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Clayton Yoder (1909 - 1970)

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Clayton Yoder
1909 - 1970
Born
April 6, 1909
Death
November 1970
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Clayton Yoder was born on April 6, 1909, and died at age 61 years old in November 1970. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Clayton Yoder.
Updated: October 1, 2011
Biography ID: 2776655

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Clayton Yoder passed away at age 61 years old in November 1970. Clayton Yoder was born on April 6, 1909. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Clayton Yoder.

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Clayton Yoder lived 13 years shorter than the average Yoder family member when he died at the age of 61.
The average age of a Yoder family member is 74.
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In 1909, in the year that Clayton Yoder was born, the NAACP was founded by W. E. B. Du Bois. The organization focused on legal strategies designed to confront the critical civil rights issues of the day - which included lynching and segregation in schools. The goal was to secure for all people the rights guaranteed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution.

In 1948, he was 39 years old when on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

In 1951, at the age of 42 years old, Clayton was alive when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1969, when he was 60 years old, one hundred countries, along with the United States and the Soviet Union signed the nuclear nonproliferation treaty (NPT). It called for stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and the goal of nuclear disarmament.

In 1970, in the year of Clayton Yoder's passing, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

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