Clarence C. WALTON d Apr 13, 2004
Scranton Times Tribune 04/16/2004
dR. Clarence C. WALTON.PH.D April 13, 2004
Clarence C. WALTON, former first lay president (1969-1978) of The Catholic University of America, died on April 13, 2004, at his home in Catonsville, Md., at the age of 88. Dr. WALTON's distinguished teaching career began as chairman of the Department of History and Politics at the University of Scranton, 1946-1953. Later, he became dean of Duquesne University's School of Business, 1953-1958; associate dean and Philip Young Professor at the Columbia University Business School, 1958-1963; and dean of Columbia University's School of General Studies, 1963-1969. Dr. Walton concluded his professional career as the Lamont Post Distinguished Professor of Ethics and the Professions at the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Besides his accomplishments as an acclaimed university administrator and faculty member, he was a noted expert in the fields of business, business ethics and corporate governance. His books include "Conceptual Foundations of Business" and "The Business System--Readings in Ideas and Concepts," both written with Richard Eells, "Ethos and the Executive," "The Ethics of Corporate Conduct," "The Moral Manager," "Enriching Business Ethics," "Corporate Encounters--Ethics, Law and the Business Environment" and "Archons and Acolytes." He also authored numerous articles and publications.
In the arena of public service, Clarence WALTON served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II. During his professional career, Dr. WALTON served as chairman of President Nixon's Panel on Nonpublic Education, chairman of the Governor's Commission on Housing in Pennsylvania and a school board member in the Scranton School District. He directed the American Council of Life Insurance Study and Publication on Inflation. He also served on many corporate and university boards, including the American Assembly.
Dr. WALTON lectured widely at corporate, academic and professional organization meetings. He held teaching appointments at the University of Buenos Aires, the Finnish School of Business, Oregon State University, the University of Santa Clara, the University of California at Berkeley, Villanova University and Yeshiva University. He was the recipient of 20 honorary degrees and earned degrees from the University of Scranton, Syracuse University and The Catholic University of America.
Dr. WALTON was a devout Catholic. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Knights of Malta and was appointed a Gentleman of the Household of the Holy Father. He was also a devoted husband and father.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Elizabeth KENNEDY WALTON. He is the loving father of Thomas WALTON and wife Kathleen, and Mary DIXON and husband Gary. He was the devoted son of the late Leo A. and Mary L. (SOUTHARD) WALTON devoted brother of Florence BRADFORD and the late Helen GROSSET, and cherished grandfather of Katie, Michael, Tristan, Arden and Callum. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, Charlestown, Md., on Monday from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m., at which time a Mass of Celebration will be held. Interment will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Catholic University of America, Center for the Study of Church Architecture, Washington, DC 20064.
Arrangements by Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville Inc.