Claud Hawley was born in Aurora, Missouri, on August 24, 1903. He graduated high school there and did an apprenticeship as a printer for the Advertiser. Claud came to Springfield, Missouri, in 1921. He attended State Teachers College for two and a half years and worked on the Springfield Republican. In 1923 he went to Chicago where he worked at several papers. He stayed in Chicago for three or four months before marrying Miss Sylvia Bryson. In 1926, he moved to Seattle, Washington, to work on more papers for a few months before moving back to Aurora and then to Springfield. In 1937, he founded the Union Labor Record. In his free time, he loved to bowl. He was the manager of three bowling teams. He graduated from Drury in 1944 and became a mediator in April 1945. He retired on September 30, 1965, and died in 1979.
This collection consists of biographical information and material about Claud Hawley such as his obituary, where he was born, and where he went to school. It also consists of letters and memos of him being a mediator between labor unions. Also, there are letters from people congratulating him on his retirement. In addition, there are pages from his scrapbook which include many pictures of him, his family, and his bowling teams.
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