Robert Murel Clark, Jr., Esq.
   
   
   
 

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Robert Murel Clark, Jr., Esq.

Robert Murel Clark Jr., Esq., the eldest son of Robert Murel Clark and Dorrace Helen Schaerdel, is a fifth generation resident of Dallas and a sixth generation Texan who was born in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Clark was married on 25 October 1986 to the former Kimberly Ann Kerss [current NSDAR Chair for Seating, Col. Dames of America, Daughters of the Cincinnati]. They have a child, Ashley Pendleton Clark, graduate of The Hockaday School  (2014); Southern Methodist University, BA (2018); Oklahoma City University proposed Juris Doctor  (2022) [NSDAR, Col. Dames of America, Daughters of the Cincinnati, Order of Crown in America, Americans Armorial Ancestry, Nat. Soc. Americans Royal Descent, Jamestowne Society, Order Three Crusades, Crown of Charlemagne, Ven. Order St. John.] He is armigerous.

Bob received a BBA (1972) from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.B.A. (1978) from Southern Methodist University, and a Juris Doctor Degree (1982) from Oklahoma City University (law review). Professionally, he has been Certified in Civil Trial Law since 1989 by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, in Civil Trial Advocacy since 1990 and in Civil Pretrial since 2012  by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, elected member American Board of Trial Advocates since 1991, and member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court. He has practiced commercial litigation in Dallas, Texas since 1982.

 

Hereditary Memberships
* Virginia Society of the Cincinnati (past Regional Chair French
   American Scholars Committee 1995; published articles in
Cincinnati
   Fourteen,
October 1991, May 1992)
* Veteran Corps of Artillery, State of New York
* General Society of the War of 1812 (Texas Society; past Assistant
   Marshall General)
* Military Society of the War of 1812
* Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York
* Aztec Club of 1847 (National President)
* Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States
* General Society, Sons of the Revolution (Texas Society, Past President)
* Huguenot Society of America
* Huguenot Society of South Carolina
* National Society, Sons of the American Revolution (Texas Society,
   President 2012-2013)-  past National Trustee
* General Society of Colonial Wars (Texas Society, Governor 2001-2002)-
   past Deputy Governor General;  Fellow, Samuel Victor Constant Society
   2002)
* Sons of the Republic of Texas  (past President Dallas Chapter)
* Colonial Order of the Acorn
* Colonial Society of Pennsylvania
* Order of Indian Wars of the United States
* Order of the Founders and Patriots of America (Attorney General, 2005-
   2008; Texas Society Governor, 2002-2004)
* Sons of Confederate Veterans (Texas Division)
* Order of the Crown in America
* Baronial Order of Magna Charta
* Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry
* Oklahoma 1889er Society
* National Society, Americans of Royal Descent- Membership Chair,
   Councillor General 1986-89, Custodian General 2001-2004, Founder
   Member of the Most Venerable Order of Saint Louis
* National Society, Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims (Texas Society)
* Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia
   (Texas Society)
* Society of the Friends of St. George's and Descendants of the Knights of
   the Garter
* Military Order of the Crusades
* Jamestowne Society
* Order of Three Crusades 1096-1192
* Military Order of the Stars and Bars (Texas Division)
* Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America-
   Treasurer General 1986-1989, Chancellor General 1994-1997
* Descendants of the Illegitimate Sons and Daughters of the
   Kings of Britain
* National Huguenot Society (Texas Society)- Third Vice President General
   1997-1999, Chancellor General 1995-1997
* National Society, Sons of American Colonists
* Flagon and Trencher
* Order of the First Families of Mississippi 1699-1817
* Hereditary Order of Descendants of the Loyalists and Patriots of the
   American Revolution
* Society of the Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge 
   (Texas Brigade)
* Society of First Families of South Carolina, 1670-1700
* Society of Kentucky Pioneers
* Society of Loyalist Descendants
* First Families of Georgia, 1733-1797 
* Hereditary Order of the Descendants of the Kings of Scotland (Charter
   life member)
* Order of the Descendants of Ancient Planters
* Order of First Families of North Carolina
* Sons and Daughters of the Colonial and Antebellum Bench and Bar 1565-
   1861
* Ancient Heraldic and Chivalric Order of Albion
* National Gavel Society
* Texas Genealogical College (President-elect, Recipient of the 2019 Hall of
   Fame Award)


Chivalric Orders
* Order of St. John (Johanniter-Brandenburg, 1099/1332/1852, Knight of
   Justice)
* Order of Sts. Maurice and Lazarus (Italian Royal House, 1100/1254/1572),
   Knight Officer
* Order of Vila Vicosa (highest Portuguese Royal Order, 1818), Knight
* Order of Francis I (Royal House of Bourbon of the Two Sicilies, 1829),
   Knight
* Montenegrian Order of Danilo I (1853), Grand Cross
* Knightly Order of Vitez (Hungary-1920), Knight
* Royal Order St. Michael of the Wing (Portuguese 1147/1171/1986), Grand
   Officer
* Ethiopian Imperial Order of the Lion (1924/1996), Grand Cross

 

Biographical Listings
* Marquis Who’s Who in America, 1998
* Marquis Who’s Who in American Law, 1992, 1994
* Marquis Who’s Who in the South and Southwest
* Marquis Who’s Who in the World

 

Authorship
   The Johanniter in Russia (Dallas, Texas 2005)
   Evangelical Knights of St. John (Dallas, Texas 2003)
   Featherstone Family of Southside, Virginia (Dallas, Texas 1985)
   Hardie Vincent Gaines and Related Families from Virginia to Texas
(Dallas, Texas 1989)
   Sons of the Revolution in the State of Texas Handbook
(Dallas, Texas 2000)

 

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Arms
Recorded in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland (vol.73, folio 29) 1 May 1990 in Robert M. Clark’s name and in the name of his gr-gr-gr-gr-grandfather Mathew Clark, whose house and family is Noble in the Noblesse of Scotland, which is recorded in the Public Register of Genealogies and Birthbriefs in Scotland  (vol.4, folio 73), 12 March 1997 by the Lord Lyon  of Scotland. The Arms are registered with the NEGS Heraldry Committee and the Armorial Register. Further certification by the Cronista of Arms of Castille and Leon 30 May 2018.

 

 

 

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Honors
Eagle Scout (1963), Boy Scouts of America
Fellow- Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations (affiliated with Council on Foreign Relations)
Certified Genealogist, Board for Certification of Genealogists (1980-1995)
College of the State Bar of Texas
Fellow, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
 

Social Memberships
Army and Navy Club, Washington D.C.
DACOR, Washington D.C.
Dallas Safari Club
Phi Delta Theta Fraternity
 

Charitable Activities
Past President, JHG Texas (2004-2016) – mission of serving the sick and the poor
Past President, Dallas Goethe Center (2012-2014) – bringing classical and German culture to North Texas
Volunteer, Meals on Wheels

 

Other Notes and Memberships
Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Dallas, Texas (past Board member, Texas Conference of Churches)
Research Committee, Almanach De Gotha 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004
Argentine Tango, level 3
Assistant Sergeant at Arms, Texas State Senate
Admiral of the Texas Navy
Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
 

   
   
   
 
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