Henry Clay by Caitlin sullivan

Personal Life

Born April 12, 1777, Hanover County, Virginia

Died June 29, 1852 (age: 75), Washington D.C.

Political Positions

Was a US Senator for Kentucky

Was in office as a Democratic-Republican, National Republican, and Whig

Was the US senator for Kentucky for 3/4/1849 - 6/29/1852, 11/10/1831 - 3/31/1842, 1/4/1810 - 3/4/1811, 12/29/1806 - 3/4/1807

Member of the US House of Representatives

3/4/1823 - 3/4/1825, 3/4/1815 - 3/3/1821, 3/4/1813 - 1/19/1814, 3/4/1811 - 3/3/1813

Was the 9th US Secretary of State - 3/4/1825 - 3/4/1829

Clay's Political Life

One of five delegates who negotiated the Treaty of Ghent

Ran for president twice, lost both times

After becoming secretary of state, was thought to have a ‘corrupt bargain’ w/ Adams

One of Clay's first political positions was as a War Hawk, a person who called for war against England

More Facts About Clay

John Clay - Father

Elizabeth Hudson Watkins - Mother

Wife - Lucretia Hart (1799 - 1852), Had 11 children

and in 1831, leader of the Whig party

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