Beverly L. Clarke

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Beverly L. Clarke

Beverly Leonidas Clarke (February 11, 1809 – March 17, 1860) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Born in Winterfield, Virginia, Clarke attended the common schools. He moved to Kentucky in 1823. He studied law in Franklin, Kentucky, and graduated from the Lexington Law School in 1831. He was admitted to the bar in 1833 and commenced practice in Franklin, Kentucky. He served as member of the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1841 and 1842.

Clarke was elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849). He served as delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1849. He was an unsuccessful Democratic nominee for Governor in 1855. He was appointed by President Buchanan as Minister to Guatemala, and was also accredited to Honduras, and served from January 7, 1858, until his death in Guatemala, March 17, 1860. He was interred in the State Cemetery, Frankfort, Kentucky.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John H. McHenry
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
Succeeded by
James Leeper Johnson
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
John L. Marling
United States Minister to Guatemala
July 13, 1858 – March 17, 1860
Succeeded by
Elisha Oscar Crosby
Preceded by
Solon Borland
United States Minister to Honduras
August 10, 1858 – March 17, 1860
Succeeded by
James R. Partridge

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