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Clarke, James P. (James Paul), 1854-1916

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Personal name headingClarke, James P. (James Paul), 1854-1916
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See alsoArkansas. Governor (1895-1896 : Clarke)
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Birth date1854-08-18
Death date1916-10-01
Place of birthYazoo City (Miss.)
Place of deathLittle Rock (Ark.)
AffiliationUniversity of Virginia. Department of Law
Arkansas. General Assembly. House of Representatives
Arkansas. General Assembly. Senate
Arkansas. Office of the Attorney General
United States. Congress. Senate
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Profession or occupationLegislators
Attorneys general
Found inNUCMC data from Arkansas History Commission for His Letter, 1901 (James P. Clarke)
LC database, Aug. 25, 2009 (old cat. hdg: Clarke, James P., 1854-1916)
Online bio. dir. of U.S. Congress, viewed Aug. 25, 2009 (Clarke, James Paul; lawyer, Arkansas state legislator, attorney general of Arkansas (1892-1894), state governor (1895-1896), and U.S. senator (1903-1916); b. Yazoo City, Miss., Aug. 18, 1854; d. Little Rock, Ark., Oct. 1, 1916)
Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, October 15, 2015 (Clarke, James Paul, a Senator from Arkansas; born in Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Miss., August 18, 1854; attended the public schools and Professor Tutwilder's Academy, Greenbrier, Ala.; graduated from the law department of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1878; admitted to the bar in 1879 and commenced practice in Helena, Phillips County, Ark.; member, State house of representatives 1886-1888; member, State senate 1888-1892, serving as president in 1891 and ex officio lieutenant governor; attorney general of Arkansas 1892-1894; declined to be a candidate for renomination; Governor of Arkansas 1895-1896; moved to Little Rock, Ark., in 1897 and resumed the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1903; reelected in 1909 and again in 1915 and served from March 4, 1903, until his death on October 1, 1916; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses; chairman, Committee on Disposition of Useless Executive Papers (Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses), Committee on Commerce (Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses); died in Little Rock, Ark.; interment in Oakland Cemetery.)
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