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Clement Steele Clarke
Born (1897-10-09)October 9, 1897
Marietta, Ohio, US
Died March 28, 1967(1967-03-28) (aged 69)
Shreveport, Louisiana
Place of burial Greenwood Cemetery in Shreveport
Alma mater Cornell University
Occupation Oilman
Political party Republican nominee for the United States Senate, 1948
Spouse(s) Ellen Meng Lanham Clarke
Children 1

Clement Steele Clarke, known as Clem S. Clarke (October 9, 1897 – March 28, 1967), was an oilman from Shreveport, Louisiana, who was the first member of the Louisiana Republican Party to run for the United States Senate since implementation in 1914 of the Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. He lost the 1948 race to Democrat Russell B. Long, the older son of Huey Pierce Long Jr.

Clarke's first marriage was to Marjorie Terry, daughter of Dr. Roy A. Terry of Long Beach, California. The couple wed on July 13, 1934.[1] The couple soon divorced, and Marjorie Clark married Donald Ballard on December 22, 1936.


Political offices
Preceded by
Charles W. Page
Postmaster at Shreveport, Louisiana
Succeeded by
Carey P. Duncan
Party political offices
Preceded by
None (1944)
Republican nominee for U.S. senator from Louisiana
(Class 3)

1948 (special)
Succeeded by
Charles Sidney Gerth (1950)

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