Alvah A. Clark

Alvah Augustus Clark ( * September 13 1840 in Lebanon, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, † December 27, 1912 in Somerville, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1877 and 1881 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Alvah Clark was a cousin of Congressman James N. Pidcock ( 1836-1899 ). He attended both public and private schools. After a subsequent law degree in 1863 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began in New German Town to work in this profession. In 1867 he moved his residence and his law firm to Somerville. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party.

In the congressional elections of 1876 Clark was in the fourth electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Robert Hamilton on 4 March 1877. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1881 two legislative sessions. In 1880 he abandoned a bid again. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Clark practiced as a lawyer again. Between 1896 and 1899 he was postmaster in Somerville; then he continued his legal work. He died on 27 December 1912 in Somerville, where he was also buried.