John Hopkins Clarke

John Hopkins Clarke

Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Death 23 Nov 1870 (aged 81)
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Memorial ID 6947435 · View Source
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US Senator. Born to Dr. John Clarke and his first wife Amy Hopkins. He moved to Rhode Island where he studied under a private tutor and graduated from Brown University in 1809. In 1812 he was admitted to the Rhode Island bar and opened a practice in Providence. He became the clerk for the Providence County Supreme Count in 1813. He was also owned a distillery in Cranston. In 1824 he changed to the manufacturing of cotton in several areas within Rhode Island. He became a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 1836 and served until 1842. He served again in 1845 till 1847 when he was elected to the US Senate as a Whig, serving alongside Albert Collins Greene. Upon completion of his term he returned to Rhode Island and resumed his previous manufacturing pursuits. He died at the age of 81.

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