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  • ID: I194450
  • Name: William Andrews CLARK
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 8 JAN 1839 in Connellsville, Fayette Co., PA
  • Census: 1860 Page 89, Washington, Van Buren Co., IA
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Montana BET 4 MAR 1899 AND 15 MAY 1900
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Montana BET 4 MAR 1901 AND 3 MAR 1907
  • Census: 1920 1 East 77th St., Page 35B, ED 1087, District 15, Manhattan, New York, NY
  • Death: 2 MAR 1925 in New York, NY
  • Occupation: Teacher, Miner, Banker
  • Event: Pic Sen. William Andrews Clark
  • Title: Sen.
  • Note:
    CLARK, William Andrews, a Senator from Montana; born near Connellsville, Fayette County, Pa., January 8, 1839; attended the common schools and the Laurel Hill Academy; in 1856 moved with his parents to Iowa, where he taught school; while teaching, studied law at the Iowa Wesleyan University at Mount Pleasant; worked in the quartz mines near Central City, Gilpin County, Colo., in 1862; went to Montana in 1863 and settled in Bannack, Beaverhead County, and engaged in placer mining for two years; engaged in various mercantile pursuits in Blackfoot and Helena and in banking at Deer Lodge; major of a battalion that pursued Chief Joseph and his band of Nez Perce to the Bear Paw Mountains of Montana in 1877; president of the State constitutional convention in 1884 and of the second constitutional convention in 1889; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate for the term commencing March 4, 1899; took his seat December 4, 1899, and vacated his seat on May 15, 1900, before a resolution declaring his election void because of election fraud could be adopted; appointed to fill the vacancy caused by his own resignation, but did not qualify; again elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1901, and served from March 4, 1901, to March 3, 1907; was not a candidate for reelection; resumed his copper mining, banking, and railroad interests; resident of New York City until his death there on March 2, 1925; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: John CLARK b: 13 NOV 1797 in Somerset Co., PA
    Mother: Mary Jane ANDREWS b: 24 JAN 1814 in Connellsville, Fayette Co., PA

    Marriage 1 Catherine Louise STAUFFER b: ABT 1846 in Pennsylvania
    • Married: 28 MAY 1869 in Connellsville, Fayette Co., PA
    Children
    1. Has Children Mary Joaquina CLARK b: JAN 1870 in Helena, Lewis & Clark Co., MT
    2. Has Children Charles Walker CLARK b: 3 NOV 1871 in Deer Lodge, Powell Co., MT
    3. Has Children William Andrews CLARK , Jr. b: 29 MAR 1877 in Deer Lodge, Powell Co., MT
    4. Has No Children Francis Paul CLARK b: FEB 1880 in Paris, France
    5. Has Children Katherine Louise CLARK b: 11 MAY 1882 in Deer Lodge, Powell Co., MT

    Marriage 2 Anna Eugenia LA CHAPELLE b: 10 MAR 1878 in Canada
    • Married: 25 MAY 1901 in Marseilles, Cher, Centre, France
    Children
    1. Has No Children Louise Amelia Andree CLARK b: 13 AUG 1902 in San Lucas, Spain
    2. Has No Children Huguette Marcell CLARK b: 9 JUN 1906 in Paris, France

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