Clevenger, Raymond Francis, 1926-

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Democratic Congressman from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, 1965-1966.

From the description of Raymond Francis Clevenger papers, 1965-1966. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34423415

Francis Raymond Clevenger was born in Chicago, Illinois, on June 6, 1926. During World War II, he served in the United States Army Medical Corps from July 1944 to July 1946. Upon his return, Clevenger attended Roosevelt University in Chicago and the London School of Economics and Political Science. He graduated from Roosevelt University in 1949 and from the University of Michigan Law School in 1952.

Clevenger began practicing law in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan in 1953. He early became active in state Democratic party affairs, serving as delegate to the Democratic State conventions in the period of 1954 to 1964. He was also a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1956. He was a member of the Democratic State Central Committee from 1958 to 1960. He was also a member of the Michigan Corporation and Securities Commission in the Swainson administration, 1961-1963.

Clevenger was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth Congress (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1967). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1966. He was appointed by President Johnson to serve as chairman of the Great Lakes Basin Commission from 1967 to 1968. He then resumed the practice of law in Ann Arbor, Michigan which he had made his home.

From the guide to the Raymond F. Clevenger papers, 1953-1967, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn G. Mennen Williams and Nancy Quirk Williams oral history project, 1980-1982 Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Stellanova Osborn papers, 1907-1988 Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Margaret Bayne Price Papers, 1918-1969, 1947-1968 Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Clevenger, Raymond Francis, 1926-. Raymond Francis Clevenger papers, 1965-1966. Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Raymond F. Clevenger papers, 1953-1967 Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Stellanova Osborn papers, 1907-1988 Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Michigan Historical Collections. G. Mennen Williams and Nancy Quirk Williams oral history project, 1980-1982. Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn George W. Pray Papers, 1844-1890 Bentley Historical Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Democratic Party (Mich.) corporateBody
associatedWith Michigan Historical Collections. corporateBody
associatedWith Osborn, Stellanova, 1894-1988. person
associatedWith Pray, George Washington, 1825-1890 person
associatedWith Price, Margaret Bayne, 1912-1968 person
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Sault Sainte Marie (Mich.)
Upper Peninsula (Mich.)
Sault Sainte Marie (Mich.)
Upper Peninsula (Mich.)
Conservation of natural resources
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Birth 1926

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