Creator

Date Original

1919-1959

Description

This collection contains correspondence detailing job offers, the state of the school system in Arkansas,spiritual matters, and personal letters, commission documents, programs, news clippings, articles written by Newton, and memorabilia belonging to Clarence P. Newton and his wife, Hazel.

Biographical/Historical Note

Clarence P. Newton was born July 31, 1879, in Pettus Township, Lonoke County, Arkansas. He became editor for the "England Courier" in 1902, and remained in the position for almost ten years. He was appointed superintendent of the Confederate Home at Sweet Home, Arkansas, by Governor Joe T. Robinson in 1913. Newton's political career began as a state representative for Lonoke County,1909-1913. He returned to the legislature in 1919 as Speaker of the House. In 1920, Newton was appointed Prohibition Inspector for the federal government, and in 1921 became Governor Thomas McRae's private secretary. He was elected county judge for Pulaski County in 1924, 1940, and 1942.Newton married Hazel Willson of Yell County, Arkansas, in 1924. He was also a Mason, and a memberof the Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, where he taught a men's Bible study group. He died in1958.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.013.003b

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Clarence P. Newton papers, SMC.013.003b

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Clarence P. Newton papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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