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William L. Clay

William L. ClayAKA William Lacy Clay, Sr.

Born: 30-Apr-1931
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Missouri, 1969-2001

Military service: US Army (1953-55)

16-term Missouri Congressman, and father of US Congressman Lacy Clay.

Father: Irving Clay (welder)
Mother: Luella Hyatt Clay
Wife: Carol Ann Johnson (m. 10-Oct-1953, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Vicki
Son: Lacy Clay (US Congressman)
Daughter: Michelle Katherine

    University: BS Political Science, St. Louis University (1953)

    US Congressman, Missouri 1st (3-Jan-1969 to 3-Jan-2001)
    Steamfitters Union, Local 562 Education Rep. (1966-67)
    State, County, and Municipal Employees Union Business Rep (1961-64)
    Board of Aldermen, St. Louis, MO 26th Ward (1959-64)
    Member of the Board of Perdue Farms (2001-)
    National Student Leadership Conference Honorary Board of Advisors
    St. Louis Walk of Fame
    Civil Disobedience 1963 (jailed 105 days, result of a civil rights demonstration)
    House Banking Scandal 329 overdrawn checks

Author of books:
Just Permanent Interests: Black Americans in Congress, 1870-1991 (1992)
Bill Clay: A Political Voice at the Grass Roots (2004, memoir)


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