James Franklin CLAY, Congress, KY (1840-1921)


CLAY, James Franklin, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Henderson, Henderson County, Ky. October 29, 1840; attended public and private schools at Henderson; was graduated from Georgetown College, Kentucky, in June 1860; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1862 and commenced practice in Henderson, Ky.; member of the State senate in 1870; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1884; resumed the practice of his profession in Henderson, Ky.; served as city attorney and as attorney for the St. Louis & Southern Railroad and the Ohio Valley Railway Co.; died in Henderson, Ky., on August 17, 1921; interment in Fernwood Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present