CLARK, Daniel

1766c–1813

Biography

CLARK, Daniel, a Delegate from the Territory of Orleans; born in Sligo, Ireland, about 1766; educated at Eton and other colleges in England; immigrated to the United States in 1786 and settled in New Orleans, La.; engaged in land speculation and banking; appointed a member of the first legislative council for the Territory of Orleans, but declined; elected to the Ninth and Tenth Congresses and served from December 1, 1806, to March 3, 1809; was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1808; died in New Orleans, La., August 16, 1813; interred in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.

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

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External Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: In the Winthrop Sargent Papers, 1776-1865, 1.75 cubic feet. Other authors include Daniel Clark.

Yale University
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

New Haven, CT
Papers: 1803, 3 pages. A letter from Daniel Clark, United States consul at New Orleans, to Edward Burd dated June 8, 1803. In the letter, Daniel Clark is greatly concerned that the French may take possession of Louisiana.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Clark, Daniel. Proofs of the corruption of Gen. James Wilkinson. Wm Hall, jun. & Geo. W. Pierie, printers, no. 51 Market-street, Philadelphia, 1809. Reprint, [New York]: Arno Press, [1971].

Wohl, Michael S. "A Man in the Shadow: The Life of Daniel Clark." Ph.D. diss., Tulane University, 1984.

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