Clayford T. Grimm (1997) was a noted author, having at one time, published more engineering literature on masonry than any living American. He served on most TMS committees including the Board of Directors and the Technical Activities Committee, and served as the first chair of the Task Group that developed the TMS website. He greatly assisted TMS in establishing relationships with various international groups. For his contributions, he was presented the President’s Award in 1995. Mr. Grimm served as consultant after retiring from 22 years of teaching at the University of Texas, Austin. He passed away in 2003.