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Frank CLARK

(1860-1936)

CLARK, Frank, a Representative from Florida; born in Eufaula, Barbour County, Ala., March 28, 1860; attended the common schools of Alabama and Georgia; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1881 and commenced practice in Newnan, Coweta County, Ga.; moved to Florida in 1884 and settled in Polk County; city attorney of Bartow, Fla., in 1885 and 1886; member of the State house of representatives 1889-1891 and in 1899; assistant United States attorney in 1893; United States attorney for the southern district of Florida 1894-1897; moved to Jacksonville in 1895 and continued the practice of law; chairman of the Democratic State committee in 1900; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1920; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-ninth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1925); chairman, Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Sixty-third through Sixty-fifth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1924; resumed the practice of law in Miami, Fla.; appointed by President Coolidge as a Democratic member of the United States Tariff Commission, serving from April 12, 1928, to September 16, 1930; resumed the practice of law in Washington, D.C.; served as attorney for the Bureau of Internal Revenue, Treasury Department, from November 16, 1933, until his death in Washington, D.C., April 14, 1936; interment in Wildwood Cemetery, Bartow, Fla.

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

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