People in AA History

(Many thanks go out to Archie M., who originally compiled most of this!!! -to Bill L. and Nancy O. who helped us with the added information)

REFERENCES:
(A)     ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS COMES OF AGE ©(AA)
(B)      BILL W by Robert Thomsen
(C)      CHILDREN OF THE HEALER© by Bob Smith & Sue Smith Windows as told to P. Christine Brewer
(D)     DR. BOB AND THE GOOD OLD TIMERS© (AA)
(E)     A.A. EVERYWHERE ANYWHERE ©(AA)
(G)     GRATEFUL TO HAVE BEEN THERE© by Nell Wing
(H)    THE LANGUAGE OF THE HEART© (AA)
(L)     LOIS REMEMBER©S by Lois Wilson
(N)    NOT-GOD© by Ernest Kurtz
(P)     PASS IT ON© (AA)
(S)     SISTER IGNATIA© by Mary C. Darrah
(MS) SERVICE MANUAL© (AA) (? year/edition)
(W)   A.A., THE WAY IT BEGAN© by Bill Pittman
(BB)* BIG BOOK of ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS©,  (AA)
Note: Each snippet is referenced: example (B 147)=Bill W. page 147, (N 283)=Not-God© page 283,(P 111)=Pass It On© page 111.
* # =edition -  "named" and "unnamed" references noted separately -  covers a liberal interpretation of 'first 164 pages' =Preface, Forwards, Dr's..Opinion©, 11 chapters and Dr. Bob's story
 


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A.A.'s & friends at Rockefeller's dinner - Bill, Dr. Bob, Clarence S., Morgan R., Paul S., Dr. Russell Blaisdell [Rockland State Hospital], Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick [religion], Dr. Foster Kennedy [medical profession], Dr. Silkworth, Nelson Rockefeller chaired father sick. (A 14,182-183) (H 62,63,66,146) (MS 11) (P 233)
Ab A. - wealthy Oklahoman offered Bill $60,000 pay debts (P 351)
Abbot - 1 of original group publishing Grapevine (A 201)
Abby G. - wife Grace; early Cleveland A.A., lawyer, sometimes known as Al G., entered hospital April 17 1939; 1st A.A. mtg in Cleveland met in his home May 18 1939 16 members; 1st chairman central committee Cleveland October 1939, set A.A. principle of rotation, his story "He Thought He Could Drink Like a Gentleman" in 2nd & 3rd edition (A 21) (D 164-6,169,201-3) (G 24) (N 78,88) (S 32) (BB 2/3 210-21)
'Abercrombie' - nickname given J.D.H. by Dr. Bob
Adler, Alfred - Freud's colleague, Bill's mother studied under (P 290)
Agnes M. - Fitz M.'s sister, administrator Corcoran Art School Washington D.C., lent Works Publishing Company $1,000 help pay printer publish Big Book (A 18) (L 101-102)
Agnes S. - Los Angeles A.A., husband Bill S. (P 288)
Al G. - see "Abby G."
Al M. - joined A.A. Los Angeles around 1941, went on 12 Step call 2 weeks sober (P 250,292,398)
Al S. - advertising & film person New York A.A., joined March 1944; help structure New York Intergroup, served as secretary & director; George B. & he instrumental persuading Knickerbocker Hospital set aside ward for just alcoholics under A.A. sponsorship -1st New York hospital do so; editor Grapevine late 1948, shifted editorial emphasis away drunk stories to you're not drinking - now what; served director A.A. Publishing Inc; trustee General Service Board; composed I Am Responsible pledge 30th Anniversary Convention 1965 Toronto Canada; chaired dinner 1948 with Dr. Bob & wife, Bill & wife there, so excited couldn't remember Dr. Bob's name; led spiritual meeting 1975 International Convention Denver; (D 322,323,337,339) (G 87-89,104,107,137) (H 391,394) (P 339,342)
Alec J. \ Alex - nickname 'Buckets', young Finnish man Bill met Dec. 1934 on way to investigate Calvary Episcopal Mission operated by Dr. Sam Shoemaker's Calvary Church, went with Bill to mission, took up residence there; (A 59) (B 214) (L 88,91) (N 18) (P 116,117,162)
Alex M. - joined A.A. 1939 (D 146,220-1,231-3,236,275,281)
Alexander, Jack - Judge Curtis Bok asked do A.A. story Saturday Evening Post winter 1940-1941; cynical hard nose reporter; article published March 1941; wrote 2nd A.A. article for Saturday Evening Post April 1950; member Board Trustees early 1950's; trustee 1951-1956 (A 6,16,18,35,87,89,134,190-191,208,219) (B 310-311) (D 171-3,198,225) (E 16-17) (G 73) (H 1,63,148-9,181-182,194,248,363) (L 131) (MS 13,17) (N 100-101) (P 245-248,309,354-5,364) (S 18,114) (BB#3 named xxviii)
Alexander, Michael - junior member Bernard Smith's law firm during designing A.A.'s General Service Conference; upon Smith's death came general counsel A.A.; 1976-1985 A.A. Trustee; 1988 Chairman Board (G 140)
Alice T. - wife of Warren T., early San Francisco A.A., worked with husband persuade top management 1 America's leading railroads to help alcoholic employees (A 90)
Allen B. - trustee, chaired 1960 International Convention Long Beach California (G 101)
Allen, Frederick Lewis - wrote on stock market 1929 (P 99n)
Alpert, Richard (Ram Dass) - along with Dr. Timothy Leary, brought LSD to national awareness in 1961 (P 376n)
Amos, Frank - advertising man; longtime friend John D. Rockefeller, present meeting December 1937 Rockefeller raise money, went Akron investigate A.A., made good report to John D. Rockefeller Jr., recommended $50,000 contribution February 1938; became sold on A.A. & offered services; 1 of 1st nonalcoholic trustees April 1938; died July 1965 (A 6,15,148-153,168,208) (B 274-275,277) (D 128-32,134-6,172) (E 18) (G 92) (H 59,60-1,106,143,192,194) (L 111,197) (MS 9-10) (N 65-66,68) (P 184-185,186-7,188,189n,193,203) (S 124)
Amy C. - early San Francisco A.A. (A 88)
Anderson, Dwight - with Dr. Kirby Collier persuaded Medical Society New York State 1944 and Psychiatric Association 1949 to let Bill read papers about A.A. at annual gatherings (A 2,204-205) (H 370)
'Angel Alcoholics Anonymous' - Sister Ignatia's nickname
Annabelle G. - wife Wally G. early Akron A.A. (D 119-21,140,147,177-8,244,278,290)
Anne B. - wife Devoe B.; friend Lois; meditation group met her house in Chappaqua; (G 13,75-76) (P 278-9)
Anne C. - A.A., knew Dr. Bob before took 1st drink (D 34,245,333,342)
Anne K. - early Detroit A.A., with Archie T. helped & assisted A.A. growth Detroit (A 24)
Annie B. - wife of early A.A. Ed. B (D 274)
Annie C. - story "Annie the Cop Fighter" in 2nd edition (BB#2 514-22)
Arba J. Irvin - Dr. Bob's Dartmouth classmate (D 24)
Archie T. - early Akron A.A., stayed with Smiths 10 months, started Detroit A.A., story "The Fearful One" in 1st edition - re written and re named "Man Who Mastered Fear" in 2nd and 3rd editions (A 24) (D 115-6,182) (BB1 332-5 \ BB2 & BB3 275-86)
Armstrong, Dr. - name used to preserve Dr. Bob's anonymity in March 1 1941 Jack Alexander Saturday Evening Post article
Army Sergeant Roy - see "Roy Y."
Arnold, Matthew - quoted on meaning of faith (A 320)
Arthur S. - started A.A. Johannesburg South Africa 1946 (E 46)
'Artie' - nickname of  "Wheeler, Author"

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B., Mr. - Toledo's 1st A.A. hospitalization, in obstetric ward Women's & Children's Hospital, only place take him (D 257)
Bacon, Dr. Seldon - sociologist, appointed chairman of Conn. Commission on Alcoholism 1945 -1st program supported by state funds (H 189)
Bamford, Bertha - Bill's childhood sweetheart, daughter of Reverend & Mrs. W.H.Bamford, died of internal hemorrhage November 18, 1912, age 18, at 5th Avenue Hospital following surgery to remove tumor, started Bill on 3 year depression (B 56,61) (C 4) (N 12) (P 35-36,38,270) (W 144)
Bamford, Reverend & Mrs. W.H. - Bertha parents, Episcopal minister Manchester Vermont (P 35-36)
Barb Wilson's spent night with her & Cy (P 214)
Barney B. - early Los Angeles A.A. helped by Johnny Howe & Kaye M. (A 92)
Barrow, Waldo - Bill's great uncle, killed in 1864 Battle Wilderness (P 54)
Barry L. - joined Manhattan Group 1945; story of doing desk duty at clubhouse on 41st Street when a black man, ex-convict, all belongings on back, hair bleached blond, wearing makeup, dope fiend came for help; group asked Bill what do, Bill said if he a drunk that all mattered; anonymous author Living Sober (N 352) (P 317-318)
Bauer, Dr. W.W. - psychiatrist, American Medical Association, nonalcoholic, spoke 2nd Intentional Convention St. Louis 1955 (A x ii,4,235,237-44) (G 97) (P 358)
Beckwith, Peggy - President Lincoln's great granddaughter; Lois lunched with during motorcycle trip (L 45) (P 74)
Beebe, Jamie - boyhood acquaintance Bill's (P 47)
Beebe, Jim - acquaintance Bill's grandparents, couldn't learn to drive car (P 46)
Beery, Wallace - character in `Tugboat Annie', hid bottles in stocking tops (D 42) (BB#3 named 177)
Belford, Reverend Lee - Trustee member 1st Archives Committee 1973 (G 127)
Ben - early Sydney A.A. in late 1944 (A 86)
Benner, Judge - former probate judge, 40 years chairman board at City Hospital (D 130)
'Bern' - husband of Evelyn H., Bill wrote her about slips (P 252-4)
'Bern' - nickname  Smith, Bernard B
Bert C. - 1 of 2 successes of Paddy K. in Boston (A 96)
Bert T. - early New York A.A.; held meetings elegant 5th Avenue tailor shop and loft 1939; put business up as collateral to borrow $1000 keeping A.A. afloat; with Horace C. discovered & guaranteed rent 1st A.A. clubhouse 24th Street Clubhouse in February 1940; after Saturday Evening Post article in early 1940's trustees sent him to Chicago & Cleveland to sound out groups & get groups to support A.A. headquarters; early Board member  (A 11-12,177,180-1,186,192) (B 290,319) (H 62,64-65,339) (L 116,127,172,198) (P 216-7,221,224,238)
Bertha V. - her story "Another Chance" in 3rd edition (BB#3 526-30)
Beth B. - wife Silas B. (L 102)
Betty B. - young student nurse City Hospital, joined A.A. around 1970 (D 46,48-50,70,103-4)
Betty L. - worked on 12 & 12 with Bill (A 219) (P 354)
Bill A. - well-to-do early A.A., Washington, bought Preferred Stock in Works Publishing Inc; joined Fitz M. in Washington D.C. area 1940 (A 188) (P 257,258n)
Bill B. - MC for Sunday activities 1960 International Convention Long Beach California (G 103)
Bill C. - young Canadian alkie, former attorney, compulsive gambler, stayed Bill's house nearly year, committed suicide Oct 1936 using gas stove; before died sold Wilson's clothes (B 263,265) (L 105) (P 165-166) (BB#3 unnamed 16)
Bill D. - wife was Henrietta; A.A. #3; man on the bed; lawyer, well adjusted family man, Sister Ignatia & Dr. Scuderi secretly treated 1935, Dr. Bob & Bill went to see June 28, 1935; story 2nd edition Big Book; didn't support General Service Conference idea; 1st Ohio delegate A.A. General Service Conference 1951; died September 17 1954 (A 6,7,19,71,72) (B 243-244,248) (D 82-3,85,88,90-2,96,100,106,146,169,235,246,267,276-7,325-6) (E 14,64) (H xiii,358,360-362) (L 97) (N 37-39,74,151) (P 153-154,226,356) (S 11,21) (BB2 182-192 /BB3 182-192) (BB#3 unnamed xvii,156-8)
Bill E. - well-to-do early A.A. Washington, bought Preferred Stock in Works Publishing Inc (A 188)
Bill G. - his story "There's Nothing the Matter With Me!" in 2nd edition (BB2 499-508)
Bill H. - alcoholic green grocer met Canadian mining engineer Bob B. early 1947, these 2 started A.A. group London (A 83)
Bill J. - early Akron A.A., salesman, slipped in Cincinnati, (D 119)
Bill J. - Cleveland banker (probably bank teller), received requests for help from AA in Cleveland, stayed with Oxford Group when Cleveland group split off (D 167,204,218)
Bill R. - early NY/NJ A.A.; attended Tuesday night meetings Bill's with nonalcoholic wife, Kathleen, 1939 Trustee -the 'NY member' of the Board of Alcoholic Foundation that got drunk; "A Business Man's Recovery" 1st ed Big Book (A 180)(BB1 242-251) (L 102) (P 162,188)
Bill S. - Los Angeles A.A., wife Agnes(P 287-288)
Bill S. - early Cleveland Catholic A.A. (N 84)
Bill V. - original Akron A.A., met & treated by Sister Ignatia 1936 (S 11)
Bill V.H. - joined A.A. September 1937, his story "A Ward of the Probate Court" in 1st edition (D 119,141,145,185,223,317,336) (BB1 296-302)
Bill W. - William Griffin Wilson, co-founder of A.A.; died January 24 1971 11:30pm Miami Heart Clinic on 53rd wedding anniversary, emphysema complicated by pneumonia; burial & memorial service May 8 1971 (A vii,ix,xi,1,12,38,52-54,56,58-59,62,64-66,87-88,100-101,115,140,157,164,183-184,191,195,204-205) (B 15,31,72,111,135-137,148-149,180-181,144,233-234,236-239,250,263,274,277,285,295,304,325,334,345,364,368,369) (C 4-5,8,29,35) (D 12,14,37,39,43,46,57,59-60,63-4,66-83,85-88,90-3,95,97-100,104-5,107-8,111-2,121,123-8,135,140,142,148,151-4,157-9,161,164,166-9,172,174-5,177-8, 181-4,187,198,202-4,207-13,215-9,223,226,233-5,241,249,255,259,262,267-71,277,279,281,283-4,302,306-7,309-311,315,319-26,330,337,339,342-3,345) (E 11,12,15,16,18,20,21-23,62) (G ix,2,23,54-55,60,62,75-76,79,80,83,105,121) (H xiii,35-6,59,62,66,94,103,106,142,144,147-148,156,165,173,196-199,205-9,212,216,239-40,244,245,246,247,267,278,279,283-284,298,313,325-7,355-7,367) (L 1,13-14,16,18,20-21,25-26,33-34,37,73,75,80,83,88,95-96,98,103,107,111,127-128,131,135,138,157,162,166,171-172,197-198) (MS 9,11,13,35) (N 7-14-21,26-28,32-33,35,38-41,63-64,93,98,119,126,135,251,135,251,253) (P 13,29,36,54,59,68,77,126,139,142-143,162,169,200,232-233,247,248,272,275,311, 350,370,371,373,376,379,385, 389,391,396,398,403,407) (S ix,5,17,18-19,119) (W 144,146-148,155,158,160,162,170,173-174,179-180,186) (BB#3 unnamed xv,xxiii,xxv,56,96,?139,149-50,153,159,162,179)
Bill Y. - Chicago A.A. carried message with Clan F. to Pat C. in Minneapolis 1940 (A 95)
Billy D. - Oxford Group member, assistant superintendent Calvary Episcopal Mission, Dr. Sam Shoemaker's Calvary Church operated (P 117,120)
Blackwell, Edward - president Cornwall Press, Cornwall New York (A 156,169-170,172,176) (B 287) (H 145) (P 194,204,205,207)
Blaisdell, Dr. Russell E. - head Rockland State Hospital in Monsey, New York, Bob V. started meetings there December 1939; let bus loads committed alcoholics go meetings in South Orange NJ & NYC; asked Bill speak December 1939; attended John D. Rockefeller's A.A. dinner February 8, 1940 (A viii,12,183) (B 291) (G 73) (H 62) (P 218,232-233) (BB#3 unnamed 163)
Bob's, Dr. -maternal grandfather - medical doctor, Dr. Bob wanted be doctor like him (D 24)
Bob B. - Canadian mining engineer went London early 1947 met Bill H. alcoholic green grocer, they started A.A. London  (A 83)
Bob E. - wealthy banker, joined A.A. February 1937, made AA address books, member Akron's wealthiest families (C 132) (D 101,116-9,122-3,142,146,152,156-7,176,217,221-3) (N 53)
Bob F. - picture appeared Jack Alexander article March 1 1941 Saturday Evening Post (P 247)
Bob H.  -early A.A.; general manager General Service Office 1968-1974; close to Bill when Bill received Catholicism training; (D 149-50)(G 2,125) (P 255,281,321,398,399,400,401,402)
Bob G. - his story "The Salesman" in first edition (BB1 317-24)
Bob M. - Toledo, on 12 Step call with Walter C., advised 12 Step brother of Edith M. [his sister] =advised 12 Step himself (D 257)
Bob P. - "AA Taught Him to Handle Sobriety" in 3rd edition of Big Book (BB3 554-561)
Bob P.  -G.S.O senior advisor, trustee, helped write Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age (N 266) (P 189n)
Bob R. - see E.B. Bob R.
Bob S., Dr. - Dr. Robert Holbrook Smith; co-founder A.A.; born August 8 1879 St. Johnsbury Vermont; diagnosed terminal cancer 1948; last appearance, talk at 1st International Convention Cleveland 1950; died November 16 1950 of cancer (A vii,ix,1,2,6,7,9-10,11,14,19,22f,43,66,67-71,76,87,136,141,144,145,148,149,151,152,155,164,183-184,193,206,209,211,212,214) (B 237-239,242-243,274,295,345-346) (C 2-3,7,12,29,40,61,105,118,124,157) (D 9,46,171,255,344) (E 12-14,20,64,71) (G 3,13,55,77-78,80,83,88) (H 58,59,60-1,62,63-4,66,67-8,107-110,113,120,122,125-6,128,137,140,142-143,160,168,193,199-200,202-3,217,227,247,262,286,345-6,353-4, 354-60,359,360,373-6) (L 95-96,145-155) (MS 9,11,16,109) (N 28-33,38-41,65,79,119,316,346) (P 76n,100,130,137-49,151-8,162,166,171,177-81,184-5,187-9,190,194,196,197,200,221,225,232-233,234,236,248,256,266,268,275,280,301,316,320-3,326, 328,330-4,336-42,357,358,407) (S ix,8-9,1718,32,114,123,140,144,186) (W 156) (BB1 183-93) (BB2/3 171-81) (BB#3 unnamed xv,102,155,159)
Bob T. - early delegate, Mississippi lawyer, drew up Conference resolution not to ask for Congressional Charter (A 126-127)
Bob V. - wife Mag; farm house Wilson's stayed fall 1939; rooms called Upper & Lower Siberia, located Bog Hollow Monsey New York; started meetings Rockland State Hospital December 1939, executive pharmaceutical house, started several groups South American counties, later slipped (A viii,11,179) (B 291) (L 122,127) (P 218)
Bobbie B. - replaced Ruth Hock as AA secretary 1942; former dancer, member A.A.; present when some blacks came to a meeting with Southerners there, blacks were invited back as visitors (A 16,195,196) (B 334) (D 149) (H 66,152,169) (L 141) (P 304,317)
Bock, Christine - Bill's father's 2nd wife, had daughter Helen, died January 6 1955 (B 73) (L 70) (P 80,362)
Boethius - one of possible authors of Serenity Prayer (P 258n)
Bok, Judge Curtis - owner & publisher Saturday Evening Post magazine; heard about A.A. from 2 Philadelphia friends Drs. A. Wiese Hammer & C. Dudley Saul; asked Jack Alexander do A.A. story (A 18,190) (H 63,181,363) (L 131) (N 100) (P 244-245)
Borton, T. E. - not alcoholic, meetings held in his home in Cleveland (A 21,209)
'Boss' - Bill's nickname for Burnham, Dr. Clark
Bove, Jessica - nonalcoholic secretary New York A.A.; wrote Grapevine article 'From Outside Looking In' (G 41)
Boyle, Dr. Ed - see "Ed B, Dr"
'Boys at Central Garage' - drove Dr. Bob home when drunk (C 117) (D 40)
Brock, Ella - Bill's grandmother, see "Griffith, Ella Brock"
Brooke B. - from Calvary Mission attended Tuesday night meetings Bill's house (L 102) (P 162)
Brooks, Mrs. - Burr & Burton's headmaster's wife, gave Bill singing lessons (B 54)
Brooks, James - Principal Burr & Burton, announced Bertha Banford's death, also pall bearer  (B 60-61) (N 12) (P 36)
'Brotherhood' - those worked at Calvary Episcopal Mission 23rd Street New York, operated by Dr. Sam Shoemaker's Calvary Church (P 115-116)
Brown, Dr. - Evanston Indiana, introduced several patients to Earl T. (A 22)
Brown Family - a poor family that shared Christmas dinner 1925 with Bill & Lois during motorcycle trip (L 46)
Brown, Robert Lee - sharecropper trying raise tobacco, very poor, invited Bill & Lois who on road share Christians dinner, turnip greens, sweet potato custard (B 158)
Browne, Lewis - wrote This Believing World, book Bill valued (G 22)
Bruce H. - 1st use radio carry A.A. message in Jacksonville (A 25)
Bruce M. - met Dr. Bob 1942 & 1943, sober 1945 Canton Ohio (D 276-7)
'Buckets' - see "Alec"
Buchman, Dr. Frank N. D. - born June 4 1878; reared deeply religious Lutheran home, student Muhlenberg College, Mount Airy Seminary; visited England 1908, at Keswick Convention heard speaker, changed life; founder/ leader Oxford Group 1921 after spiritual experience traveling Scotland; strongly advocated 1 on 1 relationship helping others; principle sharing after conversion; 1st 'house party' Calling China, became Oxford Group technique, guided make restitution & confession; met Samuel M. Shoemaker Peking January 1918; died 1961 (C 3) (D 53,55,69,155,158-9) (G 68) (H 196) (L 92) (N 48-49) (P 127,128,130,131,169-71,174,219,246,386-7) (W 113-118)
Bud G. - Little Rock Arkansas, so anonymous leader spoke behind curtain 1,200 people (L 143)
Bud F. - Los Angeles A.A. (P 288)
'Buffalo' Bill - circus performer (P 30)
'Bum from St. Louis' - what Tom M. caretaker 24th Street Clubhouse called Father Dowling when he came to visit Bill 1940
'Bunky' - nickname for Jellinek, Dr. E. M. -Ph.D.
Burke, Ted - flew Bill & Ebby Manchester Airport 1929, 1st plane to land there, all were drunk (G 58) (P 83) (BB#3 9)
Burneson, Virginia - managing editor Grapevine March 1952, wrote Sister Ignatia for Bill reference errors in Grapevine articles about hospitalization plan called Knickerbocker Plan (S 148)
Burnham, Dr. Clark - Lois's father, gynecologist & surgeon, Brooklyn, married Matilda Spelman who died Christmas 1932; remarried Joan Jones in May 1933, moved out 132 Clinton Street early 1933; died September 1936 (B 47,79-80,127,177) (L 1-2,84,106) (N 14,25) (P 33,63,87,98,99,164,175,213) (BB#3 unnamed 4,5)
Burnham, Kitty - Lois Burnham's sister, married Gardner Swentzel 17 June 1925, Lois was matron honor (B 111,156,180) (L 60) (P 75,90)
Burnham, Lois - Bill W's wife, see "Wilson, Lois Burnham"
Burnham, Lyman - boyhood acquaintance Bill's (P 47)
Burnham, Mrs. - Lois' mother, see "Spelman, Matilda"
Burnham, Nathan Clark - Lois' grandfather, practiced law, medicine, minister Swedenborg Church Lancaster, wrote book Discrete Degrees about relation between spiritual & natural life (L 2)
Burnham, Roger - Lois Burnham's brother & Bill's friend, told Lois of Bill, best man at their wedding; died December 1970 (B 111) (G 57) (L 74) (P 39,47,58,83)
Burwell, Jim - see "Jimmy B."

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Captain Jack' S. - from Maine, captain oil taker; discovered A.A. 1947; organized Internationalist's Seamen Group 1949 (A 82) (E 32) (G 10) (L 141)
Carlin sisters - rented top floor of Wilson's house at 182 Clinton Street 1933-1935 (L 105)
Carlo I. - member Italian parliament, 12 stepped Roberto C., both spearheaded effort for Italian Big Book (E 51-52)
Carlson, Dr. Anton - 1937 with group scientists formed Research Council on Problems of Alcohol (H 187)
Caroline P. - nurse, sister of Dorothy S.M., married Hank P.; took Multilith Big Book Chicago doctor (D 180)
Carrell, Dr. Alexis - wrote book on prayer called Man, The Unknown (H 105)
Carry  -housekeeper at Stepping Stones, her niece Harriet often helped (L 157)
Cayce, Edgar - famous psychic (G 75)
Cebra G. - Manchester judge's son, did considerable drinking with Ebby, joined Oxford group, he & Roland tried help Ebby, kept Ebby out jail August 1934 (L 93) (N 9) (P 113) (BB#3 9)
Cecil C. - his story "Those Golden Years" in 3rd edition (BB3 327-34)
Cecil M - her story "Fear of Fear" appears in 2nd and 3rd editions of Big Book (called Jane in the story) (BB2 330-5 / BB3 321-6)
Chambers, Whittaker - magazine writer (A 256)
Chan F. - Chicago A.A. carried message with Bill Y. to Pat C. in Minneapolis 1940 (A 95)
Charles "C. J." K. - both he & Eddie B were in state insane asylum Toledo voluntary commitments summer 1939, read manuscript Big Book, got out; they 12 stepped Duke P. in Toledo (D 253)
Charlie B. - alcoholic, with help of nonalcoholic candy manufacture started AA groups in Vancouver British Columbia (A 84)
Charlie J. - early Cleveland A.A. (D 167)
Charlie P.  - participated Big Book seminars with Joe McQ. (G 112)
Charlie S. - his story "Riding the Rods" in 1st edition (BB1 303-16)
Charlotte L. - office worker March 1947 Alcoholic Foundation (G 5)
Chessman, Caryl - convicted murder, 12 years death row, wrote autobiography Cell 2455 Death Row; Jack Alexander suggested he write Bill due to close resemblance between criminal psychopath & alcoholic, both unconsciously destroy themselves, Bill wrote back; executed May 2 1960 (P 364-6)
Chet M. - former patient state insane asylum Toledo, signed out patients take to Toledo meetings (D 256)
Chet R - his story "It Might Have Been Worse" in 2nd & 3rd edition (BB2 382-92 / BB3 373-83)
'Chip' - nickname for A. LeRoy Chipman
Chipman, A. LeRoy - nickname 'Chip', John D. Rockefeller associate; became sold on A.A. & offered services; present at meeting December 1937 Rockefeller raise money; persuaded John D. Rockefeller loan A.A. $8,000; trustee & treasurer board Alcoholic Foundation April 1938; (A 15,148,151,180,189,208) (B 274,277) (H 59-60,148,192,194) (MS 13) (P 184,185,188,202,227,228)
Chris - Dr. Silkworth sent to see Bill, got Bill job selling wire rope for Paulson & Weber, came A.A. sobered up, slipped never came back (L 120,130)
Chrys - visited Bill and Lois in 1939 (P 217)
Chuck - wife Lee, 1st alcoholic arrive in Los Angeles from East, artist, arrived just in time attend 1st home meeting at Kaye's place Benecia Avenue December 19, 1939 (A 92)
Chuck C. - Los Angeles A.A. (P 348)
'City folks' - big city people who vacation in Vermont (P 39)
Clarence P., Dr. - A.A. member, chaired 20th Anniversary Convention's Medical Panel (A 235)
Clarence S. - Dorothy S.M. was wife; early Cleveland A.A., led revolt & announced special meeting of alcoholics separate from Oxford Group; started & founded group Cleveland group May 18 1939 Cleveland Heights home of Abby G., 1st group called Alcoholics Anonymous, 16 members; called himself Father of Alcoholics Anonymous; attended John D. Rockefeller's A.A. dinner February 8, 1940; leader of group of dissident anti Conference & anti General Service Office, his story "Home Brewmeister" in all 3 editions of Big Book (A 19-20,183) (C 49,131) (D 101,109,115,142-5,208-11,216,218-9,241,245,248,252,261,263,265,267-8,270-1,312-3) (G 50,103) (N 75,78,84) (P 203,224,255,257) (S 32,155) (BB1 274-81 / BB2 & BB3 297-303)
Clem L. - A.A., Bill wrote in 1948 about organized religion (P 283)
Clementine, Reverend Mother - administrator St. Thomas Hospital when Sister Ignatia there (D 189-90)
Cliff W. - California A.A.; Dorothy was wife; Mort J. helped get sober; proposed G.S.O. publish Bill's correspondence with Yale declining honorary degree (A 93) (L 157)
Clint F. - Greenland Long Island New York, 1st met Bill at J.K. Rice Jr. & Co., he was telephone trader, drinking companion of Bill's from good old days, introduced Bill to Joe Hirshhorn, wife Kay, came to A.A. 1948 (B 175) (L 75) (P 77-9,93-8,160,161)
Cobb, Ty - baseball player (P 30)
Cochran, David - boyhood acquaintance of Bill's (P 47)
Cockran, Mr. - Prohibitionist, lent Bert T. money keep to Works Publishing going; also refered to as "Mr. G." (A 177-178) (L 116) (P 144,150n)
Cohen, Dr. Sidney - psychiatrist Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospital, present/ guiding Bill when he took LSD August 29 1956 (P 370-371,375)
Collier, Dr. Kirby - psychiatrist, with Dr. Harry Tiebout & Dr. Foster Kennedy responsible Bill speaking 2 medical societies, endorsed paper Bill read 1944 Medical Society of New York annual meeting, early A.A. advocate (A 2,204,244) (G 67) (H 156,370) (MS 15) (P 334)
Colvin, David Leigh - with Yale School for Alcohol Studies, ran for president of US on Prohibition ticket (H 188)
Conor F. - Irish born A.A., tavern owner Philadelphia started A.A. Dublin Ireland, 1st person helped was Richard P. (A 83) (E 43)
Coolidge, Calvin - US president (D 16,112)
Copping, Clifford - boyhood acquaintance of Bill's (P 47)
Cornell, Shep - see "Shep C"
Costello, Spoons - Oxford Group member, kitchen worker at Calvary Episcopal Mission (P 117)
Cowles, Edward -Dr. - theory of alcoholism treatment involved draining spinal fluid (BB#3 unnamed 179)
Craske, Dr. Dan - referred Sadie to Earl T in Chicago 1939 (A 22)
Crecelius, Ruth Hock - see "Hock (Crecelius), Ruth"
Cultice, Grace - Sylvia's Chicago nonalcoholic secretary, helped start A.A. there (A 22) (D 181)
Cy - Wilson's spent night with Cy & Barb (P 214)


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D. S. - wrote Grapevine about Dr. Bob and 11th Tradition (D 264)
Dale A. - Seattle Washington A.A. (A 95)
Dan K. - early Akron A.A., patient Dr. Bob's at St. Thomas Hospital (D 192,224-5,233,275,281-2,296)
Dancey, Dr. Travis - Canadian, worked with Dave B. help spread A.A. Canada, 1st Canadian trustee General Service Board (E 36) (G 112)
Darrah, Mary C. - author Sister Ignatia (S iv,ix)
Dave B. - founder A.A. Montreal, 1st French members, sobered up reading Big Book his sister sent him; alcoholic trustee (A 85) (E 37) (G 112)
Dave D. - Palo Alto California A.A.; introduced Bill to Gerald Heard, british philosopher, anthropologist, metaphysician, radio commentator, mystery novelist; interested mysticism, psychic phenomena, writer, student Easter & Western religious (G 74-75) (L 143) (P 290,378)
Dave M. - A.A. member, personnel man at DuPont, co-led industrial meeting with Jake H. A.A. 15th anniversary (H 118)
Dave R. - Jersey boiler inspector brought A.A. Charlotte North Carolina (A 25)
Davis, Elrick B. - newspaper writer, probated from nut house, wrote 5 part series AA articles Cleveland Plain Dealer, set off unprecedented wave A.A. growth Cleveland (A 20,134) (D 203-204,210) (H 62,180,248) (N 83,85) (P 224) (S 155-156)
Day, Sherry - clergyman, converted by Dr. Frank Buchman (P 127-128)
Devoe B. - Husband of Anne B.; meditation group met his house Chappaqua; Friday meeting once help Bill cope isolation A.A.; Bill, Lois, Nell Wing, Devoe B., Gerald Heard, Aldous Huxley, Dave D. David & Lucille Kahn, Edgar Cayce attended (G 75-76)
Dick P. - perhaps 1st Spanish speaking A.A., joined Cleveland A.A. early 1940, achieved citizenship 1963, manager Cleveland Central Office, translated Big Book into Spanish, finished 1946, (AACOA says Frank M. translated) gave Bill the book, tried start A.A. Mexico, no luck (A 200) (D 249)
Dick R. - 1st convert Earl T., Chicago A.A. (A 22) (D 177)
Dick S. - AA#7,  from Akron, Paul S.'s brother, Paul tried to get Dick in A.A. February 1937; picture appeared Jack Alexander March 1941 Saturday Evening Post article; liked Twelve Steps way 1st written; early Board member, his story "The Car Smasher" in 1st edition rewritten and retitled "He Had to be Shown" for 2nd and 3rd editions (A 162,186) (D 111,127,169,185,288,306,330-1) (P 247) (BB1 364-9) (BB2/3 193-209)
Dick, Uncle - see "Richardson, Reverend Willard (Dick) S."
Ditman, Dr. Keith - research psychiatrist University California (P 375)
'Doc' - Bill's nickname Dr. Bob, see "Bob S., Dr."
Doc H. - Portland Oregon chiropractor (A 95) (P 288)
Doctor Bob - see "Bob S., Dr."
Doherty S. - responsible starting more groups Indiana than anybody (D 258)
Don G. - volunteer editor of Grapevine (H 158)
Don L. - 1st alcoholic patient Rosary Hall St. Vincent Charity Hospital December 15, 1952 (S 175)
Don V. - had good mortgage business, asked Bill investigate 2 companies, Bill's last job before giving A.A. full self, offered to finance Stepping Stones (L 131,133)
Donovan, Colonel - recommended Bill for Supply Service in WWII, March 1942 (P 272)
Dorothy J. - early member of Akron group, Roland's wife (D 243)
Dorothy O. - wife of Jud O. (D 233,236,279-80,290)
Dorothy S.M. - Clarence S. was her 1st husband (A 19-20) (C 131) (D 101,115,142-6,151-4,162,164-5,167,171,180,182,200-4,206-8,233-5,243,249,262,278,292,309-13) (N 84)
Dorothy W. - wife of Cliff W. Los Angeles A.A. (A 94)
'Dot' - early New York A.A., Wilson's stayed with -- see also "Wilson, Dorothy Brewster"- Bill's sister called 'Dot'(P 214)
Dowling, Father Edward -S.J. (Father Ed) - St. Louis Jesuit priest; nonalcoholic; nickname 'Puggy'; visited Cincinnati 1940 read Big Book, got interested in A.A.'s 12 Steps parallels with Exercises of St. Ignatius spiritual discipline Jesuit Order; went to Akron see Dr. Bob & members Alcoholic Squadron Oxford Group, never heard St. Ignatius & Spiritual Exercises, referred to Bill New York, meet Bill rainy night 1940 at 24th Street Clubhouse, Tom M. caretaker of club called him 'some bum from St. Louis'; Bill took 5th step that night with him had 2nd conversion experience;  editor Queen's Work -a Catholic Publication; became Bill's spiritual advisor & close friend next 2 decades; responsible founding A.A. St. Louis; 1 of 1st religious leaders endorse A.A. 1940; spoke 2nd Intentional Convention St. Louis 1955; tried LSD cause Bill asked; died April 2 1960 (A xii,2,4,37,38,43,195,253f,254-61) (B 307-309) (E 15,72) (G 48,53,65-66,77,86) (H 179,268-9,364-366) (L 131) (N 98) (P 240,241-243,272,281,354,358,361,371,385,387) (S 25-26)
Dr. Bob - see "Bob S., Dr."
Duffy, Clinton T. - liberal warden at San Quentin prison, 1st known corrections official in country to permit A.A. meeting inside maximum security prison 1942, Bill spoke 420 inmates November 28 1943; spoke A.A. 15th anniversary; present 25th Anniversary 1960 Long Beach California; died 1982 (A 89f) (E 62,72) (G 74) (H 118-9) (P 289)
Duke P. - early A.A. Toledo, salesman, wife Katie P., 12 stepped by Charles ("C.J.") K. & Eddie B., admitted City Hospital, did 12 Step with 36 hours sobriety Youngstown (D 150-1,176,253-257,267,290)
Dunlea, Father T. V. - October 1944 started A.A. Australia, associated with Rydalmere Mental Hospital Sydney & Australian psychiatrist S.J. Minogue (E 41) (A 85)
'Dutch' - Bill & Hank P. nickname for Ruth Hock, see "Hock (Crecelius), Ruth"
'Dynamite Man' - nickname 'Icky', explosive expert, commissioned blow up pier in Houston Harbor, wrong one (A 80)

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E.B. 'Bob' R. - his story "He Who Loses His Life" in 2nd and 3rd edition (BB#2 540-52, BB#3 531-43)
Earl M., Dr. - psychiatrist; learned A.A. from butcher Ed M; co-chairman 20th Anniversary Convention's Medical Panel, his story "Physician, Heal Thyself" in 2nd & 3rd edition (A 4,237) (P 301) (BB2 393-400 / BB3 345-52)
Earl T. - early Chicago A.A. -founder Chicago group; his suggestion that Bill codify A.A. experience in late 1945 became "12 Points to Assure Our Future" then shortened into "12 Traditions" in 1949, his story "He Sold Himself Short" in 2nd & 3rd edition (A 22,203,213) (D 179-81) (G 20) (H 154) (L 147) (P 225-6,334) (BB2 & BB3 287-96) (BB#3 unnamed 135)
Ebby T - Bill's sponsor; Bill's childhood friend Burr & Burton school days; family prominent Albany 3 generations kept summer home Manchester Vermont; sold insurance, worked investment broker;1929 he, Bill, and pilot flew into Manchester airfield drunk, 1st people land there; drove drunk into kitchen of house -asked cup coffee; had alcoholic problem but visited Bill sober 1934 -brought program sobriety learned from Oxford Group, returned with Shep C; asked Bill visit Calvary Church 23rd Street Oxford Group U.S. headquarters led by Reverend Sam Shoemaker; visited Bill Towns Hospital brought book Varieties Religious Experience; came to live at Wilson's November 18 1936, drunk May 1937; drank heavily afterward, longest sober period 6 years -taught Bill have faith in message not always messenger; Bill requested he receive monthly check life; guest Stepping Stones; died sober March 21, 1966 (A vii,46,58,62,64,140,179) (B 202-204,207,211,229-230,263,273) (C 4) (D 91) (E 11) (G 9,92,98-99) (H 196-199,244-245,277-279,283-284,298,313,367-368) (L 93-94,118,139,197) (N 7-9,16-21,33-35) (P 33,34,60,83-4,111-20,122n,124,126,131,143,162,177,178,335,336,358,381,393) (W 151,154,157) (BB#3 unnamed xvi,8-14)
Ed - salesman, Larry J. helped in Texas, sobered up in Houston, took AA to Austin (A 24)
Ed A. - early Ohio A.A. (G 25)
Ed B. - member office staff with Nell Wing; relative famous American painter, been successful writer & editor, alcohol ruined career; discharged from Rockland State Hospital; laryngectomy unable speak; helped Bill edit 2nd edition Big Book (D 148,150,224,228-30,271,274-5,325-6) (G 15,121) (P 354)
Ed B. - early Akron A.A., wife Annie(D 148,274) (P 354,357)
Ed B, Dr. - Bill's doctor, Miami Heart Institute, with Bill in May & June 1970 trying to get him ready for convention in July; on Lear jet January 24 1971 from Bedford Hills  New York to Miami Heart Clinic; arranged for Bill's body be kept in Miami until New England ground thawed for Bill's burial (B 368) (G 1,3) (L 160) (P 399-402)
Ed E. - offer Bill & Lois use Connecticut farmhouse "Dun Nibblin" (L 125)
Ed G. - early St. Johnsbury Vermont A.A., Fellowship Group member (D 300)
Ed M. - early Akron A.A., had meat market West Exchange Street, Dr. Bob would stop in & chat (D 271,277)
Ed V. - Bill bought old Stutz car from him, rumor he took money went drinking (L 134)
Ed W. - former sales manager, Bill took home to try and sober up (B 233)
Eddie B. - Toledo based salesman; with Charles ("C.J.") K. was state insane asylum Toledo voluntary commitments, summer 1939, read Big Book manuscript, got out; they then 12 stepped Duke P (D 253)
Eddie F. - U.S. A.A., sobered up Boston, founder A.A. El Salvador 1954, called there Mr. Eddie (E 47)
Eddie R. - prominent Youngstown family; wife Ruth university professor, surrendered in Oxford Group; 1st person Bill & Dr. Bob tried help, sent by J.C. Wright, hoped would be A.A. #3, failed; he & her 2 children lived with Dr. Bob & Annie; caused lot problems, threatened Annie with butcher knife; example ineffectiveness of wet nursing. He eventually got sober in 1949 at the Youngstown Ohio group (A 72) (B 249) (C 5,41-42) (D 77-78,80-1,85,93,97,99) (L 97) (P 151-2,159n) (BB#3 124)
Eddy, Mary Baker - Christian Science founder, readings influenced Bill to the dangers of single person leadership (B 188) (G 25) (P 230,231n)
Edison, Thomas - inventor, Bill was offered job at his lab (P 65,66,144)
Edith M. - Bob M.'s sister (D 257) (P 214)
Edna McD. - wife early Cleveland A.A., county visiting nurse, helped get beds alcoholics Cleveland's Deaconess Hospital (A 20) (D 201)
Eleanor E. - heard Dr. Bob & Bill speak 1946, didn't know who they were until 1966 (D 300)
Elgie R. - Oxford Group member; joined A.A. April 1939, John R.'s wife, made AA address books, 12 stepped Ethel & Rollo M. (C 50) (D 80-1,128,146,155,166,177,179,213,216-8,236-8,242-4,252,278,286,289-90,296-7,311,314)
Elinor R. - wife of Frank R. in Los Angeles (P 288)
Eisenhower, Dwight D. - sent telegram good wishes A.A.'s 2nd International Convention (A 36-7)
Elizabeth D. - wife of Herb D., Americans carried A.A. to Brazil (E 47)
Emily S. - her & husband Harold S. constantly opened Flatbush home for A.A. meetings (L 127) (P 217)
Emma K. - A.A., cared along with husband Lavelle K. for Dr. Bob & Annie their last years at 855 Ardmore Avenue Akron (C 61) (D 17,30,43,244,289,309,317-8,322-23,327,329-33) (N 336)
Ernest M. - attended Tuesday night meetings Bill's house (L 102) (P 162)
Ernie G - Akron - A.A. #4; Akron, 1st young person -30 years old, 1st slipper, salesman, considered almost too young; drank 7 months after year sober; story "7 Month Slip" 1st edition Big Book; met Dr. Bob's daughter 1935, 14 years older, married September 1941, married 24 years divorced 1965; quit drinking 1946 (A 6,73) (B 248) (C 11-13,48,51-53) (D 20,92-93,95-6,98-100,105-6,112,140,141,143,258) (L 97) (P 154-5,226) (BB1 282-6) (BB#3 158,159)
Ernie G. - Toledo - 1939, early member from Toledo, wife is Ruth G. (D 141,148,175,226,235,253,256.258,265,300,312-3)
Eskimo - used in example of trying to run away from alcohol (BB#3 101)
Estelle, W.J. (Jim) Jr. - chairperson General Service Board Alcoholics Anonymous (E 7)
Esther E. - started group Dallas Texas, her story "A Flower of the South" in 2nd & 3rd edition (L 144) (A 24) (BB2 343-54 / BB3 384-95)
Ethel M. -  1st A.A. Akron women stay sober any time, Rollo M.'s wife, she weighed 300 pounds/ husband was little guy, both 12 stepped May 1941 by John & Elgie R., her story "From Farm to City" in 2nd & 3rd edition (D 223,243-244,284) (S 124)  (BB2/3 261-74)
Evans, Dick - Oxford Group member got Bill job 1936 collecting proxies on behalf investment trust Harrisburg Pennsylvania (L 105)
Eve M. - former staff member, helped revive interest in "12 Concepts" (G 27)
Evelyn H. - Bill wrote her about slips, her husband 'Bern' slipped (P 252,254)
Everett - husband of Dr. Bob's office girl Lillian (C 124)
Exman, Eugene 'Gene' - religious editor Harper & Brothers publishing company; encouraged publication Big Book after reading 1st 2 chapters, offered $1,500 advance, Bill turned down (A 153-5,219) (B 279) (E 23) (G 74) (H 143) (L 111) (MS 10) (N 68) (P 193,194,356)

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Farragut, Admiral - US naval hero during Civil War, Bill 'met' the spirit of one of his sailors (P 276,278)
'Father Ed' - see "Dowling, Father Edward -S.J.".
Felicia G., Countess - her story "Stars Don't Fall" in 2nd and 3rd edition (A 102) (BB2 401-18 / BB3 400-17)
Feller, Bob (Robert William Andrew) - pitched no-hit baseball game Cleveland Indians May 1940, Rollie H. was catcher for game, got lot of publicity (D 251) (N 85-86)
Ferguson, Dr. George A. - friend Smiths, operated on Anne's cataract, most prominent eye doctor Akron, took Dr. Bob home when drunk (C 145) (D 129)
Firestone, Harvey - Dr. Tunks was his minister; brought 60 Oxford Group people Akron for 10 days gratitude after helping son quit drinking 1/2 year (N 27) (S 19)
Fitz M. (John Henry Fitzhugh M.) - 2nd man recover Towns Hospital 1935; strongly religious; came to Tuesday night meetings at Bill's house 1935-37; spring 1937 went home to Maryland, trying start A.A. group there; present at meeting December 1937 Rockefeller raise money; led Big Book conservatives wanted more Christian doctrine, insisted Big Book should express Christian doctrine & use Biblical terms & expressions; looked at Library Congress for number books named Way Out-12, number named Alcoholics Anonymous-0; loner Washington D.C. joined by Hardin C., Bill A. & Florence R. started Washington Group in 1940; wrote story "Our Southern Friend" (A 17-8,74,162,166) (B 250,263,274,282,286) (D 108) (E 25) (G 111) (H 13,107, 200) (L 107) (N 334) (P 161-162,168,191,199,257) (BB1 226-41 / BB2 460-70 / BB3 497-507) (BB#3 unnamed xxix,56)
Florence B. - Freddie B.'s wife, divorced after Freddie sober (L 94)
Florence R. - Bill knew her husband Wall Street; Bill & Lois got her out Bellevue; 1st female drunk stay Bill's house; only female NY A.A. when names for Big Book discussed -objected calling it 100 Men; her story in 1st edition "Feminine Victory"; helped Fitz M. start Washington Group; returned to drinking died apparent suicide in Washington D.C. (A 18) (B 263-264) (E 25) (L 107) (P 202) (BB1 217-225)
Florman, Nils - headed rival group in proxy fight over National Rubber Machinery Company (P 134-5,157-8)
Ford, Henry - asked head man A.A. to come Detroit to help a friend -Bill went (L 121) (BB#3 named 124)
Forest H., Dr. - early Los Angeles A.A. helped by Johnny Howe & Kaye M., became marathon 12 Stepper around Los Angeles; wife Merle(A 92) (P 287)
Fosdick, Dr. (Reverend) Harry Emerson - highly respected minister Riverside Church New York; completely satisfied with Big Book, wrote good reviews June 1939 which were reprinted by religious publications; spoke for religion at Rockefeller's February 1940 dinner; 1st clergyman recognize A.A. (A viii,15,168,173,183-184,322f) (B 286-287,295) (G 73,86) (H 62,145-6,177) (L 116,198) (N 75,93) (MS 11) (P 201,223,232-233) (BB#3 named xvii-iii)
Four Horsemen - plagues of alcoholics (BB#3 named 151)
Francis C. - gave Bill a suit, late 1940 (P 241)
Francis H. - young Boston A.A., read Lois's book, offered help her late 1982; came Stepping Stones January 1983, 1st as caretaker, then secretary, stayed till Lois's death (G 139)
Francis J. - wife Mort J., Los Angeles A.A. (A 94) (P 288)
Francis, Saint - see "Saint Francis of Assisi"
Francis, Sister - owned & operated Joy Farm in Kent Connecticut; early A.A.'s New York & Connecticut took over as drying out place; 1940's renamed High Watch Farm (A 181) (G 23) (L 122,199)
Francisco, Tex - huge ex-drunk ran Calvary Episcopal Mission; led meeting Bill went to there (A 59) (B 215) (L 88) (N 18) (P 117,118) (W 152)
Frank M. - "Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age" says he translated Big Book to Spanish, "Dr. Bob & Good Oldtimers" states Dick P. did it (A 200)
Frank M. - A.A. archivist 1982 & administrative assistant General Service Office; secretary Trustees' Archives Committee (G 112,126)
'Frank, Old' - East Dorset's shoemaker, taught Bill about nature (B 24)
Frank R. - A.A., read Big Book Arizona, book convert rushed to Los Angeles to see if true, wife Elinor (A 93-94) (P 288,389-90,392)
Frank R. - trustee Boston area (P 389)
Frank S. - Los Angeles A.A. (P 288)
Franklin, Benjamin - one of US founding fathers (A 267)
Frazer, Clint - see "Clint F"
Fred - early San Francisco A.A. (A 88)
Fred B. - see "Freddie B"
Fred K. - New Jersey A.A. help start A.A. Miami (A 25)
Freddie B. - wife Florence, divorced after sober; chemistry professor; after Bill spoke Oxford Group came talk to Bill & became friends; drank off & on 11 years before sober in A.A., attended Tuesday night meetings Bill's house (L 94,102) (P 132,162,335)
Freddie S. - joined A.A. with wife Vi S. May 1941, former mayor of Akron, is the 'Victor' who wrote 13th Step with 'Lil' (D 97-9,245-6)
Freud, Sigmund - Viennese psychiatrist (A 3) (D 12,338) (H 282)
Fulton Sheen - see "Sheen, Monsignor Fulton"

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G., Mr. - put up money to help Works Publishing Company after Bert T. put tailor shop as collateral; also see "Cochran, Mr."
Galbraith, Ernie W. - see "Ernie G - Akron"
Gallagher, Father J.G. - worked with Sister Ignatia (D 221)
Gammeter, John - neighbor Henrietta Seiberling, put Bill up at Portage Country Club; self made man son of washer woman, started B.F. Goodrich Company (P 144)
Garth M. - new Toledo A.A.; group gave $2 roll of nickels to buy 40 copies 1941 Saturday Evening Post with Jack Alexander article (P 247)
Gavin, Della - birth name for Sister Ignatia, see "Ignatia \ Sister Mary Ignatia Gavin"
Gene C. - Chicago A.A. (D 302)
George B. - he & Al S. instrumental persuading Knickerbocker Hospital to set aside ward just for alcoholics under A.A. sponsorship, 1st New York hospital do so (G 87)
George D. - early A.A. (D 106)
George F. - Norwegian immigrant, started A.A. in Oslo Norway (E 44) (H 123)
George G. - chairman Trustees' Archives Committee, presided official ribbon cutting ceremonies open archives November 3 1975; professor communications Hofstra University (G 108,127,131)
George H. - stayed at Bill & Lois's house; took Jack W. Bellevue -but they locked him up instead; killed in WWII  (L 105,121)
George H. - pro conference New York A.A., surveyed groups around country concerning self government 1948 (D 320-2)
George R. - met alcoholic Scottish nobleman Philip who had come to America look into International Christian Leadership Movement businesses men interested in bringing God into industry through breakfast clubs for prayer & planning, 1st session he met George R., Philip sobered up and took A.A. to Scotland (A 83-4)
George S. - Philadelphian; sobered after reading article "Alcoholics & God" Liberty magazine September 1939; Jimmy B. visited after, 1st A.A. Philadelphia meeting in his house (A 17-8) (P 245)
Geroldsek, John - Oxford Group member Calvary Episcopal Mission; heavy-set man, house painter, lived outside mission (P 117,118-9))
Gib K. - Milwaukee pioneer A.A.; gave Bill violin which Bill treasured (G 35)
'Gilly' - Bill's father's nickname; see "Wilson, Gilman Barrows"
Ginger B. / G. - [Ginger B. in index/ G in text] El Paso Texas; helped by letter Bill wrote, it was destroyed, asked Bill to write another; example of how Bill's letters became talismans (P 385,391n)
Ginny P. - regular member of 'spook circle', husband was Tom P. (P 280)
Gladys S. - Madras India, read about A.A. in Liberty Magazine, came New York, stayed Stepping Stones, nickname 'Princess', developed crush on Bill, sober 1 year when died in accident (L 138-139)
Goldfoot, Ella - owned of farm Bill & Lois worked on during 1925 motorcycle trip (B 150) (L 41-42,44) (P 72,73) (BB#3 unnamed 3)
Gordon - early New York A.A. (P 215)
Gordon M. - October 1939 found room for A.A. meetings South Orange Community House NJ, 1st New Jersey A.A. meeting not in a home; picture appeared in Jack Alexander article Saturday Evening Post; (L 127) (P 247)
Grace - she and husband were asked to love each other using '24 hour plan' (D 256-7)
Grace G. - wife of Abby G. early Cleveland A.A. (A 21)
Grace O. - her & husband helped original group publish Grapevine (A 201)
Grassroots, Mr. - anonymous spokesman, Centerville U.S.A. portraying everybody in A.A. at 2nd International Convention St. Louis July 1955 (A 41-44)
Green, Hetty - richest woman Wall Street turn century, famous miser, early part century amassed large fortune & wielded equally large political power; Bill used this name as nickname for Dr. Emily, see "Wilson, Dr. Emily Griffith"
Greim, Lorraine - Ruth Hock's assistant, nonalcoholic, started work Newark January 1940; Bill nicknamed 'Sweetie Pie' (P 235,250)
Grennie C. / Grenny - patient of Dr. Harry Tiebout at Blythewood Sanitarium, friend Marty M. who said Grennie 'we are no longer alone' -famous A.A. statement, summarizes relief felt by every isolated alcoholic finally finding Fellowship (A 3) (G 66) (H 369) (L 124,127) (P 213,216)
'Griffith' - name Jack Alexander 1941 Saturday Evening Post article gave Bill for anonymity
Griffin, Clarence - Gardner Fayette Griffith's only son, Bill's uncle, died 1894 Colorado (P 28,31,406)
Griffith, Ella Brock - Bill's mothers mother (grandmother), married Gardner Fayette Griffith, raised Bill since age 10 & sister Dorothy, died 1921 (N 10) (P 25,27,28,45,46,55,70) (W 139)
Griffith, Family - Bill's mother's family (P 15,41,126)
Griffith, Gardner Fayette - Bill's mother's father (grandfather), Bill's substitute father; Civil War veteran; married Ella Brock; nickname -Jolly because he usually wasn't, East Dorset's most prosperous citizen when he died in 1924 (P 20,25,27-28,29,30,31,32,35,45-7,52,64,70) (N 10,16) (W 139) (BB#3 unnamed 10)
Griffith, Helen - husband died of alcoholism, best friend sobered up in Jersey group; newcomer Bill helped; woman of means, interested building new houses & fixing up old ones; built house Wilson's got April 11, 1941, Bill & Lois move into Bedford Hills NY home 23 years after marriage it was their 1st house, called Stepping Stones; (B 316-317) (L 133,136) (P 259-260)
Griffith, Millie - Bill's aunt, (P 13)
Griffith, Robert - Bill's cousin, Brattleboro (P 27,28)
Griffith, Silas - Gardner Fayette Griffith's cousin, Vermont's 1st millionaire (P 28)
Griffith, Will - got terms agents so Bill's grandfather could buy & sell cars (P 46)
Grinnell, Catherine 'Katy' - member rich family New Bedford Massachusetts, lost husband WWI, entertained soldiers (P 55-6)
Grinnell, Dr. - treated Bill around 1915 while Bill enrolled Norwich University (P 45)
Grinnell, Emmy - member rich family New Bedford Massachusetts, husband gone WWI, entertained soldiers (P 55-6)
Grinnell Family - wealthy & leading socialite family New Bedford Massachusetts, gave party for service men, where Bill took 1st drink -Bronx cocktail, age 22 (B 104,106) (N 13) (P 55) (W 145-146)
Gulden, Frank - former Trustee (A 6,208) (H 194)

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Haas, Father Vincent - newly ordained priest, looked into A.A. for Sister Ignatia, heard confessions from alcoholic patients at St. Francis Hospital because hospital chaplain didn't think alcoholics patients truly repentant (D 189-190) (N 80) (S 86)
Hackensmith - wrestler (P 30)
Haggard, Dr. Howard W. - with Elvin M. Jellinek founded Yale Summer Studies programs; moved to New Jersey and became Rutgers School Alcohol Studies 1962; wrote article 1st Grapevine; with Dr. Henderson began publish Quarterly Journal Studies Alcohol 1940  (E 28) (H 187-90) (P 325n)
Hal S. - founder San Diego group, helped by Johnny Howe & Kaye M. (A 92)
Hall, Mrs. - admissions nurse Akron City Hospital (D 81-4) (BB#3 unnamed 156)
Hammer, Dr. A. Wiese - wife Helen; Philadelphian; told friend Judge Curtis Bok owner publisher Saturday Evening Post about A.A. & have Jack Alexander do story; secured Philadelphia Group 1st meeting rooms, introduced Dr. Stouffer chief psychiatrist Philadelphia General Hospital to A.A., visited other cities with A.A. members to talk A.A. up & paid their expenses, offered buy club house (A 18,190) (H 362-364) (P 244)
Hammer, Helen - wife Dr. A. Wiese Hammer, went to A.A. meetings with him for years (H 363-4)
Hank G. - chairman General Service Committee oversee A.A. office 1949; structured & programmed 1955 International Convention St. Louis; supervised 1960 International Convention Long Beach California; manager General Service Office (A 32) (G 9,101)
Hank \ Henry P. - salesman, early New York A.A.; he and wife Kathleen lived Teaneck NJ; drinking cost executive position Standard Oil New Jersey; 2nd prospect Bill got from Dr. Silkworth 1937; organized gasoline dealers northern New Jersey in cooperative -Honor Dealers at 17 William Street Newark in spring 1937 with Bill; present meeting December 1937 Rockefeller raise money; co-leader with Jim B. Big Book liberals-less God stuff; partner Bill formed Works Publishing Company early 1939 publish Big Book; wrote chapter 10 Big Book "To Employers"; got drunk after 4 years April 1940; died Pennington New Jersey 1954, story "Unbeliever" 1st edition Big Book (A 11,16f,74,154,155-7,159,163-164,167,170f,179) (B 250,263,274,282,284-285,298-299,301,321) (D 108,167,180,201,208) (E 15,18) (G 79) (H 62,106,108,144,201) (L 98,101,127,130) (N 75)
(P 161-162,167,169,191-2,194,195,199-200,204,205,207,208,213,216,217,220,226,228,229-31,235,236,241,243n,255) (W 160) (BB1 194-205) (BB#3 unnamed xxix,136,163)
Hans H. - Scandinavian American brought Big Book to Bergen Norway (A 29)
'Happiness Joe' - New York radio late night host, maybe Lillian R.'s 1st A.A. contact (G 46)
Hardin C. - joined Fitz M. in Washington D.C. area 1940; bought Preferred Stock in Works Publishing Inc (A 188) (P 257,258n)
Harold G. - early Akron A.A., sent to Cincinnati to bring back Bill J. who slipped (D 112-3,119)
Harold S. - he & wife Emily S. constantly opened Flatbush home for A.A. meetings 1939, drove Bill & Lois to Green Pond New Jersey (L 125,127) (P 217)
Harriet - niece of Carry, Wilson's cook housekeeper at Stepping Stones (G 37) (L 157)
Harriet G. - Nell Wing's secretary & general assistant; died May 1986 (G 126)
Harrington, Mr. - Dr. Bob's neighbor as youth, had dog Rover (D 14)
Harris K - his story "Growing Up All Over Again" in 3rd edition (BB#3 418-21)
Harrison, Leonard V. - director public affairs Community Service Society New York City; nonalcoholic trustee 1941 - April 1965 except 5 year hiatus 1956-1961 chairman; spoke 2nd Intentional Convention St. Louis 1955; present 25th Anniversary 1960 Long Beach California (A 5,186,208,212) (E 72) (G 74) (H 168,195) (MS 17) (P 221,358)
Harry B - on board of Alcoholic Foundation-replaced 'NY member that got drunk', his story "A Different Slant" in 1st ed of Big Book, from NY (BB1 252-253) (BB#3 'Fred" 39-43)
Harry N., Dr. - early Cleveland A.A.; complied with junior assistant Dr. Ippolito not to operate -1st professional intervention 1941, received treatment; treated so many alcoholics called 'Patron Saint Cleveland A.A.'; early treated alcoholics castor oil & egg soup called Dr. Nash's Formula  (D 201-2) (S 163-164)
Harry R. - 12 stepped Dick P. -perhaps 1st Spanish speaking A.A. (D 249)
Harry Z - his story "A Close Shave" in 1st ed of Big Book (BB1 348-350)
Hazard, Rowland - met Stewart's cafeteria after Oxford Group meetings; carried message Ebby; former Rhode Island state senator, investment banker, senior director chemical company, concerned about his drinking saw Dr. Carl Jung psychoanalyst in Switzerland 1930, treated about year, drunk again, returned more treatment, Jung told science can't help need spiritual awakening, joined Oxford Group 1931 & found sobriety; with Cebra G. interceded with judge to accept responsibility for Ebby August 1934, helped Ebby find sobriety; died 1945 (B 229-231) (E 10) (H 276-9,282-3) (L 93) (N 8,9,21,33) (P 113-115,128,381-4,) (W 154-155) (BB#3 unnamed 9,26)
Hazel R. - Dennis Manders staff secretary (G 101)
Heard, Gerald - writer, student Eastern & Western religions, british philosopher, mystery novelist, interested mysticism, psychic phenomena, founded Trabuco College, British radio commentator, anthropologist, metaphysician; Wilson's 1st visited Trabuco campus winter 1943-1944; wrote "Search for Ecstasy" defined A.A. as ad hoc church in May 1958 Grapevine; introduced Bill to Aldous Huxley, 2 English psychiatrists Dr. Humphrey Osmond & Dr. Abram Hoffer working with schizophrenics an alcoholics in Canadian hospital experimenting with LSD; Bill took LSD under his supervision California August 29 1956; (G 54,74-75) (L 143,159) (N 137) (P 290,368,370-371,375)
'Heard, H.F.' - dozens mysteries published under this pseudonym, real name Huxley, Aldous
Heatter, Gabriel - 'We the People' popular radio show; friend of Morgan R., Hank P. Morgan interviewed on show April 1939 (A 174-175,246) (B 288) (L 115) (N 90) (P 207,209,248)
Helen B. - A.A., senior office staff, recommended Nell Wing work directly with Bill to put together booklet Third Legacy, her story "Promoted to Chronic" in 2nd and 3rd edition (A 215) (G 14) (MS 17) (P 347) (BB2 485-94 / BB3 464-73)
Helen P. - picture appeared Jack Alexander 1941 Saturday Evening Post article (P 247)
Helen W. - early New York female A.A., committed suicide (P 219)
Helga H. - her husband Leonard was nonalcoholic trustee; let Wilson's use apartment few months 72nd Street & Riverside Drive Manhattan (L 127) (P 216)
Henderson, Dr. - worked with Dr. H. W. Haggard at Yale (H 187)
Hennessy, J.J. - Bill wrote letter 1956 describing A.A. structure ideas (G 21)
'Henri' - Dr. Bob's nickname for Seiberling, Henrietta
Henrietta D. - wife of Bill D. A.A. #3; met Dr. Bob's wife June 28 1935; served 22 years as matron at Akron City Workhouse & helped carry message to confined female alcoholics (A 6,72) (C 42) (D 83-9,100,145-6,235,244,272) (H 362) (P 153,159n) (S 117)
Henry G. - part time manager 141 East 44th Street office, "Do It Now" (H 157)
Henry K. - early A.A. (P 217)
Henry P. - early A.A. (not same person as 'Hank'/Henry P, or his son) (D 106)
Henry P - Hank P's son (P 195,236)
Henry W. - heard Dr. Bob, Bill, Bill D., Sister Ignatia at meeting Akron 1949, got drunk, got sober 1950 (D 277)
Herb D. - from New Jersey, attended Tuesday night meetings at Bill's house with wife Margaret (L 102) (P 162)
Herb D. - husband of Elizabeth D., Americans who carried A.A. to Brazil (E 47)
Herb M. - trustee 1956-1960, General Service Office general manager 1960-1968, chairman trustees' General Service Committee; he & wife bought 600 shares British Columbia oil lands due to Bill's advice, Bill made good helping them recoup losses; critical of Bill's ideas & timing; assisted committee members being majority alcoholic (G 20,53,101) (P 293,294,367n,380,392,395,396,397)
Herbert - gave Lois a ride to Newark (P 215)
Hershey, Lewis B. - director Selective Service 1942; Bill wrote letter concerning alcoholics being allowed serve in military (P 272,273)
'Hetty' - Bill's mother nickname -after famous Hetty Green, see "Wilson, Dr. Emily Griffith" or "Green, Hetty"
Hirshhorn, Joe - millionaire, Wall Street big shot; wife Olga; famous art collector; employed Bill early 1930's when no 1 else would; hired Bill analyze & evaluate companies early 1930's; parted company after Bill disgraced himself assignment Canada; renewed relationship 1962; met La Guardia Airport Bill said he was number 1 drunk in America (B 175,357) (G 71) (L 75-76) (P 93-4,95,97-8,144,160,379)
Hirshhorn, Olga - wife Joe Hirshhorn (L 76)
Hock (Crecelius), Ruth - nonalcoholic, native Newark, grew up thrifty German family, divorced 24; secretary for Hank P.'s Honor Dealers company, came to work Bill & Hank P. in 1936 at 17 William Street Newark; Bill's 1st secretary & office manager 1936-1942; nicknamed 'Dutch' & 'Duchess'; 1st national A.A. secretary, went without pay for time, typed manuscript of Big Book as Bill dictated, wanted little mention of God in steps & Big Book; Serenity Prayer brought to her 1941; picture appeared Jack Alexander March 1 1941 Saturday Evening Post article; given 5 millionth copy Big Book 50th International Convention Montreal 1985; died spring 1986 (A 16,159,166f,195-196) (B 277,292) (D 167,175-6,200-1,205-8,210) (E 18,20) (G 61,82,111-112) (H 63-4,106,107,144-5,147,152) (L 111,141) (N 99,297) (P 191-193,195-6,199,205,219,220,224,226-9,235,241,247,248,250,251,258n,272,303n,304,392-3) (W 160,179)
Hoffer, Dr. Abram - English psychiatrist working alcoholics & schizophrenics at Canadian mental hospital in Saskatoon Saskatchewan; tested 100s hospitalized alcoholics, gave them simple vitamin therapy B3 niacin; trying various methods break patients resistance, help through chemical means LSD 1954, worked with Dr. Humphry Osmond; Bill met through Gerald Heard, asked Bill work with them, he did 6 years (B 358-359) (G 54) (L 159) (N 137) (P 368-369,370,376n,387-9)
Holden, Reuben A. - secretary Yale University; coordinator to give Bill honorary Doctor Laws degree (H 205-209) (P 311,313,314)
Horace C. - early A.A.; dry 3 months, one of first to see 12 Steps after Bill wrote them objected frequent use word God & asking on knees to have shortcomings removed; Wilson's stayed at his Green Pond bungalow New Jersey spring 1939; (Howard)along with Bert T. found & guaranteed rent 1st A.A. clubhouse 24th Street Clubhouse February 1940; got Bill job selling wire rope 1940; picture appeared Jack AlexanderSaturday Evening Post article; suggested printing Serenity Prayer on cards; in early 1940's trustees sent him to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington to sound out groups & get groups supporting A.A. headquarters; also see "Howard A" (A 161,180-1,186,192,196) (B 290,319) (H 64-65,108) (L 125) (P 199,206f,222,238,247,252,255,263)
Horace "Popsie" M. - took Marty M. 1st A.A. meeting, his story "On His Way" in first edition (P 211) (BB1 375-7)
Howard - Bill's 2nd cousin, Bill found him dead drunk in New York hotel brought to Stepping Stones, stayed 5 years (L 139)
Howard, Dr. - psychiatrist Montclair New Jersey; suggested remove all forms coercion from Big Book manuscript, put on 'we ought' basis instead of 'you must' (A 167) (N 75) (P 204) (BB#3 unnamed 163)
'Howard A.' - was actually Horace C / Bill changed his name in AACOA so as not to offend, see "Horace C" (P 206f)
Howard S., Dr. - general practitioner Cuyahoga Falls, A.A., helped by Dr. Bob (D 129-30,132)
Howe, Johnny - Los Angeles Probation Department; Kaye M. gave him copy of Big Book; they dug up alcoholics who started A.A. on the West Coast (A 91-92) (P 266)
Hughes, Harold - held Senate hearings alcoholism late 1960's, Bill involved (G 47)
Hunter, Reverend T. Willard - spent 18 years full time staff positions Oxford Group & M.R.A.; states he never heard of 6 Tenets; supported A.A. (P 130,206n)
Huxley, Aldous - author Brave New World & Doors Perception, teacher, philosopher, New Age pioneer; interested mysticism, psychic phenomena; wrote dozens mysteries published under pseudonym H F Heard; corresponded with Bill nearly 2 decades; introduced to Bill through mutual friend Gerald Heard, called Bill greatest social architect of this century; wrote Grapevine articles; wrote Man & Reality which appeared in souvenir book A.A. Today distributed 1960 International Convention Long beach; died 1963 (B 365) (G 75) (P 368,372,375,376n)
Hyde, Mr. - Dr. Jekyl - Mr. Hyde analogy (H 237)

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Ian M. - started A.A. New Zealand 1946 (E 42)
'Icky' - 'nickname "Dynamite Man"
'Ig' - Dr. Bob's nickname Sister Ignatia
Ignatia \ Sister Mary Ignatia Gavin, C.S.A. - born January 2 1889; birth name Bridget Della Mary Gavin; called Angel Alcoholics Anonymous, Little Angel of A.A.'s, Little Sister of Alcoholics Anonymous, Dr. Bob's nickname 'Ig'; worked with alcoholics Akron 1928-1939; pioneered 1st alcoholism ward utilizing AA philosophy Akron 1939; 1st use retreat houses fortify spiritual recovery; with Dr. Bob's wife helped Akron's 1st alcoholic women; received Poverello Medal behalf A.A. December 7 1949; wrote article "Care Alcoholics - St.Thomas Hospital & A.A. Started Movement Which Swept Country" October 1951 in Hospital Progress journal Catholic Hospital Association; last day St. Thomas August 7 1954, went Charity Hospital Cleveland; received 1954 National Theta Phi Alpha's St. Catherine Sienna Award; died April 1, 1966 (A viii-ix,7-8,14,19,67,143,206) (B 346) (C 6,128) (D 45-6,185-99,221,245,277,283,328) (E 15,72) (G 24,92) (H 156,202-205,227,309,371-379) (L 145) (N 79) (MS 16) (P 323) (S iii-ix,1-5-7,9,12,17,34-36,42,122,128,139,145,149-151,153,185-186,221,225-226,240,257,273) (BB#3 named 171)
Ignatius, Saint - see "Saint Ignatius of Layola"
Ippolito, Dr. Victor D. - junior assistant Dr. Harry Nash in operating room Charity Hospital, told Dr. Nash not operate -1st professional intervention 1941 (S 163)
Irvin, Arba J - classmate of Dr. Bob at Dartmouth (D 24-5,67)
Irwin M. - super salesman of Venetian blinds, early Cleveland A.A., early 1940's spread A.A. message through South, started many & stimulated more new groups (A 25) (B 290,319) (D 259) (L 141)

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J.D.H. - joined A.A. September 1936, 9 or 10 preceded him, Dr. Bob nicknamed him 'Abercrombie', 1 of few who weren't hospitalized, Southerner, had trouble with spiritual part, left established group to start A.A. group Evansville Indiana (D 46,111-114,140,147-9,258)
'Jack, Dr.' - nickname of Norris, Dr. John (Jack) L.
Jack C. - brought Serenity Prayer Vesey Street office June 1941, rented Bill & Lois a sporty Lincoln Zephyr (A 173,196) (L 126) (P 252)
Jack D. - early Cleveland A.A., Bill's pigeon (D 182-3,210)
Jack G. - Chicago A.A. (D 177)
Jack M. - editor Grapevine (G 137)
Jack W. - wife Jean W., lived near Bill & Lois, Bill tried to help, didn't sober up (L 121)
Jack W. - helped Richmond A.A.'s realize getting away wives & drinking only beer not orthodox AA (A 25)
Jacobs, Frank - had influence Bill's boyhood (B 42)
Jackson, John - Bill's childhood sweetheart Bertha Bamford pall bearer (P 36)
Jake H. - A.A. member, associated U.S. Steel, co-led industrial meeting with Dave M. A.A. 15th anniversary (H 118)
James, William - Harvard professor, founding father American psychology; author Varieties Religious Experience, theory spiritual experiences have definite objective reality & might totally transform man's life; Bill called him 1 of A.A. founders (A 13,64,70,160,262,264,323) (D 69,104,306) (G 21) (H 175-6,196-7,199,279-298) (N 20,23,33-34) (P 124-125,197,199) (W 154,172) (BB#3 named 28)
Jameses, Curtis - honored troops preparing to go overseas, invited Bill's whole battery his Newport estate (L 23)
Jane S. - 1st woman Akron area maintain few months sobriety, married vice president large steel company (D 122,241)
Janet G. - she & Bill, edited A.A. Way Life, became As Bill Sees It (G 27) (P 360)
Jellinek, Dr. E. M. -Ph.D. - nickname 'Bunky'; world famous scientific, medical authority on alcoholism, cofounded National Committee Education Alcoholism, founded National Committee Education Alcoholism, 1943 founded Yale Center Alcohol Studies moved to Rutgers University New Jersey 1962, author Disease Concept Alcoholism, developed famous Jellinek Chart -curve showing progression of illness & subsequent recovery; invited Bill speak Yale Center early 1940's, after Bill's death awarded him 1st Jellinek Award; with Dr. Haggard began publish Quarterly Journal Studies Alcohol 1940; died 1972 (E 28) (G 67-68) (H 100,188) (L 145) (P 325n)
Jellinek, Elvin - see "Jellinek, Dr. E. M. -Ph.D."
Jennie B. - founding mother Boston A.A., daughter Back Bay family, 1 Paddy K.'s 1st 2 successes (A 96) (P 251,257-258)
Jim S., Dr. - physician, originator 1st black group; spoke A.A. 2nd International Convention St. Louis July; "Jim's Story" 2nd & 3rd editions Big Book 1955 (A 37) (P 317) (BB2 471-84 / BB3 483-96)
Jim S. - former Akron journalist, found by Dr. Bob skid row selling hair oil & panhandling, interviewed & helped all Akron & Cleveland men write Big Book stories, his story "The News Hawk" in 1st edition - re written and re named "Traveler, Editor, Scholar" for 2nd and 3rd edition (A 164) (D 154) (H 359) (L 113) (P 200) (W 180) (BB1 254-64 / BB2 & BB3 251-60)
Jim W. (James Russell Lowell W.) - confidence man, disappeared in A.A. history (L 123)
Jimmy B. - early New York A.A.; salesman; 1 1st 10 A.A.'s eastern U.S.; insisted toning down "God" references both steps & Big Book, wanted strong psychological emphasis; went Philadelphia needed fellow alcoholics around stay sober, started group 1940; responsible start A.A. Baltimore also; donated his 1st printing /1st edition Big Book to archives; story "Vicious Cycle" 2nd & 3rd editions Big Book, sometimes referred to as 'Jim B' or 'Jim Burwell' (A 17-8,163)  (B 282,295) (G 22,111,129) (H 201,363) (L 198) (N 75) (P 199,204,214,221,244-245,258n) (BB2 & BB3 238-50) (BB#3 unnamed 149-50)
Joan C. - best friend of Mrs. Griffith who built Stepping Stones -Wilson's house, helped work out plan so Wilson's could afford it (L 133) (P 259-260)
Joe - checked Bill's hat & coat at function, former member Al Capone gang (A 102) (B 344)
Joe D.A.A.#5, Akron, early Catholic member, "The European Drinker" one of few stories in all 3 editions of Big book. (D 112) (N 84) (BB1 206-16) (BB2/3 230-7)
Joe M. - his story "Joe's Woes" in 2nd edition only (BB2 445-59)
Joe McQ. - 1st black Little Rock Arkansas A.A. 1962; participated Charlie P. Big Book seminars (G 112)
Joe P. - joined A.A. 1942, Dr. Bob's fellow Dartmouth College alumnus (D 18,191-2,226,265,287-8,290)
Joe T. - tried get Bill job Torpedo Motor Company (L 130)
Joe W. - came from Bowery, New Yorker magazine writer; supporter of Big Book title Alcoholics Anonymous; sober on & off, (some credit him with writing chapt "To Wives") (A 166) (P 202) (W 160)
John B. - general manager General Service Office 1988 (G 144)
John C. - early San Francisco A.A. (A 88)
John P - his story "The Professor and the Paradox" in 2nd edition (BB2 336-42)
John R. - joined A.A. March/April 1939, husband of Elgie R., Oxford member, 12 stepped Ethel & Rollo M., barbershop West Exchange Street, Dr. Bob stopped in to chat  (C 50) (D 80,95,128,153,166,177,213,216-9,223,227,237,243-4,251-2,272,276-7,286,289,302,311)
John S. - joined A.A. Akron January 1940 (D 146,221,275-6,280)
John W. - help group Richmond realize A.A. was not to get away wives & drink beer at meetings (B 319)
Johnny P. - Detroit A.A., traveled a lot, inspired many AA's band together, start meetings; started A.A. Kansas City Kansas (A 95) (L 141)
Johnny R. - see John R
Johnson, Dick - Bill's Canadian friend, offered Bill job with his firm, Greenshields & Co. -brokerage firm Montreal (B 169) (L 81) (P 86) (BB#3 unnamed 4)
Johnson, Dr. Gordon - leading psychiatrist Oslo Norway, helped start A.A. Norway (A 29) (G 72)
'Jolly' - nickname Bill's grandfather, see "Griffith, Gardner Fayette"
Jones, Cy - Bill's brother-in-law, Bill worked as clerk in insurance department of New York Central Railroad for Cy (A 54) (L 30) (P 63)
Jones, Joan - Lois's fathers 2nd wife (step mother) (L 84)
Jones, Kleina - General Service Office, conceived flag ceremony international conventions (G 109)
Jud O. - joined A.A. 1939, wife Dorothy O. (D 230,233,236,279,290-1)
Jung, Dr. Carl - Switzerland psychoanalyst; 1 founders modern psychology; wrote "Modern Man Search Soul;" treated & helped Rowland Hazard 1930, patient over 1 year in Zurich, opinion only thing help was spiritual awakening, suggested ally himself religious movement; Bill felt Jung top of list responsible for A.A.'s creation; Bill wrote him 1961; died June 6, 1961 (A 3,64,68,262) (B 231,362) (D 69) (H 98,266-7,276-277,281-6) (N 8,21,33-35) (P 114,381-6,391n) (W 154,155,172-173) (BB#3 named 26)

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Kahn, David - philanthropist; wife Lucille; interested in mysticism, psychic phenomena; close Aldous Huxley, Gerald Heard; long time friend supporter Edgar Cayce(G 75)
Kaiser, Dr. - doctor Toledo state asylum, let Chet M. sign out patients take Toledo A.A. meetings (D 256)
Kaiser, Henry J. - of Kaiser shipyards (A 90)
Kathleen - nonalcoholic, Bill R.'s wife (P 162)
Kathleen P. - 1 of Hank P.'s wives (L 101) (P 162,216,217,228,243n)
Katie P. - wife Duke P., Toledo groups first treasurer (D 150,151,253-7,290)
Kay - 1 of original group publishing Grapevine (A 201)
Kay F - Clint F.'s wife (P 78,95)
Kaye M. - nonalcoholic, Ty M.'s wife; divorced after Ty sobered; Bill chewed her out for baby sitting husband; took Big Book Johnny Howe at Los Angeles Probation Department late fall 1939, these 2 dug up alcoholics who started A.A. West Coast, (name spelled "Kay" in Dr. Bob) (A 91-92) (D 177) (P 266)
Ken - gave Lois pheasant feathers she turned into a hat (P 239)
Ken A. - tried with Dick R. & Earl T. to start A.A. group Chicago 1937 (A 22)
Ken S. - Kansas City old timer (G 112)
Kennedy, Dr. Foster - world renowned neurologist; attended & spoke John D. Rockefeller's A.A. dinner February 1940, represented medical profession; with Dr. Harry Tiebout & Dr. Kirby Collier responsible Bill speaking 2 medical societies; defended A.A. in A.M.A.; endorsed paper Bill read 1944 Medical Society New York annual meeting; used term X factor to explain what we call God (A 14,45,183-185,204,320f) (B 295) (G 67) (H 62,145) (L 128) (MS 11,15) (N 93) (P 232-233)
Kilpatrick, Dr. O. Arnold - psychiatrist in charge New York State mental institution, nonalcoholic, spoke 2nd Intentional Convention St. Louis 1955 (A 6) (P 358)
King - early San Francisco A.A. (A 88)
King Alcohol - (BB#3 named 151)
Kitterer, Dr. - ordained minister, trained institutional administrator, in charge at Deaconess Hospital Cleveland, helped set up alcoholic ward, got visiting privileges Dr. Bob & Dr. N. (A 20) (D 201)
Klein, Edith - professional librarian, helped Nell Wing with archives (G 126)
Klein, Sarah - nonalcoholic friend Archie T., helped start A.A. group Detroit 1939 (A 24) (D 182)
Kolb, Guy - Lois's boss at Macy's (L 84)
Krauweel, Henk - important social worker Holland; lot do translating 12 Steps Dutch, helped A.A. in Holland; leading authority alcoholism Europe (A 26f) (G 72)
Kuhlke, M. D. - firm Kuhlke Machine Co. merged National Rubber Machinery Company 1928, instrumental proxy fight that brought Bill to Akron (P 158)
Kurtz, Ernest - historian, wrote Not-God (P 394)

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Lambert, Dr. Sam - along with Charlie Towns founded Towns Hospital, developed belladonna treatment (B 257) (P 101)
Landon, Bill - lived next door Bill's grandparents East Dorset Vermont, Old Frank's son-in-law, fought civil war, taught Bill how shoot rifle, wife Barefoot Rose, had influence Bill's boyhood (B 24,42) (P 52,54)
Landon, Rose - neighbor Bill's while staying with grandparents, Bill Landon husband, town's librarian, responsible Bill reading great deal, had influence Bill's boyhood (B 26-27,42) (P 29)
Landons - Bill's next door neighbors East Dorset (W 139)
Lang, Sidney - foremost bridge expert (D 296)
Langley, Samuel P -Professor - flying machine failed to get off the ground and ran into Potomac just months before Wright's flight (BB#3 named 51)
Larry J. - newspaper man, sobered up in Cleveland, went to Houston Texas; help start Texas A.A., wrote series of 6 article Houston Press which became AA's first pamphlet "AA" (A 24) (B 295) (D 259) (L 141)
Lavelle K. - A.A., along with wife Emma K. cared for Dr. Bob & Annie last years 855 Ardmore Avenue Akron (C 61) (D 17,272,289,317-8,329-30,333,339-43)
'Lawyer Barber' - lawyer in Bennington Vermont involved in Bill's parents divorce (P 25)
Leary, Dr. Timothy - along with Richard Alpert brought LSD to national attention in 1961 (P 376-7n)
LeBerthon, Ted - prominent Los Angeles columnist, articles helped A.A. grow (A 92)
Lee - wife Chuck, artist, 1st alcoholic arrive Los Angeles from East (A 92)
Leo F. - Los Angeles A.A. Group, instrumental bringing A.A. San Quentin (A 89)
Leonard - early New York A.A. (P 214)
Leonard H. - wife Helga H., let Wilson's use apartment few months 72nd Street & Riverside Drive Manhattan; Leonard nonalcoholic trustee (L 127) (P 216)
'Lil' - 1st lady seek A.A. help, involved 1st 13th step with 'Victor', got sober outside A.A. (D 97-98,109,241)
Lillian - nickname 'Lily', Dr. Bob's receptionist nurse, husband was Everett (C 124)(D 40,50) (BB#3 unnamed 179)
Lillian R. - popular singer, went public 1940's, gave small A.A. enormous boost Australia (G 46)
Lincoln, Abraham - US president (H 260)
Lisa - her story "The Teen-Ager's Decision" in 3rd edition (BB#3 353-55)
Little Angel of A.A.'s - see "Ignatia \ Sister Mary Ignatia Gavin"
Little, Reverend George - Toronto minister credited introducing A.A. Canada (A 84) (E 35)
Little Sister of Alcoholics Anonymous - see "Ignatia \ Sister Mary Ignatia Gavin"
Lloyd T. - early Cleveland A.A., Dorothy S.M. called him to get help for Clarence S., stayed with Oxford group after A.A. split, Clarence's sponsor, his story "The Rolling Stone" in 1st edition (D 143,167,218) (BB1 386-90)
Lois K. - 1 of original group publishing Grapevine (A 201)
Luke - early Chicago A.A. Earl T. worked with (A 22)
Lupton, Dr. Dilworth - Unitarian minister Cleveland's 1st Unitarian Church, helped rapid growth A.A. Cleveland; tried sober up Clarence S.; gave sermon November 1939  later reprinted as pamphlet by Cleveland Gp (A 20) (D 142,162,205,210) (N 84-85)

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M., Dr. - 1 of 1st, if not 1st drunk Bill & Dr. Bob tried help, disappeared A.A. history (P 144)
M., Mrs. - wife of Alex (D 147)
Mac, 'Poor' - early New York A.A., members didn't think he'd make it -he did (P 227,228)
McCarthy, Ray - 1st administrator Yale School Alcohol Studies (H 189)
MacCormick, Austin - Commissioner of Corrections New York, Professor Criminology University California, penologist; served 2 terms trustee; nonalcoholic, spoke 2nd Intentional Convention St. Louis 1955 (A 6) (L 57) (P 358)
Madeline V. - early Akron A.A. (D 283-5)
Maeve - 1 of original group publishing Grapevine (A 201)
Mag V. - wife Bob V.; farm house Wilson's stayed fall 1939 with rooms called Upper & Lower Siberia, located Bog Hollow Monsey New York (A 11,179) (B 291) (L 122,127) (P 214,218)
Main, Florence - Oxford Group leader in Akron (D 157)
Manders, Dennis - long time non-alcoholic controller General Service Office; co-worker Nell Wing; prophesied at St. Louis Convention Bill's final stepping down from A.A. leadership would take years; in charge taping April 1970 Conference where Bill couldn't finish speech (G 50,60,76,96) (H 157) (P 372-3,393,399)
Margaret D. - wife Herb D., attended Tuesday night meetings Bill's house (P 162)
Margaret McP. - husband Mickey, ran drying out farm Ballston Spa New York, Ebby Thatcher stayed there in 60's, cared for by Margaret (L 118)
Marian - Tom P's aunt whose table was refinished (P 280)
Marie B. - wife Walter B. Cleveland A.A.; (Akron records state wrote chapter in Big Book 'To Wives'); story "An Alcoholic's Wife" 1st edition Big Book story section (A 164) (D 152) (S 122) (BB1 378-379)
Markey, Morris - writer, "Alcoholics & God" article Liberty magazine September 1939 (A 17,87,176-177) (H 145,180) (L 116) (MS 11) (N 90) (P 223,224)
Marshall B. - early Los Angeles A.A. helped by Johnny Howe & Kaye M. (A 92)
Martin, Sarah - name in Jack Alexander's March '41 Saturday Evening Post article used for Marty M.
Marty M. - 1 of 1st A.A. women achieve lasting sobriety, came meetings Bill & Lois's; Dr. Tiebout gave Multilith copy Big Book to her at Blythewood Sanitarium Greenwich Connecticut; started Greenwich group 1939; sponsored Nona W.; introduced Bill to Dr. Harry Tiebout chief psychiatrist Blythewood; with original group publishing Grapevine; founded National Committee Education Alcoholism [N.C.E.A.] October 2 1944, later became National Council Alcoholism then National Council Alcoholism & Drug Dependence; Bill & Dr. Bob publicly endorsed NCEA, were named in letter head, 1946 solicitation letter for funds looked like A.A. & N.C.E.A. were linked together -impact 7th Tradition; 1943 attended newly founded Yale School Alcohol Studies, country's 1st such educational program;  broke anonymity & Bill supported; Time magazine article 1944 on NCEA told her AA background; present 25th Anniversary 1960 Long Beach California, her story "Women Suffer Too" in 2nd & 3rd edition (A 3,18,181,201) (B 302-303) (E 72) (G 12-13,66) (H 100-1,189,369) (L 124,127,146) (N 118,126,417) (P 210-213,216,244,248,293,295,310-1,319-20,401) (S ix) (BB2 & BB3 222-9)
Max - A.A.'s 1st German member (E 52)
Maxwell, Dr. Milton - chairman Emeriti with Dr. John (Jack) L. Norris International Convention Montreal 1985; member 1st Trustees' Archives Committee; non alcoholics trustee, chairman board; died 1988 (G 112,127) (N 273)
Maybelle 'May B' L. - wife Tom L., her and husband's story in 1st edition "My Wife and I"  (D 120) (BB1 287-95)
Maynard B. - his story "Join the Tribe!" in 3rd edition (BB3 474-7)
'Mayor Houde' - Montreal's major, supported A.A., threw party maybe 1st official reception any A.A. group received (A 85)
McC. - met Stewart's cafeteria after Oxford Group meetings (B 229-230)
McKinnon, Arch - aided Dr. S.L. Minogue & Father Dunlea at Rydalmere Mental Hospital, Sydney (A 86)
Mel B. - Michigan A.A. (P 348)
Merced, Sister - looked after 2 bed ward St. John's Hospital Cleveland (A 20) (H 204)
Merle H. - wife Doctor Forest H., Los Angeles A.A. (P 287-288)
Mickey McP. - wife Margaret; had rest farm Ballston Spa near Schenectady New York; Ebby T. spent last 2 years life (G 99)
Midge M. - Bob H.'s administrative assistant; helped Nell Wing with archives; secretary Trustees' Archives Committee (G 126-127)
Mielcarek, Henry - corporate personnel expert; engaged Allis-Chalmers look after alcoholic problem; nonalcoholic, spoke 2nd Intentional Convention St. Louis 1955 (A 5) (P 358)
Mike - early Detroit A.A. Archie T. helped, assisted A.A. growth Detroit (A 24)
Mike R. - pioneer A.A. Oklahoma; chairman Trustee's Archives Committee; initiated Markings On Journey 1979 (G 109-110,131)
Miles N., Dr. - 1 1st A.A.'s doctor members, prodigious A.A. worker & national authority on chemistry of drunks (A 95)
Millie - Emily Wilson's sister (P 13)
Milotte, Mary - had influence Bill's boyhood, his teacher (B 42) (L 19,33)
Minogue, S. J. - Australian psychiatrist with Rydalmere Mental Hospital Sydney, late 1942 wrote G.S.O. (A 85)
Money, Francis - boyhood acquaintance Bill's (P 47)
Montjoy, Mr. & Mrs. - vice president hotel organization (P 288)
Morgan, J.P. - very rich Wall Street man, Bill's hero (P 81)
Morgan R. - Irish Catholic, ex-ad man; came A.A. early January 1939; had friend on Catholic Committee Publications New York Archdiocese, delivered mimeograph copy Big Book to committee, they approved; spoke popular radio program 'We The People' April 1939 shortly after release Greystone institution; attended John D. Rockefeller's A.A. dinner Feb 1940; Wilson's stayed his apartment about 2 months (A 168-169,174-175,183) (B 286,295) (H 62) (L 115,127) (N 47,75,90, 93) (P 201,207,208,209,215,221,232-233)
Morris - Jewish A.A. St. Thomas Hospital alcoholic ward with Sister Ignatia, Irish cop sponsor (D 194)
Morrow, David - a spook (P 276-7,278)
Mort J. - wife Francis; early A.A., book convert, came Los Angeles March 1940 from Denver & helped faltering group; hired meeting place Cecil Hotel; insisted reading Chapter 5 Big Book start every meeting (A 93-94) (P 266,288)
'Mother AA' - see "Smith, Anne Ripley"
'Mother G.' - mother of Ernie G -Akron, Oxford Group matron (D 147,149,151) (N 55)
Muriel - Lois embroidered stockings for her (P 239)
'My friend postman' - see "Whalon, Mark"
Myron W. - (name often spelled "Myrow") his story "Hindsight" in 1st edition, from NY (BB1 370-4)

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N - noted radio commentator, broke anonymity for money raising & publicity (P 309)
Nagle, Father - St. Vincent's Charity Hospital, helped Cleveland alcoholics (A 20) (H 204)
Nancy - waitress served Dr. Bob at City Club (D 293)
Nancy F - "Independent Blonde" in 2nd edition of Big Book (BB2 532-9)
Nash, Dr. Harry - see Harry N, Dr
Ned - early San Francisco A.A. (A 88)
Ned F. - A.A. Washington lawyer, got Bill interested in government (L 130)
Ned P. - new alcoholic, present at meeting December 1937 Rockefeller raise money (B 274)
Neil K. - early Youngstown Ohio A.A. (D 254,257)
Newton, Jim - Oxford Group member, supported A.A. (G 69)
Nic N. - early San Francisco A.A. (A 88)
Niebuhr, Reinhold - One of possible authors of Serenity Prayer(A 196) (P 258n)
Nona W. - alcoholic, wife Walter W. alcoholic, early A.A.'s, friends Sister Francis who invited her to Joy Farm starting A.A.'s contact Sister Francis; sponsored by Marty M (A 181) (L 122)
Norman H - his story "Educated Agnostic" in 1st edition, from Darien, CT (BB1 351-6)
Norman Y. - blind man Youngstown, 12 stepped by Jack D. (D 183-4,221,223,249-50,263)
Norris, Dr. John 'Jack' L. - nicknamed 'Dr. Jack'; medical director Eastman Kodak Rochester New York; early as 1948 investigated A.A. resource available help alcoholic employees; nonalcoholic, served A.A. 27 years trustee, helped change board membership to alcoholic majority; spoke 2nd Intentional Convention St. Louis 1955; present 25th Anniversary 1960 Long Beach California; Bill asked him try LSD, didn't; chairman Emeriti with Dr. Milton Maxwell International Convention Montreal 1985; 1 favorite expressions 'Sponsor your doctor'; gave Bill's eulogy; died January 1989 (A 5,208) (E 67,72) (G 29,52,72,112) (H 194,334-335,339,340) (N 259) (P 268-71,297,301,358,370,371,376,376n,395,396,400)
Northrop, Amanda - Dr. Bob's older foster sister, history professor Hunter College New York City (D 12-13,14)

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Oetinger, Fredrich - one of possible authors of Serenity Prayer (P 258n)
'Old Tom' - see Tom M
Olsen, Dr. Oscar - close friend & enthusiastic A.A. since 1947; attended Seattle Convention 1990 (G 73)
Oppenheimer, Dr. J. Robert - nickname 'Oppie'; physicist, asked Bill join him at Institute Advanced Study Princeton, wanted Bill oversee & evaluate chemical composition neuroses, mostly depression, Bill didn't (B 357-358) (P 381)
'Oppie' - nickname for Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer
Ora T. - early New York A.A., Bill & Lois sublet her furnished apartment 42 Barrow Street Greenwich Village (L 130) (P 215)
Oram, Mrs. Gordon - from San Francisco, had boarder Ted whom she got Big Book, opened her flat 1st A.A. meeting late 1939 (A 88)
Orvis, Mrs. - owner famous Equinox House, headed delegation to meet arrival 1st plane landing Manchester Vermont airfield; Bill, Ebby & pilot Ted Burke drunk (G 58) (H 367) (L 76) (P 84)
Oscar V. - from old St. Louis family, stayed Bill's house (B 263)
Oscar W. - Cleveland A.A., age 29, told, when you are new, you should 'take the cotton from your ears and put it in your mouth, sit down and listen!', wrote resignation & gave Dr. Bob, slipped, back in 6 months (D 225-6,229,231,245-7,258-9,270-1)
Osler, Sir William - late 19th-early 20th century Canadian physician (A 243)
Osmond, Dr. Humphry - English psychiatrist involved in research working with schizophrenics & alcoholics at Canadian hospital Saskatoon Saskatchewan; Bill met through Gerald Heard; trying various methods break patients resistance, help them through chemical means -LSD 1954 and vitamin therapy -B3/niacin; worked Dr. Abram Hoffer, asked Bill work with them, he did for 6 years (B 358-359) (G 54) (L 159) (N 137) (P 368-370,372,376n,380,387,388,389)
Otis W., Father - early recovering priest (S 171)
Oursler, Fulton - editor Liberty Magazine popular national weekly 1939; wrote book Greatest Story Ever Told; Senior Editor Readers Digest; introduced Bill to Fulton Sheen; member Board Trustees; helped raise money from friends distributing first 2 chapters Big Book when unpublished (A 17,87,172n,177,208) (G 73) (H 145,180,182-183,194) (MS 11,17) (N 52,90) (P 223-4,280,335) (BB#3 named xviii)
Oursler, Grace - husband was Fulton Oursler, they introduced Bill W to Fulton Sheen(P 280)
Ovshinsky, Stan - Detroit inventor, developed cheap way converting heat directly electricity; formed company Energy Conversion Laboratories marketed idea (P 380)

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P., Dr. - early Sacramento A.A. (A 88)
Paddy K. - founded A.A. Boston, amazingly successful at helping others despite having slip after slip, died alcoholism; Marty M. took him to Blythewood (A 96) (P 257,258n)
Pam B. - Red Bank New Jersey; met Bill 1968 vacationing Caribbean winter 1968, made mutual pact quit smoking (P 397)
Parent, Lillie - in 1907 letter to Emily, Bill W mentions this friend of his sister Dorothy (P 23-4)
Parent, Mr. - father of Lillie, killed by a train (P 23)
Parkhurst, Kathleen - see "Kathleen P"
Parkhurst, Hank or Henry - see "Hank P"
Pat C. - Minneapolis A.A.; Chicago's Chan F. & Bill Y. carried him message 1940; tried start A.A. & club same time; (A 95)
Pat C. - from California, his story "Lone Endeavor" in 1st edition (BB1 391-6)
Pat M - his story "Desperation Drinking" in 2nd & 3rd ed (BB2 509-513 \ BB3 512-6)
'Patron Saint of Cleveland A.A.' - see "Dr. Harry N"
Paul K. - visited Bill Ruth Hock's 1st day work, Ruth heard fragments drunken misery, miserable wife, being drunk disease, roaring laughter drunken incidents; thought Big Book should be more Christian (A 162) (E 20)
Paul O., Dr - his story in 3rd ed "Doctor, Alcoholic, Addict" (BB3 439-452)
Paul S. - early Akron A.A., met Dr. Bob January 1936, came New York with Dr. Bob attended John D. Rockefeller's A.A. dinner February 1940; got Dr. Bob's son job Cleveland; liked Twelve Steps way 1st written, his story "Truth Freed Me!" in 1st edition (A 162,183) (C 141) (D 111-3,117,119,132,140,143,145,169,245,288,306,310,314,) (H 59,60,62) (L 109) (N 53) (P 184,232-233) (BB1 336-9)
Paul, Saint - see "Saint Paul"
Payne, Kenneth - managing editor of Readers Digest in 1938 (A 158,171)
Peabody, Richard - lay therapist treatment alcoholism, author Common Sense Drinking, recovering alcoholic (P 176)
Peale, Norman Vincent - popular minister Collegiate Church New York, radio preacher spoke New York Intergroup dinner celebrating Bill's sobriety (L 143)
Peg S. - joined A.A. mid-1940's (D 247)
Peggy - friend Smiths (D 87)
Perkins, Roger - senior class member Burr & Burton, pall bearer Bill's childhood sweetheart Bertha Bamford(P 36)
Pete A. - Dr. Bob's son's wife's (Betty) father, alcoholic; sober after daughter brought him Big Book 1944, started group Clovis New Mexico (C 157) (D 303)
Pete W. - His story "Rum, Radio and Rebellion" in 2nd & 3rd edition (BB#2 317-29, BB#3 356-68)
Pfau, Father Ralph - 1st A.A. Catholic priest join A.A., organized National Clergy Conference, wrote Golden Books, wrote autobiographical account alcoholism Prodigal Shepherd  (S 197)
Phil S. A.A.#5 A.A. #5, A.A.'s 1st court case, came late August or early September, 1935, insurance man (D 95-96,100,108,132)
Philip - alcoholic Scottish nobleman, journey America look into International Christian Leadership Movement -businesses men interested bringing God into industry by breakfast clubs for prayer & planning, at 1st session met George R., sobered up took A.A. home to Scotland (A 83)
Poliak, Dr. Percy - San Francisco psychiatrist with Bellevue Hospital New York then San Francisco Country Hospital, gave A.A. group full support (A 88) (BB#3 unnamed 175)
Polly F.L. - joined A.A. 1943 Chicago, later worked General Service Office (D 246,300,302)
'Princess' - see "Gladys S."
Priscilla - 1 original group publishing Grapevine (A 201)
'Puggy' - see "Dowling, Father Edward"

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Quaw, Clayton - firm Quaw & Foley, firm Bill did most stock market investigations for (P 175)

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'R.H.' - Dr. Bob's nickname for self, see "Bob S., Dr."
'R.H.S., Dr.' - Dr. Bob's nickname at City Hospital, 2 other Smiths on staff, see "Bob S., Dr."
Ralph - worked press room A.A.'s 2nd International Convention St. Louis July 1955 (A 36)
Ralph B. - writer Alcoholic Foundation; frequent visitor Stepping Stones (G 145)
Ralph F. - from Springfield MA, "Another Prodigal Story" in 1st edition of Big Book, (BB1 357-363) (BB#3 'Jim' 35-7)
Ralph R. - married Bill's 1/2 sister Helen(P 330)
Randolph - West Indian Rosicruican elevator man 38 Livingston Street New York, tried keep Bill sober & safe when drunk, checked neighborhood bar's for him (L 71) (P 81)
Ray C. - designed dust cover for 1st ed Big Book, his story "An Artist's Concept" in 1st edition (BB1 380-5)
Ray H. - early San Francisco A.A. (A 88)
Ray W. - early New York A.A., atheist, went San Francisco 1940 business, told those there A.A. great stuff but put God out of it; picture appeared Jack Alexander March 1941 Saturday Evening Post article (A 87) (P 247)
Reed, Joe - friend Bill's from East Dorset (L 52)
Regnikoff, Dr. - New York Hospital doctor involved Lois's heart attack (P 361)
Rex - 1 founding members A.A. Sydney Australia, late 1944, Australia's 1st A.A. secretary (A 86) (E 41)
Rhine, Dr. J. B. - Duke University; Bill corresponded reference extrasensory perception (G 57)
Ricardo - inmate San Quentin, helpful bringing A.A. to San Quentin (A 89)
Richard P. - 1st sober A.A. Ireland, Connor F. Philadelphia tavern owner helped (A 83) (E 43)
Richards, Dr. Esther L. - John Hopkins Hospital Baltimore, suggested having Number 1 physician write introduction Big Book, Dr. Silkworth wrote it 9 days later (N 332) (P 201-2)
Richardson, Reverend Willard 'Dick' S. - called 'Uncle Dick'; ordained Baptist minister; handled John D. Rockefeller's Jr. private charities, spiritual advisor; got Bill contact through Dr. Leonard Strong; present 1937 meeting John D. Rockefeller's office money raising; proposed Alcoholic Foundation be formed February 4 1938; Bill requested $50,000 turned down, given $5,000 -$3,000 pay Dr. Bob's mortgage the rest split Bill & Dr. Bob $30 monthly; 1 1st Alcoholic Foundation board member (A 14,15,114,147,148,150f,151-152,168,182,185,186,188,208,219) (B 274) (E 18) (G 98) (H 59,61,62,142-143,146,177,192,195) (L 108,197) (MS 9) (N 65) (P 181,182,183,184,187,188,202,232,279) (W 159)
Rickenbacker, Eddie - most decorated pilot in WWI, in WWII he and crew were adrift for 27 days after plane crashed in Pacific, Bill used analogy for group survival (A 97) (H 36)
Ripley, Mrs. Joseph Pierce - mother of Anne Ripley Smith (Bob's wife) (D 29)
Ritchie, Charlie (or Charley Richie) - had influence Bill's boyhood (B 42) (L 32-33)
Robbie (Robert) - 11 year old boy Goldfoots were raising, got close with Bill during time worked on their farm to make money during motorcycle trip 1925 (B 151) (L 42)
Robert H. - Bill wrote him in 1959 about loneliness (G 76)
Robert Ripley S. - Dr. Bob's son born June 5 1918, nicknames 'Smithy' and 'Smit', wife Betty Smith married 1944, started drinking at 16, alcoholic, attended 45 anniversary 1980 international convention (A 68) (C 2,99,120,128,154) (D 10,15,28-30,35-7,39-40,42,50,66,72,78,80,91,96,99,105-7,111-2,115-6,126-7,132,134,146,168,201,216,241,255,272,279-80,296-7,302-5,307-9, 311-2,316-7,320,327-8,333,341,344) (E 14,76) (L 96) (P 140,143,151,155)
Roberto C. - 12 stepped by Carlo I.; together translated Big Book Italian, gave 1st Italian Big Book to Lois 1980 International Convention New Orleans (E 51-52) (G 110)
Rockefeller Jr., John D. - ardent champion Prohibition, extremely wealthy; helped A.A. steer clear trap professionalism by not giving them much money; asked to donate $50,000, donated $5,000 to treasury Riverside Church -$3,000 pay off Dr. Bob's mortgage, then Bill & Bob get $30 monthly (A vii,14f,87,111,112,134,150f,151,158,182-6,189,204) (B 276) (D 128-9,134-6) (H 61,62,66,105,143,146,149,192-3,) (L 109) (MS 9) (P 181,183-8,189n,232-4,256) (BB#3 named xviii)
Rockefeller Sr., John D. - American industrialist & philanthropist (A 14)
Rockefeller, Nelson - son John D. Rockefeller Jr. age 31, chaired February 1940 dinner for A.A. at Manhattan's exclusive Union Club (A 183f) (B 295) (E 15) (H 62-3,145,146) (L 128) (MS 11) (N 93,417) (P 232-233)
Roland J. - spiritualist Doc Bob talked to late 1930's (D 243,311-4)
'Rollicking Rollie' - nickname Rollie Hemsley
Rollie H. - nickname 'Rollicking Rollie', early Cleveland A.A., famous baseball player, catcher Cleveland Indians caught Bob Feller no-hitter May 1940, 1 1st big names go public -1939 revealed got sober in A.A. caused lot publicity -sports reporter really responsible; recruiting officer Akron fellowship, stayed awhile with Oxford Group after Cleveland split (A 24) (B 300) (D 167,204,218,249,251-3) (L 146) (N 85-86,95) (P 236-8,243n,307)
Rollo M. - also known as "Roscoe", joined A.A. May 1941, wife Ethel M. also A.A., 12 stepped by John & Elgie R. (D 223,243-244,284)
Roosevelt, Archibald 'Archie' - trustee, thought Bill should not accept Doctorate Laws Yale University, other trustee's thought should, Bill didn't (A 32,208) (L 157) (S 124)
Roosevelt, Franklin D. - US president, (H 265)
'Roscoe' M. - see "Rollo M"
Rose, 'Barefoot' - see, "Landon, Rose"
Roth, Robert J. - associate professor philosophy Fordham University; wrote 'William James & Alcoholics Anonymous' for America July 1965 -based  on discussions & sharing at 30th International Convention Alcoholics Anonymous Toronto Canada 1965 (G 21)
Rowland H(azard) - see "Hazard, Rowland"
Roy Y. - Army sergeant, 1st Texan get sober & stay sober, contacted by Larry J., later stationed in Tampa started 1st groups on Florida's west coast (A 24) (D 259) (P 156)
'Rum hound from New York' - how Bill described himself to Henrietta Seiberling May 11, 1934 (D 60)
Russ - childhood friend Bill's, communicated with Morse Code at Rutland (P 22-23)
Russ R. - once partner Time-Life, atheist, stayed at Wilson's home over year (B 263) (L 119) (P 164,165,166,167)
Ruth J. - Lois made a skirt for her (P 239)
Ruth G. - wife of the 2nd Ernie G. -Toledo (D 141,175,226,235,300,312-3)
Ruth R. - wife Eddie R. 1st person Bill & Dr. Bob tried help, Ruth surrendered in Oxford Group; they 2 children lived Dr. Bob & Annie; caused lot problems (B 249) (C 5,41-42) (D 77-78,80,99) (L 97) (P 151-152)
Ruth S. - husband Wilbur S., drove them to see Stepping Stones (L 133)
Ruth T. - joined A.A. spring 1939, from Toledo, well-to-do woman, hosted A.A. meetings her house (D 242-3,256,311)
Ryder, John - New York advertising executive, active Oxford Group member 1930's; knew Bill from Calvary Mission days, supported him (G 69) (P 173)

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Sackwille M - member Dublin group, noted as worlds champion at helping AA's by mail, his story "The Career Officer" in 2nd and 3rd edition of Big Book (A 83) (BB2 523-531 \ BB3 517-525)
Sadie - patient Dr. Dan Craske Chicago mid 1939 (A 22)
Saint Francis of Assisi - Bill admired, influenced by, patron saint (A 110-111,270f) (G 22) (H 237-8) (P 302, 404-6)
Saint Ignatius of Layola - usually in reference to 'Exercises of Saint Ignatius' and the '12 Steps' (A 253f) (H 365) (P 242)
Saint Paul - had spiritual experience on road to Damascus (P 125)
Sam - high powered Yankee preacher, carried message to Atlanta sparked growth, created sort of Chautauqua brand of AA (A 25)
Sam - early Chicago A.A., Earl T. worked with, wife Tee (A 22)
Sam C. - started A.A. meeting Akron area, others didn't like him (D 271)
Saul, Dr. C. Dudley - Philadelphian, told friend, Judge Curtis Bok, owner, publisher Saturday Evening Post, about A.A. (A 18) (H 363-4) (P 244)
Schneider, Norman - young Canadian; friend Lois in Young People League, asked Lois marry him, family owned meat packing firm in Kichener Ontario (B 85) (L 16) (P 48)
'Scientist' - nickname for Christian Science's (P 230)
Scott, Albert - chairman board trustees Riverside Church; associate & advisor John D. Rockefeller Jr., chaired meeting December 1937 to raise money from Rockefeller; family owned newspaper Cambridge Ohio (A 15,148f) (B 274) (D 134) (H 59-60,192) (L 109) (N 65-66) (P 184-185,187,202)
Scuderi, Dr. Thomas P. - young emergency room intern St. Thomas Hospital, worked with Sister Ignatia on alcoholics, treated alcoholics until retirement (D 51-2,64,342) (S 9,144)
Seiberling, Frank - entrepreneur, founder 1st president Goodyear Tire & Rubber company, father-in-law Henrietta Seiberling; lived 65 room mansion Portage Path (D 56) (L 95) (P 136-137)
Seiberling, Henrietta - nickname 'Henri'; Frank Seiberling's daughter-in-law, graduate Vassar College, housewife, separated from husband, lived gate house, 3 young children; friend Anne Smith; went Oxford Group meetings in 1932 at West Hill group, introduced Dr. Bob & Anne to Oxford Group; prayed and received guidance to have special Oxford group meeting on Dr. Bob's drinking; last name on list Reverend Walter Tunks gave Bill when called from Mayflower Hotel, arranged Bill & Dr. Bob meet Mother's Day May 12 1935 her residence; she & Anne taught Bill & Dr. Bob start day quiet time, prayer, reflection; unsympathetic to Bill about conference -believed Bill finally succumbed madness (A 19,66,73,75) (B 236-237) (C 2-3,36) (D 56,58-61,63-4,66,100,108,130,137,157-61,217-9,267,271,342) (E 12) (G 51,69) (H 355-7) (L 95) (N 27,31,35) (P 136-7,142,144,189n,301) (S 18,114) (W 156) (BB#3 unnamed 179)
Seltzer, Louis - editor Cleveland Press, rounded out industrial meeting 15th A.A. anniversary (H 118)
Shaw, Elise - Frank Shaw's wife, matron of honor at Lois's wedding, Lois oldest closest friend (B 111,137) (L 11,22,74) (P 175)
Shaw, Frank - wife Elise; Wall Street big shot, high up in J.K. Rice Company; Bill did stock market investigations for him; parted official company 1929, remained lifelong friends; died 1950's (B 137) (L 74) (P 69,72,74,75,78-80,85,175)
Shaw, Robert - lawyer, friend Willard S. Richardson, early Board member (A 186)
Shaw, W.H. - faculty at Burr & Burton, pall bearer Bertha Bamford Bill's childhood sweetheart (P 36)
Sheen, Monsignor Fulton - nationally popular, radio show Catholic Hour; then monsignor, later bishop; met with Bill on Saturday's better part of year to explain Catholicism (G 48) (N 52) (P 281-2,335)
Sheila T. - helped Nell Wing & Harriet G. with archives (G 126)
Shep C. - Vermont; did considerable drinking with Ebby T.; thru Oxford group, tried help Ebby; went with Ebby to see Bill on Ebby's 2nd visit; came Tuesday night meetings Bill's house; went Bill & Lois Oxford Group meetings Calvary Episcopal Church 4th Avenue (B 211) (L 91) (N 17-18) (P 113,115,116,162) (W 151) (BB#3 unnamed 9,13)
Shepherd - early New York A.A., folks thought would make it (P 227)
Sheppard, Norman - name Bill got from Reverend Walter Tunks at Mayflower Hotel May 11 1935, trying to find a drunk work with, he gave Henrietta Seiberling's number to Bill (A 66) (C 5,35-36) (D 64) (L 95) (N 27) (P 136) (S 19)
Sherwood, Carlton - friend Dick Richardson, successful money charity raiser, tried raise money A.A.; assisted in Rockefeller February 8 1940 dinner (A 152,182)
Shoemaker, Helen - wife Dr. Sam Shoemaker, wrote book "I Stand By the Door" (H 379)
Shoemaker, Dr. Reverend Samuel - wife Helen; rector Calvary Episcopal Church; leading figure Oxford Group during 1920's-1930's; met Dr. Frank Buchman China January 1918, he decided let go of self to allow God guide him; converted by Dr. Buchman; opened doors & made Bill see belief Higher Power not only change thinking feeling but become living force in world; nonalcoholic spoke 2nd Intentional Convention St. Louis 1955; Bill credited him for 12 Steps; died 1963 (A xii,2,4,38-40,59,74,253,261-71) (B 226,261) (E 10,72) (G 97) (H 177-8,277,279,298,368,379-80) (L 92,103) (N 9,24) (P 116,127,129,169,174,178n,199,358,371,373) (W 118,175)
Sibley D. - Marty M. found her Bellevue Hospital, guest Stepping Stones, talented violinist, didn't stay sober (L 139) (P 335)
Silas B. - wife Beth; Bill worked with Towns Hospital, once reporter Kansas City Star, Bill took to hospital after sober, thought he going die (L 102)
Silkworth, Dr. William Duncan - little doctor who loved drunks; ran Towns Hospital; graduate Princeton, medical degree New York University-Bellevue Medical School, not psychiatrist, specialist neurology; lost life savings 1929, arrived Towns hospital 1930; theory alcoholism as combination physical allergy & compulsion drink, holistic approachto disorders; met Bill during 2nd hospitalization at Towns, gave Bill information needed understand alcoholism as illness; April 1935 told Bill quit preaching at drunks -instead talk about illness, tell them physical sensitivity & obsession, religion usually fills them guilt or rebellion; referred prospects to Bill in 1937 -Fitz M. & Hank P.; wrote introduction Big Book; suggested too many you & must words in Big Book; wrote 3 articles on alcoholism Medical Record; used term moral psychology to characterize word fellowship; present meeting December 1937 Rockefeller raise money; attended John D. Rockefeller's A.A. dinner February 1940 (A vii-viii,13,16,38,39,52,62f,63,67,74,143,148,155,158,160,161,167,168,183,206,219,244,302-8) (B 191,224,227,233-234,274) (C 4) (D 68) (E 11-12) (G 97) (H 59,60,62,104-5,117,142,156,175-176,196-200,243-4,247,278-9,282-6,297,373) (L 85,145) (MS 9) (N 14-15,19-21,65) (P 99,101-102,107-9,119-20,122n,123,125,126,127,131,133,143,154,165,184-5,191,197,200-1,232-233,318,388) (W 153,156) (BB#3 unnamed xi,7,14,162 - named xvi,xxiii-xxx)
'Silky' - Dr. Silkworth's nickname, see "Silkworth, Dr. William Duncan"
'Sir William' - Dr. Bob's nickname for Bill on state occasions, see "Bill W."
Sisters of Charity of Saint Augustine - ran admitting office St. Thomas Hospital (D 45, 198)
'Sky pilots' - Dr. Bob's nickname ministers (C 127)
'Slim' - anonymous name Bill used in describing danger giving someone taking drugs alcohol (H 104)
'Smit' - Dr. Bob's nickname for son, see "Robert Ripley S."
Smith, Alfred E. - 'celebrated American statesman', 4 time gov. of NY, unsuccessful first Catholic presidential candidate (BB#3 unnamed 50)
Smith, Anne Ripley - Dr. Bob's wife, married 1915; maiden name Anne Robinson Ripley from Oak Park Illinois, attended Wellesley Col., teacher; stated attending Oxford Group meetings 1932 with friend Henrietta Seiberling; convinced Dr. Bob go Oxford Group; Bill asked her write family chapter Big Book she said no; suggested kneeling when giving self God; early 1936 organized wives group, Bill called her Mother A.A.; she & Henrietta Seiberling taught Bill & Dr. Bob start day with quiet time, prayer & reflection; talked Sister Ignatia daily; with Sister Ignatia helped Akron's 1st alcoholic women; died June 1 1949 age 68 heart attack (A 6,19,23,67,69,73,141) (B 237) (C 2-3,6-7,12,28-29,42-43,60,83,105,132) (D 10,16,29-31,35,37-40,42,53,55-8,60,66-7,71-5,80-1,85-8,90-1,93,95,100,105,107-8,114-6,119,121,123,132,134,142,145-6,152-3,165-6,168,175, 177-8,182,195,197,208,213,216-7,223-4,233-6,242-3,252,255-6,268-9,272,278,281-3,292,294,296-8,300,302-4,309,311-3,316-7,320-3,327-31,336.341-2,344) (E 14) (G 71, 88) (H 119,353-4,359-7,360) (N 40) (P 76n,137,140,143,147,148,149,151,152,162,177,195,275,334,339,342) (S 114,117,121-122,128,130-131) (W 180) (BB#3 unnamed 176)
Smith, Bernard B. - nickname 'Bern'; international lawyer; chairman Alcoholic Foundation; nonalcoholic trustee 1944-1956; chairman General Service Board 1951-1956; architect General Service Conference, convinced trustees change ratio -more alcoholics on board then nonalcoholics; chaired & spoke 2nd Intentional Convention St. Louis 1955, Kiel Auditorium, A.A. became of age; only trustee who supported conference idea, worked with Bill to bring about General Service Board permanent successor to founders, brought majority trustees accept conference idea trial basis; helped Bill put together General Service Conference structure /architect conference; due Bill's illness called from New York 1970 Miami Beach International Convention deliver main speech; responsible 1957 new bylaws; died heart attack 1970 (A xii,4f,47,126,186,208,212,223,256,273,274-283,281) (B 353) (E 19,72) (G 96-98,106) (H 168,194,337-9,380) (MS 17,42,106) (N 130,251,259) (P 328,344-345,350,358,401)
Smith, Betty - Dr. Bob's son's wife (daughter in law), married 1944; alcoholic father got sober after Betty brought him Big book 1944; goes A.A. meeting for self March 13 1979 (C 152) (D 297,302-4,309,316,318,339)
Smith, Dr. Bob - see "Bob S., Dr."
Smith, 'Bob' - Dr. Bob's son, see "Robert Ripley S."
Smith, Jack - assistant Dr. Sam Shoemaker, disapproved Bill's work with drunks (L 103) (P 169)
Smith, Robert - wrote acceptable script about A.A. for Paramount Pictures in mid 1940's (G 8)
Smith, Robert Ripley -  Dr. Bob's son; see "Robert Ripley S."
Smith, Sue 'Suzanne' - see "Windows, Sue"
Smith, Judge Walter Perrin - Dr. Bob's father, on Caledonia County [Vermont] Probate court, state attorney various times, member state legislature, superintendent St. Johnsbury schools, director Merchants National Bank, president Passumpsic Savings Bank, taught Sunday school 40 years, died 1918, didn't see son attain permanent sobriety (D 9-10,14,26,28) (BB#3 unnamed 171)
Smith, Mrs. Walter Perrin - Dr. Bob's mother, lived see him attain permanent sobriety (D 9-10,172,318)) (BB#3 unnamed 171)
Smithers, Brinkley - chartered Lear jet to get Bill from Bedford Hills New York to Miami Heart Clinic January 24 1971 (G 1)
'Smithy' - Bill's nickname Dr. Bob, see "Bob S."
'Smitty'  - Dr. Bob's son nickname also 'Smit', see "Robert Ripley S."
'Some people' stayed Bill's house - Ebby, George H., Oscar V., Russell R., Bill C., Florence R. (A 64) (B 263-264) (L 105)
Spelman, Matilda - Lois's mother (B 80)  (P 86,87) (BB#3 unnamed 4,5)
Stafford, Governor - fall 1960, 25th A.A. Vermont anniversary, gave Bill citation behalf A.A. (G 57)
Stouffer, Dr. - chief psychiatrist at Philadelphia General Hosp (H 363)
Strobel, Dr. Charles - Bill's mother's 2nd husband (step father), cancer specialist Memorial Hospital New York, died June 1936 (B 154) (L 53,106) (P 75,290)
Strobel, Dora - daughter-in-law Bill's step father Dr. Charles Strobel (L 53)
Strobel, Percy - son of Bill's step-father, Dr. Charles Strobel (step brother) (L 53)
Strong, Dorothy - Bill's sister, married Dr. Leonard Strong (G 98) (N 14) (P 15,18-20,23-8,31-2,40,55,99,214,324n,329,335)
Strong, Dr. Leonard V. Jr. - husband Bill's sister Dorothy; osteopath; stuck by Bill lowest times; Bill's doctor confidant, gave Bill physical examination 1928, confronted Bill drinking; arranged Bill's admission Towns Hospital 1933 & paid bill; set up appointment Bill & Willard Richardson, friend John D. Rockefeller; essential link A.A. people around John D. Rockefeller Jr.; 1 trustees 1st board Alcoholic Foundation April 1938; 1954 resigned board due question more alcoholics then non-alcoholics on board, served Board Trustees secretary, died April 24 1989 (A 6,14,147f,151-152,168,208) (B vi,188,273,277,355) (D 142) (E 18) (G 97-98) (H 59,60,142-143,192,195) (L 34,86,108,197) (MS 9) (N 14,65) (P 98-9,108,181-4,188,214,217,361) (W 148,159) (BB#3 unnamed ?6,7)
Sue G - see "Windows, Sue"
'Sugar' - nickname few charge nurses Dr. Bob known & respected long time (D 48)
'Sweetie Pie' - nickname Lorraine Greim, Ruth Hock's nonalcoholic assistant, started work Newark January 1940 (P 235,250)
Swentzel, Gardner - Lois's sister Kitty's husband (brother in law), 1930's doing well at Taylor, Bates & Company firm closely connected J. P. Morgan's enterprises; liked Bill, introduced him Arthur Wheeler(B 180) (P 90)
Sybil C. - 1st woman A.A. Los Angeles (G 112)
Sylvia K. - glamorous divorcee, $700 month alimony, 1 of 2 women Chicago group 1939; credited having longest uninterrupted sobriety any woman in AA; Dr. Bob, Henrietta, Clarence & Dorothy S. worked with her, her story "The Keys of the Kingdom" in 2nd and 3rd edition (A 22) (D 180-1,241) (BB2 & BB3 304-12)

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'T.' - Dr. Bob's nickname daughter after character Hortensia Twitchbottom (C 128)
Ted - boarder of Mrs. Gordon Oram San Francisco late 1939; early A.A. didn't make it (A 88)
Teddy - Dr. Silkworth's redheaded nurse Knickerbocker Hospital (A viii,14,206) (H 156,176,373) (MS 16)
Tee - wife Sam, early A.A.'s Chicago Earl T. worked with (A 22)
Texon, Dr. Meyer - associate Dr. Silkworth Knickerbocker Hospital, filled in Dr. Silkworth 15th Anniversary, theme Gratitude (H 117)
'That guy' - Dr. Bob's reference to Bill in letters to Ruth Hock (G 80)
Thatcher, Ebby - see "Ebby, T. "
Thatcher, Thomas - name on headstone outside Winchester Cathedral Bill saw England 1918, Bill thought may be ancestor of Ebby T., read epitaph Hampshire Grenadier (B 119) (L 25) (P 60)
Thompson, Dr. Philip P. - Dr. Bob's Dartmouth junior year roommate (D 19-21,297-9)
Thompson, Francis - English Roman Catholic Poet 1859-1907; at one time opium addict (A 257,259-61)
Thomsen, Robert - Bill's biographer, author Bill W. (N 13) (P 331,379)
Tiebout, Dr. Harry - 1st AA friend in psychiatric profession; chief psychiatrist, medical director Blythewood Sanitarium Connecticut; patients Marty M., Grennie C.; suggested to many you & must words in Big Book; with Dr. Kirby Collier, Dr. Foster Kennedy & Dwight Anderson responsible Bill speaking 2 medical societies; authored professional papers why A.A. worked so well, referred to Bill as Mr. X. in papers when quoting him; Bill saw for his depression summer 1944 ; wrote "Role Psychiatry Field Alcoholism" 1951, "Surrender Versus Compliance Therapy" 1953, "Ego Factors Surrender Alcoholism" 1954; spoke 2nd Intentional Convention St. Louis 1955; present 25th Anniversary 1960 Long Beach California; Class A trustee General Service Board 1957-1966; died 1966 (A xii,2-4,18,167,204,235,244f,245-51,309-19) (B 25,303,334) (E 19,72) (G 66-67,92,97) (H 99,156,369-70) (MS 15) (N 126) (P 211,212,295-297,326,336,358)
Tom B. - wife said contact A.A. or else, wrote letter to Capetown South Africa, received reply, started group Capetown II; (G 119) (L 164)
Tom B. - picture appeared Jack Alexander March 1941 Saturday Evening Post article; guaranteed light, heat, telephone A.A. 1st clubhouse 334 1/2 West 24th Street; early Board member (A 180,186) (P 247)
Tom K. - early A.A. Board member (A 186) (P 217)
Tom L. - early A.A., wife Maybelle, story "My Wife and I" in 1st edition  (D 106,120,141) (BB1 287-95)
Tom M. - "Old Tom", ancient fireman Bill & Lois got out Rockland State, brusque Irishman, coffee maker/general caretaker/janitor at 334 1/2 West 24th Street A.A. clubhouse, lived there; told Bill some bum from St. Louis to see him -Father Ed (A 115-116,180) (H 366) (L 122) (P 241,247)
Tom P. - entered A.A. confirmed atheist, changed mind; worked Bill editing 12 & 12, A.A. Comes Age; present Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospital when Bill took LSD August 29 1956 (A 219) (B 356) (G 16,42) (L 156) (P 271,279,280,301,302,303,354,370-371)
Tom S. - 1 earliest Jacksonville Florida A.A.; past trustee (G 124)
Tom Y. - 1st editor Grapevine (G 88)
Tompkins, Howard - of Beer & Company, Bill got involved proxy fight control small machine tool company led him Akron; impressed with Bill's recovery & sent glowing letter encouragement December 1934 (L 94) (P 133)
Towns, Colonel Charles B. - owner & founder Towns Hospital New York City with Dr. Lambert; asked Bill work his hospital December 1936; loaned $2,500 help Big Book get published; believed 'lack of occupation greatest destroyer of men' -called them vagrant types, admit no 1 Towns hospital unless paid advance & backer; present 25th Anniversary 1960 Long Beach California (A 13f,15,100-101,115,159,171,176,188) (B 257-258) (E 72) (G 72) (H 106,144,148,176,180) (L 107) (N 63-64) (P 101,175-7,196,223,271) (W 160,163)
Trice, Harrison - 1958 nonalcoholic trustee (G 51) (P 394)
Tunks, Reverend Walter - Harvey Firestone's minister; Bill called from Mayflower Hotel lobby May 11 1935; Rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Akron, long-time Oxford Group enthusiast, gave Bill 10 names call, last 1 Mrs. Seiberling; conducted Dr. Bob's funeral services 15 years later (A 66,73) (B 236) (C 5,35-36,63) (D 64-5,344) (E 12) (L 95) (N 27)(P 136) (S 19) (BB#3 unnamed 154)
Twitchell, Hanford - nonalcoholic Oxford Group member; well know professional New York; accompanied Bill to Towns Hospital & Calvary Mission to talk to alcoholics (G 68)
Ty M. - Milwaukee A.A., came to Akron to get help from Dr. Bob, wife Kaye M. divorced after he sobered up; wife took Big Book Los Angeles fall 1939 (D 177) (P 266)

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Uncle Clarence - Bill got violin belonging him, learned play (P 31)
'Uncle Dick' - see "Richardson, Reverend Willard (Dick) S."
Uncle Marley - had influence Bill's boyhood (B 42)
Underwood, Ivan - former Trustee (A 208)
Usko - seaman, sobered up in U.S., wrote letter buddy Veikko K. in Finland (E 45)
Uzzell, Tom - on faculty New York University; writer Collier Magazine, edited & cut pre publication Big Book at least 1/3, some say 1/2, down to 400 pages (L 115) (P 204) (W 181)

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Val D. - founder A.A. South Africa 1946, sobered up reading Big Book (A 85) (E 46)
Veikko K. - received letters from buddy Usko about program, started A.A. Finland (E 45-46)
Vi S. - joined A.A. with husband, Freddie S. Cleveland 1941, help start women's group, example ineffectiveness wet nursing (D 97,99,245-6)
Vic M. - early Sacramento A.A. (A 88)
'Victor' - see "Freddie S"
Victorine, Sister M. - contemporary of Sister Ignatia, established alcoholic ward St. Vincent's Charity Hospital Cleveland died January 1988 (A 20) (D 202) (G 24-25) (H 204)
Virginia MacL. - sister of Dorothy S.M. (Clarence S. wife), patient Dr. Leonard V. Strong (Bill's brother-in-law) (D 142,313-4)
Voltaire - French philosopher and author 1694-1778 (A 267)


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W.W. - Yale University proposed initials conveying honorary Doctor Laws degree to protect Bill's anonymity (H 206-207) (P 313)
Wade - Akron, early user of telephone to stay sober (D 146)
Wallace, Herb - friend Bill's before A.A. started; had Bill take public speaking course (L 130) (P 173)
Wally G. - early Akron A.A., wife Annabelle G.; co-sponsored Ty M. from Milwaukee with Dr. Bob; daughter went King school, checked out to start A.A. meetings, his story "Fired Again" in 1st edition (A 11,91) (D 119-21,140-1,147,177-8,213,219,223,254,289,290) (P 266) (BB1 325-331)
Walter B. - wife Marie; 1st alcoholic Dr. Bob & Sister Ignatia admit St. Thomas Hospital August 16 1939; notorious alcoholic & regular consumer paregoric (over counter opiate), Sister Ignatia labeled problem acute gastritis; joined A.A. September 1939, story "The Back-Slider" in 1st ed of Big Book (BB1 265-273) (D 106) (H 374) (S 14,16,122,146)
Walter C. - got sober reading manuscript in Toledo state hosp., went 12 Step with Bob (brother of Edith M.) Bob told 12 Step himself (D 253,257)
Walter P. - writer Bill contacted Towns Hospital, took home try sober up (B 233)
Walter W. - alcoholic, wife Nona W. alcoholic, early A.A.'s, friends Sister Francis who invited to Joy Farm starting A.A.'s contact Sister Francis (L 122)
Warren C. - joined A.A. July 1939, caused debate because not hospitalized, 12 stepped by Clarence S. (D 102,109-10,158-70,203,209-10,241,261-2,264) (N 236)
Warren T. - wife Alice; early San Francisco A.A., 1st member employed as alcoholic specialist by industry -Kaiser shipyard, assisted in starting 1st A.A. penitentiary group; worked with wife persuade top management 1 America's leading railroads to help alcoholic employees; died 1957 (A 88-90)
Watson, E. B. - 1902 class president Dartmouth, Dr. Bob's class (D 19)
Watson, Professor - wrote letter 1958 A.A. General Service Office about Dr. Bob (D 19,23)
Weaver, Marion - non A.A. office worker in mid 1940's, typed the Traditions (P 321)
Weber, Delphine - friend Henrietta Seiberling, Oxford Group member, late 1932 called Henrietta in reference to Dr. Bob's drinking (D 57) (N 31)
Weekes, Dr. Frances - psychiatrist Bill saw in late 1940's (P 335)
Wes P. - chaired host committee 1970 International Convention Miami Beach; raised $10,000 local groups to provide complimentary coffee -consumed end 1st day (G 106)
Wes W. - lived Wilson's basement; day before died of cancer asked Russ R. bottle Johnnie Walker Scotch Black Label (L 119) (P 165,166)
West - nonalcoholic friend, accountant of West & Flint & Co, lifelong associate Willard S. Richardson, saw Works Publishing properly incorporated, personally audited it since beginning 1938, turned over then Wilbur S. (A 188)
Whalon, Mark - Bill's nickname for him was 'my friend postman', Bill's closest childhood friend, met spring or early summer 1908, 10 years older, sort of uncle or father to Bill, worked summer jobs together, helped string 1st telephone lines into East Dorset, hunted & fished together, shared interest Vermont history, drank together; died 1956 (B 42-43) (D 91) (L 32) (N 11,16) (P 22,49,50-1,84,336,364,403) (W 141)
Wheeler, Arthur - nickname 'Artie', son of president American Can Company, hard drinker, introduced Bill to Frank Winans the Chicago banker, April 8 1932 the three formed long term speculative syndicate based on Bill not taking even 1 drink, Bill drank Jersey Lighting applejack middle May 1932 (A 56) (B 180-181) (L 83) (P 90-91) (BB#3 unnamed 5)
Wilbur "Bur" S. - outside accountant for headquarters office, took over from Mr. West (A 189) (G 140)
Wilbur S. - friend Wilson's, wife Ruth S., drove them see Stepping Stones;  (L 133)
Wilkie, Wendell - American industrialist and political leader, unsuccessful US presidential candidate 1940, present February 1940 Rockefeller's A.A. dinner (A 184) (B 296) (H 62)
'Will' - grandfathers nickname Bill, see "Bill W."
Williams, Clarace - wife T. Henry Williams, nonalcoholic, daughter Dorothy; friend Dr. Bob's wife, held Oxford Group meeting in their house (A 19,75,141) (C 28,44,123) (D 57-8,100,108,141,157-8,161,165,167,208,217,219) (L 104) (P 145,146) (S 31) (BB#3 unnamed 160)
Williams, Dorothy - daughter Clarace & T. Henry Williams (P 145)
Williams, Roger - T. Williams was direct descendant of this founder Rhode Island & champion religious freedom in colonial America (P 145)
Williams, T. Henry - wife Clarace daughter Dorothy; native Connecticut; came Akron 1915; direct descendant Roger Williams; well-to-do inventor, Oxford Group member, held Wednesday night Oxford Group meetings home until 1954; lost job chief engineer at National Rubber Machine Company in reorganization spring 1935; looked like alcoholic; stood by Dr. Bob worst of times (A 19,75f,141,145) (C 44,123) (D 57-58,69,79,87,100-1,106,108,112,121-2,124,130,132,137-8,141-2,144,147,155,157-8,161-2,165,208,212,217-9,231,252) (H 142,357,359) (L 104) (N 40,55) (P 145,146,171,180,243n) (S 31) (BB#3 unnamed 160)
'Willie' - Dr. Bob's nickname for Bill; Bill's grandmother's name for "Bill W."
Wilson, Barbara - Lois's sister, maid honor wedding; worked Baylis & Co. introduced Bill there (B 111,137)
Wilson, Bill - see "Bill W."
Wilson, Christine - Bill's step mother (P 80,329,360,362)
Wilson, Clifford - pall bearer Bertha Bamford, Bill's childhood sweetheart (P 36)
Wilson, Dorothy Brewster - Bill's younger sister, called 'Dot', married Dr. Leonard Strong Jr., they helped pay Bill's hospitalization (B vi,11,188) (L 13,86) (N 10) (P 15,35) (W 139)
Wilson, Dr. Emily Griffith - Bill's mother, born 1870; divorced Bill's father when Bill age 11; went osteopathic school in Boston after divorce; helped pay Bill's Town's hospitalization; refused nomination in Who's Who America; eccentric, kept no books, guest 1955 Intentional Convention St. Louis; died wealthy May 15 1961 at nursing home Dobbs Ferry New York age 91, buried East Dorset cemetery Griffin family plot, 2nd husband died June 1936 (B 12,41,188) (G 37,39,99) (L 13,106) (N 10) (P 13-6,19,20,22-5,27-8,40,44-5,75,85,288-90,291,324n,329,335,350,358,380,387) (W 139) (BB#3 unnamed 7)
Wilson, Family - Bill's family (picture) (P 41)
Wilson, Gilman Barrows - Bill's father, born 1870, called 'Gilly', deserted family 1905, quarryman heavy drinker not alcoholic, became manager Marblehead Quarries, Canadian Marble Works Ltd., married Christine Bock; died February 14, 1954 (B 9,12) (L 15,22) (N 10) (P 14-5,17,22-4,25,42,43,80,329,336,360,362-3,380) (W 137,139)
Wilson, Helen - Bill's 1/2 sister born 1916, lived with Wilson's awhile in Bedford Hills; married Ralph R., got 1st paid job in subscription department Grapevine (G 36) (L 139,176) (P 80,263,321,330,335,336)
Wilson, Lois Burnham - Bill's wife, attended well known Pratt Institute Brooklyn, Friends school, graduated Packer Institute Brooklyn 1912, 2 years New York School Fine & Applied Arts; worked Central Branch YWCA Brooklyn, taught at her aunt Marion's school 1917 for 1 year; worked Brooklyn Naval Hospital; studied Braille & transcribed several stories Saturday Evening Post; opened tea arbor summer 1915, engaged fall 1915 married Bill January 24 1918; worked Macy's department $22.50 week plus 1% commission while Bill drank, attended 3 Oxford Group house parties with Bill; picture appeared Jack Alexander March 1 1941 Saturday Evening Post article; she died October 5 1988, 97 years old, buried October 10, 1988 East Dorset Vermont (A 11,46,54,61,173,179,187,228f) (B 82,84-85,99,111,132,142-143) (C 4,8) (D 70-1,77-9,87,,90-1,99,107,152,168,177-8,208,210,212,216,235) (G 1,3,31,54,83) (H 198,283,354) (L 1,4,12-14,22,74,114,130,156) (N 41) (P 27,38,39-40,48,55-9,72-6,77,78,81-4,86-92,95,96,98,99,104-6,108,109,111,116,117,119,120,122n,125,127,131,134,135,136,144,146,147,152,158,161-9, 174-7,197,200.212-22,228,229,237,238,239,241,247,248,251,255,259,260,262,263,264,267,270-2,274n,275,278,279,281,283,286-91,293,294,313,321, 324n,327-330,335,337,360-361,371,372,381,393,395,400,401,402,403) (W 145-147)
Wilson, 'Widow ' - Bill's grandmother, ran Wilson House hotel (P 13,42)
Wilson, Woodrow - US president, Bill's family may have been related (P 15,39)
Winans, Frank - Chicago banker, April 8 1932 formed long term speculative syndicate with Bill & Arthur Wheeler based on Bill not taking even 1 drink, middle May 1932 Bill drank Jersey Lighting applejack (A 56) (B 180-181) (L 83) (P 90-91) (BB#3 unnamed 5,?138)
Windows, Ray - close friend Dr. Bob's daughter age 12, Sue's first beau & 2nd husband, married her December 19 1975, died August 3 1989 (C 11-12,85,95) (D 93,106)
Windows, Sue - born February 15 1918, Smith's adopted her in 1923, married 24 years to Ernie G. A.A. #4 autumn 1935, married Ray Windows December 19 1975, age 48 start drink (1966), helped type stories Big Book read it 36 years after published, Dr. Bob's nickname 'T.' after character Hortensia Twitchbottom (A 6,68) (C 2,11-13,52,80-81,128) (D 10,15,30,35-7,43-4,50,60,69,71-2,74,80,87,91,93-4,98,105-7,115,126,132,154,290,297,311-2,318,321,344) (E 14) (L 77,96) (N 316) (P 76n,140,152,155,336) (S 31)
Wing, Nell - nonalcoholic executive secretary, assistant Bill, worked General Service Office March 3 1947-1982, secretary receptionist, secretary A.A. World Services Inc Board, General Service Conference duties, publications editor; heard about A.A. while attending Keuka College central New York State in Sept 1939 reading article 'Alcoholics & God' in Liberty magazine, nonconformist, met Bill March 4 1947; began archival activity 1957, General office archivist 1971-1982; retired 1982; at International Convention Seattle 1990 given 10 millionth copy Big Book, (D 81) (E 21) (G ix,1,5-7,90,93,101-102,113,121) (L 166) (N xii,252) (P 293,294,357,364,371,397,398,399,400,401,402,403) (S 29) (W 182)
'Woman' - Dr. Bob's nickname student nurses (D 48)
Wood, John E. F. - young attorney recruited for legal work establishing Alcoholic Foundation, 1 1st nonalcoholic member Alcoholic Foundation (A 151-152) (E 18) (H 61) (P 188)
Wright Brothers - proved ideas about flying machines (P 31) (BB#3 51-2)
Wright, J. Carroll - sent Bill & Dr. Bob prospects, minister Presbyterian Church that Smith's attended, asked them not attend, causing friction due alcoholics, due to this Bob joined Dr. Tunks' Episcopalian Church (C 127) (D 77,119)
Wylie, Mrs. - owner Blythewood Sanitarium, let A.A. meeting hold there (A 18-9) (L 127) (P 216)
Wylie, Philip - wrote article "Philip Wylie Jabs a Little Needle into Complacency", said he was alcoholic quit solo (H 97-9)
Wynn L - story "Freedom From Bondage" appears in 2nd and 3rd editions of Big Book (BB2 553-62 / BB3 544-53)

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Mr. X. - what Dr. Harry Tiebout called "Bill W" in papers when quoting him; also used to referred to "Clarence S." in pamphlet of sermon by Dr. Dilworth Lupton; name liquor trade association wanted to use referring to their educator in publicity (A 20,108,309) (B 335)

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Zerelda - spent night with Wilson's (P 335)
 

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