Martin L. Clardy

Martin Linn Clardy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 1st & 10th district
In office
March 4, 1879 March 3, 1883 (1st)
March 4, 1883 March 3, 1889 (10th)
Preceded by Anthony F. Ittner (1st)
Joseph H. Burrows (10th)
Succeeded by William H. Hatch (1st)
William M. Kinsey (10th)
Personal details
Born (1844-04-26)April 26, 1844
Farmington, Missouri, USA
Died July 5, 1914(1914-07-05) (aged 70)
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Political party Democratic
Profession Politician, Lawyer, Railroad Executive

Martin Linn Clardy (April 26, 1844 July 5, 1914) was a nineteenth-century politician, lawyer and railroad executive from Missouri.


Born near Farmington, Missouri, Clardy attended Saint Louis University and the University of Mississippi and graduated from the University of Virginia. During the Civil War, he served in the Confederate Army until the close of the war where he rose to the rank of major. Afterwards, he studied law and was admitted to the bar, commencing practice in Farmington, Missouri. Clardy was elected a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives in 1878, serving from 1879 to 1889, being unsuccessful for reelection in 1888. There, he served as chairman of the Committee on Mines and Mining from 1885 to 1887 and of the Committee on Commerce from 1887 to 1889 and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1884. Afterward, Clardy resumed practicing law in Farmington, Missouri, moved to St. Louis, Missouri in 1894 and was appointed general attorney of the Missouri Pacific Railway and the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway the same year. He was elected vice president and general solicitor of the companies in 1909 which he served as until his death in St. Louis on July 5, 1914. Clardy was interred in Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Anthony F. Ittner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1879 March 4, 1883
Succeeded by
William H. Hatch
Preceded by
Joseph H. Burrows
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 10th congressional district

March 4, 1883 March 4, 1889 (obsolete district)
Succeeded by
William M. Kinsey

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