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Stephen Carlton CLARK

American Stephen Carlton CLARK

American art collector, newspaper publisher, benefactor and founder of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on August 29, 1882 in Cooperstown, New York, USA
Died: on September 17, 1960 in New York City, New York, USA


Biography

He was the son of Alfred Corning Clark and grandson of Edward Clark, who was a founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Company.

Stephen Clark graduated from Yale with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1903 and was awarded in 1957 an honorary degree of Doctor of Human Letters. and became a director of the Singer Manufacturing Company. He founded the Clark Foundation to further his philanthropies.

In 1909, Stephen Clark and his brother, Edward Severin Clark, built the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, New York.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Otsego Co.) in 1910.

In 1922 he received a Distinguished Service Medal for his service in World War I as a lieutenant-colonel.

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