Daniel Clark (Louisiana)

Daniel Clark ( * 1766 in Sligo, Ireland, † August 16 1813 in New Orleans, Louisiana ) was an American politician. Between 1806 and 1809 he represented the Orleans Territory as a delegate in the House of Representatives of the United States.


Daniel Clark attended, among others, the Eton College in England. In 1786 he came to New Orleans, which still belonged to Spain at that time. There, Clark was active in the banking industry and in the field of land speculation. He witnessed how the city in 1801, first to France and then in 1803, after the Louisiana Purchase by President Thomas Jefferson came to the United States. On October 1, 1804 Orleans Territory was established in his new home.

Clark was nominated as a member of the first territorial government Council rejected this offer but. Instead, he became in 1806 the first delegate of the new territory in the Congress in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on 1 December 1806. Since he was also selected for the following legislative session, he could represent his territory to March 3, 1809 U.S. House of Representatives. For the elections of 1808 he was not nominated for another legislative session; thereafter, Clark moved back out of politics. He died on 16 August 1813 in New Orleans.