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Clark, Edward

(1811–82) lawyer, entrepreneur; born in Athens, N.Y. He began practicing law in Poughkeepsie (1833), and moved his practice to New York City in 1836 to form Jordan and Clark with his father-in-law, the state's attorney general. It was to this firm that sewing machine inventor Isaac Merritt Singer turned for help in his defense against a patent infringement suit brought by Elias Howe (1854). Clark became a partner in the I. M. Singer Company and organized the first American patent pool, the Singer Machine Combination, which licensed 24 companies before expiring in 1877. Clark also established the principle of installment buying which the Singer Company pioneered, thus making it possible for modest homemakers to purchase the expensive sewing machines. Clark took over as president of the company in 1875 when Singer died. By 1882, the company had manufacturing plants in Glasgow (Scotland), Montreal (Canada), and Elisabethtown, N.J.
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CAPTAIN Edward Clark, below, centre, the 65-year-old senior master of the Belfast Shipping Company Limited, retires this month after 48 years on the sea.
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On the brochure we learned that the piece may be attributed to Edward Clark Potter, the sculptor responsible for the famous lions, Patience and Fortitude, outside the main branch of the New York Public Library (1911).
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I make sure that everyone goes through the checkpoint and into the cell and I tell them about what happens in Palestine,' said the Italian human rights activist Rita Cangailosi, who cofounded with her British partner Edward Clark the Palestinian Embassy and Nakba Museum.
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He was predeceased by 3 brothers: Edward Clark, Clinton Clark, Thomas Clark and 3 sisters; Frances Pouliot, Doris Andrews and Barbara Campano.