Definition of Henry clay
1. Noun. United States politician responsible for the Missouri Compromise between free and slave states (1777-1852).
Generic synonyms: Pol, Political Leader, Politician, Politico
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Literary usage of Henry clay
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1. The Writings of Albert Gallatin by Albert Gallatin (1879)
"Gallatin to henry clay . Gallatin to henry clay . Gallatin to James Brown Gallatin to henry clay . Gallatin to henry clay JQ Adams to Gallatin . ..."
2. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1892)
"The House at once elected henry clay its Speaker. ... henry clay was born, his campaign biographies, some of which passed under his own eye, assure us, ..."
3. Library of the World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"BUT however incomplete, that record showed how large a place henry clay had filled in the public affairs of the republic during almost half a century of its ..."
4. The Political Text-book, Or Encyclopedia: Containing Everything Necessary by Michael W. Cluskey (1860)
"No, as the friend» of henry clay, let us rather say that tliis ... And I have crowned the pyramid of proofs by the testimony of henry clay himself, ..."
5. History of the United States of America Under the Constitution by James Schouler (1910)
"henry clay of Kentucky, Felix Grundy of Tennessee, John C. Calhoun, Langdon Cheves, and William Lowndes of South Carolina, were all new in the House, ..."
6. Library of Southern Literature by Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles William Kent (1909)
"henry clay [1777—1852] ZACHARIAH FREDERICK SMITH THE life of henry clay possesses an interest more individual, suggestive, and unique than that of any other ..."
7. Great Debates in American History: From the Debates in the British by United States Congress, Marion Mills Miller, Great Britain Parliament (1913)
"Attacks the President and Secretary of State (henry clay) : '' Blifil and Black ... On March 24, 1818, henry clay [Ky.] proposed in the House of ..."