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Clayton Mott, BS, January 1944

Clayton Mott (Jan 44)From Taft, Clay headed into the US Navy during World War II where he served in the Pacific as a petty officer.

He graduated from Northern Illinois Univ. in 1949 and later did graduate work at Northern and the Univ. of Illinois in Speech Education. He served as chairman of the Speech Dept., Lincoln, IL 1949-1951, taught and coached speech activities. In 1979 he served as Chairman of the Legislative

Conference held in Springfield at the request of NIU.
He headed the Clayton E. Mott & Assoc. Ins. Agency and Jet Car Rental Inc. He was named a Living Legend in Des Plaines for his community leadership, including the Masons, chairing the Des Plaines Mass Transit District, organizing the Des Plaines Jaycees, heading the Maine West Dads' Club, and the Car and Truck Rental & Leasing Association.

Inspired by Taft’s 50th Anniversary, he organized multi-class reunions where 1940s alumni could reestablish friendships.

Clayton died in 2008.