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Reader Wright Clarke

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Born: May 18, 1812
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Birthplace: Bethel, Ohio

Father: Houton Clarke 1765 – 1834
(Buried: Early Settlers Burying Ground, Bethel, Ohio)​

Mother: Nancy Riley 1786 – 1857
(Buried: Early Settlers Burying Ground, Bethel, Ohio)​

Political Party: Whig Party and Republican Party

Education:


Studied the Art of Printing​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Batavia, Ohio​
Publisher of Whig Newspaper in Shawneetown, Illinois​
Attorney in Batavia, Ohio​
1840 – 1842: Ohio State Representative​
1844: Whig Party Presidential Elector​
1846 – 1852: Clerk for Clermont County, Ohio​

Civil War Career:

Attorney in Batavia, Ohio​
1865 – 1869: United States Congressman from Ohio​
1865 – 1867: Member of House Printing Committee​
1865 – 1867: Member of House Revolutionary Claims Committee​

Occupation after War:

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1867 – 1869: Chairman of House Printing Committee​
1867 – 1869: Member of House Expenditures State Department Committee​
1867 – 1869: Member of House Post Offices and Post Roads Committee​
1868: Voted in support of impeaching President Andrew Johnson​
1869 – 1870: Third Auditor for United States Treasury Department​
1870 – 1872: Collector for United States Internal Revenue in Ohio​

Died: May 23, 1872

Place of Death: Batavia, Ohio

Age at time of Death: 60 years old

Burial Place: Batavia Union Cemetery, Batavia, Ohio
 
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