Saturday, December 26, 2009

Henry Edward Clepper 1901-1987

Per the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Henry Edward Clepper was "born March 21, 1901 in Columbia, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania State Forest Academy, Mont Alto (subsequently a unit of Pennsylvania State University), B.F. 1921. He entered the Pennsylvania Department of Forests and Waters, in which he was employed for 15 years, first as field forester and later as assistant chief of the Bureau of Research and Education; then followed a year as information specialist in the Washington, D.C. office of the United States Forest Service. In 1937 he was appointed executive secretary of the Society of American Foresters; except for a two-year leave of absence with the War Production Board during World War II, he served in this position and as managing editor of the Journal of Forestry for 28 years. He helped establish the Society’s quarterly journal Forest Science in 1955 and the research series Forest Science Monographs in 1959. Since his retirement in March 1966 he has written a chronicle of American forestry under the sponsorship of the Forest History Society, Inc. Author of more than 100 articles and bulletins on forestry and related resources, many historical in nature. Editor and co-author of Forestry Education in Pennsylvania, 1957; co-editor and co-author of America’s Natural Resources, 1967; American Forestry--Six Decades of Growth, 1960; editor and co-author of Careers in Conservation, 1963, and of Origins of American Conservation, 1966; co-author of The World of the Forest, 1965; editor of Leaders in American Conservation, 1971; and author of Forestry in America, in press. From 1957 to 1965, he was an adviser to the Forestry Committee of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations of the FAO Council’s biennial conferences in Rome. He is a Fellow of the Society of American Foresters and in 1957 was recipient of its Gifford Pinchot Medal. In 1965 he received the award of American Forest Products Industries, Inc. for distinguished service to forestry. Henry E. Clepper died March 26, 1987 in Washington, DC at the age of 86."

Source: Leaders of American Conservation. Henry Clepper. Natural Resources Council of America. 1971.

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Russell Clepper - Music

Music flows through the Clepper family and here is another cousin expressing that talent.

Russell Clepper has garnered attention and respect in San Antonio, the Texas Hill country, and many other places across the state of Texas.

Per his web site at, "Clepper was born in Lubbock and brought up mostly on the Texas coast. He came back here to go to Tech where he majored in Journalism. “I started playing the guitar and writing songs while I was a student at Tech.’ says Clepper. “Not because I didn’t have anything else to do. It was just something I was born to and Lubbock had the scene and the scenery that inspired me to go for it.” His songwriting style grew from an early love of folk, bluegrass and gospel, and later drew from songwriters such as John Prine, Butch Hancock, Joe Ely and Billy Joe Shaver. He first performed his original music right here in Lubbock as a member of a folk/rock trio that included local songwriter, hobo hero and cowboy, Eddie Beethoven."

Russell's daughter Emily is also a talented performer.

More details on Russell can be found at

Genealogy details can be found on page 123 of the History and Genealogy of the family of Jacob Klepper/Clepper Family and Malcolm McAlpine Family
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 86-62751

Clepper-Mangel Engagement

Darrell and Glenda Clepper of Carlisle are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Ellen Clepper, to Kevin Michael Mangel of Pittsburgh.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Carlisle High School and Grove City College. She is employed as a computer programmer by HM Insurance Group.

The future groom is the son of Patricia Mangel of Pittsburgh and Paul Mangel of Mars. A graduate of Oliver High School in Pittsburgh, he is employed by CPS Construction Group, Inc. and is a firefighter with the Fairview Volunteer Fire Department.

The wedding will be on May 22, 2010, at Ingomar United Methodist Church in Pittsburgh.

Last updated: Monday, December 21, 2009 8:40 AM EST


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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Donnie Wayne Clepper 1944-2009

Funeral services for Donnie Wayne Clepper, 65, of Early will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18 at the Heartland Funeral Home with the Reverend Ruben Packer officiating.  Interment will be at Greenleaf Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

He passed away Wednesday morning at the Brownwood Regional Hospital following a lengthy battle with cancer.  He was born July 23, 1944 in Andrews, Texas, to Elby and Lela Clepper.  He was married to Linda Haynes in Roscoe, Texas, on June 23, 1962.

Published: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 11:13 PM CST


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