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Clark, John

Senate 1887-90 (District 8)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Cottonwood, Watonwan

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1825 (uncertain)
Birth Place: Unity, New Hampshire
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: ??/??/1904
Gender: Male
Religion:
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Windom
Occupation (when first elected): Real Estate

EDUCATION

Academic Education; At Least Elementary School; Partial
Common Schools; At Least Elementary School;

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

County Board/Commissioner: Cottonwood County, Minnesota (Board of County Commissioners, Chair, 4 years); 18?? to 18??
Municipal Board/Commission: Windom, Minnesota (Village Board, President, 4 years); 18?? to 18??
State Legislator (Not Minnesota): Massachusetts Legislature; 1864 to 18?? [Elected]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Married
Children:
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

Toensing lists his birth year as 1826. Minnesota Biographies, 1855-1912, and the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1889 list 1825.

He moved to Massachusetts in 1845. He came to Minnesota in 1878 and settled at Windom.

Total Days Served: 1463

SESSIONS SERVED

26th Legislative Session (1889-1890) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 08
Elected: 11/2/1886
Residence: Windom
Term of Office: 1/4/1887 to 1/5/1891
Counties Represented: Cottonwood, Watonwan
Occupation: Real Estate Dealer/Former Commercial Business, Massachusetts
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Geology and Natural History Survey
  • Railroads
  • Soldiers Home
  • Taxes and Tax Laws (Chair)
  • Tree Culture

25th Legislative Session (1887-1888)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 08
Elected: 11/2/1886
Residence: Windom
Term of Office: 1/4/1887 to 1/5/1891
Counties Represented: Cottonwood, Watonwan
Occupation: Real Estate
Party: Republican
Committees:
  • Geological and Natural History and Survey
  • Railroads
  • State Reform School (Chair)
  • Tree Culture and Fuel
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