Clem Rogers McSPADDEN, Congress, OK (1925-2008)
McSPADDEN, Clem Rogers, a Representative from Oklahoma; born on a ranch near Bushyhead, Rogers County, Okla., November 9, 1925; educated in the public schools of Oologah, Okla; attended the University of Redlands, Redlands, Calif., North Texas Agricultural College (now Arlington State), and the University of Texas; B.S., Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla., 1948; served in the United States Navy, 1944-1946, lieutenant (jg.); elected to the Oklahoma State senate, 1954; reelected and serve until 1972 (elected president pro tempore for two sessions); rancher; insurance executive; real estate developer; professional rodeo announcer; contract director, Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, Colorado Springs, Colo.; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-third Congress (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1975); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fourth Congress in 1974; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Oklahoma in 1974; died on July 7, 2008, in Houston, Tex.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present
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