Clyde T. Ellis
Clyde Ellis was the vigorous leader of U.S. electric cooperatives
from formation of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in 1942
until 1967. As general manager of NRECA, he was the outspoken champion of rural
electric co-ops as they developed from backroad services to sophisticated utilities.
He led their persistent drive for stability and permanence, and their determined
legislative efforts. He was an Arkansas Congressman, and also served in both houses
of that states legislature.