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Herschel Clyde Atkinson

association executive

Herschel Clyde Atkinson, American association executive. Member of the United States Chamber of Commerce, Council State Chamber’s of C. (president 1951-1953), American Chamber of Commerce Executives, Ohio Trade Association Executives (past president).; Mason.

Background

Atkinson, Herschel Clyde was born on April 24, 1903 in Amboy, Indiana, United States. Son of Orie Clyde and Hattie (Roberds) Atkinson.

Education

Student in public schools.

Career

Reporter, city editor Battle Creek (Michigan) Moon-Journal, 1920-1923. Staff Cleveland Press, 1923. Departmental editor Baltimore Post, 1923-1925.

City editor, later political editor Akron (O.) Times-Press, 1925-1931. City editor, chief editorial writer, columnist Behind the Front Page, Akron Beacon-Journal, 1931-1937. Executive manager Akron Chamber of Commerce, 1937-1938.

Administrator Ohio Bureau Unemployment Compensation, 1939-1943. Vice president, secretary Akron, Canton & Youngstown R.R., Akron, 1943-1944, now director. Executive vice president Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Columbus, since 1944.

Works

  • Contributor nat. mags.

Membership

Member of the United States Chamber of Commerce, Council State Chamber’s of C. (president 1951-1953), American Chamber of Commerce Executives, Ohio Trade Association Executives (past president). Mason.; Clubs: Rotary, Scioto Country, Columbus.

Connections

Married Helen Louise Fish, June 19, 1923. Children: Herschel Clyde, Marilyn Lou.

father:
Orie Clyde Atkinson

mother:
Hattie (Roberds) Atkinson

spouse:
Helen Louise Fish

children:
Herschel Clyde Atkinson

Marilyn Lou Atkinson