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William Clark

1770-1838

William Clark came to Kentucky with his parents in 1784. After Clark's marriage in 1808, he was appointed Indian agent at St. Louis. In 1813, he was made Governor of the Missouri Territory. In 1822, President Monroe appointed him Superintendent of Indian Affairs to establish and secure treaties with the western tribes. He died in St. Louis in 1838, esteemed by all who knew him.