First Halcyon 1885

 

The photograph features members of the first Halcyon crew team of 1885, identified from left to right as:

Standing:

Cheney: Charles Cheney attended St. Paul’s School from 1882 to 1885 and is a member of the Form of 1885. The Spring 1942 edition of the Alumni Horae (pg. 31) contains this information about Cheney:

He was a former president of the Silk Association of America and a former chairman of the National Industrial Conference Board. A graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mr. Cheney entered the employ of Cheney Brothers as an apprentice and steadily rose until he occupied the highest positions in the firm.

Arms: Frank Thornton Arms attended St. Paul’s School from 1881 to 1885 and is a member of the Form of 1885. The Spring 1948 edition of the Alumni Horae (pg. 34) contains this information about Arms:

Rear Admiral Frank Thornton Arms, U.S.N. (retired), . . . was born in New London and, after four years at St. Paul’s, attended St. John’s College, Annapolis, Md., and Johns Hopkins University. He was commissioned March 14, 1892. . . During World War I he served as Supply Officer at the Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H. and was recalled to active duty in the Navy Supply Corps in World War II.

Borie: Charles Louis Borie Jr. attended St. Paul’s School from 1884 to 1888 and is a member of the Form of 1888. The Autumn 1943 edition of the Alumni Horae (pg. 128) contains this information about Borie:

In 1902 he became associated with Clarence Clark Zantzinger, ’88, as Zantzinger & Borie, architects. He was one of the designers of Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway and he selected the site and aided in the design of the Philadelphia Art Museum at the head of the parkway. Other buildings in which he assisted in the architectural work are the Sheffield Scientific School at Yale, the administration building of the University of Chicago, and the Department of Justice building in Washington.

Dana: Francis Dana attended St. Paul’s School from 1877 to 1885 and is a member of the Form of 1883. He was also a member of the faculty from 1894 to 1898.

Seated:

McClintock: Abram Garrison McClintock attended St. Paul’s School from 1882 to 1888 and is a member of the Form of 1885.

Gray: Niel Gray attended St. Paul’s School from 1883 to 1887 and is a member of the Form of 1886. The Spring 1938 edition of the Alumni Horae (pg. 56) contains this information about Gray:

He was formerly the owner of the Oswego (N. Y.) Machine Works which manufactured paper cutting machines. During the World War he was a member of the War Industries Board. After his retirement, he lived in Philadelphia but spent much of his time in travel. He was always very responsive to calls from S. P. S. and in 1936, as chairman of his Fiftieth Reunion, brought back a large crowd of his form-mates at Anniversary.

Hart: William Howard Hart attended St. Paul’s School from 1880 to 1886 and is a member of the Form of 1886. The Spring 1959 edition of the Alumni Horae (pg. 42) contains this information about Hart:

He entered St. Paul’s in 1880, was captain and stroke of the Halcyon crew in his last year there, and graduated in 1886. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1890, afterwards read law, and was admitted to practice in 1897. . . He was a member of the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry and served with the Troop in the Spanish-American War.



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