William Lacy Clay, Jr.

William Lacy Clay, Jr. ( born July 27, 1956 in St. Louis, Missouri ) is an American politician of the Democratic Party. He is since 2000 member of the U.S. House of Representatives and is representing the first congressional district of Missouri. This district currently includes large parts of the city of St. Louis and almost all of the same County.


Clay was born in St. Louis, however, his family moved after his father Bill Clay was elected to Congress, to Washington. He attended the University of Maryland at College Park, where he studied political science. In the year he graduated, 1983, he was elected to the House of Representatives from Missouri, 1991,. In the Senate of the State of

When his father retired in 2000 after 32 years in Congress from the policy, Clay Junior sat in the primaries surprisingly strong against his democratic competitor through and won the seat in the House of Representatives. Since then, he was re-elected three times, with more than 70 % of the vote, he had significant opposition not to fear the strong democratic dominated district.

From the outset, Clay was a member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, a committee of the House of Representatives, and was at times Chairman of the Subcommittee on Information Policy. He is also a member of the Financial Services Committee. Clay is considered, like his father, a staunch liberal. The Iraq war, he refused from the beginning.