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CLAY, William Lacy, Jr.

CLAY, William Lacy, Jr.
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CLAY, William Lacy, Jr., (son of William Lacy Clay), a Representative from Missouri; born in St. Louis, Mo., July 27, 1956; graduated from Springbrook High School, Silver Spring, Md., 1974; B.A., University of Maryland, College Park, Md., 1983; member of the Missouri state house of representatives, 1983-1991; member of the Missouri state senate, 1991-2001; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Seventh and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2001-January 3, 2021); unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the One Hundred Seventeenth Congress in 2020.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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Bibliography / Further Reading

"William L. Clay, Jr." in Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2008.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Financial Services
    • Housing, Community Development, and Insurance - Chair
  • House Committee - Government Reform
  • House Committee - Natural Resources
  • House Committee - Oversight and Government Reform
    • Information Policy, Census, and National Archives - Chair
  • House Committee - Oversight and Reform
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