CS Con Clark, William White - C.S. Congressman, GA

William White Clark

Born: September 23, 1819

Birthplace: near Augusta, Georgia

Father: John Clark 1769 – 1836

Mother: Sarah White 1784 – 1840

Wife: Temperance Boddie Conyers 1824 –


Mary Elizabeth Clark 1847 – 1924​
(Buried: Southview Cemetery, Covington, Georgia)​

Political Party: Democratic Party


Attended Covington Manual Labor School​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Covington, Georgia​
1841: Georgia State Representative​
1858 – 1862: Law Partner of Jefferson Lamar​
Considered one of the best trial lawyers on his Georgia Circuit​
1860: It was stated he was worth more than eighty thousand dollars​
Owner of the abandoned land of Covington Manual Labor School​
Owner of Clark Grove Plantation in Covington, Georgia​
Owner of land near Covington, Georgia, and speculated in Texas​

Civil War Career:

1858 – 1862: Law Partner of Jefferson Lamar​
1862 – 1864: Confederate States Congressman from Georgia​
1862 – 1864: Member of House Post Offices and Post Roads Committee​
1862 – 1864: Member House Quartermaster's and Commissary Department Committee​
1862: Member of House War Tax Committee​
Known to have been a professed friend of the Davis Administration.​
He considered conscription "fraught with tyranny and injustice"​
He supported most wartime programs​
He made every effort to safeguard the home front's productive capacity.​
He never approved drafting overseers of plantations.​
He proposed the exemption from the draft of most artisans and mechanics.​
Worked Successfully to exclude perishable goods from the tax​
1863: Unsuccessful Candidate for reelection to Confederate Congress​

Occupation after War:

Attorney in Covington, Georgia​
1869: Trustee of Southern Masonic Female College in Covington​
Member of mercantile firm of Clark, Rosser, and Company​
He would occasionally lend money at interest​
1873 – 1878: Director of Georgia Railroad and Banking Company​
1883: Went to Baltimore, Maryland to receive medical treatment​

Died: August 6, 1883

Place of Death: Baltimore, Maryland

Age at time of Death: 63 years old

Burial Place: Southview Cemetery, Covington, Georgia
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