Ezra Clark, Jr.

Ezra Clark Jr. ( born September 12, 1813 in Brattleboro, Vermont, † September 26, 1896 in Hartford, Connecticut ) was an American politician. Between 1855 and 1859 he represented the first electoral district of the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1819, Ezra Clark came with his parents to Hartford in Connecticut. There he attended the public schools. After that, he was Ironmonger. He was also a member of the city council of Hartford. Ezra Clark became president of the National Screw Co. in Hartford, Providence in the merged later with the American Screw Co.. Clark also worked as a judge at the Municipal Court in Hartford, suggesting an earlier study of law. Politically, he was a member of the relatively short-lived American Party.

In 1854 he was in the first district of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he met on March 4, 1855 the successor to the Democrats James T. Pratt. Two years later, Clark stepped over to the Republican Party as their candidate he was in 1856 again elected to Congress. He was able to complete in 1859 two related legislative sessions in Congress until March 3. From 1855 to 1857 he was chairman of the Craftsman Income ( Committee on Manufactures ). In 1860 he was not re-elected.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, Clark dedicated his private affairs. From 1882 to 1895 he was chairman of the Water Committee of the city of Hartford. He served many years as president of the local Young Men's Institute. Ezra Clark died on September 26, 1896 in Hartford.