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People in AA's History
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* 'R.H.' - Dr. Bob's nickname for self, see "Bob S., Dr."

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'R.H.S., Dr.' - Dr. Bob's nickname at City Hospital, 2 other Smiths on staff, see "Bob S., Dr."

* Ralph - a frient of Archie T. (BB3 278)

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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 357-363u) (BB3 35-7/Jim)

* 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) (SM 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)

* Rita - a friend of Marty M. (BB3 223)

* 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) (SM 9) (P 181, 183-8, 189n, 232-4, 256) (BB3 xviii, 265, 574)


* 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) (SM 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) (BB3 262, 270-2)

* 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)

* Rosa B. - Jim B's wife (BB3 238u, 249)

* '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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