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Clarence Clay Carlton

automotive executive

Clarence Clay Carlton, American automotive executive. Served as superintendent of schools at Mantua, O., 1904-1908, Medina, O., 1908-1912; member Michigan War Council. Organized Lansing Safety Council, 1940, and served as 1st president; member Society Automotive Engineers; Mason (32°).

Background

Carlton, Clarence Clay was born on May 17, 1882 in Akron, Ohio, United States. Son of Wallace L. and Ella M. (Tinker) Carlton.

Education

Educated Buchtel College. Bachelor of Arts, University of Akron, 1904. University of Michigan Law, 1905.

University of Chicago, 1906.

Career

Served as superintendent of schools at Mantua, O., 1904-1908, Medina, O., 1908-1912. Elected superintendent of schools, Elyria, O., 1912. Resigned same year to become secretary to president Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, Akron.

Held various positions with Firestone until June 1917. Sales manager Prudden Wheel Company, Lansing, Michigan, 1917-1920. Secretary Motor Wheel Corporation since 1920, vice president and secretary since 1938.

Director Vice-President Automotive Council for War Production. Chairman automotive parts advisory committee, Automotive Division, West Palm Beach and O.P.A. Managing director Automotive Committee for Air Defense, 1940. Member Michigan War Council.

Organized Lansing Safety Council, 1940, and served as 1st president. State chairman Committee for Economics Development. President Automotive Parts and Equipment Manufacturers, Inc., 1934-1941, now director.

Director N.A.M., Michigan Manufacturers Association. Member Society Automotive Engineers. President and director Tire and Rim Association, 1914-1915, and 1932-1934.

Membership

Served as superintendent of schools at Mantua, O., 1904-1908, Medina, O., 1908-1912. Member Michigan War Council. Organized Lansing Safety Council, 1940, and served as 1st president.

Member Society Automotive Engineers. Mason (32°).; Clubs: Detroit Athletic, Recess, Economic (Detroit).

Connections

Married Anna L. Durling, August 8, 1906 (died 1937).; married second Emily Russell, February 6, 1939. Children: Janet Ann (dec), James C., Thomas R.

father:
Wallace L. Carlton

mother:
Ella M. (Tinker) Carlton

spouses:
Anna L. Durling

2d Emily Russell

children:
Janet Ann Carlton (dec)

James C. Carlton

Thomas R Carlton