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, Mo., courts 1824-1834; colonel of Missouri Mounted Volunteers in the Black Hawk War in 1832; major general of militia in 1848; member of the Missouri 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 to the succeeding Congress (December 7, 1857-July 13, 1861); expelled from the U.S. House of Representatives on July 13, 1861, for disloyalty to 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, Mo.