Clifford Stewart Strike

To Clifford Stewart Strike, engineer, executive, public servant, for his remarkably successful leadership in the planning, design, and construction of large, complex, industrial projects, and for his humanitarian efforts in reparations works after World War II.

Partner, Strike and Meissner, New York, New York

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, 1924

Mr. Strike, president and chairman of F. H. McGraw and Company from 1930 to 1962, is known in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America for his design and construction of many large industrial projects, such as steel plants, newsprint plants, ordnance plants, fertilizer plants, etc. One project, the United States Atomic Energy Plant at Paducah, Kentucky, was the largest construction contract ever awarded to one firm up to that time.

Mr. Strike has a remarkable record as public servant to the nation in his work as United States Deputy Chief for Reparations after World War II. He was in charge of rebuilding certain vital non-war industries in Europe and for providing temporary housing for millions of homeless persons. He organized Overseas Consultants, Inc., a consortium of eleven outstanding firms, to survey Japanese industries designated for reparations. He was awarded the Medal of Freedom by direction of the President of the United States in 1946.

Current as of 1966.