"Class of 1959"
|John Nevins Clancy,|
|Nevins attended Sacred Heart Grade School.|
|Nevins attended W. Va. University as an undergraduate and received an AB Degree from Morris Harvey College. He also attended Marshall University Graduate School and W. Va. University Law School.|
|He worked at the West Virginia State Department of Commerce doing Pubic Relations work. While living in Atlanta Georgia he worked for an athletic company traveling, for a number of years, through out the country in a sales and promotion job in the tennis world. After returning to Charleston he has worked as a Reverse Mortgage Specialist and Loan Originator in reverse mortgages throughout W. Va. and surrounding states.|
|As an activist Nevins chaired the “Committee to Save and Renovate the Municipal Auditorium”. The City of Charleston
wanted to demolish this historic building. After a long battle the Municipal Auditorium stands today. Another City issue
was a multi-million dollar project that was totally unnecessary. Councilman Tom Lane (CCHS class of 1960) and Nevins lead
the opposition against this City project and again after months of intense effort the City abandoned their position on this
expensive and foolish project. Nevins is now involved in a Federal issue concerning HUD/FHA’s excessive
insurance fees the reverse mortgage borrowers have to pay. This has and will be a long battle against this Federal Agency.
Nevins has sung with the Charleston Light Opera Guild, WV Symphony, and different church choirs. After playing tennis on the high school and college level he still is actively involved as a player in Charleston. His other activities include: golf, skiing and reading.