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Samuel Clark

Samuel Clark (January 1800 – October 2, 1870) was a U.S. Representative from the state of New York and a U.S. Representative from the state of Michigan.

Clark was born in Cayuga County, New York. He attended Hamilton College in Clinton and studied law in Auburn. In 1826 he was admitted to the bar and commenced the practice of law in Waterloo.

He was elected as a Jacksonian from New York's 25th congressional district to the Twenty-third Congress, serving from March 4, 1833 to March 3, 1835. After leaving Congress, he resumed his practice at Waterloo. In 1842, he moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan, and began a law practice there and became recognized as one of the leading lawyers in the state. Clark was a member of the Michigan State Constitutional Convention in 1850. In 1852, he was elected as a Democrat from Michigan's 3rd congressional district to the Thirty-third Congress, serving from March 4, 1853 to March 3, 1855. He lost to [[Republican Party

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