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Charles B. Clark
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 6th district
March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1891
|Preceded by||Richard W. Guenther|
|Succeeded by||Lucas Miltiades Miller|
|Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the Winnebago 2nd district
January 1, 1885 – January 1, 1887
|Preceded by||Peter Vredenburgh|
|Succeeded by||John Williams Tobey|
|Mayor of Neenah, Wisconsin|
August 24, 1844|
Theresa, New York
|Died||September 10, 1891
Watertown, New York
|Cause of death||Bright's disease|
|Resting place||Oak Hill Cemetery
|Spouse(s)||Caroline F. Hubbard Clark
(m. 1867–1891, his death)
|Children||2 daughters, 1 son|
|Profession||Merchant, manufacturing (paper) executive|
|Branch/service|| United States Army
|Years of service||1862–1865|
|Unit||21st Wis. Vol. Infantry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
Charles Benjamin Clark (August 24, 1844 – September 10, 1891) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin and one of the founders of the Kimberly-Clark Corporation in Neenah with John A. Kimberly, Franklyn C. Shattuck, and Havilah Babcock.
Born in Theresa, New York, Clark attended the common schools. He moved to Wisconsin in 1855 with his widowed mother, who settled in Neenah, Wisconsin The Civil War began in 1861 when he was sixteen, and he enlisted in Company I, Twenty-first Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, when it was formed and served with the same unit, rising from private to first sergeant to first lieutenant.
Clark engaged in mercantile pursuits, banking, and the manufacture of paper, notably Clark was a founder of the Kimberly-Clark Corporation in 1872. He served as mayor of Neenah (1880–83), was a member of its city council from 1883 to 1885, and became a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1885.
Clark was elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 1887 – March 1891). An unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890, he died of Brights Disease the following September at age 47 at Watertown, New York, while on a visit to his old home. Clark was interred in Wisconsin at Oak Hill Cemetery in Neenah.
ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah, opened 104 years ago in 1909 as Theda Clark Memorial Hospital, was named for his eldest child. Theda Clark Peters (1871–1903) died after childbirth at home at age 32 and the Clark family established the hospital.
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