Hiram O. Clarke
He arrived in Houston in 1911 and joined Southwest General Electric Co. as a sales engineer. In 1916 Clarke was hired by Houston Lighting & Power Company, working for them as a commercial manager and later executive vice president until his death. During World War I he served as a captain in the Quartermaster Corps.
Clarke was very civic minded. Among other duties were: chairman of the committee to erect the San Jacinto Monument and Downtown YMCA, vice president of the Chamber of Commerce for 20 years, president of the Community Chest as well as the Kiwanis Club and regent at the University of Houston.
Hiram Clarke Road is named in his honor. Appropriately enough, it leads to a large HL&P (now CenterPoint Energy) power plant.