Hon. Henry Alden Clark

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Hon. Henry Alden Clark

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Birthplace: Harborcreek, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: February 15, 1944 (94)
Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA
Place of Burial: Erie Cemetery, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA
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Husband of Sophy Gertrude Clark

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About Hon. Henry Alden Clark

Henry Alden Clark (January 7, 1850 – February 15, 1944) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Career

After admission to the bar in 1878, Clark was associated with the Edison electric light interests in New York. He moved to Erie, Pennsylvania, in 1882, continuing with the Edison corporation until 1887. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar, and served as a member of the Common Council of Erie in 1888.

He bought and edited the Erie Gazette from 1890 to 1892. He served as Chairman of the Republican city and county committees in 1890, and as City Solicitor of Erie from 1896 until 1899. He served in the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1911 through 1915.

Clark was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1918. He resumed the practice of his profession, and served as judge of the Orphans’ Court for Erie County from 1921 to 1931. He died in Erie and is interred in Erie Cemetery.[1]

Personal life

Clark was born in Harborcreek Township, Pennsylvania. He attended the Erie Academy in 1864, the State Normal School to Edinboro, Pennsylvania, in 1865 and 1866, and Willoughby Collegiate Institute in Willoughby, Ohio, in 1866 and 1867. Clark taught school, and graduated from the Erie Central High School in 1870, from Harvard University in 1874, and from Harvard Law School in 1877. He was admitted to the bar in Fall River, Massachusetts, in March 1878.

Clark was President of the Erie Historical Society and the University Club of Erie. He married the daughter of former General and Senator David B. McCreary, his first law partner in Erie, Pa.[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Alden_Clark


U.S. Congressman. Educated at Willoughby Collegiate Institute Ohio, he taught school, graduated from Harvard University in 1874, from Harvard Law School in 1877 and was admitted to the bar in 1878. He was associated with the Edison electric light interests in New York, moved to Erie, Pennsylvania, in 1882, was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1884 and practiced law. He was a member of the common council of Erie in 1888 and owner-editor the Erie Gazette, (1890-92). In addition, he was Erie City Solicitor, (1896-99) and served in the Pennsylvania State Senate, (1911, 13, 15). In 1917, he was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth Congress, serving until 1919. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he resumed the practice of law and was judge of the orphans’ court for Erie County, (1921-31).* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Oct 5 2019, 20:41:12 UTC

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Hon. Henry Alden Clark's Timeline

1850
January 7, 1850
Harborcreek, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA
1944
February 15, 1944
Age 94
Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA
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Erie Cemetery, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA