Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999
For Service to the Organization
“A man of honor and integrity.” These are the words used to describe Clark C. Thompson by those who knew him well. The Cogges Hall prefix is not well known in the pedigrees of the past but Clark’s devotion to the club and the breed cannot be over-looked. He was among the early cocker fanciers who promoted the breed in fieldwork and he was highly respected as a multi-breed and group judge. He was selected to judge Best In Show at the 1968 ASC Flushing Spaniel Show.
Throughout his membership Clark served in many capacities; publicity, standard committee, chairman of specialty clubs, secretary and as president from 1973 to 1975. Probably one of the most important happenings in club affairs occurred during Clark’s term -- the incorporation of the club in the State of New York. He initiated the first ASC Bulletin in March of 1952 and his knowledge of spaniel and club history led him to write many editorials for various publications, including the AKC Gazette. He was the ASC delegate to the AKC for many years and was also known as the “Official Voice of ASC” in his position as the announcer for ASC shows up until the 1970’s.
Wilma. Parker, Curator, ASC Archives