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Clem McSpadden facts and accomplishments

Oklahoman Modified: July 9, 2008 at 12:32 pm •  Published: July 8, 2008

• Rodeo Cowboys Association-Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Member: 1947-2008

• PRCA Board Member, 1964-1970

• President — Rodeo Cowboys Association, 1970-1971

• PRCA Announcer for ABC's "Wide World of Sports," 1961-1965

• First United States Announcer at Calgary (Alberta, Canada) Stampede and Canadian Finals Rodeo.

• Announcer at National Finals Rodeo

• Announcer at National Finals Steer Roping

• Announcer at National High School Finals Rodeo

• Announcer at College National Finals Rodeo

• Announced a pro rodeo in Honolulu, Hawaii

• General Manager of the National Finals Rodeo

• General Manager of the Indian National Finals Rodeo

• PRCA Announcer of the Year, 1986

• Rodeo Man of the Year - National Cowboy Hall of Fame, 1986

• Announced Opening at the Presidential Rodeo in Washington, D.C., 1983

• Oklahoma State Senate, Served two terms as President Pro Tempore, 1955-1972

• During President John F. Kennedy's "Partners of the Alliance" exchange with Mexico, McSpadden headed Oklahoma's delegation of cowboys to aide certain cities in Mexico.

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