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Herschel Clyde Atkinson

Herschel Clyde Atkinson, American association executive. Member of the United States Chamber of Commerce, Council State Chamber’s of C. (president 1951-1953), American Chamber of Commerce Executives, Ohio Trade Association Executives (past president).; Mason.

Background

  • Atkinson, Herschel Clyde was born on April 24, 1903 in Amboy, Indiana, United States. Son of Orie Clyde and Hattie (Roberds) Atkinson.

  • Education

    • Student in public schools.

    Career

    • Reporter, city editor Battle Creek (Michigan) Moon-Journal, 1920-1923. Staff Cleveland Press, 1923. Departmental editor Baltimore Post, 1923-1925.

      City editor, later political editor Akron (O.) Times-Press, 1925-1931. City editor, chief editorial writer, columnist Behind the Front Page, Akron Beacon-Journal, 1931-1937. Executive manager Akron Chamber of Commerce, 1937-1938.

      Administrator Ohio Bureau Unemployment Compensation, 1939-1943. Vice president, secretary Akron, Canton & Youngstown R.R., Akron, 1943-1944, now director. Executive vice president Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Columbus, since 1944.

    Works

    • Contributor nat. mags.

    Membership

    Member of the United States Chamber of Commerce, Council State Chamber’s of C. (president 1951-1953), American Chamber of Commerce Executives, Ohio Trade Association Executives (past president). Mason.; Clubs: Rotary, Scioto Country, Columbus.

    Connections

    • Married Helen Louise Fish, June 19, 1923. Children: Herschel Clyde, Marilyn Lou.
    • father: Orie Clyde Atkinson
    • mother: Hattie (Roberds) Atkinson
    • spouse: Helen Louise Fish
    • children: Herschel Clyde Atkinson
    • Marilyn Lou Atkinson
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    Born April 24, 1903
    Died March 6, 1966
    (aged 62)
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