Marian W. Clarke

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Marian Williams Clarke
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 34th district
In office
December 28, 1933 – January 3, 1935
Preceded by John D. Clarke
Succeeded by Bert Lord
Personal details
Born (1880-07-29)July 29, 1880
Standing Stone, Pennsylvania
Died April 8, 1953(1953-04-08) (aged 72)
Cooperstown, New York
Political party Republican Party
Spouse(s) John Davenport Clarke
Alma mater University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Colorado College

Marian Williams Clarke (July 29, 1880 – April 8, 1953) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. She was the second woman elected to Congress from New York, after Ruth Baker Pratt.

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Clarke was born in Standing Stone, Pennsylvania. She attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln art school for a year, before she graduated from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1902.[1] She was elected to Congress in 1933 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband John Davenport Clarke who had died in a car crash on November 5, 1933. She served from December 28, 1933 until January 3, 1935, withdrawing her nomination for reelection prior to the primary of 1934.[2] She died in Cooperstown, New York. She is interred at the Locust Hill Cemetery in Hobart, NY.[3]

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John D. Clarke
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 34th congressional district

1933–1935
Succeeded by
Bert Lord