1892 Business High School Graduates


Transcriber’s Note: This was the first commencement exercise for Business High, graduating thirty-five students. The purpose of establishing Business High was two-fold. First, it relieved the pressure on Central High’s burgeoning population. Second, it created a course of study for those unable to take the longer courses. The list of names and program details were taken from the June 21, 1892, edition of the Washington Post (Washington, DC) at Page 2.

Commencement Program:

Introductions: Principal Davis.
Presiding Official: Hon. John T. Mitchell, President of the School Board.
Invocation: Rev Charles A. Stakely, Pastor, First Baptist Church.
Address to the Graduating Class: Isadore Saks, Banker & President, Saks & Co.
Valedictory: R. G. Donaldson.
Presentation of Diplomas: Commissioner Ross.
Music: Marine Corps Band.

1892 Graduates
(List of Gentlemen):

Frank Walter Brandenburg
Robert Golden Donaldson
Robert Walter Dyer
William Henry Gottlieb
Paul Allen Hall
Rolvix Harlan
Bower Edward Hofman
Harry Champion Larcombe
George Keller Leet
Edgar Hewitson Monroe
Frank Allen Nicholson
George Arthur Pennington
George William Ritter
Milton Strasburger
William Gurley Stuart
Howard Eldred Wilson
Robert Hall Young

1892 Graduates
(List of Ladies):

Ellen Marie Ackerman
Katie Teresa Collins
Emily Wilson Dyer
Daisie Florence Fridley
Bessie Hardy
Susie Lucretia Hodgkins
Cecilia Jackson
Mary Idalene Johnson
Eva May Karpeles
Katie Kleindienst
Annie Elizabeth Latimer
Georgia Totten Laub
Hattie Irene McNally
Catherine Appolonia Nau
Addie Myra Nixon
Florence May Halley
Cora Van Sant
Blanche Johnston White