John Blades CLARKE, Congress, KY

CLARKE, John Blades, a Representative from Kentucky; born near Augusta, Bracken County, Ky., on April 14, 1833; attended the common schools and Augusta (Ky.) College; taught school in the winters of 1851 and 1852; studied law in Augusta, Ky.; was admitted to the bar on April 20, 1854, and commenced practice in Rockport, Ind., in January 1885; moved to Brooksville, Ky., in December 1855 and continued the practice of law; prosecuting attorney of Bracken County 1858-1862; member of the State senate 1867-1870; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1879); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1878; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Brooksville, Bracken County, Ky., May 23, 1911; interment in Mount Zion Cemetery, near Brooksville, Ky.

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

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