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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesTerritory of Orleans

Daniel CLARK

(17661813)

CLARK, Daniel, a Delegate from the Territory of Orleans; born in Sligo, Ireland, about 1766; educated at Eton and other colleges in England; immigrated to the United States in 1786 and settled in New Orleans, La.; engaged in land speculation and banking; appointed a member of the first legislative council for the Territory of Orleans, but declined; elected to the Ninth and Tenth Congresses and served from December 1, 1806, to March 3, 1809; was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1808; died in New Orleans, La., August 16, 1813; interred in St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.

Bibliography

Wohl, Michael S. “A Man in the Shadow: The Life of Daniel Clark.” Ph.D. diss., Tulane University, 1984.

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

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