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United States representative , Pennsylvania

William Floyd Clinger,, former United States Representative, Pennsylvania. Bar: Pennsylvania 1965, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1975. Decorated Spirit of Honor medal; named Man of the Year, Pennsylvania Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1960.


Clinger,, William Floyd was born on April 4, 1929 in Warren, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Floyd and Lelia May Clinger.


Bachelor, Johns Hopkins University, 1951;Bachelor of Laws, University of Virginia, 1965.


Advertising executive New Process Company, Warren, 1955-1962. Partner Stone and Harper, and successor firm Harper, Clinger & Eberly, 1965-1978. Member 96th-104th Congresses from 5th (formerly 23d) Pennsylvania district, Washington, 1979-1996.

Member government operations committee. Vice chairman transportation and infrastructure committee. Chairman government reform and oversight committee.

Senior fellow John Hopkins University, Baltimore, since 1996. Chief Counsel Economic Development Administration, 1975—1977. Delegate Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention, 1968.

Chairman, board directors Ripon Educational Fund, Inc. Chairman board dirs Chautaugua Institute, since 2000. Served to lieutenant United States Navy, 1951-1955.


  • Bar: Pennsylvania 1965, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1975.


Chairman Kinzua Dam Dedication Committee, 1966. Delegate Republican National Convention, 1972, 88, 96. President Warren library association, 1957-1962, 67-70, Warren Hosp.Bd., 1971-1975.

Served to Lieutenant United States Navy, 1951-1955. Member American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Warren County Bar Association, Warren Junior Chamber of Commerce (president 1959-1960), House Wednesday Group (former chairman).


Married Julia Whitla, August 2, 1952. Children: Eleanore, William Floyd, James, Julia.

William Floyd

Lelia May Clinger

Julia Whitla

Eleanore Clinger,

William Floyd Clinger,

James Clinger,

Julia Clinger,