Meriwether Lewis Clark, USMA 1830


Born January 10, 1809, St. Louis, Missouri

Died October 28, 1881, Frankfort, Kentucky


Son of William Clark, who, with Meriwether Lewis, made an exploration to the Rocky Mountains and Pacific Ocean, 1803-1806.

Churchill Downs, where the Kentucky Derby is run, was founded by Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr. (Born January 27, 1846, suicide by pistol, April 22, 1899).