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William Patrick Clark, Jr
Birth: Oct. 23, 1931
Oxnard
Ventura County
California, USA
Death: Aug. 10, 2013
Shandon
San Luis Obispo County
California, USA

US Presidential Cabinet Secretary. He served as the 44th US Secretary of the Interior during the administration of President Ronald Reagan from 1983 until 1985. Additionally, he served as President Reagan's National Security Advisor from 1982 until 1983. Raised in Southern California, to a devout Irish-Catholic family, he had early aspirations of joining the priesthood, prior to pursuing a career in law. He studied at Stanford University and later attained his degree in Law from Loyola University. Clark also served with the United States Army Counter Intelligence Corps. He commenced practicing law and was named to the Superior Court of California in 1969. In 1973, he became an associate judge on the California State Supreme Court and served at that capacity until 1981. After serving as the 12th National Security Advisor, he succeeded the controversial James G. Watt as the Secretary of the Interior. During his tenure, Clark proved to be a positive influence with Congress and environmentalist groups. He reduced his predecessor's intentions to privatize federal land for development. After leaving the government, he retired to his ranch in his native California. He died of complications from Parkinson's disease. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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Shandon Cemetery
San Luis Obispo County
California, USA
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Aug 10, 2013
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William Patrick Clark, Jr
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