Thomas Clark | Inducted by 1920
Noted Hereford breeder and director and cattle superintendent of the International Live Stock Exposition.
1842-1927 | Artist: Robert Wadsworth Grafton (1876-1936)
Impact & Accomplishments
Third-generation Hereford breeder Thomas Clark, born in Herefordshire, England, moved to America in 1866.
He learned the butcher’s trade in Ohio and secured his first Herefords there, before purchasing Evergreen Stock Farm in Beecher, Illinois, in 1877. Partnering with neighbor, T. L. Miller, to build herds, the two men shipped carloads out west, to help establish the breed in expanded territories. They also worked on the American Hereford Herd Book.
Thomas Clark was director and cattle superintendent of the International Live Stock Exposition.