Marian Williams CLARKE, Congress, NY (1880-1953)


CLARKE, Marian Williams, (wife of John Davenport Clarke), a Representative from New York; born at Standing Stone, Bradford County, Pa., July 29, 1880; moved with her parents to Cheyenne, Wyo., in 1881; attended the public schools and spent one year in the art school of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln; was graduated from Colorado College at Colorado Springs in 1902; resided in seven different States from 1881 to 1918; moved to Delaware County, N.Y., in 1918 and settled on a farm near Fraser; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, John Davenport Clarke, and served from December 28, 1933, to January 3, 1935; was a candidate for renomination in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress, but withdrew her name before the primary election; returned to her farm, âArbor Hill,â near Delhi, N.Y., where she resided until 1950; died in Cooperstown, N.Y., April 8, 1953; interment in Locust Hill Cemetery, Hobart, N.Y.


âMarian Williams Clarkeâ in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2006.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present