Who's Who in Dallas County, Iowa, 1940
STRAIGHT, HALVER RUFUS
Co-Owner Clay Products Co; b El Paso, Ill Aug 24, 1884; s of Lee Smith Straight-Ida Maude Tanner; ed Fonda HS 1902; Grinnell Prep 1903; U of Ill, BSc 1907; Sigma Xi; m Ethel Hoge Jan 1, 1909 Chicago Ill; s Lee Hoge; d Dorothy, Betty, (Mrs Donald Cameron Ogg); 1907-26 owner Dallas Co Brick & Tile Co, clay products plant at Adel renamed Adel Clay Projects Co; 1926 sold plant United Clay Products Corp; 1928- pres & gen mgr Adel Clay Products Co; orgr & owner Straight Engineering Co; mfrs clay working specialties; holder 87 patents in brick & tile industry; mbr Structural Clay Products Assn, past dir; 1919-26 chmn Research Com of Bur of Standards of Natl Structural Clay Products Assn, dir Iowa NW Div; ASME; fellow of Amer Ceramics Soc, mbr lubrication com; British Clay Workers Assn hon mbr since 1936; C of C, past pres; Rotary, past pres, ch mbr; AF & AM 80; Scot Rite; Za-Ga-Zig Shrine; Chris Ch, elder, chmn finance com; hobby: fishing; res Adel.
From Who's Who in Iowa, by Iowa Press Association, Des Moines: Iowa Press Association, 1940, pg. 346.
Transcribed by Conni McDaniel Hall, July 2014.
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