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  Clay, Matthew
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AffiliationDemocratic-Republican   
NameMatthew Clay
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Pittsylvania County, Virginia , United States
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Born March 25, 1754
DiedMay 27, 1815 (61 years)
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Last ModifedRBH
Jan 04, 2011 02:55am
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InfoCLAY, Matthew, a Representative from Virginia; born in Halifax County, near Danville, Va., March 25, 1754; during the Revolutionary War entered the Ninth Virginia Regiment October 1, 1776, transferred to the First Virginia Regiment in 1778 and to the Fifth Virginia Regiment in 1781, being successively promoted to first lieutenant, captain, and quartermaster; mustered out 1783; member of the State house of delegates 1790-1794; elected as a Republican to the Fifth and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1797-March 3, 1813); chairman, Committee on Militia (Tenth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1813 to the Thirteenth Congress; elected to the Fourteenth Congress and served from March 4, 1815, until his death at Halifax Court House, Va., May 27, 1815; interment in the old family burying ground in Pittsylvania County, Va.


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Father Charles Clay 0000-
Brother Green Clay 1757-1828
Nephew Brutus J. Clay 1808-1878
Nephew Cassius M. Clay 1810-1903

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  04/00/1815 VA District 15 Won 51.96% (+10.25%)
  04/00/1813 VA District 15 Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  04/00/1811 VA District 14 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  04/00/1809 VA District 14 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  04/00/1807 VA District 14 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  04/00/1805 VA District 14 Won 88.85% (+77.70%)
  04/00/1803 VA District 14 Won 88.90% (+77.81%)
  04/22/1801 VA District 6 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  04/24/1799 VA District 6 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/20/1797 VA District 6 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/16/1795 VA District 6 Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
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