Dec. 13, 1816 Huntsville Madison County Alabama, USA
Jan. 3, 1882 Gurley Madison County Alabama, USA
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.