William F. Clinger, Jr.
name = Bill Clinger
date of birth = birth date and age|1929|4|4
place of birth =
district = 23rd and 5th
January 3, 1979
January 3, 1997
Joseph S. Ammerman
John E. Peterson
party = Republican
William Floyd "Bill" Clinger, Jr. (born
April 4, 1929) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representativesfrom Pennsylvania.
Clinger was born in
Warren, Pennsylvania. He attended the public schools there and graduated from The Hill School, Pottstown, Pennsylvaniain 1947. He received a B.A.from The Johns Hopkins Universityin Baltimore, Marylandin 1951, and an LL.B. from the University of Virginiain Charlottesville, Virginiain 1965. Clinger served in the United States Navyas a lieutenant from 1951 to 1955. He was a delegate to the Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1967 to 1968, and the Republican National Conventionin 1972.
Clinger was associated with the New Process Co. of Warren, Pennsylvania from 1955 to 1962, was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1965, and was a lawyer in private practice. He was elected as a Republican to the 96th and to the eight succeeding Congresses (
January 3, 1979to January 3, 1997). While in the House of Representatives, he was chairman of the United States House Committee on Government Reform and Oversightin the 104th Congress, which was quite active in investigating the Travelgateand Filegatematters. He was not a candidate for re-election to the 105th Congressin 1996.
William Cohen, Clinger co-authored the Information Technology Management Reform Act, also known as the Clinger-Cohen Act.
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