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Commissioner of Recreation

Clarence E. BREWER, American Commissioner of Recreation.


BREWER, Clarence E. was born on February 12, 1892 in Columbus, Ohio, United States.


North High School, Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State University, Bachelor of Arts, 1914.


Director of playgrounds, 1907-1914, Columbus, Ohio. Physical director, Ohio State School for the Blind, 1913. Supervisor of boys’ and men’s activities, 1914-1917, Columbus, Ohio.

Assistant superintendent of Parks, Park Board, 1917-1918, Racine, Wisconsin. Supervisor, boys’ and men’s activities, 1918-1919, Detroit, Michigan. Community orgnr. Playground and Recreation Association of Anier. under Fosdick Commission, 1919-1920.

Commander of recreation, Detroit, Michigan, since 1920. Director: National A.A.U., 1924-1927. Trustee National Baseball Federation, 1922-1927.

Vice-president National Baseball Federation, since 1928. Vice-president Detroit Urban League, 1926-1928.


Member, Parks and Recreation Committee of President Coolidge’s Coni, on Outdoor Recreation. Director Midwest Society of Physical Education, since 1929. Secretary, Detroit Municipal Athletic Commission, since 1922.

Member Jefferson Montic.ello Centennial Committee. Traffic and Safety Committee Detroit, since 1921, Michigan Conference of Social Workers. American Institute, of Park Executive Clubs: Detroit Automobile, Faculty of Ohio State University, National Travel.


Spouse Grace Snyder, June 10, 1913, Columbus, Ohio.