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Encyclopedia > Myron H. Clark

Myron Holley Clark (1806 - 1892) was born and died in Ontario County, New York. Clark was a member of the state senate and was Governor of New York from 1855 to 1857.


Clark served in local government, eventually becoming sheriff of Ontario County. He was also apppointed to the state militia.


Clark made several attempts to force prohibition in the state and signed a prohibition law while governor, but the law was repealed after a short time. He was also involved in railroad consolidation, but kept the fares low.


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The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Clark, K to N (716 words)
Clark, Leona — of Muskegon, Muskegon County, Mich. Republican.
Clark, Luther H. — of Kyle, McDowell County, W.Va. Democrat.
Clark, Mary A. — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Democrat.
Part #2 -- Origins of the Jail System in WestchesterCounty, N. Y. (1755 words)
In 1854 Clark was elected Governor as the anti-slavery and prohibition candidate of the Whig Party and served one term.
The report was written by James H. Titus, vice president of the Prison Association of New York, whose inspection visit was authorized by the Hon.
The legislation was signed by Governor Myron H. Clark and became Chapter 117 of the Laws of 1855.
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