John Bullock Clark Sr. (Congressional Biographical Directory)

"Clark, John Bullock," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present,
CLARK, John Bullock, (father of John Bullock Clark, Jr., and nephew of Christopher Henderson Clark and James Clark), a Representative from Missouri; born in Madison County, Ky., April 17, 1802; attended the country schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1824 and practiced in Fayette, Mo.; clerk of the Howard County courts 1824-1834; colonel of Missouri Mounted Volunteers in the Black Hawk War in 1832; major general of militia in 1848; member of the State house of representatives 1850 and 1851; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James S. Green; reelected to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses and served from December 7, 1857, until July 13, 1861, when he was expelled for having taken up arms against the union; a Senator from Missouri in the First Confederate Congress and a Representative in the Second Confederate Congress; brigadier general of Missouri Confederate State troops; practiced law until his death in Fayette, Howard County, Mo., October 29, 1885; interment in Fayette Cemetery.
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