Charles J. Deignan, Claycraft Co., Columbus, Ohio, served as chair of the Structural Clay Products Division of The American Ceramic Society in 1955–56, chair-elect in 1954–55, and secretary in 1953–54. He was a member of the Central Ohio Section and the National Institute of Ceramic Engineers., Deignan earned his bachelors’s degree in ceramic engineering at the College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1949.
After graduation, Deignan joined Claycraft Co. as a ceramic engineer and was named chief ceramice engineer in 1952.
Deignan joined ACerS in 1948 and was elected a Fellow of the Society in 1961.
Deignan passed away 7/28/2012 at the age of 91.