R. Duncan Clark
Date of Death: January 3, 1963
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR MONGTOMGERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
In Re: Memorial Service for )
R. Duncan Clark, Esq., ) October 7, 1963
To the Honorable, the Judges of said Court:
The Montgomery County Bar Association regretfully reports the death of R. Duncan Clark, Esquire, on January 3, 1963. He leaves his wife, Mary Sleman Clark, two sons, Paul S. and Robert Duncan, Jr.; a brother, Charles C. Clark, Jr.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary E Hassell and Mrs. Anita C. Bogley and an uncle, Robert Johnston Swingle.
Duncan had practiced law since 1933 and was active in the Republican Party serving as precinct chairman, secretary to the State Central Committee and as a member of the State Central Committee in 1950.
A lifelong resident of Chevy Chase, Maryland, he was the son of the late Dr. Charles C. Clark and Mary Swingle Clark, both natives of Washington, but also lifelong residents of Chevy Chase.
Duncan was graduated from the University of Maryland and received his law degree from Harvard University in 1933 and began his law practice in Maryland that year.
During World War II, he served as a squadron commander in the Air Force in Egypt, India, Italy and Africa.
In 1946 he was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates. He was appointed trial magistrate for Montgomery County in 1953 and in 1955 was named to the State Industrial Accident Commission by the Governor.
Duncan was a member of the military order of the Loyal Legion, the Kiwanis Club of Bethesda and the Bethesda Izaak Walton League. He was a member of All Saints Church in Chevy Chase.
Duncan Clark was a dedicated lawyer who gave his all to every case. He was kind, compassionate, and fair with a legal mind that all his brother lawyers and the members of the Court respected. He had, indeed, chosen the profession for which he was best qualified.
His absence will be deeply felt by the Bench and Bar that respected him so much.
Glenn J. Goldburn