Bios of Students

Bios of Students

George G. Bechtel (1905) George was born in Potterville, Michigan on July 24, 1882 and entered Albion College in September of 1898. George graduated with the class of 1903 after having withdrawn during the 1900-01 school year so he could work in Bay City. A member of Delta Tau Delta, he was also a member of football teams of ''99, ''01, ''02, and ''03. George received his A.M. from Albion 1905 and his LLB from Detroit College in 1912. Mr. Bechtel went on to teach and coach in the high schools of Albion, Coldwater, and Detroit.
George was Chairman of the Commission on Missions for the First Methodist Church, member of Conference Board of Missions and Church Extension; President, Pan Pacific Centers, Inc., an organization devoted to the orientation and sponsorship of Asian students; National Chancellor of Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity.
His brother, Glen, and granddaughter also attended Albion College.

Source: Albion College Archives

D. Hale Brake (1916) Hal was born in Caledonia, Mich., March 5, 1891. Republican. Member of Michigan state senate 25th District, 1935-42; candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1942; Michigan state treasurer, 1943-54; defeated, 1954; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1944; candidate in primary for Governor of Michigan, 1954; candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1955; delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 25th Senatorial District, 1961-62. Member, Freemasons.

Source: Albion College Archives/....

Edward Carlyon (1910?) Edw. Carlyon was a student at Albion and a member of the literary society: Homiletic Brotherhood.

Source: Albion College Archives

Clem Crowley (1907) Clem was the Honorable Clement Francis Crowley (d. 1962). Clem is only listed as “Crowley” in the 1908 Albionian photograph of the 1906 football team, and then no place else – not in any yearbooks, not even in student directories. The Pleaid mentioned that “Crowley” scored the winning touchdown in the game against Adrian. Clement Crowley went on to become a Denver, Colorado attorney and State Representative, serving nine terms in the Colorado House of Representatives in the offices of floor speaker, speaker pro tem, and chairman of the rules committee. He resigned his House seat in 1951 to become Assistant Regional Attorney for the Office of Price Stabilization. Clem had two sons, one of which died in 1948 and was survived by the other, Churchill, and a grandson.

Source: Albion College Archives

Photo from the 1908 Albionian.
Clem is second from the left in the middle row.