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president , State Board of Law Examiners

John Kirkland CLARK, American President, State Board of Law Examiners.


CLARK, John Kirkland was born on January 21, 1877 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Edward Perkins and Catherine Pickens (Upson) Clark.


Academic Department Brooklyn Polytechnic President School, 1895. Yale University, Bachelor of Arts, 1899. Harvard Law School, Bachelor of Laws, 1903.


Y.C. Practiced with Hornblower, Byrne, Miller and Potter, 1902-1904. Assistant General Counsel, New York Life Insurance Company, 1903-1908. Associated in practice with John Quinn, 1909.

Deputy Assistant District Attorney, 1910-1911. Assistant District Attorney, 1910-1914. Counsel Legislative Committee of New York Assembly to investigate dishonesty in State Depts., 1914.

Member of firm, Clark, Prentice, McClure and Roulstone, 1915-1917. Clark, Prentice and Roulstone, 1917-1923. Clark, Baldwin and Annis, 1926-1929.

Clark and Baldwin, since 1929. Assistant Counsel in prosecution of charges of New York City Club against District Attorney, 1917. Government Appeal Agent, 1917-1918.

Lecturer on New York Practice at Harvard Law School, 1919-1921. Republican Nominee for District Attorney, 1921. President, New York State Board of Law Examiners, 1921.— Member of Brooklyn High School and Kindergarten Association.

American Bar Association and New York Bar Association. New York Company Lawyers Association. Civil Service Reform Association.

Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Delta Phi. Cum Laude Society.


Clubs: Yale, Harvard Law, Bankers of American, Economic, Lions (President, 1929-1930).


Spouse Margaret Chalmers Holbrook, June 15, 1903, N.