Born: January 8, 1890
Bowling Green, Missouri

Died: July 13, 1954
Gloucester, Massachusetts

Bennet Champ Clark

Judge, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit

Nominated by Harry S Truman on September 12, 1945; Confirmed by the Senate on September 24, 1945, and received commission on September 28, 1945Service terminated on 7/13/1954, due to death.


University of Missouri, B.A., 1913
George Washington University Law School, LL.B., 1914

Professional Career:

Parliamentarian, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., 1913-1917
U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, 1917-1919
Private practice, St. Louis, Missouri, 1919-1932
U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1933-1945

University of Missouri and the State Historical Society of Missouri Western Historical Manuscript Collection, Columbia, Mo.

  • Champ Clark and Bennett Champ Clark papers, 1853-1973.
  • 1,442 folders and 30 vols.; finding aid; collection contains correspondence, journals, speeches, writings, financial and legal documents, scrapbooks, and clippings.
  • Dwight H. Brown letters, 1937-1940; 23 folders; correspondence.
  • Russell Lee Dearmont papers, 1929-1965; 5,323 folders; correspondence.
  • Guy B. Park papers, 1932-1937; 24.2 linear ft.; correspondence.
  • John C. Parrish papers, 1877-1954; 515 folders and 8 vols.; finding aid; correspondence.
  • James Edward Ruffin papers, 1929-1965; 33 folders (ca. 375 items); political correspondence.

University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.

  • Shannon Clay Douglass papers, 1928-1951; .1 linear ft.; finding aid; correspondence

Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, Mo.

  • Homer Bassford correspondence, 1890-1934; ca. 145 items; correspondence.
  • Geneva Crumb papers, 1860-1956; ca. 75 items; correspondence.

St. John’s University, Jamaica, N.Y.

  • American Friends of Irish Neutrality records, 1938-1941; 2 cubic ft.; correspondence

Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.

  • Charles F. Johnson papers, 1899-1959; 50 linear ft.; finding aid; correspondence