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Family Tree / The Scripps-Revelle-Clark Family
Founding Roots




The Scripps-Revelle-Clark family’s roots to Pomona College date back a century, when Robert Paine Scripps attended the College’s Preparatory School, Class of 1909. Robert was the nephew of educator, publisher and philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, who helped her brother, James, start The Detroit News in 1873 and founded Scripps College in 1926. Their half-brother, E.W. Scripps, later founded the Scripps newspaper chain. Ellen’s great niece, Ellen Clark Revelle (Scripps ’31) married Roger Revelle ’29, which joined the Revelles with the newspaper family.

The couple’s nephew, Peter Clark ’52, said that contact between the families is infrequent but that when they do come together, they fondly remember the College, particularly the close interaction between faculty and students. “The accessibility to faculty was an important part of the college experience,” he says. “We gained a great deal beyond the classroom.”
Of course, it’s not that he and his wife or other relatives chose the College that prompted his children to attend: It was their friends—other Sagehens. “You dismiss relatives. You take their views for granted, at least that was the case with my daughter and son. A lot of the attraction to the College is the consciousness of the friends.”

And now some late-breaking good news: Just after the print version of this magazine went to the presses, we learned that Fowler McCormick Stillman Brown, son of Ellen L. Clark '82 and Fowler M.S. Brown '82, has accepted admission to Pomona starting in the fall.
 
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