est and most fondly for the mentorship and advice that he provided to more than two generations of colleagues and students, including the members of this memorial committee. He had an innate ability to perceive the needs, aspirations, and talents of other people, and he had the motivation and interest to help them succeed in life. When a student or friend needed advice, Clark Oglesby was never too busy to listen with genuine concern, and then to ask exquisitely framed questions that enabled students or colleagues to know their own minds, and then make informed decisions that might launch or redirect their careers or personal affairs. At a dinner held in 1991 to establish a graduate fellowship in his honor, past students of Professor Oglesby—many now leaders of large companies or agencies in the construction industry—stood up one after another, choking on their words, as they expressed their appreciation for the measured guidance, the sage counsel, and the deep and caring friendship shown to them by Professor Clarkson Oglesby.
In his life, and right up to his death, his wisdom, humility, warmth and enthusiasm was, and remains, an inspiration to his colleagues, his students, his peers, and his community.
Professor Oglesby is survived by his wife, Ardis; by his daughters, Marjorie Zellner, Judith Donaghey, and Virginia Hancock; and by four grandchildren.