William Clark (congressman)

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William Clark
Portrait of William Clark, US Representative from Pennsylvania
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1833 – March 4, 1837
Preceded byAdam King
Succeeded byLuther Reily
4th Treasurer of the United States
In office
June 4, 1828 – November 1829
PresidentJohn Quincy Adams
Andrew Jackson
Preceded byThomas Tudor Tucker
Succeeded byJohn Campbell
Personal details
Born(1774-02-18)February 18, 1774
Dauphin, Province of Pennsylvania, British America
DiedMarch 28, 1851(1851-03-28) (aged 77)
Dauphin, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Resting placeEnglish Presbyterian Cemetery
Political partyAnti-Masonic

William Clark (February 18, 1774 – March 28, 1851)[1] was a farmer, jurist, and politician from Dauphin, Pennsylvania.[2]


He served as secretary of the Pennsylvania land office from 1818 to 1821, and State treasurer from 1821 to 1827. He was Treasurer of the United States from June 4, 1828[1] to November 1829.[2]

Clark was elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses.[2] He was a member of the State constitutional revision commission in 1837. After Congress, he engaged in agricultural pursuits and died near Dauphin in 1851. He was interred in English Presbyterian Cemetery.

External links[edit]

  • United States Congress. "William Clark (id: C000453)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard


  1. ^ a b Kelker, Luther Reily. History of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. New York: Lewis Publishing Company, 1907. 504.
  2. ^ a b c Herringshaw, Thomas William, ed. Herringshaw's National Library of American Biography. Chicago: American Publisher's Association, 1909. 633.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district

Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by Treasurer of the United States
Succeeded by