Henry Clay

Kentucky politician Henry Clay (1777-1852) was a leading figure in the National-Republican Party, which evolved into the Whig Party. He authored the Missouri Compromise of 1820, the Compromise of 1850, and was secretary of state under Pres. John Quincy Adams. He served in the Kentucky legislature and the U.S. Congress, and was speaker of the House of Representatives from 1811-20.

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