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Henry Selby CLARK

(1809-1869)

CLARK, Henry Selby, a Representative from North Carolina; born near Leechville, Beaufort County, N.C., September 9, 1809; attended the common schools, and was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1828; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Washington, Beaufort County, N.C.; member of the State house of commons 1834-1836; solicitor for the district in 1842; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); moved to Greenville, Pitt County, N.C., and resumed the practice of law; died in Greenville, N.C., January 8, 1869; interment at his country home near Leechville, N.C.

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

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