Billy J. Clark

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Billy Joe Clark (January 4, 1778 in Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts – September 20, 1866) was an American physician and politician from New York.

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He was the son of Ithamar Clark and Sarah (Simonds) Clark. He grew up in Pownal, Vermont. Later he removed to Moreau, New York, and practiced medicine there. In 1808, he organized the first temperance society of the United States. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Saratoga Co.) in 1820. In 1833, he removed to Glens Falls, and opened a drugstore there with Bethuel Peck. He was a presidential elector in 1848, voting for Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore.

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