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Archibald Smith CLARKE

(1788-1821)

CLARKE, Archibald Smith, (brother of Staley Nichols Clarke), a Representative from New York; born on a plantation in Prince Georges County, Md., in 1788; attended grammar and high schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Niagara County, N.Y.; surrogate of Niagara County in 1808 and 1809; member of the State assembly 1809-1811; served in the State senate 1813-1816; county clerk in 1815 and 1816; elected as a Republican to the Fourteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Peter B. Porter and served from December 2, 1816, to March 3, 1817; died in Clarence, Erie County, N.Y., December 4, 1821.

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

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