John H. Clark (born May 18, 1849 in Galway, Ireland – July 26, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was an Irish-American boxer. He was born in County Galway, but spent most of his childhood in England before moving to the United States. Clark was a clog and jig dancer before pursuing a career in prize-fighting. He was the Lightweight Champion of America for two streaks before losing to Arthur Chambers in 1879 following a 136 round bout. He owned a billiard hall and boxing school in Philadelphia.
One year after the Phillies came into existence, J. Alfred Clark founded Clark’s Iron Foundry. Manhole covers can be seen today in the Delaware Valley. The Clark box that he invented are used today and called the water box frames and covers.
W.Howard Clark, Sr. expanded the business with more foundries in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. They employed more than 6,000 employees at one point.
Edward J. Clark, Sr. , Howard’s brother, started the accounting and tax service called Clark Associates. Edward J. Clark, Jr (Ted) runs the business today.
W.Howard Clark, Jr., transitioned into the financial services business.
Clark Associates becomes one of the areas first Registered Investment Advisors.
W. Howard Clark, Jr. becomes one of the first Certified Financial Planners®.
John P. Clark enters the business continuing on the family tradition.
Clark Associates welcomes their new Office Manager, Daniel Seifring. What an amazing person!
John P. Clark earns the CFP® designation becoming one of the few father son CFP® duos. Later that year W. Howard Clark, Jr. celebrates his 40th year in the business!
John P. Clark is elected to the board of Society of Financial Service Professionals.
John P. Clark is named one of the Top Wealth Manager in Philadelphia by Philadelphia Magazine (Nov 2013). The Clark family to this day serves the financial planning need of South Jersey.
Clark Associates starts its very successful internship program. Jeff Farlow joins the team!
Clark Associates grows out of its original campus and moved to its state of the art location in Gibbsboro, NJ.
Clark Associates makes a major investment in technology and its reporting technology.