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George W. Clarke

George W. Clarke, American governor. member Ia.

Background

  • Clarke, George W. was born on October 24, 1852 in Shelby Company, Indiana, United States. Son of John and Eliza J. (Akers) Clarke.

  • Education

    • Moved to Iowa with parents, 1856. Bachelor of Arts, Oskaloosa (Iowa) College, 1877. Bachelor of Laws, law department, Iowa State University, 1878.

      Doctor of Laws, Drake U., 1916.

    Career

    • F., Mistress Portia Van Meter, Mistress Frances A. Kinnick. Admitted to Iowa bar, 1878. Practiced at Adel, Iowa.

      Member Iowa House of Representatives 4 terms, January 1900-January 1907 (speaker of House, 1904-1907). Lieutenant governor of Iowa, 2 terms, 1909-1913, governor 2 terms, 1913-1917. Dean College of Law, Drake U., 1917-1918.

      Practiced law, Des Moines, 1918-1921.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member Ia.

    Connections

    • Married Miss Arletta Greene, June 25, 1878. Children: Fred G., Chas.
    • father: John Clarke
    • mother: Eliza J. (Akers) Clarke
    • spouse: Miss Arletta Greene
    • children: Fred G. Clarke
    • Chas Clarke
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    Born October 24, 1852
    Died November 28, 1936
    (aged 84)
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