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The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable William Clay, Sr.

Author: William L Clay; Julieanna L Richardson; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Former Congressman William Lacy Clay, Sr. was born in 1931, in St. Louis, Missouri. He earned his B.S. degree in political science from St. Louis University in 1953. Clay served in the United States Army until 1955. He then worked as a real estate broker from 1955 to 1959, and as a manager for Industry Life Insurance Company from 1959 to 1961. Clay was elected to St. Louis City Council in 1959 and served as an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: William L Clay; William L Clay
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: William L Clay; Julieanna L Richardson; Scott Stearns; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000518620
Credits: Videographer, Scott Stearns.
Performer(s): Julieanna L. Richardson, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Silver Spring, Maryland
2003 January 22.
Description: 1 online resource (6 video files (2 hr., 59 min., 27 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with The Honorable William Clay, Sr.
The Honorable William Clay, Sr.

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Former Congressman William Lacy Clay, Sr. was born in 1931, in St. Louis, Missouri. He earned his B.S. degree in political science from St. Louis University in 1953. Clay served in the United States Army until 1955. He then worked as a real estate broker from 1955 to 1959, and as a manager for Industry Life Insurance Company from 1959 to 1961. Clay was elected to St. Louis City Council in 1959 and served as an alderman until 1964. He served 105 days in jail for participating in a 1963 civil rights demonstration. In 1968, he was elected to Congress, where he served fifteen terms. Clay became the first African American elected to Congress from Missouri. He wrote a comprehensive treatise of the Congressional Black Caucus' history, Just Permanent Interests: Black Americans in Congress, 1870-1991. He retired from Congress in 2001. His son, William Clay, Jr., succeeded him in office.

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