Biography of Dr. Clarence A. Berger
Lucas County, OH Biographies

Dr. Clarence A. Berger is a self made man whose professional career has been marked by continuous advancement and in medical circles of Toledo he has gained an enviable reputation as an obstetrician. He was born in Manchester, Michigan, May 6, 1879, and is a son of H. K. and Elthea (Lake) Berger, the former also a native of the Wolverine state and the latter of New England. Representatives of the Lake family settled in Connecticut in pioneer times and in girlhood the mother went to Michigan, in which state her marriage occurred. For many years the father has engaged in the trucking and transfer business at Manchester, which numbers him among its foremost citizens, and success has attended his efforts. Of the two children born to Mr. and Mrs. Berger one died in 1906.

Clarence A. Berger attended the grammar and high schools of his native town and after completing his course he devoted two years to teaching. He then began the study of pharmacy and for some time was connected with the drug business, which led to his interest in medical science. Having saved a sum sufficient to cover the expenses of his professional training, he entered the Toledo College of Medicine and was graduated in 1903. From 1903 until 1905 he was connected with St. Mary's Hospital at Evansville, Indiana, and then returned to Toledo, where he followed his profession until 1909, when he went to the eastern metropolis. For a term of service he was a member of the medical staff of the New York Lying In Hospital. Returning to Toledo, he has since concentrated his attention upon cases of that nature, in the treatment of which he has been very successful, having made a thorough study of this branch of the profession. He has built up a large practice and is also a member of the medical staff of Mercy Hospital of Toledo.

Dr. Berger was one of the first physicians in Toledo to offer his aid to his country during the World war, and was called to active duty in April, 1917, on the day the United States entered the conflict. He was commissioned a lieutenant in the Medical Corps of the navy and was promoted lieutenant commander on the 1st of July, 1918. He made twelve trips overseas and was also on coast guard duty, serving on the Massachusetts, while later he was transferred to the naval hospital at Newport, Rhode Island. He was next sent to the Rockefeller Institute for special training for transport service and was made senior medical officer of the. United States Transport Zealander, on which he served until relieved from duty on the 31st of October, 1919.

Dr. Berger was married November 23, 1904, to Miss Eugenia Richard, a daughter of Oliver and Lucy Ricard, natives of Canada but now residing in Toledo. Dr. Berger is a Knights Templar Mason, a Shriner, and in the consistory has taken the thirty second degree. He is a member of the Exchange Club and the American Legion and his professional connections are with the Toledo & Lucas County Academy of Medicine, the Ohio State Medical Society and the American Medical Association. He is a man of marked strength of character and determined purpose, who has constructed his own success and what he has accomplished represents the fit utilization of his innate powers and talents. He has won a prominent position in his chosen field of activity and his marked ability and genuine personal worth have won for him the respect, admiration and esteem of his professional associates and also of the general public.

Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo

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