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Clarence Leo Fender Edit Profile

guitar manufacturing company executive

Clarence Leo Fender, American guitar manufacturing company executive. Recipient President's award Country Music Association, Nashville, 1965; recipient Pioneer award Academy Country Music, Hollywood, California, 1982; named to Country Music Hall of Fame. Member of Century (Fullerton).

Background

Fender, Clarence Leo was born on August 10, 1909 in Anaheim, California, United States. Son of Clarence Montraville and Harriet Elvina (Wood) Fender.

Education

Junior Accountant, Fullerton Junior College.

Career

Accountant, California Highway Department, San Luis Obispo, 1931-1935;owner, president radio repair shop, Fullerton, California, 1935-1944;owner, president, Fender Instruments, Fullerton, 1944-1965;owner, president, C.L.F. Research, Inc., Fullerton, 1976-1980;owner, president, G & L Musical Products, Inc., Fullerton, from 1980. Consultant Columbia Broadcasting System Musical Instruments, Fullerton, 1965-1970.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Patentee Broadcaster guitar, renamed Telecaster, 1948. Inventor electric bass guitar, 1951.

Membership

Member of Century (Fullerton).

Connections

Married Esther Marie Klotzly, August 1, 1934 (deceased August, 1979). Married Phyllis Marie Dalton, September 20, 1980.

father:
Clarence Montraville Fender

mother:
Harriet Elvina (Wood) Fender

spouse:
Esther Marie Klotzly

spouse:
Phyllis Marie Dalton