Roy Clippinger

Roy Clippinger (January 13, 1886 – December 24, 1962) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Roy Clippinger
Roy Clippinger (Illinois Congressman).jpg
From 1947's Pictorial Directory of the 80th Congress
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 24th district
In office
November 6, 1945 – January 3, 1949
Preceded byJames V. Heidinger
Succeeded byCharles W. Vursell
Personal details
Born(1886-01-13)January 13, 1886
Fairfield, Illinois
DiedDecember 24, 1962(1962-12-24) (aged 76)
Carmi, Illinois
Political partyRepublican
Occupationpublisher and editor

Born in Fairfield, Illinois, Clippinger attended the public schools. Learned the printer's trade and engaged in the newspaper business. He was publisher and editor 1909–1961. Founder and president of the Board of Greater Weeklies, New York City. He served as president of the Carmi, Illinois, Hospital Association 1945–1948. Manager of the White County, Illinois, Bridge Commission 1941–1961. He engaged in the furniture business 1947–1950.

Clippinger was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James V. Heidinger. He was reelected in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress and served from November 6, 1945, to January 3, 1949. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1948. He resumed his former business pursuits. He was a resident of Carmi, Illinois, where he died on December 24, 1962. He was interred in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, McLeansboro, Illinois.


  • United States Congress. "Roy Clippinger (id: C000529)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 24th congressional district

November 6, 1945 - January 3, 1949
Succeeded by