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DC Statehood Champion and Activist Jerry N Clark Dead at 74

Jerry N. Clark (7/1941 – 4/9/2016)

jerry1This is a message from Jerry’s niece, Aron Rider:

Jerry N. Clark died peacefully tonight in the presence of Melinda (sister), Amy, and me.  I am so grateful for all of your support and love, as I know Jerry was as well.

We will not have an immediate memorial service, but will wait and celebrate his 75th birthday in July as he intended, in great style with a lot of family and friends.

Jerry graduated from Burris School in Muncie, IN in 1959. He received an AB from Princeton University, a JD from the University of Chicago and completed his doctoral studies in Political Science at the University of Minnesota. He was an assistant in the Department of Justice under Elliott Richardson but spent the major portion of his career as the Executive Director of the United Mineworkers Pension and Trust Funds. Jerry was active in Washington politics, gay and lesbian rights and had long led the effort to achieve statehood for the District of Columbia. (We want to know more about specific organizations, titles, amd years of service; please email with any factual details). Should you wish to remember Jerry a gift to the following organization would be appropriate:

Whitman-Walker Health
Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center
1701 14th ST, NW
Washington DC 2000

Thanks for your thoughts and support over the past three months. We will be looking for photos, anecdotes, anything to help us both remember Jerry and learn even more about his work and influence with each and every one of you.  Please share with others who should know. ”
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Jerry was very fortunate to have his very loving and dedicated family around him, Many DC for Democracy members have shown great concern and caring for Jerry these past 3 months.

Jerry N Clark, you are much loved and will be greatly missed. We will not forget you.

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