Deacon Clarence Jasper was born in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania, and moved to Marietta, Georgia, on the death of his parents. He was raised by his grandparents, who originally lived in the Jonesville area of Cobb County. They were relocated to Marietta with the construction of the Bell Aircraft Corporation plant. Mr. Jasper joined the U.S. Army, serving in Europe, Japan, the Dominican Republic, and Vietnam, before retiring in 1974. He received degrees in Human Resources Administration from Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Florida, and History from Georgia State University. After retiring from the Army, Mr. Jasper held a variety of positions, including being a teacher at Carver High School in Atlanta, Georgia, and a police officer in East Point, Georgia. In 1999 he became a Bailiff for the Cobb County State Court. Mr. Jasper also serves as a deacon at the Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia.
Interview with Deacon Clarence Jasper transcript, 2009-11-12, Cobb NAACP/Civil Rights series, 2009-2010, Kennesaw State University Oral History Project, 1973- , KSU/45/05/001, Kennesaw State University Archives.
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