Alexander S. Clay

Alexander Stephens Clay ( born September 25, 1853 in Powder Springs, Cobb County, Georgia, † November 13, 1910 in Atlanta, Georgia ) was an American politician of the Democratic Party, who represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. Senate.

Initially he attended the public schools, Alexander continued his education at the Clay Hiwassee College in Tennessee continued where he made his degree in 1875. He subsequently studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1877, after which he began practicing in Marietta. In the years 1880 and 1881 he sat there in the City Council.

From 1884 to 1887 Clay was the first time in the House of Representatives from Georgia; another member of this Parliament chamber ensued between 1889 and 1890. He served twice as the Speaker pro tempore. After that, he was from 1892 to 1894 Member of the Senate of Georgia and also led there for two years as its president in the chair. Finally, he was in 1896 in the U.S. Senate in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of not more candidates John Brown Gordon on March 4, 1897. 1902 and 1908 he was confirmed in each case; Clay in the Senate was, among other things the Committee on Revolutionary Claims as Chairman.

Alexander Clay died during his fourth term of office in Atlanta and was buried in Marietta. His son Lucius D. Clay was a high-ranking officer in the U.S. Army and served from 1947 to 1949 as the military governor of the American zone of occupation in Germany. Meanwhile, older brother Eugene became mayor of Marietta and was lynching of Leo Frank in 1915 significantly involved.