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Clark

1. Helen. born 1950, New Zealand politician; Labour prime minister from 1999
2. James, known as Jim. 1936--68, Scottish racing driver; World Champion (1963, 1965)
3. Kenneth, Baron Clark of Saltwood. 1903--83, English art historian: his books include Civilization (1969), which he first presented as a television series
4. William. 1770--1838, US explorer and frontiersman: best known for his expedition to the Pacific Northwest (1804--06) with Meriwether Lewis

Clark

 

a family of American opticians and amateur astronomers; including Alvan Clark (born Mar. 8, 1804, in Ashfield, Mass.; died Aug. 19, 1887, in Cambridge, Mass.) and his sons George (born in 1827; died in 1891) and Alvan Graham (born July 10, 1832, in Fall River, Mass.; died June 9, 1897, in Cambridge, Mass.).

The Clarks discovered many double stars, including the companion of Sirius. The Clarks’ largest refractors are in the U.S. Naval Observatory (refractor made in 1873; diameter of the objective, 66 cm), the Pulkovo Observatory (1885; diameter, 76 cm), the Lick Observatory (1888; diameter, 91 cm), and the Yerkes Observatory (1896; diameter, 102 cm).

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Tomorrow The Restoration Man Channel Four, 9pm Smiley architect George Clark is looking for neglected architecture upon which to work his magic and bring them into the 21st century.
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Natasha's stepfather George Clark, 42, said as the couple left their home in Newport,Isle of Wight, to be reunited with her: ``I feel very relieved.
Aberdeen compensation specialist George Clark said: "I know that there are a total of 190 people now taking action.
Jim Briggs, Mark Leyerle and George Clark are outstanding partners to lead this transaction," said Nemo Viso, Managing Director at Stonehenge Growth Capital.
Another young Ashington boxer Kieran Howe was unlucky to drop a split decision to Aycliffe's George Clark on Hartlepool Headlands show.
George Clark, a pupil at the school in the 60s, added: "It's about every school and institution in Scotland that allowed this abuse to happen.
He then moved on to work for R W Engineering Limited, part of George Clark & N.
The grand final in August saw comedian Jason Manford emerge the winner for an impressive operatic singing performance alongside mentor George Clark, 14.
For celebrity spotters you'll get the chance to see the show's ambassadors in the theatre programme - Gregg Wallace, Linda Barker, George Clark, Suzi Perry, Fiona Philips and garden's expert Diarmuid Gavin.
Network Rail are to pay up after builder George Clark, 56, died saving his boxer dog Honey at Bainfield crossing in Cardross, Dunbartonshire.
There are a lot of features remaining from when it was owned by George Clark, such as wood panelling and painted ceilings, and they give you a great sense of the history of the place.