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Frank Sylvester Clark

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Frank Sylvester Clark, American real estate company executive, insurance company executive. Member city Council, Indianapolis. 1895-1899. Treasurer National Democratic League of; Member Western Society Engineers, S.A.R., Military Order Foreign Wars, Veterans Foreign Wars (chairman council), United States Vol. Association (president), Spanish-American War Veterans Association; Mason (32°), Knights of Pythias, Elk.

Background

Clark, Frank Sylvester was born on March 7, 1868 in Middletown, Connecticut, United States. Son of Benjamin Franklin and Fanny J. (Dean) Clark.

Education

Captured by the Sioux Indians while crossing the plains, 1872. Found by father 4 years later but spent most of time to manhood with the Indians. Public schools and under private tutors.

Career

Chief engineer Central Indiana Insane Hospital, 1891-1893. Electrical engineer C.,Community College& St. Louis, R.R., 1893-1897. Second lieutenant United States Vol.

Engineers, 1898; promoted to First lieutenant, 1899, at Mariano, Cuba, and placed in command of Company A, with brevet rank of captain. Honorary discharged, 1899. Assistant manager Standard Oil Corporation, 1900-1907.

Assistant to president and assistant general manager United States Cement Company, Bedford, Indiana, 1908-1909. General manager Continental Portland Cement Company, 1910. Now president Frank S. Clark & Company, real estate and insurance, Indianapolis.

Treasurer United States Mail Box Company. Chairman finance committee Excelsior Investment Company. President Ashland Saving and Loan Association, First Federal Savings & Loan Association Admitted to Indiana bar, 1914.

Membership

Member city Council, Indianapolis. 1895-1899. Treasurer National Democratic League of. Member Western Society Engineers, S.A.R., Military Order Foreign Wars, Veterans Foreign Wars (chairman council), United States Vol.

Association (president), Spanish-American War Veterans Association. Mason (32°), Knights of Pythias, Elk. Clubs: Indiana Democratic, Independent Athletic.

Made colonel and retired by act of Indiana State Legislature, 1936, and made commandant Indiana State Soldiers Home, LaFayette. December 1936, also vice president board of trustees, 1932-1936.

Connections

Married Hattie L. Forsha, May 19, 1887 (deceased). Children: Benjamin Franklin (deceased), Lewis Quincy.

father:
Benjamin Franklin Clark

mother:
Fanny J. (Dean) Clark

spouse:
Hattie L. Forsha

children:
Benjamin Franklin Clark (deceased)

Lewis Quincy Clark