Longtime state rep. Thad McClammy dies at 79

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Longtime State Representative Thad McClammy (D-Montgomery) passed away on Saturday. He was 78.

According to The Associated Press, McClammy had represented the 76th district since 1994, and most recently served as the chair of the Alabama House of Representatives’ Public Safety Committee.

“Today we mourn the loss of a great servant-leader who fought hard for the people in his district and the State of Alabama,” said House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville). “Representative McClammy was well-respected on both sides of the aisle as a statesman and leader. He was an inspiring mentor to me and I will be forever impacted by his character and example.”

McClammy’s website states prior to be elected to the legislature, he served as both president and dean at Trenholm State Technical College and as a real estate broker with the City of Montgomery. He owned Capitol Realty from 1995 until his death.

The Alabama Democratic Party released this statement on McClammy’s passing:

We are saddened by the news of Representative Thad McClammy’s passing. Thad was a great man and loyal Democrat who served his constituents well. We express our deepest condolences to his family and friends. He will be truly missed.

Alabama Democratic Party

Ivey said flags would be flown at half-staff in memory of McClammy until sunset on Sunday evening.

McClammy was an alumnus of Alabama State University. University president Dr. Quinton T. Ross, Jr. released this statement this evening:

Rep. McClammy was a true son of Alabama State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 1996. He carried the banner of “O’ Mother Dear” high during his 25 years of faithful service as a member of the Alabama House of Representatives.

It was my honor to serve with Rep. McClammy in the legislature. He was known as a respected statesman and fierce advocate for his constituents.

His death is also a personal loss for me and my family. He initiated my father, Quinton T. Ross, Sr., into our beloved Omega Psi Phi fraternity, incorporated, in 1966. They remained lifelong friends. Rep. McClammy became my mentor not only in the legislature but also in life.

We have lost a true giant among men.

President Quinton T. Ross, Jr.

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