William F. Clinger Jr.

American politician

William Floyd "Bill" Clinger Jr. (April 4, 1929 – May 28, 2021) was an American politician. He was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania serving from 1979 to 1997.[1]

Bill Clinger
Chair of the House Oversight Committee
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 1997
Preceded byJohn Conyers
Succeeded byDan Burton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 5th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1997
Preceded byRichard Schultze
Succeeded byJohn Peterson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 23rd district
In office
January 3, 1979 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byJoseph Ammerman
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Personal details
William Floyd Clinger Jr.

(1929-04-04)April 4, 1929
Warren, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedMay 28, 2021(2021-05-28) (aged 92)
Naples, Florida, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationJohns Hopkins University (BA)
University of Virginia (LLB)

In addition, he served as vice chairman of the United States House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and ranking member on the Subcommittee on Aviation.

Along with then-Senator William Cohen, Clinger co-authored the Information Technology Management Reform Act, also known as the Clinger-Cohen Act.[2]

In October 2016, Clinger was one of thirty Republican ex-lawmakers to sign a public letter condemning GOP presidential nominee (and future president) Donald Trump[3] as "manifestly unqualified to be president."[4]

Clinger Jr. died on May 28, 2021 at his home in Naples, Florida at the age of 92.[5]

References change

  1. "William Clinger, Adjunct Faculty". Johns Hopkins University. Archived from the original on 11 October 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  2. Wong, Wylie (10 February 2016). "How the Clinger-Cohen Act Continues to Ripple Through Federal IT Today". FedTech. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  3. Fitzgerald, Thomas (6 October 2016). "Former Pa. Rep. Who Investigated Clinton Scandals Opposes Trump". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  4. Bash, Dana; Kopan, Tal (6 October 2016). "30 Former GOP Lawmakers Sign Anti-Trump Letter". CNN. Retrieved 6 October 2016.
  5. "Former Congressman William Clinger passes away; was instrumental in funding for Lock Haven flood protection system". The Record Online. 2021-05-30. Retrieved 2021-06-01.

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