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Donald D. Clancy (July 24, 1921 – June 12, 2007) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives. He represented the 2nd District of Ohio from 1961 until 1977.

Donald D. Clancy
Donald D. Clancy 94th Congress 1975.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1977
Preceded byWilliam E. Hess
Succeeded byTom Luken
Mayor of Cincinnati
In office
Preceded byCharles Phelps Taft II
Succeeded byWalt Bachrach
Personal details
Born(1921-07-24)July 24, 1921
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
DiedJune 12, 2007(2007-06-12) (aged 85)
Montgomery, Ohio, U.S.[1]
Political partyRepublican
Alma materXavier University
Cincinnati Law School

Early life and educationEdit

Clancy was born in Cincinnati, in Ohio's Hamilton County. He graduated from Elder High School, attended Xavier University, and completed his studies at Cincinnati Law School in 1948.


In 1948, Clancy was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Cincinnati. He served on the city council from 1952 until 1960; from 1958 until 1960 he was the mayor as well as the chairman of the Cincinnati Planning Commission.

Clancy defeated current television talk show host Jerry Springer in his 1970 re-election campaign. Clancy received approximately 56% of the vote to Springer's 44%.

Beginning with the Eighty-seventh Congress, Clancy was elected to congressional office for eight consecutive terms. When he lost his bid for reelection in 1976, he resumed the practice of law in Cincinnati.

Patty Clancy, his daughter, was an Ohio State Senator, representing Ohio's 8th Senate District.

Clancy died on June 12, 2007 from complications of Parkinson's disease.[2]


  1. ^ Donald Clancy. Kentucky New Era (June 14, 2007)
  2. ^ "Donald Clancy dies at age 85". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Cincinnati, Ohio. June 14, 2007. p. 17. Retrieved January 9, 2018. Former mayor Donald Clancy dies at age 85 Donald D. Clancy, 85, mayor of Cincinnati in the late 1950s and an eight-term U.S. congressman for Ohio's Second District died Tuesday of Parkinson's disease at his Montgomery home.

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