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Beverly L. Clarke

Born: Feb 11, 1809

Death: Mar 17, 1860

Nationality: United States

Beverly L. Clarke

Date of Birth : Feb 11, 1809
Date of Death : Mar 17, 1860

Beverly Leonidas Clarke was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky. Born in Winterfield, Virginia, Clarke attended the common schools. He moved to Kentucky in 1823. He studied law in Franklin, Kentucky, and graduated from the Lexington Law School in 1831. He was admitted to the bar in 1833 and commenced practice in Franklin, Kentucky. He served as member of the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1841 and 1842. Clarke was elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress. He served as delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1849. He was an unsuccessful Democratic nominee for Governor in 1855. He was appointed by President Buchanan as Minister to Guatemala, and was also accredited to Honduras, and served from January 7, 1858, until his death in Guatemala, March 17, 1860. He was interred in the State Cemetery, Frankfort, Kentucky.

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