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Tom Claycomb Jr.

from Tracy Drane
TYLER MAN NAMED NEW ASSISTANT MANAGER OF TP&L SHERMAN DISTRICT

   Tom Claycomb, Jr., has been appointed assistant manager of the Texas Power & Light Company's Sherman District, was announced today by TP&L president, W.W. Lynch.  Mr. Claycomb, who assumeds his new duties immediately, comes to Sherman from Tyler, where he held the same position.
   He succeeds R.S. McAfee, who has been named manager of TP&L's Sherman
District.
   Mr. Claycomb has been employed by Texas Power & Light Company since 1942 when he started as patrolman's helper in Royse City.  After only three months, his work with the company was interrupted by more than three years in the Army Air Force, during which time he saw active duty in the Pacific Theater for a year and a half.  He left the Air Force a first lieutenant with the
Distinguished Flyer Cross and the Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters.
   After his discharge, Mr. Claycomb returned to school, receiving his B.S.
degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A & M College in 1949.
   Immediately after finishing school, he re-joinned the Texas Power & Light
Company as a student engineer in the McKinney district.  He was transferred to
Tyler as an engineer in 1952.  He became district distribution superintendent
there a year later, and in 1956 was named assistant district manager.
   Mr. Claycomb was born in Melissa and received his early education in the
public schools of Royse City and at East Texas State College at Commerce, where he majored in mathematics and pre-engineering.


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