CLANCY, Robert Henry (1882-1962)

CLANCY, ROBERT HENRY, a Representative from Michigan; born in Detroit, Mich., March 14, 1882; attended the public schools; was graduated from the literary department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1907; later studied law there one year; reporter on Detroit newspapers for four years; secretary to Congressman Frank E. Doremus 1911-1913; secretary to Assistant Secretary of Commerce E.F. Sweet 1913-1917; United States customs appraiser for Michigan 1917-1922; during the First World War was manager of the War Trade Board at Detroit, chief inspector of purchases in Michigan for the Medical Corps of the War Department, and recruiting officer of the aviation division in Detroit; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1925); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress; affiliated with the Republican Party in 1926; engaged in the real-estate business; elected as a Republican to the Seventieth, Seventy-first, and Seventy-second Congresses (March 4, 1927-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; engaged in executive capacity with a manufacturing company until his retirement in 1948; died in Detroit, Mich., April 23, 1962; interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Detroit Public Library
Burton Historical Collection
Detroit, MI
Papers: 1929-1932, 4 linear feet.
Papers and correspondence relating to problems during Robert H. Clancy's 1929-1932 term of office, including the Wet & Dry Border Patrol Act of 1930, and other legislation on veterans, auto tax, copyright, immigration and labor, and on political campaigns. A finding aid is available in the library.


University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: In the Marion LeRoy Burton Papers, 1895-1925, 22.3 linear feet and 1 oversize folder.
Correspondents include Robert H. Clancy. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Papers: In the Frank Dwight Fitzgerald Papers, 1928-1944, 28 linear feet and 4 oversize volumes.
Correspondents include Robert H. Clancy. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Papers: In the Clarence Cook Little Papers, 1924-1929, 14 linear feet.
Correspondents include Robert H. Clancy. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Papers: In the James Orin Murfin Papers, 1896-1940, 8 linear feet.
Other authors include Robert Henry Clancy. A finding aid is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Charles Albert Sink Papers, 1907-1985, 20 linear feet and 7 items [oversize].