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John Richard CLANCY

(1859-1932)

CLANCY, John Richard, a Representative from New York; born in Syracuse, N.Y., March 8, 1859; attended the public schools; engaged in the manufacture of theatrical rigging in 1885 and later in the manufacture of hardware specialties; vice president of the board of trustees of the New York State College of Forestry; member of the Central New York State Park Commission; executive with several banks; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; resumed manufacturing interests in Syracuse, N.Y.; during the First World War served on the Governor’s committee of public safety, on the committee on armories of the State, and had charge of stampings and forgings for five central New York counties under the War Production Board; died in Syracuse, N.Y., April 21, 1932; interment in St. Agnes Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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