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Edward Donaldson Clark
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Birth: 1845
Death: Mar. 22, 1885
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Between 1868 to 1873, Edward Donaldson Clark served as Lucuis Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar's junior law partner in Oxford, Mississippi. In 1871, Clark married Miss Carey Freeman of Holly Springs, Mississippi. Although the law partnership of Lamar & Clark dissolved when Clark moved to Vicksburg, the two remained close friends. Edward Clark continued working with Lamar, and other Southern Democrats to bring an end to the Republican-controlled Reconstruction which had placed many former African American slaves in public office. After Grover Cleveland's 1884 election as President of the United States on the Democratic ticket, he invited Mississippian L.Q.C. Lamar to join his Cabinet as Secretary of the Interior. Governor Robert Lowry then appointed Edward Cary Walthall to fill Lamar's unexpired U.S. Senate term, and Lamar chose Edward Clark as his First Assistant. However, Edward Donaldson Clark died in Washington of pneumonia the day after his Senate confirmation. His widow and young daughter then returned home to Holly Springs.

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  Cary Walthall Freeman Clark (1850 - 1922)
  Kate Freeman Clark (1875 - 1957)*
*Calculated relationship
Hill Crest Cemetery
Holly Springs
Marshall County
Mississippi, USA
Created by: Robert Patterson
Record added: Sep 12, 2011
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Edward Donaldson Clark
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Edward Donaldson Clark
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Edward Donaldson Clark
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Husband of my 2nd cousin 3x removed
- amtsunshine
 Added: Sep. 29, 2011
Rest in peace...
- Robert Patterson
 Added: Sep. 12, 2011

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