Brother Carl Clayton was born George Clayton in 1938, the youngest of four boys, whose family resided in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Calvert Hall High School and received a scholarship to attend La Salle College in Philadelphia, PA, beginning in September 1956. After a brief time as a student, Mr. Clayton decided to enter the Christian Brothers order. He completed his spiritual and intellectual training and took the name Damian Carl. Eventually his name would change to just Carl. Br. Carl reported to Pittsburg Central Catholic in September 1961 and was later assigned to La Salle High School in 1963. Br. Carl served as vice principal until 1968. Brother Carl would return to La Salle on three different occasions and served as vice principal (1972-77), religion teacher (1986) and guidance counselor. He also served as campus minister at La Salle College (1978-80), California Polytechnic University (1991-94) and St. Mary’s University (mid 1990’s) in Winona, Minnesota. He also served as principal at St. John’s High School in Washington D.C. (1988-91) and oversaw its transition to a coeducational institution. Brother Carl was a member of the Bethlehem University faculty (1998) and returned to serve on the faculties at Hudson Catholic High School (2002-05) and Calvert Hall High School (2005-08). Brother Carl currently lives at the Brothers’ Residence at La Salle High School and is the moderator of the Alumni Association.
Clayton, Carl and Young, John, "Interview of Carl Clayton, F.S.C." (2011). All Oral Histories. 68.
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