United States Fifteenth Amendment

Reader W. Clarke

"(May 18, 1812 -- May 23, 1872) Reader Wright Clarke was a printer, lawyer, publisher, clerk, auditor, collector of internal revenue, and an American politician. Clark was born in Bethel, Ohio. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1836. He published a Whig paper in Shawneetown, Illinois, presidential elector on the Whig ticker in 1844, clerk of the court of Clermont County (1846-1852), third auditor of the Treasury (March 26, 1869 - March 26, 1870), and was appointed as collector of internal revenue. He served as a member of the State house of representatives (1840 - 1842). Clarke was elected as a Republican to the 39th and 40th Congresses (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1869). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=C000468]"

Member of Ohio Delegation - United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866 , Ohio Delegation - United States Fifteenth Amendment [this display].

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