Brutus Junius Clay


Brutus Junius Clay Famous memorial

Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, USA
Death 11 Oct 1878 (aged 70)
Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 15490047 View Source

US Congressman. He graduated from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, and became a farmer and cattle breeder. He served in the Kentucky State Legislature in 1840, and for a second time in 1860. In 1862 he was elected as a Unionist to represent Kentucky's 7th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, holding his seat for one term, 1863 to 1865, and serving as Chairman of the Agriculture Committee. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1864 and returned to his farm in Kentucky. He was the older brother of Civil War Union Army Major General Cassius Marcellus Clay.

Bio by: Bill McKern


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  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 24 Aug 2006
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Brutus Junius Clay (1 Jul 1808–11 Oct 1878), Find a Grave Memorial ID 15490047, citing Auvergne Cemetery, Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .