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Julius L. Clarke

Julius Laurens Clarke
12th Insurance Commissioner of Massachusetts[1]
In office
May 3, 1879[1] – February 14, 1883[1]
Preceded by Stephen H. Rhodes[1]
Succeeded by John K. Tarbox[1]
10th Massachusetts Auditor[2]
In office
1877[2] – May 5, 1879[2]
Preceded by Charles Endicott
Succeeded by Charles R. Ladd
10th Insurance Commissioner of Massachusetts[2]
In office
October 28, 1869[2][1] – January 1, 1875[1]
Preceded by John E. Sanford[1]
Succeeded by Stephen H. Rhodes[1]
7th Massachusetts Auditor[2]
In office
December 1865[2] – 1869[2]
Preceded by Levi Reed
Succeeded by Henry S. Briggs
Personal details
Born November 13, 1828[2][2]
Chatham, Connecticut
Died November 21, 1907[2]
Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Alma mater Kimble Union Academy[2]

Julius Laurens Clarke (November 13, 1828 – November 22, 1907) was an American newspaper publisher and politician who served as Massachusetts Auditor, and as Massachusetts' Insurance Commissioner.

Clarke was born in Chatham, Connecticut, in an area that became Portland, Connecticut.[3]

In 1845 Clarke started the first daily newspaper in Worcester, Massachusetts.[3] The Worcester Transcript[3] was started on the June 9, 1845.[3]



  • Boston Daily Globe, JULIUS L. CLARKE DEAD. Ex-State Auditor and Insurance Commissioner of Massachusetts. Page 32 (Nov 24, 1907).
  • New York Times, , Page 9 (November 24, 1907).
  • CLARKE, JULIUS LAURENS page 155 (1910).


Political offices
Preceded by
Levi Reed
7th Massachusetts Auditor
December 1865–1866
Succeeded by
Henry S. Briggs
Preceded by
John E. Sanford
10th Insurance Commissioner of Massachusetts
October 28, 1869 – January 1, 1875
Succeeded by
Stephen H. Rhodes
Preceded by
Charles Endicott
10th Massachusetts Auditor
1876 – May 5, 1879
Succeeded by
Charles R. Ladd
Preceded by
Stephen H. Rhodes
12th Insurance Commissioner of Massachusetts
Mav 3, 1879 – February 14, 1883
Succeeded by
John K. Tarbox

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