Larry Clevenger was born in Brady, Texas before World War II. He attended San José State University and Ventura College in California. He received his bachelor’s degree from The University of the State of New York. His master’s degree and his Ph.D. are from Cambridge State University.
He has lived in California and Texas, where he still resides. He is a Vietnam veteran and was stationed in Fort Devens, Mass. during the 1960s.