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Name:    Clay Jr., William L.
Profession:  Politician
Category:  African-American Experience, Politics and Government
Born/Started:     Jul. 27, 1956
Description:    William Lacy Clay, Jr. became the U.S. Representative from MissouriĀ“s 1st Congressional District in 2000. The son of William L. Clay, Sr., he was born in St. Louis and educated in Maryland. Congressman Clay was elected to a seat in the Missouri General Assembly in a special election in 1983 after a close political associate of his father resigned. In 1991, when State Senator John Bass stepped down, Mr. Clay was elected to fill his seat.

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