John Arthur Clark
|John Arthur Clark
CMG, DSO, QC
|Member of Parliament
December 1921 – October 1925
|Preceded by||Sanford Johnston Crowe|
|Succeeded by||riding dissolved|
|Member of Parliament
October 1925 – May 1930
|Preceded by||riding created|
|Succeeded by||Wilfred Hanbury|
|23rd President of the Canadian Bar Association|
|Preceded by||E. Gordon Gowling, K.C.|
|Succeeded by||André Taschereau, c.r.|
|Born||John Arthur Clark
8 June 1886
|Died||18 January 1976(aged 89)|
|Spouse(s)||Jean A. McGillivray
m. 24 June 1914
|Profession||Barrister and solicitor|
|Years of service||1914–19|
|Unit||The Seaforth Highlanders of Canada|
|Commands||7th Canadian Brigade (1918–19)
72nd Seaforth Highlanders (1915–18)
First World War
|Awards||Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Distinguished Service Order & Two Bars
Mentioned in Despatches (5)
Brigadier General John Arthur Clark, CMG, DSO & Two Bars, QC (8 June 1886 – 18 January 1976) was a Conservative member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Dundas, Ontario and became a barrister and solicitor.
Clark attended secondary school in Vancouver, then studied at the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School, earning Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees. During his career, he was part of the law firm Wilson and Clark. He served as a soldier during World War I, from 1914 to 1918 as commander of the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders and from 1918 to the war's end with the 7th Canadian Brigade (3rd Canadian Division). His awards include the Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) and the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) with two Bars.
He was first elected to Parliament at the Burrard riding in the 1921 general election. With riding boundary changes, Clark became a candidate for Vancouver—Burrard and won election there in 1925 and 1926. After completing his third House of Commons term, the 16th Canadian Parliament, Clark left federal politics and did not seek re-election in the 1930 election.
- Normandin, A.L. (1929). Canadian Parliamentary Guide. Ottawa: Mortimer Company.
- Canadian Bar Association: Past CBA Presidents