CLYDE F. AMOS, WHEELING
From: West Virginians
Published by The West Virginia Biographical Association, 1928
Submitted by Linda Fluharty.
Clyde F. Amos, a man of remarkable and versatile qualities, is best known to West Virginians as a corporation and civil lawyer who has enjoyed high esteem in his profession since 1905, when he began to practice law in Wheeling. His name has also been frequently identified with the building of valuable residential subdivisions in the city of Wheeling, developments which stand for the best type of modern city growth.
Mr. Amos was born in Belmont County, Ohio, March 6, 1876, son of A.M. and Elsie (Wheatley) Amos. He was graduated from Franklin College, New Athens, Ohio, with the degree A.B., and began a course of study in preparation for the United Presbyterian ministry, attending the United Presbyterian Theological Seminary at Pittsburgh for a year, but was convinced that his vocation was the law, and entered West Virginia State University. He was graduated from the law department of that university in 1905, with the degree LL.B.
Together with maintaining vigorously an exacting legal practice, Mr. Amos contrives to keep the zest in life by indulging in those avocational interests that so often are lost in the shuffle of business cares. He is an ardent reader and student of history, and refuses to let his love for the outdoors grow stale, fishing being among his chief pleasures.
Mr. Amos is a member of the Fort Henry Club of Wheeling, the Masonic Orders including the Shrine, the A. O. U. W., Sigma Nu Fraternity, Ohio County Bar Association, West Virginia State Bar Association, American Bar Association, and Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church, Wheeling. In politics he is Republican.
He married, October 12, 1915, Minerva L. Rice of Gettysburg, Pa. They have two daughters, Betty Jane and Nancy Lee. According to his friends and associates Mr. Amos is of a quiet and retiring disposition, given more to reading and study and his home, rather than social activities.
Home: Forest Hills, Woodsdale, Wheeling. Office: National Exchange Bank, Wheeling.