Consuelo Clark-Stewart

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Consuelo Clark-Stewart
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DiedApril 17, 1910
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Alma materBoston University School of Medicine
OccupationAfrican American woman to practice medicine

Consuelo Clark-Stewart (1861 – April 17, 1910) was the first List of African-American women in medicine in Ohio.[1]

For twenty years she had a thriving practice in Youngstown, Ohio, where she treated Black and white patients.[2] She was the daughter of Peter H. Clark, who is considered the first Black socialist, and the wife of William R. Stewart, one of the first Black attorneys and elected representatives in Ohio.

Early Years

Clark was born in Ohio in 1861, one of three children of Peter H. Clark and Frances Ann Williams Clark.[3]


In 1884, Clark graduated from Boston University School of Medicine[4] and returned to Ohio where she worked at the Ohio Hospital for Women and Children. In 1890, she married the up-and-coming Black attorney William R. Stewart[5]. Thereafter she referred to herself as Dr. Consuelo Clark-Stewart. She relocated with her husband to Youngstown, Ohio. She set up a private practice in medicine where she treated Black and white patients.

In Youngstown, Clark-Stewart was active in the YWCA and in setting up free Kindergarten[4].


Clark-Stewart died on April 17, 1910, at the Massillon State Hospital of pernicious anemia[3]. According to press reports, Clark was also mentally ill and had been judged insane[2].


  1. Taylor, Nikki M. (2013). America's First Black Socialist: The Radical Life of Peter H. Clark. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky. p. 74. ISBN 9780813140773.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Clipped From The Salem News". The Salem News. 1908-01-25. p. 8. Retrieved 2021-11-15.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Consuelo Clark". Colored Convention Heartland: Black Organizers, Women and the Ohio Movement. Retrieved 2021-11-15.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Horner, J. Richey (editor) (July 1910). "Obituaries". The Journal of the American Institute of Homoeopathy. II: 409.
  5. "Consuelo Clark". Colored Convention Heartland: Black Organizers, Women and the Ohio Movement. Retrieved 2021-11-15.

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