Title: Pittsburgh of today: its resources and people, Vol. 5
Author: Harper, Frank C.
New York: The American historical society, inc, 1931-1932
S. CLAY MYERS – Identified with the dry good business since his youth, MR. MYERS, though a native of Pennsylvania spent the early part of his business career with well-known dry goods stores in Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri. In 1913 he returned to his native State and became identified with the Joseph Horne Company, with which famous Pittsburgh department store he has been connected ever since in positions of constantly increasing importance and responsibility. Since 1929 he has been vice-president and general merchandising manager of the company.
CLAY MYERS was born at York Springs, Adams County, Pa., Oct. 24, 1874, a son of JONATHAN and MARGARET (MYERS), both now deceased. His father was for many years a prominent cattle and dairy farmer in Adams County. After leaving school he entered the general merchandising business as salesman and manager in a general store at New Oxford, Pa., associated with Mr. Emory Stock. From there he went to Kansas City, Missouri, where he was connected for 13 years with the John Taylor Dry Goods Company, first as salesman and later as buyer for the ready-to-wear departments. He next went to St. Louis, Missouri, where he was connected for four years with one of that city’s leading department stores. In January, 1913, he came to Pittsburgh as manager of the ready-to-wear departments of the Joseph Horne Company. Subsequently he took charge of additional departments, the total number of which gradually increased to 34 separate departments. At the reorganization of the Joseph Horne Company, in 1929, MR. MYERS was promoted to the positions of vice-president and general merchandising manager, both of which office he continues to hold. He is a member and a director of the National Garment Retailers Association of America.
In August, 1928, as a reward for commercial services in promoting good-will between America and Belgium MR. MYERS was decorated with the Order of the Crown of Leopold by the Belgian Government. The ceremony took place at the Belgian Embassy in Paris during the meeting of the Garment Retailers’ Association of America, when MR. MYERS and three other officers of the organization were honored. MR MYERS’ club include the Pittsburgh Field Club, the Stanton Heights Golf Club, the Arts in Crafts Club, the Wykagyl Country Club, and the National Republican Club.
MR. MYERS married, in Kansas City, Missouri, Sept. 1, 1912, AUGUSTA HUTH. MR. and MRS. MYERS, who make their home at No. 601 North Negley Avenue, Pittsburgh, have four children: 1. CLAY, JR., born in 1913, a graduate of Shady Side Academy, and now a freshman at Princeton University. 2. ROY, born in 1914, a student at Shady Side Academy, who will enter Williams College, class of 1935. 3. MARGARET, a student at Winchester School. 4. HARRIET, a student at the Winchester School.
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