Deming, Clarence - from United States

ID: 261572
Organization: S&B
Country of meeting: in the year 1872

He was a member of the University Baseball Nine for five years, and captain two years He was also a member of the University Football team two years, and was throughout his life interested m all forms of out-door sport In Senior year he was an editor of the Yale Courant After graduation he was an associate editor of the Troy (N. Y ) Whig for eight months, and then studied for six months in the Graduate School In February, 1874, he became night editor of the New Haven Palladium, the following spring went abroad for three months, then resumed his position upon the Palladium, remaining till February 1875.

During the next six years he was an assistant editor of the New York Evening Post, and for three years following was traveling correspondent of the same paper, visiting Europe, Newfoundland, the West Indies, and the Mississippi valley, writing from Ireland of the "outrages" in 1882. Two years later selections from his letters to the Post from various places were printed in a volume, "By-ways of Nature and Life "

In 1884 he became editor in chief of the New Haven Morning News, an independent paper published by a company of which Professor Henry W Farnam (B A Yale 1874) was president, and for the last }ear of his service, after an absence during" which his classmate Bacon was editor, had entne charge of the paper After leaving this paper in December, 1887, he resumed editorial writing for the Evening Post, and continued as its general Connecticut correspondent and Yale conespondcnt to the close of his life He was also for years one of the local contributors to the Associated Press, a frequent contributor to the Yale Alumni Weekly, particularly of financial and historical articles, and an occasional writer for The Outlook and other periodicals.

A number of his outdoor papeib, chiefly on fishing, appeared in Outing He was a close student of political affairs, and deeply interested in economic subjects, especially railroad matters, foi many yeai s being an editorial writer and associate editor of the Railroad Gazette, later called the Railroad Age-Gazette Lately he had written a series of seven articles on American railway themes for the London Times Several years ago he wrote "The End of the Game," a poem of the ball player. He was a fearless leader in many effoits for political reform He was nominated by Governor Morris (B A Yale 1854) for state insurance commissioner, but the senate declined to confirm the nomination His integrity and fairmmdedness were recognized in his selection twice m recent years as the representative of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad in the arbitration of its differences with its employees of the subsidiary Connecticut trolley lines.

Obituary record of Graduates of Yale College, year 1912-13, page 430

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