Governor James Clark Records, 1836-1839

Descriptive Summary

Governor James Clark Records, 1836-1839
Clark, James, 1779-1839
4.0 cubic ft.
Finding Aid Author
Tim Tingle
Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives

Collection Overview

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.

Contents of the Collection

Executive Journals

Executive Journal (Indexed), 1836-1838

  • Volume 1
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Executive Journal (Indexed), 1838-1839

  • Volume 2
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Executive Journal Blotter, 1838-1839

  • Volume 3
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