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MR. J. A. CLARK.
FORMER MAYOR OF BRISBANE.
TOOWOOMBA, June 14.
News of the death of Mr. John A. Clark in Sydney reached Toowoomba to-day. Tile late Mr. Clark was probably one of the best known men in Toowoomba and Brisbane .during the 'eighties and 'nineties, when he carried on a tailoring business in both cities. ' He was born in South Aus- tralia 88 years ago, and after complet- ing his education, moved to Sydney, where he entered into business. About 50 years ago he disposed of his in- terests and transferred his activities to Brisbane, where he was appointed manager of the men's department for Messrs. Finney, Isles and Co. Later hs entered into business on his own ac- count at Petrie Bight. He remained in Brisbane for 21 years, during which
THE LATE AIR. JOHN A. CLARK.
period he was elected an alderman of the Brisbane City Council. For 12 years he served in that capacity, and in 1891 was elected Mayor. During the big flood in Brisbane he was a very active member of the Flood Re- lief Committee, being treasurer of the relief fund. He was also a member of the old Traffic Board for several years, acting as chairman of that body for two years. As a foundation mem- ber of the first Bowkett Benefit Build- ing Society, the late Mr. Clark as- sisted in placing that Institution on a sound footing. In 1897 he started business in Toowoomba, where he took a very keen interest in every move- ment for the benefit of the city and in public affairs generally. Sixteen years later he moved to Sydney, where he supervised business interests until April of last year, when he was forced through failing health to live a retired life. During his residence in the Southern Capital he was elected an alderman of the Petersham Council, holding office for six years, and during 1922 he acted as Mayor of that body. He was a resident of Petersham for almost 20 years, taking an interest in all patriotic movements, and identlfy I ing himself with activities having for
their object the benefit of the dis- trict. Mrs. Clark died In Sydney l8 months ago. Two sons, Messrs. Stan
I ley and Ray Clark, of Stanmore, Syd- ney, and two daughters, Mrs. Gibson and Mrs. Castles, also of Stanmore,