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Clyde Russell Dengler



Session Office Position District Party
1969 26 Republican
1970 26 Republican
1971 26 Republican
1972 26 Republican
1973 26 Republican
1974 26 Republican
 Counties   Delaware


05/10/1899 - 08/15/1992

Doctor Clyde “Bud” Russell Dengler (R26) Delaware (Part) County 1969-1974

Early Life:

Doctor Clyde “Bud” Russell Dengler, born May 10, 1899, Fleetwood, Berks County, Pennsylvania; son of Elmer D. and Sally Reifsnyder Dengler; Fleetwood public schools; University of Pennsylvania, (B.A.) 1925; University of Pennsylvania, (M.A.); Philadelphia Conservatory, Mus.D.; private first class, United States Army, Student Army Training Corps (SATC), Albright College, Myerstown, Pennsylvania, World War I; chairman, music department, Upper Darby School District; conductor; professional singer; married, Pauline Violetta Waters, son, Clyde Russell Dengler, Jr.; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1957-1966; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1969-1974; died, August 15, 1992, (age 93 years, 97 days), Broomall, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Death Certificate states interment, Fleetwood Cemetery, Fleetwood, Berks County, Pennsylvania. He is not listed as being interred there.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Member, National Education Association; Music Educators National Conference, American Legion; Lions; Freemasons; Phi Delta Kappa.


Read this and sing!: For voice students, chorus and choir singers Clyde R Dengler; Publisher: Theodore Presser (January 1, 1944) Unknown Binding: 47 pages.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1957-1966.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 26th district, Delaware (Part) County, 1969-1974.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:



Appeared in one of the first television programs, WFIL, 1950. Philadelphia's second-oldest television station.

Conducted, University Glee Club of Pennsylvania.

Director, Sunshine Singers, his own senior citizen choir, who performed, President Ronald Reagan, White House, two half hour concerts, Christmas Carols, December 16, 1983. Was a spry 84 for the performance.


The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Tuesday, August 18, 1992, page 49.