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Biography of Champ Clark


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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.