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Encyclopedia > Clement Claiborne Clay

Clement Claiborne Clay (December 13, 1816January 3, 1882) was a U.S. senator from the state of Alabama from 1853 to 1861, and a C.S.A. senator from the Alabama from 1861 to 1863. His portrait appears on the Confederate one-dollar note (4th issue and later). December 13 is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,423 sq. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,423 sq. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar). ...


Biography

Clay was born with a strong political predigree; he was the son of Clement Comer Clay, a former senator and governor of Alabama, and was a third cousin of Henry Clay. Clement Comer Clay (December 17, 1789–September 7, 1866) was the Democratic Governor of the U.S. state of Alabama from 1835 to 1837. ... The term cousin typically refers to the child of ones parents sibling. ... Henry Clay Henry Clay (April 12, 1777 in Hanover County, Virginia, USA – June 29, 1852 in Washington, D.C.) was a leading American statesman and orator who served in both the House of Representatives and Senate. ...


Clay attended the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa and graduated in 1834. He obtained a law degree from the University of Virginia in 1839 and was admitted to the bar in Alabama in 1840. He was a member of the Alabama State House of Representatives in 1842, 1844, and 1845. He then became a county judge in Madison County, Alabama and served from 1848 to 1850. He then ran for a seat in the United States Congress in 1850, but was not elected. The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA, or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. ... 1834 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Mascot Cavalier Website www. ... 1839 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Madison County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama, and is a major part of the Huntsville-Decatur Metro Area. ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Congress in Joint Session. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


He was elected to serve in the United States Senate in a term beginning March 4, 1853, but the legislature failed to elect someone in time to fill it, so that he served from November 29, 1853 to January 21, 1861. He withdrew from the senate as Alabama seceded from the Union. Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... November 29 is the 333rd (in leap years the 334th) day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,423 sq. ... Map of the division of the states during the Civil War. ...


He was subsequently elected Senator in the First Confederate Congress and served from 1861 until 1863. The First Confederate Congress was the first regular session of the legislature of the Confederate States of America. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar). ...


Due to suspicions that he was involved in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, he was imprisoned in Fortress Monroe in 1865, where he stayed for about a year. Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), sometimes called Abe Lincoln and nicknamed Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter, and the Great Emancipator, was the 16th President of the United States (1861 to 1865), and the first president from the Republican Party. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ...


He died in Madison County and is interred at Maple Hill Cemetery. Madison County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama, and is a major part of the Huntsville-Decatur Metro Area. ... Maple Hill Cemetery is the oldest and largest cemetery in Huntsville, Alabama. ...

Preceded by:
Jeremiah Clemens
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Alabama
1853–1861
Succeeded by:
Willard Warner (after Civil War)
Preceded by:
none
Senator from Alabama in the First Confederate Congress
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Succeeded by:
Richard Wilde Walker

Jeremiah Clemens (December 28, 1814 – May 21, 1865) was a U.S. senator from the state of Alabama. ... Alabama was admitted to the Union on December 14 1819. ... Willard Warner (September 4, 1826–November 23, 1906) was a U.S. senator from the state of Alabama. ... The First Confederate Congress was the first regular session of the legislature of the Confederate States of America. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar). ...

References

  • Biography on U.S. Congress website
  • Short biography on Political Graveyard

 
 

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