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Clarence Matthews
Clarence Matthews
Birth: 1 May 1906
Oakland, California, USA
Death: 22 July 2017
Indian Wells, California, USA
Age: 111 years, 82 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Clarence Francis "Larry" Matthews (1 May 1906 – 22 July 2017) was an American supercentenarian who was the oldest known living man in the United States at the time of his death. His age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Matthews was born in Oakland, 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, and they had two children. After Barbara died, Matthews married his second wife, Kay, whom he also outlived.

Matthews became the oldest known man in the United States 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 the United States.


United States' Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Charlie Nelson • Charlie Phillips • Mathew Beard • Joe Thomas • Alphaeus Philemon Cole • Alton Gilbert • Oscar DuboisJames 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 • CP Crawford • Irving Piken • Lawrence Brooks • Ezra Hill