Robert McClory

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Robert McClory
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 13th district
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1983
Preceded byPhil Crane
Succeeded byJohn N. Erlenborn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 12th district
In office
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1973
Preceded byEdward R. Finnegan
Succeeded byPhil Crane
Member of the Illinois State Senate
In office
Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1908-01-31)January 31, 1908
Riverside, Illinois
DiedJuly 24, 1988(1988-07-24) (aged 80)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyRepublican
Alma materDartmouth College
Chicago-Kent College of Law

Robert McClory (January 31, 1908 – July 24, 1988) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Born in Riverside, Illinois, McClory attended the public schools, L'Institut Sillig, Vevey, Switzerland from 1925 to 1926, and Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire from 1926 to 1928. He graduated from Chicago–Kent College of Law in 1932. He was admitted to the bar in 1932 and thereafter engaged in the practice of law in state and federal courts in Cook and Lake counties. He served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve 1933–1937.

McClory was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1950 and to the Illinois Senate in 1952, 1956, and 1960.

McClory was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-eighth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1983). He was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-ninth Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C.. He was United States delegate to the Inter-Parliamentary Union Conference from 1963 to 1982, and honorary delegate, 1983 to 1988. He was a resident of Washington, D.C., until his death there on July 24, 1988.

McClory's work on the US House Judicial Committee during the Watergate Scandal is accurately documented by son, Mike McClory.[1]


  • United States Congress. "Robert McClory (id: M000340)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edward R. Finnegan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 12th congressional district

Succeeded by
Phil Crane
Preceded by
Phil Crane
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 13th congressional district

Succeeded by
John N. Erlenborn