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John Davenport Clarke

John Davenport Clarke, American congressman. Member 67th, 68th, 70th to 72d Congresses (1921-1925, 1927-1933), 34th New York District Sponsor for Clarke-McNary Bill establishing nat. reforestation policy.

Background

  • Clarke, John Davenport was born on January 15, 1873 in Hobart, New York, United States. Son of Captain W. J. and Emaline (Davenport) Clarke.

  • Education

    • Delaware Literary Institute, Franklin» New York. Delaware Academy; Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania. Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

      New York and Brooklyn Law Schools, 1911.

    Career

    • Worked, mining department, Carnegie Steel Company for Oliver Iron Mining Company. Assistant, to Secy, of Mines, United States Steel Corporation, 1906. Secy, and treasury, other mining companies.

      Practiced law; actively engaged, agricultural pursuits since 1915. Director, Dairymen’s League. Chairman, observances of National Forest Week, New York State, 2 years.

      President, New York State Forestry Association, Incorporated. Introduced Clarke McNary Bill (became a law and established nat. reforestation policy of the United States. Now being cooperated under 41 states, also Hawaii and Porto Rico).

      Elected 67, 68, 70, 71 Congresses. Dele. Republican National Convention, Kansas City, 1928.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member 67th, 68th, 70th to 72d Congresses (1921-1925, 1927-1933), 34th New York District Sponsor for Clarke-McNary Bill establishing nat. reforestation policy.
    • Member 67th, 68th, 70th to 72d Congresses
      January 1, 1921 - January 1, 1925

    • 34th New York District Sponsor

    Connections

    • Spouse Marian Williams, 1905, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
    • father: Captain W. J. Clarke
    • mother: Emaline (Davenport) Clarke
    • spouse: Marian Williams
    John Clarke
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    Died November 5, 1933
    (aged 60)
    Nationality
    • January 1, 1898
      Lafayette College
    • January 1, 1911
      Brooklyn Law School
    • January 1, 1901 - January 1, 1907
      Assistant to the secretary of mines, United States Steel Corporation
    • March 4, 1921 - March 3, 1925
      Congressman, Congress

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