Member Biography

Clyde Russell "Bud" Dengler 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1969       26 Republican
1970       26 Republican
1971       26 Republican
1972       26 Republican
1973       26 Republican
1974       26 Republican

COUNTIES: Delaware  


05/10/1899 - 08/15/1992

Doctor Clyde Russell “Bud” Dengler (R26) Delaware (Part) County 1969-1974

Early Life: 

Doctor Clyde Russell “Bud” Dengler, born May 10, 1899, Fleetwood, Berks County, Pennsylvania; son of Elmer D. and Sally Reifsnyder Dengler; Fleetwood public schools; University of Pennsylvania, (B.A.) 1925; University of Pennsylvania, (M.A.); Philadelphia Conservatory, Mus.D.; private first class, United States Army, Student Army Training Corps (SATC), Albright College, Myerstown, Pennsylvania, World War I; chairman, music department, Upper Darby School District; conductor; professional singer; married, Pauline Violetta Waters, son, Clyde Russell Dengler, Jr.; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1957-1966; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1969-1974; died, August 15, 1992 (age 93 years, 97 days), Broomall, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Death Certificate states interment, Fleetwood Cemetery, Fleetwood, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He is not listed as being interred there. Burial location unknown.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Member, National Education Association; Music Educators National Conference, American Legion; Lions; Freemasons; Phi Delta Kappa.


Read this and sing!: For voice students, chorus and choir singers Clyde R Dengler; Publisher: Theodore Presser (January 1, 1944) Unknown Binding: 47 pages.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1957-1966.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 26th district, Delaware (Part) County, 1969-1974.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website (


Appeared in one of the first television programs, WFIL, 1950. Philadelphia's second-oldest television station.

Conducted, University Glee Club of Pennsylvania.

Director, Sunshine Singers, his own senior citizen choir, who performed, President Ronald Reagan, White House, two half hour concerts, Christmas Carols, December 16, 1983. Was a spry 84 for the performance. 


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members D"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Tuesday, August 18, 1992, page 49.

The Political Graveyard: Phi Delta Kappa Politicians