James Powell Clay ’50 died on November 27, 2003, in Tucson, Arizona.
Born on November 7, 1928, in Coronado, CA, he prepared for college at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, DC, and became a member of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1951 as a member of the Class of 1950, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army for two years during the Korean conflict, attaining the rank of second lieutenant, and then was an insurance examiner with Geico in Washington, DC, for two years. In 1955, he joined Hutchinson Telephone Company in Minnesota, where he eventually became a vice president, assistant manager, and director before retiring in 2002. He was a member of the Green Valley Marine Corps Group, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Elks, the Clay Studio, and Valley Players. He was married in 1951 to Darby Black Clay, who survives him, as do a daughter, Catherine Clay; and two sons, Michael Clay and James Clay.