Reader W. Clarke
|Reader Wright Clarke|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th district
March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1869
|Preceded by||Chilton A. White|
|Succeeded by||John Armstrong Smith|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Clermont County district
December 7, 1840 – December 4, 1842
Serving with Gideon Dunham
Robert B. Harlan
|Preceded by||T. J. Buchanan|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Ross
John D. White
|Third Auditor of the Treasury|
March 26, 1869 – March 26, 1870
|Preceded by||John Wilson|
|Succeeded by||Allan Rutherford|
May 18, 1812|
|Died||May 23, 1872
|Resting place||Union Cemetey, Batavia|
Born in Bethel, Ohio, Clarke learned the art of printing. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1836 and commenced practice in Batavia, Ohio. Published a Whig paper in Shawneetown, Illinois, for a few years. He returned to Batavia, Ohio. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1840–1842. Presidential elector in 1844 for Whigs Clay/Frelinghuysen. He served as clerk of the court of Clermont County 1846–1852.
Clarke was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses (March 4, 1865 – March 3, 1869). Third auditor of the Treasury from March 26, 1869, to March 26, 1870. He was appointed collector of internal revenue in Ohio. He died in Batavia, Ohio, May 23, 1872. He was interred in Union Cemetery.
- Taylor 1899 : 255
- Reader W. Clarke at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Taylor, William Alexander; Taylor, Aubrey Clarence (1899). Ohio statesmen and annals of progress: from the year 1788 to the year 1900 ... 1. State of Ohio. p. 255.
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