The following is taken from the book "De Lauter Families in America 1982",
a Genealogy by: Pauline Grace De Lauter Fry.
Afro-American De Lauters
This book would be incomplete without reference to the Afro-American De Lauters.
It was my privilege to visit in the home of Claude De Lauter Jr. and his lovely wife, Alice. At that time we were also
blessed in meeting Claude's mother Bertha Rozelia (d/o Annie (nee, Whalen) and Arthur F. Ambush) now deceased.
It is difficult to trace Afro-American Ancestry. However, we found the U.S. Census record in which Claude's grandfather Solomon De Lauter was listed.
Herewith is a biographical sketch of Claude De Lauter, Jr.
CLAUDE R. DELAUTER
Claude Richard DeLauter, Jr. was born in Doubs, Maryland,
April 3, 1911, the son of Claude Andrew and Bertha Rozelia (Ambush)
DeLauter. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Storer
College in 1948 and a Master of Arts degree from Teachers College,
Columbia University, in 1963. He has done post-graduate work at
Cornell University (1951), New York University (1953-1955), Rutgers
University (1957), University of Maryland (1958), American
University (1968) and Western Maryland College (1969). He received
a General Electric Fellowship in Guidance to Boston University in 1967.
He was a teacher/principal in the Frederick County School
system, Frederick, Maryland, from 1933-1973. He was a teacher at
West Frederick Junior High School from 1959-1966; and a guidance
Counselor at the same school from 1966-1973.
He was Treasurer of Counseling Services from 1965-1973; Lay
Leader of the Ashbury United Methodist Church, Frederick, 1968--;
Vice President of Frederick Churches United, 1970-1971; President
of the Frederick Chapter Salvation Army, 1973; member Advisory
Board Frederick Memorial Hospital Home Health Agency, 1976--; Board
of Directors Frederick County Migrant health Project, 1963-1966;
President Frontiers International, 1964-1966; and President Kiwanis
Club of Frederick, Maryland, 1977-1978. He is a Mason.
He served with AUS, 1943-1946; ETO.
He was elected to the Frederick City Board of Alderman in
1973. Presently he is serving his second term and is president pro
tem of the board.
He is listed in Who's Who in the Methodist Church, 1963;
Dictionary of International Biography, 1966; Two Thousand Men of
Achievement, 1972; Men of Achievement, 1975; Who's Who in the
East, 1979-80; and Who's Who in American, Regional Listing.
His hobbies include photography, jogging, and traveling. He
and his wife have traveled extensively in Europe, and the Mid-East, the
Far East, and the Caribbean.
He is married to the former Alice Theresa Dunn. Alice came
to Maryland as a teacher from New York State in 1929. She
continued teaching after their marriage. Alice taught 40 years in
Fred. Co. Schools and retired in 1969.
Dr. William De Lauder a cousin of Claude De Lauter teaches
chemistry at A & T University, Greensboro, N.C.
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