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Biography of Robert Morier

Diplomatist. Diplomacy as a profession is a product of modern history. As Europe emerged from the Middle Ages, the dividing walls between State and State were broken down, and Governments found it necessary to have trained agents resident at foreign courts to conduct the questions of growing importance which arose between them. Churchmen were at first best qualified to undertake such duties, and Nicholas Wotton, Dean of Canterbury, who enjoyed the confidence of four Tudor sovereigns, came to be as much at home in France or in the Netherlands as he was in his own Deanery. It was his great nephew Sir Henry (who began his days as a scholar at Winchester, and ended them as Provost at Eton) who did his profession a notable disservice by indulging his humor at Augsburg when acting as envoy for James I, defining the diplomatist as ‘one who was sent to lie abroad for his country’. Since then many a politician and writer has let fly his shafts at diplomacy, and fervent democrats have come to regard diplomats as veritable children of the devil. But this prejudice is chiefly due to ignorance, and can easily be cured by a patient study of history. In the nineteenth century, in particular, English diplomacy can point to a noble roll of ambassadors, who worked for European peace as well as for the triumph of liberal causes, and none has a higher claim to such praise than Sir Robert Morier, the subject of this sketch. The traditions of his family marked out his path in life. We can trace their origin to connexions in the Consular...

Biographical Sketch of Martin Friedrich, M. D.

Friedrich, Martin, M. D.; born, Paussau, Prussia, May 11, 1885; son of Joseph and Therese Bauer Friedrich; early education in the schools of Passau and the gymnasium there; 4 years in the University of Munich; then went to Paris to study French Literature at the Sorbonne and the Bibliotheque; there three years; in 1892 entered the Medical Dept. of Western Reserve University, Cleveland; graduated with degree of M. D., 1894; spent two years in study abroad in Vienna, Paris and Berlin; in early years engaged in the lumber business in Crawford, Pa.; came to Cleveland in 1892; in 1897, associated with the College of Physicians and Surgeons as a lecturer on internal medicine and diagnosis; since 1901, health officer of Cleveland; consulting physician City Hospital, and Warrensville Sanitarium; member the following, Cleveland Academy of Medicine, State and American Medical Ass’n, Society for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis; American Public Health Ass’n, and The American and Ohio Health Committees; charter member German Literary Society, the Alliance Franchise, French; Literary Society; devotes much time to the study of public health and elimination and prevention of contagious diseases; under his direction, a bacteriological laboratory was opened; meat and milk inspection and daily school inspection started; member Chamber of Commerce; in Masonry, has attained Knight Templar degree; belongs to Forest City Commandery; member Schlaraffia German Literary...

Moser, Wolfgang Richard – Obituary

Wolfgang Richard Moser, 71, of Baker City, died April 21, 2006, after a massive cardiac event. His memorial service will be at 11 a.m. July 1 at the Baker City Church of the Nazarene Church, 1250 Hughes Lane. Mr. Moser was born in Munich, Germany, on Aug. 2, 1934. He moved to Canada in 1954 as a lithographer and immigrated to the United States in 1969. He owned his own business in Seattle, Wash., until his retirement in 1991, when he moved to Joseph. He enjoyed being part of the Wallowa Valley Photo Club, taking motorcycle trips, watercolor painting and restoring his Victorian home in Baker City. Survivors include his wife, Sally of Baker; daughter, Ursulla Sayles of Lake Stevens, Wash.; a son, Andrew Moser of Seattle; stepchildren Cami Priddy of Buhl, Idaho; Brett Camplejohn of Marysville, Wash.; Carrise Murray of Lostine; and Candra Campbell of Baker City; 23 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Northeast Oregon Compassion Center, 1250 Hughes Lane, Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, BakerCity, Oregon, June 16, 2006 Transcribed by: Belva...

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