Member Biography

Clarence W. Kline Sr.


Courtesy Prominent Men Scranton and Vicinity Wilkes-Barre and Vicinity Pittston, Hazleton Carbondale, Montrose and Vicinity Pennsylvania

By Dwight J. Stoddard 1906 from: The Press of the Tribune Publishing Company Scranton. Pa

Sessions Office Position District Party
1893-1894       21 Republican
1895-1896       21 Republican

COUNTIES: Luzerne, Lackawanna  


10/25/1852 - 01/24/1918

Clarence W. Kline, Sr. (R21) Luzerne (Part) County 1893-1896   

Early Life: 

Clarence W. Kline, Sr., born October 25, 1852, Jerseytown, Columbia County, Pennsylvania; attended public schools, Lancaster County; completed his early education; teacher age 14, Derry School; moved, Luzerne County, 1869; teacher, principal, Jeanesville School; admitted, Luzerne County bar, 1877; attorney, private practice, Kline and Bigelow, Hazleton, 1877; delegate, Republican State Conventions, 1876, 1878; practiced law; member, Hazelton School Board, Hazelton City Council, elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1893-1896;  married, twice, one son Clarence, Jr.; died, January 24, 1918. Burial location unknown.

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

Member, trust officer, director, Markle Bank and Trust Company; director, Edison Electric Illuminating Company.     
Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 21st district, Luzerne (Part) County, 1893-1896; committee assignments, Compare Bills, Judiciary General, Judiciary Special, Legislative Apportionment, Public Building and Public Health and Sanitation Committees.


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

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1896). Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1053, 1061-1064, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1017.