George Johnson Clarke

George Johnson Clarke, lawyer, editor, premier of NB (b at St Andrews, NB 10 Oct 1857; d at St Stephen, NB 26 Feb 1917). Editor of the St Croix Courier and a prominent lawyer in St Stephen, Clarke became Speaker of the NB Legislature in 1909.

Clarke, George Johnson

George Johnson Clarke, lawyer, editor, premier of NB (b at St Andrews, NB 10 Oct 1857; d at St Stephen, NB 26 Feb 1917). Editor of the St Croix Courier and a prominent lawyer in St Stephen, Clarke became Speaker of the NB Legislature in 1909. He became premier in 1914 when James Kidd FLEMMING was forced to resign over fundraising irregularities. He suffered poor health throughout most of his 3-year term and his administration accomplished little of lasting significance.