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Leslie William Claybourn

mechanic engineer , inventor.

Leslie William Claybourn, American mechanic engineer, inventor. award, Mass. Member 122d Division Minnesota State Militia, serving as hospital steward, Lake City, Minnesota, 1901-1904. Received Modern Pioneer award, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1940. Honorary life; member Republican.; Mason (32 degree, Knights Templar, Shriner).

Background

Claybourn, Leslie William was born on June 13, 1883 in Albert Lea, Minnesota, United States. Son of John Bethel and Ellen (Clink) Claybourn.

Education

Student technical course in drafting and mechanic engineering, private courses in art and special course in photography.

Career

Portrait photographer, Sioux City, Iowa, 1900-1904. Official photographer Omaha Gunning System, 1904-1906. President Model & Electro-Plating Company, Winona, Minnesota, 1907-1912, Dubuque (Iowa) Art Manufacturing Company, 1912-1914.

Development engineer Printing Machinery Company, Cincinnati, 1914-1918. Vice-president and director operation Menasha Printing & Carton Company, Menasha, Wisconsin, 1918-1921. President Claybourn Process Corporation, Milwaukee, 1921-1937.

Construction engineering C. B. Cottrell & Sons Company, Claybourn Division, since 1937. Executive vice-president, director operations Johann Wolfgang Clement Company. To January 1945; organized L. W. Claybourn, Inc., Chicago.

President, vice president.

Works

  • Author: The Printer in the Future, 1932. Contributor to printing jours.

Membership

Member 122d Division Minnesota State Militia, serving as hospital steward, Lake City, Minnesota, 1901-1904. Received Modern Pioneer award, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1940. Honorary life; member Republican.

Mason (32 degree, Knights Templar, Shriner). Clubs: Illinois Athletic (Chicago).

Connections

Married Emily Louise Herkenroder, May 20, 1925. Children (by previous marriage): Bona Zoe, Clayton Carlton.

father:
John Bethel Claybourn

mother:
Ellen (Clink) Claybourn

spouse:
Emily Louise Herkenroder