Amos Clark, Jr.

Amos Clark, Jr. ( born November 8, 1828 in New York City; † October 31, 1912 in Boston, Massachusetts ) was an American politician. Between 1873 and 1875 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Amos Clark was on business in his hometown of New York City, but lived in the town of Elizabeth in New Jersey. He also worked in the real estate business. He also began a political career as a member of the Republican Party. In the years 1865 and 1866 Clark was a member of the City Council of Elizabeth; 1866 to 1869 he sat in the New Jersey Senate.

In the congressional elections of 1872 Clark was in the third electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John T. Bird on March 4, 1873. As he said Democrats Miles Ross defeated in 1874, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1875. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Clark moved to the Norfolk County in Massachusetts. But he continued to pursue his business interests in Elizabeth. Amos Clark died on 31 October 1912 in Boston and was buried in Elizabeth.