About William Andrews Clark, Jr.
William Andrews Clark, Jr. (March 29, 1877 Montana – June 14, 1934 Salmon Lake, Montana), son of U.S. senator (D-Montana) and billionaire William Andrews Clark, was the founder of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1919. Clark also had a hand in the construction of the Hollywood Bowl. Clark was an avid collector of rare books, especially fine prints. When he died in 1934, he bequeathed his library of rare books and manuscripts, the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, to the University of California, Los Angeles. He is buried in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
The movie The Soloist features a statue erected in the memory of William Andrews Clark, Jr.
William was married twice. His first wife was Mabel Foster (1880-1 Jan 1903), whom he married on June 19, 1901. They had one son, William Andrews Clark III (Dec 2, 1902 – May 23, 1932 Arizona), who died in a plane crash. Mabel died of blood poisoning shortly after the birth of their son. William's second wife was Alice McManus (1883-1916). William, his son and both wives are buried in the family mausoleum, which William had built.