★  Clark, William Thomas

William Thomas Clark


Born: June 29, 1831

Birthplace: Norwalk, Connecticut

Father: Levi Clark 1801 – 1875

Mother: Fanny Stevens 1807 – 1855

Wife: Laura Clark 1837 – 1927
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​
Married: 1856


Laura Sherry Clark Whitaker 1858 – 1942​
(Buried: Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​
May Spencer Clark 1861 – 1952​
(Buried: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Maryland)​

Occupation before War:

School Teacher in Norwalk, Connecticut​
1854: Passed the Bar Exam in New York​
Attorney in the State of Iowa​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: 1st Lt. in 13th Iowa Infantry Regiment​
1862: Captain and Assistant Adjutant in 13th Iowa Infantry Regiment​
1862 – 1863: Major and Assistant Adjutant 13th Iowa Infantry Regiment​
1862: Served in the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee​
1862: Served in the Siege of Corinth, Mississippi​
1863: Assistant Adjutant General during the Vicksburg Campaign​
1863 – 1865: Lt. Colonel, Assistant Adjutant General in Union Army​
1864: Assistant Adjutant General for Army of Tennessee in Atlanta​
1864: Brevetted Brigadier General in the Union Army​
1865: Served briefly in the Carolina’s Campaign​
1865: Brigadier General of Union Army, Volunteers​
1865: Brevetted Major General for his service in the war​

Occupation after War:

Organizer of a negro school in Galveston, Texas​
Founder of First National Bank of Galveston, Texas​
Cashier for First National Bank of Galveston, Texas​
United States Postmaster in Galveston, Texas​
1870 – 1871: United States Congressman from Texas​
1871 – 1872: United States Congressman from Texas​
1876 – 1880: Employee of Government Offices in Washington, D.C.​
1880 – 1883: Chief Clerk of U.S. Internal Revenue Department​
Assistant Editor of Fargo Daily Argus Newspaper​
1890 – 1898: Attorney in Denver, Colorado​
1898 – 1905: Special Inspector for Internal Revenue Service​

October 12, 1905

Place of Death: New York City Hospital in New York City, New York

Cause of Death: Asthenia from surgery of epithelioma of pharynx

Age at time of Death: 74 years old

Burial Place: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
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