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Ambrose Williams CLARK

(1810-1887)

CLARK, Ambrose Williams, a Representative from New York; born near Cooperstown, N.Y., on February 19, 1810; attended the public schools; publisher of the Otsego Journal 1831-1836, of the Northern Journal in Lewis County 1836-1844, and of the Northern New York Journal at Watertown 1844-1860; surrogate for five years; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1865); appointed consul at Valparaiso by President Lincoln and served from 1865 to 1869; acted as Chargé d’Affaires in Chile in the absence of the Minister in 1869; died in Watertown, N.Y., October 13, 1887; interment in Brookside Cemetery.

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

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