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Marian Williams Clarke (July 29, 1880 – April 8, 1953) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. She was the second woman elected to Congress from New York, after Ruth Baker Pratt.

Marian Williams Clarke
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 34th district
In office
December 28, 1933 – January 3, 1935
Preceded byJohn D. Clarke
Succeeded byBert Lord
Personal details
Born(1880-07-29)July 29, 1880
Standing Stone, Pennsylvania
DiedApril 8, 1953(1953-04-08) (aged 72)
Cooperstown, New York
Political partyRepublican Party
Spouse(s)John Davenport Clarke
Alma materUniversity of Nebraska at Lincoln, Colorado College


Clarke was born in Standing Stone, Pennsylvania. She attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln art school for a year, before she graduated from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1902.[1] She was elected to Congress in 1933 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband John Davenport Clarke who had died in a car crash on November 5, 1933. She served from December 28, 1933 until January 3, 1935, withdrawing her nomination for reelection prior to the primary of 1934.[1] She died in Cooperstown, New York. She is interred at the Locust Hill Cemetery in Hobart, NY.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "CLARKE, Marian Williams - Biographical Information". Retrieved 24 September 2018.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John D. Clarke
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 34th congressional district

Succeeded by
Bert Lord