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Clifton Mack Brakensiek, American surgeon. Recipient bronze service medal Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1952, Outstanding Service award Boy Scouts American, 1958; Silver Beaver award Boy Scouts American, 1959. Diplomate National Board Medical Examiners.


Brakensiek, Clifton Mack was born on March 15, 1909 in Carthage, Illinois, United States. Son of Albert Simon and Mary (Holmes) Brakensiek.


A.A., Fullerton (California) College, 1929. Bachelor of Arts, Pacific Union College, Angwin, California, 1935. Doctor of Medicine Loma Linda U., 1940.


Chief of surgery Downey Community Hospital (California), 1953, chief of staff, 1954-1955. Chief of staff Bellwood General Hospital (California), 1956-1957. 1st chief staff Woodruff Community Hospital, Long Beach, California, 1958.

Organizer, medical director Bellflower Medical Group. Chief surgery Bellwood Hospital, 1961-1962. senior surgeon to staffs Downey, Bellwood, Lakewood, Woodruff, Community hospitals Organizer, Chairman board Bellflower National Bank, 1964-1968. Chief area examiner Selective Service System, 4 years Director Community Concert Association.

Advisory board Cerritos College, Bellflower Unified School District. Board directors Better Business bureau of Long Beach (California) Area. Active Boy Scouts American.

Organized Sister City program between Los Mochis, Mexico and Bellflower, 1959.


Member city council, mayor City of Bellflower, 1958-1960. Served as First lieutenant, Medical Reserve, 1939-1943. Member American Society Abdominal Surgery, American, California, Los Angeles County medical associations, American Academy General Practice, Chamber of Commerce (pres 1953, director), American Medical Society of Vienna (life).


Married Joyce Parsonson, August 27, 1939. Children: Carlyle Ray, Everett Trent, Warren Niles.

Albert Simon Brakensiek

Mary (Holmes) Brakensiek

Joyce Parsonson

Carlyle Ray Brakensiek

Everett Trent Brakensiek

Warren Niles Brakensiek