Convention Member John Clark

Convention Member
Born in Madison County, New York, on September 15, 1811. He attended the common schools, following farming till 1843, when he began the study of law and was admitted to the bar in 1851. He came to Waukon, lowa, in the fall of 1853 and built the third frame dwelling in the town. He was prosecuting attorney for Allamakee County for several years, and was one of the delegates to the Iowa Constitutional convention at Iowa City in 1857. He moved to Decorah in 1859 but returned to Waukon in 1874, and located at Postville in 1880, and later made his home with his son, F. M. Clark at Lime Springs. In the early days Mr. Clark was one of the most prominent attorneys in this part of the state. Source: Recollections and Sketches of Notable Lawyers and Public Men of Early Iowa; Chapter XXXI - Allamakee county; by Edward H. Stiles