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1897-1898 Republican
1899-1900 Republican
 Counties   Philadelphia


12/17/1868 - 07/24/1948

WOODRUFF, Clinton Rogers, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, December 17, 1868 in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; graduated, Central High School; Ph.B., University of Pennsylvania, 1889; LL.B., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1892; lawyer; secretary, Union Committee; counsel, American Institute of Christian Sociology; secretary and treasurer, Municipal League of Philadelphia (1892-1897); counsel, Municipal League of Philadelphia (1897-1903), elected as a Republican by special election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, February, 16, 1897 to serve the remaining 1897 term; reelected to the House for the 1899 term; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1901 term; special inspector, Indian Department, United States Department of the Interior (1904-1904), president, Philadelphia Registration Commission and Election Reform (1906-1920); trustee and director, Free Library of Pennsylvania; assistant city solicitor, Philadelphia (1920-1924); director of welfare, Philadelphia (1931-1936); vice president, Pennsylvania Teaching Home for the Blind; died, January 24, 1948 in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Saint James the Less Episcopal Churchyard, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.


Archival Collections

Various publications and collections from the Van Pelt Library of the University of Pennsylvania including Henry Charles Lea Papers, ca. 1830-1935 and the Theodore Dreiser Papers, ca. 1890-1965.



Woodruff, Clinton Rogers .  "Municipal Government Now and a Hundred Years Ago.”  Popular Science Monthly, November 1900.

Woodruff, Clinton Rogers.  The Merit System in Municipalities.  Boston: n.p., 1902.

Woodruff, Clinton Rogers.  A President Who Seeks Practical Reforms: What Theodore Roosevelt Has Accomplished Along Administration Lines.  n.p., 1902.

Woodruff, Clinton Rogers.  A Review of the Situation and The Outlook Appears Promising. In Municipal Misrule. Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1903.

Woodruff, Clinton Rogers.  National Municipal League’s Work for Charter Reform.  Philadelphia: National Municipal League, 1909.

Woodruff, Clinton Rogers.  "Railroads and the Smoke Nuisance.” Popular Science Monthly, February 1909.

Woodruff, Clinton Rogers.  The City: As It Is and Is To Be.  Philadelphia: American Baptist Publication Society, 1910.

Woodruff, Clinton Rogers.  Proceedings of the…Conference for Good City Government and the…annual meeting of the National Municipal League.  Philadelphia: National Municipal League, 1894-1910, multiple volumes.

Woodruff, Clinton Rogers.  City Government by Commission.  New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1912.

Woodruff, Clinton Rogers.  Competition for the Expert Administrative Positions in City Government.  Boston: n.p., 1912.

Woodruff, Clinton Rogers . "American Municipal Problems and the European War.”  Popular Science Monthly, April 1915.

Woodruff, Clinton Rogers, Introduction.  Lower Living Costs in Cities: A Constructive Programme for Urban Efficiency, by Clyde Lyndon King.  New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1915.  

Woodruff, Clinton Rogers.  The New Municipal Program.  New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1919.