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 Alexander Stephens Clay

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Alexander Stephens Clay

  • Birth 25 Sep 1853 Powder Springs, Cobb County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 13 Nov 1910 Atlanta, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 7773580

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.

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  • Added: 17 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7773580
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander Stephens Clay (25 Sep 1853–13 Nov 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7773580, citing Marietta City Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .