Alexander Stephens CLAY, Congress, GA (1853-1910)
Senate Years of Service:1897-1910
CLAY, Alexander Stephens, a Senator from Georgia; born near Powder Springs, Cobb County, Ga., September 25, 1853; attended the common schools; graduated from Hiawassee (Tenn.) College in 1875; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1877 and commenced practice in Marietta, Ga.; member of the city council in 1880 and 1881; member, State house of representatives 1884-1887, 1889-1890; served as speaker pro tempore in 1886-1887, 1889-1890; member, State senate 1892-1894, serving as president for two years; elected in 1896 as a Democrat to the United States Senate; reelected in 1902 and again in 1908 and served from March 4, 1897, until his death in Atlanta, Ga., on November 13, 1910; chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Fifty-ninth Congress), Committee on Woman Suffrage (Sixty-first Congress); interment in the City Cemetery, Marietta, Ga.
BibliographyMellichamp, Josephine. ‘Alexander Clay.’ In Senators From Georgia. pp.193-95. Huntsville, Ala.: Strode Publishers, 1976; U.S. Congress. Memorial Addresses. 61st Cong., 3rd sess., 1910-1911. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1911.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present