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Henry Austin Clapp
 Clapp, Henry Austin

From: One of a Thousand. A Series of Biographical Sketches of One Thousand Representative Men Resident in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, A.D. 1888-89. Compiled under the editorial supervision of John C. Rand. Boston: First National Publishing Company, 1890.

Clapp, Henry Austin, son of John Pierce and Mary Ann (Bragg) Clapp, was born in Dorchester, Norfolk County, July 17, 1841.

He obtained his early educational training in the public schools of Dorchester, in the high school of which town he fitted for college. He entered Harvard College in 1856 and was graduated in 1860.

He taught school a few months after graduation, then studied law at the Harvard law School, and took the degree of LL.B. He then studied in the Boston office of D.H. Mason, and of Hutchins & Wheeler; was admitted to the bar in Boston, in 1865; in 1875 he was appointed assistant clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court for the county of Suffolk: held this position till January, 1888, when he was appointed clerk of the Supreme Judicial Court for the Commonwealth, which position he now holds.

Mr. Clapp was married in Oswego, N.Y., June 23, 1869, to Florence, daughter of Edwin W. and Charlotte (Ambler) Clarke. Of this union is one child: Roger Clapp.

Mr. Clapp was a private in company F., 44th regiment Massachusetts volunteer soldiers, who enlisted for nine months, from August, 1862, to June, 1863. He served with his regiment a greater part of the time in eastern North Carolina.

He was for many years dramatic and musical critic for the ?Boston Daily Advertiser,? and is now the dramatic critic for the same paper. He has been a student of the drama and dramatic literature for many years and in 1885 began giving public lectures on Shakespeare? plays. These have drawn the attention of many Shakespearean scholars, and have been received with great favor.

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