House 1877-78 (District 26)
Party when first elected: Republican
Date of Birth:
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
J.H., Jas. H.
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
New York Public Schools; At Least Elementary School;
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
112th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Company D/Mounted Infantry (United States Civil War; East Tennessee, Georgia, Franklin, Nashville, Jonesboro, and North Carolina Campaigns; Wounded in the Shoulder; Private, 1 year, Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant);
07/12/1862 to 07/06/1865
Married (married in October 1848)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He moved to New York around 1836, with his parents. Then moved to Illinois when he was 16 years old, with his parents. He also spent some time in California. He came to St. Anthony, Hennepin County, Minnesota in the fall of 1854. He moved to Excelsior, Minnesota in the fall of 1860. He returned to Illinois in the fall of 1861. He came back to Excelsior, Minnesota in the spring of 1867.
"Mr. Clark is a Republican." (Biographical Sketches of the Officers of the State Government of Minnesota and the 19th Minnesota State Legislature by C.L. Hall, 1877, p. 33)
He was listed as a Republican on the list of members posted after the 1877 election. ("The Next Legislature." St. Paul Pioneer Press, November 10, 1877)
He was wounded in the shoulder before the Atlanta Campaign during the United States Civil War.