Donald D. Clancy

Donald D. Clancy

May 1961 at White House
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1961  January 3, 1977
Preceded by William E. Hess
Succeeded by Tom Luken
Mayor of Cincinnati
In office
Preceded by Charles Phelps Taft II
Succeeded by Walt Bachrach
Personal details
Born (1921-07-24)July 24, 1921
Cincinnati, Ohio
Died June 12, 2007(2007-06-12) (aged 85)
Montgomery, Ohio[1]
Political party Republican
Alma mater Xavier University
Cincinnati Law School
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Donald D. Clancy (July 24, 1921 June 12, 2007) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives. He represented the 2nd District of Ohio from 1961 until 1977.

Early life and education

Clancy was born in Cincinnati, in Ohio's Hamilton County. He graduated from Elder High School, attended Xavier University, and completed his studies at Cincinnati Law School in 1948.


In 1948, Clancy was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Cincinnati. He served on the city council from 1952 until 1960; from 1958 until 1960 he was the mayor as well as the chairman of the Cincinnati Planning Commission.

Clancy defeated current television talk show host Jerry Springer in his 1970 re-election campaign. Clancy received approximately 56% of the vote to Springer's 44%.

Beginning with the Eighty-seventh Congress, Clancy was elected to congressional office for eight consecutive terms. When he lost his bid for reelection in 1976, he resumed the practice of law in Cincinnati.

Patty Clancy, his daughter, was an Ohio State Senator, representing Ohio's 8th Senate District.

Clancy died on June 12, 2007 from complications of Parkinson's Disease.


Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Phelps Taft II
Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio
Succeeded by
Walton H. Bachrach
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William E. Hess
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio's 2nd District
Succeeded by
Tom Luken
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