Clyde Howard Tavenner

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Clyde H. Tavenner

Clyde Howard Tavenner (February 4, 1882 – February 6, 1942) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.


Born in Cordova, Illinois, Tavenner attended the common schools. Learned the printer's trade. He engaged as editorial writer. He served as director of publicity for the Democratic National Congressional Committee in 1910 and 1912.

Tavenner was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1917). He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Sixty-fourth Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916 to the Sixty-fifth Congress. Founded a monthly magazine, the Philippine Republic, in Washington, D.C., in 1923, and also engaged in the publishing business. Visited Europe, the Near East, and the Far East in 1931 and 1932 as a member of a mission from the Philippine Islands. Legislative analyst to the House Committee on Rules in 1939. He died in Washington, D.C., February 6, 1942. He was interred in the Congressional Cemetery.


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