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William Lacy Clay, Edit Profile

United States Representative from Missouri

William Lacy Clay, American State legislator. Certified paralegal; licensed real estate salesman, Missouri. Chairman Missouri Jesse Jackson 1988 Presidential Campaign; Jackson delegate to 1988 Democratic National Convention; committeeman to Democratic National Committee; board directors William L. Clay Scholarship and Research Fund. Member Americans Democratic Action (Outstanding Legislation Missouri chapter 1985, 86).

Background

Clay,, William Lacy was born on July 27, 1956 in St. Louis. Son of William L. and Carol Ann (Johnson) Clay.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Government and Politics, University Maryland, College Park, 1983. Student, Harvard University John F. Kennedy School Government. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Lincoln University.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Harris-Stowe State University.

Career

Member Missouri State House of Representatives, Jefferson City, 1983—1991, Missouri State Senate, 1991—2001, United States Congress from 1st Missouri district, since 2001, member finance services committee and government reform committee, chairman subcommittee on information policy, the census and the national archives. Member Congressional Black Caucus.

Achievements

  • Certified paralegal; licensed real estate salesman, Missouri.

Membership

Chairman Missouri Jesse Jackson 1988 Presidential Campaign. Jackson delegate to 1988 Democratic National Convention. Committeeman to Democratic National Committee.

Board directors William L. Clay Scholarship and Research Fund., Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. Member Americans Democratic Action (Outstanding Legislation Missouri chapter 1985, 86).

Connections

Married Ivie Lewellen, January 24, 1992. 2 children.

father:
William L. Clay,

mother:
Carol Ann (Johnson) Clay,

spouse:
Ivie Lewellen