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About Clarion County

From History of Clarion County, unknown compiler, published circa 1976.

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The Prothonotary is the Clerk of Courts; the office included the duties of Register & Recorder until 1850.

Year Prothonotary
1840 James Goe
1843 James Goe
1846 Hugh A. Thompson
1849 Hugh A. Thompson
1852 John H. Boggs
1855 D. B. Long
1858 D. B. Long
(died in office 16 Jul 1860)
1860 J. W. Long
(appointed in December)
1860 Daniel Delo
1863 Christopher Reichert
1866 Christopher Reichert
1869 J. B. Watson
1872 J. B. Watson
1875 Manasseh Arnold
1878 W. W. Greenland
1881 W. W. Greenland
1884 W. F. Collner
(term expired Jan 1888)
1889 William S. Collner
1890 W. A. Sipler
1893 W. A. Sipler
1896 A. B. Collner
1899 L. Collner
1906 Foster M. Mohney
1909 Henry M. Hufnagel
1912 Henry M. Hufnagel
1916-1936 D. E. Elliott
1940-1968 Arthur Gillinger
1972 Walter Slaugenhoup
(resigned Jan 1972)
1972 Shirley Hager
(appointed 01 Feb 1972)
1976 Shirley C. Hager

Registers & Recorders

Since 1850, the Register & Recorder has had responsibility for registering land transactions and other items that require permanent recording.

Year Register & Recorder
1852 C. E. Beman
1855 C. E. Beman
1858 John Haslett
(resigned in 1860)
1860 Jacob B. Lyon
1863 T. B. Barber
1866 T. B. Barber
1869 J. W. Long
1872 J. W. Long
1875 O. E. Nail
1878 O. E. Nail
1881 S. J. Burgoon
1884 S. J. Burgoon
(term expired Jan 1888)
1889 W. H. Hockman
1890 W. H. Hockman
1893 S. S. Laughlin
1899 R. Graham
1906 A. Frank Hess
1909 A. Frank Hess
1912 Fred D. Hays
Miss Margaret Curll, Deputy
1916 Fred D. Hays
1920 J. M. Smathers
1924 J. M. Smathers
1928 Margaret Curll
1932-1944 William H. Thompson
1948-1952 Darl H. Callen
1956-1976 Richard D. Miller
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