James S. Clarkson

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James Clarkson
Chair of the Republican National Committee
In office
July 19, 1891 – June 29, 1892
Preceded byMatt Quay
Succeeded byWilliam Campbell
Personal details
Mary Louise Epperson

(1842-05-17)May 17, 1842
Brookville, Indiana, U.S.
DiedMay 30, 1918(1918-05-30) (aged 76)
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Political partyRepublican

James S. Clarkson (May 17, 1842 – May 30, 1918) was born in Brookville, Indiana, but raised a native of Polk County, Iowa. Clarkson was a delegate to each Republican National Convention from 1876 to 1896; a member of the Republican National Committee from 1880 to 1896; chairman of the Committee from 1891 to 1892, and President of the Republican League of the United States from 1891 to 1893. He died at the home of his son in Newark, New Jersey with his wife by his side. Clarkson was buried in the family mausoleum in Des Moines, Iowa.


Party political offices
Preceded by
Matt Quay
Chair of the Republican National Committee
Succeeded by
William Campbell