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Jerome Bayard CLARK

(1882-1959)

CLARK, Jerome Bayard, a Representative from North Carolina; born on Phoebus Plantation near Elizabethtown, Bladen County, N.C., April 5, 1882; attended the public schools, Davidson (N.C.) College, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1906 and commenced practice in Elizabethtown, N.C.; president of the Bank of Elizabethtown 1910-1922; served in the State house of representatives in 1915; moved to Fayetteville, N.C., in 1920 and continued the practice of law; member of the State Democratic committee 1909-1919; member of the North Carolina State Judicial Conference 1924-1928; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-first and to the nine succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1929-January 3, 1949); chairman, Committee on Elections No. 1 (Seventy-second and Seventy-third Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1948; resumed the practice of law; died in Fayetteville, N.C., August 26, 1959; interment in Cross Creek Cemetery No. 3.

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

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