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Ezra CLARK, Jr.

(1813-1896)

CLARK, Ezra, Jr., a Representative from Connecticut; born in Brattleboro, Vt., September 12, 1813; moved with his parents to Hartford, Conn., in 1819; attended the public schools; engaged in business as an iron merchant; member of the common council and the board of aldermen; president of the National Screw Co. of Hartford, later consolidated with the American Screw Co. of Providence, R.I.; judge of the municipal court; elected as the candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress and as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); chairman, Committee on Manufactures (Thirty-fourth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Thirty-sixth Congress; president of the Hartford Board of Water Commissioners 1882-1895; president of the Young Men’s Institute of Hartford for many years; died in Hartford, Conn., September 26, 1896; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery.

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

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