Louis Semple Clarke

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Pioneering businessman and engineer in the American automotive industry.

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Palm Beach, Florida

Incorporated town in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States.

Incorporated town in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States.

Palm Beach, 1916
The Biltmore Hotel (now the Palm Beach Biltmore Condominiums), converted into a U.S. Naval Special Hospital and SPARS training school during World War II
Aerial view of La Querida (c. 1965), the Winter White House of President John F. Kennedy
Worth Avenue
A botanical garden at the Society of the Four Arts
Whitehall, also known as the Flagler Museum
Clock tower at the municipal beach and the east end of Worth Avenue
The Palm Beach Town Hall
The building where the Palm Beach Daily News was published from 1925 to 1974
Lake Trail along the Intracoastal Waterway
Mar-a-Lago, the residence of former president Donald Trump

Dimick, Louis Semple Clarke, and 31 other male property owners met at Clarke's house and signed a charter to officially incorporate the town of Palm Beach on April 17, 1911.

Autocar Company

American specialist manufacturer of severe-duty, Class 7 and Class 8 vocational trucks, with its headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama.

American specialist manufacturer of severe-duty, Class 7 and Class 8 vocational trucks, with its headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama.

Autocar logo 1912
Autocar 12HP Tourer 1903
Autocar 12HP Tonneau 1904
1908 Autocar XV
Autocar built a wide variety of transportation and combat vehicles during World War II, including the M2 half-track, M3 half-track (pictured), and M5 half-track
1987 Autocar DK-64 wrecker with 60 ton lift
1987 Autocar garbage truck
2017 Autocar Xpeditor (ACX) refuse truck
Autocar Xpert (ACMD)
1920s era Under-Seat engined Autocar Delivery truck
c. 1930 Autocar Model DA logging truck
Autocar dump hoists
Early Autocar delivery truck
World War II Autocar tractor
1950 and 1971 Autocar tractors
1971 Autocar tractor
1971 Autocar flatbed
1987 Autocar tractor
Autocar ACL flatbed

Based on the minutes of company board of directors meetings during 1903–1907 it is known that in 1903 the board of directors included the president, Louis S. Clarke, the secretary, John S. Clarke, as well as, James K. Clarke.

Clubhouse, August 2012

South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club

Pennsylvania corporation which operated an exclusive and secretive retreat at a mountain lake near South Fork, Pennsylvania, for more than fifty extremely wealthy men and their families.

Pennsylvania corporation which operated an exclusive and secretive retreat at a mountain lake near South Fork, Pennsylvania, for more than fifty extremely wealthy men and their families.

Clubhouse, August 2012
After the Flood at Johnstown -- Main Street

Louis Semple Clarke – co-founder of the Autocar Company and developer of the first porcelain-insulated spark plugs

Thomas Shields Clarke, circa 1900

Thomas Shields Clarke

American painter and sculptor.

American painter and sculptor.

Thomas Shields Clarke, circa 1900
The Cider Press, plaster model in an 1892 photograph
A Fool's Fool (1887), Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
The Night Market in Morocco (c. 1891), unlocated
A Gondola Girl (1892), private collection
Morning, Noon and Night (c. 1892) cartoon for a stained glass window
USS Princeton bell (1898)
The Four Seasons caryatides (1899), Appellate Division Courthouse of New York
To Alma Mater (1900), plaster model
The Cider Press, outside the De Young Museum, San Francisco

Louis Semple Clarke patented the porcelain-insulated sparkplug.

Allegheny Cemetery in 2008

Allegheny Cemetery

One of the largest and oldest burial grounds in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

One of the largest and oldest burial grounds in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Allegheny Cemetery in 2008
The Butler Street entrance (1870 portion)
The 1848 portion of the Butler Street Gatehouse (located beside the 1870 portion of the Butler Street entrance shown in the above picture)
The Penn Avenue Gatehouse, built in 1887
The cemetery has many hills, lakes, and wooded areas.
Angel of the Resurrection on James B. Hogg monument (sculpted by Henry Kirke Brown, ca. 1850)
Angel of the Resurrection on James B. Hogg monument (sculpted by Henry Kirke Brown, ca. 1850)
Faith, Hope and Charity on Moorhead Column (sculpted by Carl Conrads, 1877)

Louis Semple Clarke (1867–1957), automotive pioneer, founder of the Autocar Company and member of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club

List of people from Pittsburgh

This article contains a list of notable people who were born or lived a significant amount of time in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

This article contains a list of notable people who were born or lived a significant amount of time in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Louis Semple Clarke – steamboats