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William Bell Clark

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William Bell Clark, American author, advertising. Member Naval History Foundation, Pennsylvania History Society, Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Society S. of R. (1st vice president).

Background

Clark, William Bell was born on September 26, 1889 in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William Patterson and Kate Stees (Bell) Clark.

Education

Graduate Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) Technology School, 1907.

Career

In newspaper work, Harrisburg and Philadelphia, 1907-1919. Assistant secretary Pennsylvania War History Commission, 1919-1921. Representative of N. W. Ayer & Son, advertising, 1921-1939, vice president, 1939-1947.

Works

  • Author: The History of the 79th Division, American Expeditionary Force, 1922. When the U-Boats Came to America, 1929. Lambert Wickes, Sea Raider and Diplomat, 1932.

    Gallant John Barry, Naval Hero, 1938. Captain Dauntless, The Story of Nicholas Biddle of the Continental Navy. Has specialized in research on naval history from 1919.

Membership

Member Naval History Foundation, Pennsylvania History Society, Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Society S. of R. (1st vice president).

Connections

Married Grace Mildred Wrigley, November 5, 1915. Children: William Bell, Donald Wrigley.

father:
William Patterson Clark

mother:
Kate Stees (Bell) Clark

spouse:
Grace Mildred Wrigley

children:
William Bell Clark

Donald Wrigley Clark