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Lot Clark (1788-1862) was a lawyer and long time postmaster of Norwich, New York (1819-23, 1825-29). He would later become district attorney of Chenango County (1822-1823) and a U.S. Representative (1823-1825). Clark became a bank president in 1829 and, after moving to Buffalo, New York, sponsored a wire bridge that spanned the Niagara chasm.