CLARK, John Bullock, Jr., (1831 - 1903)


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CLARK, John Bullock, Jr., (son of John Bullock Clark), a Representative from Missouri; born in Fayette, Howard County, Mo., January 14, 1831; attended Fayette Academy, Fayette, Mo.; attended University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.; spent two years in California for travel and adventure; returned to the East; graduated, Harvard University, 1854; admitted to the bar and practiced in Fayette, Mo., from 1855 until the commencement of the Civil War, when he entered the Confederate Army as a lieutenant; promoted successively to the rank of captain, major, colonel, and brigadier general; resumed the practice of law in Fayette, Mo.; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1873–March 3, 1883); chairman, Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads (Forty-fourth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the 48th Congress in 1882; elected Clerk of the United States House of Representatives for the Forty-eighth Congress and for the two succeeding Congresses (December 4, 1883–December 2, 1889); engaged in the practice of law in Washington, D.C., until his death on September 7, 1903; interment in Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.