Lionel Herbert Clarke
|Lionel Herbert Clarke|
Lionel Herbert Clarke (portrait by Edmund Wyly Grier.
|12th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario|
November 20, 1919 – August 29, 1921
|Governor General||The Duke of Devonshire
The Lord Byng of Vimy
|Premier||Ernest Charles Drury|
|Preceded by||John Strathearn Hendrie|
|Succeeded by||Henry Cockshutt|
July 20, 1859|
|Died||August 29, 1921
|Spouse(s)||Anne Small (m. 1891)|
|Alma mater||Trinity College School
University of Edinburgh
Lionel Herbert Clarke (July 20, 1859 – August 29, 1921) was a Guelph born businessman and the 12th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Canada. In 1911 he was appointed the first chairman of the Toronto Harbour Commission
In 1895 his L. H. Clarke and Company formed a malt dealership with "barley king” Wilmot Deloui Matthews, then five years later they established the Canada Malting Company Limited of which Clarke was president.
Clarke was appointed lieutenant governor November 20, 1919. Diagnosed with stomach cancer, Clarke died at Government House, Toronto. After a state funeral, he was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online http://www.biographi.ca/EN/009004-119.01-e.php?id_nbr=8078
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