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Robert CLARK

(1777-1837)

CLARK, Robert, a Representative from New York; born in Washington County, N.Y., on June 12, 1777; was tutored privately; studied medicine in the office of his brother; commenced practice in Galway, Washington County, N.Y., in 1799; moved to Stamford, Delaware County, and later settled near Delhi, Delaware County, where he continued the practice of his profession; member of the State assembly 1812-1815; elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1821); delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1821; moved to Monroe County, Mich., and settled on a farm near the village of Monroe, where he again engaged in the practice of his profession and was also interested in the scientific cultivation of fruits and grasses and the subject of drainage; appointed register of the land office for the second land district of Michigan Territory on May 26, 1823, and served until March 25, 1831; died October 1, 1837.

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

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