All Inductees

Clinton Booth

Men Contestant

Born September 17, 1909 in Manvel, Texas, Clinton personified the All Around cowboy with 24 years of active full time rodeo participation.

He entered his first rodeo in Alvin, Texas in 1923 and two years later won the bronc riding event in the same arena. In 1934, Clinton won first money at Fort Worth in bronc, bareback and bull riding. He also walked away with the bronc riding buckle the same year at San Angelo. Just a year later, in Chicago he was hurt seriously during the bronc riding.

A good year for Clinton was 1936 when, first, he won the All Around title in the Boston Garden: nest, at  to win the Houston rodeo held in his honor, he won bronc riding and all-around competition. Two years later 1938, in the same city, he won every event he entered, including the calf roping, bull dogging, bronc and bull riding, topping it off with the all-around title.

Between 1939 and 1941, Clinton was foreman for the Boyt Ranch, Devereux, Texas. During this period, he managed, in addition to win four buckles at the Baylor Bear Club Rodeo in 1940 and in both 1940 and 1941 to win the Roosevelt trophy at Uvalde.

Clinton won his last buckle at Beaumont in 1947. On December 5th that year this great cowboy lost his life in a plane crash. He was 38 years old.