TAVENNER, Clyde Howard, (1882 - 1942)


TAVENNER, Clyde Howard, a Representative from Illinois; born in Cordova, Rock Island County, Ill., February 4, 1882; attended the common schools; learned the printer’s trade; engaged as editorial writer; director of publicity for the Democratic National Congressional Committee in 1910 and 1912; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1917); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Sixty-fourth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916 to the Sixty-fifth Congress; founded a monthly magazine, the Philippine Republic, in Washington, D.C., in 1923, and also engaged in the publishing business; visited Europe, the Near East, and the Far East in 1931 and 1932 as a member of a mission from the Philippine Islands; legislative analyst to the House Committee on Rules in 1939; died in Washington, D.C., February 6, 1942; interment in the Congressional Cemetery.