Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Clarke, Beverly Leonidas

Clarke, Beverly Leonidas, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Winterfield, Chesterfield County, Va., February 11, 1809; attended the common schools; moved to Kentucky in 1823; studied law in Franklin, Ky., and was graduated from the Lexington Law School in 1831; was admitted to the bar in 1833 and commenced practice in Franklin, Ky.; member of the State house of representatives in 1841 and 1842; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1849; elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1849; unsuccessful Democratic nominee for Governor in 1855; appointed by President Buchanan Minister to Guatemala, and was also accredited to Honduras, and served from January 7, 1858, until his death in Guatemala, Central America, March 17, 1860; interment in the State Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Clarke, Beverly Leonidas," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.984 Original Sources, accessed January 26, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=942AT43ELNG8AIH.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Clarke, Beverly Leonidas." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.984, Original Sources. 26 Jan. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=942AT43ELNG8AIH.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Clarke, Beverly Leonidas' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.984. Original Sources, retrieved 26 January 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=942AT43ELNG8AIH.