Clarence C. Newcomer graduated from Mount Joy High School in 1941. He was born in Mount Joy and is the son of Clarence and Clara Charles Newcomer. After high school he entered Franklin and Marshall College. He entered the Navy in 1943 and enlisted in the Navy V-12 program. After graduating F&M in 1944, he entered active duty and became a Lieutenant (J.G.) on a landing craft support ship in the Pacific and was discharged in 1946. He then entered and graduated from the Dickinson Law School in Carlisle. After his marriage to Jane Martin of Lancaster, he practiced law in in Lancaster. At the same time he practiced in Lancaster, he also had an office in Mount Joy. The couple had three daughters: Judy, Nancy, and Peggy.
He became a Special Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania for two years; Assistant District Attorney in Lancaster County for eight years; and District Attorney for five years. He was appointed Federal Judge in 1971 in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and assumed senior status in 1988. Judge Newcomer died on August 22, 2005. To read his New York Times obituary and learn about Judge Newcomer’s “no-nonsense” reputation with the Court, please visit: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/25/national/25newcomer.html