J. Bayard Clark

Jerome Bayard Clark ( * April 5, 1882 in Elizabethtown, Bladen County, North Carolina; † August 26, 1959 in Fayetteville, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1929 and 1949 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


J. Bayard Clark was born on the Phoebus Plantation near Elizabethtown. He attended the common schools and the Davidson College. He then studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After a subsequent study of law and its 1906 by admission to the bar he began in Elizabethtown to work in this profession. From 1910 to 1922 he was president of the Bank of Elizabethtown. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. In 1915 he was elected to the House of Representatives from North Carolina. Since 1920 he lived in Fayetteville.

Clark was 1909-1919 and a member of the State Board of his party. In the congressional elections of 1928 he was in the sixth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Homer L. Lyon on March 4, 1929. After nine elections he could pass in Congress until January 3, 1949 ten legislative periods. Since 1933, he represented there as a successor to Walter Lambeth seventh district of his state. As Congressman Clark first experienced the Great Depression and after the adoption of the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Since December 1941, the work of the Congress was determined by the events of the Second World War and its consequences. In 1933, the 20th and the 21st Amendment to the Constitution ratified. From 1931 to 1935, Clark was the first Chairman of the Election Committee.

1948 renounced J. Bayard Clark on another candidacy. In the following years he practiced as a lawyer again. He died on August 26, 1959 in Fayetteville, where he was also buried.