CLARK, Lincoln, (1800 - 1886)


CLARK, Lincoln, a Representative from Iowa; born in Conway, Franklin County, Mass., August 9, 1800; attended the district and private schools; was graduated from Amherst (Mass.) College in 1825; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1831 and commenced practice in Pickensville, Pickens County, Ala.; member of the State house of representatives in 1834, 1835, and 1845; moved to Tuscaloosa in 1836; elected attorney general by the legislature in 1839; appointed by Governor Fitzpatrick circuit judge in 1846; moved to Dubuque, Iowa, in 1848; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); unsuccessful candidate in 1852 and 1854 for reelection to the Thirty-third and Thirty-fourth Congresses; resumed the practice of law in Chicago, Ill.; appointed United States register in bankruptcy in 1866; retired from active business and returned to Conway, Mass., in 1869; died in Conway, Mass., September 16, 1886; interment in Howland Cemetery.