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Bayard CLARKE

(1815-1884)

CLARKE, Bayard, a Representative from New York; born in New York City March 17, 1815; was graduated from Geneva College in 1835; studied law; was admitted to the bar; attaché to General Cass, United States Minister to France, 1836-1840; student in the Royal Cavalry School; appointed second lieutenant in the Eighth Infantry March 3, 1841; transferred to the Second Dragoons in September 1841, and resigned December 15, 1843; settled in Westchester County, N.Y.; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1852 to the Thirty-third Congress; elected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1857); died in Schroon Lake, Essex County, N.Y., June 20, 1884; interment in a vault at Newtown, Long Island, N.Y.

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

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