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John B. Clark Sr. was born in Madison County, Kentucky, a nephew of
Christopher Henderson Clark and James Clark. He attended
the country schools, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1824.
Establishing a law practice in Fayette, Missouri, he served as clerk
of the Howard County courts from 1824 until 1834.
Clark was commissioned colonel of
Missouri Mounted Volunteers during the Black Hawk War
Black Hawk War in 1832, and was selected to command Missouri
Missouri state forces during the Missouri
Missouri Mormon War. Governor Lilburn Boggs addressed his infamous Extermination Order to Clark, directing that the Mormons
Mormons be "exterminated, or driven from the state." He was promoted to major general of the state militia in 1848. Entering politics, Clark was a member of the State house of representatives in 1850 and 1851. He was appointed as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James S. Green. He was reelected to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses and served from December 7, 1857, until July 13, 1861, when he was expelled for having taken up arms against the Union. He was replaced by William Augustus Hall. Clark served as a Senator from Missouri
Missouri in the First Confederate Congress and a Representative in the Second Confederate Congress. He also served in the field as a brigadier general in the Missouri
Missouri State Guard. Eight days prior to his being expelled from the U.S. Congress, Brigadier General Clark fought at the July 5, 1861 Battle of Carthage. On November 10, 1865 Major General Philip Sheridan
Philip Sheridan recommended the release of Senator Clark from confinement at Fort Jackson due to poor health. After the war, he practiced law until his death in Fayette, Missouri. He was buried in Fayette Cemetery. His son John Bullock Clark Jr.
John Bullock Clark Jr. served as a general in the Confederate States Army as well as a postbellum U.S. Congressman. See also
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^ Philip, Sheridan. "War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0794". Ohio State University. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
Allardice, Bruce S. (1995). More Generals in Gray. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press. p. 287. ISBN 978-0-8071-3148-0. Eicher, John H.; Eicher, David J. (2001), Civil War High Commands, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, ISBN 978-0-8047-3641-1 Philip, Sheridan. "War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0794". Ohio State University. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by James Lindley Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri's 3rd congressional district 1857–1861 Succeeded by William Hall
Confederate States Senate
New constituency Confederate States Senator (Class 1) from Missouri 1862–1864 Served alongside: Robert Peyton, Waldo Johnson Succeeded by George Vest
Confederate States House of Representatives
Preceded by Caspar Bell Member of the C.S. House of Representatives from Missouri's 3rd congressional district 1864–1865 Constituency abolished
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