CLARK, Horace Francis, (1815 - 1873)


Carte-de-visite, ca. 1858, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

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.