Clarence R Selman (1933 - 2006)

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Clarence R Selman
1933 - 2006
updated February 06, 2019
Clarence R Selman was born on February 26, 1933 at Seabring Florida home birth, seabring, Florida. He was born to Lily Carmine and Eugene Rutherford, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He died on June 4, 2006 at Dickson TN, Dickson, Tennessee at 73 years of age.

Clarence Richard Selman had four children, Paul Allen, Sally Carmine, Mildred Alice and Laura Ann. He had 5 siblings, Bettye, Billie (Georgia), Alice, Benjamin Thomas, Jeanne and Alice. He was born to Lily Carmine Conn and Eugene Rutherford Selman. He worked in the country music business as a producer, song writer, manager, and was a founder of the Country Music Writers Association. He was also a drug and alcohol counselor working with a number of facilities include Bradford, Charter hospitals, Cumberland Heights and New Life Lodge and Hope Recovery Center

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Clarence R Selman

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Clarence Selman was born on at Seabring Florida home birth, in seabring, USA County, Florida United States


Clarence Selman died on at Dickson TN, 317 Kevin Drive, in Dickson, Dickson County, Tennessee United States

Cause of death

Liver cancer

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at Fox Hollow Farm, Berry Chapel road, in Brentwood, Williamson county, Tennessee United States 37221


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Were either All Gods children or none of us are

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Dickson, Dickson County, Tennessee 37055


Southwest Texas school of law


Music writer , promoter , manager , producer , song plugger , recitation recording artist , sony consultant
And owner of Alamo village music until the 1980s . In the 1980s he became an EPA and certified alcohol and drug counselor and worked with many alcohol and drug treatment facilities.

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Founding member and past President of the Nashville writers association, potluck poetry society , AA member for 30 years and founding member of the music row group.

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U.S. Army

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Clarence Richard Selman was cremated and his memorial was held at Fox Hollow in Brentwood , TN. His ashes are scattered under Clarence and Tom T. Halls favorite tree and hiding place from Ms. Dixie Dean Hall. The
Service was conducted by the writer, civil rights leader and poet laureate of Tennessee, Dr. Will Davis Campbell.
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I think he would have said his obituary was written many years before his death by the poet Robert Service "The Man that won't fit in ".

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1933 - 2006 World Events

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In 1933, in the year that Clarence R Selman was born, Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1941, Clarence was merely 8 years old when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1958, when he was 25 years old, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1969, by the time he was 36 years old, on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

In 1983, at the age of 50 years old, Clarence was alive when "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

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