William Clark (congressman)

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William Clark
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1833 – March 4, 1837
Preceded by Adam King
Succeeded by Luther Reily
4th Treasurer of the United States
In office
June 4, 1828 – November 1829
President John Quincy Adams
Andrew Jackson
Preceded by Thomas Tudor Tucker
Succeeded by John Campbell
Personal details
Born (1774-02-18)February 18, 1774
Dauphin, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died March 28, 1851(1851-03-28) (aged 77)
Resting place English Presbyterian Cemetery
Political party Anti-Masonic

William Clark (February 18, 1774 – March 28, 1851)[1] was a farmer, jurist, and politician from Dauphin, Pennsylvania.[2]

He served as secretary of the Pennsylvania land office from 1818 to 1821, and State treasurer from 1821 to 1827. He was Treasurer of the United States from June 4, 1828[1] to November 1829.[2]

Clark was elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses.[2] He was a member of the State constitutional revision commission in 1837. After Congress, he engaged in agricultural pursuits and died near Dauphin in 1851. He was interred in English Presbyterian Cemetery.

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  1. ^ a b Kelker, Luther Reily. History of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. New York: Lewis Publishing Company, 1907. 504.
  2. ^ a b c Herringshaw, Thomas William, ed. Herringshaw's National Library of American Biography. Chicago: American Publisher's Association, 1909. 633.
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Adam King
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district

Succeeded by
Luther Reily
Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Tudor Tucker
Treasurer of the United States
Succeeded by
John Campbell