Linwood Clark

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Linwood Leon Clark (March 21, 1876 – November 18, 1965) was a U.S. Congressman who represented the second Congressional district of the state of Maryland from 1929 to 1931.

Clark was born in Aberdeen, Maryland, and attended the public schools as a youth. He graduated from Milton Academy of Milton, Massachusetts, in 1899, from the American University of Harriman in Harriman, Tennessee, in 1902, and from the law department of the University of Maryland in 1904. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Baltimore, Maryland. He also completed a La Salle Extension University course in railway transportation in 1919.

In 1926, Clark was an unsuccessful candidate for election to U.S. Congress, but two years later was successful, serving one term from March 4, 1929, to March 3, 1931. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930, and resumed the practice of law in Baltimore. He served as judge of the circuit court of Maryland, fifth judicial district from 1935 to 1938. He practiced law in Annapolis, Maryland, where he died in 1965. He is interred in Woodlawn Cemetery of Baltimore.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William P. Cole, Jr.
U.S. Congressman from the 2nd district of Maryland
1929–1931
Succeeded by
William P. Cole, Jr.