William Andrews Clark Edit Profile
Educated Laurel Hill Academy, and other academics. Studied law Mount Pleasant (Iowa) U.
2d, Anna E. La Chapelle, May 25, 1901. Did not enter legal profession. Taught school, Missouri, 1859-1860.
Went to Colorado, 1862, to Montana, 1863. Then banker, mine-owner, having large interests. President or director United Verde Copper Company, Mayflower, Moulton, Ophir Hill Consolidated mining companies, Los Angeles&S.L. R.R., Butte Elec.
Railway Company, Clark-Montana Realty Company, Colusa-Parrot Mining & Smelting Company, Los Alamitos Sugar Company, Montana Land Company, Natural Mineral Water Company, W. A. Clark & Brother, bankers, Butte, Montana, Waclark Realty Company, Waclark Wire Company State orator, representing Montana at Centennial Exposition, 1876. Major Butte battalion, leading it in Nez Perce campaign, 1878. President Constitutional convs., 1884, 1889.
Commissioner from Montana to New Orleans Exposition, 1884. Democratic candidate for delegate to Congress, 1888. Nominated by Democrats for United States senator, 1890, and claimed election, but was denied seat.
Candidate for United States senate, 1898, and elected. A contest ensued at Washington, but before investigation concluded he resigned. Elected United States senator by legislature for term, 1901-1907.
Married Kate L. Stauffer, March 1869 (died 1893).