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William L. Clayton

William L. Clayton, American investment banking executive. Recipient National Marketing Club, 1980; named Outstanding Alumnus Lehigh University, 1971. Trustee Lehigh University, 1980-1999, Blair Academy, 1984-1990, New Eyes for Needy, 1984-1990. Member Lehigh University Alumni Association (president 1980-1982), Baltusrol Club (Springfield, New Jersey), University Club, Short Hills Club, Knights of Malta, Beta Gamma Sigma, Chi Phi.

Background

  • Clayton, William L. was born on October 27, 1929 in Tenafly, New Jersey, United States. Son of Walter I. and Emily A. (Caverly) Clayton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Lehigh University, 1951. Postgraduate in Business, New York University, 1956. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Lehigh University, 1984.

    Career

    • Assistant portfolio manager Marine Midland, New York City, 1953-1954. Account executive E.F. Hutton, 1954-1964, vice president, 1964-1971, senior vice president, 1971-1981, executive vice president, 1981-1987. Senior vice president Smith Barney, since 1988.

      Board directors Stabler Companies, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Eastern Industries, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

    Membership

    Trustee Lehigh University, 1980-1999, Blair Academy, 1984-1990, New Eyes for Needy, 1984-1990. Member Lehigh University Alumni Association (president 1980-1982), Baltusrol Club (Springfield, New Jersey), University Club, Short Hills Club, Knights of Malta, Beta Gamma Sigma, Chi Phi.

    Connections

    • Married Carol L. Farmer, June 23, 1951. Children: Andrew L., Robin L., Kathleen L., Kevin L., Susan L., Christopher L.
    • father: Walter I. Clayton
    • mother: Emily A. (Caverly) Clayton
    • spouse: Carol L. Farmer
    • children: Andrew L. Clayton
    • Robin L. Clayton
    • Kathleen L. Clayton
    • Kevin L. Clayton
    • Susan L. Clayton
    • Christopher L. Clayton
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    Born October 27, 1929
    Nationality
    • 1951
      Lehigh University
    • 1956
      New York University
    • 1984
      Lehigh University
    • 1953 - 1954
      Assistant, portfolio manager Marine Midland
    • 1988
      senior, vice president Smith Barney
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