John C. Clark

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John C. Clark
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st district
In office
1827 - 1829, 1837 - 1843
Preceded by Elias Whitmore, William Mason
Succeeded by Robert Monell, Jeremiah E. Cary
Personal details
Born January 14, 1793
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Died October 25, 1852
Elmira, New York
Political party Jacksonian
Democrat
Whig

John Chamberlain Clark (January 14, 1793 – October 25, 1852) was a United States Representative from New York.

Clark was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on January 14, 1793. He pursued preparatory studies and graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts in 1811. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Hamilton, New York; moved to Bainbridge, New York, about 1818; district attorney 1823 - 1827; elected as a Jacksonian to the 20th United States Congress (March 4, 1827 - March 3, 1829); elected as a Democrat to the 25th United States Congress (March 4, 1837 - March 3, 1839), but changed his politics on the appearance of President Martin Van Buren’s message in 1837 favoring an independent Treasury; reelected as a Whig to the 26th and 27th Congresses (March 4, 1839 - March 3, 1843); served as First Auditor of the Treasury, August 2, 1849 - October 31, 1849; moved to Chemung County, New York and engaged in the lumber business; died in Elmira, New York on October 25, 1852; interment in St. Peter’s Churchyard, Bainbridge, New York.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Elias Whitmore
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st congressional district

1827 - 1829
Succeeded by
Robert Monell
Preceded by
William Mason
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st congressional district

1837 - 1843
Succeeded by
Jeremiah E. Cary