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Claud Derrick of Rabun Co. GA
Posted by: Caleb Teffeteller (ID *****4419) Date: December 02, 2007 at 20:20:08
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Clayton Tribune, (Rabun Co. GA) Thursday, January 16, 1930, Page 16:

“Claud Derrick---Member of the firm of the Derrick Motor Co., was born in Rabun County, Georgia, and received his early education in the county schools. He graduated at the University of Georgia in 1909 with the B.S. Degree.
Having made four “G”’s at that institution in athletics, viz., baseball, football, basketball and track, he was Captain of the football and basketball teams.
Mr. Derrick began is professional baseball career at Greenville, S.C., and from there went to the following clubs: Philadelphia Americans, Baltimore, New York Americans, Chicago “Cubs,” Louisville, Ky., Toledo, Ohio and Seattle, Washington.
He played one winter in Cuba and one winter in Bermuda Islands, and was on of the world champion baseball club in Philadelphia two successive seasons.
During the World War he enlisted in the Army and upon his discharge connected himself with the Derrick Motor Co., at Clayton.
There is not a man in Rabun County that has a higher conception of citizenship, and his duty to his fellowman, his church and his county, than Claud Derrick has. Likewise is not a man in the county that the citizens of the county believe in more than do in Claud. Truly, he is one of God’s noblemen.
Though never having held any public that we know of, he doubtless could have any office he might want but he prefers to be just a plain citizen and is rated as one of the sanest businessmen of the county.
Mr. Derrick married Miss Rose Cochran of Camilla, who at that time was a teacher in the Rabun County High School.”







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