Martha Fuller Clark
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Martha Fuller Clark

Democrat

American politician

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Martha Fuller Clark

American politician
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79
Years of Age
25
Years of Experience
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Martha Fuller Clark (born March 14, 1942 in York, Maine) is a former Democratic member of the New Hampshire Senate, representing the 21st district from 2012 until 2020 and the 24th district from 2004 until 2010. Prior to her Senate service she was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1990 through 2002. She first ran for the United States Congress to represent New Hampshire's 1st congressional district in 2000 but was defeated by then incumbent representative John E. Sununu. She ran again in 2002, but lost to former Congressman Jeb Bradley. Today, Sen. Clark serves as Vice-Chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party and a member of Democratic National Committee, serving on the Resolutions Committee. In 2008 and again in 2012 she was a co-chair of the New Hampshire Committee to elect Barack Obama President of the United States, a superdelegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, and was a member of the United States Electoral College in 2008, when she cast one of New Hampshire's four electoral votes for Barack Obama and Joe Biden. Additionally she serves on a number of boards and commissions in her community. She recently retired as President of the Board of Strawbery Banke, and continues to serve as on the board. She is also an advisor to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and is the past President of Scenic America.Fuller Clark, daughter of environmental activist and former Maine legislator Marion Fuller Brown, earned a master's degree in art history from Boston University, and an undergraduate degree from Mills College.

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Experience

Education

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Boston University
MA Art History and Architectural History
1973 - 1977
Leadership New Hampshire
Graduated
1973
Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Attended Art History
1964 - 1966
Mills College
BA Art History
1960 - 1964

Past Positions

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President Pro Tempore
New Hampshire State Senate
2019 - 2020
Senator
New Hampshire State Senate
2012 - 2020
Senator
New Hampshire State Senate
2004 - 2010
Representative
New Hampshire State House of Representatives
1991 - 2002
Assistant Democratic Leader
New Hampshire State House of Representatives
Democratic Liaison
New Hampshire State House of Representatives/New Hampshire State Senate
Former Assistant Minority Leader
New Hampshire State Senate Democratic Caucus
Former Senate Majority Whip
New Hampshire State Senate
Lecturer in American Art and Architecture
University of New Hampshire
1981
Social Studies Teacher
The Park School
1968 - 1973
Picture Researcher
Time-Life Books
1966 - 1968
Lecturer, Education Department, Junior Museum
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1964 - 1966

Other Experience

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Co-Chair
New Hampshire Committee to elect Barack Obama
2008
Co-Chair
New Hampshire Committee to elect Barack Obama
2012
Member
Women's Fund of New Hampshire
2010 - Current
Member
Portsmouth Historical Society
2010 - Current
Vice Chair
New Hampshire Democratic Party
2006 - Current
Advisor
National Trust for Historic Preservation
2005 - Current
Board Member
Strawberry Banke Museum
2004 - Current
Member
Scenic America
2001 - Current
Member
Christa McAuliffe Planetarium Commission
1995 - 1999
Member
Advisory Board, Humanities Council, New Hampshire
1999
Member
Board of Trustees, Historical Society, New Hampshire
1992 - 1999
Member
Governors Task Force on Tourism
1997 - 1998
Founder
Board of Directors, Portsmouth Advocates
1981 - 1996
Member
Advisory Board Member, Ballet New England
1996
Member
Democratic State Committee, New Hampshire
1994
Member
Regional Planning Commission, Rockingham
1993
Member
Mayors Neighborhood Committee, Portsmouth
1993
Member
Democratic City Committee
1990
Member
Museum Commission, Portsmouth
1985 - 1989
Member
Garden Club of America
1989
Member
Task Force for Historical Preservation, New Hampshire
1983 - 1984
Member
Historic District Commission, Portsmouth
1977 - 1980
Board Member
New Hampshire Women’s Policy Institute Board
Board Member
Americans for Campaign Reform Board
Board Member
The Music Hall Board
Board Member
New Hampshire Historical Society Board
Board Member
The Nature Conservancy New Hampshire Board
Board Member
Preservation Action Board
Member
Democratic Leadership Council
Member
Democratic National Finance Committee
Member
Resolutions Committee, Democratic National Committee, present
President
Board of Directors, Strawbery Banke Museum, present
Vice Chair
New Hampshire Women's Foundation
Former Chair
New Hampshire State Senate Energy, Environment, and Economic Development Committee
Former Member
Health and Human Services Committee, New Hampshire State Senate
Former Member
Energy and Natural Resources Committee, New Hampshire State Senate
Former Member
Rules, Enrolled Bills and Internal Affairs Committee, New Hampshire State Senate
Former Member
New Hampshire State Senate Transportation Committee
Former Member
New Hampshire State Senate Education Committee
Former Member
Administrative Rules Committee, New Hampshire State Senate
Former Member
Executive Departments and Administration Committee, New Hampshire State Senate
Former Member
Legislative Ethics Committee, New Hampshire State Senate
Former Vice Chair
New Hampshire State Senate Executive Departments and Administration Committee