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Natt Morrill Emery

NATT MORRILL EMERY

Vice-President of Lehigh University, was born in Suncock, N.H., April 16, 1873, a son of Natt B. and Abbie H. (Sargent) Emery. He was graduated from Pembroke Academy in 1891 and received the degree of Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College in 1895. From 1895 to 1896 he was an instructor at Tilton Seminary, Tilton, N.H. Since 1896 he has been connected with Lehigh University, having been Instructor in English from 1896 to 1902, Registrar from 1899 to 1912; Assistant to the President from 1907 to 1910, and Vice-President from 1910 to date.

Dr. Emery holds the degree of M.A. (1899 from Lehigh University), and of Litt.D. (1916 from Ursinus College). He was married June 23, 1904, to Bertha Elizabeth Snyder, of Bethlehem. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Dr. Emery served one term on the Bethlehem School Board and is now Secretary of the Bethlehem Branch of the Pennsylvania Council of National Defense and Committee of Public Safety. He is a trustee of St. Luke’s Hospital and of the Bethlehem Preparatory School, a vestryman of Trinity Episcopal Church, and Treasurer of the Pennsylvania Branch of the League to Enforce Peace. He is a member of the Program of Work Committee of the Chamber of Commerce and of the Executive Committee of the Bethlehem Bach Choir. Member of the Bethlehem Club.

 


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James Leonard Elliott

JAMES LEONARD ELLIOTT


Founder of Norway Place and Elliott Heights, was born May 6, 1858, at St. Pierre, Les Calais, France, a son of Henry and Emma (nee Turney) Elliott. He attended school in that parish for two years and at the age of 8 came to America with his parents, locating for some time at New York and Philadelphia. He began work at the farm of Louis Young, in Hanover Township, receiving 50 cents a month and board as his wages. He put in four years there and then accepted a position at the Daniels and Schaatz mines, at Chickentown, driving a horse and cart, his wages being somewhat better, 60 cents a day. He then took up the trade of tailor, which he learned under William Nickum, of Bethlehem and Henry Milschack, the latter of Nazareth. Here Mr. Elliott had the distinction of being the carrier of the first Bethlehem Daily Times. He attended a New York cutting school, after which he again returned to Nazareth and engaged in business. Ill health, however, obliged him to soon relinquish the business, so he went in the truck farm and florist business at Elliott Heights, where he remained for twenty years. Later he sold his interest there and resided in South Bethlehem, where for four years he represented the First Ward in Borough Council and was one of its most progressive members. Mr. Elliott engaged in the dancing and roller-skating business at the Colosseum, the city’s largest auditorium, and three years ago founded the Lehigh Valley Automobile Annual Show, now recognized as one of the best in the east. .He has traveled extensively and his home is adorned with trophies of hunting and fishing trips. Mr. Elliott is a member of all of the Masonic fraternities, Easton Forest, No. 35, Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Mary Commandery; Bynwood Golf Club and Browns Mills Canoe Club, of New Jersey; Lehigh Motor Club; Moose; Northampton Club; Chamber of Commerce and famous Log Cabin Club. On October 14, 1880, he married Agnes Elma Herman.

 

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