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Daniel Clark


In office
June 27, 1857 – July 27, 1866
Preceded by James Bell
Succeeded by George G. Fogg

Born October 24, 1809(1809-10-24)
Stratham, New Hampshire, U.S.
Died January 2, 1891 (aged 81)
Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S.
Political party Republican
Profession Politician, Lawyer, Judge

Daniel Clark (October 24, 1809 – January 2, 1891) was an American politician who served in the New Hampshire legislature and the United States Senate.

Clark was born in Stratham, New Hampshire. He attended common schools, Hampton Academy, Union College, and graduated Dartmouth College in 1834. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1837, practicing in Epping, New Hampshire from 1837–1839 and then moving to Manchester.

He was elected to the state legislature from 1842–1843, 1846, and 1854-1855. He was elected to fill James Bell's seat in the U.S. Senate (Bell died) in 1857 and was re-elected in 1861. His Senate service lasted from June 27, 1857 until to July 27, 1866, when he resigned. During his tenure in the Senate he served as President pro tem in the 38th Congress and on the Claims Committee from the 37th Congress to 39th Congress.

After resigning from the Senate, Clark served as a US District Court Judge from 1866 to his death. He died on January 2, 1891 in Manchester and was buried in Valley Cemetery.

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United States Senate
Preceded by
James Bell
United States Senator (Class 3) from New Hampshire
June 27, 1857 – July 27, 1866
Served alongside: John P. Hale, Aaron H. Cragin
Succeeded by
George G. Fogg
Political offices
Preceded by
Solomon Foot
President pro tempore of the United States Senate
April 26, 1864 – February 19, 1865
Succeeded by
Lafayette S. Foster
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