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Clark, James, 1779-1839


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    • Clarke, James, 1779-1839
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1779-01-16Wikipedia, viewed Sept. 14, 2017
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1839-08-27Wikipedia, viewed Sept. 14, 2017
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Whig Party (U.S.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Start: 1813-03-04
        • Affiliation End: 1816
        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. House
    • Birth Place

    • Death Place

        (naf) Frankfort (Ky.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Clark County (Ky.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Winchester (Ky.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Kentucky
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  • Sources

    • found: His Circular address of James Clark and Richard A. Buckner, 1828:t.p. (James Clark)
    • found: DAB(Clark, James; repr. to U.S. Cong. from Kentucky; b. 1/16/1779; d. 9/27/1839)
    • found: WwW in Am.(Clark, James, gov. Ky., congressman; b. Jan. 16, 1779; d. Sept. 27, 1839; gov. Ky., 1836-1839)
    • found: Historical sketches of Ky., 1848:p. 285 (James Clarke)
    • found: Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress, viewed online, Oct. 7, 2015(CLARK, James, (brother of Christopher Henderson Clark and uncle of John Bullock Clark), a Representative from Kentucky; born near the Peaks of Otter in Bedford County, Va., Jan. 16, 1779; moved with his parents to Clark County, Ky., in 1794; was educated by private tutors; attended Pisgah Academy, Woodford County, Ky.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Winchester, Ky., in 1797; member of the State house of representatives in 1807 and 1808; appointed judge of the court of appeals in 1810; elected as a Republican to the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Congresses and served from Mar. 4, 1813, until taking a leave of absence from the Congress on Apr. 8, 1816; resigned prior to Aug. 1816; judge of the circuit court 1817-1824; elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry Clay; reelected to the Twentieth Congress; and elected as an Anti-Jacksonian candidate to the Twenty-first Congresses and served from Aug. 1, 1825, to Mar. 3, 1831; chairman, Committee on Territories (Twenty-first Congress); member of the State senate 1831-1835; elected, as a Whig, Governor of Kentucky in 1836, and served until his death in Frankfort, Ky., Sept. 27, 1839; interment in the private burial ground of the old Clark home at Winchester, Clark County, Ky.)
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    • 1983-06-29: new
    • 2017-09-14: revised
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