Benjamin S. W. Clark
Benjamin S. W. Clark
|New York State Prison Inspector|
March 2, 1876 – December 31, 1876
|Appointed by||Samuel J. Tilden|
|Preceded by||Moss K. Platt|
|Succeeded by||Robert H. Anderson|
|Warden of Sing Sing|
|Preceded by||Charles Davis|
|Succeeded by||Charles Davis|
|1st New York State Superintendent of Public Works|
January 30, 1878 – January 15, 1880
|Appointed by||Lucius Robinson|
|Succeeded by||Silas Belden Dutcher|
|Born||May 27, 1829|
Franklin County, New York
|Died||October 19, 1912 (aged 83)|
Malone, New York
Adaline W. Meigs (m. 1851–1912)
|Parents||Samuel Smith Clark (1801–1870)|
Jane Ann Wead (1806–1872)
He was born in Franklin County, New York to Samuel Smith Clark (1801–1870) and Jane Ann (Wead) Clark (1806–1872) on May 27, 1829. Samuel Smith Clark was Franklin County Clerk from 1832 to 1834. Samuel's father was Benjamin Clark who was First Judge of the Franklin County Court from 1825 to 1829. In 1851, Benjamin S. W. Clark married Adaline W. Meigs.
He was the first New York State Superintendent of Public Works under the State constitutional amendment of 1876, appointed after a year-long struggle between Governor Lucius Robinson and a hostile New York State Senate which had rejected the appointment of Robinson's first three nominees, George B. McClellan, Charles S. Fairchild and Daniel Magone.
- "Warden of Sing Sing". The New York Times. February 9, 1878. Retrieved 2011-04-18.
... in the place of Benjamin S. W. Clark, appointed Superintendent of Public Works ... to Superintendent Pilsbury as the proper person to succeed Mr. Clark. ...
- "State Legislative Work. "Dan" Magone Rejected. His Nomination To Be Superintendent Of Public Works Voted Down. Benjamin S.W. Clark Nominated For The Place Immediately After Magone's Rejection". The New York Times. January 24, 1878. Retrieved 2011-05-03.
- "Clark's Nomination Confirmed". The New York Times. January 31, 1878. Retrieved 2011-05-03.
The nomination of Benjamin S.W. Clark, as Superintendent of Public Works, was confirmed in Executive Session of the Senate today by a unanimous vote. ...
- "Run on a North Tonawanda Bank". The New York Times. January 16, 1900. Retrieved 2011-04-18.
Bank Examiner Clark visited the State Bank last week and found ...
Christopher A. Walrath
Darius A. Ogden
as Canal Commissioners
| Superintendent of Public Works
Silas Belden Dutcher