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industrial designer

Clair Allison Samhammer, industrial designer. Recipient Industrial Design Wescon; recipient Industrial Design Design United States of America, London, Industrial Design International Lighting Competition, Tokyo, Industrial Design Triennale, Milan, Italy, Industrial Design California Design Triennale, Pasadena.

Background

Samhammer, Clair Allison was born on August 20, 1928 in Easton, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Francis Ludwig and Delmah Grace (Frederick) Samhammer.

Education

Certified in industrial design, Pratt Institute, 1992.

Career

Senior designer Harley Earl, Inc., Warren, Michigan, 1953-1959, Melvin Best Associates, Pasadena, California, 1959-1962. Senior project manager Design West, Inc., Irvine, 1962-1978. Associate Design Projections, Anaheim, 1978-1979.

President Creative Design Center Inc., Orange. Lecturer University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1965. Visiting professor California State University-Long Beach, 1975-1976, 88, 95.

Member accreditation council Design Foundation, McLean, Virginia, 1980-1984. Director Product Source, Laguna Hills, California, 1980-1986. Director Perfection Products, Inc., since 1989.

Works

  • Other Work

    • United States foreign patentee in field.

Membership

Scoutmaster Boy Scouts American, Altadena, California, 1966. Secretary, elder Dana Point Community Chapel, California, 1974-1984. Director Orange 1st Assembly of God, 1989-1994, Orange Hills Assembly, since 1996.

Fellow Industrial Designers Society of America (board directors 1973-1975), Industrial Designers (regional vice president 1974-1975, chairman Los. Angeles chapter 1973). Member American Society Industrial Designers, Society Plastics Engineers.

Connections

Married Pauline Juliette Foti, September 9, 1950 (deceased 1991). Children: Chrisopher, Eric, Patricia Ellen Whiston. Married Verna Jean Owen, February 14, 1993.

Stepchildren: James Owen, Julie Owen Drysdale.

father:
Francis Ludwig Samhammer

mother:
Delmah Grace (Frederick) Samhammer

spouse:
Pauline Juliette Foti

spouse:
Verna Jean Owen

child:
Chrisopher Samhammer

child:
Eric Samhammer

child:
Patricia Ellen Whiston Samhammer

child:
James Owen Samhammer

child:
Julie Owen Drysdale Samhammer