1888–1957

Introduction

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Born: Jan­u­a­ry 28, 1888, Car­diff, Wales (he adopt­ed the mid­dle name Dud­ley lat­er in life).

Died: Oc­to­ber 14, 1957, Lex­ing­ton, Ken­tuc­ky.

Buried: Sioux Ci­ty, Io­wa.

Biography

Or­phaned at an ear­ly age, Clarke ran away from the or­phan­age and worked at sea for al­most 10 years. He ev­ent­u­al­ly moved to Lon­don, then to Am­er­i­ca.

He at­tend­ed the Moo­dy Bible In­sti­tute, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, then went in­to com­pos­ing, mu­sic pub­lish­ing, and evan­gel­ism. He served as song lead­er for Har­ry vom Bruch and Bil­ly Sun­day, be­ing so im­pressed by Sun­day that he estab­lished the Bil­ly Sun­day Me­mor­i­al Cha­pel in Sioux Ci­ty, Io­wa (where he served as pas­tor un­til 1945).

Clarke al­so worked in the evan­gel­ism field in Gar­ards Fort, Penn­syl­van­ia, and South Mil­ford, In­di­a­na.

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Music