Christopher H. Clark

Christopher Henderson Clark ( * 1767 in Albemarle County, Virginia; † November 21, 1828 at New London, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1804 and 1806 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Christopher Clark was the older brother of James Clark (1779-1839), who was governor and congressman for Kentucky. He was also the uncle or great-uncle of Congressman from Missouri, John Bullock Clark (1802-1885) and John Bullock Clark Jr. ( 1831-1903 ). He attended Washington College in Lexington, emerged from the later the Washington and Lee University. After studying law and his 1788 was admitted to the bar he began in New London, today Bedford Springs to work in this profession. At the same time he embarked on a political career. In 1790 he sat in the House of Representatives of Virginia. Later he became a member of the Democratic- Republican Party.

After the death of Mr John Johns Trigg Clark was at the due election for the 13th seat of Virginia as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 5 November 1804. After a re-election, he could remain until his resignation on July 1, 1806 in Congress. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Christopher Clark practiced as a lawyer again. He died on November 21, 1828 near New London.

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