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Putnam, Herbert 1861-

Librarian; born in New York City, Sept. 20, 1861; graduated at Harvard in 1883; admitted to the bar in 1885; practised at the Minnesota and Massachusetts bars. He became librarian of the Minneapolis Public Library in 1887, of the Boston Public Library in 1895, president of the American Library Association in 1898, and librarian of Congress in 1899. See public libraries.

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