He explored the American Northwest with Meriwether Lewis and served as the governor of the Missouri Territory from 1822 to 1838.In addition to helping to map the U.S., he served as Governor of Missouri.The third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, appointed him as brigadier general of the Louisiana Territory militia as well as head of Indian affairs in 1807.BEFORE FAME
He was home-schooled and grew very self conscious about his poor spelling ability.PERSONAL LIFE
He married twice; his first marriage was to Julia Hancock in January 1808. He had a total of eight children.Historical Events in the Life of William Clark
1799-7-24 William Clark (of Lewis & Clark) is willed the slave York
Explorer William Clark were born on Wednesday, birthstone is Peridot, the seaon was Summer in the Chinese year of , it is 205 days until William Clark next birthday.