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Biography of Henry Clay.

George Denison Prentice

Biography of Henry Clay.

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Published by J.J. Phelps in New York .
Written in English

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  • Clay, Henry, -- 1777-1852.

  • The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 312 p.
    Number of Pages312
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17781824M


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Clay also read law under. Clay, Henry,Legislators, Legislators, Cabinet officers Publisher Hartford: Samuel Hanmer, jr. and John Jay Phelps, publishers Collection lincolncollection; americana Digitizing sponsor State of Indiana through the Indiana State Library Contributor Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection Language English.

Among Clay’s greatest assets was his congeniality, David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler explain in their thorough if conventional biography, “Henry Clay: The Essential American.” He enjoyed a Author: Andrew Cayton.

A comprehensive biography of the statesman whom Abraham Lincoln called “the ideal politician.” By our lights, Henry Clay () was a bundle of contradictions. He was adamant about his right to own slaves, for instance, but Author: Harlow Giles Unger.

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His compromises quelled regionalism and balanced states rights and national. For me, the seminal text in Henry Clay historiography remains Robert Remini's biography, Henry Clay.

The irony there is that Remini was a biographer of Clay's arch-nemesis, Andrew Jackson. After years of researching Jackson, however, Remini was enchanted by Clay and the result is a wonderful biography/5. Clay, Henry Biography. 12 Apr. Ranck, History of Lexington, Book 3, 15 July –29 February ; Journal, December –June ; Book 4, 1 March–22 June ; Letter from David S.

Hollister, 9 May ; Letter from Elias Higbee, 24 March ; Letter from Henry Clay, 15 November Lindsey Apple’s “The Family Legacy of Henry Clay: In the Shadow of a Kentucky Patriarch” reveals the story of this highly influential family, whose importance has been largely overshadowed. CLAY, HENRY, (father of James Brown Clay), a Senator and a Representative from Kentucky; born in the district known as "the Slashes," Hanover County, Va., Ap ; attended the Old Field School and St.

Paul's School in Hanover County, Va.; studied law in Richmond, Va.; admitted to the bar in and commenced practice in Lexington, Ky.; member, State house. About this Item: Wentworth Press 8/24/, Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Biography of Henry Clay.

Book. Seller Inventory # BBS More information about this seller | Contact this seller 3. A Biography of Henry Clay, the Senator from Kentucky Containing Also, a Complete Report of All His Speeches; Selections From His Private Correspondence; Eulogies in the Senate and House; and a Poem, by George D.

Prentice, Esq. Language: English: LoC Class: E History: America: Revolution to the Civil War () Subject. “[A] splendid biography Between Washington’s time and Lincoln’s, it is probable that no American was more influential than Clay.”—David S.

Broder, The Washington Post “A revealing portrait of Henry Clay, a man who was critical to the life. Henry Clay by Robert Remini is an excellent biography of one of the dominant political figures in nineteenth century America. It is a well-written, detailed and informative work detailing the life of this remarkable by:   Henry Clay () was a statesman who represented Kentucky in both the U.S.

House of Representatives and the Senate and served as the 9th Secretary of State. He helped found the Whig Party. Book Description Henry Clay, Sr. (Ap – J ), was a lawyer, politician and skilled orator who represented Kentucky separately in both the Senate and in the House of Representatives.

PREFACE. IN writing the Biography of HENRY CLAY, we are conscious of entering a field several times explored, by individuals of great ability, who have spread before a delighted public the rich rewards of their its great amplitude—the loftiness of its hills—the breadth of its valleys—and the vastness of its enclosures, induce the belief, that the office of another.

Henry Clay - Henry Clay - Public office: The boldness of his positions notwithstanding, Clay’s eloquent defense of republican values and national honour endeared him to Kentuckians, who elected him to seven terms in the Kentucky legislature (–06, –09).

Appointed twice to fill unexpired terms in the U.S. Senate, he was a capable and diligent member of that body too. Biography of Henry Clay () by Prentice, George D. Henry Clay, Sr. (Ap – J ), was a lawyer, politician and skilled orator who represented Kentucky separately in both the Senate and in the House of Representatives.

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If you have tid bits about Henry Clay's life that would be useful in writing the biography, email us. Among the nineteenth-century Americans, few commanded the reverence and respect accorded to Henry Clay of Kentucky. As orator and as Speaker of 4/5(1). As no other book, Henry Clay humanizes Clay’s marriage to plain, wealthy Lucretia Hart, a union rumored to be mercenary on his part but that lasted fifty-three years and produced eleven children.

Featuring an inimitable supporting cast including Aaron Burr, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, James Polk, and Abraham Lincoln, Henry 4/5(9). Genre/Form: Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Prentice, George D.

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Subjects: Clay, Henry, -- More like this. Henry Clay. American statesman and orator. Birthplace: Hanover County, VA Location of death: Washington, DC Cause of death: unspecified Remains: Buried, Lexington Cemetery, L. American statesman and orator, was born in Hanover county, Virginia, on the 12th of Apriland died in Washington on the 29th of June Few public characters in the Born: Henry Clay Work Biography Little heralded even in histories of music that focus on popular song, American songwriter Henry Clay Work (–) nevertheless left a legacy that lived on in the memories of audiences and musicians.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY MAR 1, Yet another hulking biography of an early American political giant, this one, unnecessarily clogged with detail, is still a fitting, up-to-date, and highly readable account of Henry Clay's life ( ) and achievements/5(9).

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Henry Clay was also known as “The Great Compromiser” or “The Great Pacificator”. He was a U.S Representative who also served as President John Quincy Adams’ Secretary of State. For more facts on Henry Clay read the fact file below or download our comprehensive worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.

Henry Clay was born on Ap. Description: This dual biography with documents is the first book to explore the political conflict between Andrew Jackson and Henry Clay - two explosive personalities whose contrasting visions of America's future shaped a generation of power struggle in the early Republic.

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Biography He was born in Middletown, Connecticut, to Alanson and Amelia (Forbes) Work. His father opposed slavery, and Work was himself an active abolitionist and Union supporter.