Clement Claiborne Clay, Jr

Clement Claiborne Clay, Jr

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Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA
Death 3 Jan 1882 (aged 65)
Gurley, Madison County, Alabama, USA
Burial Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA
Plot Block 4, Plot 20
Memorial ID 6420332 · View Source
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US Senator, CSA Senator. The son of Senator Clement Comer Clay, he was elected as a Democratic Senator from Alabama to the United States Senate, serving from 1853 until January 21, 1861, when he withdrew from Congress along with other Senators from secessionist Southern States. Soon after the formation of the Confederate States of America, he was elected as a Senator from Alabama to the Confederate Senate. He served from 1861 to 1863, then served as a diplomatic agent for the Confederacy. At one time he was suspected of conspiring to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln and spent nearly a year in prison after the Civil War.


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  • Added: 16 May 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6420332
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clement Claiborne Clay, Jr (13 Dec 1816–3 Jan 1882), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6420332, citing Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .