Pierce, Clifford E.; treas. The Betz-Pierce Co.; born, Greenfield, O., July 15, 1880; Cleveland public schools; married, Cleveland, Sept. 2, 1903, Jessie V. Palmer; with The Bassett-Presley Co. for fifteen years; sales manager; when they were merged into the Steel Corporation, A. B. Betz and himself formed Betz-Pierce Co., incorporated, July 3, 1911; jobbers high-grade steel; now treas. and director; his grandfather, Franklin Pierce, came to Cleveland, then Ohio City, about 1830; member Cleveland Athletic Club, Halcyon Lodge, F. & A. M., McKinley Chapter, it. A. M.