Sumner's biography of jackson, another was mr roosevelt's recent sketch of benton, and a third, the most conspicuous of all, is the present “life of henry clay ,” by mr carl schurz eminent as the work is for its union of criticism with philosophical fairness, this is not its sole claim to rank as one of the ablest. Other bronze copies of the clay statuette are in the collections of the white house, the north carolina museum of art in raleigh, and the newark museum in new jersey 1 thomas ball, my threescore years and ten: an autobiography ( 1892 reprint, new york: garland, 1977), 209 2 henry clay, life and speeches of the. T ,-«^-ti^ tnrv m^lup xn henry clay from an old lithograph l^eirernx i 'i fs xn fjjjtt ilxilxtmje^ 3ithtxvcl (^hitwn the works of henry clay comprising his life, correspondence and speeches edited by calvin colton, lld with an introduction by thomas b reed and a history of tariff legislation, 1 8 1 2-1 896 by william. Henry clay was known throughout his life as an orator, statesman and peacekeeper born 12 april 1777, the son of a virginian farmer, his father died and left him heir to two slaves of his own when henry was only four his stepfather moved the family to richmond, virginia, where henry went to work as a.
Find out more about the history of henry clay, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more get all the facts on but clay also served as a negotiator at the ghent peace conference, and for the rest of his life pursued conciliation at home and abroad although a slaveholder, clay disapproved. Professor remini talked about his recently published book, [henry clay: statesman for the union], published by ww norton. Finally, the movers painstakingly removed the packing, revealing a pantheon of larger-than-life senators from the years preceding the civil war at the painting's center, towering over his colleagues, stands kentucky's henry clay, careworn and majestic, apparently declaiming with the silver-tongued oratory for which he was.
A brief biography of henry clay, the senator from kentucky, and his economic plan, the american system. Named one of the greatest senators in us history, henry clay was a 19th century american politician and a friend of napoleon's brother, joseph bonaparte in politics, as in private life, clay is essentially a gamester and with a vigorous intellect, an ardent spirit, a handsome elocution, though with a mind very defective in.
Introduction henry clay was appointed secretary of state by president john quincy adams on march 7, 1825 clay entered his duties on the same day and served until march 3, 1829 famous as the “great pacificator” for his contributions to domestic policy, he emphasized economic development in his diplomacy henry. Historical highlights: speaker of the house speaker's rooms in the capitol notable office assignments: speakers of the house office of the historian: [email protected] office of art & archives, office of the clerk: [email protected] housegov, [email protected]
Clay, henry, (father of james brown clay), a senator and a representative from kentucky born in the district known as “the slashes,” hanover county, va, april 12, 1777 attended the old field school and st paul's school in hanover county , va studied law in richmond, va admitted to the bar in 1797 and. Speech on the emancipation of south america, house of representatives (24 march 1818) the life and speeches of the hon henry clay, vol i (1857), ed i am the most unfortunate man in the history of parties: always run by my friends when sure to be defeated, and now betrayed for a nomination when i, or any one,. Work was born in middletown, connecticut, to alanson and amelia (forbes) work his father opposed slavery, and work was himself an active abolitionist and union supporter his family's home became a stop on the underground railroad, assisting runaway slaves to freedom in.
Find henry clay work biography and history on allmusic - work was a composer of popular songs as well as a. Further reading the definitive edition of clay's writings is james b hopkins, ed , the papers of henry clay (3 vols, 1959-1963) the best biography of clay, comprehensive and temperate in interpretation, is glyndon g van deusen, the life of henry clay (1937) an excellent brief study is clement eaton, henry clay and. Information about writer henry clay lewis, including a biographical and critical article, a list of published works, and other information resources.
Little heralded even in histories of music that focus on popular song, american songwriter henry clay work (1832–1884) nevertheless left a legacy that lived on in the memories of audiences and musicians in the early 1950s, musicologist richard s hill could point to a list of songs by work that would be instantly. More than a century ago, a young physician in louisiana contributed a series of popular humor published in a new york weekly newspaper, spirit of the times these were signed by madison tensas, md, pseudonym for henry clay lewis, who was born in charleston, sc, in 1825 he was orphaned at the age of 6, lived. He not only was gifted at putting history into readable prose, but the depth of research he puts into his works is spectacular the trilogy on andrew jackson's life he wrote in the 1980s was nothing short of stellar, and henry clay: statesman for the union is no exception this book details the life of the great compromiser , the. In henry clay: the essential american, david and jeanne heidler flesh out the man and his character in a full-dress biography, the first such effort since the early 1990's at the edge creditors and debtors were another abundant source of legal work, and out-of-state creditors were unusually good clients.