SS President Harding Passenger List - 1 September 1937

Front Cover of a Cabin Class Passenger List from the SS President Harding of the United States Lines, Departing 1 September 1937 from Hamburg to New York via Le Havre, Southampton, and Queenstown (Cobh)

Front Cover of a Cabin Class Passenger List from the SS President Harding of the United States Lines, Departing 1 September 1937 from Hamburg to New York via Le Havre, Southampton, and Queenstown (Cobh), Commanded by Captain James E. Roberts, Lt., Cmdr. U.S.N.R. GGA Image ID # 166c59f003


Senior Officers and Staff

  • Commander: Captain James E. Roberts, Lt., Cmdr. U.S.N.R.
  • Chief Officer: Andre J. Marlowe, Lt., U.S.N.R.
  • Chief Engineer: Patrick Brennan, Lt. Cmdr., U.S.N.R.
  • Chief Purser: John W. Wilkinson
  • Assistant Purser: Peter Buvik
  • Surgeon: Herman Rhoad
  • Chief Steward: William J. Gibson
  • Second Steward: Charles Holldorb



We extend to you a hearty welcome on board this "President" ship flying the American flag.

There are only two "President" ships engaged in regular service in the North Atlantic trade— the PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT and the PRESIDENT HARDING. Together with the WASHINGTON and the MANHATTAN they maintain a regular weekly service Eastbound from New York to Cobh, Plymouth, Havre and Hamburg, and Westbound from Hamburg, Havre, Southampton and Cobh to New York.

This all-American service is attracting a constantly increasing number of discriminating Americans who appreciate the extension to the seas of the high standard of living to which they are accustomed on shore.

This American liner is your home afloat and each member of the crew will make every effort each day that you are aboard to insure a most happy time while you are "at home" with us.


Cabin Class Passengers

  1. Miss Marie Allen
  2. Miss H. I. Appler
  3. Miss Rosalie F. Bailey
  4. Dr. Robbins W. Barstow
  5. Mrs. Barstow
  6. Mr. Paul R. Barstow
  7. Mr. John Barstow
  8. Mrs. F. M. Bennett
  9. Mrs. William Bennett
  10. Miss Kathleen Bent
  11. Mr. Mark Berg
  12. Mr. Byron Besse
  13. Mrs. Besse
  14. Mr. Byron Besse, Jr.
  15. Dr. Eliot Blackwelder
  16. Mrs. Blackwelder
  17. Dr. Richard E. Blackwelder
  18. Mrs. Blackwelder
  19. Mr. M. O. Blount
  20. Dr. E. W. Brandes
  21. Miss Frances K. Burr
  22. Mr. Kemper Campbell
  23. Mrs. Campbell
  24. Mr. Joe Campbell
  25. Miss Jean Campbell
  26. Mr. H. W. Carson
  27. Mrs. James Carson
  28. Mrs. Mary A. Cermak
  29. Miss Marie Cermak
  30. Miss L. M. Coates
  31. Mr. David R. Cohen
  32. Miss Mildred Cohen
  33. Mr. Isadore Coleman
  34. Mrs. Coleman
  35. Miss Barbara Crim
  36. Mr. Homer C. Davis
  37. Mr. Homer C. Davis, Jr.
  38. Miss Cornelia Dickerman
  39. Mrs. H. E. Dudleys
  40. Mrs. Helen Van Duesen
  41. Miss Florence Dunbar
  42. Mr. Carl Dunkle
  43. Prof. Fordyce Ely
  44. Miss Grace Emery 
  45. Mrs. Clayton D. Eulette
  46. Mrs. E. Evander
  47. Mr. Yale Evelex
  48. Mrs. Evelex
  49. Mr. Michael Farkas
  50. Mr. Wm. J. Feeney
  51. Miss Marie V. Feeney
  52. Mr. J. T. Fitzgerald
  53. Mrs. Dorothy Fluck
  54. Mr. Henry Forster
  55. Mrs. Forster
  56. Miss Sheila Forster
  57. Mr. Bayard Forster
  58. Mr. Henry Forster
  59. Mr. E. W. Fowler
  60. Mrs. Fowler
  61. Miss Mary Fowler
  62. Mr. M. J. Freed
  63. Mrs. Freed
  64. Miss Margaret D. French
  65. Mr. Gerhard Gade
  66. Rev. Daniel Gallagher
  67. Miss Virginia Gautier
  68. Mr. P. A. Geier
  69. Mrs. Geier
  70. Mr. Manuel G. Gomez
  71. Mrs. E. D. Grahame
  72. Mr. J. Gram
  73. Mr. William S. Grass
  74. Mrs. Grass
  75. Miss Kate Gridley
  76. Mr. Paul E. Gropp
  77. Miss Rebecca Gross
  78. Mr. Nathan Gross
  79. Mrs. K. S. Haight
  80. Mr. John W. Harrison
  81. Dr. Ellis Haworth
  82. Mr. Samuel Hersh
  83. Mrs. Hersh
  84. Mr. Candler Hoffman
  85. Miss Edythe Hoffman
  86. Mrs. A. F. Howard
  87. Mrs. Mary D. Howard
  88. Mr. Ralph Huberman
  89. Mrs. Huberman
  90. Mrs. R. Bruce James
  91. Miss Helen Jennings
  92. Hon. Dan C. Jones
  93. Mrs. Jones
  94. Miss H. Jones
  95. Mrs. J. M. Jordan
  96. Dr. Jan Just
  97. Mrs. Kate Kalmbach
  98. Mr. T. T. Kelliher
  99. Mr. Wm. Kerr
  100. Mrs. Kerr
  101. Miss Marguerite Koechlin
  102. Mr. Howard Kotzen
  103. Mrs. Kotzen
  104. Mr. Harry Kotzen
  105. Mrs. Kotzen
  106. Mrs. Mcrvin M. Krepps
  107. Mr. Julius Landau
  108. Mr. Chas. Laubheim
  109. Mrs. Laubheim
  110. Dr. J. A. Lauwerys
  111. Mrs. Burton Lee
  112. Miss Louise F. Lee
  113. Mr. Frank Lee
  114. Mr. Otto J. Leopold
  115. Mr. J. L. Levin
  116. Mrs. Benjamin Liebowitz
  117. Mr. H. S. Lineaweaver
  118. Mr. Elias Liner
  119. Mrs. Liner
  120. Mr. George Lohman
  121. Mrs. Lohman
  122. Father Felix McCarthy
  123. Mr. Edward T. McCarthy
  124. Miss Helen McGuirk
  125. Mr. J. L. Mahon
  126. Mrs. Mahon
  127. Miss Vivian Melton
  128. Mr. Chas. Miller
  129. Mrs. Miller
  130. Miss Elaine P. Miller
  131. Mrs. Netta G. Miller
  132. Mr. C. Morrell
  133. Mrs. Morrell
  134. Miss Marguerretta Murtha
  135. Mr. Walter Murta
  136. Mrs. Murta
  137. Mrs. B. F. Myers
  138. Rev. Joseph P. O'Connor
  139. Mr. Robert E. O'Hare
  140. Mrs. O'Hare
  141. Father Thomas O'Malley
  142. Miss Bertha Pike
  143. Mr. Lewis Porreca
  144. Mr. Harry Preiss
  145. Mrs. Harry Preiss
  146. Mr. D. C. Ralston
  147. Mr. Morris Kaymer
  148. Mrs. Raymer
  149. Miss Fredda D. Reed
  150. Mr. Victor Ritter
  151. Mrs. Lisbeth de Morrinni Roemer
  152. Mr. F. B. Rogers
  153. Senator Richard B. Russell, Jr.
  154. Mrs. Clara Safford
  155. Mrs. Albert Schade
  156. Mr. Kurt Schueler
  157. Miss Nora Scott 
  158. Mr. D. K. Shadle
  159. Miss Virginia Shannon
  160. Mrs. L. Sheuer
  161. Miss Ruth Sheuer
  162. Miss A. Siverts
  163. Miss Florence Smith
  164. Mr. J. Barstow Smull
  165. Mrs. Smull
  166. Miss Katherine Smull
  167. Mr. W. C. Soder
  168. Mrs. Soder
  169. Mr. John W. Spargo
  170. Mrs. Spargo
  171. Mr. Leo. Spector
  172. Capt. Paul Speicher, U.S.N.
  173. Mr. Paul Speicher, Jr.
  174. Mrs. Louise Staats
  175. Mrs. M. M. St. John
  176. Miss H. Sucksdorf
  177. Mrs. Gertrude Suferhild
  178. Mr. W. Sutcliffe
  179. Miss Beatrice Teatum
  180. Miss Griselle Thompson
  181. Mr. Carl G. Thornblad
  182. Mrs. Johanna Timm
  183. Mrs. John Tomlinson
  184. Mr. George H. Trivett
  185. Mrs. Trivett
  186. Mr. John J. Walsh
  187. Mrs. Walsh
  188. Mr. Joseph Weinstein
  189. Miss Taube Weisfeld
  190. Miss Ruth K. Weiss
  191. Major Gordon B. Welch
  192. Mrs. Welch
  193. Mrs. Arthur Wiggins
  194. Miss Mary Wiggins
  195. Mr. W. F. Williams
  196. Mr. Howard Willson
  197. Mrs. Willson
  198. Mr. Alfred A. Wohlauer
  199. Miss Kathryn L. Wood
  200. Miss Clara E. Woodbury
  201. Mrs. H. B. Zimmerman
  202. Miss Marion J. Zimmerman
  203. Master Ralph H. Zimmerman
  204. Miss Paulette N. Zimmerman
  205. Mr. A. H. Zirke
  206. Mrs. Zirke



  1. Mr. Dave Stone



  1. Miss Katherine Smull



  • Mrs. James Carson should read Mrs. James Corson
  • Mr. Yale Evelex should read Mr. Yale Evelev
  • Mrs. Evelex should read Mrs. Evelev
  • Mrs. E. D. Grahame should read Mrs. E. D. Graham
  • Mrs. Mary D. Howard should read Miss Mary D. Howard
  • Mr. T. T. Kelliher should read Mr. J. T. Kelliher
  • Mr. Edward T. McCarthy should read Father Edward T. McCarthy
  • Mrs. Lisbeth de Morrinni Roemer should read Mrs. Lisbeth de Morinni Roemer
  • Miss A. Siverts should read Mrs. A. Sieverts
  • Mrs. Gertrude Suferhild should read Mrs. Gertrude Seiferheld
  • Miss Griselle Thompson should read Miss Grizelle Thomson



  • Cabin Passengers: 206
  • Third Cabin Passengers: 238
  • Seapost Officials: 2
  • Commander, Officers and Crew: 259
  • Total on Board: 705



When visiting the United States and Canada, the Offices of the United States Lines are at your service to advise and assist in any way possible.

Travelers with special purposes in view— business, social, educational, etc., are invited to make use of this service, which—gratis of course— will do everything possible to assist in bringing the passenger in touch with the desired persons or firms.

Information for Passengers

All Information of a general character may be obtained at the Purser's Office located on ''A" Deck.



SHUFFLEBOARD, DECK TENNIS, DECK GOLF and many other forms of entertainment are available to passengers at any hour during the day.

BINGO. HORSE RACING and showing of latest TALKING PICTURES are arranged at various intervals during the voyage. Watch bulletin board for time.

AUTOMOBILES: Passengers entering the United States should list uncrated automobiles on their U.S. Declaration form to facilitate Customs Clearance on arrival.

BAGGAGE: Forwarding, transshipment and storage of baggage may be arranged with the Baggage Master.

The company accepts no responsibility for baggage or parcels left on board, except by arrangement with the Baggage Master.

BAGGAGE INSURANCE: The Company's liability for loss of or damage to baggage and valuables is strictly limited, but passengers can protect themselves by insurance which may be procured at the Purser's office.

BARBER SHOP—BEAUTY SALON: These facilities are located on "A" Deck, opposite the Purser's office. A schedule of prices is posted in the shops.

BATHS: Upon application to the Bath Steward, passengers may arrange for the use of baths at a specified time each day.

BELLBOY SERVICE: Bellboys are available at all times during the day, to answer calls in the absence of the Bedroom Steward or Stewardess. They will also deliver messages at the passengers' request.

CABLES AND TELEGRAMS: These are received at the Purser's Office for dispatch and should be handed in at least an hour before the arrival of the steamer at any port.

CATERING: Arrangements may be made with the Chief Steward to continue during the voyage, any diet necessary to the passengers' health or habits.

Passengers are also invited to advise the Saloon Steward of their preferences in diet and cooking so that every attention can be given to their wishes.

CHAIR CUSHIONS: (Please also see Deck Chairs, etc.) These can be rented from the Deck Steward at $1.00 each for the voyage.

CHANGES IN ACCOMMODATIONS: Changes in Accommodations can be made only by the Chief Purser who must collect any difference there may be in fare. A receipt will be issued on the Company's official form.

COMPLAINTS: It is the desire of the Company and the ship's staff to make your crossing as pleasant as possible. Any inattention or cause for complaint regarding the service should be reported immediately to the Chief Purser or Chief Steward so that it can be corrected promptly.

CUSTOMS EXAMINATION: In order to avoid difficulty with Customs Officials, all articles subject to Duty must be declared. Any passenger who is at all in doubt should see the Chief Purser or Baggage Master who will provide the latest available information regarding the Customs regulations of the country to be visited.

DECK CHAIRS AND STEAMER RUGS: These can be rented from the Deck Steward at $1.50 each for the voyage.

DIVINE SERVICES: Protestant Service is held Sundays at 11:00 A.M. in the Lounge.

When there is a Roman Catholic priest aboard Mass is celebrated in the Lounge. Hours of the Mass are posted by the Chief Purser. An altar is available and complete facilities for celebrating Mass are at the disposal of priests by arrangement with the Chief Purser.

DOCTOR (SHIP'S SURGEON): The Doctor's Office is located on "A" Deck, Aft. The Doctor is authorized to make customary charges, subject to the approval of the Commander, for the treatment of illnesses not originating on the voyage. In the case of illness contracted on the voyage, no charge will be made. Medicine prescribed will be provided free in all circumstances A Registered Nurse is in attendance.

DOGS, CATS OR OTHER ANIMAL PETS: Pets are not permitted in staterooms, public rooms or on the passenger decks and must be placed in care of the Kennel Attendant.

ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES—ELECTRICAL APPARATUS: Private radio receivers or other electrical apparatus must not be operated or connected to the ship's electrical supply circuits without official approval, applications for which should be made to the Purser. Passengers using loudspeakers are requested to avoid disturbing their fellow passengers.

EXCHANGE OF MONEY: For the convenience of passengers, the Purser will exchange a limited amount of American and Foreign monies at rates which will be advised on application.

FIRE AND LIFEBOAT STATIONS: Passengers are urgently requested to familiarize themselves with the notice in their staterooms regarding lifeboat and fire stations, also to take part in the fire and boat drills.

FIRE PRECAUTIONS: Passengers are particularly asked to use care when disposing of cigar or cigarette stubs and matches and to use the receptacles provided for the purpose in different parts of the steamer. Do not throw overboard lighted cigar or cigarette stubs as they may be drawn into open ports and cause fires. This is a serious fire hazard and careful observance of this request is earnestly urged on all.

INFORMATION FORMS: It is earnestly requested that passengers co-operate with the Purser's Office in the completion of information forms used in preparing the Manifest ; also in all matters pertaining to landing cards and landing arrangements.

LIBRARY: The books in the Library, which may be obtained upon application to the Library Steward, are for the use of passengers, free of charge. The co-operation of passengers is requested to assure the prompt return of books as soon as they have been read.

MAIL: Passengers are requested to call at the Purser's Office for mail and telegrams. Mail forwarding addresses may be left at the Purser's Office.


When One Sitting

  • Breakfast: from 8:00 A.M. 
  • Luncheon: from 1:00 P.M.
  • Dinner: from 7:00 P.M.     

When Two Sittings

  • Breakfast: 7:30 and 8:45 A.M.
  • Luncheon: 12 Noon and 1:15 P.M.
  • Dinner: 6:00 and 7:15 P.M.


Morning Bouillon and Afternoon Tea are served on Deck and in the Public Rooms at 11:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. respectively.

OCEAN PRESS NEWS: The latest wireless news and closing prices of the various Stock Exchanges are given in this paper which is published daily and distributed to passengers without charge.

PAYMENTS ON BOARD: Passengers are requested to obtain a receipt on the Company's form for deck chair, steamer rug or cushion hire, additional passage money, cables, telegrams or freight charges paid on board.

PASSENGER RESTRICTION: Cabin passengers are not permitted to enter Third Class accommodations, or vice versa.

PORTS IN SHIP'S SIDE: Passengers should not open ports. The Bedroom Steward will render this service when desired, provided it is not contrary to the Captain's orders and weather conditions permit. Careful observance of this precaution will avoid accidents, assure the comfort of passengers and prevent water damage to baggage and personal effects.

POSTAGE STAMPS: These are obtainable from the Library Steward on the Promenade Deck. Letters can be mailed on board.

PROFESSIONAL GAMBLERS: Passengers are reminded that professional gamblers are reported as frequent travelers on trans- Atlantic passenger steamers and are warned to take precautions accordingly.

RETURN ACCOMMODATIONS: Passengers desiring information regarding return passage on steamers of the United States Lines or associated lines, including the Panama Pacific Line to and from California, can obtain it from the Chief Purser. Reservations will be secured by radio and deposits to cover received.

ROUND TRIP PASSENGERS: Passengers holding return tickets, and who are undecided about their addresses abroad, should send this information to the nearest office of the Company as soon as possible after landing so that they may be promptly advised of possible changes in sailings and other matters pertaining to their return passage.

All those who hold return tickets are also requested to communicate with our nearest office at least a week in advance of their departure so that any necessary formalities may be arranged prior to the day of sailing.

If for any reason, the holder of a return ticket is unable to travel by the sailing indicated on the ticket, immediate notification should be sent to the Company's nearest office so that any accommodations held may be released and other reservations arranged. Otherwise, the passage money may be forfeited.

SAILING PERMITS: All persons who are not citizens of the United States, including visitors, transients and residents in the United States, must secure Sailing Permits (Income Tax Clearance) from the Bureau of Internal Revenue during the week prior to their departure from the United States.

These permits may be secured at the U.S. Customs House, located at Bowling Green and Battery Place, New York City, or at any other office of the U.S. Internal Revenue.

The permit is presented to the Internal Revenue inspector at the embarkation desk on the pier the day of sailing when tickets and passports are examined.

Further information will be given at any office of the United States Lines.

SEATS AT TABLE: The Second Steward is in charge of the Dining Room and will assign tables if they have not been arranged for previously.

SHOE CLEANING: Shoes will be cleaned and polished if left outside the stateroom door at night.

TENNIS COURTS: A Deck Tennis Court is situated on the Sun Deck.

TRAVEL INFORMATION: Passengers may secure information concerning steamship, rail or air routes at the Purser's Office. Arrangements can be made to secure tickets and reservations for the transportation desired.

VALET SERVICE: An excellent valet service is provided for the convenience of passengers. Apply to your Bedroom Steward for this service.

Pressing—Gentlemen's Garments:

  • Suit: $1.00
  • Tuxedo: $1.00
  • Overcoat: $1.00
  • Jacket: $0.50
  • Trousers: $0.50

Ladies' Garments:

  • Dresses—Stains Removed and Pressing: $1.50
  • Suit: $1.00
  • Dress (Plain): $1.00
  • Evening Gown: $1.50
  • Pleated Dress: $1.50
  • Skirt or Jacket: $0.50
  • Vest: $0.25

Evening Gown

  • Stains Removed and Pressing: $2.00
  • Stains Removed without Cleaning Whole Garment: $1.00

VALUABLES: It is inadvisable to leave money or valuables in your cabin. They should be delivered to the Purser's Office for safekeeping and a receipt for same will be given on the Company's form. The Company cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage beyond the conditions expressed in the contract ticket and passengers are therefore advised to protect themselves by insurance, which can be arranged on board at the Purser's Office.

Ship's Officers' Sleeve Stripes

Ship's Officers' Sleeve Stripes, United States Lines SS President Harding Cabin Class Passenger List - 1 September 1937.

Ship's Officers' Sleeve Stripes, United States Lines SS President Harding Cabin Class Passenger List - 1 September 1937. GGA Image ID # 166c9f879c


  • COMMANDER: Four rows of gold lace with five-pointed star above.
  • CHIEF OFFICER: Three rows of gold lace with five-pointed star above.
  • CHIEF ENGINEER: Four rows of gold lace.
  • CHIEF PURSER: Three rows of gold lace with white velvet between.
  • SENIOR ASST. PURSER: Two rows of gold lace, with white velvet between.
  • JUNIOR ASST. PURSER: One row gold lace, one row white velvet.
  • SURGEON: Two rows of gold lace with red velvet between.
  • CHIEF STEWARD: Three rows of gold lace zig zagged.
  • SECOND STEWARD: Two rows of gold lace zig zagged.


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