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James Irving Clarke

James Irving Clarke, American banker. Served as advertising manager, Liberty Loans, 2d Federal Reserve District, 1917-1918. Director Fifth Avenue Association New York First Selectman, Town of Weston, Connecticut, 1929-1930. Chairman American Red Cross National Photo Awards, 1942-1943; Member Delta Chi.; member town committee Weston, since 1948).

Background

  • Clarke, James Irving was born on December 1, 1885 in Troy, New York, United States. Son of James Edward and Julia Maria (Van Ness) Clarke.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Laws, Cornell, 1912.

    Career

    • January 1919); married second, Gladys Marietta Dunham, February 4, 1920. City editor Saratoga Daily Sun, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1906-1907. Editorial staff New York (Morning) Sun, 1913-1917, assistant night city editor, 1917.

      Advertising manager National Bank Commerce. 1918-1919, 2d vice president, 1920-1923. Vice-president, director Payson & Clarke, Ltd., book publications, 1924-1927.

      Vice president, business manager Connoisseur Publs. American, Ltd., 1926-1927. Assistant vice president Bankers Trust Company, 1929-1939, vice president since 1940.

      Vice-president, director Bankers Safe Deposit corporation since 1946. Retired 1951.

    Politics

    The diversity inside the Church should be respected and supported. Open debate within the Church on certain political and social issues should be encouraged.

    Religion

    Salvation requires work. It can only be accomplished through effort, and this is what the Gospel is all about.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Anyone may appear in hardship and poverty. Never give up in pursuit of happiness and one day you will find yourself in the right place, where God gives the sense of joy and assurances you are looking for.

    Membership

    Served as advertising manager, Liberty Loans, 2d Federal Reserve District, 1917-1918. Director Fifth Avenue Association New York First Selectman, Town of Weston, Connecticut, 1929-1930. Chairman American Red Cross National Photo Awards, 1942-1943.

    Member Delta Chi.; member town committee Weston, since 1948). Clubs: University, Cornell (president, 1928-1929), Rockefeller Center Luncheon, New York City.

    Connections

    • Married Harriet Mervin Pritchett, October 15, 1915 (deceased.; married second, Gladys Marietta Dunham, February 4, 1920.
    • father: James Edward Clarke
    • mother: Julia Maria (Van Ness) Clarke
    • spouses: Harriet Mervin Pritchett
    • Gladys Marietta Dunham
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    Born December 1, 1885
    Died March 16, 1961
    (aged 75)
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