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Charles Nelson CLARK

(1827-1902)

CLARK, Charles Nelson, a Representative from Missouri; born in Cortland County, N.Y., on August 21, 1827; attended Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y.; moved to Illinois in 1859; when the Civil War broke out he assisted in raising a company of cavalry, which was made Company G, Third Illinois Cavalry, August 6, 1861, and went directly into service; became disabled and left the Army in 1863; settled in Hannibal, Marion County, Mo., in April 1865; became interested in the Mississippi River bottom lands in Illinois and undertook their reclamation; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Hannibal, Mo., October 4, 1902; interment in Wauseon Cemetery, Wauseon, Fulton County, Ohio.

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

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