Born in Springfield, Illinois in 1929, Clarence Senor attended Feitshans High School, received his GED, and served in the Navy. He married Peggie Neal; they had seven children. He was hired by the Springfield Fire Department in 1963. He discusses discrimination in the workplace and in the community and the changes he has seen in Springfield.
See also the interview with Clarence Senor in the Veterans Remember — Korean War section
See also the interview with wife Peggie Senor in the Springfield African-American History Foundation section