BORN in Glasgow, 12th September, 1849, Mr. Clark is a son of the late George W. Clark, grain merchant in Glasgow, who was a member of the Town Council from 1857 to 1863, and a member of the Clyde Trust for a long number of years. David K. Clark was educated at the High School of Glasgow, and privately in France and Germany. Thereafter he went to Aberdeen University, where he spent two years, but he completed his education at the University of Glasgow, where he graduated as M.A. in 1872. He then went into business with his father as a grain merchant and shipowner, and continues that business to the present time. He was connected with the volunteer movement, being for a number of years a captain in the 3rd Lanark R.V.
    His tastes are mostly connected with art and literature. He is fond of photography, and has been successful in gaining numerous medals as an amateur photographer. He has been engaged also in archaelogical investigations, and was elected in 1889 a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. He is an enthusiastic student of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, and possesses a large library of Elizabethan literature, which is his principal hobby and delight. He takes a great interest in the work of the Clyde Trust, of which he has been a member for the last fifteen years. He is also a member of the Pilot Board, and has always taken a responsible part in the deliberations of that body.
    For a number of years Mr. Clark was a resident in Pollokshields. He was elected a Commissioner of the burgh of Pollokshields before the burgh was absorbed by the city of Glasgow. He was strongly in favour of annexation, but before that became an accomplished fact he was largely instrumental in securing for Pollokshields the Maxwell Park and Burgh Hall, which have proved of such benefit to the district. He was Convener of the Park and Buildings Committee which laid out the ground given by Sir John Stirling Maxwell as a park, and superintended the erection of the Burgh Hall and buildings.

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