Joe Clark (Australian politician)
Clark was born at Coonamble, New South Wales. His father was Joseph Alfred Clark, a New South Wales state MLA, Clark was educated at Holy Cross College at Ryde. Prior to his career, Joe Clark also operated as a tailor at Coonamble. He went on to serve as a Coonamble Shire alderman for nine years and he was president of the Coonamble branch of the Australian Labor Party and was president of the Castlereagh Electorate council. He was closely associated with the N. S. W, state Labor Group under the leadership of Jack Beasley. He was Chairman of Committees and Deputy Speaker in the House from 1946 to 1949, in 1970 he was awarded a CBE. Clark died on 9 December 1992. He was the last surviving MP who served during the Prime Ministerships of Joseph Lyons, Earle Page, the first tenure of Robert Menzies and Arthur Fadden
Joseph S. Clark Jr.
Joseph Sill 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 and he previously served as the 116th Mayor of Philadelphia from 1952 to 1956. Clark was the only Unitarian Universalist elected to a office in Pennsylvania in the modern era. One of two children, Joseph Clark was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Joseph Sill Clark Sr. and 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 and 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 baseball and football teams. He graduated from Middlesex in 1919 as class valedictorian, 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 academic distinction. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated cum laude in 1923 with a Bachelor of Science degree in government, history. Clark, who had spent time at the Bar B C Dude Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and 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. He earned his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1926, in December 1926, Clark was admitted to the bar and became an associate with his fathers law firm of Clark, Clark, McCarthy and Wagner. That same year, he made his first entry into politics when he ran as a progressive candidate for Republican committeeman. In 1928, he left the Republican Party and became a Democrat, during the 1928 election, Clark founded the Democratic Warriors Club with Richardson Dilworth, beginning a long political partnership between the two. Both men became active in the movement to end corruption in city government. Clark was a candidate for the Philadelphia City Council in 1933. The following year, he joined the firm of Dechert, Bok, Smith and Clark and he managed Dilworths unsuccessful campaign for the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1934. From 1934 to 1935, he served as Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania, in this capacity, he engaged in trial work related to the closing of banks. In August 1941, Clark enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces and was assigned as a captain in the Officers Reserve Corps Headquarters at Washington and he later became director of the Organizational Planning Headquarters with the AAF
Charles Joseph Joe Clark, PC CC AOE is a Canadian statesman, businessman, writer, and politician who served as the 16th Prime Minister of Canada, from June 4,1979, to March 3,1980. Despite his relative inexperience, Clark rose quickly in politics, entering the House of Commons in the 1972 election. He came to power in the 1979 election, defeating the Liberal government of Pierre Trudeau, taking office the day before his 40th birthday, Clark is the youngest person to become Prime Minister. His tenure was brief as he won a minority government. Clarks Progressive Conservative Party subsequently lost the 1980 election and Clark lost the leadership of the party in 1983 and he returned to prominence in 1984 as a senior cabinet minister in Brian Mulroneys cabinet, retiring from politics after not standing for re-election for the House of Commons in 1993. He made a comeback in 1998 to lead the Progressive Conservatives in their last stand before the partys eventual dissolution. Clark today is recognized as a scholar and statesman, and serves as a university professor. Charles Joseph Clark was born in High River, Alberta, the son of Grace Roselyn, Clark attended local schools and the University of Alberta, where he earned bachelors and masters degrees in political science. While in high school, he gained experience with the High River Times. In his first year at the University of Alberta, Clark joined the staff of the campus newspaper Gateway, Clark was also a member of the University of Alberta Debate Society. He later worked one summer at the Edmonton Journal where he met his future biographer and he also worked one summer with The Canadian Press in Toronto, and for a time seriously considered a career in journalism. Clark then attended Dalhousie Law School, however, he spent more time with the Dalhousie Student Union, Progressive Conservative politics and the Dalhousie Gazette, than on his courses. After leaving Dalhousie, he unsuccessfully pursued first-year law studies at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law in Vancouver, Clark again became active in student politics, serving as president of the Progressive Conservative Youth wing for two terms. He then worked full-time for the Progressive Conservative Party, in 1973, Clark married law student Maureen McTeer. They met when Clark hired her to work in his parliamentary office, McTeer has developed her own career as a well-known author and lawyer, and caused something of a fuss by keeping her maiden name after marriage. That feminist practice was not common at the time, but was taken up by other political wives. Their daughter, Catherine has pursued a career in public relations, Clark became politically active while at university, although he had been aware from a young age of politics in Canada and was an admirer of Prime Minister John Diefenbaker. He competed with the University of Alberta Debate Society and he served as president of the University of Alberta Young Progressive Conservatives, and eventually served as national president for the Young PCs group
Joseph Bernard Clark
Joseph Bernard Clark was a British ornamental plasterer and co-founder of the specialist plasterwork company of Clark & Fenn. Born in Dundee on 25 March 1868, the son of a plasterer, in 1913 Clark joined with Harry Fenn, a surveyor, founding a company at Loughborough Junction to specialise in ornamental fibrous plasterwork and Plaster of Paris work. The business was a success with commissions from the new cinemas. For designs, Clark & Fenn worked closely with G. Jackson & Sons, the company soon moved to larger premises at Clapham Old Town where they were able to prefabricate much of their work off-site. This allowed them to take the mouldings ready-prepared for installation to a theatre or cinema, minimising the disruption to performances, notable works include, Theatre Royal, Drury Lane Grand Theatre Leeds London Palladium Somerset House in the Strand St