Description

Black and white sketch of James P. Clark, including biographical narrative.

Transcription

In the national hall of fame

James P. Clarke

Born 1854 at Yazoo City, Miss… Graduated from the University of Virginia 1878. Located at Helena to practice law… Electedto legislature 1886 and the state senate 1888.. President of senate in session of 1891.. Elected attorney-general and in 1894 was elected governor of the state...

Declined a second term and practiced law in Little Rock until 1903 when he was chosen U.S. Senator to succeed James K. Jones... Re-elected for term ending 1915... Chosen for third term and was first senator from Arkansas to be elected by direct vote of the people... Served on important committees in senate - Foreign Relations - Military Affairs. Chairman of Commerce Committee... Elected President Pro Tem of senate, first Arkansas so honored... Senator Clarke died at Little Rock Oct. 1, 1916... Arkansas has placed his statue in statuary hall at Washington...

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000379, Image 12

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, MS.000379

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

James P. Clark, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: biographical sketches, 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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