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Clifford Stewart Strike


Clifford Stewart Strike, American engineer. Recipient Medal of Freedom. Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Congregationalist.


Strike, Clifford Stewart was born on August 28, 1902 in Marion, Illinois, United States. Son of James Matthew and Addie (Copeland) Strike.


Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University Illinois, 1924.


Deceased); children—Jennie (Mistress George T. Watkins III), Constance (Mistress Alan G. Wadsworth). Married second, Sali A. Godard, November 25, 1950 (div.). Children—Clifford Beach, Douglas Copeland, Kerby Stewart.

Married 3d, Marjorie Stanley, 1963. With Dwight P. Robinson & Company, 1924-1929. Assistant vice president, vice president, F.H. McGraw & Company, 1930-1941, president, 1941-1962, chairman, 1962-1963.

Partner Strike & Meissner, 1964-1965. President Clifford S. Strike & Company, Inc., 1965-1968, chairman, 1968-1979. Chairman Jamaica National Mortgage Association, Ltd., 1962-1967, Guaranty Home Savings & Loan Association, Ltd., 1962-1967, Title Guaranty & Escrow Limited company, 1962-1967, American Radar Protective Devices, Montego Beach Hotel Limited company.

President, director National Pipeline Company, Inc., 1960-1962, Northern Michigan Pipeline Company, 1960-1962, The Unamco Corporation, 1960-1962. President, chairman Silent Sentry, Inc., 1974-1979. Chairman of the executive committee J.G. White Engineering Corporation, New York City.

Director Kent Hotels Ltd., Caribbean Resorts Ltd. Director Connecticut Valley Enterprises, Inc. Board of directors University of Illinois Foundation, Defense Orientation Conference.


  • Contributor articles to mags.


Member American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Congregationalist.; Clubs: Engineers, Moles, Illini, Cloud, Sky (New York City).


Married Ida Marie Pollitt, August 28, 1924.; married second, Sali A. Godard, November 25, 1950 (divorced).; married 3d, Marjorie Stanley, 1963.

Children: Jennie (Mistress.

James Matthew Strike

Addie (Copeland) Strike

Ida Marie Pollitt

Sali A. Godard

Marjorie Stanley

Jennie (Mrs Strike