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George W. Clarke

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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.

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