Clarence Matthews
Clarence Matthews
Birth: 1 May 1906
Oakland, California, USA
Death: 22 July 2017
Indian Wells, California, USA
Age: 111 years, 82 days
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Clarence "Larry" Matthews (1 May 1906 – 22 July 2017) was an American supercentenarian who was the oldest known man in America at the time of his death, following the death of Frank Levingston on 3 May 2016. He is currently unvalidated.


Clarence Francis Matthews was born in Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA, on 1 May 1906. He was the son of Frank and Maryanne Matthews. He married Barbara Hischier in Oakland on 9 June 1931. The couple had two children. After Barbara died, Clarence married his second wife, Kay, whom he has also outlived.

Matthews became the oldest known man in America following the death of Frank Levingston on 3 May 2016. He died in Indian Wells, California, USA, on 22 July 2017, at the age of 111 years, 82 days. Following his death, Richard Overton became the oldest known man in America.


United States' Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Charlie Nelson • Charlie Phillips • Mathew Beard • Joe Thomas • Alphaeus Philemon Cole • Alton Gilbert • James Wiggins • Frederick Frazier • Christian Mortensen • Johnson Parks • Walter Richardson • John Painter • John McMorran • Fred Hale • Earl Brush • Moses Hardy • Thomas Nelson • Antonio Pierro • George Francis • Walter Breuning • Shelby Harris • Salustiano Sanchez • Alexander Imich • Conrad Johnson • Wash Wesley • Felix Simoneaux • Frank Levingston • Clarence Matthews • Richard Overton • Henry Tseng • C. P. Crawford