CLARK, John Bullock, (1802 - 1885)


CLARK, John Bullock, (father of John Bullock Clark, Jr., and nephew of Christopher Henderson Clark and James Clark), a Representative from Missouri; born in Madison County, Ky., April 17, 1802; attended the country schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1824 and practiced in Fayette, Mo.; clerk of the Howard County courts 1824-1834; colonel of Missouri Mounted Volunteers in the Black Hawk War in 1832; major general of militia in 1848; member of the State house of representatives 1850 and 1851; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James S. Green; reelected to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses and served from December 7, 1857, until July 13, 1861, when he was expelled for having taken up arms against the union; a Senator from Missouri in the First Confederate Congress and a Representative in the Second Confederate Congress; brigadier general of Missouri Confederate State troops; practiced law until his death in Fayette, Howard County, Mo., October 29, 1885; interment in Fayette Cemetery.