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David Worth CLARK

(1902-1955)
Senate Years of Service:
1939-1945
Party:
Democrat

CLARK, David Worth, a Representative and a Senator from Idaho; born in Idaho Falls, Bonneville County, Idaho, April 2, 1902; attended the public schools; graduated from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., in 1922, and from the law department of Harvard University in 1925; admitted to the bar in 1925 and commenced practice in Pocatello, Idaho; assistant attorney general of Idaho 1933-1935; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and Seventy-fifth Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1939); did not seek renomination in 1938, having become a candidate for United States Senator; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1938 and served from January 3, 1939, to January 3, 1945; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1944; resumed the practice of law in Boise, Idaho, and Washington, D.C.; moved to Los Angeles, Calif., in November 1954; also interested in broadcasting and banking; died in Los Angeles, Calif., June 19, 1955; interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Calif.

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

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