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Template:Infobox Congressman Martin Linn Clardy (April 26, 1844 – July 5, 1914) was a nineteenth century politician, lawyer and railroad executive from Missouri.

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Born near Farmington, Missouri, Clardy attended Saint Louis University and the University of Mississippi and graduated from the University of Virginia. During the Civil War, he served in the Confederate Army until the close of the war where he rose to the rank of major. Afterwards, he studied law and was admitted to the bar, commencing practice in Farmington, Missouri. Clardy was elected a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives in 1878, serving from 1879 to 1889, being unsuccessful for reelection in 1888. There, he served as chairman of the Committee on Mines and Mining from 1885 to 1887 and of the Committee on Commerce from 1887 to 1889 and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1884. Afterward, Clardy resumed practicing law in Farmington, Missouri, moved to St. Louis, Missouri in 1894 and was appointed general attorney of the Missouri Pacific Railway and the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway the same year. He was elected vice president and general solicitor of the companies in 1909 which he served as until his death in St. Louis on July 5, 1914. Clardy was interred in Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis.

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