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William P. Clark, Jr.
|44th United States Secretary of the Interior|
November 18, 1983 – February 7, 1985
|Preceded by||James G. Watt|
|Succeeded by||Donald P. Hodel|
|12th United States National Security Advisor|
January 4, 1982 – October 17, 1983
|Preceded by||Richard V. Allen|
|Succeeded by||Robert McFarlane|
|6th United States Deputy Secretary of State|
February 25, 1981 – February 9, 1982
|Preceded by||Warren Christopher|
|Succeeded by||Walter John Stoessel, Jr.|
William Patrick Clark, Jr.
October 23, 1931
|Died||August 10, 2013
Colin Dominick Clark
William Patrick Clark, Jr. (October 23, 1931 – August 10, 2013) was an American rancher, judge, and public servant. He served under President Ronald Reagan as the Deputy Secretary of State from 1981 to 1982, National Security Advisor from 1982 to 1983, and the Secretary of the Interior from 1983 until 1985.
Clark was a judge of the Superior Court of California from 1969 to 1971 and an associate justice of the California State Supreme Court from 1973 to 1981.
On September 21, 1983 Secretary of the Interior James G. Watt embarrassed the administration by yet again making bigoted remarks to the media, causing him to resign on November 8, and Clark requested and received an appointment to replace Watt.
He returned to California after his stint serving the administration and pursued a variety of law firm and other business interests.
Clark was married to Johanna "Joan" Brauner until her death in April 2009. They had five children; Monica, Peter (nicknamed Pete), Nina, Colin, and Paul.
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