About Daniel Clark, U.S. Senator
Daniel Clark (October 24, 1809 – January 2, 1891) was an American politician who served in the New Hampshire legislature and the United States Senate.
Clark was born in Stratham, New Hampshire. He attended common schools, Hampton Academy, Union College, and graduated Dartmouth College in 1834. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1836, practicing in Epping, New Hampshire from 1837–1839 and then moving to Manchester.
He was elected to the state legislature from 1842–1843, 1846, and 1854-1855. He was elected to fill James Bell's seat in the U.S. Senate (Bell died) in 1857 and was re-elected in 1861. His Senate service lasted from June 27, 1857 until to July 27, 1866, when he resigned. During his tenure in the Senate he served as President pro tem in the 38th Congress and on the Claims Committee from the 37th Congress to 39th Congress.
After resigning from the Senate, served as a federal judge to the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire. Clark was nominated by President Andrew Johnson on July 27, 1866, to a seat vacated by Matthew Harvey. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 27, 1866, and received commission the same day. He served from 1866 to his death.
He died on January 2, 1891 in Manchester and was buried in Valley Cemetery.