CLARK, Richard Clarence (Dick) (1928-)

CLARK, RICHARD CLARENCE (DICK), a Senator from Iowa; born in Paris, Linn County, Iowa, September 14, 1928; attended the public schools; attended the University of Maryland, Wiesbaden, Germany, and the University of Frankfort, Germany 1951-1952; served in the United States Army 1950-1952; graduated from Upper Iowa University, Fayette 1953; completed graduate work at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 1959; professor of history and political science 1959-1964; administrative assistant to United States Representative John C. Culver 1965-1972; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1972 and served from January 3, 1973, to January 3, 1979; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1978; appointed by President Jimmy Carter to be Ambassador at Large and United States Coordinator for Refugee Affairs 1979; senior fellow and director of Congressional Program at the Aspen Institute1980-; is a resident of Washington, D.C.

Broadcast Pioneers Library
University of Maryland Hornbake Library
College Park, MD
Papers: 4 audiotapes (1974-1975) in Westinghouse Broadcasting Company collection, 1945-1981.

Gerald R. Ford Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: 1974-1977. Correspondence and briefing papers. Finding aid.

State Historical Society of Iowa
Des Moines, IA
Papers: 4 folders of miscellaneous speeches, clippings, news releases.

University of Iowa Libraries
Special Collections Department
Iowa City, IA
Papers: 1964-1980. 212 feet. Chiefly subject files, casework, memoranda, schedules, issue statements, press releases, clippings, audio and video tapes, and photographs relating to his political career. Topics include Africa, aging, agriculture, airports, Cedar Rapids, conservation, Democratic party, drug abuse, education, the handicapped, hospitals, housing, international relations, Iowa, medical care, postal service, public works, railroads, rural development, schools, taxation, and transportation. Finding aid.
Additional Papers: Correspondence in John Whitfield Tobin papers, 1885-1980.

  • Clark, Dick. "The Foreign Relations Committee and the Future of Arms Control.'' In Congress and Arms Control, edited by Alan Platt and Lawrence D. Weiler, pp. 97-110. Boulder: Westview Press, 1978.
  • ___. "The Treaty Powers Resolution.'' Capitol Studies 5 (Spring 1977): 5-8.
  • Fenno, Richard F., Jr. Senators on the Campaign Trail: The Politics of Representation. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1992.