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
Clarence W. Kline, Sr. (R21) Luzerne (Part) County 1893-1896
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.
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.
Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1896). Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1053, 1061-1064, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1017.