realty Co.. Borough Investing Co., Stroock Felt Mills, Stroock Plush Co., Lenox Investing Co. Member Society of Medico-legal Jurisprudence. New York County Lawyers Association. Trustee of the College of the City of New York. Director Jewish Protectory. Counsel for Montefiore Home. Recreation : Golf. Clubs: Harmonic. Ocean, Country, Reform.

Sturgis, Frank Knight, banker of New York City, where he was born Sept. 9. 1S47: son of William and Elizabeth (Hinckley) Shire is: educated in New York public and private schools; married. New York. Oct. 16, 1872, Florence Lydig. Clerk. 1863-1Sli9: partner with Capson & Strong, 1869; partner with Work. Strong & Co., 1871; Strong. Sturgis & Co., 1896; president New York Stock Exchange, 1892-1894.. President of Madison Square Garden: vice-president Standard Safe Deposit Co.. Standard Trust Ce;. Republican. Member Museum Natural History; life member Metropolitan Museum of Art; trustee New York Hospital, Bloomingdale Hospital, Burke Relief. Foundation; member Grolier Society, Municipal Arts Society. Clubs: Metropolitan, Union. Riding, Knickerbocker, Turf and Field, Jockey, New York Yacht, Coney Island Jockey, Westchester, Newport, Casino, Reading Room, Lenox, Army and Navy, Midday.

Sullivan, James E., founder and publisher of American Sports Publishing Company, 21 Warren St., New York, was born in New York City. In 1887-88 he was athletic editor of the Morning Journal, now The American. In 1880 he became business manager and editor of the New York Sporting Times. He won the all-around championship of the Pastime Athletic Club in 1SS0 and 1S81. He has been secretary and treasurer of the Amateur Athletic Union since 1906. He founded the American Sports Publishing Company in 1892, and has been its president ever since.

Taylor, Benjamin Irving, United States congressman from the twenty-fifth district of New York, was born Dec. 21, 1877, in New York City. He is a lawyer. He was elected to the sixty-third congress for the term of 1913-15; and resides in Harrison, N.Y.

Taylor, Moses, banker of New York City, where he was born in 1871; son of H. A. C. Taylor and Charlotte Taylor; educated in Yale University, class of 1893. Vice-president and director Lackawanna Steel Co., Lake Champlain & Moriah Railroad, South Buffalo Railway Co.; director Consolidated Gas Co., Cornwall Lebanon Railroad, Cornwall Railroad, Franklin Iron Co., Laekawanna Coal & Coke Co., Lackawanna Steamship Co., Mesaba Steamship Co., National City Bank, Stony Point Land Co., Tilly Foster Co., Westchester & Bronx Title and Mortgage Guaranty Co., Witherbee, Sherman & Co., Lake Erie Co., Ellsworth Collieries Co., Lackawanna Iron & Steel Co. Clubs: Racquet and Tennis, Metropolitan, Knickerbocker, City Midday, Brook, New York Yacht, Down Town, Turf and Field, Automobile of America, University.

Tracy, Evarts, architect of 244 Fifth Ave., New York City; born New York City, May 23. 1868; son of .1. Evarts and Martha S. (Greene) Tracy; graduate Yale University, B.A.. 1890. Ecole Nationale et Special des Beaux Arts, Paris, 1894; married, Plainfield, N.J., June 23, 1904, Caroline F. Streuli. Has traveled extensively in Europe, also in America, including British possessions and South America; member architectural firm of Tracy, Swartwout, architects of public buildings, clubs, banks, hotels, courthouses, etc. Representative work, Yale Club, Home Club, Hotel Webster. New York, National Metropolitan Bank. Washington, D.C.; Connecticut Savings Bank, New Haven. Conn.; Somerset County Court House, Somerville, N.J.; Minneapolis Club. Minneapolis. Minn.; U.S. Post office & Courthouse, Denver. Colo.; Missouri State Capitol; The Players, N.Y.; West Indian Club, London, Eng. Republican. Member Beaux Arts Society Architects, Architectural League of New York. American Institute Architects. Recreations : All outdoor sports, including fishing and shooting.

Underwood, William James, lawyer; born New York City, Jan. 24, 1856; son of William J. and Susan (Carpenter) Underwood: educated College City of N.Y.. B.S., M.S., 1874, Columbia College, B.S., LL.B., 1876; married, N.Y. City. Jan. 13, 1886, M. Ada Hull; one son, Kenneth F. H., born 1899. Practicing lawyer at N.Y. bar since 1876; counsel for several large corporations and estates and generally of many large commercial firms in this city; director Royal Baking Powder Co.; director and secretary American Maize Products Co.; director Drevet Manufacturing Co. Member 7th Regiment N.G.N.Y. since 1877; captain of Co. G; brevet major for faithful and meritorious service in N.G.N.Y.; member of many national, state and regimental rifle teams. Episcopalian. Member Association Bar City of N.Y., N.Y. County Lawyers' Association, Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. Clubs: Lawyers', Ardsley, Knollwood. Country, Underwriters, N.Y. Yacht, Camp Fire.

Van Doren, Louis Otis, lawyer of 35 Nassau St., New York City; born in N.Y. City, Sept. 21, 1863; son of Charles Augustus and Anna Wood (Smith) Van Doren; descendant of Dutch family who came to America in 1639, 12 of which family were soldiers in the Revolutionary War under Washington. On mother's side descended from Colonial families: Smiths of Bucks County, Pa., Wrights of Wrightstown, and Readings, one of the latter one of the first Colonial governors of N.J.; father Charles Augustus Van Doren, member, N.Y. bar, grandfather, Garrett V. Van Doren, physician in N.Y. City; educated at home, grammar school and Coll. City'of N.Y., A.B., 1883; married, Roxborough, Philadelphia, 1894, Isabel Yancey Neufville of Charleston, S.C.; children: Isabel N., born, 1896, Dyckman, born, 1898, Philip Horn, born, 1902. Admitted to bar First Dep't Supreme Court, Oct., 1885. Pres. East Borough Improvement Co., and of Lawyers Site Purchasing Co. Treasurer, Central Chatham Land Co. Republican. Episcopalian; warden St. Ann's Church of Morrisania. Member State Bar Ass'n, N.Y. County Bar Ass'n, North Side Board of Trade, pres. Ass'n Bar County of the Bronx. A member: N.Y. Law Institute, Alumni Ass'n Coll. City of N.Y., Holland Society.

Vogdes, Anthony W., brigadier-general United States Army, of San Diego, Cal., was born in New York. During the Civil War he obtained the rank of first lieutenant. In 1889 he became a captain; major in 1900; and colonel in 1903. In 1904 he was retired as brigadier-general United States Army.

Wahle, Charles G. F., lawyer; born New York City; son of Charles G. F. Wahle; educated in public schools and graduated from College, City of New York, and attended University Law School; married June 17, 1891, Florence Katherine, daughter John G. Budd, late of Sag Harbor, L.I.; children: Florence Antoinette, Carl Budd, Amelia Clara, Victor Raymond. Studied law; admitted to bar, and engaged in active practice. Appointed by Mayor Grant, 1890, school inspector for Fifth Inspection District of New York City; appointed by Mayor Grant, 1891, one of commissioners of accounts for City of New York; reappointed by Mayor Gilroy. Was secretary of the committee having in charge the Columbian Celebration of the City of New York, and appointed by Mayor Gilroy member of committee to represent the city at Manhattan Day Celebration at World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago. 1893; appointed by Mayor MeClellan as city magistrate of the City of New York; resigned; Democrat; member Tammany Society (vice-chairman of executive committee and of general committee) ; also vice-president Jefferson Tammany Club of Thirty-fifth Assembly District. Member N.Y. Lawyers' Association, Bar Ass'n of the Bronx, Soc. Med. Jurisprudence, Liederkranz (member board of directors) ; trustee German Press Club, German Scientific Society of New York, North Side Board of Trade. Episcopalian; president General Church Club of Protestant Episcopal Church in Borough of Bronx; senior warden Church of the Holy Faith; president Board of City Magistrates. Clubs: National Democratic, Anawanda, Schnorer, Bronx. Judge-advocate Grand Lodge F. & A.M., New York.

Walsh, William H., Catholic priest and member of the Society of Jesus of 303 Elizabeth St., New York City; born, N.Y. City, July 1, 1855;' educated at St. Francis Xavier Coll., N.Y. City. Formerly director of St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School N.Y. City, and St. John's Hall, Fordham, N.Y.; now in charge of the Italian Mission of Our Lady of Loretto 303 Elizabeth St., N.Y. City; also of the Seven Springs Summer Home, a fresh air place for boys, situated at Monroe, N.Y. Recreations: Music and work among poor boys.

Ward, Mrs. Mabel R., etcher and artist of 515 West One Hundred and Tenth St.. New York City, was born in 1874 in New York City. She has etchings in the New York Public Library; and has exhibited in exhibitions in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Life member of the Art Students League; Chicago Society of Etchers, active member.

Whitney, Alfred Rutgers, Jr., constructing engineer; born New York City, June 16, 1868; son of Alfred Rutgers and Adeline Peers (Nesbitt) Whitney; graduated from Stevens Inst. of Technology, Hoboken, N.J., M.E.; unmarried. Pres. and treas. of The Whitney Company, engaged in construction of buildings in U.S., Japan, Mexico, Ecuador and Europe; sergt. major Squadron A, N.G.N.Y., to 1905; appointed major, aide-decamp, staff governor of state of N.Y., to 1907; 1st lieut. Troop 4, Squadron A, N.G.N.Y., to 1910; 1st lieut. and adjutant First Cavalry to 1912; reappointed aide-de-camp, staff governor of state of N.Y., 1911; captain and adjutant First Cavalry. N.G.N.Y. Resigned May, 1913, on completion of fifteen years' service; brevetted major. Member Sons of Revolution. Clubs: University, Union League, N.Y. Yacht. Residence: Morristown, N.J., and 44 W. 44th St., N.Y. City. Address: 1 Liberty St., N.Y. City.

Williams, Mornay, lawyer of 27 Cedar St., New York City, where he was born June 21, 1856; son of William R. and Mary S. (Bowen) Williams; graduated from Columbia College, A.B., 1878; Columbia Law School, LL.B., 1880; M.A., 1881; married at Bay Ridge, N.Y., June 21, 1886, Helen, daughter of late George T. and Amelia H. Hope. Admitted to the bar, June, 1880. Practiced in conjunction with the late Edward H. Dixon and Clarence D. Ashley, now dean of New York University Law School. Has practiced law alone since 1808. Traveled in Europe, West Indies and the U.S. Republican; Baptist. President New York Juvenile .Asylum, 1897-1909. inclusive; president Baptist Laymen's Missionary Movement; president New York State Tenth Conference of Charities and Corrections; member executive committee N.Y. Prison Association and chairman N.Y. Child Labor Commission; manager American Tract Society. Member N.Y. State Bar Association, Association Bar City of New York, New York County Lawyers' Association. American Geographical Society, Alumni Association, Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: Quill, Republican, Reform.

Wilson, George T., second vice-president Equitable Life Assurance Society, of New York City, where he was born Sept. 23, 1859; son of John Cochran and Eliza Macgregor Wilson; educated in public schools and College City of New York; honorary degree M.A.. Princeton University, 1892; married, New York City, Jan. 9, 1884, Charlotte Elizabeth Todd; children: Elsie, Alice, Janet. While at College City of New York in 1875 saw a newspaper advertisement for an office boy in office of Equitable Life Assurance Society; applied for position, received it, and went to work for company. Later became general utility man in company's offices, and known to all callers on business. Rise was rapid; successively second assistant secretary, assistant secretary, fourth vice president, third vice-president, was elected second vice-president. March, 1907. Trustee Equitable Trust Co.; director Equitable Life Assurance Society, American Surety Co., Union Exchange National Bank. Member Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History, Botanical Garden, N.Y., Zool. Garden, Chamber of Commerce, The Pilgrims, New England Society, St. Andrews Society. St. George Society, American Chamber of Commerce, Paris. Clubs: Union League, Princeton, Calumet, N.Y. Athletic. N.Y. Yacht, Camp Fire, Lawyers, Aero, Knollwood, Nassau (Princeton), University Cottage (Princeton), Bath (London), American (Paris).

Wright, Charles H., artist of 1931 Broadway, New York City, was born Nov. 20, 1871, in Knightstown, Ind. He is a successful illustrator and artist of New York City.

Wright, Thomas, retired merchant and capitalist of St. Louis. Mo.; born, New York City. Jan. 27, 1841; son of Robert and Martha Wright; educated in New York public schools; married, New York City, March 3, 1869, Emilie Garrigue; children: Waldemar R., Guy H., Ralph Garrigue,

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