Judson Clark

Full name

Adoniram Judson Clark

Alternative names

A. Judson Clark

Presence at Shimer


Presence on Earth



Seminary period alum

Judson Clark was a student at Shimer College during the early Seminary period. He served as president of the Neosophic Society, in which capacity he gave the earliest extant Shimer graduation speech, in December 1859.

Clark was the son of DeWitt, Iowa pastor Thomas Clark. He and his brother George are both listed in the 1862 Triennial Catalogue, although their exact years of attendance are uncertain.

In 1870, Clark wrote in to the Oread, saying:

I would like very much to see the old Seminary grounds again, and the teachers under whose care I became familiar with them. I hope ere long to tear myself away from business and make a flying visit in that direction.

Shimer connectionsEdit


  • on FindaGrave
  • in The History of Clinton County, Iowa, 1879:
    A. JUDSON CLARK, grain, storage and commission merchant, De Witt. Mr. Clark was born in Stark Co., Ohio, in 1837. His parents, Rev. T. W. and Ann T. Clark came to De Witt in 1840. He was married in 1866 to Miss Tillie Bell, a native of Waynesburg, Greene Co., Penn., born in 1841 they have five children- John W., Francis W., George H., Albert B. and Anna M. Mr. Clark is an energetic and successful business man; soon after be became of age, he engaged in the banking and real estate business; was in the dry goods business from 1867 to 1870; has for many years dealt largely in real estate; he owns 600 acres of improved land in Clinton Co.; has been engaged in present business for eight years.

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