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date: 15 October 2019

Clark, William Thomaslocked

(29 June 1831–12 October 1905)
  • Carl H. Moneyhon

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Clark, William Thomas (29 June 1831–12 October 1905), soldier and politician, was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, the son of Levi Clark and Fanny (maiden name unknown). Little is known of his family except that they were poor, and he was forced to leave the common schools of Norwalk at the age of thirteen. Afterward he did odd jobs, taught school, and studied law. In 1854 he moved to New York City, where he was admitted to the bar in 1855. In 1856 he married Laura Clark (no relation) from Hartford, Connecticut....

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