Samuel CLARK, Congress, NY (1800-1870)


CLARK, Samuel, a Representative from New York and a Representative from Michigan; born in Clarksville, Cayuga County, N.Y., in January 1800; attended Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y.; studied law in Auburn, N.Y.; was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Waterloo, N.Y., in 1826; elected as a Jacksonian from New York to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1835); moved to Kalamazoo, Mich., in 1842 and resumed the practice of law; member of the State constitutional convention in 1850; elected as a Democrat from Michigan to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; assisted in locating and inaugurating a land office at Buchanan, situated at the head of Lake Superior; discontinued the practice of his profession and retired from political activities; became greatly interested in agricultural pursuits; died in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Mich., on October 2, 1870; interment in Mountain Home Cemetery.

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