Archibald S. Clarke
Born on a plantation in Prince George's County, Maryland, Clarke attended grammar and high schools. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced in Niagara County, New York. He served as surrogate of Niagara County in 1808 and 1809. He was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1809 to 1811, and served in the New York State Senate 1813–1816. He also served as Niagara County clerk in 1815 and 1816.
Clarke was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fourteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Peter B. Porter and served from December 2, 1816, to March 3, 1817. He died in Clarence, New York, December 4, 1821.
Archibald S. Clarke was the brother of Staley N. Clarke, who also served in Congress.
- United States Congress. "Archibald S. Clarke (id: C000456)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Archibald S. Clarke at Find a Grave
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