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Clair Herbert Brewer,, American minister. Achievements include patents for boat handling apparatus. Fellow, University Pittsburgh, 1963-1965, Case Western Reserve University, 1972-1973.


Brewer,, Clair Herbert was born on July 14, 1930 in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Clair Herbert, Senior and Ethel Viola (McKee) Brewer.


Bachelor in Music, Muskingum University, New Concord, Ohio, 1952. Master of Divinity, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 1955. Master of Theology, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 1959.

Master of Public Administration, University Pittsburgh, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1973.


Assistant minister E. Whittier United Presbyterian Church, California, 1955—1957. Staff assistant radio-tv Cleveland Area Church Federation, Cleveland, Ohio, 1957—1959. Pastor First Presbyterian Church, Freedom, Pennsylvania, 1960—1964, interim pastor Huron, Ohio, 1992—1994, Sandusky, 1995—1997, stated supply pastor Willard, 2004—2005, parish associate Norwalk, since 2006.

Assistant professor business and religion Tarko College, Missouri, 1965—1972. Associate dean Academy Christian Thought and Service Tarkio College, 1965. Assistant to director and projects coordinator Systems Research Center Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1973—1977.

Interim pastor Presbyterian Churches in North Central Ohio, 1977—1983. Associate pastor nurture and pastoral care Fairmount Presbyterian Church, Cleveland Heights, 1983—1992. Coordinator hunger, health and housing ministries Mauamee Valley Presbytery, Findlay, since 2005.

Consultant Community Council United Way, St. Joseph, Missouri, 1967—1969. President board directors Emerging Patterns Interdependent Community, Inc., Lakewood, Ohio, 1978—1984. Chairman Ohio Presbyns.

Public Policy Advocacy, Maumee, 2000—2007. Vice moderator Maumee Valley Presbytery, 2000, moderator, 01, chair board trustees, 02, past moderator, member council, 2002—2003.


  • Achievements include patents for boat handling apparatus.


Coordinator mobile health fairs Maumee Valley Presbytery and Ohio Migrant Education Center, Fremont, since 2003. President Elder College Bowling Green State University, Huron, since 2005. Member Maumee Valley Presbytery, Presbyterian Church.

Member of Cleveland Museum Art, Friend of Oberlin College Artists Series.


  • Other Interests

    Woodworking, gardening, music, reading.


Married Janis Avery Ashdown, August 24, 1954. Children: Carol Louise Kopkas, John Stuart, Linda Jean Wilt, Mary Patricia Pitman, Susan Elizabeth Gainous.

Clair Herbert Brewer

Ethel Viola (McKee) Brewer

Janis Avery Ashdown

Carol Louise Kopkas Brewer,

John Stuart Brewer,

Linda Jean Wilt Brewer,

Mary Patricia Pitman Brewer,

Susan Elizabeth Gainous Brewer,