champ clark


Alvan, 1804–87, and his son Alvan Graham, 1832–97, U.S. astronomers and telescope-lens manufacturers.
Champ [champ] , (James Beauchamp) 1850–1921, U.S. political leader: Speaker of the House 1911–19.
(Charles) Joseph ("Joe") born 1939, Canadian political leader: prime minister 1979–80.
George Rogers, 1752–1818, U.S. soldier.
John Bates [beyts] , 1847–1938, U.S. economist and educator.
Kenneth B(ancroft) 1914–2005, U.S. psychologist and educator, born in the panama canal Zone.
Sir Kenneth McKenzie, Baron Clark of Saltwood [sawlt-wood] , 1903–83, English art historian.
Mark Wayne, 1896–1984, U.S. general.
Thomas Campbell ("Tom") 1899–1977, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1949–67.
Walter Van Tilburg [van til-berg] , 1909–71, U.S. author.
William, 1770–1838, U.S. soldier and explorer (brother of George R. Clark): on expedition with Meriwether Lewis 1804–06.
a male given name: a surname, ultimately derived from clerk. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To champ clark
World English Dictionary
Clark (klɑːk)
1.  Helen. born 1950, New Zealand politician; Labour prime minister (1999--2008)
2.  James, known as Jim. 1936--68, Scottish racing driver; World Champion (1963, 1965)
3.  Kenneth, Baron Clark of Saltwood. 1903--83, English art historian: his books include Civilization (1969), which he first presented as a television series
4.  William. 1770--1838, US explorer and frontiersman: best known for his expedition to the Pacific Northwest (1804--06) with Meriwether Lewis

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Word Origin & History

common surname, from L. clericus, O.Fr. clerc "clerk," also "cleric." In many early cases it is used of men who had taken minor orders.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Matching Quote
"... women are supposed to be unfit to vote because they are hysterical and emotional and of course men would not like to have emotion enter into a political campaign. They want to cut out all emotion and so they would like to cut us out. I had heard so much about our emotionalism that I went to the last Democratic national convention, held at Baltimore, to observe the calm repose of the male politicians. I saw some men take a picture of one gentleman whom they wanted elected and it was so big they had to walk sidewise as they carried it forward; they were followed by hundreds of other men screaming and yelling, shouting and singing the "Houn' Dawg".... I saw men jump up on the seats and throw their hats in the air and shout: "What's the matter with Champ Clark?" Then, when those hats came down, other men would kick them back into the air, shouting at the top of their voices: "He's all right!!"... No hysteria about it—just patriotic loyalty, splendid manly devotion to principle. And so they went on and on until 5 o'clock in the morning—the whole night long. I saw men jump up on their seats and jump down again and run around in a ring. I saw two men run towards another man to hug him both at once and they split his coat up the middle of his back and sent him spinning around like a wheel. All this with the perfect poise of the legal male mind in politics! I have been to many women's conventions in my day but I never saw a woman leap up on a chair and take off her bonnet and toss it up in the air and shout: "What's the matter with" somebody. I never saw a woman knock another woman's bonnet off her head as she screamed, "She's all right!".... But we are willing to admit that we are emotional. I have actually seen women stand up and wave their handkerchiefs. I have even seen them take hold of hands and sing, "Blest be the tie that binds." Nobody doubts that women are excitable."
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature