CLINGER, William Floyd, Jr.

CLINGER, William Floyd, Jr.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object


CLINGER, William Floyd, Jr., a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Warren, Warren County, Pa., April 4, 1929; attended the public schools of Warren; graduated from The Hill School, Pottstown, Pa., 1947; B.A., The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., 1951; LL.B., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., 1965; United States Navy, lieutenant, 1951-1955; associated with the New Process Co., Warren, Pa., 1955-1962; admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1965; lawyer, private practice; delegate, Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1967-1968; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1972; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-sixth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1979-January 3, 1997); chairman, Committee on Government Reform and Oversight (One Hundred Fourth Congress); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fifth Congress in 1996; died on May 28, 2021.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Penn State University
Special Collections Library

University Park, PA
Papers: 1976-1996, 92.4 cubic feet and 6 scrapbooks. The William Floyd Clinger collection includes legislative correspondence, constituent surveys, committee reports, news clippings and articles, press releases, speeches and miscellaneous office files, documenting Mr. Clinger's tenure in the U.S. Congress. Material regarding congressional district projects includes AC Valley Synfuels Project, Conrail, and the Allegheny National Forest/Oil and Gas Hearings. A small selection of weekly newspaper columns written by Congressman Clinger (1979-1980) is also included.

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
Videocassettes: 1984-1990, 8 commercials on 3 videocassettes. The commercials used during William Floyd Clinger's campaigns for the 1984, 1988 and 1990 U.S. congressional elections in District 23 of Pennsylvania, Republican Party.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Petri, Thomas E., William F. Clinger, Jr., Nancy L. Johnson, and Lynn Martin, eds. National Industrial Policy: Solution or Illusion. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, Inc., 1984.

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