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John Hart Clinton, American editor, lawyer. Bar: California 1930, Massachusetts 1930. Decorated Knight Equestrian Order of Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.


Clinton, John Hart was born on April 3, 1905 in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John Francis and Catherine Veronica (Hart) Clinton.


Bachelor of Arts, Boston College, 1926; Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1929.


Since practiced in, San Francisco associate, Morrison, Foerster, Holloway, Clinton & Clark, and predecessor, 1929-1941; partner, Morrison, Foerster, Holloway, Clinton & Clark, and predecessor, 1941-1972; of counsel, Morrison & Foerster, 1972-1993; vice president, general counsel, Industrial Employers and Distbrs. Association, Emeryville, 1944-1972; president, Leamington Hotel, Oakland, California, 1933-1947; president, Amphlett Printing Company, San Mateo, California, 1943-1993; public, San Mateo Times, 1943-1987; editor, San Mateo Times, 1960-1993.


  • Bar: California 1930, Massachusetts 1930.


Honorary member executive committee San Mateo County council Boy Scouts American. Board directors, president Bay Meadows Foundation. Regent emeritus Notre Dame College, Belmont, California.

Member Federal Communications Commission, American, San Francisco, San Mateo County bar associations, State Bar California (past chairman fair trial/free press committee, past co-chairman California bench/bar media committee), American Judicature Society, National Lawyers Club, American Law Institute, San Mateo County Development Assn (president 1963-1965), San Mateo County History Association (president 1960-1964), California Press Association (president 1970, chairman membership committee), American Newspaper Publications Association (government affairs committee, press/bar relations committee. American Bar Association-American Newspapers Publications Association task force), California Newspaper Publications Association (president 1969), Wine and Food Society San Francisco, American Society Newspaper Editors, Association Catholic Newsmen, National Press Photographers Association, International Platform Association, Newcomen Society Clubs: Commonwealth of California (San Francisco) (past president), San Francisco Commercial (San Francisco), Bohemian (San Francisco). Bombay Bicycle Riding (Burlingame, California).

Sequoia (Redwood City, California). Lodges: Elks; Rotary (San Mateo past president).


Married Helen Alice Amphlett, February 18, 1933 (deceased 1965). Children: Mary Jane (Mistress Raymond Zirkel), Mary Ann (Mistress Christopher Gardner, Junior), John Hart. Married Mathilda A. Schoorel van Dillen, February 22, 1969.

John Francis Clinton

Catherine Veronica (Hart) Clinton

Mathilda A. Schoorel van Dillen

Helen Alice Amphlett

Mary Jane Clinton (Mistress Raymond Zirkel)

Mary Ann (Mistress Christopher Gardner Clinton

Junior) Clinton

John Hart Clinton