June 24, 1967
Wesley Clark married Gertrude “Gert” Kingston, from Brooklyn, New York. The two had met at a dance Clark attended while a student at West Point. Their only child, Wesley Jr., was born while Clark was serving in Vietnam. An Arkansas resident from a young age, Clark had a distinguished military career that propelled him into the international spotlight. His consulting business, high-profile television commentary, and political aspirations sustain his involvement with the nation’s political leaders and processes. He obtained the rank of four-star general during his military career and acted as the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, Europe, from 1997 to 2000. During his first political race in 2004, he was a Democratic candidate for president of the United States.