Carl A. Frazier, 1938
B.A., Denison University
Citation awarded May, 1988
Five generations of Carl Frazier’s family have attended Denison including his father, sister, grandfather, great-uncle, and six cousins.
Following his graduation, Carl went to work for the People’s State Bank. After service in the U.S. Army, he returned to the bank, where he became president.
Carl has served actively in the local community holding such leadership positions as: Granville Village council clerk, councilman, and mayor, as well as treasurer and elder of the First Presbyterian Church. He was president of the Granville Rotary and was honored with that organization’s Service Above Self award. He has been treasurer of the Big Red Touchdown Club and the Granville Public Library. In the early 1970s, he was instrumental in establishing the Granville Foundation and continues to serve as its executive director. In 1985 Carl and his wife Libby were chosen to serve as Grand Marshals of Granville’s Fourth of July parade as a tribute to honor more than 50 years of public service to the community.
Carl’s service to Denison also includes serving as co-reunion manager of the class of 1938, club officer, Ford Campaign volunteer, and trustee of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.