Henry Selby Clark

Henry Selby Clark ( * September 9, 1809 at Leechville, Beaufort County, North Carolina; † January 8, 1869 in Greenville, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1845 and 1847 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Henry Clark attended the common schools and then studied until 1828 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer in Washington, he began to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career.

Between 1834 and 1836 Clark MP in the House of Representatives from North Carolina. In 1842, he was district attorney. In the congressional elections of 1844 he was in the eighth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Archibald Hunter Arrington on March 4, 1845. Until March 3, 1847, he graduated only one term in Congress, which was shaped by the events of the Mexican-American War.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Clark moved to Greenville, where he practiced law. There he is on January 8, 1869 and passed away.