(Missouri & Exeter 1957) (13 March 1934 - 18 April 2020)
Clark earned a BA (on full scholarship) from Yale University and went on to study philosophy at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar in 1957. Clark started his career at the University of Illinois as a lecturer, joining the Anthropology department in 1963. He advanced to full professorship in 1972 until his retirement in 1995. Clark's main focus was anthropology in Southeast Asian culture. After retirement, he continued his studies and wrote extensively. He was proud to be a part of the Spurlock Museum in Urbana, where he served as a trustee, president and curator.