Paul Irvin Clymer (born July 8, 1937) was a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where he represented the 145th Legislative District in Bucks County. First elected in 1980, he served in the seat until January 6, 2015.

Paul Irvin Clymer
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 145th district
In office
January 6, 1981 – January 6, 2015
Preceded byMarvin D. Weidner
Succeeded byCraig Staats
Personal details
Born (1937-07-08) July 8, 1937 (age 84)
Sellersville, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceSellersville, Pennsylvania

After high school, Clymer attended Muhlenberg College, where he served in the ROTC and earned a degree in Economics in 1959. Following graduation from college, he spent four years in the U.S. Army on active duty. Clymer worked as a credit manager at Lankenau Hospital between leaving active military service and his election to the House.

Clymer served as chairman of the House Education Committee. He was also a member of the House Gaming Oversight Committee and has been an outspoken critic of the legalization of gambling in the state, urging for more regulation in the industry.

In January 2010, Clymer announced that he would not seek re-election in the November 2010 election.[1] However, the next week, he reconsidered and said he would run for re-election.[2]

Clymer announced in January 2014 that he would not be running for re-election in the Fall of 2014.[3]


  1. ^ Micek, John (2010-01-14). "Paul Clymer won't seek re-election this year". Morning Call. Archived from the original on 18 January 2010. Retrieved 16 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Clymer does an about-face". Morning Call. Archived from the original on 30 January 2010. Retrieved 27 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-09-04. Retrieved 2014-07-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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