Profession: Explorer and Leader of Lewis and Clark Expedition
Why Famous: Along with Meriwether Lewis, he helped lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1803 to 1806 across the Louisiana Purchase to the Pacific Ocean, and claimed the Pacific Northwest for the United States.
- 1808-01-05 Explorer William Clark (37) weds Julia Hancock in Fincastle, Virginia
- 1799-07-24 William Clark (of Lewis & Clark) is willed the slave York
- 1804-05-14 Meriwether Lewis & William Clark's expedition commissioned by Thomas Jefferson sets out from St Louis for Pacific Coast