James W. Rayen

James W. Rayen

James “Jimmy” Rayen was a long time staff member in the 1920s and 30s. Jimmy was born January 4, 1908 in Youngstown to H.K. and Caddie Rayen.[1] He was a camper in 1920 and became a tent leader as early as 1926 under Camp Director Paul B. Davies,[2] and attended Ohio Wesleyan in the off season. After graduation, he continued to spend his summers at camp and work for the Youngstown YMCA the rest of the year while concurrently attending law school at Youngstown College.[1] By 1930 he was promoted to Boy's Physical Director at the Y and Assistant Director at Camp Fitch.[3] He continued to work at camp as Assistant Director and Swimming Director until 1932.[4] In 1932 he was hired by the Youngstown Telegram which later merged with the Youngstown Vindicator.[1]

Contemporaries

References

1. a, b, c Youngstown Vindicator, May 22, 1990. James Rayen. Vindicator Printing Company.
2. a Youngstown Vindicator, August 9, 1926. 70 More Leave For Camp FItch. Vindicator Printing Company.
3. a Camp Fitch, 1930. Camp Fitch on Lake Erie, Sixteenth Season. Camp Fitch, pp.1-12.
4. a Youngstown Vindicator, July 11, 1982. Years Ago. Vindicator Printing Company.
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