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William Thomas Clark, American soldier. Member Congress, 1869-1873, from Galveston dist.

Background

Clark, William Thomas was born on June 29, 1831 in Norwalk, Connecticut, United States. Son of Levi and Fanny Clark.

Education

Served private to brevetted major-general Union army in Civil war. Chief of staff and adjunct-general Army of Tennessee, until battle of Atlanta, July 22, 1864, when he received two bvts. Took command of brigade and division.

Left army, 1866, as division commander. Engaged in business, Galveston, Texas.

Career

Member Congress, 1869-1873, from Galveston district. Republican; secured first appropriation of $100,000 for harbor, which resulted in the completion of the jetties, making Galveston one of the most important ports of the United States Is last surviving adjunct and chief of staff of Grant’s old Army of the Tennessee Address: 1528 U St. N.W., Washington.

Membership

Member Congress, 1869-1873, from Galveston dist.

Connections

Married November 13, 1856, Laura Clark of Hartford, Connecticut.

father:
Levi Clark

mother:
Fanny Clark

spouse:
November 13