Member Biography

Charles Hamsher Clippinger 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1931-1932       33 Republican

COUNTIES: Adams, Franklin  


07/08/1879 - 02/06/1937

Charles Hamsher Clippinger (R33) Adams and Franklin Counties 1931-1932 

Early Life:

Charles Hamsher Clippinger, born July 8, 1879, Greencastle, Franklin County, Pennsylvania; son of Hamsher and Annie E. Hade Clippinger; Greencastle public school education; Chambersburg Academy; Dickinson College, 1899; Dickinson School of Law; admitted, Franklin County, bar, 1905; law practice, Greencastle; chairman, draft board, No.1, World War I; district inspector, draft boards, Franklin County; elected, Republican, district attorney, Franklin County, 1916-1930; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1931-1932; married, Beulah Snyder Clippinger, daughter, Anna Elizabeth; died, February 6, 1937, (age 57) Greencastle, Franklin, Pennsylvania; interment, Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle, Franklin County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1931-1932; elected, November 4,1930; fill vacancy, Norman Leroy Bonbrake. 


At the time of passing, served the longest uninterrupted term of fourteen years of district attorney, Franklin County.


Cox, Harold "Senate Members "C"Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

Public Opinion (Chambersburg, Pennsylvania) Saturday February 6, 1937, page 1.

Charles H. Clippinger (1879-1937) - Find a Grave Memorial