The Book of St. Louisans: A Biographical Dictionary of Leading Living Men of the City of St. Louis and Vicinity

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Albert Nelson Marquis
St. Louis republic, 1912 - Saint Louis (Mo.) - 655 pages
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This second edition of the biographical dictionary of leading living men of the city of St. Louis, contains many names not listed in the earlier issue, names unavoidably overlooked in a first edition, as well as a large number representing new residents of St. Louis, and others who have come into prominence since the first edition was printed.

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Page 8 - ... fact in view. Not one has been paid for, nor inserted for any financial consideration. To secure accuracy, the greatest care has been taken. In every case where possible, the facts were procured at first hands, and the sketches were submitted for verification and correction, thus giving to the book a quality practically autobiographical. In this painstaking way its authenticity has been safeguarded and its value as a reference book greatly enhanced. The volume has been confined to living subjects,...
Page 8 - ... gained. It is the confident expectation of the editors that this constructive change from what has been the habitual practice will be found most satisfactory in actual use, and as well that it will increase the serviceability of the compilation markedly. For the building of this new volume every proper source of available names has been drawn upon, and every reasonable effort has been made to procure the requisite data from persons deemed eligible for inclusion in keeping with the discriminating...
Page 9 - ... about the living business men of Chicago than can be found collectively in all other books ever printed. Business men can find here much more than they ever knew before about their competitors and customers, and a vast amount of personal knowledge in regard to their fellow citizens which is of value from a business as well as from a social standpoint. In fact, in all lines of useful achievement, the book furnishes as complete a compendium and epitome of personal data in regard to those Chicagoans...
Page 101 - Democrat. Was twice elected to 57th Congress and twice unseated by party vote; the second unseating bringing about the longest and bitterest filibuster In the history of the Ho. of Reps. Was re-elected to 58th Congress and seated.
Page 83 - Science. Author: Electricity and Its Discoverers; What Catholics Have Done for Science; Astronomy, New and Old; Science of the Bible.
Page 7 - ... comprehensiveness and its accuracy. As a book of ready reference, it has from the first been in constant requisition. The up-to-date merchant, the professional man, the alert inquirer, whatever his vocation, keeps this handy volume upon his desk, within easy reach. A new edition, revised and brought down to date, has been called for, and the present volume is presented as the best possible response to that demand. This edition contains many names not listed in the earlier issue — names unavoidably...
Page 102 - Author: Tannhauser— a Mystery; The Tempting of the King; The Glory of the Garden; The Pools at Milburn; Old Songs to New Tunes; Studies in Verse:— all verse; Homeric Memory Rhymes, and other papers on language; introductions to each play in Shakespeare's Complete Dramatic Works, 1898 T9.
Page 9 - Louis and other cities, this volume presents features of easily recognized usefulness. Here the newspaper man will find facts which are of great value, and by the use of the book in the city room the exasperating errors resulting from hasty picking up of details from unreliable sources may be in large measure avoided. The truth is here plainly stated, every item being presented in concise, condensed form, so that it may be at once grasped and understood. In number and representative selection of...
Page 409 - His report led to laws against "truck store" system. Reports on municipal government and street railway franchises led to his receiving Democratic nomination for mayor of St. Louis; Public Ownership Party candidate for mayor, 1901, and claimed election, but was counted out; again candidate, 1905 and 1941. Took a trip, 1891, to the island prisons of the Mediterranean; on 25th anniversary of "tramp trip...
Page 342 - Smith Academy and Wyman Institute; married, St. Louis, June 22, 1888, Bertha Judith (now deceased), daughter of Rev. Dr. James H. Brookes; children: James B., Fanny F., Oliver D., Harry H.

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