March 21, 1947
John Steven (Steve) Clark was born in Leachville (Mississippi County). Clark was the longest-serving attorney general in Arkansas history. After eleven years as attorney general, Clark announced in January 1990 that he would run for the Democratic nomination for governor. A few days later, the Arkansas Gazette reported that his office had spent a suspicious $115,729 total on travel and meals, more than any of the other six constitutional officers, and that his vouchers listed many dinner guests who said they had not been his guests. In February, Clark withdrew from the governors race (Governor Bill Clinton would be re-elected). He was convicted of fraud by deception and resigned as attorney general.