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Clark, George Gallup, 1877-1957

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1877 - 1957

George G. Clark was born on September 10, 1877, in Chicago. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1899. Throughout his lifetime, Clark had three devotions: Dartmouth College, the Class of ‘99, and Plymouth, New Hampshire, the site of his large estate, Clarkland, inherited from his father. Clark earned his law degree from Harvard in 1902, and by the 1920s was conducting most of his legal work, managing estates and trust funds, from his beloved "Clarkland," where he could share his home with his many visitors from the Class of ‘99 and engage in numerous charity projects in Plymouth. In 1914, Clark was elected to a five year term as the Class of ‘99 Secretary, and later served as secretary of the committee to raise funds for Memorial Athletic Field and as a member of the Alumni Council. In 1938 he became Chairman of the executive committee for the General Alumni Association. With no family of his own, Clark undertook a massive cataloguing of the families of all ‘99s, and welcomed them to Clarkland any time, along with the Plymouth children he invited for various parties. In his will, Clark left a large scholarship for rural New Hampshire boys in need to attend Dartmouth. He died on December 26, 1957 in Concord, NH.

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George Gallup Clark papers

ML-79
 Collection
Identifier: ML-79
Overview George G. Clark (1877-1957), lawyer and philanthropist. Dartmouth College Class of 1899. Consist of journals, travel diaries, correspondence, financial and administrative records, clippings, photographs and photo albums, negatives, pamphlets and flyers, genealogies and notes documenting his extensive work researching the families of the Dartmouth College Class of 1899, his work as secretary of the committee to raise funds for Memorial Athletic Field, his interest in New Hampshire landscapes,...