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Edmund C. Clark


"In his younger days Mr. Clark worked at various trades, chiefly as carpenter. He enlisted in the civil war in the 32nd N.Y. Vol. Co. E., and after serving two years he re-enlisted in Co. H. 6th N.Y. Cav., and served till October, 1865. Mr. Clark was admitted to the bar in 1880, in which profession he has since been engaged, occasionally lecturing on political economy . . . . Mr. Clark is the author of five hundred poems, many of which have appered in the leading publications of America. A volume of his verse will shortly be published. He was married in 1864 to Miss Mary J. Brown, and now resides in Hutchinson, Kansas." [Thomas W. Herringshaw (ed.), Poets and Poetry of Kansas 175 (Chicago: American Publishers' Association, 1894)][Herringshaw notes that Edmund Clark was born in Binghampton, New York. No date of birth is given and we have, to date, not located any additional information about Clark. We find no OCLC listing of the "volume of verse" referred to the Herringshaw bio sketch.]