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Lincoln Clark, CARE Co-Founder, Dies

October 31, 1988

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) _ Lincoln H. Clark, a co-founder of CARE who in 1946 delivered the international relief organization’s first package to France, has died of cancer at age 77.

Clark, who died at his home on Friday, also served as director of the Maine Court Mediation Service from 1981 until this year. He was appointed in 1981 special master of the Pineland Center in Pownal to oversee compliance with a 1978 court order to improve the lives of the mentally handicapped residents at the state-run facility.

A native of New Rochelle, N.Y., Clark received a doctorate from the University of Chicago and was a professor of marketing at universities in four states. During World War II, he served as executive secretary of the War Production Board.

After the war, he helped found the New York-based CARE and worked for the agency, delivering the first CARE package to LeHavre, France, in 1946. He served as a consultant to four countries on United Nations matters.

Clark was editor of the Journal of Marketing from 1955-57, and was chairman of the board of Aero-Nautical Inc. of Greenwich, Conn., from 1962-76.

Clark is survived by his wife of 16 years, Anne Randolph Clark, four sons and six daughters. His first wife, Alice Hardenbergh Clark, died in 1971.

A memorial service will be held Thursday in Portland.

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