Clarence S. Ridley

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Clarence Self Ridley
7th Governor of the Panama Canal Zone
In office
Preceded by Julian Larcombe Schley
Succeeded by Glen Edgar Edgerton
Personal details
Born (1883-06-22)June 22, 1883
Corydon, Indiana
Died July 26, 1969(1969-07-26) (aged 86)
Carmel, California
Education United States Military Academy

Clarence Self Ridley (June 22, 1883 – July 26, 1969) served as the Governor of the Panama Canal Zone from 1936 to 1940.[1][2]


Ridley was born in Corydon, Indiana on June 22, 1883 to Judge William Ridley. He graduated fourth in a class of 114 from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1905. He was commissioned second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In 1917, he was appointed senior military aide to President Wilson. He supervised construction of the Lincoln Memorial. He served as Governor of the Panama Canal Zone from 1936 to 1940.[1]

He died on July 26, 1969 in Carmel, California.[1]


Preceded by
Julian Larcombe Schley
Governor of Panama Canal Zone
Succeeded by
Glen Edgar Edgerton