Henry Alden Clark

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Henry Alden Clark
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 25th district
In office
March 4, 1917 – March 4, 1919
Preceded by Michael Liebel, Jr.
Succeeded by Milton W. Shreve
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1850-01-07)January 7, 1850
Harborcreek, Pennsylvania
Died February 15, 1944(1944-02-15) (aged 94)
Political party Republican

Henry Alden Clark (January 7, 1850 – February 15, 1944) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


After admission to the bar in 1878, Clark was associated with the Edison electric light interests in New York. He moved to Erie, Pennsylvania, in 1882, continuing with the Edison corporation until 1887. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar, and served as a member of the Common Council of Erie in 1888.

He bought and edited the Erie Gazette from 1890 to 1892. He served as Chairman of the Republican city and county committees in 1890, and as City Solicitor of Erie from 1896 until 1899. He served in the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1911 through 1915.

Clark was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1918. He resumed the practice of his profession, and served as judge of the Orphans’ Court for Erie County from 1921 to 1931. He died in Erie and is interred in Erie Cemetery.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Clark was born in Harborcreek Township, Pennsylvania. He attended the Erie Academy in 1864, the State Normal School to Edinboro, Pennsylvania, in 1865 and 1866, and Willoughby Collegiate Institute in Willoughby, Ohio, in 1866 and 1867. Clark taught school, and graduated from the Erie Central High School in 1870, from Harvard University in 1874, and from Harvard Law School in 1877. He was admitted to the bar in Fall River, Massachusetts, in March 1878.

Clark was President of the Erie Historical Society and the University Club of Erie. He married the daughter of former General and Senator David B. McCreary, his first law partner in Erie, Pa.[2]



  1. ^ "Henry Alden Clark". legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 25 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Henry Alden Clark". legis.state.pa.us. Retrieved 25 September 2015. 
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Michael Liebel, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 25th congressional district

Succeeded by
Milton W. Shreve