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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Clayton M. Hawk

Clayton M. Hawk

1892 - 1952

Clayton Hawk was an American designer of Welsh decent. He was born in 1892 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. After studying at the Cleveland School of Art, he worked for W.F. Whitney Co. of N. Ashburnham, Massachusetts, before coming for Grand Rapids in 1927. His first position was as a designer for the Sligh Furniture Co. He was a member of the Grand Rapids Furniture Designers Association and at the time of his death, March 4, 1952, he was designer for furniture companies in Louisville, Kentucky; Lenoir, North Carolina; Hagerstown, Maryland; Lexington, Kentucky, and Listowel, Ontario.

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First NameClayton M.
Last NameHawk

Information above from Grand Rapids Public Library, Coll. 255-3-7; Coll. 204-7. Reproduction and copyright information regarding this image is available from Grand Rapids History & Special Collections, Archives, Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, MI. 

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