Born: Aug. 1, 1770 - Caroline County, Virginia, USA
Died: Sep. 1, 1838 - St. Louis, Missouri, USA
The younger brother of the famous American Revolutionary general, George Rogers Clark, William entered the army in 1792 as an infantry lieutenant. Selected by Meriwether Lewis, Clark shared the command of the famous Lewis and Clark expedition of 1803-1806. He subsequently conducted surveys of a number of areas, most notably into Yellowstone. After the expedition, Clark was promoted to a life post of brigadier general of the Louisian Territory by President Jefferson and awarded 1600 acres of public land for his services. Clark served as governor of Missouri from 1813-1821 and was Superintendent of Indian Affairs from 1821 until his death.
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The Journals of Lewis & Clark
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