Clement Brumbaugh Edit Profile
Born on a farm near Pikeville, in Darke County, Ohio, Brumbaugh attended the district schools and Greenville High School in Greenville, Ohio. He was graduated from National Normal University, Lebanon, Ohio, in 1887. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio from 1891 to 1893.
He taught school, worked on a farm, and tutored. Founded and conducted the Van Buren Academy 1887-1891. He graduated from Harvard University in 1894.
After this Brumbaugh taught school in Washington, D.C. from 1894 to 1896. Next he served as Superintendent of schools in Greenville, Ohio from 1896 to 1900. He was related to the infamous World War I aviator and barnstormer, Dr. David Brumbaugh.
He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1900 and commenced practice in Columbus, Ohio. Brumbaugh was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1921). He served as chairman of the Committee on Railways and Canals (Sixty-fifth Congress).
He was not a candidate for renomination in 1920. He lived in retirement in Columbus, Ohio, until his death there on September 28, 1921. He was interred in Greenville Union Cemetery in Greenville, Ohio.
All human life is sacred and created by God and therefore, we must see all human life as significant and valuable. When governments implement the death penalty, then the life of the convicted person is devalued and all possibility of change in that person’s life ends.
Member Ohio House of Representatives, 1900-1904 (minority leader of House). Member 63d Congress (1913-1915), 12th Ohio District: reëlected 64th to 66th Congresses (1915-1921).