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RANSDELL INCORPORATED, owner and publisher of "WHO'S WHO IN THE NATION'S CAPTIAL," is bringing out the 1929-1930 edition. Our editorial policy has been greatly strengthened by the accession to our staff of certain civic leaders in the capacity of associate editors. Our basic policy remains the same--no biography will be and none can be paid for and our qualifications for admission remain identically the same as for the first volume. These qualifications are divided into two groups. They are:

Distinguished leaders who by virtue of their position are eligible from that very fact. This group arbitrarily includes members of the President's Cabinet, Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, and all members of Congress; all executive officials of the judiciary departments of the Federal and District Governments; Federal Department heads, and prominent departmental executives; American Ambassadors, Ministers and Consuls appointed from the District of Columbia; all Foreign Ambassadors, Ministers, and certain Attaches of the Diplomatic and Consular Services accredited to the United States and Residing in the District of Columbia; all officers of the Army and Marine Corps above and including the rank of Major and all officers of the Navy above and including the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Heads of recognized Universities and Colleges; heads of important Philanthropic, Educational, Commercial, Industrial, Religious, and Scientific Organizations; heads of leading institutions and organizations of Arts and Letters; and others.

Those who have made some unusual contribution to the Religious, Social, Commercial, Industrial, Cultural, Professional, or Physical Development and Advancement of the National Capital. This group includes those distinguished as Doctors, Lawyers, Teachers, Ministers, Lecturers, Authors, Writers, Artists, Scientists, Bankers, Philanthropists, Inventors, Merchants, Manufacturers, Architects, and others.


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