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David Marion Clinard
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Birth: May 11, 1932
Forsyth County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 16, 2011
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA


On Wednesday, November 16, 2011, David Clinard passed away peacefully at the Washington Home from complications of Alzheimer's disease. Born in 1932, Dave grew up in Winston Salem, North Carolina and attended undergraduate and law school at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He served his country for 35 years, beginning as an officer in the United States Navy and including a presidential appointment as the Acting Assistant Director of the Multilateral Affairs Bureau at the Arms Control Disarmament Agency. He loved hunting and fishing in the mountains of North Carolina, playing tennis, speaking French and visiting Paris. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ruth French Clinard, daughter Alison Walisko, sons David Clinard Jr., Mark Clinard, brother Frank Clinard and seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 10 at 4 p.m. at Ingleside at Rock Creek in Washington, DC. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the ,

Published in The Washington Post on November 20, 2011
David M. Clinard, arms control official

The Washington Post, Thursday, December 8

David M. Clinard, 79, a nuclear and conventional weapons specialist who served as assistant director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency in the early 1980s, died Nov. 16 at the Washington Home hospice in the District.

The cause was an embolism and complications from Alzheimer's disease, said his wife, Ruth French Clinard.

Mr. Clinard retired in the mid-1990s as a special assistant to the director of the arms control agency. During his more than 30-year government career, he participated in the Mutual and Balanced Force Reduction negotiations between NATO and the Warsaw Pact as well as the second round of the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks with the Soviet Union, known as SALT II.

In the 1970s, he lived in Brussels while advising the U.S. mission in NATO on defense matters.

David Marion Clinard was born in Winston-Salem, N.C.

He received a bachelor's degree in 1954 and a law degree in 1956, both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He later attended the National War College.

After serving in the Navy from 1956 to 1960, Mr. Clinard worked for three years for the law firm Covington & Burling in the District. His first government job, in 1963, was as an assistant to the secretary of the Navy.

Mr. Clinard received three Meritorious Civilian Service Awards.

His memberships included DACOR, an organization of foreign affairs professionals.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Ruth French Clinard of the Ingleside at Rock Creek retirement community in the District; three children, Alison Walisko of Vienna, David Clinard Jr. of Glen Ridge, N.J., and Mark Clinard of Waterford, Va.; a brother; and seven grandchildren.
Family links: 
  Frank Welch Clinard (1906 - 1999)
  Hazel Hauser Clinard (1906 - 1993)
Created by: K. Clinard
Record added: Dec 08, 2011
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