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People in AA's History
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* Sackville O'C. M.- member Dublin group, noted as worlds champion at helping AA's by mail, his story "The Career Officer" in 2nd and 3rd edition of Big Book (A 83) (BB2 523-531u) (BB3 517-525u)

* Sadie - patient Dr. Dan Craske Chicago mid 1939 (A 22) (BB3 294u)

* Saint Francis of Assisi - Bill admired, influenced by, patron saint (A 110-111, 270f) (G 22) (H 237-8) (P 302, 404-6)

* Saint Ignatius of Layola - usually in reference to 'Exercises of Saint Ignatius' and the '12 Steps' (A 253f) (H 365) (P 242)

* Saint Paul - had spiritual experience on road to Damascus (P 125)

* Sam - high powered Yankee preacher, carried message to Atlanta sparked growth, created sort of Chautauqua brand of AA (A 25)

* Sam - early Chicago A.A., Earl T. worked with, wife Tee (A 22) (BB3 310u)

* Sam C. - started A.A. meeting Akron area, others didn't like him (D 271)

* Saul, Dr. C. Dudley - Philadelphian, told friend, Judge Curtis Bok, owner, publisher Saturday Evening Post, about A.A. (A 18) (H 363-4) (P 244)

* Schneider, Norman - young Canadian; friend Lois in Young People League, asked Lois marry him, family owned meat packing firm in Kichener Ontario (B 85) (L 16) (P 48)

* 'Scientist' - nickname for Christian Science's (P 230)

* Scott, Albert - chairman board trustees Riverside Church; associate & advisor John D. Rockefeller Jr., chaired meeting December 1937 to raise money from Rockefeller; family owned newspaper Cambridge Ohio (A 15, 148f) (B 274) (D 134) (H 59-60, 192) (L 109) (N 65-66) (P 184-185, 187, 202)

* Scuderi, Dr. Thomas P. - young emergency room intern St. Thomas Hospital, worked with Sister Ignatia on alcoholics, treated alcoholics until retirement (D 51-2, 64, 342) (S 9, 144) (BB3 217)

* Seabrook, Willie - author of Asylum (BB3 224)

* Seiberling, Frank - entrepreneur, founder 1st president Goodyear Tire & Rubber company, father-in-law Henrietta Seiberling; lived 65 room mansion Portage Path (D 56) (L 95) (P 136-137)

* Seiberling, Henrietta - nickname 'Henri'; Frank Seiberling's daughter-in-law, graduate Vassar College, housewife, separated from husband, lived gate house, 3 young children; friend Anne Smith; went Oxford Group meetings in 1932 at West Hill group, introduced Dr. Bob & Anne to Oxford Group; prayed and received guidance to have special Oxford group meeting on Dr. Bob's drinking; last name on list Reverend Walter Tunks gave Bill when called from Mayflower Hotel, arranged Bill & Dr. Bob meet Mother's Day May 12 1935 her residence; she & Anne taught Bill & Dr. Bob start day quiet time, prayer, reflection; unsympathetic to Bill about conference -believed Bill finally succumbed madness (A 19, 66, 73, 75) (B 236-237) (C 2-3, 36) (D 56, 58-61, 63-4, 66, 100, 108, 130, 137, 157-61, 217-9, 267, 271, 342) (E 12) (G 51, 69) (H 355-7) (L 95) (N 27, 31, 35) (P 136-7, 142, 144, 189n, 301) (S 18, 114) (W 156) (BB3 179u)

* Seltzer, Louis - editor Cleveland Press, rounded out industrial meeting 15th A.A. anniversary (H 118)

* Shakespeare - English writer and playwright (BB3 400, 403, 411, 449)

* Shane - a cowboy movie (BB3 333)

* Sharkey, Tom - owner of 'brawling bar on 14th Street' in NYC (BB3 251-2)

* Shaw, Benard - Irish born writer and playwright (BB3 536)

* Shaw, Elise - Frank Shaw's wife, matron of honor at Lois's wedding, Lois oldest closest friend (B 111, 137) (L 11, 22, 74) (P 175)

* Shaw, Frank - wife Elise; Wall Street big shot, high up in J.K. Rice Company; Bill did stock market investigations for him; parted official company 1929, remained lifelong friends; died 1950's (B 137) (L 74) (P 69, 72, 74, 75, 78-80, 85, 175)

* Shaw, Robert - lawyer, friend Willard S. Richardson, early Board member (A 186)

* Shaw, W.H. - faculty at Burr & Burton, pall bearer Bertha Bamford Bill's childhood sweetheart (P 36)

* Sheen, Monsignor Fulton - nationally popular, radio show Catholic Hour; then monsignor, later bishop; met with Bill on Saturday's better part of year to explain Catholicism (G 48) (N 52) (P 281-2, 335)

* Sheila T. - helped Nell Wing & Harriet G. with archives (G 126)

* Shep C. - Vermont; did considerable drinking with Ebby T.; thru Oxford group, tried help Ebby; went with Ebby to see Bill on Ebby's 2nd visit; came Tuesday night meetings Bill's house; went Bill & Lois Oxford Group meetings Calvary Episcopal Church 4th Avenue (B 211) (L 91) (N 17-18) (P 113, 115, 116, 162) (W 151) (BB3 9u,13u)

* Shepherd - early New York A.A., folks thought would make it (P 227)

* Sheppard, Norman - name Bill got from Reverend Walter Tunks at Mayflower Hotel May 11 1935, trying to find a drunk work with, he gave Henrietta Seiberling's number to Bill (A 66) (C 5, 35-36) (D 64) (L 95) (N 27) (P 136) (S 19)

* Sherwood, Carlton - friend Dick Richardson, successful money charity raiser, tried raise money A.A.; assisted in Rockefeller February 8 1940 dinner (A 152, 182)

* Shoemaker, Helen - wife Dr. Sam Shoemaker, wrote book I Stand By the Door (H 379)

* Shoemaker, Dr. Reverend Samuel - wife Helen; rector Calvary Episcopal Church; leading figure Oxford Group during 1920's-1930's; met Dr. Frank Buchman China January 1918, he decided let go of self to allow God guide him; converted by Dr. Buchman; opened doors & made Bill see belief Higher Power not only change thinking feeling but become living force in world; nonalcoholic spoke 2nd Intentional Convention St. Louis 1955; Bill credited him for 12 Steps; died 1963 (A xii, 2, 4, 38-40, 59, 74, 253, 261-71) (B 226, 261) (E 10, 72) (G 97) (H 177-8, 277, 279, 298, 368, 379-80) (L 92,103) (N 9, 24) (P 116, 127, 129, 169, 174, 178n, 199, 358, 371, 373) (W 118, 175)

* Sibley D. - Marty M. found her Bellevue Hospital, guest Stepping Stones, talented violinist, didn't stay sober (L 139) (P 335)

* Silas B. - wife Beth; Bill worked with Towns Hospital, once reporter Kansas City Star, Bill took to hospital after sober, thought he going die (L 102)

* Silkworth, Dr. William Duncan - little doctor who loved drunks; ran Towns Hospital; graduate Princeton, medical degree New York University-Bellevue Medical School, not psychiatrist, specialist neurology; lost life savings 1929, arrived Towns hospital 1930; theory alcoholism as combination physical allergy & compulsion drink, holistic approach to disorders; met Bill during 2nd hospitalization at Towns, gave Bill information needed understand alcoholism as illness; April 1935 told Bill quit preaching at drunks -instead talk about illness, tell them physical sensitivity & obsession, religion usually fills them guilt or rebellion; referred prospects to Bill in 1937 -Fitz M. & Hank P.; wrote introduction Big Book; suggested too many you & must words in Big Book; wrote 3 articles on alcoholism Medical Record; used term moral psychology to characterize word fellowship; present meeting December 1937 Rockefeller raise money; attended John D. Rockefeller's A.A. dinner February 1940 (A vii-viii, 13, 16, 38, 39, 52, 62f, 63, 67, 74, 143, 148, 155, 158, 160, 161, 167, 168, 183, 206, 219, 244, 302-8) (B 191, 224, 227, 233-234, 274) (C 4) (D 68) (E 11-12) (G 97) (H 59, 60, 62, 104-5, 117, 142, 156, 175-176, 196-200, 243-4, 247, 278-9, 282-6, 297, 373) (L 85, 145) (SM 9) (N 14-15, 19-21, 65) (P 99, 101-102, 107-9, 119-20, 122n, 123, 125, 126, 127, 131, 133, 143, 154, 165, 184-5, 191, 197, 200-1, 232-233, 318, 388) (W 153, 156) (BB3 xiu, xvi, xxiii-xxx, 7u, 14u, 162u, 571)

* 'Silky' - Dr. Silkworth's nickname, see "Silkworth, Dr. William Duncan"

* 'Sir William' - Dr. Bob's nickname for Bill on state occasions, see "Bill W."

* Sisters of Charity of Saint Augustine - ran admitting office St. Thomas Hospital (D 45, 198)

* 'Sky pilots' - Dr. Bob's nickname ministers (C 127)

* 'Slim' - anonymous name Bill used in describing danger giving someone taking drugs alcohol (H 104)

* 'Smit' - Dr. Bob's nickname for son, see "Robert Ripley S."

* Smith, Alfred E. - 'celebrated American statesman', 4 time gov. of NY, unsuccessful first Catholic presidential cantidate (BB3 50u)

* Smith, Anne Ripley - Dr. Bob's wife, married 1915; maiden name Anne Robinson Ripley from Oak Park Illinois, attended Wellesley Col., teacher; stated attending Oxford Group meetings 1932 with friend Henrietta Seiberling; convinced Dr. Bob go Oxford Group; Bill asked her write family chapter Big Book she said no; suggested kneeling when giving self God; early 1936 organized wives group, Bill called her Mother A.A.; she & Henrietta Seiberling taught Bill & Dr. Bob start day with quiet time, prayer & reflection; talked Sister Ignatia daily; with Sister Ignatia helped Akron's 1st alcoholic women; died June 1 1949 age 68 heart attack (A 6, 19, 23, 67, 69, 73, 141) (B 237) (C 2-3, 6-7, 12, 28-29, 42-43, 60, 83, 105, 132) (D 10, 16, 29-31, 35, 37-40, 42, 53, 55-8, 60, 66-7, 71-5, 80-1, 85-8, 90-1, 93, 95, 100, 105, 107-8, 114-6, 119, 121, 123, 132, 134, 142, 145-6, 152-3, 165-6, 168, 175, 177-8, 182, 195, 197, 208, 213, 216-7, 223-4, 233-6, 242-3, 252, 255-6, 268-9, 272, 278, 281-3, 292, 294, 296-8, 300, 302-4, 309, 311-3, 316-7, 320-3, 327-31, 336. 341-2, 344) (E 14) (G 71, 88) (H 119, 353-4, 359-7, 360) (N 40) (P 76n, 137, 140, 143, 147, 148, 149, 151, 152, 162, 177, 195, 275, 334, 339, 342) (S 114, 117, 121-122, 128, 130-131) (W 180) (BB3 176u, 270, 272, 273, 279, 280)

* Smith, Bernard B. - nickname 'Bern'; international lawyer; chairman Alcoholic Foundation; nonalcoholic trustee 1944-1956; chairman General Service Board 1951-1956; architect General Service Conference, convinced trustees change ratio -more alcoholics on board then nonalcoholics; chaired & spoke 2nd Intentional Convention St. Louis 1955, Kiel Auditorium, A.A. became of age; only trustee who supported conference idea, worked with Bill to bring about General Service Board permanent successor to founders, brought majority trustees accept conference idea trial basis; helped Bill put together General Service Conference structure /architect conference; due Bill's illness called from New York 1970 Miami Beach International Convention deliver main speech; responsible 1957 new bylaws; died heart attack 1970 (A xii, 4f, 47, 126, 186, 208, 212, 223, 256, 273, 274-283, 281) (B 353) (E 19, 72) (G 96-98, 106) (H 168, 194, 337-9, 380) (SM 17, 42, 106) (N 130, 251, 259) (P 328, 344-345, 350, 358, 401)

* Smith, Betty - Dr. Bob's son's wife (daughter in law), married 1944; alcoholic father got sober after Betty brought him Big Book 1944; goes A.A. meeting for self March 13 1979 (C 152) (D 297, 302-4, 309, 316, 318, 339)

* Smith, Dr. Bob - see "Bob S., Dr."

* Smith, 'Bob' - Dr. Bob's son, see "Robert Ripley S."

* Smith, Jack - assistant Dr. Sam Shoemaker, disapproved Bill's work with drunks (L 103) (P 169)

* Smith, Robert - wrote acceptable script about A.A. for Paramount Pictures in mid 1940's (G 8)

* Smith, Robert Ripley -  Dr. Bob's son; see "Robert Ripley S."

* Smith, Sue 'Suzanne' - see "Windows, Sue"

* Smith, Judge Walter Perrin - Dr. Bob's father, on Caledonia County [Vermont] Probate court, state attorney various times, member state legislature, superintendent St. Johnsbury schools, director Merchants National Bank, president Passumpsic Savings Bank, taught Sunday school 40 years, died 1918, didn't see son attain permanent sobriety (D 9-10, 14, 26, 28) (BB3 171u)

* Smith, Mrs. Walter Perrin - Dr. Bob's mother, lived see him attain permanent sobriety (D 9-10, 172, 318)) (BB3 171u)

* Smithers, Brinkley - chartered Lear jet to get Bill from Bedford Hills New York to Miami Heart Clinic January 24 1971 (G 1)

* 'Smithy' - Bill's nickname Dr. Bob, see "Bob S."

* 'Smitty'  - Dr. Bob's son nickname also 'Smit', see "Robert Ripley S."

* 'Some people' stayed Bill's house - Ebby, George H., Oscar V., Russell R., Bill C., Florence R. (A 64) (B 263-264) (L 105)

* Spelman, Matilda - Lois's mother (B 80)  (P 86, 87) (BB3 4u, 5u)

* Spencer, Herbert - British social philosopher (BB3 570)

* Stafford, Governor - fall 1960, 25th A.A. Vermont anniversary, gave Bill citation behalf A.A. (G 57)

* Stouffer, Dr. John - chief psychiatrist at Philadelphia General Hosp (H 363) (BB3 572)

* Strobel, Dr. Charles - Bill's mother's 2nd husband (step father), cancer specialist Memorial Hospital New York, died June 1936 (B 154) (L 53, 106) (P 75,290)

* Strobel, Dora - daughter-in-law Bill's step father Dr. Charles Strobel (L 53)

* Strobel, Percy - son of Bill's step-father, Dr. Charles Strobel (step brother) (L 53)

* Strong, Dorothy - Bill's sister, married Dr. Leonard Strong (G 98) (N 14) (P 15, 18-20, 23-8, 31-2, 40, 55, 99, 214, 324n, 329, 335)

* Strong, Dr. Leonard V. Jr. - husband Bill's sister Dorothy; osteopath; stuck by Bill lowest times; Bill's doctor confidant, gave Bill physical examination 1928, confronted Bill drinking; arranged Bill's admission Towns Hospital 1933 & paid bill; set up appointment Bill & Willard Richardson, friend John D. Rockefeller; essential link A.A. people around John D. Rockefeller Jr.; 1 trustees 1st board Alcoholic Foundation April 1938; 1954 resigned board due question more alcoholics then nonalcoholics on board, served Board Trustees secretary, died April 24 1989 (A 6, 14, 147f, 151-152, 168, 208) (B vi, 188, 273, 277, 355) (D 142) (E 18) (G 97-98) (H 59, 60, 142-143, 192, 195) (L 34, 86, 108, 197) (SM 9) (N 14, 65) (P 98-9, 108, 181-4, 188, 214, 217, 361) (W 148, 159) (BB3 ?6u, 7u)

* Sue G - see "Windows, Sue"

* 'Sugar' - nickname few charge nurses Dr. Bob known & respected long time (D 48)

* 'Sweetie Pie' - nickname Lorraine Greim, Ruth Hock's nonalcoholic assistant, started work Newark January 1940 (P 235, 250)

* Swentzel, Gardner - Lois's sister Kitty's husband (brother in law), 1930's doing well at Taylor, Bates & Company firm closely connected J. P. Morgan's enterprises; liked Bill, introduced him Arthur Wheeler (B 180) (P 90)

* Sybil C. - 1st woman A.A. Los Angeles (G 112)

* Sylvia K. - glamorous divorcee, $700 month alimony, 1 of 2 women Chicago group 1939; credited having longest uninterrupted sobriety any woman in AA; Dr. Bob, Henrietta, Clarence & Dorothy S. worked with her, her story "The Keys of the Kingdom" in 2nd and 3rd edition (A 22) (D 180-1, 241) (BB2 304-12u) (BB3 295u, 304-12u)


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