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Dick Clark

Born: Sep 14, 1928

Birthplace: Linn County

Nationality: United States

Dick Clark

Date of Birth : Sep 14, 1928
Birth Place : Linn County

Richard Clarence "Dick" Clark represented the state of Iowa in the United States Senate from 1973 to 1979. Clark, a Democrat, was successful only in his first election for the Senate when he defeated Republican incumbent, Jack R. Miller in 1972. Clark received 662,637 votes to Miller's 530,525. American Independent Party candidate William Rocap received 8,954 votes. Clark served on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and chaired the Subcommittee on Africa, developing considerable expertise on the crisis in Angola. In 1976, he authored the Clark Amendment, which barred aid from the U.S. government to private groups engaged in military or paramilitary operations in Angola. Clark ran for reelection in 1978, but lost to Roger Jepsen. Clark was then appointed by President Jimmy Carter to be Ambassador at Large and United States Coordinator for Refugee Affairs in 1979. He has served as a senior fellow at the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies since 1980. He was educated first at the University of Maryland, Wiesbaden, and the University of Frankfurt from 1950 to 1952, while serving in the United States Army.

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