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Clarence W Kline

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Courtesy Prominent Men Scranton and Vicinity Wilkes-Barre and Vicinity Pittston, Hazleton Carbondale, Montrose and Vicinity Pennsylvania

By Dwight J. Stoddard 1906 from: The Press of the Tribune Publishing Company Scranton. Pa



Session Office Position District Party
1893-1894 21 Republican
1895-1896 21 Republican
 Counties   Lackawanna, Luzerne


10/25/1852 - 01/24/1918

Clarence W. Kline (R21) Lackawanna (part) and Luzerne Counties 1893-1896   

Early Life: 

Clarence W. Kline born October 25, 1852, Jerseytown, Columbia County, Pennsylvania; attended public schools, Lancaster County; completed his early education; teacher age 14, Derry School; moved, Luzerne County, 1869; teacher, principal, Jeanesville School; admitted, Luzerne bar, 1877; private practice, Kline and Bigelow, Hazleton, 1877; delegate, Republican State Conventions, 1876, 1878; practiced law; member, Hazelton School Board, Hazelton City Council, elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1893-1896;  married, twice, one son Clarence, Jr.; died, January 24, 1918.

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

Member, trust officer, director, Markle Bank and Trust Company; director, Edison Electric Illuminating Company.     

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 21st district, Lackawanna (part) and Luzerne Counties 1893-1896; member, Compare Bills, Judiciary General, Judiciary Special, Legislative Apportionment, Public Building and Public Health and Sanitation Committees.


Smull’s Legislative Hand Book, (1896) Cochran, T.B., Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1017, 1053 and 1061-1064