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Alexander Stephens Clay
Birth: Sep. 25, 1853
Powder Springs
Cobb County
Georgia, USA
Death: Nov. 13, 1910
Atlanta
DeKalb County
Georgia, USA

US Senator. A member of the Democratic Party, he served in the US Senate from Georgia for three consecutive terms from March 1897 until his death in November 1910. Born in Powder Springs, Georgia he graduated from Hiwassee College in Madisonville, Tennessee in 1875. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1877 and commenced practicing law in Marietta, Georgia. From 1880 to 1881 he served on the Marietta city council. From 1884 to 1887 and from 1889 to 1890 he served in the Georgia House of Representatives and was speaker pro tempore from 1886 to 1887 and again from 1889 to 1890. From 1892 until 1894 he was a member of the Georgia State Senate and served as its president for his last two years in that body. In 1896 he was elected to the US Senate and reelected in 1902 and 1908. During his time in the US Senate, he served as chair of the Committee on Revolutionary Claims and as a member of the Committee on Woman Suffrage. He died in Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 57. He was the father of US Army General Lucius Dubignon Clay and grandfather of US Air Force General Lucius Dubignon Clay, Jr and US Army Major General Frank Butner Clay. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Frances White Clay (1861 - 1940)
 
 Children:
  Alexander Stephens Clay (1886 - 1934)*
  Ryburn Glover Clay (1891 - 1955)*
  Lucius DuBignon Clay (1897 - 1978)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Marietta City Cemetery
Marietta
Cobb County
Georgia, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 17, 2003
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Alexander Stephens Clay
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- Joyce
 Added: Nov. 23, 2014
Thank you for your public service in the US Senate. May you rest in peace.
- William Bjornstad
 Added: Nov. 19, 2014

- SLGMSD
 Added: Nov. 3, 2014
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