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Dr Clayton L. Akin
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Birth: Sep. 7, 1924
Jamestown
Chautauqua County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 27, 2003
Larchmont
Westchester County
New York, USA

PARENTS: Raymond Clifford Akin / Genevieve (Neva) Wheeler

GRANDPARENTS: Grant Akin / Grace M. Dinsmore

GREAT GRANDPARENTS: Elijah Akin / Anna Melinda Harrington

WIVES: Melba Ruth Ritchie / Carol J. Bradshaw*

CHILDREN: Linda Akin / Dan Akin / Adele Akin / Raymond D. Akin / Caryn Jennifer Akin* / David Bradshaw (Brad) Akin*

SIBLINGS: Virginia Akin Seehausen / Helen Akin Liber
Clayton L. Akin LARCHMONT, N.Y. - Clayton L. Akin, 78, of Larchmont,
died Sunday (April 27, 2003) in his home. He was born Sept. 7, 1924, in
Jamestown, the son of Raymond and Neva Akin. He was a 1942 graduate of Frewsburg
High School, where he was salutatorian. He earned his bachelor's degree in
mathematics from Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., and his doctorate in
educational administration from Teachers College-Columbia University. He was an
Eagle Scout and veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army from 1943 to
1945 as a staff sergeant and a radio operator on a B-29 aircrew stationed on
Saipan Island in the Pacific Theater with the 20th Air Force. He flew more than
30 bombing missions over Japan. He was awarded the Distinquished Flying Cross
and the Air Medal with Two Clusters. He taught fifth grade in Kimmswick, Mo.,
and high school math and science in Belgrade, Minn., where he became the
youngest principal in the state's history at the age of 23. While attending
graduate school, he was a research assistant in the New York City Schools with
the Metropolitan School Study Council and executive secretary to teacher
administration committees in secondary curriculum and administration. He worked
on his doctorate with the American Association of School Administrators as an
administrative intern in Battle Creek, Mich., Chattanooga, Tenn., and
Washington. After the completion of his doctorate, he served as chief school
officer in Bemus Point from 1953 to 1957, where he became the youngest
superintendent in New York state at age 28. He served as a specialist in school
personnel administration with the U.S. Office of Education in Washington,
working with the State Education Department and with local school systems'
teacher training. He was president of the Daycroft School, Connecticut, served
as a high school principal of the Wheatley School in East Williston, N.Y., and
from 1961 to 1965, he served as superintendent of schools in Fredonia. He served
as director of administration and education of Asher House at Michigan State
University in East Lansing from 1967 to 1972; as superintendent of schools in
Wilton, Conn., where he was awarded an Award of Excellence by School Management
for his community newsletter in Wilton. He initiated, passed a bond issue and
supervised construction of the current 2,000-pupil modern Wilton High School. He
was director of evaluation and testing for the Educational Research Council in
Cleveland, where he developed a proposal for a $100 million totally interrelated
K-12 curriculum. In 1973, he became executive director of the Chautauqua County
School Boards Association and in 1974 accepted the position of superintendent of
the Rye Neck School District in Mamaroneck, N.Y., retiring in 1989. Following
retirement, he founded and was president of an education consulting firm,
EDUCATE Inc. He was a member of First Church of Christ Scientist of Mamaroneck
for 27 years, serving in many capacities including first reader, chairman of the
board of trustees, Sunday school teacher, Edifice chairman, property improvement
chairman and usher. He was president of Mamaroneck Lions Club from 1992 to 1994,
a member of the AASA, ASCD and the Lower Hudson Council of Superintendents. He
was deeply devoted to his wife and family. He was a voracious reader, loved to
learn, enjoyed swimming, golf, carpentry, walks, trips with his family and
family trips to his AASA meetings around the United States. He is survived by
his wife, Carol Bradshaw Akin, whom he married Nov. 14, 1976; three daughters:
Caryn Jennifer Akin of Larchmont, Linda Kaye of Georgia and Adele Akin Anderson
of Nashville, Tenn.; three sons: David Bradshaw Akin of Larchmont, Daniel R.
Akin of Hollywood, Calif., and Raymond D. Akin of Brewster; 10 grandchildren;
and two sisters: Virginia Akin Seehausen of Frewsburg and Helen Akin Liber of
Buffalo. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Larchmont Avenue
Presbyterian Church, Larchmont. Friends will be received from 1 to 3 p.m.
Thursday in George T. Davis Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the First
Church of Christ Scientist, 155 Fenimore Road, Mamaroneck, N.Y., 10543.


 
 
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 Parents:
  Raymond Clifford Akin (1902 - 1968)
 
 Sibling:
  Clayton L. Akin (1924 - 2003)
  Helen Grace Akin Liber (1927 - 2008)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Hope Cemetery
Hastings-on-Hudson
Westchester County
New York, USA
Plot: Sec. 96 Plot 646 Grave 2
 
Created by: Terry Akin
Record added: Jun 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38622851
Dr Clayton L. Akin
Added by: Terry Akin
 
Dr Clayton L. Akin
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- Donna Lee Wall
 Added: Sep. 19, 2013

- Terry Akin
 Added: Mar. 26, 2011
 
 
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