Frank Gay Clarke

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Frank Gay Clarke
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1897 – January 9, 1901
Preceded by Henry Moore Baker
Succeeded by Frank Dunklee Currier
Member of the New Hampshire Senate
Speaker of the
New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
1891–1893
Preceded by Hiram D. Upton
Succeeded by Robert N. Chamberlain
Member of the
New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
1885–1885
Personal details
Born (1850-09-10)September 10, 1850
Wilton, Hillsborough County
New Hampshire, USA
Died January 9, 1901(1901-01-09) (aged 50)
Peterborough, Hillsborough County
New Hampshire, USA
Resting place Pine Hill Cemetery
Peterborough, Hillsborough County
New Hampshire, USA
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Frances A. Brooks Clarke
Children Mabel Frances Clarke
Parents Moses Clarke
Julia Gay Clarke
Alma mater Dartmouth College
Profession Lawyer
Politician
Military service
Years of service 1885 - 1887
Rank Colonel
Unit staff of Governor Hale

Frank Gay Clarke (September 10, 1850 – January 9, 1901) was an American politician, lawyer, and a United States Representative from New Hampshire.

Early life[edit]

Born in Wilton, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, Clarke attended Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, New Hampshire and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire in 1873.[1] He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1876. He began his practice in Peterboro.

Career[edit]

Clarke served as member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1885. He was appointed Colonel on the military staff of Governor Hale, and served in that capacity from 1885 to 1887. He was elected and served in the New Hampshire Senate in 1889; was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1891, and was chosen Speaker of that body.[2]

Elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses, Clarke served as United States Representative for the second district of New Hampshire from March 4, 1897, until his death.[3]

Death[edit]

Clarke died of an anuerism in Peterborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, on January 9, 1901[4] (age 50 years, 121 days). He is interred at Pine Hill Cemetery, Peterborough, New Hampshire.

Family life[edit]

Son of Moses and Julia Gay, Clarke married Frances A. Brooks on May 13, 1875 and they had one daughter, Mabel Frances.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dartmouth College. Catalogue. Dartmouth College., 1898. p. 60. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Herringshaw, Thomas William. Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century: Accurate and Succinct Biographies of Famous Men and Women in All Walks of Life who are Or Have Been the Acknowledged Leaders of Life and Thought of the United States Since Its Formation. American Publishers' Association, 1904 - Biography. p. 222. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Neale, Walter. Autobiographies and portraits of the President, cabinet, Supreme court, and Fifty-fifth Congress, Volume 1. The Neale company, 1899 - Political Science. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  4. ^ United States. Congress. Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Frank G. Clarke (late a Representative from New Hampshire): Delivered in the House of Representatives and the Senate. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1901 - Legislators. p. 5. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Dartmouth College. Necrology. Dartmouth College 1899. p. 84. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 

External links[edit]


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry Moore Baker
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1897 – January 9, 1901
Succeeded by
Frank Dunklee Currier
Political offices
Preceded by
Hiram D. Upton
Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
1891–1893
Succeeded by
Robert N. Chamberlain

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.