- James Brown Clay
James Brown Clay (
November 9, 1817– January 26, 1864) was a Democratic Party member of the United States House of Representativesfrom Kentucky.
Washington, D.C., while his father, Henry Clay, was serving in the United States Congress, James Brown Clay was named for the husband of his maternal aunt, James Brown. His brothers were Henry Clay, Jr.and John Morrison Clay. Clay attended a boys’ school associated with Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio(founded by family friend Bishop Philander Chase). Later, Clay attended Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky. He worked at a countinghousein Bostonfrom 1832 to 1834 before studying law and being admitted to the bar. He practiced law with his father in Lexington, Kentucky. In 1843, Clay married Susan Maria Jacob, sister of a three-time mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, Charles Donald Jacob. The couple eventually had ten children.
Clay served as
chargé d’affairesto Portugalfrom August 1, 1849, to July 19, 1850. He farmed in Missouriin 1851 and 1852 before returning to Lexington. Clay had been a life-long member of the Whig Party — the party of his father. But when the Whig Party disintegrated following Henry Clay’s death, James B. Clay joined the Democratic Party. In fact, he was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1859). Clay did not run for renomination in 1858 and declined an appointment by President James Buchananto a mission to Germany. Clay served as a member of the Peace conference of 1861held in Washington, D.C., an attempt to prevent the impending American Civil War. During the Civil War Clay supported the Confederacy and was commissioned to raise a regiment. His ill-health from tuberculosisprevented him from doing so. Clay died in Montreal, Canada, where he had gone for his health. He is interred at his family plot in Lexington Cemetery.
Ashland (Henry Clay home)
Henry Clay, Jr.
* This article incorporates facts obtained from the
public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
* On Clay's service as American chargé d’affaires to Portugal, see Sara B. Bearss, "Henry Clay and the American Claims against Portugal, 1850," "Journal of the Early Republic" 7 (Summer 1987): 167–80.
* [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000483 James Brown Clay's official Congressional biography]
* [http://www.filsonhistorical.org/news_v5n4_browsing.html The Filson Historical Society]
* [http://www.loc.gov/rr/mss/text/clay.html Clay Family Papers at the Library of Congress]
* [http://www.henryclay.org/ Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate]
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