Biography of Champ Clark


Clark, Champ. Congressman, lawyer. Born in Anderson County, KY, March 7, 1850. Educated in common schools, Kentucky University, Bethany College, and Cincinnati Law School. President Marshall College, West Virginia, 1873-74. Worked as hired hand on a farm, clerk in a country store, and country newspaper editor. Was city attorney of Louisiana, MO, and later of Bowling Green, MO. Prosecuting attorney of Pike County. Presidential elector; member of Congress, ninth Missouri district, 1893-95 and 1897-1921. Chairman Democratic National Convention, St. Louis, 1904. Speaker of House of Representatives, 1911-1919. Died 1921.