HERRICK, CLAY JR. (15 Dec. 1911-30 Jan. 1993) was an advertising executive with Carpenter, Lamb & Herrick, Inc. and Watts, Lamb, Kenyon & Herrick, an historian, author, and civic leader who worked to preserve Cleveland's historic buildings.
Born in Cleveland to Clay and Alice (Meriam) Herrick, Clay Jr. graduated from Heights High School (1929) and received his A.B. from WRU's Adelbert College (1934).
Herrick gained public relations and management experience working with
In 1953 Herrick organized the Cleveland Printing Week Committee. In 1955 he organized the Graphic Arts Council of Cleveland, serving as executive secretary (1959-1961) and president (1962). Herrick then became a partner in the advertising firm of Carpenter, Lamb & Herrick, Inc., serving as president until its 1973 merger into Watts, Lamb.
Herrick authored But It's So! (1934), Cleveland's Rich Heritage (1974), and Gags in Thyme (1983). His Cleveland Landmarks (1986), received the Western Reserve Architectural Historians Award.
Herrick married Ruth Eleanor Penty on 27 April 1935. They had two children, Clay III and Jill. Herrick, a Presbyterian, is buried in Knollwood Cemetery.