Biography of Walter S. Clayson
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WALTER SCOTT CLAYSON
The profession of law has in all ages and in every part of the civilized world attracted to its practice many of the brightest minds and keenest intellects among the ambitious youths seeking the development of their talents along congenial and favorable lines. Doubtless no calling presents greater difficulties at the outset, but in the end to him who in patience runs his course there comes the reward of high professional standing, a satisfactory financial success and a frequent association with movements for the permanent welfare of community and commonwealth. Invariably men of the profession are to be found on the side of progress, interested in forward movements and contributors to local measures of educational, civic or moral worth.

At the outset of his career as an attorney Mr. Clayson has won recognition among the rising young lawyers of Riverside county and it is confidently predicted that the future holds successes for him along the line of his chosen calling. His office is at Corona, where he has made his home since 1901 and where he has a large circle of friends and well wishers. Born in Redwood Falls, Minn., January 25, 1887, a son of Walter S. and Charlotte P. Clayson, he received a grammar school education in his native city. After the removal of the family to California in 1901 he entered the high school of Corona and continued the regular course of studies until his graduation in 1905. Already he had selected the law as his chosen work in life and his high school studies had been energetically carried forward with that object in view.

After leaving the high school Mr. Clayson matriculated in the law department of the University of Southern California and entered upon the study of legal authorities with ambition and perseverance. At the conclusion of the course he passed a rigid examination and received his degree of LLB in 1908. Immediately afterward he was admitted to the bar of California by the court of appeals and the federal court, since which he has engaged in professional practice at Corona. In this place he is a leading Republican worker, a contributor to civic measures and a welcomed guest in the most refined circles of society. Mr. Clayson is an enthusiastic worker in the Knights of Pythias lodge, and at present is Chancellor Commander of Corona Lodge, No. 291.

From:
History of Riverside County, California
With a Biographical Review
History by Elmer Wallace Holmes
And other well known writers
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, California 1912


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