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James Edwin “Ed” Clark, Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering – July, 20, 2021

Ed Clark, 88, of Clemson, Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering, died on July 20, 2021.

Clark taught graduate students in transportation at Clemson beginning in 1970 for 26 years, where he began as an associate professor and earned his full professorship, retiring as a Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering. Teaching was his calling and passion, and Clark especially championed aspiring female engineers.

He graduated from University of South Carolina with his Bachelor of Science in 1957, his M. E. in 1964, and earned his Ph.D. at North Carolina State in 1967, all in civil engineering. He worked for three years designing bridges and roads in private industry before becoming an instructor of civil engineering at the University of South Carolina, then at North Carolina State University, followed by a stint as an assistant professor of Civil Engineering at Mississippi State.

His full obituary is posted online.