IMG_4334.jpgReaders of The Living Church will be especially interested in the information that Ernest DeKoven Leffingwell, son of the Rev. C. W. Leffingwell, D.D. who was for many years editor of The Living Church, is making preparations to go into the Arctic Circle with the Baldwin-Ziegler Expedition. Mr. Leffingwell, Jr., was baptized by the late Dr. DeKoven twenty-six years ago, and is a graduate of Trinity College, Hartford, whee he took his bachelor’s degree in 1895, and made an enviable record as an athlete. Since that time he has taken post-graduate studies in the University of Chicago and is now considered a geodesist of front rank, and it is in this capacity that he is to travel with the Arctic expedition, on the recommendation of Prof. S. W. Stratton. He will also have charge of the magnetic observations and instruments. During the Spanish War Mr. Leffingwell was a seaman on the Oregon, and now ranks among the best rifle shots in Illinois, holding a commission as sharp-shooter. He is at present in Washington in the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Office in preparation for his polar work.

The Living Church, March 23, 1901, p. 737.

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