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People in AA's History
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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) (BB3 282u, 294u)

* 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) (BB2/3 193-209u)

* 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 - Marty M. came out of blackout talking to (BB2/3 222-3)

* 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) (BB3 217, 297u, 299u)

* 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) (BB3 574)

* 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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