BASSETT IS NAMED NEW TREASURER OF P.B.H. COMMITTEE
Corporation Must Sanction Action at its Meeting Next Week--Treasurer Elect Prominent Man
Benjamin Franklin Rice Bassett '25 of Flushing. Long Island, has been elected to the post of treasurer of the Philips Brooks House Committee, it was learned yesterday. Bassett will succeed W.J. Bingham '16, who has held the position for the last four years.
This action was taken at the regular meeting of the executive committee, held yesterday afternoon. The members of this committee are Dean G.H. Chase '96, Dean Willard Learoyd Sperry, George Wigglesworth '74, C.G. Chase '30, James Roosevelt '30 and J.H. Lane '28, graduate secretary.
The election of Bassett does not become effective until its confirmation by the Corporation, which meets early next week.
As an undergraduate, Bassett was engaged in many student activities. He was captain of the crew in his freshman year, and in his sophomore year was elected President of his class. He served on the Student Council from 1922 to 1925 and in his last year was on the Senior Endowment Committee and was elected Second Marshal of his class. Throughout his college career Bassett was interested in the work of the Philips Brooks House. He served on a number of its committees and in his senior year he was elected President of the organization.
Upon graduation in 1925 Bassett went into business for three years, and in 1928 he entered the Law School, where he is now enrolled as a Sophomore.