Rep. Greg Clark of Vergennes dies in accident

Served Addison-3 District

Vermont State Rep. Greg Clarke (1947-2012) of Vergennes.

Vermont State Rep. Greg Clarke (1947-2012) of Vergennes. Photo courtesy of True North Reports.com

— Vermont State Rep. Greg Clark (R) of Vergennes, representing the Addison 3 District, died Nov. 30 as the result of an highway accident related to an early morning snow squall. Clark apparently stopped along Woodman Hill in Waltham to clear his windshield of slush when he was accidently struck by a passing driver.

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of a great man, a beloved teacher, a respected statesman, a loyal Republican, and a dear friend," said Bryan S. Young, chairman of the Addison County Republican Committee. "Please keep Greg and his family in your thoughts and prayers."

Clark, was a well respected teacher at Mount Abraham Union High School.

Clark was born July 19, 1947, in Burlington and was a lifelong resident of Vergennes.

Clark was educated at Sterling School in Craftsbury Common and received a B.A. degree from Johnson State College in 1970. He was the former deputy mayor of the City of Vergennes and a Vergennes City Councilman. He also served as chairman of the Vergennes Union High School Board.

Clark was a member of the Congregational Church of Vergennes, the Dorchester Masonic Lodge 1. and the Addison County Eagles Club.

He leaves behind a wife, Eileen, one daughter and a son.

Clark was reelected to the Vermont State House in November. He was first elected to the legislature in 2002.

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