HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 20
(By Delegates Frazier, Ellington, Gearheart,
L. Phillips, Hall and Moore)
Commemorating the passing of Andrew L. “Andy” Clark Sr., prominent community, business and civic leader of Princeton, West Virginia.
Whereas, Mr. Clark was born on May 19, 1921, in Mt. Hope, Fayette County, West Virginia, the son of the late Elmer and Hettie Craddock Clark; and
Whereas, Mr. Clark died on the morning of January 13, 2011, at the age of eighty-nine, at Princeton Community Hospital in Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia; preceded in death by his wife, Theresa Carolina Brown “Brownie” Clark, his son, Andrew L. “Drew” Clark, Jr., his sister, Elizabeth Spheen and a brother, Elmer Clark; and
Whereas, Mr. Clark was a graduate of Mt. Hope High School and, in 1947, a graduate of West Virginia University, School of Engineering; and
Whereas, Mr. Clark was an outstanding athlete in both high school and college and, while attending West Virginia University, played on the varsity football team for three years; and
Whereas, Mr. Clark served as President of Mercer Motors and Andy Clark Ford & Lincoln in Princeton, West Virginia; President of the Prince Corporation, a.k.a. Princeton Shopping Center; Director of Princeton Bank & Trust Company; and Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Virginia, Fifth District; and
Whereas, Mr. Clark was a prominent figure in Southern West Virginia and served as a leader in numerous and diverse roles including as an invaluable member of the Board of Directors of Princeton Community Hospital and as President of the Board from 1973 until 1981; an appointee to the West Virginia Board of Regents for Higher Education in July of 1975; a member of the Board of Directors of the West Virginia University Alumni Association; President of the Princeton Chamber of Commerce; President of the Princeton-Athens United Way; President of the Princeton Industrial Development Corporation; President of the West Virginia Auto Dealers Association; President of the East River Volunteer Fire Department; President of the Ford Dealers Advertising Fund; and President of the Ford Dealers Council; and
Whereas, Mr. Clark served in the West Virginia House of Delegates for two terms, from 1952 until 1956, and was elected as a Delegate to the National Democratic Convention in 1964 and 1968; and
Whereas, Mr. Clark received numerous honors from organizations, civic groups, colleges and universities for his competent devotion to projects and interests that served to enhance operations and lives; and
Whereas, The passing of Andrew L. “Andy” Clark Sr. must not go unnoticed; therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That regret is hereby expressed by the members at the passing of Andrew L.“ Andy” Clark Sr., a leader of men and benefactor to humanity; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to Mr. Clark’s two surviving children, Mrs. Terry Alston Clark Graham and Mr. George William “Scooter” Clark.