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Roy CLIPPINGER

(1886-1962)

CLIPPINGER, Roy, a Representative from Illinois; born in Fairfield, Wayne County, Ill., January 13, 1886; attended the public schools; learned the printer’s trade and engaged in the newspaper business; publisher and editor 1909-1961; founder and president of the Board of Greater Weeklies, New York City; president of the Carmi, Ill., Hospital Association 1945-1948; manager of the White County, Ill., Bridge Commission 1941-1961; engaged in the furniture business 1947-1950; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James V. Heidinger; reelected in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress and served from November 6, 1945, to January 3, 1949; was not a candidate for renomination in 1948; resumed his former business pursuits; was a resident of Carmi, Ill., where he died on December 24, 1962; interment in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, McLeansboro, Ill.

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

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