Clifton L Warren


Dr. Clifton Warren, former dean of the College of Liberal Arts and professor emeritus of English Literature, Humanities and Creative Writing at the University of Central Oklahoma passed away on Jan. 17, 2019 at the age of 86.
Dr. Warren was a long-time resident of Edmond, Okla. and taught for over 40 years at UCO. During that time, he served as the Dean of Liberal Arts from 1986 to 2000 and created the department of creative studies, believed to be one of two in the country at that time. Prior to starting his career at UCO, he taught at Oklahoma City University. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in 2001.
Dr. Warren did reviews of books and movies on the Tom Paxton and Danny's Day television show from 1960 to 1982. In addition, he worked as a book and community theatre reviewer for The Edmond Sun for several years.
He graduated with his Master's degree from the University of Richmond in Virginia and received his PhD from the University of Indiana. After receiving his Master's degree, Dr. Warren served his country as a United States Marine.
He is survived by his daughter, Dr. Shawna Cleary and her husband Shawn Doering, son Carey and his wife Nikki, and his grandchildren, Conner, Jackson and Olivia. He is also survived by his long-time companion, Linda Sargent of Edmond.
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