Biography of E. P. Clarke
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E. P. CLARKE
The managing editor of the Riverside Daily Press since 1894 has been E. P. Clarke, who was born in Maine and educated at the Maine Wesleyan Seminary, Kent's Hill, Me., and at the Wesleyan University, Middleton, Conn., graduating from college in 1885. For several months following his graduation Mr. Clarke was on the United States Geological Survey in Maine and New Hampshire. Coming to California just before the end of the year, he joined his brother, A. F. Clarke, in starting the Ontario Record, now the Ontario Daily Report, continuing to edit this paper until his removal to Riverside.

Outside of his heavy editorial duties Mr. Clarke has found time to contribute occasionally to the Sunset Magazine, Pacific Monthly and the Overland. He has also done considerable work as a lecturer to teachers' institutes and before women's clubs. Since 1900 he has been a member of the board of managers of the Southern California State Hospital for the Insane at Patton and for the most part of that time served as chairman of the board. Mr. Clarke has been prominent in the progressive political movement in California, and is a member of the Republican state committee. He was prominently discussed as a candidate for congress in 1912, but declined to allow his name to be used. Some years ago he spent one session of congress in Washington as private secretary to Congressman S. C. Smith, in order to familiarize himself with the work of that congress and the departments in Washington.

Mr. Clarke is one of the directors of the Riverside Y. M. C. A. and served for ten years as president of the organization. He is an active member of the Methodist Church. and was a delegate to the General Conference at Minneapolis, Minn., in 1912.

From:
History of Riverside County, California
With a Biographical Review
History by Elmer Wallace Holmes
And other well known writers
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, California 1912


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