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Each sketch in this book is autobiographical, giving in order the following information where submitted. Name, place and date of birth; parents; education; marriage and names of children; business history, showing dates, locations and type of employment or business endeavor; war record; clubs and organizations; politics; church affiliation; hobbies and present office and home address. where an individual is still active in a capacity as listed, we have given the date when such affiliation began, followed by a hyphen, as "1932- cashier, State Bank"; or "1929- mayor." Where such activity has terminated, both dates are given, as "1932-38 cashier, State Bank", etc.

A & MAgricultural & Mechanical
A&P RwyAtlantic & Pacific Railway
AAdegree of associate of arts
AAAAgricultural Adjustment Administration
 merican Automobile Association
AAONMSAncient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine
AAASAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science
AASRAncient & Accepted Scottish Rite
AAUAmateur Athletic Union
AAUPAmerican Association of University Professors
AAUWAmerican Association of University Women
acadacademy, academic
acctaccountant
ACDAmerican College of Dentists
DAVDisabled American Veterans
D CDistrict of Columbia
DCdoctor of chiropractic
DCLdoctor of civil law
DDdoctor of divinity
DDSdoctor of dental surgery
decdeceased
DEddoctor of education
deldelegate
DelDelaware
DemDemocrat
DEngdoctor of engineering
depdeputy
deptdepartment
DHLdoctor of Hebrew literature
dir (s)director (s)
dischdischarged
distdistrict
divdivision
DLit (t)doctor of literature
dir (s)dealer (s)
DLSdoctor of library science
DM&CDes Moines & Central Iowa Railroad Co
DMU RwyDes Moines Union Railway
DMusdoctor of music
DOdoctor of osteopathy
DOKKDramatic Order of Knights of Khorasson of America
DORCdental officers reserve corps
Drdoctor
DREdoctor of religious education
DScdoctor of science
DSCdistinguished service cross
DSTdoctor of sacred theology
DTMdoctor of tropical medicine
DUVDaughters of Union Veterans
DVMdoctor of veterinary medicine
DVSdoctor of veterinary surgery
Eeast
ededucated
EDdoctor of engineering
EdBbachelor of education
EdDdoctor of education
EdMmaster of education
edn (l)education (al)
EEelectrical engineer
elecelected
elemelementary
empemployed
engr (s)engineer (s)
enlenlisted
ententered
EpiscEpiscopal
estestate
estabestablished
EvangEvangelical
execexecutive
extextensive
extnextension
FACDFellow of the American College of Dentists
FACPFellow of the American College of Physicians
FACSFellow of the American College of Surgeons
FBIFederal Bureau of Inventigation
FCAFarm Credit Administration
FDDM&Sou RRFort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railroad
FDICFederal Deposit Insurance Corporation
FE&MV RRFremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad
FebFebruary
fedfederal
fednfederation
FFAFuture Farmers of America
FHAFederal Housing Administration
FlaFlorida
FOEFraternal Order of Eagles
fratfraternity
FSAFarm Security Administration
FSBFederal Securities Board
FTDAFlorists Telegraph Delivery Association
FtDMFort Des Moines
furnfurniture
GaGeorgia
GARGrand Army of the Republic
gengeneral
GFWCGeneral Federation of Women's Clubs
GHQgeneral headquarters
GMCGeneral Motors Corporation
GN RwyGreat Northern Railway
govgovernor
govtgovernment
gradgraduate
grocgrocer
GT RwyGrand Trunk Railway
hdqrsheadquarters
hdwhardware
HGHome Guard
histhistorical
HOLCHome Owners Loan Corporation
honhonorable, honorary
hosphospital
HShigh school
ICCInterstate Commerce Commission
IC RRIllinois Central Railroad
ICSInternational Correspondence School
IERAIowa Emergency Relief Administration
IFWCIowa Federation of Women's Clubs
IGAIndependent Grocers Alliance
IGN RRInternational Great Northern Railroad
IllIllinois
implimplement
incincorporated
IndIndiana
indepindependent (ly)
infinfantry
INGIowa National Guards
insinsurance
instinstitute
instrinstructor
int (s)interest (s) (ed)
internatlinternational
IOGTInternational Order of Good Templars
IOOFIndependent Order of Odd Fellows
IPAIowa Press Association
ISTAIowa State Teachers Association
ISTCIowa State Teachers College
ITUInternational Typographical Union
JanJanuary
JCD, JDCdoctor of civil law
JCLJuris Canonici Lector
JDjuris doctor, doctor of laws
JPJustice of the Peace
jrjunior
JSDdoctor of juristic science
JUDdoctor of canon & civil laws
KasKansas
KCKnight of Columbus
KCCHKnights Commandery of the Court of Honor
KCS RwyKansas City Southern Railway
KPKnights of Pythias
KTKnights Templar
KyKentucky
L & BLoan & Building
L&N RRLouisville & Nashville Railroad
LaLouisiana
LA&SL RRLos Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad
lablaboratory
lbrlumber
LHDdoctor of the humanities, doctor of letters of humanity
LI RRLong Island Railroad
liblibrary
liclicensed
LitDdoctor of letters, doctor of literature
LittBbachelor of letters
LittDdoctor of letters
LLBbachelor of laws
LLDdoctor of laws
LLMmaster of laws
LOOMLoyal Order of Moose
ltlieutenant
ltdlimited
LuthLutheran
mmarried
M&StL RRMinneapolis & St Louis Railroad
MAmaster of arts
MAgrmaster of agriculture
majmajor
MarMarch
MassMassachusetts
mathmathematics, mathematical
MBbachelor or medicine
MBAmaster of business administration
mbrmember
mchtmerchant
MC&CL RRMason City & Clear Lake Railroad
MCLmaster of civil law
MCSmaster of commericial science
MdMaryland
MDdoctor of medicine
MDimaster of didactics
MDipmaster in diplomacy
MDSmaster of dental surgery
mdsemerchandise
MeMaine
MEmechanical, military or mining engineering
medmedical, medicine
MEEmaster of electrical engineering
mercmercantile
MethMethodist
MFAmaster of fine arts
mfgmanufacturing
mfg (s)manufacturer (s)
mgr (s)manager (s)
MGTCmachine gun transport company
MichMichigan
milmilitary
minminute
MinnMinnesota
MissMississippi
MITMassachusetts Institute of Technology
MK&T RwyMissouri, Kansas & Texas Railway
MLittmaster of literature
MMEmaster of mechanical engineering
M&O RRMobile & Ohio Railroad
MoMissouri
MontMontana
MoP RwyMissouri Pacific Railway
MORCmedical officers reserve corps
MPdmaster of pedagogy
MPEmaster of physical education
MREmaster of religious education
MSmaster of surgery
MScmaster of science
MSTmaster of sacred theology
MStP&SSM RwyMinneapolis, St Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railway
MTCmotor transport company
MTDmotor transport division
MThmaster of theology
MusBbachelor of music
MusDdoctor of music
MusMmaster of music
MWAModern Woodmen of America
Nnorth
N&W RwyNorfolk & Western Railway
NAANational Aeronautics Association
NARDNational Association of Retail Druggists
natlnational
Natl Edit AssnNational Editorial Association
N CNorth Carolina
NC&StL RwyNashville, Cattanooga & St Louis Railway
N DNorth Dakota
NEnortheast
NEANational Educational Association
NebNebraska
NevNevada
NGNational Guards
N HNew Hampshire
N JNew Jersey
N MNew Mexico
NovNovember
NP RwyNorthern Pacific Railway
NRANational Recovery Administration
NWnorthwest
N YNew York
NYANational Youth Administration
NYC&HR RRNew York, Central & Hudson River Railroad
NYC RRNew York Central Railroad
NYNH&H RRNew York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
OctOctober
OESOrder of Eastern Star
ofclofficial
ofcrofficer
offoffice
OklaOklahoma
opr (d)operator, operate (d)
oprnoperation
ORCOrder of Railway Conductors, Officers Reserve Corps
OreOregon
org (r)organized, organizer
orgnorganization
ORTOrder of Railway Telegraphers
O/Soverseas
OSL RROregon Short Line Railroad
OTCofficers training camp
OTSofficers training school
O-W RR&N CoOregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Company
PCAProduction Credit Association
pctprecinct
PdBbachelor of pedogogy
PdDdoctor of pedagogy
PdMmaster of pedagogy
PeBbachelor of pediatrics
PennPennsylvania
Penn RRPennsylvania Railroad
Pharmpharmacy (ist), (eutical)
PhBbachelor of philosophy
PhCpharmaceutical chemist,chiropractic philosopher
PhDdoctor of philosophy, doctor of pharmacy
PhGgraduate in pharmacy
physphysician
P IPhilippine Islands
P Mpostmaster
PM RRPere Marquette Railroad
P Opostoffice
pracpractice (d)
preppreparatory
prespresident
PresbyPresbyterian
prinprincipal
privprivate
profprofessor
propproprietor
ProtProtestant
PTAParent Teachers Association
ptrpartner
pubpublic
purpurchased
PWAPublic Works Administration
QMCquartermasters corps
QMRCquartermasters reserve corps
RAresettlement administration
RACCRegional Agricultural Credit Corporation
RAMRoyal Arch Mason
R&SMRoyal & Select Mason
REARural Electrification Administraion
recdreceived
Reprepresentative, republican
resreserve, residence
retretired
retdreturned
RevReverend
RFCReconstruction Finance Corporation
RFDRural Free Delivery
R IRhode Island
RNregistered nurse
RNARoyal Neighbors of America
ROAReserve Officers Association
RRrailroad
sson
Ssouth
S & LSavings & Loan
SASalvation Army
SAL RwySeaboard Air Line Railway
SARSons of the American Revolution
SATCStudent Army Training Corps
SBASecurity Benefit Association
S CSouth Carolina
SCSignal Corps
schschool
ScotScottish
S DSouth Dakota
SEsoutheast
secysecretary
sensenator, senate
SeptSeptember
sgtsergeant
SJDdoctor juristic science
SNTCstudent naval training corps
socsociety
SP CoSouthern Pacific Company
Sp-AmerSpanish American
SPEESoc for the Promotion of Engineering Education
srsenior
SSsteamship, Sunday School
StSaint, street, state
STBbachelor of sacred theology
STDdoctor of sacred theology
stenostenographer
StJ&GI RRSt Joseph & Grand Island Railroad
StL&SF RRSt Louis & San Francisco Railroad
StL&M&S MoPSt Louis & Missouri & Southern Missouri Pacific
STPprofessor of sacred theology
suptsuperintendent
supvrsupervisor
surgsurgeon
SUVSons of Union Veterans
SWsouthwest
T&P RwyTexas & Pacific Railway
tchrteacher
TDSTelegraphic Delivery Service
techtechnical
teletelephone
telegtelegraph
TennTennessee
TexTexas
T HTerritory of Hawaii
ThDdoctor of theology
ThMmaster of theology
TPATravelers Protective Association
treastreasurer (s)
tsfrdtransferred
tsptntransportation
TVATennessee Valley Authority
twptownship
Uuniversity
U BUnited Brethren
UCTUnited Commercial Travelers
UMWAUnited Mine Workers of America
Uniuniversity
UPUnion Pacific, United Press
USUnited States
USDAUnited States Department of Agriculture
USNUnited States Navy
USSUnited States Ship
USWVUnited Spanish War Veterans
VaVirginia
volvolunteer
VPvice-president
vsversus
VtVermont
Wwest
WashWashington
WCF&N RRWaterloo, Cedar Falls & Northern Railroad
WCTUWomens Christian Temperance Union
WesWesleyan
WFMSWoman's Foreign Missionary Society
WHMSWoman's Home Missionary Society
wholwholesale
WisWisconsin
WOWWoodmen of the World
WP RRWestern Pacific Railroad Company
WPAWorks Progress Administration
WRCWomen's Relief Corps
W VaWest Virginia
WyoWyoming
Y DYoung Democrats
YMCAYoung Men's Christian Association
Y RYoung Republicans
YWCAYoung Women's Christian Association



From "Who's Who in Iowa," by Iowa Press Association, Des Moines: Iowa Press Association, 1940, pp. 8-10.

 
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