Frank W. Clark

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Frank W. Clark of Tacoma, Washington was a defendant in the Great Sedition Trial of 1944. Clark was a highly decorated veteran of the First World War being wounded eight times. He was an organizer of the Bonus March on Washington DC advocating payment of bonuses that were promised to war veterans. He was national chairman of the National Liberty Party.[1]

Clark was once national secretary of William Dudley Pelley’s Christian Party and Washington state leader of the Silver Shirts.[2] He ended his association with the Silver Shirts in October 1936.[3] In 1937 he moved to Chicago becoming an assistant to Lois Washburn and her American Gentile Protective Association.

Clark moved back to Washington settling in Tacoma and founded the Young Buffaloes and ran the western division of the National Gentile League.[4]

He also headed the League of War Veteran Guardsmen.[5]

Notes

  1. Testimony of Henry D. Allen, August 22, 1939, before the House of Un-American Activities Committee, page 4163
  2. Women of the Far Right: the Mothers' Movement and World War II, by Glen Jeansonne, page 154
  3. William Dudley Pelley's testimony before the House of Representatives Un-American Activities, February 8, 1940
  4. Women of the Far Right: the Mothers' Movement and World War II, by Glen Jeansonne, page 154
  5. The Berlin Observer (US military occupation paper), May 31, 1946

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