Clarence R. “Bud” Mason

Class of re-1971 / Inducted 1975 / Baseball

Clarence “Bud” Mason, who started his collegiate career at Duke University, transferred to Emory & Henry in 1927 and made a name for himself as a standout in both baseball and football. Mason, class of 1931, lettered three years in both baseball and football and was captain of the 1930 baseball team. He was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in 1975 for his accomplishments on the Wasps’ baseball team during the 1928-30 seasons.

While attending Emory & Henry, Mason was a member of Blue Key Honor Fraternity and president of Sigma Iota social fraternity.

After leaving the college, Mason attended Rhode Island and New York state electrical schools and earned a master electrician’s certificate. He joined the United States Geological Survey’s Topographic Division in 1934 and remained with the agency until his retirement in 1972. During this time with the US Geological Survey, Mason served as chief of the Bush Sheet Unit in the Atlantic Regional Office, Chief of Map Names Unit in Washington D.C., and served for three years as a member of the Editorial Review Board.

Mason, a Bristol native, passed away in his hometown on December 23, 1987.