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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1829

Vol. I
p442
574

(Born Pa.)

James Clark

(Ap'd Pa.)

34

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1825, to July 1, 1829, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, July 1, 1829.

Served in garrison at Ft. St. Philip, La., 1829‑30.

Resigned, Aug. 18, 1830.

Civil History. — Professor of Mathematics in Mt. St. Mary's College, Md., Aug. 15, 1837, to Aug. 15, 1839, — of Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, and Chemistry, Aug. 15, 1839, to Aug. 15, 1842, — and of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy, Aug. 15, 1842, to July 1, 1844. Member of the Society of Jesus, Aug. 14, 1844. Professor of Mathematics in Georgetown College, D. C., Sep. 15, 1845, to Sep. 15, 1847, — and of Mathematics and Chemistry, Sep. 15, 1847, to Aug. 1, 1849. Roman Catholic Priest, 1847‑85. Professor of Mathematics and Chemistry, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mas., Sep. 15, 1849, to Sep. 15, 1850. Professor of Mathematics, Georgetown College, D. C., Sep. 15, 1850, to Sep. 15, 1852, — of Mathematics and Chemistry, Sep. 15, 1852, to Sep. 1, 1853, — of Mathematics, Aug. 20, 1854, to Aug. 20, 1857, — of Natural Philosophy and Chemistry, Aug. 20, 1857, to Aug. 20, 1858, — of Mathematics and Chemistry, Aug. 20, 1858, to Aug. 20, 1859, — of Mathematics, Aug. 20, 1859, to June 1, 1861, — Treasurer, Aug. 20, 1854, to Aug. 20, 1857, — and Vice-President, Aug. 20, 1859, to July 8, 1861. Member of the Board of Visitors to the U. S. Military Academy, 1861. President of the College of the Holy Cross at Worcester, Mas., Aug. 15, 1861, to Feb. 27, 1867. President of Gonzaga College, Washington, D. C., Aug. 24, 1868, to Feb. 2, 1874.a Vice-President and Treasurer of Georgetown College, D. C., Feb. 27, 1867, to Aug. 24, 1868, and Feb. 2 to Aug. 28, 1874; and Professor of Mathematics, Feb. 27, 1867, to Aug. 24, 1868, and Feb. 2, 1874, to Sep. 10, 1878.

Died, Sep. 9, 1885, at Georgetown, D. C.: Aged 62.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1886, for an obituary notice.º


Thayer's Note:

a Scannell O'Neill, in his article "Convert Sons of West Point" (Rosary, XXXII, p178), makes him President of Holy Cross and — almost certainly in error — Georgetown; but not of Gonzaga. The "Gonzaga College" meant is the Jesuit preparatory high school in Washington, DC.


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