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  Clay, Henry
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AffiliationWhig  
<-  1851-01-01  
 
NameHenry Clay
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Lexington, Kentucky , United States
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Born April 12, 1777
Died June 29, 1852 (75 years)
ContributorU Ole Polecat
Last ModifedDr. Cynic
Sep 18, 2009 12:52am
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InfoCLAY, Henry, (father of James Brown Clay), a Senator and a Representative from Kentucky; born in the district known as “the Slashes,” Hanover County, Va., April 12, 1777; attended the public schools; studied law in Richmond, Va.; admitted to the bar in 1797 and commenced practice in Lexington, Ky.; member, State house of representatives 1803; elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Adair and served from November 19, 1806, to March 3, 1807, despite being younger than the constitutional age limit of thirty years; member, State house of representatives 1808-1809, and served as speaker in 1809; again elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Buckner Thruston and served from January 4, 1810, to March 3, 1811; elected as a Democratic Republican to the Twelfth and Thirteenth Congresses and served from March 4, 1811, to January 19, 1814, when he resigned; Speaker of the House of Representatives (Twelfth and Thirteenth Congresses); appointed one of the commissioners to negotiate the treaty of peace with Great Britain in 1814; elected as a Democratic Republican to the Fourteenth, Fifteenth, and Sixteenth Congresses (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1821); Speaker of the House of Representatives (Fourteenth, Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses); elected to the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Congresses and served from March 3, 1823, to March 6, 1825, when he resigned; again served as Speaker of the House of Representatives (Eighteenth Congress); appointed Secretary of State by President John Quincy Adams 1825-1829; elected as a National Republican to the United States Senate on November 10, 1831, to fill the vacancy in the term commencing March 4, 1831; reelected as a Whig in 1836 and served from November 10, 1831, until March 31, 1842, when he resigned; chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations (Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses), Committee on Finance (Twenty-seventh Congress); unsuccessful presidential candidate of the Democratic Republican Party in 1824, of the National Republican Party in 1832, and of the Whig Party in 1844; again elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1849, until his death in Washington, D.C., June 29, 1852; lay in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, July 1, 1852; funeral services held in the Senate Chamber; interment in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Ky.

First Appeared on a United States Postage Stamp in 1870.
Vote totals for elections in which was nominated for the Hall of Fame for Great Americans (1900-1965): 1900-74.

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FAMILY
Wife Lucretia Hart Clay Apr 11, 1799-Jun 29, 1852
Daughter Henrietta Clay 1800-1801
Son Theodore Wythe Clay 1802-1870
Son Thomas Hart Clay 1803-1871
Daughter Susan Hart Clay Duralde 1805-1825
Daughter Ann Brown Clay Erwin 1807-1835
Daughter Lucretia Hart Clay 1809-1823
Son Henry Clay, Jr. 1811-1847
Daughter Eliza H. Clay 1813-1825
Daughter Laura Clay 1815-1817
Son James Brown Clay 1817-1864
Son John Morrison Clay 1821-1887

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  02/05/1849 KY US Senate Won 67.15% (+34.31%)
  11/07/1848 US President National Vote Lost 0.00% (-47.28%)
  06/09/1848 US President - W Convention Lost 27.02% (-20.61%)
  12/04/1844 US President Lost 38.18% (-23.64%)
  11/05/1844 US President National Vote Lost 48.08% (-1.46%)
  11/04/1844 NC US President Won 52.39% (+4.78%)
  11/04/1844 IL US President Lost 42.03% (-11.94%)
  11/04/1844 MI US President Lost 43.53% (-6.39%)
  11/02/1844 MO US President Lost 43.02% (-13.96%)
  11/02/1844 IN US President Lost 48.42% (-1.65%)
  11/02/1844 NH US President Lost 36.32% (-18.90%)
  11/02/1844 KY US President Won 54.09% (+8.18%)
  11/02/1844 NJ US President Won 50.46% (+1.08%)
  11/02/1844 LA US President Lost 48.70% (-2.60%)
  11/02/1844 NY US President Lost 47.85% (-1.05%)
  11/02/1844 ME US President Lost 40.48% (-13.35%)
  11/02/1844 RI US President Won 60.05% (+20.13%)
  11/02/1844 MD US President Won 52.39% (+4.77%)
  11/02/1844 TN US President Won 50.05% (+0.10%)
  11/02/1844 DE US President Won 51.20% (+2.46%)
  11/02/1844 MA US President Won 50.79% (+10.62%)
  11/02/1844 VT US President Won 54.90% (+17.90%)
  11/02/1844 GA US President Lost 48.81% (-2.37%)
  11/02/1844 MS US President Lost 42.57% (-14.86%)
  11/02/1844 VA US President Lost 46.95% (-6.09%)
  11/01/1844 PA US President Lost 48.60% (-1.84%)
  11/01/1844 OH US President Won 49.68% (+1.94%)
  11/00/1844 CT US President Won 50.81% (+4.63%)
  11/00/1844 AL US President Lost 41.01% (-17.98%)
  11/00/1844 AR US President Lost 36.99% (-26.02%)
  05/01/1844 US President - W Convention Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/07/1839 US President - W Convention Lost 32.29% (-14.11%)
  11/03/1836 KY US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/05/1832 US President Lost 17.13% (-59.44%)
  11/21/1832 US President National Vote Lost 37.42% (-16.81%)
  11/21/1832 RI US President Won 49.96% (+14.27%)
  11/16/1832 TN US President Lost 4.58% (-90.84%)
  11/13/1832 VT US President Lost 34.51% (-6.03%)
  11/12/1832 AL US President Lost 0.03% (-99.94%)
  11/12/1832 MD US President Won 50.01% (+0.01%)
  11/08/1832 NC US President Lost 15.21% (-69.58%)
  11/07/1832 NY US President Lost 47.90% (-4.21%)
  11/07/1832 LA US President Lost 38.33% (-23.34%)
  11/07/1832 VA US President Lost 24.91% (-50.13%)
  11/06/1832 NJ US President Lost 49.13% (-0.75%)
  11/06/1832 KY US President Won 54.49% (+8.98%)
  11/05/1832 MA US President Won 47.27% (+25.54%)
  11/05/1832 NH US President Lost 43.24% (-13.51%)
  11/05/1832 ME US President Lost 43.97% (-10.69%)
  11/05/1832 IL US President Lost 31.40% (-36.61%)
  11/05/1832 MO US President Lost 34.84% (-30.33%)
  11/03/1832 CT US President Won 55.29% (+20.97%)
  11/02/1832 PA US President Lost 42.30% (-15.39%)
  11/02/1832 OH US President Lost 48.35% (-2.97%)
  11/01/1832 IN US President Lost 44.57% (-10.81%)
  11/01/1832 DE US President Won 50.99% (+1.98%)
  12/15/1831 US President - NRP Convention Won 99.40% (+98.81%)
  11/03/1830 KY US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/07/1825 US Secretary of State Won 65.85% (+31.71%)
  12/01/1824 US President Lost 14.18% (-23.75%)
  11/11/1824 US President National Vote Lost 13.06% (-28.25%)
  11/11/1824 NC US President Lost 0.00% (-53.76%)
  11/02/1824 AL US President Lost 0.71% (-68.61%)
  11/02/1824 US Vice President Lost 0.77% (-69.23%)
  11/01/1824 IL US President Lost 22.18% (-10.28%)
  11/01/1824 IN US President Lost 33.58% (-13.44%)
  11/01/1824 KY US President Won 72.77% (+45.53%)
  11/01/1824 MD US President Lost 2.09% (-41.96%)
  11/01/1824 MO US President Won 59.50% (+25.52%)
  11/01/1824 NY US President Lost 11.11% (-61.11%)
  11/01/1824 VA US President Lost 2.73% (-52.95%)
  10/29/1824 PA US President Lost 3.59% (-72.33%)
  10/29/1824 OH US President Won 38.49% (+1.53%)
  08/02/1824 KY District 3 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/01/1823 US House Speaker Won 76.80% (+53.59%)
  08/05/1822 KY - District 03 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/06/1819 US House Speaker Won 94.84% (+89.68%)
  08/03/1818 KY - District 02 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/01/1817 US House Speaker Won 95.33% (+91.33%)
  08/05/1816 KY - District 02 Won 57.58% (+15.15%)
  12/04/1815 US House Speaker Won 71.31% (+60.66%)
  08/01/1814 KY - District 02 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/24/1813 US House Speaker Won 60.14% (+23.65%)
  08/03/1812 KY - District 02 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1811 US House Speaker Won 63.03% (+31.09%)
  08/06/1810 KY - District 03 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/1810 KY US Senate - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/18/1806 KY US Senate - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
US Vice President - W Convention - Jun 09, 1848 Amer Millard Fillmore
US Vice President - Senate Runoff - Feb 08, 1837 W Francis Granger
US President House Run-off - Feb 09, 1825 W John Quincy Adams