Wallace Nathaniel Clarke 1844-1901 Born At Woodbridge Ontario

Educated at the public schools and Weston Grammar School; taught school

for some years. Subsequently engaged in mercantile life. Elected to the

House of Commons for West York, 1878; continued as representative of

that constituency until his death. Voted for the disallowance of the

Jesuits' Estates Act, 1888; appointed controller of customs in the

ministry of Sir John Thompson, 1892; resigned, 1895, owing to a

disagreement with his colleagues in regard to the Manitoba school

question. Grand master of the Orange Order in British America for over

twenty years. =Bib.=: Dent, Can. Men.