CLARK, Christopher Henderson

1767–1828

Biography

CLARK, Christopher Henderson, (brother of James Clark and uncle of John Bullock Clark), a Representative from Virginia; born in Albemarle County, Va., in 1767; attended Washington College (now Washington and Lee University), Lexington, Va.; studied law in the office of Patrick Henry; was admitted to the bar in 1788 and commenced practice in New London (now Bedford Springs), Va.; member of the State house of delegates in 1790; elected as a Republican to the Eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Trigg; reelected to the Ninth Congress and served from November 5, 1804, to July 1, 1806, when he resigned; resumed the practice of law; died near New London, Va., November 21, 1828; interment in a private cemetery at Old Lawyers Station, near Lynchburg, Va.

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External Research Collections

Duke University Library

Durham, NC
Papers: In the Clark Family Papers, 1764-1890, 177 items. Persons represented include Christopher H. Clark.
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