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Clarence Don Clark

  • Birth 16 Apr 1851 Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA
  • Death 11 Nov 1930 Evanston, Uinta County, Wyoming, USA
  • Burial Evanston, Uinta County, Wyoming, USA
  • Plot 5-0A-025-05 Masonic
  • Memorial ID 8799523

U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator. Educated at the University of Iowa, he taught school, studied law, admitted to the bar in 1874 and practiced law in Manchester, Iowa. Moving to Evanston, Wyoming, in 1881, he continued the practice of law, was prosecuting attorney of Uinta County, (1882-84) and a delegate to the Wyoming State constitutional convention in 1889. Upon the admission of Wyoming as a State into the Union, he was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress and to the Fifty-second Congress, serving (1890-93). In 1895, he elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, serving until 1917. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he was appointed a chairman of the International Joint Commission created to adjust disputes between the United States and Canada, serving (1919-29). He then returned to Wyoming, where he lived until his death at age 79.

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  • Originally Created by: Tim Crutchfield
  • Added: 19 May 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8799523
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Clarence Don Clark (16 Apr 1851–11 Nov 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8799523, citing Evanston City Cemetery, Evanston, Uinta County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .