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Clarence C. Davenport, Sr.

Marker is located on Northeast corner of Delaware and Atlantic Avenues.

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1924-1997
Born in Newark, NJ, this longtime Atlantic City resident served the U.S. Marine Corps in the South Pacific during World War II before settling here. He worked for Penn Reading Seashore Line and later for the U.S. Postal Service until retirement. He played softball with the Bill Marks Sportsmen Club, and Co-Founded the Trailblazers Sportsmen Club, which offered youth positive recreational activities fostering civic responsibility. Often sought after as a neighborhood counselor and advocate for senior citizens, he also advised and inspired youth people. Mr. Davenport served as President of the Bungalow Park Civic Association and was a member of the Atlantic City Zoning Board. He attended New Hope Baptist Church, sang with the Male Chorus and was an avid supporter of its Youth Group. In 1998, The Davenport Community Center was named after him by the City of Atlantic City recognized his dedicated community service.

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If you have more information about Clarence C. Davenport, please contact the Atlantic City Free Public Library.