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John Jones Clarke

For other people named John Clarke, see John Clarke (disambiguation).
John Jones Clarke
1st Mayor of Roxbury, Massachusetts
In office
Preceded by Board of Selectmen
Succeeded by Henry A. S. Dearborn
Member of the
Massachusetts Senate[1]
In office
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives[1]
In office
Personal details
Born (1803-02-24)February 24, 1803
Norton, Massachusetts
Died November 5, 1887(1887-11-05) (aged 84)[2]
Boston, Massachusetts[2]
Nationality American
Spouse(s) Rebecca Cordis Haswell[3]
Children Mary L. Clarke (Hanson), Haswell C. Clarke
Alma mater Norton, Framingham and Phillips Andover[3] Academies, Harvard College.
Profession Attorney[1]
Religion Congregationalist,[3] Unitarian

John Jones Clarke (February 24, 1803 – November 25, 1887) was an American politician, who served in both branches of the Massachusetts legislature and as the first Mayor[4] of Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1846.[3]


  • A Catalogue of the City Councils of Boston, 1822-1908, Roxbury, 1846-1867, Charlestown 1847-1873 and of The Selectmen of Boston, 1634-1822 also of Various Other Town and Municipal officers, Boston, MA: City of Boston Printing Department, 1909, p. 327.
  • History of the First Church in Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1630-1904 By Walter Eliot Thwing (1908).
  • The Memorial History of Boston: Including Suffolk County, Massachusetts. 1630-1880. Justin Winsor (1881).


Political offices
Preceded by
Board of Selectmen
Mayors of Roxbury, Massachusetts
Succeeded by
Henry A. S. Dearborn
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