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Class Day: Award Recipients, 1865-1900

This list includes recipients of both Honor and Mock awards up to 1900.

 

Class of 1865:

Spoon Man: John Thompson Lewis, Jr., A.B. 1865. He was also a member of the Philomathean Society and Delta Phi fraternity.

Class of 1866:

Spoon Man: John Alsop King, A.B. 1866. He was also a member of the Philomathean Society and Delta Phi fraternity.

Class of 1867:

Class President and Winner of the "Wisdom Cap": Newcomb Butler Thompson, A.B. 1867. He was also a member of the Philomathean Society and Delta Phi fraternity. The "Wisdom Cap" was the first humorous or "mock" prize in the history of Class Day.

Spoon Man: Edward Stewart Miles, A.B. 1868. He was also a member of the Zelosophic Society and Delta Phi fraternity. He was "Spoon Man" of the Class of 1867 (even though he did not take his degree until a year later).

Class of 1868:

Spoon Man: Charles Frederick Ziegler, A.B. 1868. He was a member of the Philomathean Society and coeditor, in 1869, of The University.

There was no mock award in 1868.

Class of 1869:

Spoon Man: Joseph Hopkinson, A.B. 1869. He was also Captain of the University Eleven football team, the cricket team, and a member of the Delta Psi fraternity.

Mock Awards:
Recipient of the "ferry boat": James Hopkins Carpenter, A.B. 1869. He was a member of the Philomathean Society. "With much mock solemnity," the Class of 1869 awarded, "to our illustrious Jerseyman, Jimmy Carpenter, a model of a ferry boat." This appears to be the second humorous or mock award in the history of Class Day.

Class of 1870:

Spoon Man: Francis Fenelon Rowland, A.B. 1870. He was elected Phi Beta Kappa and was Class Orator. The 1870 University Record describes the Spoon Award as "that crowning glory of College-life in the eyes of students … the man who had been for four years most popular among his fellow-students."

Mock Awards:
Recipient of a "sabre" and "sash": George Kenelm Hunter, A.B. 1870. The Class of 1870 nicknamed him "Fritz the Masher" and awarded him its mock award, a "sabre," which on presentation, was in fact, a "huge scimitar." It was accompanied by a "gorgeous sash."

Class of 1871:

Spoon Man: Herbert Welsh, A.B. 1871. He was Moderator of the Philomathean Society and was elected Phi Beta Kappa.

Mock Awards:
Recipient of a "gigantic cigar": William Bigler Stoever, A.B. 1871. He was given the mock award, a "gigantic cigar," because he was "the inveterate smoker."

Class of 1872:

Spoon Man: William Montgomery Meigs, A.B. 1872. He was a member of the Philomathean Society. After graduation he enrolled in the Medical Department, earned his M.D. degree in 1875 and then became a lawyer.

Class of 1873:

Spoon Man: William Wilkins Carr, A.B. 1873. He was the winner of the Sophomore Declamation prize. After graduation he became a lawyer, and eventually the Assistant U.S. District Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Postmaster of Philadelphia.

Mock Awards:
Recipient of a "silver fire horn": Frederick Brown Esler, A.B. 1873. After graduation he became a lawyer in New York City.

Recipient of a "piggie": Lester Wells, B.S. 1873. He was a member of the Philomathean Society. After graduation he became a mechanical engineer.

Class of 1874:

Spoon Man: Lawrence Taylor Paul, B.S. 1874. He was President of the Zelosophic Society and a member of the Delta Psi fraternity. After graduation, he worked two years for the Pennsylvania Railroad, then six years in the "iron business" in New York, then joined the "Electro-Dynamic Co." in Philadelphia.

Mock Awards:
Recipient of a "monster tuning fork": Joseph de Forest Junkin, A.B. 1874. He was also awarded the Senior Prize in English and was Moderator of the Philomathean Society.

Recipient of "a jar containing cremated notebooks": Albert Borden Williams, B.S. 1874, LL.B. 1877. He was also awarded the Sophomore Prize in Drawing. He was Moderator of the Philomathean Society and First Vice-President of the Class of 1874 in its Senior Year.

Class of 1875:

Spoon Man: Effingham Buckley Morris, B.S. 1875, LL.B. 1878. He was a member of the Philomathean Society and the Phi Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He was also Class Historian.

Mock Awards:
Recipient of a "large tin rattle": "Morris the younger," who must have been Caspar Morris, A.B. 1875, MD 1878. He was a member of the Philomathean Society and only 17 years old at graduation.

Recipient of a "huge mustache cup bearing the inscription, 'For a good boy, Johnny'": John William Townsend, A.B. 1875. He was President of the Class of 1875 in its Freshman Year. He was also awarded the Sophomore Prize for Declamation and was Moderator of the Philomathean Society.

Class of 1876:

Spoon Man: Walter Allen Fellows, who did not earn a degree, but rather a Certificate of Proficiency in Science. He was a member of the Philomathean Society and the Franklin Scientific Society.

There does not appear to have been any mock awards in 1876.

Class of 1877:

Spoon Man: Joseph Warner Yardley, A.B. 1877. He was a member of the Philomathean Society and the Epsilon Chi fraternity. He was awarded the Junior Prize in Greek and the Senior Prize in Latin. He graduated Valedictorian and was named Class Prophet.

Mock Awards:
Recipient of a "wooden jointed snake": Howard Atwood Kelly, A.B. 1877, MD 1882. He was President of the Franklin Scientific Society and a member of the Zeta Phi fraternity.

Recipient of a "miniature [yacht, the] 'Windward'": Hugh Laussat Willoughby, non-grad. He was a member of the Philomathean Society and the Phi Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He was also an intercollegiate track champion in broad jump in 1876. He left the College during his Junior year.

Recipient of a "man and boat pulling forty-five to the minute": Edmund Austin Crenshaw, Jr., A.B. 1877. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Epsilon fraternity.

Recipient of a "tambourine": Robert Taylor Middleton, A.B. 1877, described as a "'Jolly boy' and class clown."

Recipient of "an appropriate toy": Francis Albert Lewis, Jr., A.B. 1877, LL.B. 1880. He was awarded the Alumni Junior Prize for Declamation. He was also Moderator of the Philomathean Society and Ivy Day Orator.

Class of 1878:

Spoon Man: William Sergeant Blight, Jr., A.B. 1878, LL.B. 1880. He was also a member of the Delta Psi fraternity and elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Mock Awards:
Recipient of "a huge wooden razor": Harry McDowell, A.B. 1878. He was a member of the Class Record Committee and of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He was also awarded the Freshman math prize of the second rank.

Recipient of a "a demijon labelled 'pure whisky'": Arthur Latham Church, B.S. 1878. He was a member of the Delta Psi fraternity.

Recipient of a "beautifully embroidered bib": Clarence Kennedy, A.B. 1878, LL.B. 1881.

Recipient of a "walking doll": William Norton Johnson, A.B. 1878, M.D. 1883.

Recipient of a "cradle": Rufus Howard Bent, A.B. 1878. He was a member of the Philomathean Society.

Class of 1879:

Spoon Man: John Marshall Gest, A.B. 1879, LL.B. 1882. He was awarded the matriculate Greek prize of the first rank, the Freshman Greek prize, the Freshman mathematics prize of the first rank, the Junior Greek prize, the Senior Greek prize and the Senior Latin prize. He was also Moderator of the Philomathean Society, a member of the Phi Kappa Epsilon fraternity and elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He served as Class President and was the Latin Salutatorian.

Bowl Man: Alexander Aden Powell, Jr., A.B. 1879, A.M. 1883. He was also a member of the Philomathean Society.

Mock Awards:
Recipient of "a small Standard Speller": Francis Theodore Freeland, B.S. 1879. He was also a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and graduated Valedictorian.

Recipient of "a bag of gas, furnished with a huge wooden stopcock": Henry Scott Jefferys, A.B. 1879. He was a member of the Philomathean Society. He was also awarded the Freshman Declamation prize and was co-winner of the Sophomore Declamation prize.

Recipient of "a medal, apparently gold, about one foot in diameter": Horace Hoffman Lee, A.B. 1879. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He was also track champion in 100 yard sprint, 220 yard sprint, and broad jump.

Class of 1880:

Spoon Man: Henry Houston Bonnell, A.B. 1880, A.M. 1884. He was a member of the Philomathean Society and the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He was also Chairman of the Class Executive Committee during his Senior Year as well as Class Prophet.

There was no award of the Bowl

Mock Awards:
Recipient of a "small toy watch about a foot broad": Edwin Ford Schively, A.B. 1880, LL.B. 1884. He was also the co-winner of the Alumni Senior Latin prize.

Recipient of a "small bottle of medicine to keep him awake": Robert Erskine Wright, A.B. 1880. He was also a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and the winner of the Senior English prize.

Recipient of a "pocket edition of 'Can't' bound in black and white": Theodore Emanuel Schmauk, A.B. 1880. He was a member of the Philomathean Society and elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He was also winner of the Philomathean Society's Senior Prize for best original essay, winner of the Junior Phil. Prize, and winner of the Alumni Junior Declamation prize. He graduated Valedictorian and received the Henry Reed Prize at graduation.

Recipient of a "little jumping jack, something like Mark Twain's 'Purple monkey Climbing on a yellow stick,' which strange as it may appear, always got over its pole": Bernardo de Souza Franco Harrah, A.B. 1880, LL.B. 1882. He was also a member of the Delta Psi fraternity.

Recipient of a "multiplication table": Joseph Stokes, A.B. 1880, M.D. 1883. He was also co-winner of the second-rank freshman Mathematics prize.

Recipient of a "necktie of unprecedented pattern": Henry Philip Lincoln, B.S. 1880. He was also a member of the Phi Kappa Epsilon fraternity and Class Vice-President in its Senior year.

Class of 1881:

Spoon Man: William Thomas Robinson, Certificate of Proficiency, Towne Scientific School, 1881. He was a member of the Philomathean Society and the Zeta Psi fraternity. He was also President of the Athletic Association, 1879-80, and winner of fifteen contests in college athletic sports.

There was no award of the Bowl

Mock Awards:
Recipient of "a 'Deutsch' grammar, in memory of his high distinctions in Dr. Seidensticker's room": Orville Horwitz, B.S. 1881.

Recipient of "diminutive dancing-slippers": George Chapman Thayer, Certificate of Proficiency, Towne Scientific School, 1881. He was a member of the Zeta Psi fraternity. He was also the winner of about 30 first-place prizes for track athletes in college sports, Captain of the University football team, and, in 1881, a member of the winning class crew.

Recipient of "a mouth-organ, on which he might gratify his propensity for playing duets": John Hall Ingham, A.B. 1881.

Recipient of "a bag of salt, presented as an antidote to his 'freshness'": William Jones Gregory, A.B. 1881, A.M. 1892.

Recipient of "a colossal dumb-bell": James Claytor Montgomery, A.B. 1881. He was winner of the matriculate Greek prize of the first rank and co-winner of the matriculate Latin prize of the second rank, earning an honorable mention for the Freshman Greek prize. He also received the Junior Greek prize, the Senior English prize and the Alumni Latin prize. He served on the Class Record Committee and was Class prophet as well as Latin Salutatorian.

Recipient of an "'apparatus for mental gymnastics,' in the shape of Syllabus": Willis Edward Hall, B.S. 1881, M.E. 1888. He was a member of the Philomathean Society. He was also the Class presenter and Class President after graduation.

Recipient of "a Life of that statesman (Hancock)": Morris Jastrow, A.B. 1881.

Recipient of "a beer keg, 'in memory of his many visits to Henry H---r's'": George Herman Gross, A.B. 1881, LL.B. 1883. He was also a member of the Philomathean Society and of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He received the Henry Reed award at graduation.

Recipient of "two goats, suitably adorned": Clifford Pemberton, Jr., A.B. 1881. He was also a member of the Philomathean Society. He received the Joseph Warner Yardley Memorial prize at graduation.

Class of 1882:

Spoon Man: Charles Edward Ingersoll, A.B. 1882. He was also a member of the Philomathean Society.

There was no award of the Bowl, even though the identity of the runner up in the voting is known: George Marison Lawrence, B.S. 1882, a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.

Class of 1883:

Spoon Man: Charles Walts Burr, B.S. 1883, M.D. 1886. He was also a member of the Philomathean Society.

There was no award of the Bowl.

Mock Awards:
Recipient of a "huge cigar": Charles Young Audenried, A.B. 1883, LL.B. 1886. He was a member of the Philomathean Society and recipient of the matriculate Latin prize of the first rank, the Freshman Greek prize, and the Alumni Senior Latin prize. He was also Editor of the University Magazine and Second Vice-President of the class.

Recipient of "a placard, measuring two feet by four, and having printed on it in large letters his reason for patronizing a particular tailor": Edmund Morris Fergusson, A.B. 1883. He was a member of the Philomathean Society and winner of its prize for oration in his Senior year. He was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Editor of the University Magazine.

Recipient of "a child's rattle box": William Redwood Wharton, B.S. 1883, B.Arch. Finance 1884.

Recipient of a "small wheelbarrow": George Edward Schlegelmilch, A.B. 1883, LL.B. 1886.

Recipient of a "monstrous apple pie": Edward Grier Fullerton, A.B. 1883. He was also Class Poet and a member of the Class Record Committee.

Class of 1884:

Spoon Man: George Sergeant, Jr., B.S. 1884.

Bowl Man: Benjamin Brannan Reath, Jr., A.B. 1885, M.D. 1887. He was also a member of the Phi Kappa Epsilon fraternity.

Mock Awards:
Recipient of a "wooden pop-gun": Taylor

Recipient of a "heavy iron ball and chain": James Woodside MacBride, A.B. 1884. He was also Class Vice-President.

Recipient of a "looking glass": George Emlen West, A.B. 1884.

Recipient of a "book, which the presenter gravely declared was discovered in Egypt, and treated of German literature in the time of Cleopatra": John Stokes Adams, A.B. 1884, LL.B. 1886. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He was also Moderator for the Philomathean Society and awarded first prize in its oratorical contest. Among other awards he received are the matriculate Latin prize of the first rank, Freshman Math prize of the first rank, and Junior Math prize of the second rank. He was also Editor of the University Magazine, a member of the Class Record Committee, Class Orator and President of the Class during its Freshman year.

Recipient of "the works of Sir William Hamilton": Waddell

Recipient of a "great wooden ring, studded with a big block of glass": Dallett

Recipient of a "wicker cradle": Harding

Recipient of a "bottle of hair and beard elixir": Baldy

Recipient of a "small chair and a big knife": Brock

Recipient of a "sword": Heller

Recipient of a "large gingerbread cake": Haas

Class of 1885:

Spoon Man: Lewis Wynne Wister, A.B. 1885. Member, Zeta Phi fraternity. He was also Class President during its Freshman year and a member of the Class Record Committee.

There is no mention of the Spoon of Bowl Awards.

Class of 1886:

Spoon Man: Robert Murray Hogg, A.B. 1886. He received multiple other awards, including the Junior English prize, an honorable mention for the Junior Phil. Prize, and the Joseph Warner Yardley Memorial Prize at graduation.

Bowl Man: William Campbell Posey, A.B. 1886, M.D. 1889. He was also a member of the Philomathean Society and the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.

Mock Awards:
Recipient of a "mule, which was actually brought upon the stage": William West Frazier, 3rd, A.B. 1886. He was also Moderator of the Philomathean Society, a member of the Delta Psi fraternity, Class President during its Junior year and Class historian.

There is a reference to "several other recipients of mock awards," but their recipients are not named.

Class of 1887:

Spoon Man: George Wharton Pepper, A.B. 1887, LL.B. 1889. He was a member of the Philomathean Society and the Zeta Phi fraternity. He was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Valedictorian. He was Class President during its freshman year, a member of the Class Record Committee and Editor of the Pennsylvanian and the University Magazine. He also acted the principal role, that of Dikaiopolis, in the "Acharnians," produced by the University.

There was no award of the Bowl.

Class of 1888:

Spoon Man: John Richard Savage, Jr., B.S. 1888 and C.E. 1889. He was also Class Vice-President.

There was no award of the Bowl.

Class of 1889:

Spoon Man: Thomas Wilkins Hulme, B.S. 1889, C.E. 1890. He was also a member of the Delta Phi fraternity and winner of a number of athletic prizes.

There was no award of the Bowl.

Class of 1890:

Spoon Man: Chester Nye Farr, Jr., B.S. 1891. He was a member of the Philomathean Society and the Psi ? fraternity. He was also a member of the Class Record Committee, Editor of the Pennsylvanian and Class prophet.

There was no award of the Bowl.

Class of 1891:

Spoon Man: Samuel Rakestraw Colladay, A.B. 1891. He was Moderator for the Philomathean Society and a member of the Delta Psi fraternity. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Valedictorian. He was also Class President during its freshman year, Chairman of the Class Record Committee and Editor of the Pennsylvanian.

Bowl Man: James Starr, B.S. 1891, E.M. 1892. He was also a member of the Phi Kappa Epsilon fraternity, the Mask and Wig Club and the Class Record Committee.

Class of 1892:

Spoon Man: Charles James Dougherty, B.S. 1892. He was a member of the Philomathean Society and the Delta Upsilon fraternity. He was Class Vice-president during his Senior year. He was on the Crew team. After graduation, he became a draftsman in the hull department of Cramps' shipyard.

Bowl Man: Clifford Lewis, Jr., B.S. 1892, Civil Engineering 1893. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He was also Class President in its Freshman year, Associate Editor of the Red and Blue and Chairman of the Class Record Committee.

Cane Man: Ryland Warriner Greene, A.B. 1892. He was a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity and served as Class Vice-president in its Junior year. He was also on the Crew team, the Class Record Committee and was named Class Prophet.

Class of 1893:

Spoon Man: John Falconer Sinclair, A.B. 1893. He was Class President during its freshman year. He was also a member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity, Editor-in-chief of the Pennsylvanian and a member of the Class Record Committee.

Bowl Man: Francis Herbert Lee, A.B. 1893. He was a member of the Philomathean Society and the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. He was also elected Phi Beta Kappa. Among the other awards he received are an honorable mention for the matriculate Greek prize, the Junior year Greek prize, the Freshman Greek and Latin prizes of the first rank, the Henry La Barre Jayne English prize and the Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity prize. He was Class Vice President and Vice President of the State Intercollegiate Athletic Association during his Junior year. He was also Associate Editor of The University Courier, a member of the Class Record Committee and Class historian.

Cane Man: Robert Churchman Morgan, B.S. 1893.

Class of 1894:

Spoon Man: Samuel Pastorius Tull, A.B. 1894, LL.B. 1897. He was a member of the Gamma Delta fraternity and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. In his Junior year, he wrote for the Red and Blue. He was also Class Treasurer in his Sophomore, Junior and Senior years, Class Recorder and Historian and served as Chairman of the Record Committee. His other activities included the Chapel Choir, the University Glee Club, the University banjo Club, the Class football team, and the Freshman crew team.

Bowl Man: Henry Worth Thornton, B.S. in Civil Engineering, 1894, Hon. Sc.D. 1923. He was a member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity. He was also Class President during its Freshman year and the Secretary of the University baseball Association. He was a very prominent football player and played left guard, right guard, and center rush on University and Class football teams. He was also a member of the Athletic Association during his Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years. After graduation Thornton became an engineer in the Pittsburgh office of the Pennsylvania Railroad. He was promoted to supervisory engineer in 1899 and District Superintendent in 1901. In 1912 he became General Superintendent of the Long Island Railroad of the PRR. Then, in 1914, on the recommendation of the President of the PRR, Thornton was named General Manager of the Great Eastern Railway of England. In 1917 he was named Deputy Director General of Railways in France and a year later he became Inspector General of Transportation with the rank of Major General. In 1919 he became a British citizen. In 1922 he was named President of the Canadian National Railway System, a position he held for ten years. He died in 1933.

Cane Man: Gilbert Stuart Moore, B.S. 1894, Mechanical Engineering, 1895. He was a member of the Gamma Delta fraternity and the Philomathean Society. He was also Class Vice President during its Junior year and Class President during its Senior year. He served on the Board of Editors of the Pennsylvanian during his Senior year.

Spade Man ("the spade used at the Ivy Planting, and presented for the first time this year"): Masao Matsugata, B.S. 1894. He was a member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity. He was also a member of the Scientific Society and the Class Executive Committee during his Freshman and Sophomore years. He played on the Class baseball team his Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior years and was on the Class Football team all four years. He ultimately became President and Director of the Naniwa Bank and was a member of the Tokyo and Osaka CluB.S. in Japan.

Class of 1895:

Spoon Man: John Blakeley, B.S. 1895, LL.B 1898. He was also Class President in its Sophomore year and a member of the varsity baseball team his Junior and Senior years and as a law student.

Bowl Man: William Sydney Young, B.S. 1895. He was a member of the Zeta Phi fraternity, Class Secretary during his Sophomore year and served on the Class Record Committee. He was also on the Class baseball team all four years and on the Varsity Cricket team Junior and Senior years.

Cane Man: Francis Salisbury McIlhenny, A.B. 1895. He was a member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity and the Zelosophic Society. He played on the Class baseball team all four years and was Manager of the Varsity baseball team his Junior and Senior years. He was Class President during its Freshman year and was on the Board of Editors of the Pennsylvanian his Senior year.

Spade Man: William Stuart Greene, B.S. 1895. He was a member of the Class baseball team during his Sophomore and Junior years.

Class of 1896:

Spoon Man: Henry Norton June, B.S. in Arch., 1896. He was a member of the Philomathean Society. He was also Class Secretary and Class Vice President during his Sophomore year. He was member of the Board of Editors of the Pennsylvanian and on the Class Record Committee.

Bowl Man: Ross De Armond, B.S. at Wharton, 1896. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and the Zelosophic Society. He was Class President Junior year. He also played on the Class baseball, football and tennis teams all four years.

Cane Man: Walter Thomas Taggart, B.S. in Chemistry, 1896.

Spade Man: Morris Kind, B.S. in Civil Engineering, 1896. He received honors in German during his Freshman year. He was also a member of the Class Record Committee.

Class of 1897:

Spoon Man: Charles Louis McKeehan, A.B. 1897, LL.B. 1900 Cum Laude. He was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He was also a member of the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity and of the Philomathean Society. He sang in the College Choir and the University Glee Club. He was Chairman of the Class Record Committee. He was a Member of the Board of Editors of the Pennsylvanian his Freshman and Sophomore years, Managing Editor his Junior year and Editor-in-Chief his Senior year. After graduation from the Law School, McKeehan held a Law School fellowship for three years and then joined the faculty as a Lecturer on Law for two more years. In 1916 he was a partner in the law firm of Roberts, Montgomery and McKeehan.

Bowl Man: Erskine Birch Essig, A.B. 1897. He was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He was also a member of the Athletic Association, the Houston Hall Club, and the Republican Club. He played on the Class football team all four years. He was Class Treasurer Junior year and Class President Senior year. After graduation, he enrolled in the Law School at Harvard University, graduating with the LL.B. degree in 1900, and lived in New York.

Cane Man: James Davis Winsor, Jr., A.B. 1897. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. He was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He was on the track team, of which he was Captain in 1897 and 1898 (the latter year as a post graduate athlete). His main events were broad jump, high jump, hurdles, and shot-put. He was also on the varsity cricket and golf teams. He served as Class Treasurer Freshman year, and Class Vice President Sophomore and Junior years. After graduation, he became a banker and stockbroker.

Spade Man: Arthur Spayd Brooke, B.S. in Arch., 1897. He was the winner of Henry La Barre Jayne Prize in English Composition in his Freshman year. He received the Phi Kappa Sigma Prize in English Composition Sophomore year, the Faculty prize in English Composition Junior year. He was also the winner of Red and Blue prize for a short story. He served as President of the Zelosophic Society his Senior year and Chairman of the Class Record Committee. He was Editor of the Red and Blue Junior and Senior years. He won a Prize Membership in the T-Square Club and became President of the Architectural Society. He died in 1899.

Class of 1898:

Spoon Man: Jasper Yeates Brinton
Bowl Man: Horace Stanton Morrison
Cane Man: Oscar James West
Spade Man: Isadore Merzbacher

Class of 1899:

Spoon Man: Thomas Blaine Donaldson
Bowl Man: Frederic Lewis Clark
Cane Man: Edwin Elliot
Spade Man: John Clarence Shengle

Class of 1900:

Spoon Man: William Thackara Read
Bowl Man: James Whitford Riddle, Jr.
Cane Man: William McClellan
Spade Man: Charles Ayrault Upson

 

This exhibit by Mark Frazier Lloyd, with the assistance of Ryan Janda C'00 and Irina Kalashnikova C '06, was completed February 2005

 

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