CLEVENGER, Raymond Francis, (1926 - 2016)

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

CLEVENGER, Raymond Francis, a Representative from Michigan; born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., June 6, 1926; attended the Oak Park, Ill., schools; graduated from high school in 1944; served in the United States Army Medical Corps, July 1944 to July 1946; resumed education and attended Roosevelt University in Chicago and the London School of Economics and Political Science; graduated from Roosevelt University in 1949 and from the University of Michigan Law School in 1952; began the practice of law in Sault Ste. Marie in 1953; delegate to Democratic State conventions, 1954-1964; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1956; admitted to practice law in Michigan, Illinois, and before the Federal courts; Chippewa County Circuit Court Commissioner, 1958-1960; member of the Democratic State central committee, 1958-1960; Michigan Corporation and Securities Commissioner, 1961-1963; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth Congress (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1967); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress; appointed by President Johnson as chairman, Great Lakes Basin Commission, 1967-1968; resumed the practice of law; died on March 29, 2016, in Ann Arbor, Mich.