Charles Nelson Clark

Charles Nelson Clark ( born August 21, 1827 Cortland County, New York; † 4 October 1902 in Hannibal, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1895 and 1897 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Clark attended Hamilton College in Clinton. In 1859 he moved to Illinois. At the outbreak of the civil war he set up a cavalry unit, he served in the army of the Union with the. In 1863, Clark lost his left arm and had to quit the military service. In April 1865, he settled in Hannibal (Missouri ). He was interested in the country of original run of the Mississippi River and made it available for agriculture.

Politically, Clark to the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1894 he was the first electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrat William H. Hatch on March 4, 1895. Until March 3, 1897, he was able to complete a term in Congress. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Charles Clark again worked in agriculture. He died on 4 October 1902 in Hannibal.