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John Davenport Clarke

Congressman

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.

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