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Encyclopedia > John Bullock Clark

John Bullock Clark, Sr. (April 17, 1802October 29, 1885) was a member of both the United States Congress and the Confederate Congress. April 17 is the 107th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (108th in leap years). ... --69. ... October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups (as of November 7, 2006 elections) Democratic Party Republican... The Confederate Congress was the legislative body of the Confederate States of America, existing during the American Civil War between 1861 and 1865. ...


Clark was born in Madison County, Kentucky, a nephew of Congressmen Christopher Henderson Clark and James Clark. He attended the country schools, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1824. Establishing a law practice in Fayette, Missouri, he served as clerk of the Howard County courts from 1824 until 1834. Clark was commissioned colonel of Missouri Mounted Volunteers during the Black Hawk War in 1832. He was promoted to major general of the state militia in 1848. Madison County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Christopher Henderson Clark (September 5, 1768– November 21, 1828 was an American lawyer and politician from Campbell County, Virginia. ... There have been a number of people named James Clark James Clark (Kentucky) was Governor of Kentucky from 1836 to 1839 James Clark (runner) was an early twentieth century marathon runner James H. Clark, internet entrepreneur, founder of Silicon Graphics, Netscape, and WebMD James Clark (XML expert) the author of... Fayette is a city located in Howard County, Missouri. ... Howard County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Colonel (IPA: or ) is a military rank of a commissioned officer, with the corresponding ranks existing in nearly every country in the world. ... Combatants United States Sauk Nation Commanders Henry Atkinson Henry Dodge Adam Snyder Isaiah Stillman Samuel Whiteside Black Hawk Strength 2,000 Miltia 1,500 Regulars volunteers? Indian allies ? 1000 The majority were women and children Casualties 33 killed in action 39 non-combatants killed 450-600 The Black Hawk War... Insignia of a United States Air Force Major General German Generalmajor Insignia Major General is a military rank used in many countries. ... Lexington Minuteman representing militia minuteman John Parker. ...


Entering politics, Clark was a member of the State house of representatives in 1850 and 1851. He was appointed as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James S. Green. He was reelected to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses and served from December 7, 1857, until July 13, 1861, when he was expelled for having taken up arms against the Union. The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ... Dates of Sessions 1857-1859 The first session of this Congress took place in Washington, DC from December 7, 1857 to June 14, 1858. ... James Stephen Green (February 28, 1817 – January 19, 1870) was a United States Representative and Senator from Missouri. ... Thirty Sixth Congress of the United States - 1859-61 Congressional Profile Total Membership, House of Representatives: 238 Representatives, 5 Delegates Total Membership, Senate: 64 (prior to admission of Oregon), 66 (after admission) Leadership Speaker of the House: William Pennington, Republican-New Jersey President of the Senate: John C. Breckinridge Senate... Dates of Sessions 1861-1863 The first session of this Congress took place in Washington, DC from July 4, 1861 to August 6, 1861. ... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... July 13 is the 194th day (195th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 171 days remaining. ... 1861 (MDCCCLXI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar) // January 1 - Benito Juárez captures Mexico City January 2 - Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia dies and is succeeded by... In this map:  Union states prohibiting slavery  Union territories  Border states on the Union side which allowed slavery  Kansas, which entered and fought with the Union as a free state after the Bleeding Kansas crisis  The Confederacy  Confederate claimed and sometimes held territories During the American Civil War, the Union...


Clark served as a Senator from Missouri in the First Confederate Congress and a Representative in the Second Confederate Congress. He also served in the field as a brigadier general in the Missouri State Guard. The First Confederate Congress was the first regular session of the legislature of the Confederate States of America. ... The Second Confederate Congress was the second and last regular session of the legislature of the Confederate States of America. ... A Brigadier General, or one-star general, is the lowest rank of general officer in the United States and some other countries, ranking just above Colonel and just below Major General. ... The Missouri State Guard (MSG) was a state militia unit organized in the state of Missouri during the early days of the American Civil War. ...


After the war, he practiced law until his death in Fayette, Missouri. He was buried in Fayette Cemetery.


His son, John Bullock Clark, Jr. served as a general in the Confederate States Army as well as a postbellum U.S. Congressman. Some Confederate soldiers The Confederate States Army (CSA) was formed in February 1861 to defend the Confederate States of America, which had itself been formed that same year when seven Southern states seceded from the United States (four more states soon followed). ... For other uses, see Reconstruction (disambiguation). ...


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This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all members of both houses of the United States Congress, past and present. ...


His son, John Bullock Clark, Jr. also served in Congress.


 
 

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