CLARKE, John Davenport

CLARKE, John Davenport
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


CLARKE, John Davenport, (husband of Marian Williams Clarke), a Representative from New York; born in Hobart, Delaware County, N.Y., January 15, 1873; attended the common schools and was graduated from Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., in 1898; took postgraduate courses in economics and history in Colorado College at Colorado Springs; studied law in the New York Law School, and was graduated from the Brooklyn Law School in 1911; was admitted to the bar in 1912 and commenced practice in New York City; engaged in work with the mining department of the Carnegie Steel Co.; assistant to the secretary of mines of the United States Steel Corporation 1901-1907; secretary and treasurer of other mining interests; moved to Delaware County in 1915 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh and Sixty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1925); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress; resumed agricultural pursuits; elected to the Seventieth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1927, until his death, the result of an automobile collision near Delhi, N.Y., November 5, 1933; interment in Locust Hill Cemetery, Hobart, N.Y.

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

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External Research Collections

New York State Historical Association

Cooperstown, NY
Papers: 1921-1933, approximately 2,000 items Includes correspondence reflecting opinions on political and social issues, photographs albums, and news clippings. Also includes papers of Marian Clarke, his wife, who completed his term in Congress.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

United States. 73d Congress, 2d session, 1934. House. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of John D. Clarke: late a Representative from New York / Seventy-third Congress, second session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1934.

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