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Charles R. Clason

Charles Russell Clason
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1949
Preceded by William J. Granfield
Succeeded by Foster Furcolo
Personal details
Born (1890-09-03)September 3, 1890
Gardiner, Maine
Died July 7, 1985(1985-07-07) (aged 94)
Springfield, Massachusetts
Political party Republican
Religion Methodist

Charles Russell Clason (September 3, 1890 – July 7, 1985) was a Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.

He worked for the Interstate Commerce Commission and the United States Department of Education in 1913 and 1914. He served as a sergeant major in the Coast Artillery in the Army in World War I. He was a member of the Commission for the Relief of Belgium in 1914 and 1915 and was decorated with the Medaille du Roi Albert.

Clason was a law instructor at Northeastern University's Springfield, Massachusetts campus from 1920 to 1937. During this time, he served as assistant district attorney of the western district of Massachusetts (1922–1926) and then district attorney (1927–1930).

He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1936, and served six consecutive terms. After he lost the 1948 election to Foster Furcolo, Clason became dean of the [[Western New England College

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