Claude Gramelspacher was born in Jasper, Indiana. He is a graduate of Jasper High School and obtained a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue in 1916.
During World War I he served as a pilot in the U. S. Air Force.
After discharge from service his duties have been varied and many. In the business world he has devoted much energy to the direction of the Jasper Veneer Mills, Jasper Wood and Products Company and the Jasper Novelty Furniture Company. He is president of the Gramelspacher Farms Inc., a family corporation that operates some 2400 acres of land.
His time and effort was extremely helpful in founding the Purdue Southern Indiana Forage Farm.
He has long been an advocate of practical soil conservation and has served as Chairman of the Soil Conservation District Committee, Du Bois County District since this committee was first organized.
At present he is president of the Jasper City school board. His volunteer leadership in Boy Scouts of America has been outstanding and has been recognized on local and regional levels by administrators of the Boy Scout movement.