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William Bell Clark

William Bell Clark, American author, advertising. Member Naval History Foundation, Pennsylvania History Society, Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Society S. of R. (1st vice president).

Background

  • Clark, William Bell was born on September 26, 1889 in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Patterson and Kate Stees (Bell) Clark.

  • Education

    • Graduate Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) Technology School, 1907.

    Career

    • In newspaper work, Harrisburg and Philadelphia, 1907-1919. Assistant secretary Pennsylvania War History Commission, 1919-1921. Representative of N. W. Ayer & Son, advertising, 1921-1939, vice president, 1939-1947.

    Works

    • Author: The History of the 79th Division, American Expeditionary Force, 1922. When the U-Boats Came to America, 1929. Lambert Wickes, Sea Raider and Diplomat, 1932.

      Gallant John Barry, Naval Hero, 1938. Captain Dauntless, The Story of Nicholas Biddle of the Continental Navy. Has specialized in research on naval history from 1919.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member Naval History Foundation, Pennsylvania History Society, Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Society S. of R. (1st vice president).

    Connections

    • Married Grace Mildred Wrigley, November 5, 1915. Children: William Bell, Donald Wrigley.
    • father: William Patterson Clark
    • mother: Kate Stees (Bell) Clark
    • spouse: Grace Mildred Wrigley
    • children: William Bell Clark
    • Donald Wrigley Clark
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