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Clara Louise Johnson Beer, American electronics executive. Member National Secretaries Association, Christian Business and Professional Women's Council (secretary 1966-1967, adviser 1968).

Background

Beer, Clara Louise Johnson was born on January 14, 1918 in Bisbee, Arizona, United States. Daughter of Franklin Fayette and Marie (Sturm) Johnson.

Education

Student, Merritt Business School, Oakland, California, 1935; student, Business Instruction School, Palo Alto, California, 1955.

Career

Secretary, artist, Mont Rose Fisher Studios, Oakland, 1936-1940; piano, organ instructor, Anna May Studios, Palo Alto, 1948-1950; private piano, organ instructor, Palo Alto, 1949-1956; secretary, Stanford Electronics laboratories, Stanford University, 1955-1958; corporate secretary and executive secretary to Chairman of the Board, Watkins-Johnson Company, Palo Alto, 1958-1988. Director, secretary Watkins-Johnson International, 1968-1988, Watkins-Johnson Ltd., 1971-1988, Watkins-Johnson Associations, 1977-1988.

Membership

Member National Secretaries Association, Christian Business and Professional Women's Council (secretary 1966-1967, adviser 1968).

Connections

Married Philip James McElmurry, May 15, 1937 (divorced July 1944). Children– Leonard Franklin, Philip James Junior. Married William Sigvard Beer, July 15, 1945 (deceased August 1977).

1 son, Douglas Lee; Married Kenneth Christy Huntwork, May 1, 1982 (deceased January 2003).

father:
Franklin Fayette Johnson

mother:
Marie (Sturm) Johnson

spouse:
William Sigvard Beer

spouse:
Kenneth Christy Huntwork

spouse:
Philip James McElmurry

child:
Philip James Junior Beer

child:
Leonard Franklin Beer