Member Biography

Joseph Oscar Clark 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1921-1922       37 Republican
1923-1924       37 Republican

COUNTIES: Indiana, Jefferson  


09/07/1871 - 07/21/1936

Joseph Oscar Clark (R37) Indiana and Jefferson Counties 1921-1924

Early Life:

Joseph Oscar Clark, born September 7, 1871, Montgomery Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania; son of John W. and Adah S. Hiddlesen Clark; public school education; Dickinson Seminary, Williamsport, Pennsylvania; Germantown Academy; Eastman Business College, Poughkeepsie, New York; partner,  lumber business, Glen Campbell, Pennsylvania; organizer, board member, First National Bank, Glen Campbell; elected, president, First National Bank, 1905; engaged in development of oil properties, Oklahoma, Kansas, bituminous coal properties Central Pennsylvania, West Virginia; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1921-1924; president, Royal Oil and Gas Company, 1936; married, Winifred P. Patchin Clark, children, Aaron P. Clark; died, July 21, 1936 (aged 64), Glen Campbell, Indiana County, Pennsylvania; interment, Patchinville Cemetery, Burnside, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 37thd district, Indiana and Jefferson Counties, 1921-1924; vacancy, death, Wilbur P. Graff, September 15, 1920; committee assignments, Agriculture, Appropriations, Banks and Building and Loan Associations, Corporations, Education, Forestry, Game and Fisheries, (Chairman), Judicial Apportionment, Law and Order, Public Roads and Highways, Public Supply of Light and Water, Railroads.


Cox, Harold "Senate Members "C"Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1923-1924). Whitmore, R.E., (Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 983, 988, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 961.

Joseph Oscar Clark (1871-1936) - Find a Grave Memorial