Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Author: U.S. Congress

Clay, Clement Claiborne, Jr.

Clay, Clement Claiborne, Jr. (son of Clement Comer Clay), a Senator from Alabama; born in Huntsville, Ala., December 13, 1816; was graduated from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1834 and from the law department of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville in 1839; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Huntsville, Ala., in 1840; member of the State house of representatives in 1842, 1844, and 1845; judge of the county court of Madison County 1846-1848; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1850 to the Thirty-second Congress; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket of Pierce and King in 1852; 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; 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.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Clay, Clement Claiborne, Jr.," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.986 Original Sources, accessed August 15, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4Z6G39CFA1D18RT.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Clay, Clement Claiborne, Jr." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.986, Original Sources. 15 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4Z6G39CFA1D18RT.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Clay, Clement Claiborne, Jr.' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.986. Original Sources, retrieved 15 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4Z6G39CFA1D18RT.