CLARK, WILLIAM (FAMOUS) - St. Louis City County, Missouri | WILLIAM (FAMOUS) CLARK - Missouri Gravestone Photos

William (FAMOUS) CLARK

Bellefontaine Cemetery
St. Louis City County,
Missouri

August 1,1770 - Caroline County, Virginia
September 1, 1838 - St. Louis, Missouri

This explorer, soldier, statesman and patriot led the Lewis and Clark across the continent in 1804-5-6. This marked the beginning of the process of exploration and colonization which thrust out national boundaries to the Pacific.
This primary exploration through more than four thousand miles of savage wilderness planted the flag of the United States for the first time on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. It completed the extension of the United States across the vast western region of the American continent and gave us our outlook toward the Orient.
William Clark received his commission as Lieutenant from George Washington in 1791. He was appointed Brigadier General by Thomas Jefferson in 1807 and reappointed as such by James Madison in 1811.He was made governor of the Missouri Territory by this president in 1813 and recommissioned twice by him. Being again appointed Governor by James Monroe in 1820 who also made him superintendent of Indian Affairs in 1822.

He is buried in Block 224, Lot 780

Contributed on 7/8/13 by tomtodd
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Record #: 741500

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Submitted: 7/8/13 • Approved: 8/12/13 • Last Updated: 4/17/18 • R741500-G0-S3

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