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Clarence E. Hancock

Clarence Eugene Hancock (February 13, 1885 - January 3, 1948) was an American congressman.

Clarence Eugene Hancock
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Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from New York
In office
November 8, 1927 – January 3, 1947
Preceded byWalter W. Magee
Succeeded byR. Walter Riehlman
Constituency35th district (1927–45)
36th district (1945–47)
Personal details
Born(1885-02-13)February 13, 1885
Syracuse, New York
DiedJanuary 3, 1948(1948-01-03) (aged 62)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyRepublican
Alma materWesleyan University
New York Law School


Born February 13, 1885 in Syracuse, New York, Hancock graduated from Wesleyan University in 1906 and New York Law School in 1908. His father was Theodore E. Hancock, New York Attorney General from 1894 to 1898.

Hancock represented New York in the House of Representatives as a Republican from 1927 to 1947. When Hancock represented the 35th district from 1927 to 1945, it included the city of Syracuse and all of Onondaga and Cortland counties. Before Hancock's reelection in 1944, New York was redistricted; the 36th district, which Hancock represented from 1945 to 1947, then became coextensive with Onondaga County.

Hancock died January 3, 1948 in Washington, D.C., aged 62. He was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Syracuse.



  • United States Congress. "Clarence E. Hancock (id: H000146)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Clarence E. Hancock at Find a Grave
  • The historical atlas of United States Congressional districts, 1789–1983, Kenneth C. Martis et al., New York: Free Press, 1982.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Walter W. Magee
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 35th congressional district

Succeeded by
Hadwen C. Fuller
Preceded by
John Taber
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 36th congressional district

Succeeded by
R. Walter Riehlman