Obituary: Environmental Lawyer Tom C. Clark II Dies

Clark II, 59, died at his Annandale home on Nov. 23.

A lawyer with the Justice Department’s Environmental Enforcement Section has passed away.

Tom C. Clark II, 59, died on Nov. 23 at his home in Annandale.

Clark II was the son of former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark. He was also the grandson of Tom C. Clark, a former U.S. Attorney General and associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, according to his obituary.

Born in Dallas, Tx, Clark II graduated from J.E.B Stuart High School in 1971. He later graduated from Duke University in 1975 and from Golden Gate University law school in San Francisco in 1982.

He joined the Justice Department in Washington in 1989. During his career at the Justice Department, Clark II served as lead counsel on many court cases, including a case against Marine Shale Processors that resulted in $7 million in civil penalties for cleanup efforts and an order prohibiting future waste-related activities.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Cheryl Kessler Clark, and three daughters, Whitney Clark, Taylor Clark and Paige Clark; his father, Ramsey Clark, and his sister Ronda Clark.

Read his full obituary here on the Washington Post.


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