Clay, Clement Claiborne, Jr.

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to
Full name
Clement Claiborne Clay Jr.
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
Education
University of Virginia
Other
Other Education
University of Alabama
Occupation
Politician
Attorney or Judge
Farmer or Planter
Political Parties
Democratic
Government
Confederate government (1861-65)
Diplomat
US Senate
State legislature
State judge

Clement Claiborne Clay (Congressional Biographical Dictionary)

Reference
CLAY, Clement Claiborne, Jr., (son of Clement Comer Clay), a Senator from Alabama; born in Huntsville, Ala., December 13, 1816; graduated from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1834 and from the law department of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1839; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Huntsville, Ala., in 1840; member, State house of representatives 1842, 1844, 1845; judge of the county court of Madison County 1846-1848; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1850 to the Thirty-second Congress; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy in the term commencing March 4, 1853, caused by the failure of the legislature to elect; reelected in 1858 and served from November 29, 1853, to January 21, 1861, when he withdrew; chairman, Committee on Commerce (Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses): member of the Confederate Senate 1861-1863; was a diplomatic agent of the Confederate States; arrested and imprisoned in Fortress Monroe in 1865; after the war settled on his plantation in Jackson County, Ala., and devoted himself to agricultural pursuits and to the practice of law; died at ‘Wildwood,’ near Gurley, Madison County, Ala., January 3, 1882; interment in Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Ala.
“Clay, Clement Claiborne, Jr.,” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000480.
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