Portville Hall of Fame
Originally from Altoona, Pennsylvania, Mr. Clark received his bachelor’s
degree in education from Millersville State Teachers’ College and his master’s
degree from Bucknell University. He served for five years in the Army Corps
of Engineers at several U.S. camps and the European Theater during World
War II.  In 1947, Ed became the supervising principal at Savona Central
School, where he served until 1953.  In 1953, he moved to Portville to take a
position of supervising principal at Portville Central School.  He remained in
that position until 1963.  He worked as Assistant District Superintendent of
schools from 1963 until 1966 when he advanced to District Superintendent for
Cattaraugus County until 1969.  In 1969, he went to Albion Central School as
Administrator, where he served until 1974, when he retired.  In 1985, Ed and
his wife, Verna, moved back to Portville.
Mr. Clark’s list of civic and community contributions was long, including
involvement with the Red Cross, United Way, Boy Scouts, Section VI
athletics, churches, Masonic organizations, and other groups.  At the time of his
death in 1994, he was serving on the Portville Central School Board of
Education.
Ed Clark’s breadth of experience served him – and thus, the community – well
on the Portville School Board, as he understood not only how a school
functions best but how a school board functions best, too. His contributions to
the community will ensure that his spirit, and his example, will live on.
The Portville Historical and Preservation Society
17 Maple Avenue
Portville, NY 14770

www.portvillehistory.org
Portville, New York
Former Portville Central School Supervising Principal
PCS Wall of Fame Class of 2003 Inductee