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John C. Clark

John C. Clark
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st district
In office
March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1829
March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1843
Preceded by Elias Whitmore
William Mason
Succeeded by Robert Monell
Jeremiah E. Cary
Personal details
Born January 14, 1793
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Died October 25, 1852 (aged 59)
Elmira, New York
Political party Jacksonian

John Chamberlain Clark (January 14, 1793 – October 25, 1852) was a United States Representative from New York.


Clark was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, on January 14, 1793. He graduated from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 1811. Clark then studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Hamilton, New York.

In 1818, Clark moved to Bainbridge. A Democratic-Republican, then a Jacksonian and later a Democrat, he served as District Attorney]] of Chenango County from 1823 to 1827. In 1826, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives 21 District and he served in the 20th United States Congress, March 4, 1827 to March 3, 1829. He resumed practicing law and in 1836 returned to the U.S. House, again representing the 21st District. He began his term as a Democrat, but switched to the Whig Party in 1837 because he favored continuation of the Second Bank of the United States rather than the independent Treasury favored by President Martin Van Buren and the Democrats. Clark was re-elected to Congress as a Whig in 1838 and 1840, serving in the 26th and 27th Congresses (March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1843).

Clark did not run for re-election in 1842, and resumed practicing law. He later moved to Chemung County

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