Clyde J. Albright

Clyde J. Albright Fund

Sulphur, Oklahoma, native Clyde Albright started his career in the steel industry before graduating from Draughn’s Business School in Oklahoma City. With the exception of a few years serving his country during World War II, Clyde spent his entire career in wholesale steel and wire distribution. He began his career at Nichols Steel and Wire, which later became Central States Steel. After returning from World War II, he established Albright Steel & Wire in 1952, operating the business until his death in 1971. His wife, Virginia, and two daughters continued to operate the company after his death.

Mr. Albright had an extremely strong sense of duty, responsibility and integrity that extended well into his community. He gave freely of himself to his church and rotary and took pleasure in helping those in need.

In 2004, Mr. Albright's family established the Clyde J. Albright Fund as a lasting tribute to their father to underscore his belief in Oklahoma and the community. The fund supports a number of charitable causes that were important to Mr. Albright.

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