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William Andrews Clark, Jr
Birth: Mar. 29, 1877
Death: Jun. 14, 1934
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Philanthropist, Attorney. The son of copper magnate and US Senator William Andrews Clark, he made his own fortune in mining speculation and had a successful legal practice in Los Angeles. A devotee of classical music, he founded the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1919 and financed it himself until his death, though he failed to persuade Sergei Rachmaninoff to conduct, as he had hoped. He donated buildings to his alma mater, the University of Virginia, and the University of Nevada, Reno, and to UCLA he bequeathed the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, with its extensive collection of rare books and manuscripts. Clark's personal life was marred by tragedy. His first wife, Mabel Foster, died giving birth to their only son, who was killed in a 1931 plane crash; his second wife, Alice, also died prematurely. The Clark Family Mausoleum (1920), on an island in a man-made lake, is the most imposing memorial at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
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 Parents:
  William Andrews Clark (1839 - 1925)
 
 Spouse:
  Alice McManus Clark (1883 - 1918)*
 
 Children:
  William Andrews Clark (1902 - 1932)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Walker Clark (1871 - 1933)*
  Infant Clark (1874 - 1874)*
  William Andrews Clark (1877 - 1934)
  Francis Paul Clark (1880 - 1896)*
  Andree' Clark (1902 - 1919)*
  Huguette Marcelle Clark (1906 - 2011)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Mausoleum on island
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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- BigLebo
 Added: Jan. 25, 2014
You sure did have some beautiful mansions
- P. David Eastburn
 Added: Nov. 12, 2013
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