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3. Spelman, b. April 17, 1911. (B54,321,3)

He has been a frequent contributor to periodicals. His books are: THE COMMERCE CLAUSE OF THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION (Callahan & Co., Chicago, 1897); FEDERAL POWER OVER CARRIERS AND CORPORATIONS (Macmillan, 1910); BREEDING PROFITABLE DAIRY CATTLE (Houghton Mifflin, 1935); FARMING FOR FAMINE (Doubleday, Doran, 1936); HUNGER AND HISTORY (Harper & Brothers, 1939).

John Rockefeller Prentice, 1st child of Ezra Parmalee Prentice (B54,321) and Alta (Rockefeller) Prentice, was born December 17, 1902, in New York City. He graduated from the Taft School, Watertown, Conn., in 1919 where he was a member of the debating team, won the senior rhetorical prize in 1917 and various scholastic honors. He was employed by Chase, Parker & Co., wholesale hardware and iron merchants in Boston and graduated from Yale College, B.A., in 1928. As an undergraduate he was awarded the Samuel Henry Galpin Prize, the James J. Hogan Scholarship, the Thomas Glasby Waterman Scholarship, the First Berkeley Premium, the Lucius F. Robinson Prize and the second Ten Eyck Speaking Prize. He was elected in Junior year to both Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi, scholarship societies, and to Skull and Bones, a senior society. He was a member of the Yale cross-country squad. He graduated from the Yale Law School, LL. B., in 1931 and was associated with Sibley, McPherson, Austin and Burgess, attorneys, 11 S. LaSalle Street, Chicago, from 1931 until 1941. He is a director of the General American Life Insurance Co. of St. Louis, was secretary of the Chicago Farmers in 1935 and 1936 and a director for three years. He was president of the American Dairy Cattle Club for several years. He was Second Lieutenant of the Field Artillery Reserve, 1928-1934; First Lieutenant, 124th Field Artillery, Illinois National Guard, 1934-1936 and was a captain of that unit in 1936, then resigning from the service. He returned to military service in March, 1941, enlisting as a private at Camp Forest, Illinois in the 124th Field Artillery, was made Lieutenant and the next year Captain. He served in the different battles and campaigns which are known as the Eastern Mandates, New Guinea, Southern Liberation and Luzon. In the first of these he was Captain on the Division Staff of the Seventh Infantry Division, in the others Captain and Major of the 124th Field

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