October 16, 1831 d. June 18, 1909
Clarke, a Representative from Kansas; born in Southbridge,
Worcester County, Mass., October 16, 1831; attended the public
schools; publisher of the Southbridge Press in 1854; settled in
Lawrence, Kans., in 1859; enlisted as a volunteer during the
Civil War; appointed assistant adjutant general of Volunteers by
President Lincoln February 9, 1863; captain and assistant
provost marshal general for Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and
Dakota; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth, Fortieth,
and Forty-first Congresses (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1871);
chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Forty-first Congress);
unsuccessful candidate in 1870 for reelection to the
Member of the State house of representatives in 1879 and
served as speaker; moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County,
Okla., in 1889 and engaged in railroad building; chairman of the
statehood executive committee in 1891; member of the Territorial
council 1898-1902. Clarke served on the Oklahoma Historical
Society's board of directors from 1896 until 1906.
Died in Oklahoma City, Okla., on June 18, 1909; interment in
His papers are housed at the Carl Albert Center Congressional
Archives at the University of Oklahoma.
Daily Oklahoman, The
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
June 16, 1909, page 1
Citizen Is Critically Ill
Sidney Clarke is reported in serious condition at hi home and
practically no hope of his recovery is held. He has been
confined to his bed owing to complications of disease, among
them being heart trouble.
Clarke, Sidney, Biographical Directory of the United States
Congress 1774- Present
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