John D. Clark
(August 15, 1907 – July 6, 1988)
Professionally, he was a chemist who worked at the Naval Rocket Test Station developing rocket fuels. (A good feeling for his style can be gotten from his book Ignition! on the heroic age of rocket fuels — of which he was a full participant.) After his first marriage ended in divorce, he married Inga Stephens, the widow of Fletcher Pratt.
He attended the Second Eastern States Science Fiction Convention and the 1938 Philadelphia Conference. He was active in the Hyborian Legion under the title of "Count of Poitain" and was one of the people responsible for the revival of interest in Heroic Fantasy and Robert E. Howard, in particular. He was also a member of the Trap Door Spiders.
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