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James Lloyd Clay, American lawyer, builder.


Clay, James Lloyd was born on October 20, 1911 in Paintsville, Kentucky, United States. Son of J. Lloyd and Grace (VanHoose) Clay.


Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Kentucky, 1937, Bachelor of Laws, 1940.


; children—Robert L., James L., William Wade. Married second, Della R. Callahan, April, 1968. Admitted to Kentucky bar, 1940, since practiced in Lexington.

Teacher and principal Johnson County and Paintsville City Schools, 1931-1937. Assistant adjutant general of Kentucky, 1946-1947. Individual law practice, from 1947.

Director, secretary, treasurer J. H. Warrington Company, Inc. President Lansdowne Village Apts., Inc., Delmar Village, Inc., Perma Glaze of Kentucky, Perma Cement of Kentucky, Gale Builders. Secretary Johnson Electronics Company.

Director Kadett Equipment Company Past member Lexington-Fayette County Planning and Zoning Commission.


Member Fayette County Republican Executive Committee (past chairman), Citizens for Eisenhower (past district chairman), Woodford County Republican Executive Committee President Gardenside Nursing Home, Fayette Nursing Home. Served as lieutenant commander United States Coast Guard Reserve, 1942-1945. Named Kentucky Colonel.

Member American, Kentucky, Fayette County bar associations, American Legion (past state Executive Committee, past post commander), Junior Chamber of Commerce (past directory) U. Kentucky Law College Alumni Association (past president), Veterans of Foreign Wars, Dayanand Anglo-Vedic, Order Confederate Colonels, Fraternal Order Police, Phi Delta Phi, Methodist. Clubs: Kiwanis, Kentucky Mountain (past vice president), Pyramid.


Married Dorothy Davis, 1932 (divorced 1953).; married second, Della R. Callahan, April, 1968. Children: Robert L., James L., William Wade.

J. Lloyd Clay

Grace (VanHoose) Clay

Dorothy Davis

Della R. Callahan

William Wade Clay

Robert L. Clay

James L. Clay