The Senate and House of Representatives recently honored former Congressman and Warren native William Floyd Clinger, Jr., according to Senator Scott Hutchinson (R-21) and Representative Kathy Rapp (R-65).
Congressman Clinger was born in the City of Warren on April 4, 1929, and passed away on May 28 at the age of 92 A Navy veteran, he was sworn into Congress in 1979 to represent northwest Pennsylvania and was reelected eight times before retiring in January 1997.
“It is an honor to recognize the service to Pennsylvania and our nation by William Clinger as a Navy lieutenant and a member of Congress,” said Senator Hutchinson. “It is incumbent upon us to remember those like Congressman Clinger who dedicated their lives to public service.”
The Senate adopted a condolence citation, sponsored by Senator Hutchinson after he delivered remarks marking the life and public service of Congressman Clinger. audio
The House adopted House Resolution 116, introduced by Representative Rapp.
“President John F. Kennedy, once said, ‘A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers,’” said Representative Rapp. “Today, it is my privilege to recognize William Clinger for his extraordinary legacy of honorably serving his community, Commonwealth and nation as an officer in the U.S. Navy, respected attorney, and for proudly representing northwestern Pennsylvania as a U.S. Congressman.”