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About Henry Clay
Henry Clay was an American lawyer and politician known for being the United States Senator from Kentucky as well as the 9th United States Secretary of State. He was also the 7th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. He earned the nickname "The Great Compromiser" as a result of successfully brokering a number of compromises, including the famous Compromise of 1850. He first ran for the President of the United States. He ran for the presidency again in 1832 and 1844.
He married Lucretia Hart in 1799. The couple had eleven children, including Henry, Jr., James Brown Clay, and John Morrison Clay.
He owned several slaves during his lifetime but instructed that they be freed in his will.
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Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees. And both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people.Henry Clay
Henry Clay's Popularity
Henry Clay was a famous American statesman, who was born on April 12, 1777. As a person born on this date, Henry Clay is listed in our database as the 16th most popular celebrity for the day (April 12).
People born on April 12 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aries, the Ram. Henry Clay is the 706th most popular Aries.
Aside from information specific to Henry Clay's birthday, Henry Clay is the 5341st most famous American.
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