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John Proctor Clarke, Italian judge. member Hascall, Clarke & Vander Poel to March 1, 1895; member Clarke and Kresel, 1926-1930.

Background

Clarke, John Proctor was born on April 23, 1856 in Florence, Italy (of America parents). Son of Isaac Edwards and Mary (Proctor) Clarke.

Education

Graduated from Yale, 1878. Doctor of Laws, 1917. Studied law at Northampton, Massachusetts, admitted to Massachusetts bar, October 1880.

Career

1 son, Robert Parker. Married second, Mistress Ida Hatch Cambell, July 8, 1924. Assistant United State Attorneys, Southern District New York, 1881-1886.

Member Hascall, Clarke & Vander Poel to March 1, 1895. Assistant Corporate Counsel New York in Mayor Strong’s administration until January 1, 1898. Appointed justice Supreme Court of the New York, 1900.

Elected, 1901; reëlected by all parties, 1915. Assigned to Appellate Division 1st Department, October 1905. Reassigned, October 1910, and October 1915.

Presiding justice January 1, 1916-December 31, 1926. Member Clarke and Kresel, 1926-1930. Appointed official referee for life, New York Supreme Court, January 1, 1930.

Home: Larchmont, New York.

Membership

Member Hascall, Clarke & Vander Poel to March 1, 1895. Member Clarke and Kresel, 1926-1930.

Connections

Married Sarah M. Parker, June 25, 1884 (deceased).; married second, Mistress.

father:
Isaac Edwards Clarke

mother:
Mary (Proctor) Clarke

spouses:
Mistress

Sarah M. Parker