He attended Lakeside Academy in Seattle and Phillips Andover Academy in Massachusetts before coming to Princeton. He held scholarships all four years, including the DeWitt Clinton Poole Scholarship for his thesis work in 1956. He also earned part of his college expenses as a Commons busboy and as student manager of the Chancellor Green student center. Clive was a member of Campus Club, where he served as co-chair of the bicker committee and club treasurer. He was also chairman of the Clio Party at Whig-Clio. His senior-year roommates were Dave Browning, Bruce Bringgold, Jay Clark, John McKenna, Jim Shea, and Phil Sullivan.
Following graduation, Clive joined the U.S. Foreign Service as the youngest foreign service officer in history. He had assignments in Italy, France, Algeria, Washington, and the United Nations, attending the session where Nikita Khrushchev of Russia banged his shoe while speaking. In 1968, Clive earned a law degree, graduating magna cum laude from Georgetown University.
He also married (Margaret) Ann Eliel that year. He then left the foreign service to work at the Dewey Ballantine firm in New York City. Following his law practice, he joined Trinidad-Tesoro Petroleum Co. in Trinidad and then Buttes Gas and Oil Co. in Oakland, Calif., where he and his family made their home in nearby Piedmont.
Clive was active in the Piedmont Community Church and other civic affairs. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ann; daughter Margaret ’93; son Ted ’97; and their families.