Among the worthy citizens of Lemoore whose efforts have contributed in a very definite measure to the prestige
of the legal profession, is Clark Clement, one of the best known attorneys in Kings county. By a life of high ideals
and consistent action he has so impressed himself upon the community as to hold to a marked degree its confidence
Clark Clement was born in Prairie City, Oklahoma, on the 2d day of August, 1886. He secured his elementary education
in the public schools and then entered Mercer University, from which he was graduated with the degree of Bachelor
of Arts. Having determined to devote his life to the practice of law, he entered the Law School of the University
of Michigan, from which he was graduated in 1914, with the degree of Bachelor of Laws. Soon afterward he went to
San Francisco and entered upon the practice of his profession in the office of the late Judge John B. Clayberg,
formerly chief justice of the state of Montana.
Upon the entry of the United States into the World war Mr. Clement offered his services to the government and was
appointed chief drill master at the United States Naval Reserve Detention Camp, San Pedro, California. This was
intensive work and Mr. Clement trained as many as nine thousand men, in successive groups of about fourteen hundred.
When he had completed this work and been released from further war duties, Mr. Clement came to Lemoore and engaged
in the practice of his profession. His ability and faithfulness were soon recognized and during the subsequent
years his practice has steadily increased until he is now numbered among the most successful lawyers in his community.
He is a forceful and graceful speaker and is frequently in demand as the orator for special occasions. He is attorney
for the public administrator of Kings county.
Mr. Clement was married to Miss Marjorie Guard of Fresno, California, a member of an old pioneer family. He is
a member of Hanford Lodge No. 1259, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks; Lemoore Post of the American Legion, of
which he was one of the organizers and the first post commander. He has been prominent in Kiwanis circles and is
lieutenant governor of Kiwanis Clubs for the California and Nevada district.
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
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