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Clarence D. Clark


Posted By: S. Ferrall (email)
Date: 3/27/2009 at 01:04:59

Senator Here
Clarence D. Clark, a Big Man of Wyoming

(from Thursday's Daily) - United States Senator Clarence D. Clark, of Wyoming, and Mrs. Clark, came yesterday on the Alameda. They are domiciled at the Hawaiian hotel, where they will remain until April 18, when they will return to the States.

Senator Clark is a member of the Foreign Relations Committee. He stood resolutely for the annexation of these Islands from the beginning, and he has cheerfully pushed the interests of the country on every occasion. Shortly after his arrival yesterday, the Senator called at the Executive Building and paid his respects to President Dole and the Cabinet officers. It is Senator Clark's intention to make a close observation of things in Hawaii during his visit here.

Senator Clark is a young man and is held in the highest esteem in Wyoming, where he has resided for many years. He is an administration Republican and is one of the hardest workers in the committee rooms in Congress. His colleague, Senator Francis E. Warren, has also earned a reputation as one of Uncle Sam's leading statesmen.

The Congressional Record has this official biography of Senator Clark:

Clarence D. Clark, of Evanston, Wyoming, was born at Sandy Creek, Oswego county, New York, April 16, 1851; was educated in the common schools, and at the Iowa State University; admitted to the bar in 1874 and taught school and practiced law in Delaware county, Iowa, until 1881; in that year removed to Evanston, Wyoming, where he has since resided; was prosecuting attorney for Uinta county four years; was appointed associate justice of the Territory of Wyoming in 1890, but declined the office; upon the admission of Wyoming as a State was elected to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses; was defeated for re-election to the Fifty-third Congress by a fusion of Democrats and Populists; was elected January 23, 1895, to the United States Senate for the term ending March 3, 1899, to fill the vacancy caused by the failure of the Legislature to elect in 1892-93; was re-elected for a full term of six years at the recent session of the Wyoming Legislature.

~Source: Hawaiian Gazette, Territory of Hawaii
March 31, 1899

1880 U.S. census, Iowa, Delaware co., Manchester:
C.D. Clark, head, age 29, lawyer, b. NY
Alice Clark, wife, age 26, keeping house, b. Canada
George Clark, son, age 4, at home, b. Iowa

The photo of Sen. Clark accompanied the news article.


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