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George W. Clarke

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George Washington Clarke
Lieutenant Governor George W. Clarke.jpg
21st Governor of Iowa
In office
January 16, 1913 – January 11, 1917
LieutenantWilliam L. Harding
Preceded byBeryl F. Carroll
Succeeded byWilliam L. Harding
Lieutenant Governor of Iowa
In office
January 14, 1909 – January 16, 1913
GovernorBeryl F. Carroll
Preceded byWarren Garst
Succeeded byWilliam L. Harding
Personal details
Born(1852-10-24)October 24, 1852
Shelby County, Indiana, U.S.
DiedNovember 28, 1936(1936-11-28) (aged 84)
Adel, Iowa, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Arletta Greene
Alma materUniversity of Iowa College of Law

George Washington Clarke (October 24, 1852 – November 28, 1936) served two terms as the 21st Governor of Iowa from 1913 to 1917.

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Biography

In 1856 the Clarke family moved to Davis County, Iowa, settling one mile east of Drakesville. He taught school in Bloomfield before attending Oskaloosa College, from which he graduated in 1877. Clarke earned a law degree from the University of Iowa in 1878 and then moved to Adel, Iowa. He married Arletta Greene on June 27, 1878. He served four years as Justice of the Peace and in 1882 formed a partnership with John B. White for the practice of law. From 1901–1909, he was a member of the Iowa House of Representatives, serving as Speaker from 1904–1909. He was the Lieutenant Governor from 1909–1913 serving under Governor Beryl F. Carroll, and then was elected governor in 1912 and reelected in 1914. After stepping down as governor, he was Dean of Drake University Law School from 1917–1918, and practiced law in Des Moines, Iowa. His papers are in the collection of the University of Iowa.

One of his grandchildren was Nile Kinnick, who won the Heisman Trophy while playing for the University of Iowa.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Beryl F. Carroll
Republican nominee Governor of Iowa
1912, 1914
Succeeded by
William L. Harding
Political offices
Preceded by
Warren Garst
Lieutenant Governor of Iowa
1909–1913
Succeeded by
William L. Harding
Preceded by
Beryl F. Carroll
Governor of Iowa
1913–1917
Succeeded by
William L. Harding
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