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Abraham Clark

Abraham Clark, American congressman. member New Jersey Committee of Safety, 1774, later secretary; member New Jersey Provincial Congress which drafted 1st New Jersey Constitution; member Continental Congress, 1779-1783, 87-88; member New Jersey Assembly, 1782-1787; member United States House of Representatives from New Jersey, 2d-3d congresses, 1791-1794.

Background

  • Clark, Abraham was born on February 15, 1726 in Elizabeth-town, New Jersey, United States. Son of Thomas Clark.

  • Career

    • Delegate to Annapolis Convention, 1786.

    Membership

    Member New Jersey Committee of Safety, 1774, later secretary. Member New Jersey Provincial Congress which drafted 1st New Jersey Constitution. Member Continental Congress, 1779-1783, 87-88.

    Member New Jersey Assembly, 1782-1787. Member United States House of Representatives from New Jersey, 2d-3d congresses, 1791-1794.

    Connections

    • Married Sarah Hatfield, 1749, 10 children.
    • father: Thomas Clark. Clark
    • spouse: Sarah Hatfield
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    Born February 15, 1726
    Died September 15, 1794
    (aged 68)
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