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Clark McAdams Clifford

Lawyer

Clark McAdams Clifford, former United States Secretary of Defense, lawyer. Recipient Presidential Medal of Freedom, The White House, 1969. Served to captain United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946; naval aide to President United States 1946. Member American Bar Association, Missouri Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, St. Louis Bar Association, Kappa Alpha.

Background

Clifford, Clark McAdams was born on December 25, 1906 in Fort Scott, Kansas, United States. Son of Frank Andrew and Georgia (McAdams) Clifford.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, Washington University, St. Louis, 1928.

Career

Associate Holland, Lashly & Donnell, St. Louis, 1928-1933. Associate Holland, Lashly & Lashly, 1933-1937. Partner Lashly, Lashly, Miller & Clifford, 1938-1943.

Senior partner Clifford & Miller, Washington, 1950-1968. Secretary United States Department Defense, 1968-1969. Senior partner Clifford & Warnke, 1969-1991.

Director emeritus Knight-Ridder Newspapers. Special counsel to President United States, 1946-1950.

Membership

Served to captain United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Naval aide to President United States 1946. Member American Bar Association, Missouri Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, St. Louis Bar Association, Kappa Alpha.

Clubs: Burning Tree (Washington), Metropolitan (Washington), Chevy Chase (Washington).

Connections

Married Margery Pepperell Kimball, October 3, 1931. Children: Margery Pepperell Clifford Lanagan, Joyce Carter Clifford Burland, Randall Clifford Wight.

father:
Frank Andrew Clifford

mother:
Georgia (McAdams) Clifford

spouse:
Margery Pepperell Kimball

child:
Margery Pepperell Clifford Lanagan Clifford

child:
Joyce Carter Clifford Burland Clifford

child:
Randall Clifford Wight Clifford