Sep. 6, 1866 Huntsville Madison County Alabama, USA
US Congressman, 8th Alabama Governor, US Senator. He served during the War of 1812 with the United States forces operating against the Creek Indians in Georgia and Alabama. After serving in the Alabama State Legislature (where he was Speaker of the House), he was elected as a Democrat to represent Alabama's 1st Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1829 to 1835. He was then elected as Governor of Alabama, serving from 1836 to 1837. When Alabama Senator John McKinley resigned his seat, Clement C. Clay left the Governorship, and was elected as a Democratic Senator from Alabama to fill his vacancy in the United States Senate. There he served from 1837 until his own resignation in 1841. He served one year (1843) as an Associate Justice of the Alabama State Supreme Court, then spent the rest of his career in private law practice. His son was Clement Claiborne Clay, Jr.