Representative Robert MCCLORY

YEARS 1908-1988
OFFICE Representative
STATE Illinois
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 88th (1963-1965), 89th (1965-1967), 90th (1967-1969), 91st (1969-1971), 92nd (1971-1973), 93rd (1973-1975), 94th (1975-1977), 95th (1977-1979), 96th (1979-1981), 97th (1981-1983)

Representative Robert MCCLORY Biography

McCLORY, Robert, a Representative from Illinois; born in Riverside, Cook County, Ill. January 31, 1908; attended the public schools, L’Institut Sillig, Vevey, Switzerland, 1925-1926, and Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1926-1928; graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1932; admitted to the bar in 1932 and thereafter engaged in the practice of law in State and Federal courts in Cook and Lake Counties; served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve 1933-1937; elected to the State house of representatives in 1950 and to the State senate in 1952, 1956, and 1960; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-eighth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1983); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C.; United States delegate to the Interparliamentary Union Conference, 1963-1982, and honorary delegate, 1983 to 1988; was a resident of Washington, D.C., until his death there on July 24, 1988. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

External Research Collections

Lake Forest College Lake Forest, IL Papers: ca. 1965-1982, amount unknown. The papers of former Congressman Robert McClory include personal and congressional papers and correspondence, photographs, motion picture film, video tape, sound recordings, and memorabilia. Includes a significant amount of material relating to crime, Watergate, the impeachment inquiry, and other topics considered by the Judiciary Committee. Two cubic feet from his years as a state legislator. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.


Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Robert McClory, Republican Representative from Illinois. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

Robert MCCLORY Committee Assignments

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