Edgar Erastus Clark, Commissioner of the Interstate Commerce Commission ( I.C.C.)

Edgar E. Clark was an attorney, union leader and government official who served on the Interstate Commerce Commission from 1906 to 1921, and as its chairman from 1913 - 1914 and 1918 - 1921. In 1902, President Roosevelt appointed Clark to the Anthracite Coal Strike Commission not because he was a labor supporter but because he was "an eminent sociologist." At the time, Clark was also the Grand Chief Conductor of the Order of Railway Conductors. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-hec-03770.