“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the leaning process as long as he lives.” – Clay P. Bedford
About Clay P. Bedford
Born in Benjamin, Tex., Mr. Bedford graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1924. Later he served as a trustee of his alma mater and of St. Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif., Educational Facilities Laboratory in New York City, the American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Ariz., and the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, Calif.
Mr. Bedford joined industrialist Henry J. Kaiser in 1925 and rose to executive vice president of Kaiser-Frazer Corporation. Among the major projects he worked on were the construction of the Bonneville and Grand Coulee dams, the building of the Great Central Highway in Cuba, the laying of an oil pipeline from the United States to Mexico, the manufacture of Willys and Kaiser vehicles and shipbuilding in World War II. In 1942 he supervised the assembly of a 10,500-ton cargo vessel in less than five days.
From 1951 to 1953, Mr. Bedford served the Federal government as an adviser on increasing production. He then returned to Kaiser until his retirement in 1976, when he was president of Kaiser Aerospace and Electronics.
(Source – nytimes.com)