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Charles Ezra CLARKE

(1790-1863)

CLARKE, Charles Ezra, a Representative from New York; born in Saybrook, Conn., April 8, 1790; completed preparatory studies and was graduated from Yale College in 1809; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1815 and commenced practice in Watertown, N.Y.; moved to Great Bend, Jefferson County, N.Y., in 1840; member of the State assembly in 1839 and 1840; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-first Congress (March 4, 1849-March 3, 1851); resumed the practice of law; also built and operated a gristmill and engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Great Bend, N.Y., December 29, 1863; interment in Brookside Cemetery, Watertown, N.Y.

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

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