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James William Clise

business executive.

James William Clise, business executive. member at large Yale Alumni Board.


Clise, James William was born on September 1, 1900 in Seattle, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of James William and Anna Elizabeth (Herr) Clise.


Bachelor of Science, Yale, 1922.


Founder, president Asbestos Supply Companies, 1923-1951. Partner Johann Wolfgang Clise & Company, industrial management, since 1943. President Vermiculite-Northwest, Inc.

(formerly Northwest Insulations Company), Vermiculite of Alaska, Inc., Vermiculite Contractors, Inc., Vermiculite Manufacturing Сompany. Vice president Washington Securities Company. Chairman Mount Pleasant Cemetery Company, Concrete Thermal Casings, Inc., Seattle.

Trustee Foundation Economic Education, Foundation Social Research, American Bureau Medical Aid to Free China. Western director Investors League, Incorporated. Formerly active as: president Pacific Coast Asbestos Association.

President, chairman advisory council Seattle Municipal League. Vice president, trustee National Municipal League. Trustee, organizer Washington State Research Council.

Trustee Pinel Foundation (Seaatle), Committee to Defend America by Aiding Anti-Communist China, Progressive League Against Communists and Fascists, Seattle Art Museum. Member at large Yale Alumni Board. President, organizer Yale Association of Washington.

Washington state chairman Gold Standard League (Latrobe, Pennsylvania).


Member at large Yale Alumni Board. Clubs: Swinomish Gun (Mount Vernon, Washington), Rainier, Seattle Tennis, Washington Athletic.


Married Eunice Brewster Padelford, October 17, 1927 (divorced September 12, 1949).; married second, Dagny Wulff, March 9, 1951. Children: Ann Gordon (Mistress.

James William Clise

Anna Elizabeth (Herr) Clise

Eunice Brewster Padelford

Dagny Wulff

Ann Gordon (Mrs Clise