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Name:    Clay, Henry
Description:    Henry Clay was a prominent U.S. Senator from Kentucky who led efforts to keep the Union together in the years leading up to the Civil War. He was a long-time ally with Missouri’s Thomas Hart Benton. As speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1820, he managed the passage of the Missouri Compromise, which granted statehood to Missouri. Clay’s works are contained within the collection of the St. Louis Mercantile Library.

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