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Greenleaf Clark

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | May 19, 2021




Is his name or moustache more remarkable?
This is Greenleaf Clark. He was Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court in March 1881 through January 13, 1882; his tenure was short after his party did not endorse him.
He also served as a regent of the University of Minnesota from 1879 until his death in 1904 and was active in the formation of the law school there. Clark also served on the council of the Minnesota Historical Society including as president 1904.