William Clark

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Birthday
1, 1770
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Sep 1, 1838 (68)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
1, 1770
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Sep 1, 1838 (68)

About

He explored the American Northwest with Meriwether Lewis and served as the governor of the Missouri Territory from 1822 to 1838.

Before Fame

He was home-schooled and grew very self conscious about his poor spelling ability.

Trivia

In addition to helping to map the U.S., he served as Governor of Missouri.

Family Life

He married twice; his first marriage was to Julia Hancock in January 1808. He had a total of eight children.

Associated With

The third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, appointed him as brigadier general of the Louisiana Territory militia as well as head of Indian affairs in 1807.