Clark, John Bullock


17 Apr. 18021–29 Oct. 1885.2 Lawyer, politician.3 Born at Madison Co., Kentucky.4 Moved to Howard Co., Missouri, 1818.5 Practiced law in Fayette, Howard Co., beginning 1824.6 Clerk of Howard Co. courts, 1824–1834.7 Appointed brigadier general in Missouri militia, 1830.8 Appointed major general in Missouri militia.9 Appointed to command Missouri militia operations against Mormon forces, 27 Oct. 1838; arrived in Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri, 4 Nov. 1838, after Saints had surrendered.10 Insisted Saints leave Missouri; transported Mormon prisoners to Richmond, Ray Co., Missouri, where they underwent a preliminary hearing.11 Member of Missouri House of Representatives, 1850–1851.12 Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1857–1861.13 Died at Fayette.14