GOVERNMENT OF PORTO RICO

Beckman Winthrop, Ass't Secretary of Treasury, Speaks in Union at 8.

Mr. Beekman Winthrop '97 will speak on "The First Ten Years of American Administration in Porto Rico" in the Living Room of the Union this evening at 8 o'clock. The lecture, which will be illustrated by lantern slides, will be open to members of the Union only.

After being graduated from Harvard in 1897, Mr. Winthrop entered the Law School, from which he was admitted to the bar in 1899. A year later he became private secretary to Mr. Taft, while governor of the Philippine Islands. From 1903 to 1904, Mr. Winthrop was judge of the Court of the First Instance in the Philippines. He was then appointed governor of Porto Rico, which position he held until 1907, when he became assistant secretary of the United States Treasury.