First elected to the House in 1892, Champ Clark, seen here at leisure, served as Speaker for eight of his 26 years in Congress. As Minority Leader, Clark helped cultivate the successful 1910 revolt against Republican Speaker Joe Cannon’s autocratic control of the House. Clark died while in office and his funeral services were held on the House Floor.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “James Beauchamp (Champ) Clark,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2008/2008-076-002/ (May 14, 2021)
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