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Born: August 1, 1770, Caroline County, Virginia
Clark was an American explorer, soldier, Indian agent, and
territorial governor. A native of Virginia, he would also grow up in
pre-statehood Kentucky before later settling in what later became the
state of Missouri.
Along with Meriwether Lewis, Clark led the Lewis and Clark Expedition
of 1803 to 1805 across the Louisiana Purchase to the Pacific Ocean.
Before the expedition he served in a militia and the United States Army,
while afterwards he served in a militia and as governor of the Missouri
Territory. From 1822 until his death he held the position of
Superintendent of Indian Affairs.
Died September 1, 1838 (age 68), St. Louis, Missouri
Clark died in St. Louis.
Where is the George
- Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
- Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, Missouri
- Princeton Cemetery of the Nassau Presbyterian Church, Princeton,