L. Gary Clemente

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L. Gary Clemente, New York Congressman

Louis Gary Clemente (June 10, 1908 – May 13, 1968), usually known as L. Gary Clemente, was a United States Representative from New York.

Biography[edit]

Born in New York City, he attended St. Ann's Academy in New York City and LaSalle Military Academy in Oakdale. He received a Reserve officer's certificate at Plattsburgh in 1925 and a Reserve commission in 1929.

In 1931 he graduated from Georgetown Law School, and was admitted to the District of Columbia bar. Clemente practiced in Washington, D.C. and in New York.

Clemente entered the United States Army as a second lieutenant in 1941 and served until released from active duty as a lieutenant colonel in 1946. He was a member of the New York City Council from 1946 to 1949.

He was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses, holding office from January 3, 1949 to January 3, 1953. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1952 to the Eighty-third Congress.

After leaving Congress Clemente was executive vice president of Unexcelled Chemical Corp., Ohio Bronze Corp., Premier Chemical Corp., and Modene Paint Corp.

He died in Jamaica, New York; interment was in St. John's Cemetery, Flushing.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Gregory McMahon
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 4th congressional district

1949–1953
Succeeded by
Henry J. Latham