Henry Clay

Legislator and Orator Henry Clay

Profession: Legislator and Orator

United States of America

Why Famous: Served three different terms as Speaker of the House of Representatives and was also Secretary of State from 1825 to 1829. He forged compromises that held off civil war for decades.

Born: April 12, 1777
Birthplace: Hanover County, Virginia, USA
Star Sign: Aries

Died: June 29, 1852 (aged 75)
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis

Married Life

  • 1799-04-11 Politician Henry Clay (21) weds Lucretia Hart in Lexington, Kentucky

Events in the Life of Henry Clay

  • 1839-02-07 Henry Clay declares in Senate "I had rather be right than president"
  • 1844-05-01 Whig convention nominates Henry Clay as presidential candidate
  • 1850-01-29 Henry Clay introduces a comprise bill on slavery to US Senate

Famous People who Died of Tuberculosis