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Daniel Clark (New Hampshire politician)

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Daniel Clark
Daniel Clark 1809-1891 - Brady-Handy.jpg
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
In office
July 27, 1866 – January 2, 1891
Appointed byAndrew Johnson
Preceded byMatthew Harvey
Succeeded byEdgar Aldrich
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
In office
April 26, 1864 – February 19, 1865
Preceded bySolomon Foot
Succeeded byLafayette S. Foster
United States Senator
from New Hampshire
In office
June 27, 1857 – July 27, 1866
Preceded byJames Bell
Succeeded byGeorge G. Fogg
Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Daniel Clark

(1809-10-24)October 24, 1809
Stratham, New Hampshire
DiedJanuary 2, 1891(1891-01-02) (aged 81)
Manchester, New Hampshire
Resting placeValley Cemetery
Manchester, New Hampshire
Political partyRepublican
EducationDartmouth College
read law

Daniel Clark (October 24, 1809 – January 2, 1891) was a United States senator from New Hampshire and a United States district judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire

Education and career

Daniel Clark, photograph by Mathew Brady
Daniel Clark, photograph by Mathew Brady

Born on October 24, 1809, in Stratham, New Hampshire,[1] Clark attended the common schools Hampton Academy (now New Hampton School) and Union College in Schenectady, New York.[2] He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1834 and read law in 1836.[1] He was admitted to the bar and entered private practice in Epping, New Hampshire from 1836 to 1839.[1] He continued private practice in Manchester, New Hampshire from 1839 to 1842, 1844 to 1846, and from 1847 to 1861.[1] He was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1842 to 1843, in 1846, and from 1854 to 1855.[1]

Congressional service

Clark was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Senator James Bell.[2] He was reelected in 1861, and served from June 27, 1857, to July 27, 1866, when he resigned to accept a federal judicial post.[2] He served as President pro tempore of the United States Senate during the 38th United States Congress.[2] He was Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Claims for the 37th through the 39th United States Congress.[2]

Federal judicial service

Clark was nominated by President Andrew Johnson on July 27, 1866, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire vacated by Judge Matthew Harvey.[1] He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 27, 1866, and received his commission the same day.[1] His service terminated on January 2, 1891, due to his death in Manchester.[1] He was interred in Valley Cemetery in Manchester.[2][3]

Other service

Clark was President of the New Hampshire constitutional convention in 1876.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Daniel Clark at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g United States Congress. "Daniel Clark (id: C000427)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  3. ^ "Find a grave: Daniel Clark". Find a Grave.


U.S. Senate
Preceded by  U.S. senator (Class 3) from New Hampshire
Served alongside: John P. Hale, Aaron H. Cragin
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by President pro tempore of the United States Senate
Succeeded by
Legal offices
Preceded by Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
Succeeded by
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