James Cunningham Clarke (D39) Westmoreland County 1875-1880
James Cunningham Clarke, born February 2, 1823, Laughlintown, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; son of James and Jane Patton Clarke; Jefferson College; read law, now engaged, in practice of that profession; private law practice; married, Isabella Armstrong Keenan Clarke, 1853, children, Isabella Clarke Niccolls, Janet Cunningham Clarke, Mary Clarke Bell, James Keenan Clarke, John E. Clark; solicitor, Pennsylvania Railroad, Westmoreland County, 1874; Canal Commissioner; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1875-1880; engaged, banking and coal interests; president, Greensburg Banking Company; died, April 23, 1893 (aged 70), Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; interment, Saint Clair Cemetery, Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
Solicitor, Pennsylvania Railroad, Westmoreland County, 1874.
Elected, Democrat, abbreviated Pennsylvania State Senate term, due to 1874 Constitutional district reapportionment, 39th district, Westmoreland County, 1875-1876; re-elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 39th district, Westmoreland County, 1877-1880; committee assignments, Constitutional Reform, Education, Finance, Military Affairs.
Father, James Clarke, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1822-1823, 1825, and 1846-1847.
Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1879). Smull, J.A., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 705, 710-712, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 663.
The Somerset Herald (Somerset, Pennsylvania) · Wednesday, April 26, 1893 · Page 2.