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Clark Bennett was born in Londonderry. Vt., Nov. 3, 1810. His ancestors were among the early settlers of Groton, Mass. His grandfather, David, early joined the Continental army, and served in the siege of Boston. Mr. Bennett was the eldest son of nine children.
When he was 21 years old he settled in Somerville, then Charlestown, where for 25 years he successfully carried on the brick business, then a leading industry of the town. Later he followed the insurance business.
Mr. Bennett's actions on all public matters requiring his attention were controlled by a conscientious desire to do right, as well as a full knowledge of the requirements, present and future, of our growing city. The abatement of the Miller's River nuisance, the inauguration of an excellent sewerage system, more especially for West Somerville, the widening and grading of Somerville avenue, and the construction of the public Park, all bear witness to his unremitting efforts to place Somerville on a par with her sister cities.
The record of Mr. Bennett's official service includes 11 years on the School Committee, a part of the time its chairman, the town treasurership, and three years' service on the Board of Aldermen. Mr. Bennett died Jan. 6, 1882.
The Bennett School was named in his honor by vote of the School Board, April 8, 1868.
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