“Red Clover is an educator, a former, a community leader and a friend of agriculture and Purdue University" according to one of his nominators. His career includes trail blazing programs in agricultural production and marketing. He experimented with Landrace hogs and Polled Hereford cattle as manager of the Pinney-Purdue Agricultural Research Center during and after World War II. As manager and part owner of a 200 cow corporate dairy farm he pioneered the first milking parlor in Indiana and did the first research on cannel fresh milk. He also worked on a corn borer project for the USDA, built and managed farms, and worked for Brookside Labs for more than a quarter of a century. Clover was president of Porter County Farm Bureau for two years and founding supervisor and first secretary of the Porter County Soil and Water Conservation District. He’s been involved with Extension board, Ag Advisory Committee, and Ag Day Committee. His nominator stated: "Red has been the motivation and force behind most agricultural organizations in this area. He offers wisdom and understanding that can only come from broad experience."
A 1932 graduate of Purdue's Ag School, Clover had held numerous offices in ag alumni groups. He was a founder of the Purdue Ag Fish Fry and has attended all but one. "He is probably the greatest lay ambassador that Purdue has supporting ag alumni activities on all levels," his nomination stated. It also reads: "Red's profound interest in people is shown by the many activities as well as friends he has around• the state and the nation." His community involvement includes a 12 year stint as Washington Township trustee, Indiana Christian Men’s' Association and Wanatah Lions Club memberships, two-time state Republican Party Convention representative LaPorte County Red Cross and various other church and civic activities.