Joseph Jr.
American politician
Joseph Jr.
Joseph Sill "Joe" Clark, Jr. was an American lawyer and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a United States Senator from Pennsylvania from 1957 to 1969. He previously served as the 90th Mayor of Philadelphia from 1952 to 1956. Clark was the only Unitarian Universalist elected to a major office in Pennsylvania in the modern era.
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Pta boardwalk - August 30, 2011 - Independent Online
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All-day family celebration, Saturday, September 17, tickets at www.ticketbreak.co.za The Queen Experience, featuring Joseph Clark, Josie Field, Bittereinder, Tumu Molekane. Sunday. Gates open 11am, pre-shows start 1pm, main show starts 3pm with guest
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Westwood rolled by No. 1 Chapel Hill - Palestine Herald Press
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On the final play of the first quarter, however, the Bulldogs' Joseph Clark intercepted a Dodd pass at his own 5 and returned it 23 yards to the Bulldog 28. Three plays later, Saenz again connected with Onwuzu with a perfect scoring strike over the
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Truck passenger's death accidental - Toledo Blade
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Joseph Clark, 42, of Spencerville, Ohio, died of combined ethanol and drug toxicity, secondary to drug abuse, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. He was riding in a truck driven by William Tracy, 47, of Delphos, Ohio. Troopers said Mr. Clark was
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Wednesday Nights Hum Right Along - Patch.com
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And of the three, you can always expect to hear the stirring tunes of Cory Joseph Clark, the mastermind behind the singer/songwriter showcase. Since November, Clark has independently organized the Wednesday evening Hum House, from finding local
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New Orleans City Council appoints Joseph Clark to Civil Service Commission - NOLA.com
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Councilwomen Jackie Clarkson, Stacy Head, Cynthia Hedge-Morrell and Kristin Gisleson Palmer all supported third-place finisher Joseph Clark, a 40-year employee of the New Orleans Public Library. He has managed several library departments and branches
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Olmsted Falls Senior Center float tells transportation story - Sun Star Courier
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By Joe Clark, Sun News JOSEPH CLARK/SPECIAL TO SUN NEWSEvelyn Simon, seated at left, and Nancy Nichols, standing, left rear, were among the volunteers who helped fashion this cardboard reproduction of Olmsted Community Church's steeple
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Seeing is Disbelieving - Cleveland Scene Weekly
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Surrealism" has been such a constant throughout the summer gallery season that you wouldn't be blamed for assuming this paper enforces some sort of quota for the term's usage. (We don't.) Most galleries have used the word in its
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Boy Scout collecting used bicycles for homeless - Sun-Sentinel
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Joseph Clark wants to help the homeless in Broward County by getting them moving – on bicycles. The 17-year-old is a part of Margate's Boy Scout Troop 836, and he has started his Eagle project this summer. His idea is to collect as many used bikes as
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Two's Company - Cleveland Scene Weekly
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Two-artist shows are often collaborations or studies in contrast. But in the case of Two Man Show, the new exhibition at Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery, curator Ross Lesko chooses to emphasize the key traits shared by the radically
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Durban's Starlight Pop Opera Concert - Artslink.co.za News (press release)
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The artist line-up includes accomplished soprano Hanli Stapela, talented jazz saxophonist Shannon Mowday, renowned entertainer Joseph Clark, Juanita Kruger, Tree63's John Ellis and South African Idols 2010 runner-up, Lloyd Cele and the Cape Flats
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Church is to host Derbyshire Singers - Matlock Today
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Conducting the concert will be Lynne and Joseph Clark, and the programme for the event features works by Monteverdi, Schutz, Buxtehude and Lauridsen. There will also be the second movement of Bach's Double Violin Concerto, with soloists Lynne Clark and
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Warren's Coleman family ties bind, blossom - Youngstown Vindicator
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Among the other graduations the Coleman family celebrated last week was that of Joseph Clark, 24, of Youngstown, son of Deborah Clark, 52, one of the older Coleman daughters. Joseph earned a law degree at The Ohio State University this spring as well
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Sex & Loneliness - Cleveland Scene Weekly
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I like experimenting with how audiences react with each other," says William Busta, whose downtown gallery is offering a case study in exactly that. Through July 30, the Busta Gallery is simultaneously hosting shows by two strikingly
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Find 4th of July events - Daily Commercial
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That's exactly what Joseph Clark, general sales manager, said the dealership had in mind. "We wanted to make sure the fireworks were extra spectacular," Clark said of their second year of being involved in the city's celebration
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Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour visits Tazewell - Bluefield Daily Telegraph
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Joseph Clark of Pearisburg, Va., won his third consecutive tournament with a score of 84. Tanner Adams of Abingdon was 2nd with an 86. In third place was David Simonsen of Johnson City, Tenn., who posted a score of 92. Hunter Tuck of Christiansburg,
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Casnovia celebrates its contribution to the Armed Forces - Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.com
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Walk a few blocks southwest to Waterloo Street and you'll find Joseph Clark, 56, an insurance salesman whose son, Scott, completed a yearlong tour in Afghanistan. “For such a small community, we have a lot to be proud of,” Boyer said
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Flooding, strong winds, rain expected again this afternoon - MLive.com
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Joseph Clark, meteorologist at the National Weather Service, said storms today have the potential for strong winds, rain and flooding. "There's a decent chance for at least some localized flooding," he said. The NWS issued a flash flood watch from 2 pm
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1990
    Age 88
    Died on January 12, 1990.
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  • 1975
    Age 73
    He was chairman of independent candidate Charles Bowser's campaign in 1975.
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  • 1971
    Age 69
    A strong opponent of Mayor Frank Rizzo, he supported William J. Green, III in the 1971 Democratic primary and then Republican W.
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  • 1969
    Age 67
    He was president of World Federalists U.S.A., an organization promoting the creation of a world government, from 1969 to 1971.
    More Details Hide Details He also served as chairman of the Coalition on National Priorities and Military Policy, and continued to attend meetings of Members of Congress for Peace Through Law.
    Following his departure from the Senate, Clark served as a professor at Temple University in 1969.
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  • 1968
    Age 66
    His campaign chairman in 1968 was Bucks County author James A. Michener.
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    In 1968, Clark was defeated for re-election to a third term by Congressman Richard Schweiker, losing by a margin of 52%-46%.
    More Details Hide Details His defeat is generally credited to his support of gun control and opposition to the Vietnam War.
  • 1964
    Age 62
    A member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he voted for the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution in 1964 but soon became an outspoken opponent of the Vietnam War, condemning the war's escalation in 1965.
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    In 1964, he endorsed Genevieve Blatt, the state Secretary of Internal Affairs, over Judge Michael Musmanno in the Democratic senatorial primary.
    More Details Hide Details Clark's opposition to Musmanno was not well received by the Italian American community, who largely voted against Clark in 1968.
  • 1963
    Age 61
    He was a critic of the Senate itself, which he called a "self-perpetuating oligarchy" in a 1963 address on the Senate floor.
    More Details Hide Details He challenged the seniority system and the filibuster.
    Clark was appointed to the Democratic Steering Committee in 1963, but conservative Southern Democrats thwarted his efforts to appoint more liberal Senators to committees.
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  • 1962
    Age 60
    In 1962, Clark was re-elected to a second term after narrowly defeating Congressman James E. Van Zandt by a 51%-49% margin.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1956
    Age 54
    On November 6, 1956, Clark narrowly defeated Duff by a margin of 50.1%-49.7%, winning by less than 18,000 out of 4.5 million votes cast.
    More Details Hide Details At the same time in the presidential election, President Eisenhower, who by this time claimed his farm in Gettysburg as his permanent address, carried Pennsylvania by well over 600,000 votes. During his early tenure in the Senate, Clark earned a reputation as a strong supporter of civil rights and congressional reform. He sponsored the Manpower Development and Training Act and the Area Redevelopment Act. He often clashed with Lyndon B. Johnson while the latter was Senate Majority Leader.
    Clark, who had promised to serve as mayor for only one term, announced his candidacy for the United States Senate in 1956.
    More Details Hide Details After winning the Democratic nomination over the opposition of Philadelphia's party leaders, he faced first-term Republican incumbent James H. Duff, a popular former governor, in the general election. During the campaign, Clark ran on a liberal platform which included support for increasing the minimum wage, expanding Social Security, and repealing the Taft–Hartley Act. He also criticized President Dwight D. Eisenhower on international and domestic matters, and attacked Senator Duff's poor attendance record.
    In 1956, Clark became the first politician to receive the Philadelphia Award for promoting good governance in the city.
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  • 1955
    Age 53
    In 1955, he chartered the Food Distribution Center Corporation to create a new food market, and established the Urban Traffic and Transportation Board to design a mass transit system.
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  • 1952
    Age 50
    He endorsed Senator Estes Kefauver for the Democratic nomination in the 1952 presidential election.
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    In 1952, Clark launched a television series Tell It To the Mayor in which he and other city officials answered questions about his administration.
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    Clark was inaugurated as the 90th Mayor of Philadelphia on January 7, 1952.
    More Details Hide Details He was the first mayor to serve under Philadelphia's Home Rule Charter, which had reorganized city government by merging Philadelphia's city and county offices, establishing a limit of two successive terms for mayor, replacing patronage with a merit system for civil servants, and giving the mayor increased administrative, legislative, and investigative powers. During his administration, he reduced corruption within the Police Department and appointed several African Americans to city jobs. He adopted a $20 million tax increase and established a pay-as-you-go system. He created low-income housing projects, also establishing the position of housing coordinator. He also refused to accept personal gifts. His tenure also saw the transformation of the Penn Center and the Philadelphia waterfront.
    He previously served as the 117th Mayor of Philadelphia from 1952 to 1956.
    More Details Hide Details Clark was the only Unitarian Universalist elected to a major office in Pennsylvania in the modern era. One of two children, Joseph Clark was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Joseph Sill Clark, Sr. and Kate Richardson Avery. His father, a longtime lawyer in Germantown, was also a national tennis champion who won the 1885 U.S. National Championship in doubles with Dick Sears. His mother, whose family owned Avery Island in Louisiana, was the niece of Edmund McIlhenny, who invented Tabasco sauce. He was raised in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, and received his early education at Chestnut Hill Academy. He then attended Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts, where he played on the school's baseball and football teams.
  • FORTIES
  • 1951
    Age 49
    On November 6, 1951, he defeated Poling by a margin of 124,700 votes.
    More Details Hide Details With his victory, Clark became the first Democrat to be elected Mayor of Philadelphia since 1884.
    Clark announced his candidacy for Mayor of Philadelphia in May 1951.
    More Details Hide Details Democratic leaders had wanted Dilworth to run for mayor, but Clark released a press statement declaring his "irrevocable decision to run for mayor." Dilworth instead successfully ran for District Attorney of Philadelphia. Running on his record as city controller, Clark often used a broom while campaigning as a symbol of his pledge to "sweep out" corruption. His Republican challenger was Daniel A. Poling, a Baptist clergyman and editor of the Christian Herald. Clark was endorsed by several labor unions, Americans for Democratic Action, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
  • 1950
    Age 48
    Serving from 1950 to 1952, Clark investigated and publicized scandals within the Republican-controlled city government, including the embezzlement of tax money and court funds, imprisonment of the fire marshal, falsification of records, and corruption in the water bureau.
    More Details Hide Details Many officials were impeached or indicted as a result, and nine even committed suicide.
  • 1949
    Age 47
    Running as a reform Democrat, Clark was elected city controller in 1949, winning by more than 100,000 votes.
    More Details Hide Details Meanwhile, Dilworth was elected city treasurer by a similar margin.
  • 1948
    Age 46
    He then served as chairman of the citizens' committee for President Harry S. Truman in the 1948 election, and as chairman of the Philadelphia chapter of the Americans for Democratic Action from 1948 to 1949.
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  • 1947
    Age 45
    Following his return to Philadelphia, Clark resumed his political activity and his partnership with Dilworth. He was manager of Dilworth's unsuccessful campaign for Mayor of Philadelphia against Republican incumbent Bernard Samuel in 1947.
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  • 1945
    Age 43
    Returning to the United States in September 1945, he accompanied General Stratemeyer to Washington, D.C., where he helped design plans to defend the nation against air raids.
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  • 1943
    Age 41
    He briefly served as acting chief of staff to General Stratemeyer, and attained the rank of colonel on October 15, 1943.
    More Details Hide Details He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Legion of Merit, and Military Order of the British Empire.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1941
    Age 39
    In August 1941, Clark enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces (AAF) and was assigned as a captain in the Officers' Reserve Corps Headquarters at Washington, D.C. He later became director of the Organizational Planning Headquarters with the AAF.
    More Details Hide Details Following the entry of the United States into World War II, he was transferred to the China Burma India Theater as deputy chief of staff to General George E. Stratemeyer.
  • 1935
    Age 33
    Clark was married three times and had two children. He and his first wife had one son, Joseph S. Clark III. He was married to his second wife, Noel Hall, from April 1935 until their divorce in September 1967.
    More Details Hide Details He and Noel had one daughter, Noel Clairborne Clark. Two weeks after his divorce, Clark married Iris Cole Richey, a former editor of the Pennsylvania Manual, to whom he remained married until his death.
  • 1934
    Age 32
    From 1934 to 1935, he served as Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania.
    More Details Hide Details In this capacity, he engaged in trial work related to the closing of banks.
    He managed Dilworth's unsuccessful campaign for the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1934.
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  • 1933
    Age 31
    Clark was an unsuccessful candidate for the Philadelphia City Council in 1933, with Dilworth serving as his campaign manager.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, he joined the firm of Dechert, Bok, Smith and Clark, and continued to practice law for seven years.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1930
    Age 28
    Percy's daughter Mary was married to Nelson Rockefeller from 1930 to 1962, before he served as Vice President of the United States.
    More Details Hide Details Clark's paternal grandmother was the daughter of Joseph and Jane (née Todhunter) Sill, who were social reformers and leaders in antebellum Philadelphia's benevolence movement. Joseph Sill served as secretary, vice president, and president of the St. George Society of Philadelphia, an aid organization for English immigrants.
  • 1928
    Age 26
    During the 1928 election, Clark founded the Democratic Warriors Club with Richardson Dilworth, beginning a long political partnership between the two.
    More Details Hide Details Both men became active in the reform movement to end corruption in city government, which was long controlled by a Republican machine.
    In 1928, he left the Republican Party and became a Democrat, supporting Al Smith in that year's presidential election.
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  • 1926
    Age 24
    In December 1926, Clark was admitted to the bar and became an associate with his father's law firm of Clark, Clark, McCarthy and Wagner.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, he made his first entry into politics when he unsuccessfully ran as a progressive candidate for Republican committeeman.
    He earned his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1926.
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  • 1924
    Age 22
    Clark, who had spent time at the Bar B C Dude Ranch in Jackson Hole, became a partner in the Double Diamond Dude Ranch in 1924.
    More Details Hide Details He later returned to Philadelphia and enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was a member of St. Anthony Hall and editor of the Law Review.
  • 1923
    Age 21
    Clark studied at Harvard University, where he was a member of the baseball and track teams. He won several prizes, including the John Harvard scholarship for high academic distinction. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated magna cum laude in 1923 with a Bachelor of Science degree in government, history and economics.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1919
    Age 17
    He graduated from Middlesex in 1919 as class valedictorian.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1901
    Born
    Born on October 21, 1901.
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