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John Daniel CLARDY

(1828-1918)

CLARDY, John Daniel, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Smith County, Tenn., August 30, 1828; moved with his parents to Christian County, Ky., in 1831; attended the county schools, and was graduated from Georgetown (Ky.) College in 1848; taught school one year; studied medicine at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, for one year, and was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1851; practiced his profession for a number of years, and then abandoned it to devote his time to scientific agriculture and stock raising; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1890; appointed as one of the State commissioners to the Columbian Exposition at Chicago in 1893; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1899); was not a candidate for renomination in 1898; retired from public life; died at his home, “Oakland,” near Hopkinsville, Christian County, Ky., on August 20, 1918; interment in Clardy’s County Cemetery, Bells, Christian County, Ky.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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