Clay P. Bedford; Kaiser Executive
Clay P. Bedford, 88, who joined industrialist Henry J. Kaiser in 1925 and over the next 50 years helped oversee the construction of the Bonneville and Grand Coulee dams, the Richmond, Calif., shipyard of World War II and the creation of the Kaiser-Frazer line of automobiles. He also served as special assistant to the U.S. secretary of defense and was director of defense mobilization from 1951 to 1953. His civic interests included St. Mary's College in Moraga, Calif., where he was a trustee. At his retirement in 1976 he was president of Kaiser Aerospace and Electronics and was a director of Kaiser Industries. In Paradise Valley, Ariz., on Saturday.