James S. Clarkson


James S. Clarkson

Infobox_Politician
name = James S. Clarkson


office = 12th Chairman of the Republican National Committee
term_start = 1891
term_end = 1892
predecessor = Matthew S. Quay
successor = Thomas H. Carter
birth_date = birth date|1842|5|17|mf=y
birth_place = Brookville, Indiana
death_date = death date and age|1918|5|30|1842|5|17|mf=y
death_place = Newark, New Jersey

James S. Clarkson (May 17 1842 – May 30 1918) was born in Brookville, Indiana, but raised a native of Polk County, Iowa. Clarkson was a delegate to each Republican National Convention from 1876 to 1896; a member of the Republican National Committee from 1880 to 1896; chairman of the Committee from 1891 to 1892, and President of the Republican League of the United States from 1891 to 1893. He died at the home of his son in Newark, New Jersey with his wife by his side. Clarkson was buried in the family mausoleum in Des Moines, Iowa.

*References:NY Times Obituary: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9B0CE1DB163EE433A25752C0A9609C946996D6CF


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