John J. Clair, Jr.  (deceased)

Year Inducted: 1970

Born: October 28, 1907  Jamaica, NY

Died: February 24, 1971, New York, NY

John J. Clair loved to ski from childhood but devoted his talents as a fundraiser and committee man to the benefit of ski sport.  During the 1950's and 60's he served on the United States Eastern Amateur Ski Association as a director and treasurer, the National Ski Association and represented the NSA at the FIS Congress in 1953 and 1954.  He chaired the US Olympic Games Committee for 1956 and was a member of the finance committee in 1960 and 1964.  He was National Ski Patrolman 1158 and served on the Board of Trustees of the National Ski Patrol beginning in 1952.  Known universally as "Mr.Swix" for his representation of Swix Ski Wax his volunteer dedication and efforts helped hold the organizational side of skiing in the United States together. 


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