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 John Henry Clouser

John Henry Clouser

Velasco, Brazoria County, Texas, USA
Death 20 Feb 1987 (aged 88)
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, USA
Burial Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 100493864 · View Source
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February 20, 1987 John Clouser, local teacher, dies GALVESTON, TEXAS - John Henry Clouser, 88, noted educator, died Friday at his residence. Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, the Rev. Joseph L. Waters officiating. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Visitation at the church will be 4-9 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will follow the service at Calvary Cemetery.

Born January 11, 1899, Mr. Clouser was a retired educator 'and civic leader. His early life and schooling were spent in Galveston. He graduated from Central High School in 1918 and attended Prairie View and Texas Southern Universities. His teaching career spanned 48 years. Mr. Clouser was one of the early forerunners of the civil rights movement and was an advocate of many social justice reforms. He held leadership positions with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Elks, Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, Community Action Council, Progress Lodge, Catholic Diocesan School Board, Josephite Advisory Board, Galveston Community College Board, Galveston School Employees Credit Union, and the Knights of St. Gregory. He held membership in the Knights of Peter Claver for 68 years and had also served as Supreme Knight. Mr. Clouser's career as a teacher spanned some 48 years. He brought many innovative ideas and techniques into the classroom. He implemented health and hygiene programs in west district schools. He fought for teachers' rights and for the desegration of schools and universities, and was a member of numerous teaching organizations.

Mr. Clouser was recognized by the state of Texas as an "Outstanding Older Texan." The Historical Preservation Institute of America honored him as an Outstanding Personality because of his achievements and service. In 1982, the city of Galveston proclaimed May 25 as John H. Clouser Day. He received many honors and tributes for service to his race, community and church.

Survivors include three sons, John H. Clouser of Philadelphia, Ernest Z. Clouser of Houston, Gerald Z. Clouser Sr. of Galveston, and their wives; 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Gerald Z. Clouser Jr., Ernest F. Clouser, Joel C. Clouser, Johnathan Z. Clouser, Joel C. Clouser Jr. and Kishon Z. Clouser. John H. Clouser Memorials may be sent to the United Negro College Fund.

Published by The Galveston Daily News February 23, 1987 Galveston, Texas

contributor: Catahoula Hound

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