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Captain Robert Farley Clark was born in Boston, Mass. on May 20, 1838. He graduated from the Boston Latin School. When the war broke out in 1861 he enlisted and was sent to the front as a Captain Co. F, 24th Infantry, Mass Volunteers. He participated in the famous Burnside Expedition. At the death of his father Mr. Clark was called home an honorably discharged, in 1864. After the war he entered the brokerage business and became a member of the Boston Stock Exchange. As a you man he was a famous athlete. He was one of the founders and the first president of the Boston Athletic Association. He was appointed Police Commissioner by Gov. Wm. E. Russell, May 1, 1893. Later he was appointed Chairman of the board by Gov. Wolcott on May 6, 1899.

On back of the card is written Ewd F.? Parkensin Esqur. with regards of Robert F. Clark Captain Company F 24th Regiment Mass Vol. J. The studio is Whipple, 96 Washington St. Boston. It is approx. 2 1/2" by 4". Condition is very nice.
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