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Clifford Dudley Ham

Clifford Dudley Ham, American federal agency administrator, editor (newspaper).


  • Ham, Clifford Dudley was born on January 2, 1861 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Moses M. and Helen (Tucker) Ham.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1883.


    • Was secretary to governor of Iowa 1890-1892, and in newspaper work, Dubuque, Iowa. Lieutenant colonel 49th Iowa Vols., Spanish-American War, 1898-1899. Editor Dubuque Herald until 1903.

      In customs service, Philippine Islands, 1903-1911, collector of customs, Iloilo, and surveyor of port, Manila. Collector general of customs, Republic of Nicaragua, by appointment of President of Nicaragua, and fiscal agent for bonded foreign loans of Nicaragua, since December 1911.


    • Author of new tariff law, codification of Laws of Customs, Ports, Maritime Commerce and Vessels of Nicaragua, and map of Nicaragua.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    • Married Mary Barber, of Waterloo, Iowa, June 28, 1892. Children: Marian Barber, Clifford Dudley.
    • father: Moses M. Ham
    • mother: Helen (Tucker) Ham
    • spouse: Mary Barber
    • children: Marian Barber Ham
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    Born January 2, 1861