CLARK, Henry Selby (1809-1869)

CLARK, HENRY SELBY, a Representative from North Carolina; born near Leechville, Beaufort County, N.C., September 9, 1809; attended the common schools, and was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1828; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Washington, Beaufort County, N.C.; member of the State house of commons 1834-1836; solicitor for the district in 1842; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); moved to Greenville, Pitt County, N.C., and resumed the practice of law; died in Greenville, N.C., January 8, 1869; interment at his country home near Leechville, N.C.

Duke University Library
Durham, NC
Papers: 28 items in U.S. Representatives papers, 1772-1946. 688 items.
Card index in library.


University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: 1845-1864. 9 items (photocopies).
Letters to his wife while he was U.S. Representative (1845-1846) and while he was taking care of his South Carolina plantation.