Mr. Clark is a native Texan. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and a regular Army commission as a Second Lieutenant from Prairie View A&M University in 1967. He attended Long Island University, completed course work for a master’s degree in Public Administration, and graduated from The John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Mr. Clark retired from the Federal Government on February 3, 2000 after serving 25 years as an FBI agent/executive and 10 years as an Airborne Ranger Infantry officer.
Mr. Clark supervised numerous high profile FBI investigations including the 1979 Iranian Hostage Crisis where he handled the movement of the Shah of Iran from New York City to San Antonio, Texas. He supervised the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York City. He coordinated and managed the investigation and prosecution of the dragging death of James Byrd, Jr. in Jasper, Texas and was in charge of the investigation and coordination to locate FBI’s top fugitive and accused “Railcar Killer” Rafael Resendes Ramirez.
Mr. Clark is currently employed at The O’Quinn Law Firm, and he works for FOX 26 television, as an on air Analyst and Consultant on Law Enforcement and related issues. He also appears frequently on Fox News Channel, CNN and MSNBC Cable Networks and on a variety of radio programs nationwide to discuss terrorism, security and crime prevention issues.
In addition to being a founding board trustee for the Texas A&M PAC, a member of the Texas A&M Chancellor’s Century Council, and the Co-Chair of the Prairie View A&M University Capital Campaign Committee, he also serves as a Director on the Houston Parks Board, Houston Children’s Charity Board, D.A.R.E. (Drug Awareness) Board and The Small Business Administration Advisory Board. He is a member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and has served as Vice Chairman of the Go Texan Scholarship Committee. He has always demonstrated a concern for public safety, protection of our kids and caring for the community.
Mr. Clark has numerous awards and recognitions from the FBI and as a combat veteran in Vietnam, however one of the most notable is the U.S. Attorney General’s highest Award for Excellence recognizing his efforts in the investigation and prosecution of the James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crime Murder in Jasper, Texas.
Mr. Clark is married, has two daughters, two stepdaughters, and six grandchildren. He is an avid runner and enjoys golfing.