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Edward C. Clark

Born: Dec 19, 1811

Death: Oct 14, 1882

Profession: Businessperson

Nationality: United States

Edward C. Clark

Date of Birth : Dec 19, 1811
Date of Death : Oct 14, 1882

Edward Cabot Clark was an American businessman and lawyer. He was a founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Company, along with his business partner Isaac Merritt Singer. Together, they began investing in real estate in the 1870s. They built The Dakota, an apartment house at 72nd Street and Central Park West in New York City. This building was completed in 1884 and was the place where John Lennon was shot in 1980. In 1835, Clark married Caroline Jordan, and they had Alfred Corning Clark as their child. Alfred was the father of Stephen Carlton Clark and Edward Severin Clark. In 1856, Clark created the hire-purchase plan, which was the first American installment plan.


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