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Appendix N

This webpage reproduces an appendix to
The History of West Point

by
William F. H. Godson

Philadelphia, 1934

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Appendix P

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p104 Appendix O

1902 — The reputation for true democracy in the Corps of Cadets and a clear refutation of the false but frequently heard characterization of the cadets as "sons of the rich" is to be found in the following statistics:

(Centennial U. S. M. A., Vol. I, Pages 482‑3)

(The Genius of W. P. Col. Larned)

Occupations of parents of candidates for admission 1842‑1891 and of cadets admitted 1892‑1899.

Farmers and planters

1,149

Lawyers and Judges

645

Merchants

722

Physicians

367

Army Officers

362

Mechanics

341

Manufacturers

151º

No occupation

191º

Clergymen

128

Bankers and Bank Officers

90

Clerks

90

U. S. Civil Officers

85

County Officers

74

Editors

62

Agents

62

Navy Officers

59

School teachers

56

Hotel keepers

55

Brokers

40

Unknown

39

Contractors

38

Insurance

38

Real Estate

37

Members of Congress

32

Laborers

29

Professors

27

State Officers

27

Mining

26

Ship Captains

25

Officers of Volunteers

21

Lumbermen

21

p105 Bookkeepers

18

Liverymen

15

Dentists

14

Secretaries

14

Commercial Travelers

13

Druggists

13

Civil Engineers

13

R. R. Officers

13

Printers

12

Millers

11

Mechanical Engineers, Heads of corporations, Speculators and Stock dealers (each)

10

Accountants, Architects, Bakers, Barbers, Brewers, Builders, Butchers, Collectors, Conductors, Dairymen, Detectives, Locomotive Engineers, Enlisted men, Express business, General business, Inspectors of Police, Factory Inspectors, Jewelers, Journalists, Librarians, Musicians, Nurserymen, Oil Business, Overseers, Photographers, Policemen, Police Justices, Politicians, Postmasters, Presidents of Colleges, Presidents of Insurance Co.'s, Publishers, R. R. Employees, Ranchmen, Salesmen, Stock Raisers, Superintendent Gas Works, Superintendent Schools, Surveyors, Tanners, Undertakers (each)

2 to 9

Auctioneer, Auditor, Author, Baggage Master, Capitalist, Chief of Police, City Marshal, Clerk: House of Representatives, Cutlery Commissioner, Cook, Cotton Buyer, Distiller, Dock Master, Dock Commissioner, Draftsman, Electroplater, Stationary Engineer, Fishing Master, Foreman, Hatter, Iceman, Importer, Inspector of Buildings, Inventor, Justice of the Peace, Letter Carrier, Lithographer, Manager of Engines and Boilers, Manager of Brewery, Manager of Land Co., Manager of Factory, Marble Dealer, Member of City Board, Member of State Legislature, Merchant Tailor, Messenger, Museum Keeper, Musician Band Leader, Newspaper Correspondent, Newspaper Manager, Pilot, President Steam Heating Co., President Manufacturing Co., President Wire Mill, Proprietor Elevator Co., Restaurant Keeper, Saloon Keeper, Steamboatman, Steward, Stocks, Superintendent Factory, Superintendent Coal, Iron, Co., Superintendent Prison, Superintendent R. R., Superintendent Iron Works, Teamster, Theatre Manager, Music Teacher, Teacher of Garment Cutting, Warden of Prison (each)

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"It will be seen at a glance that no institution in the land not excepting Congress, is at once so representative of every condition and locality, so purely democratic."


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