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    Clayborne E. Harmon. Among the citizens of marked business capacity who have contributed to the civic welfare and betterment of Troy, is Clayborne E. Harmon, proprietor of a leading restaurant and ex-mayor of the city. Mr. Harmon was born February 1 7, 1884, near Lebanon, the county seat of Boone county, Indiana, a son of Andrew and Sarah (Stewart) Harmon, the former a native of Tennessee and the latter of Boone county, Indiana. The parents came with their two children, Clayborne E. and Arthur, to Troy in 1891 and here spent the rest of their lives. Clayborne E. Harmon was educated in the public schools of Troy and when still a youth became attracted to the business of railroading. He worked his way up to position of fireman, which he held for several years, and then gave up the engine cab for business affairs, in 1910 establishing himself as a restaurateur at Troy. He has continued this business to the present time and is now the owner of a thoroughly modern establishment which boasts of a large patronage. Mr. Harmon has been prominent in civic matters for some years and for long was a member of the Democratic central committee. In November, 1915, he was elected mayor of Troy, a position to which he was reelected in 1917. His four years in office were characterized by a business-like handling of municipal matters and by numerous advancements in the public service. During the war period there were few who were as active in patriotic movements as was Mayor Harmon. He acted as chair man of the Miami County Food Commission and as a director of the local Red Cross, in addition to being chairman of the Miami County Selective Service Board. February 28, 1905, he married Lena W., daughter of Walker M. and Susan J. Mitchell, of Christiansburg, Ohio, and to this union there have been born four children: Ernest, who is deceased; and Judson, Mary and Lucille. Mr. and Mrs. Harmon are members of the Baptist church. He is widely and popularly known in fraternal circles, belonging to the Masons, Elks, Eagles, Woodmen of the World and Knights of Pythias.

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