Governor James Clark Records, 1836-1839
- Governor James Clark Records, 1836-1839
- Clark, James, 1779-1839
- 4.0 cubic ft.
- Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
- Biography / History
- Governor James Clark served in office from 1836-1839 as a Whig Party affiliate. Originally from Virginia, Governor Clark resided in Clark County, KY. His occupation was a Lawyer and Judge. As a judge, James Clark is noted for rendering a decision which initiated the Old Court/New Court controversy. The first common schools were created during Clark's administration. Governor James Clark died in office.