About D. Worth Clark, U.S. Senator
David Worth Clark aka D. Worth Clark (April 2, 1902 – June 19, 1955) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate representing Idaho.
According to the Idaho State Historical Society, Clark attended public schools in Idaho Falls. In 1922 he graduated from the University of Notre Dame. He then received a law degree from Harvard University and was admitted to the bar in 1925. Clark commenced practice in Pocatello, Idaho and became assistant attorney general of Idaho, serving from 1933 to 1935.
Clark was a member of a prominent Idaho political family. His uncles Barzilla W. Clark and Chase A. Clark both served as governor of Idaho. His cousin Bethine, Chase Clark's daughter, married future U.S. Senator Frank Church in 1947.
D. Worth Clark was elected to the United States House of Representatives from the Second Congressional District of Idaho in 1934. The seat had been vacant for several months, since the death of Thomas C. Coffin in June of that year. Clark was reelected in 1936.
In 1938 Clark ran for the United States Senate, defeating the incumbent, James P. Pope, in the Democratic primary and Republican Donald A. Callahan in the general election.
In 1944 Clark was defeated for renomination in the Democratic primary by Glen H. Taylor. Clark ran for the Senate again in 1950, defeating Taylor in the Democratic primary but losing to Republican Herman Welker in the general election.
After losing to Welker, Clark resumed the practice of law in Boise, Idaho, and Washington, D.C.. In 1954 he moved to Los Angeles, California. He held financial interests in radio stations in Van Nuys, California, San Francisco, California, and Honolulu, and a bank in Las Vegas, Nevada. He died June 19, 1955, and was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California.