WHO’S WHO AMONG
THE WOMEN OF CALIFORNIA
NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
The standing of the contributors is a guarantee of the dignity, excellence, and value of “Who’s Who Among the Women of California.” These notes are restricted, for the most part, to the simplest data concerning the main contributors, with mention of some of their leading activities.
ADAMS, Mrs. Annette Abbott – Mrs. Annette Abbott Adams was born in Plumas County, California; graduate of Chico State Normal School; graduate of University of California with degree of B. L. in 1904 and Juris Doctor, 1912; admitted to bar in 1912; taught in Modoc County High School, Alturas, from 1905 to 1910, being principal from 1907 to 1910; practiced law in San Francisco from June 1913 to October 1914; appointed Assistant United States Attorney for Northern California October 14, 1914; appointed United States Attorney July 25, 1918; appointed Assistant Attorney General of United States June 22, 1920, resigning from latter position August 15, 1921. (First woman to fill these two positions.) Honorary member of National League of American Pen Women. Past Director of San Francisco Center of California Civic League of Women Voters.
ALLEN, Mrs. Genevieve--Mrs. Genevieve, one of the pioneer suffrage workers of the state, is the executive secretary of the San Francisco Center of the California Civic League of Women Voters.
ALLEN, Winifred (Mrs. Ralph Winfield Scott, Jr..)--Winifred Allen was society editor on the Tacoma "News Tribune," Washington, for two years. Now on the editorial staff of the "San Francisco Chronicle." Attended the University of California.
ANDERSON, Mrs. J. T.--Mrs. J. T. Anderson is president of the Council of Community Service, Los Angeles, and has been chairman of the executive committee for six years. She is also president of the Society of American Music Optimists, Los Angeles, and a past president of the Wa-Wan Club, formerly the Schubert Club, of Los Angeles.
ARSENAULT, Florence A. (Mrs. O. J. L.)--Mrs. O. J. L. Arsenault is president of the San Diego Club, San Diego
BAER, Mabel Sweet (Mrs. Julius L. Baer)--Mrs. Julius L. Baer is president of the San Francisco Council of Jewish Women and past second vice president of the same organization.
BARRY, Mrs. Annie Little--Mrs. Annie Little Barry, state parliamentarian, is one of the founders of the club movement in California. For years she has been an executive in the State Federation work and at all the women's club conventions she sits at the right of the presiding executive and declares rulings on club ethics and parliamentary usage. One of the founders of the Corona Club, San Francisco. Member of the Twentieth Century Club, Berkeley; San Francisco Business and Professional Women's Club, and the Young Women's Christian Association. Special lecturer and instructor, parliamentary usage, extension course, University of California. Noted for her brilliancy in speech and her wit in discourse.
BARTLETT, Josephine--Josephine Bartlett began her newspaper work with the "San Francisco Bulletin" in 1915. Was feature writer for two years. Then went to the "San Francisco Chronicle," where for nearly two years wrote society notes, first assisting, then being given the role of "Lady Teazle." Then back to the "Bulletin" for about two years, conducting the "Quest for a Happy Wife," doing general feature work and conducting the Christmas Red Stocking Campaign and the Happyland Department. Since October 1920 on the "Journal," first doing the shipping. Now feature work, book reviewing and motion-picture criticism.
BATES, Mrs. Blanche--Mrs Blanche Bates is president of the San Diego County Federation of Women's Clubs. Auditor, California Congress of Mothers and Parent-Teacher Associations. Active in all matters pertaining to the welfare of the commonwealth, she is well known throughout southern California as a woman of foresight and executive ability.
BENNETT, Buford Gordon-- Buford Gordon Bennett, playwright, and assistant dramatic editor of the "San Francisco Examiner," may be regarded as one of the youngest of the successful writers in California. Born in San Francisco, April 26, 1900, and began her present work on the "Examiner," 1919. A comedy written by her has been accepted by one of the leading managers for early presentation. As her name suggests, Miss Bennett is related to the distinguished journalistic family of Bennetts. Gordon. Her paternal grandfather was a brother of James Gordon Bennett, founder of the New York "Herald." The name Buford is inherited through the other side of her family, with General John Buford, her maternal grandfather, the famous hero of the Batle of Gettysburg and Antietam.
BIRD, Josephine S.--Mrs. Josephine S. Bird is president of the La Jolla Woman's Club, San Diego County.
BIRMINGHAM, Lillian (Mrs. J. E. Birmingham)--Mrs. Lillian Birmingham is State President of the California Federation of Music Clubs. For two years president of the San Francisco Musical Club. Past Councilor of the Council of Co-related Arts of the Woman's Auxiliary, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco. Studied abroad and in American musical centers. Contralto
BLACK, Mrs. James A.--Mrs. James A. Black is president of the Woman's Athletic Club, San Francisco, and past secretary of the Traveler's Aid Society, Director and chairman of Monday night programs committee of the National League for Women's Service Club.
BLUMBERG, Lulu--Miss Lulu Blumberg, well known in musical circles, is the president of the Pacific Musical Society of San Francisco. Pianiste.
BONFILS, Mrs. W. B. (Annie Laurie) (Winifred Black)-- Annie Laurie is Mrs. Bonfils' pen name in the "San Francisco Examiner." "Winifred Black" is the pen name of Mrs. Bonfils in the chain of the other "Hearst Newspapers" throughout the United States.
Annie Laurie, "Dean of American Newspaper Women," was born in Chilton, Wisconsin. Daughter of General Benjamin Jeffery and Lovisa (Denslow) Sweet. Educated at Sacred Heart Convent, Chicago, Lake Forest Seminary, Illinois, and at Miss Burnham's Preparatory School, Northampton, Maisachusetts. Married Charles A. Bonfils in 1901. Entered journalism in 1890. Has been a reporter, telegraph editor, Sunday editor, assistant city editor, special writer, and has conducted a column on the "San Francisco Examiner" under her pen name, "Annie Laurie." Simultaneously, her articles have appeared throughout the state and in the eastern papers under the pen name, "Winifred Black." Is now Assistant Editor "San Francisco Examiner."
Annie Laurie investigated the leper settlement of Molokia, Hawaii, in 1892; raised funds for the founding of many charities; investigated public hospitals of San Francisco and inaugurated reforms. Helped found the Junior Republic for Boys, New York; conducted the California Children's Excursions to the World's Fair. For years had charge of charities of the "San Francisco Examiner" and the "New York Journal." Managed hospitals and relief wards for Galveston flood victims, and was the first newspaper writer to enter the Galveston flood district. Was instrumental in the establishment of the Little Jim Ward, Children's Hospital, San Francisco. Conducted a nationwide campaign against the drug traffic. Is the author of "The Little Boy Who Lived on the Hill," and "Roses and Rain." Has home in San Francisco, and ranch home near Sebastopol.
BROOKS, Edna W.--Mrs. Edwin Hill Brooks is president of the Women's University Club, Los Angeles Branch American Association of University Women. B. L., University of California. Presides with dignified grace at scholarly events.
BROWN, Dr. Adelaide--Dr. Adelaide Brown is president of the California Organization for Federal Recognition of Women Physicians. Member of State Board of Health. On Board of Directors Children's Hospital, San Francisco; National League of Women's Service Club, San Francisco. Member San Francisco Branch American Association of University Women and San Francisco Center of the California Civic League of Women Voters.
BROWNELL, Sophia P.--Mrs. E. E. Brownell, president of the San Francisco Bay Branch of the American Association of University Women 1920-1922, and a past corresponding secretary of the same organization. Past corresponding secretary of the San Francisco Center of the California Civic League of Women Voters. Many years an official of the Century Club, San Francisco.
BURDETTE, Mrs Robert J.--Mrs. Robert J. Burdette of Pasadena, Hotel Maryland, is California State Director, General Federation of Women's Clubs. Founded the California Federation of Women's Clubs. First president of the California State Federation of Women's Clubs. Honorary member Pasadena Shakespeare Club and Friday Morning Club, Los Angeles. Past director Ebell Club, Los Angeles. Director and life member of the Women's Athletic Club, Los Angeles. Past president Ebell Club, Los Angeles. Was for several years state secretary of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, and at the 1922 Biennial Convention of the General Federation of Women's Clubs held at Chatauqua, New York, elected California State Director, General Federation of Women's Clubs. Has been constant contributor to newspapers on the work of women. Her book on the life of her late husband, Robert J. Burdette, the famous humorist, is her most recent literary contribution. Organized "The Alphi Phi Sorority" fifty years ago. Noted for educational and suffrage activities. Founder and donor, Pasadena Maternity Training School for Nurses. Served as the only woman member of the board of trustees, Throop Polytechnic Institute, Pasadena. Executive officer Los Angeles board, Association Collegiate Alumnae. Founder and first Regent Pasadena Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Actively connected with the Humane Bureau, Pasadena. For several years occupied the pulpit of the Temple Baptist Church, Los Angeles, of which her husband had been pastor. Now a trustee of Mills College, Oakland. During the war Mrs. Burdette saw large public service in California, serving as chairman of the women's work in food conservation, upon the State committee on readjustment, and as Federal field secretary in California for the Council of National Defense.
CABANISS, Mrs. George H. (Harriett Howell)--Mrs. George H. Cabaniss was president of the Jefferson Chapter, No. 540, United Daughters of the Confederacy of San Francisco, to May 1922. Born in San Francisco of Southern ancestry. Her father, Mathias Davis Stowell, was a cousin of Mrs. Jefferson Davis. Her mother was the daughter of Colonel John Turner of Alabama. Mrs. Cabaniss is the wife of Judge George H. Cabaniss, great grandson of William Waller Hening of Virginia, author of "The
Statutes at Large," Virginia, and grandson of James Cabaniss, a vestryman of the historic Bruton Parish, oldest church in American. She is the past director of the Woman's Auxiliary, Palace of Fine Arts.
CABLE, Bertha L.--Mrs. Herbert A. Cable, of Los Angeles, is a member of the board of Women's Athletic Club, Los Angeles. Past president California State Federation of Women's Clubs, and one of the advisory members of the California Federation. Her work as an executive is part of the Legislative Council of Women; and for several years she was on the advisory board of the State Council of Defense. Has been active in practically every organization of women in legislative matters. Member of the Friday Morning Club, the Woman's City Club, Los Angeles. President of the State Federation 1918-1920.
CHANEY, Mrs. O. E.--Mrs O. E. Chaney, of Piedmont, California, is president of the women's Legislative Council of California, an organization in which she has taken an active part for many years, especially in legislative matters relative to women.
CLARK, Doris--Miss Doris Clark is a newspaper woman on the staff of the San Francisco "Daily News," where she conducts a "Cynthia Grey" department, woman's page, club and children's pages. Lived as resident settlement worker in the Telegraph Hill neighborhood for one year. Later, entered playground work at Sacramento. Lived in Montana until she entered the University of California, graduating from the department of Economics. Born in Volga, Iowa.
COFFEY, Julia--Miss Julia Coffey is principal of the Emerson Grammar School, San Francisco. Founder and first president of the Catholic Professional Women's Club of San Francisco, the first organization of its kind in this country. Past secretary of the Council of San Francisco School Women.
COHEN, Emily L.--Mrs. Emily L. Cohen is president of the History Club of Los Gatos and a well-known leader of the San Francisco District Federation of Women's Clubs.
COLBURN, Mrs. Frederick H. (Frona Waite)--Mrs Frederick H. Colburn is president of the Woman's Auxiliary of the Mt. Lassen Research Society, and a director of the San Francisco Branch of the League of American Pen Women. Organized Woman's Navy League and conducted an auxiliary of young women who took the course of training in Nurses' Aide work at the Presidio Barracks Cantonment. Conferrred honors on the graduates at the conclusion of the Nurses' Aide work in Red Cross examinations. Past president Cap and Bells Club. First newspaper woman on the staff of the "San Francisco Examiner." Author of "Yermah, the Dorado," a book dealing with the life of the pre-historic American. A new book dealing with the history of Mt. Lassen is just off the press. Her home is in San Francisco.
DACRE, Emma L.--Mrs. Emma L. Dacre is president of the San Francisco Grade Teachers' Association, and a prominent educator in the San Francisco public schools. An official delegate to the 1922 convention of the National Educational Association from the State of California.
DAVOUST, Mrs. Martial--Mrs. Martial Davoust writes under the non-de-plume "The Duchess" on the Men and Women's page of "The Wasp," San Francisco weekly; also writes on the activities of women's clubs and other organizations. Member of the San Francisco Branch of the League of American Pen Women; one of the officials of the World's Art Salon. Wife of Martial Davoust, owner and editor of "The Wasp."
D'EGILBERT, Ida Jewell. ) Mrs. William A.)--Mrs W. A. D'Egilbertis the organizing and first president of the Golden Gate Society, Children of the American Revolution of San Francisco. Past regent of Esperanza Chapter, D. A. R., and served several years on the State Board, D. A. R. Active member of hostess committee, D. A. R. during Panama Pacific Exposition. Associate member, San Francisco Branch, League of American Pen Women.
DEITRICK, Betty --Elizabeth Platt Deitrick, "Betty, the Shopper," originated this feature of newspaper work on the "San Francisco Call." Has been associated with the "Call" in this particular department for more than seven years. This original feature of "Betty's is on several pages of papers in New York and other cities under various names." Started similar pages to her own in Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. Born in New York City. Was educated in private schools; and at Columbia University, New York. Her father was Captain Frank A. Platt and her mother was Almeda E. Platt. Member of the Business and Professional Women's club, San Francisco, San Francisco Advertising Club, Irish Freedom Association, the California Singers, the Writer's Club, and San Francisco Branch League of American Pen Women.
DERRICK, Victory A., M. D.--Dr. Victory A. Derrick is a prominent woman physician of California. As president of the Grand Parlor of the Native Daughters of the Golden West, Dr. Derrick held the highest position the organization has to bestow. She now holds the office of Past Grand President, Native Daughters of the Golden West, her administration having come to a close at the annual convention of the Grand Parlor held in San Rafael, May 1922. Her home is Oakland, California.
DE WOLFE, Grace Hull--Grace Hull de Wolfe entered the Hearst service in 1907, "Los Angeles Examiner." Covered Superior Court assignments for seven years. In 1915 joined the staff of the "San Francisco Examiner" and during the entire time has covered the Federal Courts.
DORSEY, Mrs Susan M.--Mrs. Susan M. Dorsey is Superintendent of the Los Angeles Public Schools. Graduated from Vassar College in 1877. In 1881 married P. W. Dorsey, Taught at Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pa., and at Vassar, 1878-1881. Teacher of the Los Angeles High School, head of the classical department, and vice-principal, 1896-1913. Assistant Superintendent of schools, Los Angeles, 1913-1920. Superintendent of schools in Los Angeles since January 1920. Member National Educational Association, California Teachers' Association, Vassar Alumnae Association and Phi Beta Kappa. Member Woman's University Club, Los Angeles. Has given special attention to vocational problems of boys and girls in Los Angeles. Born in New York. Daughter of James and Hannah (Benedict) Miller.
DRISCOLL, Marjorie C.--Marjorie C. Driscoll is a writer on the "San Francisco Chronicle." Short stories, poems, etc,. published during the last ten years in Leslie's, Everybody's, Tellings Tales, Pictorial Review, Picture Play, Sunset, etc. Four short plays, given semi-professional production in Pasadena and Los Angeles. "Pageant of the Red Cross," produced in Pasadena May 31, 1917. (Collaboration with Gilmore Brown.)
EASTON, Effie. (Mrs. D. E. F.)--Mrs D. E. F. Easton is a past president of the following clubs and organizations; Cap and Bells Club, Drama League, Garret and Garden Little Theatre, San Francisco. Organizer and first president of the Women's Masonic Association. Worthy Matron of California Chapter No. 183, Order of the Eastern Star, San Francisco. Junior Past Grand Matron of the State of California Order of the Eastern Star and the first woman to preside over the Convention. Member of the Mayor's committee for the Aquatic Park. Twelve years State Chairman for the Committee for Educational Service of which she was the organizer. Secretary and manager of the Mountain Play for ten years.
ECKELS, Lulu E.--Mrs Lulu E. Eckels is president of the Woman's Advertising Club, Los Angeles. One of the best known advertising women in the state, she is active in the management of "Hamburger's" publicity.
EDSON Mrs Katherine Philips--Mrs. Katherine Philips Edson was the only woman member west of the Mississippi, on the Advisory Committee to the Conference on the Limitation of Armament, held at Washington, D. C. There were four women members of the Advisory Committee selected from different parts of the nation. Was member of the executive committee of the Republican National Committee. Executive Commissioner of the Industrial Welfare Commission with headquarters in the Flood Building, San Francisco. Formerly Special Agent, State Labor Commission. Member Friday Morning Club, Los Angeles; Women's Athletic Club, Los Angeles; Woman's Athletic Club, San Francisco; Business and Professional Women's Club, and the National League for Women's Service Club, San Francisco. For many years has been identified with the executive work of the California Federation of Women's Clubs. Has given addresses on questions pertaining to the Minimum Wage Law.
FITZGERALD, Mrs. W. A. (Minnie Rutherford.)--Mrs. W. A. Fitzgerald, president of the California Federation of Women's Clubs, heads an affiliated body of women with a membership enrollment near the 60,000 mark. Well-known writer on women's affairs and for a long time has assisted in editing the "Club Woman," official organ of the State Federation. Elected to the presidency of the California Federation of Women's Clubs at the twenty-first annual convention held in Yosemite Valley, May 1921. Has been a factor in civic and educational enterprises throughout the state. Her present home is in San Francisco. By virtue of her office she is a member of the Board of the General Federation of Women's Clubs with its membership enrollment of 2,000,000 women.
FITZPATRICK, May A. (Mrs. M. A.)--Mrs. M. A. Fitzpatrick is Pacific Coast Publicity Director of the Rudolph Wurlitzer Company. Four years advertising manager, Livingston Brothers, San Francisco.
FOY, Mary Emily--Mary Emily Foy, actively engagd in politics; Democratic candidate for presidential elector, 1912; delegate, Democratic convention, St. Louis, 1916. Member of the committee on arrangements during the Democratic convention in San Francisco, 1920. Received her early education, Los Angeles High School, Los Angeles Normal School. Born, Los Angeles; daughter of Samuel Calvert and Lucinda (Macy) Foy.
FULLER, Mrs. F. W.—Mrs. F. W. Fuller is president of the Wednesday Morning Club, Los Angeles. Life member of same. Chairman, membership committee, Philanthropy and Civics Club, Los Angeles. Member of board of directors, Council of Community Service, Los Angeles.
GALPIN, Lloy--Miss Lloy Galpin is president of the Los Angeles County Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, the largest organization in the California Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs.
GAW, Ethelean Tyson. (Mrs. Allison Gaw.)--Mrs. Allison Gaw, author. Winner of the $500 prize given by the Patriotic's League for "Battle Song of Democracy"; "Barbegat Love Song"; "Le Jour D'amour"; "Robbed" and other poems. Collaborated with Dr. Gaw in drama, "Pharaoh's Daughter," purchased by Shuberts for Margaret Anglin. President of the Browning Club, Los Angeles, Member: Press Club; Verse Writers; American College Quill; Browning Club; Women's Club of University of Southern California; Drama League of America. Moved to
Los Angeles, 1911. Born, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Daughter of Israel Tyson and Julia Reynolds Tyson. Married, 1909 to Allison Gaw of Philadelphia.
GODFREY, Mrs. Anne--Mrs. Anne Godfrey is Educational Assistant to the Director of Citizenship under the Commissioner of Naturalization, Washington, D. C. Assumed her duties October 1, 1921 in her federal position, under the direction of Raymond F. Crist. United States Director of Citizenship. Her duties cover the work of citizenship throughout California and in eight additional states. Chairman of the American Citizenship Department, San Francisco District Federation of Women's Clubs; chairman of the Department of Civics, To Kalon Club, and vice-president of the San Francisco Congress of Mothers for a number of years. Organized the Parent-Teacher work in San Mateo County. Represented the Food Administration during the war.
GOMEZ, Mrs. Suzanne--Mrs. Suzanne Gomez has been treasurer for many years of the Travelers' Aid Society.
GOODWIN, Mrs. William N.--Mrs. William N. Goodwin is president of the Three Arts Club of Los Angeles.
GREER, Mrs. Mabel D.--Mrs. Mabel D. Greer is president of the Cosmos Club of Los Angeles and a past chairman of Philanthropy Committee. Chairman of the books and conversation department, San Diego Club.
GRUNSKY, Miss Clotilde--Miss Clotilde Grunsky, president of the San Francisco Business and Professional Women's Club, is Associate Editor "Journal of Electricity and Western Industry." Associate member of the American Institute Electrical Engineers, one of three women members. Member of the National Electrical Light Association; chairman of the Women's Public Relations Committe, Pacific Coast Electrical Association. Graduated from the University of California, 1914, gold medalist, class of 1914. Author of the "Junior Farce"; president of Prytanean honor society. In 1916 lecturer at Mills College on vocational subjects. Member of the California Alumni Council, American Association University Women, Women's Faculty Club of University of California and other organizations. Recently appointed Chairman Research Committee, State Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs.
HALE, Mrs.Prentiss Cobb--Mrs. Prentiss Cobb Hale was chairman of the Women War Workers, San Francisco Chapter, American Red Cross, and Chairman of the Women War Workers committee for San Francisco Armistice Day ceremonies, November 11, 1921, held in the Civic Auditorium. At the special services on Hospital Day, May 12, 1922, at the Presidio, Mrs. Hale was made a member of the Veterans of the World War and Spanish-American War. A document stating her official membership enrollment was presented to Mrs. Hale at this time by John A. Brittain of the American Red Cross, Pacific Coast Division. In appreciation of her kindness to the wives and children of the members of the San Francisco Fire Department of the burned district, April 18, 1906, Mrs. Hale was given an engraved silver plate by the San Francisco Fire Department. First vice-president of the San Francisco Fire Branch, League of American Pen Women. Was at the head of the Ferry Canteen and founded the canteen service at the Presidio.
HALL, Mrs. Alta B.--Mrs. Alta B. Hall is president of the College Woman's Club of Long Beach. Attended Iowa S. T. C.; Crescent College, Arkansas; University of Missouri.
HAMAN, Mrs. F. W.--Mrs. F. W. Haman is president of the Southern District, California Federation of of Women's Clubs. Elected at convention, 1922, after having filled out the unexpired term of her predecessor, Mrs. A. W. Wohlford of Escondido. Socially prominent, a charming hostess, an able executive.
HARSHBARGER, Mrs. O. H.--Mrs. O. H. Harshbarger is State Regent of the D. A. R., California, which numbers fifty-five chapters at the close of the fiscal year 1921-1922. Has been very active in patriotic activities and in the organization of new chapters of the California D. A. R.
HEALY, Mrs. Timothy. (Marie Hicks Davidson.)--Mrs. Timothy Healy, the daughter of Amos Hicks of Tulare, one of California's pioneers, is a native of the state. At the age of 21, owned and edited the "Tulare Union Herald." Later a member of the staff of the "Berkeley Gazette," the "Oakland Tribune," the "San Francisco Post," and the "San Francisco Examiner." In 1918 married Timothy Healy, who was city editor of the "Post" when Mrs. Healy was society editor. Publicity writer for the Woman's Board of the Panama Pacific Exposition and in 1915 a member of the Examiner's staff of writers at the Press Building at the Exposition, and for the last few months of the Exposition chief of the staff there. In Edward O'Brien's annual book of the best stories of the year, Mrs. Healy (writing under the name of Marie Hicks Davidson) received honorable mention for two short stories published in 1915. "In Search of a Niche" and "Squaring the Circle for Jimmy." Writer of poems and short plays, one of which was recently put on by the Pacific Coast Woman's Press Association. Until March of this year, was San Francisco correspondent of "Musical America," published in New York. Managed several political campaigns in California. Mother of one child, John Hicks Davidson.
HEGER, Mrs. D. C.--Mrs. D. C. Heger was elected second president of the San Francisco Council of Catholic Women serving two years as executive leader of the Council. During her administration the Council acquired their present headquarters at 233 Grant Avenue and the membership was increased from one hundred and ten to two hundred and twenty. Has been at the head of many charitable enterprises in connection with her church and council affiliations. Was for two years a vice-president of the San Francisco City and County Federation of Women's Clubs.
HEUSTIS, Mrs. Bertha Lincoln--Bertha Lincoln Heustis, wife of Dr. James W. Heustis of Los Angeles, is an author of short stories, verse, lyrics for musical compositions, and composer of a number of musical productions. Has contributed to the newspapers in Washington and California. Member of the Friday Morning Club of Los Angeles, Southern California Woman's Press Club, Lyric Club, California State representative (South) National League of American Pen Women. Past President National League of American Pen Women, filling this office while living in Washington, D. C. Member of a number of noteworthy organizations including Colonial Dames of America, Descendants of Mayflower Society, Daughters of American Revolution, United States Daughters of 1812, Woman's Relief Corps, Women of the Civil War, Shiloh Circle, P. E. O.; Order of the Crown, National Press Association, Colonial Dames of Washington, D. C.; Drama League. Associate member of Patriots Memorial Chapter, D. A. R., Washington, D. C., and Eschscholtzia Chapter, D. A. R., Los Angeles. Past Regent of Dubuque Chapter, D. A. R.
HOGUE, Mrs. L. B.--Mrs. L. B. Hogue is president of the Santa Paula Ebell Club. Also president of the Emeritus Club, an organization of state officers and past state officers of the California Federation of Women's Clubs. A pronounced leader, forceful and magnetic. Well versed in federation ethics, and known for her broad philanthropies.
HUMPHREYS, Miss Jane C.--Miss Jane C. Humphreys is one of the founders and the president of the Women's Athletic Club, Los Angeles. First president, California Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs. Chairman of the Federation Extension Department of the Los Angeles County Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs. On board of directors, Council of Community Service, Los Angeles. Connected with the legal firm of Dockweiler and Dockweiler and Finch.
IVERSON, Ida Christine--Miss Ida Christine Iverson is on the education committee of the Woman's City Club, Los Angeles, and prominent in the Los Angeles City Teacher's Club.
JOHNSON, Sarah M.--Sarah M. Johnson is a director of the Friday Morning Club, Los Angeles. Chairman of Literature and of Bulletin Committee, Friday Morning Club, Secretary Vocational Bureau, Woman's University Club, Los Angeles.
JORDAN, Mrs. Jesse K. (Mrs. David Star Jordan)--Mrs. David Star Jordan, wife of the President Emeritus, Leland Stanford Jr. University, is a woman of whom any state may be justly proud. True companion of her famous husband. Woman of brilliancy and unusual intellect. Consecrated to her home, ever mindful of others, she cheerfully embraces opportunities for service. A woman of charm, courage and ability. Home: Leland Stanford Jr. University.
KAUFFMAN, Mrs. Jules.--Mrs. Jules Kauffman is president of the Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles. Director Friday Morning Club. Past vice-president and past corresponding secretary, Friday Morning Club, Los Angeles. Third vice-president, Council of Community Service of California.
KEEP, Rosalind--Miss Rosalind Keep is instructor in English, and Director of the Bureau of Publication, Mills College. Past president California Branch Association of Collegiate Alumnae, now known as the Association of American University Women.
KENDALL, Lida. (Van Becker.)--Lida Kendall, writer, assistant society editor, "San Francisco Examiner." For four years covered society and clubs on the "Oakland Examiner." As a feature writer, has done many special stories. Her home is Oakland, California.
KENT, Elizabeth Thatcher. (Mrs. William Kent.)--Mrs. William Kent, wife of Congressman Kent, whose home is in Kentfield, Marin County California, is one of the pioneer suffrage leaders of the state. During the campaign for suffrage in 1910, she was regarded as one of the most brilliant suffragists in the entire country. Worked with the Woman's Party to secure the amendment to the federal constitution enfranchising the women of America. Chairman of the maintenance committee National Woman's Party. Member of the executive committee Congressional Union for women's suffrage; member of the Abraham Lincoln Center, Chicago. Member of the San Francisco Center of the California Civic League of Women Voters. Member of the executive board, San Francisco District Federation of Women's Clubs. Born in New Haven, Connecticut, daughter of Elizabeth Baldwin (Sherman) and Thomas Anthony Thatcher.
KRSAK, Miss Margaret Miriam--Miss Margaret Miriam Krsak, president of the Czecho-Slovak Woman's Club, native of California. During her visit to the White House, Washington, D. C. Miss Krsak presented to the President, the cause of the people of Czecho-Slovakia, in whom her heart-interests are centered. Welcomed the fleet as head of a committee appointed by the Mayor of San Francisco, when the Czecho-Slovakians reached the port in San Francisco Bay. Head of the women's entertainment and pageant committee, Fourth of July, San Francisco. In patriotic ceremonies characterized Columbia. Member of the Presidents' Assembly of San Francisco and head of departments of Americanization and Citizenship committees in federation work. Member of the board of chairmen, San Francisco City and County Federation of Women's Clubs. Home: San Francisco.
LAW, Mrs. Frank G.--Mrs. Frank G. Law is president of the California Civic League of Women Voters, representing 7,500 women. Formed branch leagues throughout the state. Co-operating with the California Federation of Women's Clubs in organization of California State Legislative Commission after the form of the National Congressional League. Past president Oakland Center of the California Civic League of Women Voters.
LAWLER, Mrs. Frank C.--Mrs. Frank C. Lawler is press chairman of the Ebell Society of Long Beach.
LINEMAN, Mab C.--Mab C. Lineman is president of the Women Lawyers' Club, Los Angeles, and a past parliamentarian of the same organization.
LOTHROP, Harriett Mulford (Mrs. Daniel Lothrop) ("Margaret Sidney").--Mrs. Daniel Lothrop, author of "Five Little Peppers") is one of the best known members of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Founder, National Society of the Children of the American Revolution; National president, 1895-1901; honorary president for life, since 1901. Member national League of American Pen Women and regional Director (western division). Born in New Haven, Connecticut. Daughter of Harriett (Mulford) and Sidney M. Lathrop. Married Daniel Lothrop, founder of the publishing house of S. Lothrop and Company.
MADDUX, Edith Walker (Mrs. Parker).--Mrs. Parker Maddux is president of the San Francisco Center of the California Civic League of Women Voters, and a member of the Board of Directors of the National League for Women's Service. Graduate, Leland Stanford Junior University.
McGARRY Evelyn (Mrs. M. Joseph).--Mrs. Evelyn McGarry is president of the Catholic Women's Club of Los Angeles and well-known in philanthropic circles. Auditor, Council of Community Service of Los Angeles.
McGINN, Mrs. Elsa. (Mrs. John L.)--Mrs. John L. McGinn, commissioner of public health, San Mateo, has held unusual positions in the municipal life of California. Has been at the head of the police department, head of the fire department, custodian of the city jail and an executive head of the health department. Twice headed the ticket for trustee, and for years has been regarded as one of the militant women politicians in San Mateo County. As president of the San Mateo's Woman’s Club, conducted the ceremonies for the dedication of the new club house, San Mateo, completed during her administration. Wife of John L. McGinn, pioneer Alaska attorney.
MEIKEL, Theresa J. D.--Miss Theresa Meikel, attorney-at-law, graduate of the University of California. member of the Bay Branch, American Association of University Women. One of the organizers of the "Queens' Bench," San Francisco, of which she is the secretary-treasurer. Founded the first law section in clubs of San Francisco at the To Kalon Club. Chairman law department, San Francisco District Federation of Women's Clubs.
MERRILL, Mrs. John F.--Mrs. John F Merrill is one of the most prominent, active philanthropists in California. Has been identified with the pioneer work of the Children's Hospital, San Francisco; and a member of the executive board for a period of many years. She is chairman of finance, Children's Hospital, an office she has held at different times during her executive connection with the hospital. Past treasurer, Young Women's Christian Association of San Francisco, an organization where she has always been an active worker.
MEZQUIDA, Mrs. Anna Blake.--Mrs. Anna Blake Mezquida, poet, author, writer of short stories, scenarios, magazine and newspaper articles, is one of the young writers of California. Her first work was published when she was barely sixteen years old, a poem, which won first prize in a San Francisco poetry contest, when several thousand manuscripts were submitted. In 1915 her poem, "The Wondrous Exposition" won the first and only prize awarded in a competition for an Exposition poem. This poem was first published in the San Francisco "Call Post," and later in pamphlet form. It was set to music by Rosner, at that time the organist at the Orpheum, and became the Exposition song. Her poem, "The City of Heritage," won second prize in the world-wide "Newark Anniversary Poem Contest" conducted by the city of Newark, New Jersey, in celebration of the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of its foundling. Mrs. Mezquida has since contributed short stories and poems to the following magazines: American, Good Housekeeping, Munsey's, Cosmopolitan, Ladies' Home Journal, Sunset, Overland Monthly, and many others. Has written special articles and features for the New York, San Francisco, Boston and Chicago newspapers. In a recent state-wide scenario contest, Mrs. Mezquida won the thousand dollar prize in the "Chicago News" scenario contest, over sixty thousand writers contesting. Her most recent literary achievement in the scenario field has been the signing of a contract with the Belasco Moving Picture Company of Northern California for the scenario rights of her story, "Dancing Feet," first published in "Everybody's." A cablegram was received by Mrs. Mezquida a short time ago asking for the British rights to her stories. At present is devoting her time almost exclusively to short story and scenario work. Is an executive of the San Francisco Branch of the League of American Pen Women, and was their official representative at the Press Congress of the World, Honolulu. Born in San Francisco of an old line American family, a Mayflower descendant. Ancestors on both sides fought in the American Revolution. Her father, Maurice B. Blake, was an attorney in San Francisco until his death. Her great-uncle, Judge Maurice G. Blake, was one of the early Vigilantes, a judge of the Supreme Court, and one of the first mayors of San Francisco. Her husband, Mateo M. Mezquida, was born in Madrid, Spain.
MILLS, Mrs. W. H.--Mrs. W. H. Mills has been closely identified with the early history of California and the progress of women's world. Her interests have been in the fields of educational life, where she has mingled with writers, musicians, educators and women engaged in philanthrophy. She has been associated with the men and women of early railroad activities in California. Her husband stood as a commanding figure in railroad circles and in the financial world, and she stood there with him. Her home, whether in San Francisco, Sacramento or Palo Alto, has been the center for gatherings of men and women builders of the state, moving powers in municipal, community, social and educational enterprises. She has stimulated high ideals and encouraged those with ability whenever it has been within her province to do so. In publishing "The Ascent," a book of poems, written by her daughter, the late Elizabeth Mills Crothers, Mrs Mills contributes a substantial sum to the fund for the Convalescent Home, Palo Alto. Songs composed by her daughter have been collected and published by Mrs. Mills and sold for the music and harp fund at Mills College. She is one of the first members of the Century Club, and the Channing Auxiliary, San Francisco. Member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and an Honorary member of the San Francisco Branch. League of American Pen Women. Her home is in San Francisco.
MOORE, Elizabeth Hogue. (Mrs. Harry Staats.)--Mrs Harry Staats Moore is president of the National League for Women's Service, and secretary of the Stanford Women's Club. Graduate, Stanford University.
MORGAN, Dr. Gwladys.--Dr Gwladys Morgan is president of the Business and Professional Women's Club of San Diego; Stanford University.
MORGAN, Miss Julia.--Miss Julia Morgan, architect is a native daughter of California. Received her early education in the Oakland public schools, later graduating from the University of California, Civil Engineering Department. Attended the French schools in Paris and a student at Ancien Eleve l'Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects, receiving her architect's certificate in the state of California. Her work has consisted of varied classes and kinds of buildings, large and small, residences, churches, schools, club buildings, manufacturing buildings, gargages, gymnasiums, libraries. Architect of the San Francisco Young Women's Christian Association building, 620 Sutter Street.
MORGAN, Margaret Mary. --Miss Margaret Mary Morgan is the first woman supervisor of San Francisco. She is the past president of the San Francisco Business and Professional Women's Club, and the past first vice-president of the San Francisco Nursery for the Homeless Children; a past treasurer of Laurel Hall Club the oldest women's club in San Francisco. She is on the Board of Directors, National League for Women's Service Club and an auditor of the San Francisco Center, California Civic League of Women Voters.
MORTON, Mrs. R. M.--Mrs. R. M. Morton is press chairman of the San Diego Branch of the American Association of University Women. Mills College Graduate.
MOTT, Mrs. D. W.--Mrs. D. W. Mott is state chairman, Endowment, California Federation of Women's Clubs. Past president of the Santa Paula Ebell Club. Long identified with the history of the women's club movement in California. Home: Santa Paula Ventura County.
MOTT, Mrs. Ernest J. (Maude Robinson Mott.)--Mrs. E. J. Mott is a past president of the American Association of University Womenh, California Bay Branch. Received elementary education in the schools of Oakland. Graduated from University of California with A. B. degree. Taught in the schools of Santa Barbara, and was for a time principal of Washington School. While president of the American Association of University Women, California Branch, she presided at the luncheon given at the Palace Hotel when President Woodrow Wilson and Mrs. Wilson were guests of the western metropolis. Appointed a member of the Board of Education of San Francisco by Mayor James Rolph Jr., 1921. Born in Napa, California. Home, San Francisco.
MYERS, Harriet William. (Mrs. William Raymond.)--Mrs. William Raymond Myers is president of Highland Park Ebell Club; chairman of the Birds and Flowers Committee, California Federation of Music Clubs, and vice-president of the California Audubon Society.
NORRIS Kathleen. (Mrs. Charles Norris.)--Kathleen Norris, author, has been termed the "best loved woman author." Her first success, the novel of "Mother," was originally a short story written for a magazine contest. It was so popular that after its appearance in book form Mr. Edward Bok ran it serially in The Ladies Home Journal. Since then she has written many successful novels including "Harriet and the Piper," "Saturday's Child," "Sisters" and many others. Began writing short stories in 1910. Contributed to the Atlantic, American, McClure's, Everybody's, Ladies' Home Journal, Woman's Home Companion, Saturday Evening Post, Good Housekeeping, Pictorial Review. Kathleen Norris was born in San Francisco. Daughter of Josephine (Moroney) and James Alden Thompson. Educated by private teachers
and by her parents. Took a special course of a few months at the University of California. Married Charles Gilman Norris of San Francisco, April 30, 1909. Her home is at Saratoga, Santa Clara County, California. Honorary member San Francisco Branch League of American Pen Women.
NYE Myra.--Myra Nye, Women's club editor and editorial staff of the Los Angeles "Times," is an author of a number of stories and poems. Member of the publication committee of the Women's City Club of Los Angeles. Identified with women's organizations of Los Angeles and other southern cities.
O'HARA, Miss Louise M.--Miss Louise M. O'Hara, feature writer, club editor, and art critic of the San Francisco "Call." Began newspaper career on the eastern papers several years ago. Producer of several children's plays and pantomimes. Studied sketching and painting under several prominent artists, and was affiliated with different clubs and travel clubs. Miss O'Hara has given the names of other women writers on the San Francisco "Call"; Miss Eleanor Meherin, author and novelist, whose serial stories have been published in the "Call." Mrs. Ernestine Black is a feature writer of the "Call." Mrs. Agnes Fenwick has charge of the society items of the "Call."
PALMER, Mrs. Lillian Pray.--Mrs. Lillian Pray Palmer, writer and prominent club leader, of San Diego, was president of the California Federation of Women's Clubs, 1915-1916. She was president of the San Diego Branch, League of American Pen Women, and has been actively engaged in women's club affairs since the club movement became state-wide. Public speaker, and leader in club ethics and parliamentary rulings.
REED, Mrs Alma.--Mrs Alma Reed is a member of the editorial staff of the "San Francisco Bullentin." Director of the Bulletin philanthropies, including "Happyland" a summer vacation camp for children. Secured the co-operation of the San Francisco Board of Health and other health agencies, in making "Happyland" a model camp for the upbuilding of undernourished children. Entered the journalistic field in 1915 as a member of the staff of "San Francisco Call." Organized and conducted a newspaper philanthropy for the community's needy homes under the name of "Mrs. Goodfellow." a work which she conducted for six years. Became identified with prison work as member of the Pathfinders of American. Her interest in minor prisoners led her to an effort on behalf of the commutation of life imprisonment for boys under death penalty at San Quentin. Drafted the bill to abolish capital punishment for offenders under eighteen years of age and directed a state-wide campaign in Sacramento lobby which led to its passage at the 1921 session of the state legislature. Member of the American Institute of Criminology and has recently become a member of the San Francisco Branch of the League of American Pen Women. Member California Club, San Francisco. Native daughter, born in Napa County, of pioneer California family. Educated in San Francisco public high schools and Dominican convent. Special student at University of California.
REINHARDT. Aurelia Henry, Ph. D.--Dr. Aurelia Henry Reinhardt, president of Mills College, is undoubtedly the best known woman in the state of California. As president of the foremost women's college in the west, and the only one of its kind west of the Mississippi, Dr. Reinhardt stands pre-eminently one of America's leading women educators. In addition to her prominence in California. Dr. Reinhardt has a national and international recognition as a scholar of distinction. After graduating from the University of California with the class of 1898, she taught in the English department of the University of Idaho. In 1901-03 she was a scholar and fellow in English in the Yale graduate school. While attending Yale, she edited and translated the "de Monarchie" of Dante Alighieri. This publication is now a college textbook. While in residence at Oxford University in England, Dr. Reinhardt edited and published "Eipcoene, of The Silent Woman," by Ben Johnson, for which Yale gave her the degree of Doctor of Philosophy 1905. Member of the Phi Beta Kappa, of the Dante Society of America and of the Concordance Society of America. Life member of the Association of Collegiate Alumnae, now known as the American Association University Women. Life member of the Town and Gown Club of Berkeley, of the Prytanean Society and the English Club of the University of California. In the summer of 1922 Dr. Reinhardt visited England where she spent more than a month at Oxford University, later going to France where she was an official delegate representing the American Association of University Women. Honorary member of the San Francisco Branch of the League of American Pen Women. Widow of the late Dr. George Frederick Reinhardt, University of California. Has two children. Native of California, but is of New England ancestry. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Henry of Berkeley. Elected president of Mills College, May, 1916.
SAHLEIN, Mrs. Henry.--Mrs. Henry Sahlein is the president of Temple Emanu-El Guild. Has held many positions of leadership; Chairman of Social Service Department, San Francisco City and County Federation of Women's Clubs, including her chairmanship of the Salvage Shop Department; chairman of the Outside Inn, conducted for the convenience of mothers and women relatives of the convalescent soldiers at the General Letterman Hospital, Presidio Reservation, San Francisco; member of the Board of Managers, Children's Hospital; a past president of the Council of Jewish Women; second vice-president and recording secretary, San Francisco Center of the California Civic League of Women Voters; treasurer, Woman's Auxiliary Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco. Trustee Temple Emanu-El Guild.
SANBORN, Mrs. Helen. (Mrs. Frederick H.)--Mrs. Helen Sanborn (deceased) was president of the Century Club, and of the Sorosis Club. During the Spanish War she was vice-president of the San Francisco Red Cross Society and, during the World War, Mrs. Sanborn led in the government of Red Cross activities in San Francisco. Acting president of the Woman's Auxiliary of the Panama Pacific Exposition of 1915 a position which she filled to the honor of women of the entire nation. She was first woman president of the San Francisco Board of Education, and, just before she died was a member of the Board of Education, being active in the work to the very day of her death. In the school departments of San Francisco she was the best beloved woman in the city, in the ranks of the teachers and the students alike. Mrs. Sanborn had many original ideas concerning educational matters. One of her great projects finds expression in her article entitled "A Vision," written for "Who's Who Among the Women of California," which she handed in person to the acting editor of this book. "A Vision" was probably the last article which she wrote for publication. She was for many years a leader of the Travelers' Aid Society and has always been officially connected with different branches of relief work in this city. Was president of the Protestant Orphanage of San Francisco, the oldest organized charity on the Pacific Coast, holding this position for many years. Her advice and influence on matters pertaining to the home circumscribed the influences of school, community and state, her first thought at all times being for the youth of the land and the upbuilding of the educational system of the west. She was associated with her great friend, the late Mrs Phoebe Hearst in many noble enterprises.
SARTAIN, Miss Geraldine.--Miss Geraldine Sartain is on the editorial staff of the San Francisco "Chronicle," doing the state commissions and Supreme and Appellate Court and general assignments. Did general assignment work on the "Sacramento Bee." Attended University of California.
SCOTT, Mrs. A. W.--Mrs A. W. Scott was for two years the president of the California Club of San Francisco, her administration closing May, 1922, when she was succeeded by Mrs. L. M. Sponogle. Mrs Scott has been for many years one of the most active of Red Cross Workers in San Francisco, winning, through her devotion to this work, the universal title of "Florence Nightingale" among the women of her city. A past president of the Forum Club, San Francisco, and active in all women's organizations of philanthropic purpose. Known as a great friend of every soldier and sailor whose service to this country has come to her notice. Has sponsored many projects for the upbuilding of civic and community interest, especially those benefiting woman kind. The name of Mrs. A. W. Scott has been place on the honor roll of the California State Federation of Women's Clubs as tribute of esteem from the members of the California Club.
SHAFFER, Miss Geneve--Miss Geneve Shaffer is one of San Francisco's young business women, whose office is one of the unusual places of its kind in America. Miss Shaffer has been studying women in business and social life for eight years thus having abundant opportunity to view the situation of California women in business from various angles. Member and one of the official executives of the San Francisco Branch, League of American Pen Women. Member Soroptimist Club, San Francisco.
SHEEHAN, Josephine T. (Mrs. John F. Jr.)--Mrs. J. F. Sheehan, Jr. is president of the Stanford Women's Club of San Francisco. State corresponding secretary of the California Congress of Mothers and Parent-Teacher Associations, a position held for a number of years. Actively engaged in educational legislation and in all matters pertaining to home, school, and community welfare.
SHREVE, Mrs. D. M.--Mrs. D. M. Shreve is president of the Woman's City Club of Long Beach, and prominently identified as a leader in women's activities. She is a graduate of Hunter College, New York.
SMITH, Susan T.--Susan T. Smith, State President, California Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs. Former president, Municipal Libraries Section, California Library Association. Elected president of the State Library Association, San Diego, 1922.
STANTON, Edith N.--Edith N. Stanton is regional secretary of the National Young Women's Christian Association. Well known as an active, efficient and sympathetic executive.
STEARNS, Dora Smith (Mrs. J. B.)--Mrs. J. B. Stearns is president of the Woman's City Club of Los Angeles and Chairman of the Program Committee. Prominent in women's legislative and cultural affairs in southern California.
STEBBINS, Miss Lucy Ward--Lucy Ward Stebbins, Berkeley "Dean of Women," University of California. received her early training in the Denman School of San Francisco. Graduated from the University of California, 1899-1900, A. B.; Radcliffe College, 1902. Four years with the Probation department of the Massachusetts State In-
dustrial School for Girls, 1903-1907; District Secretary of the Boston Associated Charities, 1908-1910. She has been the Dean of Women, University of California, since November 1, 1910. Also, Associate Professor of Economy, University of California. Member of the Association of American University Women, formerly the Association of Collegiate Alumnae. She is a member of the Town and Gown Club, Berkeley and the Fortnightly Club. Born in San Francisco. Daughter of Horatio and Lucy Elizabeth (Ward) Stebbins. Her father, Dr. Horatio Stebbins was the pastor of the Starr King Church, San Francisco, and one of the most distinguished of the Unitarian clergy. Miss Stebbins and her mother now live in Berkeley, 2731 Durant Avenue.
STEWART. Mrs. Gertrude F.--Mrs. Gertrude F. Stewart, State President California Branch International Sunshine Society, lives in San Diego. Widely known for her philanthropies.
STURGIS, Mrs. E. K.--Mrs. E. K. Sturgis is president of the America Women Overseas League, the personnel comprising American women who have given actual overseas service. Graduate University of California. Home, Piedmont, California.
TOLL, Charles Hulbert (Mrs. C. H.)--Mrs. C. H. Toll is president of the Ebell Club, Los Angeles. On the Board of Directors. Past Vice-president of the Ebell Club with an enrollment of 2,200 women.
TRINE, Grace Hyde (Mrs. Ralph Waldo)--Grace Hyde Trine, writer, lecturer, and dramatic reader. Was born in Dunkirk, New York. Daughter of Lee Lord Hyde and Sarah Steele (Mixer.) Graduated Mohawk High School, 1893, and the School of Expression, Boston, Mass., 1897. Married Ralph Waldo Trine, Author, in 1898. Has written and produced plays and pageants. "The Great Blessing" a pageant produced in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, 1921. "The Spirit of the Sempervirens," a dramatic allegory based on the history of the California Redwoods; and "The Mesa Trail," a Pueblo Indian pageant are to be produced during 1922. Poems published by various magazines, Harper's Bazar, The Craftsman, The Touchstone Magazine, etc. Compiled "Dreams and Voices," a collection of modern poetry, 1920. Member Poetry Society of America, New York Browning Society, and on executive board, San Francisco Branch, League of American Pen Women.
TUBBS, Julia--Miss Julia Tubbs is a recognized authority on insurance for women. Associated with the Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company, Los Angeles. Member of many women's organizations in Los Angeles. Kappa Kappa Gamma delegate to the Woman's University Club, Los Angeles.
UPP, Mrs. E. C.--Mrs. E. C. Upp is president and on the Board of Directors of the La Mesa Club, La Mesa, San Diego County.
UPRIGHT, Blanche--Mrs. Blanche Upright, author of "The Valley of Content," was born in San Francisco. Inherited her literary talent from her mother, Anna Rose Stine. Began dictating fairy tales before she was old enough to write. At the age of ten, wrote her first play, a melodrama, in six acts and twelve scenes. Twenty-five years ago she began doing special work for the Sunday supplement of "The San Francisco Examiner;" and revising and writing sketches for the Hallet Theatrical Agency. About that time, she had her first play, "Victorine's Injustice," a one act play, produced at the Alcazar Theatre, San Francisco. "The Valley of Content" is her first novel. Her publishers immediately contracted for a second novel. Has dramatized the "Valley of Content" in collaboration with Marjorie Rambeau, who is now starring in the play. Address: Palace Hotel, San Francisco.
VICKERSON, Mrs. John M.--Mrs. John M. Vickerson, Burlingame, president of the San Mateo County Federation of Women's Clubs which comprises more than five federated clubs of San Mateo County. The first of these included the Burlingame Woman's Club, North Burlingame, Redwood City, San Mateo, and South San Francisco. Leader in San Mateo Study Club; past-president San Mateo Woman's Club. Member of the executive board, San Francisco District Federation of Women's Clubs. Home: Burlingame.
WEST, Ada P. (Mrs. W. H.)--Mrs W. H. West is president of the Forward Club of Lemon Grove, San Diego; and is prominent in the San Diego Federation of Women's Clubs.
WHITED, Jesse M. (Mrs.)--Mrs. Jesse M. Whited, president of Cap and Bells Club, 1921-22, is a leader in dramatic circles, and active in Ladies' Auxiliary, Knights Templar.
WHITMIRE, Ethel Dorothy--Ethel Dorothy Whitmire, writer, editorial staff, "San Francisco Examiner." A.B. Stanford University, 1908, and A.M. Stanford University, 1920,--Psychology. Phi Beta Kappa. Assistant Psychologist, California State Bureau of Research, 1921. Volunteer Psychologist, Stanford University Hospital--1922 Neurological Clinic. Member of D.A.R. in the interval between first graduation and second degree, traveled and lived with the late Mrs. Phoebe A. Hearst. Later resided with Mrs. Helen P. Sanborn (deceased) at her residence, 1020 Dolores Street, San Francisco.
WILLEBRANDT. Mrs. Mabel Walker--Mrs. Mabel Walker Willebrandt, of Los Angeles, holds the highest official position of any woman in the Unites States. She is assistant United States Attorney General. Succeeded Mrs. Annette Abbott Adams, of San Francisco, the first woman to hold this position. On September 28, 1918, a group of women lawyers met in the office of Mabel Walker Willebrandt and after adopting resolutions formed a permanent organization for the purpose of promoting and advancing the interests of their profession. This organization became known as the Women Lawyers' Club of Los Angeles. A life membership in the Women Lawyers' Club was voted to Clara Shortridge Foltz, of Los Angeles, in honor of her senior practice of law in California; and also in grateful appreciation of her service to the women of the state in securing for them an equal right with men to practice law. During the convention of the American Bar Association held in San Francisco Mrs. Mabel Willebrandt was the honor guest of the San Francisco women at many noteworthy assemblages. She was an honor guest at the dinner given by the Queens' Bench, Plaza Hotel, San Francisco, the president, Mrs. Gail Laughlin presiding.
WILLIAMS, Fannie H. McGlashan, D.D.S.--Mrs. Fannie H. McG. Williams, president and charter member of Soroptimist Club, San Francisco, is active in the affairs of the Order of the Eastern Star. Recently helped organize the Soroptimist Club of Los Angeles, Mrs. Oda Taulconer, President.
WILSON, Josephine (Mrs. William Harold Wilson)--Josephine Wilson, writer, Woman's Club Editor, "San Francisco Examiner" for nine years. Member of the editorial staff. Covered for this paper more than 28 conventions of both men and women's organizations. One of the winners of prizes awarded by the "Examiner" for the greatest number of exclusive stories for a given month. Special lecturer, University of California. Educator, teaching in the public schools, California. Won prize for Nurses' Aide, American Red Cross work, Presidio Reservation Study Course. Fostered the making of a statue of "Pegasus." publicly presented at unveiling services held at the Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, by San Francisco branch, League of American Pen Women. Author of seven pageants produced at various times within the past few years in San Francisco. A "Book Pageant" written by Mrs. Wilson included, as an adjunct, an exhibit of rare manuscripts and the story of the transition of the written word. California, (north) Vice-President League of American Pen Women, Inc., Washington, D. C., and for four years president of the San Francisco Branch, League of American Pen Women. Formerly director, "The Penwoman," official organ of the League. Founder of literary clubs throughout California. Chairman, Department of Literature, San Francisco District, Federation of Women's Clubs. Department of Literature, San Francisco City and County Federation of Women's Clubs. Chairman Literary Section, To Kalon for eight years. Chairman of Literary Section California Club, for four years. Honorary member of the Golden Gate Branch International Sunshine Society; honorary member, Cap and Bells Club; California Bertola Assembly and honor member of To Kolon. Special student University of California. Acting editor, "Who's Who Among the Women of California."
WINCHELL, Anna Cora--Anna Cora Winchell was born in Rio Vista, Solano County, California. Music editor of the "San Francisco Dramatic Review," 1902-1906. Assistant music editor and assistant society editor, "San Francisco Morning Call," 1904-1906. Art editor, music editor, women's club editor, and special writer, "Chronicle," 1906-1921. Now music and art editor, "San Francisco Journal." Associated with Anna Cora Winchell on the "San Francisco Journal," in charge of the "Woman's Page," is Mrs. Charlotte Eddy. Mrs. Eddy is a prominent member of the San Francisco Business and Professional Women's Clubs.
WOODBRIDGE, Mrs. Bradford--Mrs. Bradford Woodbridge, wife of Dr. Woodbridge former mayor of Roseville, Placer County, is a past-president of the Northern District Federation of Women's Clubs. Head of the Civic department, California Federation of Women's Clubs for many years. Founded civic clubs in the northern part of the State; President of the Roseville Woman's Improvement Club from the time of its incipiency until within the past two years. Initiated and sponsored musicales with classical programs and popular numbers, in northern towns, participating in the programs with literary contributions. Well known political champion. Interested in legislative measures. Member of the State executive board, California Federation of Women's Clubs during many succeeding administrations. Chairman, History, Northern District, California Federation of Women's Clubs.
WRIGHT, Janette Bray (Mrs. H. T.)--Mrs. H. T. Wright is president of the Woman's Club of Hollywood. Life member of the Ebell Club. Member of the Friday Morning Club, Woman's City Club, Philanthropy and Civics Club, Republican Study Club, Los Angeles. Past Regent of the Hollywood Chapter, D. A. R. Member El Camino Real Chapter, D.A.R. Belongs to several philanthropic organizations in Los Angeles. Native of Pennsylvania, where she attended school and college.
YOST, Mary, Ph.D.--Miss Mary Yost is dean of women, Leland Stanford Junior University. Graduated from Vassar College. A leader of women, forceful broad-minded, progressive, she stands high in the estimation of the faculty and laity. Member new executive board of San Francisco Bay Branch, American Association of University Women.
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