The only Missouri native to serve as Speaker of the U.S. House is the latest inductee into the Hall of Famous Missourians: Champ Clark. Descendants of Clark and residents of Bowling Green remembered his failed bid for the democratic nomination for President in 1912. He lost to Woodrow Wilson in a hotly-contested convention. He served 10 years in Congress, including 8 as Speaker of the House. He died in 1921. The Hall of Famous Missourians held its first induction in 1982. It includes people like Harry Truman, Walt Disney, and Laura Ingalls Wilder.
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