Daniel Clark (New Hampshire politician)

Daniel Clark
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire
In office
July 27, 1866  January 2, 1891
Appointed by Andrew Jackson
Preceded by John Samuel Sherburne
Succeeded by Edgar Aldrich
United States Senator
from New Hampshire
In office
June 27, 1857 July 27, 1866
Preceded by James Bell
Succeeded by George G. Fogg
Personal details
Born (1809-10-24)October 24, 1809
Stratham, New Hampshire
Died January 2, 1891(1891-01-02) (aged 81)
Manchester, New Hampshire
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 1836, 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, served as a federal judge to the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire. Clark was nominated by President Andrew Johnson on July 27, 1866, to a seat vacated by Matthew Harvey. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 27, 1866, and received commission the same day. He served from 1866 to his death.

He died on January 2, 1891 in Manchester and was buried in Valley Cemetery.

Daniel Clark, photograph by Mathew Brady
Legal offices
Preceded by
Matthew Harvey
Judge of the District Court for the District of New Hampshire
Succeeded by
Edgar Aldrich
United States Senate
Preceded by
James Bell
U.S. 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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