Henry Alden Clark (R49) Erie County 1911-1916
Henry Alden Clark, born January 7, 1850, Harborcreek Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania; Erie Central High School, Erie Academy, 1864, State normal school, Edinboro, Pennsylvania, 1865-1866, Willoughby Collegiate Institute, Willoughby, Ohio, 1866-1867; teacher; Harvard University, 1870-1874, Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1877; admitted bar, Fall River, Massachusetts , 1878; associated, Edison Electric Light, New York; moved, Erie, Pennsylvania, 1882; Edison Corporation, 1887; admitted, Pennsylvania bar, 1884; member, common council of Erie, 1888; bought, editor Erie Gazette, 1890-1892; chairman, Republican City and Erie County committees, 1890; city solicitor of Erie, 1896-1899; elected, Republican Pennsylvania State Senate, 1911-1916; elected, Republican, United States House of Representatives, 1917-1919; resumed the practice of his profession; judge, Orphans' Court, Erie County, 1921-1931; married, Sophia “Sophy” Gertrude McCreary, 1878; children, Sophy Annette, Henry McCreary died, February 15, 1944 Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania; interment, Erie Cemetery, Erie County, Pennsylvania.
Admitted, bar, Fall River, Massachusetts, 1878; subsequently associated with the Edison Electric Light interests in New York; moved to Erie, Pennsylvania, 1882; continuing with the Edison Corporation until 1887; admitted, Pennsylvania bar May 1884. Owner, editor, Erie Gazette, 1890-1892.
The Harvard Book: a Series of Historical, Biographical, and Descriptive Sketches; v.1 - Harvard classmate Frederick Onzi Vaille, Henry Alden Clark.
The College Book - by Charles Francis Richardson (Author), Henry Alden Clark (Author)
Member, common council of Erie, 1888.
Chairman, Republican Erie City and Erie County committees, 1890.
City Solicitor of Erie, 1896-1899.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 49th district, Erie County, Special Election, vacancy, Albert Everton Sisson, resigned, March 14, 1910, Henry Clark elected, November 8, 1910 seated, 1911-1912, reelected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 49th district, Erie County, 1912-1916; not a candidate for reelection; committee assignments, Appropriations, Congressional Apportionment, Exposition Affairs, Finance, Game and Fisheries, Judiciary General (Chairman), Municipal Affairs.
Judge, Orphans' Court, Erie County, 1921-1931.
Names of any service after Senate:
Elected, Republican, United States House of Representatives, Sixty-fifth Congress 25th district, (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1919); not a candidate for reelection 1918, Sixty-sixth Congress.
Married, Sophia (Sophy) Gertrude McCreary, of Erie, Pennsylvania, daughter of Brevet Brigadier General and Senator David B. McCreary and Annette Gunnison McCreary, on July 18, 1878. Father-in-law, David B. McCreary was his first law partner.
The Pennsylvania Manual, (1916). Miller, H.P., (Compiler). Baker, W.H., (Assistant Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1116, 1123-1126, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1093.