Lionel Herbert Clarke

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Lionel Herbert Clarke
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Lionel Herbert Clarke (portrait by Edmund Wyly Grier.
12th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
In office
November 20, 1919 – August 29, 1921
Monarch George V
Governor General The Duke of Devonshire
The Lord Byng of Vimy
Premier Ernest Charles Drury
Preceded by John Strathearn Hendrie
Succeeded by Henry Cockshutt
Personal details
Born (1859-07-20)July 20, 1859
Guelph, Ontario
Died August 29, 1921(1921-08-29) (aged 62)
Toronto, Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Anne Small (m. 1891)
Alma mater Trinity College School
University of Edinburgh
Occupation brewer, businessman

Lionel Herbert Clarke (July 20, 1859 – August 29, 1921) was a Guelph born businessman and the 12th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Canada. In 1911 he was appointed the first chairman of the Toronto Harbour Commission

The son of William Clarke and Clara Piggott Strange, he was educated in Port Hope. In 1891, Clarke married Anne Clara Gertrude Small.

In 1895 his L. H. Clarke and Company formed a malt dealership with "barley king" Wilmot Deloui Matthews, then five years later they established the Canada Malting Company Limited of which Clarke was president.

Clarke was appointed lieutenant governor November 20, 1919. Diagnosed with stomach cancer, Clarke died at Government House, Toronto. After a state funeral, he was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.


Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online