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R.R. Clark

R. R. Clark merits recognition in this publication by reason of his status as a loyal and progressive citizen of Clayton county and as an effective and popular representative of the newspaper fraternity and business in this section of the state that has been his home since the time when he arrived on the stage of life and with the imperturbability of infancy blandly faced a frowning world-and that with no semblance of appreciation of the fact that destiny was eventually to throw him into the weird vortex of practical journalism. Mr. Clark is editor and publisher of the well-ordered weekly paper entitled the Strawberry Point Press, at Strawberry Point, and is making the same an effective vehicle for the exploiting and furthering of community interests and also for the advancing of the cause of the Republican party, of which he is a stalwart supporter.

Mr. Clark was born at Pomeroy, Calhoun county, Iowa, on the 26th of August, 1881, and is a son of George E. and Mary (DeMoss) Clark, the former of whom was born at Haverhill, Massachusetts, on the 4th of August, 1858, and the latter of whom is a representative of one of the pioneer families of Oregon, her birth having occurred at The Dalles, that state, on the 1st of January, 1862. The parents of the subject of this review now maintain their home at Garwin, Iowa, and the father has given the greater part of his active career to hardware and harness business.

In the public schools of his native county R. R. Clark continued his studies until he had completed the curriculum of the high school at Jolley, and thereafter he was for one and a half years a student in Tobin College, in the city of Fort Dodge. As a youth he gained his novitiate in the "art preservative of all arts," and he has been an alert, vigorous and popular exponent of the newspaper business in Clayton county since he assumed his present association at Strawberry Point, where he has been editor and publisher of the Strawberry Point Press since 1911.

On the 15th of June, 1907, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Clark to Miss Ruth Glass, daughter of William and Soloam (Robb) Glass, of Strawberry Point, and the one child of this union is a somewhat autocratic little son, Jack G.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa; From The Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present; by Realto E. Price, Vol. II; page 72
-transcribed by Mary Cameron


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