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Staley Nichols CLARKE

(1794-1860)

CLARKE, Staley Nichols, (brother of Archibald Smith Clarke), a Representative from New York; born in Prince Georges County, Md., May 24, 1794; moved to Buffalo, N.Y., in 1815; employed as a clerk in the Bank of Niagara; clerk in the office of the Holland Land Co., Batavia, N.Y., from 1819 to January 1822, when he was transferred as their agent for the county of Cattaraugus to Ellicottville, N.Y.; treasurer of Cattaraugus County for seventeen years; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1842; died in Ellicottville, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., October 14, 1860; interment in Jefferson Street Cemetery; reinterred in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, N.Y., in 1874.

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

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