CLARK, Horace Francis

CLARK, Horace Francis
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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CLARK, Horace Francis, a Representative from New York; born in Southbury, Conn., November 29, 1815; was graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1833; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in New York City in 1837, where he was prominent in financial, political, and railroad circles; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress and reelected as an Anti-Lecompton Democrat to the Thirty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1861); became director of the New York & Harlem Railroad, and subsequently was president of the Union Pacific, the Michigan Southern, and many other railroads; active manager of the Western Union Telegraph Co. and president of the Union Trust Co.; died in New York City on June 19, 1873; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Wake Forest University
Department of Special Collections and Archives, Z. Smith Reynolds Library

Winston-Salem, NC
Papers: In the Samuel and Sarah Wait Collection, ca. 1813-1975, 5 boxes. Other authors include H.F. Clark. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Clark, Horace Francis. Speech of Hon. H. F. Clark, of New York, upon the subject of the admission of Kansas as a state under the Lecompton Constitution. [Washington: N.p., 1858].

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