12/17/1868 - 07/24/1948

WOODRUFF, Clinton Rogers, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, December 17, 1868 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; graduated, Central High School; Ph.B., University of Pennsylvania, 1889; LL.B., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1892; lawyer; secretary, Union Committee; counsel, American Institute of Christian Sociology; secretary and treasurer, Municipal League of Philadelphia (1892-1897); counsel, Municipal League of Philadelphia (1897-1903); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in a Special Election, February, 16, 1897 to serve the remaining 1897 term; reelected to the House for the 1899 term; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1901 term; special inspector, Indian Department, United States Department of the Interior (1904-1904), president, Philadelphia Registration Commission and Election Reform (1906-1920); trustee and director, Free Library of Pennsylvania; assistant city solicitor, Philadelphia (1920-1924); director of welfare, Philadelphia (1931-1936); vice president, Pennsylvania Teaching Home for the Blind; died, January 24, 1948 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Saint James the Less Episcopal Churchyard, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.



Woodruff, Clinton Rogers .  "Municipal Government Now and a Hundred Years Ago.”  Popular Science Monthly, November 1900.

Woodruff, Clinton Rogers.  The Merit System in Municipalities.  Boston: n.p., 1902.

Woodruff, Clinton Rogers.  A President Who Seeks Practical Reforms: What Theodore Roosevelt Has Accomplished Along Administration Lines.  n.p., 1902.

Woodruff, Clinton Rogers.  A Review of the Situation and The Outlook Appears Promising. In Municipal Misrule. Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1903.

Woodruff, Clinton Rogers.  National Municipal League’s Work for Charter Reform.  Philadelphia: National Municipal League, 1909.

Woodruff, Clinton Rogers.  "Railroads and the Smoke Nuisance.” Popular Science Monthly, February 1909.

Woodruff, Clinton Rogers.  The City: As It Is and Is To Be.  Philadelphia: American Baptist Publication Society, 1910.

Woodruff, Clinton Rogers.  Proceedings of the…Conference for Good City Government and the…annual meeting of the National Municipal League.  Philadelphia: National Municipal League, 1894-1910, multiple volumes.

Woodruff, Clinton Rogers.  City Government by Commission.  New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1912.

Woodruff, Clinton Rogers.  Competition for the Expert Administrative Positions in City Government.  Boston: n.p., 1912.

Woodruff, Clinton Rogers . "American Municipal Problems and the European War.”  Popular Science Monthly, April 1915.

Woodruff, Clinton Rogers, Introduction.  Lower Living Costs in Cities: A Constructive Programme for Urban Efficiency, by Clyde Lyndon King.  New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1915.  

Woodruff, Clinton Rogers.  The New Municipal Program.  New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1919.


Archival Collections

Various publications and collections from the Van Pelt Library of the University of Pennsylvania including Henry Charles Lea Papers, ca. 1830-1935 and the Theodore Dreiser Papers, ca. 1890-1965.


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