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Myron Clark     $15.00
Myron Clark
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Myron Clark was the 19th governor of New York.  Clark was born in Naple, Ontario County, New York on October 23, 1806. He served in the state's militia as a lieutenant colonel and then entered politics, first serving as President of the then-village of Canandaiqua, New York, and eventually becoming sheriff of Ontario County.  Clark was a member of the New York State Senate (29th D.) from 1852 to 1854, sitting in the 75th, 76th and 77th New York State Legislatures. At the New York state election, 1854, he was elected the 19th Governor of New York in the closest gubernatorial election in New York State history.  Clark held office from 1855 to 1856.

Clark made several attempts to force prohibition in the state and signed a prohibition law while governor, but the law was declared unconstitutional by the New York Court of Appeals after a short time. His steadfast advocating of temperance led to his nomination on the Prohibition ticket to run again for Governor at the New York state election of 1874.

Clark died in Canadaiqua, New York on August 23, 1892. He is interred at Woodlawn Cemetery in Canandaiqua, New York.

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