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Clark, Henry Ogden 1944-2004


Posted By: Debbie Nash (email)
Date: 12/31/2004 at 20:03:52

Henry Ogden Clark
December 27, 2004

Henry Ogden Clark, 59, of Fairfield died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, in Mercy Medical Center in Iowa City.

A memorial service was held Sunday.

Memorials to the Henry Clark Family Fund can be left at First National Bank or mailed to the family at PO Box 1231, Fairfield 52556.

Mr. Clark was born Dec. 29, 1944, in Berwyn, Ill., the son of Charles and Agnes Ogden Clark. He married Fran Louise Hodges Aug. 15, 1991, in Barhydt Chapel on the Maharishi University of Management campus.

He was reared in Traverse City, Mich., where he attended St. Francis grade and high schools and graduated in 1962 from Traverse City Senior High School. He was an active member of St. Francis marching band and varsity ski team. He studied mathematics and visual arts at Reed College in Oregon and the University of Indiana. After advanced study in analysis of structures, he graduated from University of Michigan at Ann Arbor with a bachelor of architecture degree in 1969.

He was a licensed architect in Georgia and Iowa and a certified Class A energy auditor in Iowa. He was a pioneer in the field of energy self-sufficiency, and co-authored the book "Energy Conservation for Buildings."

Mr. Clark was chief architect of the Maharishi Patanjali and Bagambhrini domes on the M.U.M. campus, as well as chief architect and co-director for the Vedic Scholar Expansion Campus in Maharishi Vedic City. He served as city planner for Maharishi Vedic City.

In addition, he was chief architect for other projects constructed according to principles of Maharishi Vedic Architecture, including the Maharishi School Lower School building on the M.U.M. campus; and Capital of the Global Country of World Peace, Constitution Hall and Maharishi Vedic City Hall, all in Maharishi Vedic City.

His commercial buildings include Copperfield Chimney headquarters building and the Golden Gate Building, now headquarters of Primus Telecommunications, both in Fairfield.

Mr. Clark dedicated much of his adult life to practice and advocacy of Transcendental Meditation. He became a teacher of TM in 1972 at Fiuggi, Spain.

He also served as a candidate for the Natural Law Party in two elections.

Survivors include his wife; and one daughter, Colette, of Fairfield

He was preceded in death by his identical twin, Lyman Clark.

Courtesy of the Fairfield Daily Ledger Inc. 2004


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