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James Paul Clarke

  • Birth 18 Aug 1854 Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Mississippi, USA
  • Death 1 Oct 1916 Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
  • Burial Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 2317

Arkansas Governor, U.S. Senator. He graduated with a degree in law from the University of Virginia, in 1878 and started a law practice in Helena, Arkansas, in 1879. He was a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, (1886-88), served in the Arkansas State Senate, (1888-92) and was Attorney General of Arkansas, (1892-94). In 1894, he was elected as a Democrat the 18th Governor of Arkansas, serving until 1897. While in office, he advocated four-year terms for state and county offices and crusaded to prevent prizefighting in Arkansas. Not seeking reelection, he was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate in 1903, serving his death from an illness at age 62.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2317
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Paul Clarke (18 Aug 1854–1 Oct 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2317, citing Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery Park, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .