A distinguished political leader whose influence extended across both houses of congress and to the white house, henry clay sr was born on april 12, 1777, in. Henry clay was born in hanover county virginia on april 12, 1777 he attended public schools and he later became the apprentice of a respected lawyer in richmond, virginia named george wythe after clay was admitted to the bar in 1797 (at the age of twenty) he moved to lexington, kentucky where he opened his own law practice. Henry clay, born a poor, orphaned boy from the virginia slashes, became one of the most popular and influential political leaders in american history and the symbol of the antebellum era the antebellum era was the time period preceding the civil war between the north and the south.
Born on april 12, 1777, in hanover county, virginia, henry clay worked as a frontier lawyer before becoming a kentucky senator and then speaker of the house of representatives. Biographical directory of the united states congress, 1774–2005, 833 obituary of henry clay, daily national intelligencer, 30 june 1852,  peter, transylvania university, 88 “clay, henry,” encyclopedia britannica, 3:363.
Henry clay, a brief biography - henry clay, one of america’s greatest legislators and orators, lived from 1777 to 1852 in his lifespan, henry was a very successful attorney, a well respected farmer, a horse race enthusiast, and a “great compromiser. Unlike most editing & proofreading services, we edit for everything: grammar, spelling, punctuation, idea flow, sentence structure, & more get started now. A distinguished political leader whose influence extended across both houses of congress and to the white house, henry clay sr was born on april 12, 1777, in hanover county, virginia. The speeches of henry clay 2 vols new york: a s barnes & co, 1857 lc call number: e338 c68 [catalog record] ----- the works of henry clay, comprising his life, correspondence and speeches 10 vols new york: gp putnam’s sons, 1904.
Leader of the whig party and five times an unsuccessful presidential candidate, henry clay (1777-1852) played a central role on the stage of national politics for over forty years. Henry clay work's headstone in spring grove cemetery, hartford, ct by 1880 work was living in new york city , giving his occupation as a musician  he died in hartford two years later at the age of 51.
The papers browse the papers obituary of henry clay, daily national intelligencer, 30 june 1852,  peter, transylvania university, 88 “clay, henry,” encyclopedia britannica, 3:363 comprehensive works cited biographical directory of the united states congree, 1774–2005, the continental congress, september 5, 1774, to october 21. The best biography of clay, comprehensive and temperate in interpretation, is glyndon g van deusen, the life of henry clay (1937) an excellent brief study is clement eaton, henry clay and the art of american politics (1957), which has a useful bibliographical essay. Henry clay's american system 1832 background: following the war of 1812, henry clay, john c calhoun, and john quincy adams helped form a new political agenda, which promised to meet the needs of america.
Find out more about the history of henry clay, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more and for the rest of his life pursued conciliation at home and. The digital collections of the library of congress contain a wide variety of material associated with henry clay this resource guide compiles links to digital materials related to clay such as manuscripts, letters, broadsides, government documents, and images that are available throughout the library of congress web site. Henry clay - henry clay: the great compromiser henry clay is probably the most famous congressman to have never been elected president he was known as the great compromiser, and was a member of the congress for 40 years clay was a member of the great triumvirate along with daniel webster and john c calhoun.
Sc toof & co steam printers, memphis 1882 this is the main work on henry clay’s wife’s family it is also rather rare and generally found in special collections some descendants of john clay (emigrant to jamestown 1613) through his son charles clay (ca 1638-1686) and his wife hannah wilson compiled by robin clay oliver this source gathers much research on the larger family of which henry clay is a member and is a valuable starting point. It looks like you've lost connection to our server please check your internet connection or reload this page. Biographical directory of the united states congree, 1774–2005, the continental congress, september 5, 1774, to october 21, 1788, and the congress of the united states, from the first through the one hundred eighth congresses, march 4, 1789, to january 3, 2005, inclusive.