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James West CLARK


CLARK, James West, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Bertie County, N.C., October 15, 1779; was graduated from Princeton College in 1797; member of the State house of commons in 1802, 1803, and 1811; presidential elector on the Madison ticket in 1812; member of the State senate 1812-1814; elected as a Republican to the Fourteenth Congress (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1817); appointed chief clerk of the Navy Department by Secretary Branch and served from 1829 to 1831; died in Tarboro, Edgecomb County, N.C., December 20, 1843.

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