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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




Session Position District Party
1937-1938 Democrat
 Counties   Westmoreland


01/31/1895 - 05/08/1966

PERSHING, Clarence H., a Representative from Westmoreland County; born, January 31, 1895 in Unity Township, Westmoreland County, Pa.; graduated, Latrobe High School; B.S., agricultural education, The Pennsylvania State (University) College, 1921; private, American Expeditionary Forces, United States Army (1918-1919, World War I); lieutenant colonel, Pennsylvania National Guard (1941-1954, World War II, Korean War); agricultural teacher, Norwin Union High School (1921-1922) and Ligonier High School (1923-1930); elected, commissioner, Westmoreland County (1932-1936); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1936; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1938); teacher, Ligonier Valley School District (1936-1941, 1954-1960); elected, mayor, Ligonier (1961-1966); died, May 8, 1966 in Ligonier, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; interred, Ligonier Valley Cemetery, Ligonier, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.