Clay, Lucius D. (Lucius Dubignon), 1897-1978

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Army officer, government official, executive.

From the description of Reminiscences of Lucius DuBignon Clay : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122419248

From the description of Reminiscences of Lucius DuBignon Clay : oral history, 1969. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86147451

From the description of Reminiscences of Lucius DuBignon Clay : oral history, 1971. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122513134

From the description of Reminiscences of Lucius DuBignon Clay : oral history, 1975. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122528402

Lucius DuBignon Clay (1897-1978) was born in Marietta, Georgia, the son of U.S. Senator Alexander Stephen and Sarah (Francis) Clay. After graduating from West Point in 1918, he commissioned in the Army Corps of Engineers. From 1937 to 1938, he was chief engineer under General Douglas MacArthur in the Philippines. During his tenure with the War Department General Staff, he made brigadier general in March 1942 and major general nine months later. From 1944 to 1945, he served as deputy director for war programs in the office of War Mobilization and Reconversion. He rose to the rank of lieutenant general in April 1945. Between 1945 and 1949, he was deputy governor, then military governor, of the American Zone in occupied Germany. His responsibilities included overseeing the supply of food and materials during the Berlin Blockade. Once the blockade lifted in May 1949, he retired from military service at the rank of general. His decorations included three Distinguished Service Medals, the Legion of Merit, and Bronze Star. He pursued a second career in business in New York City. In 1961 President John F. Kennedy appointed him U.S. ambassador in Berlin. Upon his return to the United States, Clay continued to advise President Kennedy on issues related to Germany. He married Marjorie McKeown in 1918. The couple had two sons, Lucius D. Clay, Jr., who became a four-star general in the U.S. Air Force, and Frank B. Clay.

From the description of Clay, Lucius D. (Lucius DuBignon), 1897-1978 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10569648

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referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy in Berlin, Germany
creatorOf Clay, Lucius D. (Lucius DuBignon), 1897-1978. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1963. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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referencedIn Howley, Frank L. (Frank Leo), 1903-. Frank L. Howley photograph collection. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
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referencedIn Keenan, Joseph D. The Joseph Daniel Keenan papers. Catholic University of America
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referencedIn Johann Neuhäusler letters to General Lucius D. Clay., 1948 Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn John M. DeBell Papers, 1924-1986 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Dwight D. Eisenhower Library Oral History Collection. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Transcripts. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Interview with Lucius D. Clay, Sr.
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referencedIn Correspondence, 1935-1954. Houghton Library
referencedIn Everett, Evelyn Clay, 1901-1960. Evelyn Clay Everett collection on the Clay family, 1832-1961. Georgia Historical Society
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. BERLIN AIR LIFT (OUTTAKES FROM quot;OPERATIONS VITTLESquot;)
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referencedIn George W. Pray Papers, 1844-1890 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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creatorOf Pollock, James K. (James Kerr), 1898-1968. James Kerr Pollock papers, 1920-1968. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
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referencedIn Margaret Bayne Price Papers, 1918-1969, 1947-1968 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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referencedIn Elizabeth Bradley Heffelfinger scrapbooks and related papers., 1931-1976. Minnesota Historical Society.
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. Troop arrivial and visit of the Vice Pres Lyndon B. Johnson to Berlin, Germany
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. Troop arrivial and visit of the Vice Pres Lyndon B. Johnson to Berlin, Germany
referencedIn Inventory of the Francis C. Turner Papers TAMU ARCH 00126., 1929-1997 Cushing Memorial Library,
referencedIn Baldwin, John E., 1894-. John E. Baldwin oral history, 1964. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Stellanova Osborn papers, 1907-1988 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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referencedIn Backer, John H., 1902-. John H. Baker papers, 1945-1985. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Ogden Rogers Reid papers, 1925-1982 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
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referencedIn Harry S. Truman Library Oral History Collection. 1960 - 2005. Oral History Interviews. 1960 - 2005. Oral History Interview with Lucius D. Clay
referencedIn "March of Time" Collection. 1934 - 1951. March of Time Documentary/Newsreel Films Relating to U.S. History, Government, Politics, Culture, and International Affairs. 1935 - 1953. BATTLE FOR GERMANY United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Neuhäusler, Johann. Johann Neuhäusler letters, 1948, to General Lucius D. Clay. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [JUNE 7]
referencedIn March, Fredric, 1897-1975. Papers, 1899-1970. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Clay, Lucius D. (Lucius DuBignon), 1897-1978. L.S. To Mrs. Myra F. Cawley, Needham, Massachusetts. Marietta College, Marietta College Library
referencedIn DeHull Travis Papers, 1909-1960 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Records of Temporary Committees, Commissions, and Boards. 1893 - 2008. Committee Records
referencedIn Dwight D. Eisenhower Library Oral History Collection. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Transcripts. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Interviews with Lucius D. Clay, Sr.
referencedIn Spencer, Frank W. Frank W. and Lillian Spencer Collection, 1921-1987. Armstrong State University, Lane Library
referencedIn Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1885-1945. Papers, 1864-1979 (bulk 1900-1945). Library of Congress
referencedIn Peddy, George E. B. Peddy (George E. B.) Papers, 1909-1972 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Heffelfinger, Elizabeth Bradley, 1900-1981. Elizabeth Bradley Heffelfinger scrapbooks and related papers, 1931-1976. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. Troop arrival and visit of Vice Pres Lyndon B. Johnson to Berlin, Germany
creatorOf Clay, Lucius D. (Lucius DuBignon), 1897-1978. Reminiscences of Lucius DuBignon Clay : oral history, 1969. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. 10th anniversary of the Berlin blockade
creatorOf Travis, DeHull N., 1882-1960. DeHull Travis papers, 1909-1960. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Lochner, Louis Paul, 1887-1975. Louis Paul Lochner papers, 1903-1972. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Clay, Lucius D. (Lucius DuBignon), 1897-1978. Reminiscences of Lucius DuBignon Clay : oral history, 1967. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn John H. Backer Papers, 1945-1985 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn George S. Patton Papers, 1807-1979, (bulk 1904-1945) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn David Goldin Collection. 1932 - 1952. Audio Recordings of Radio Broadcasts of Speeches, Interviews, Combat Reports, Special Events, Public Affairs, and Entertainment for U.S. Troops. 1932 - 1952. DEDICATION OF THE WORLD FREEDOM BELL
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [MAY 18]
referencedIn Fritz Baade memoranda, 1947 Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn Edgar Kobak Papers, 1916-1966, (bulk 1949-1962) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Rabb, Maxwell M., 1910-. Reminiscences of Maxwell M. Rabb : oral history, 1971. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn World Jewish Congress Records, 1918-1982 (bulk 1940-1980) The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. 10th anniversary of the Berlin blockade
referencedIn President's Daily Diary. 11/22/1963 - 1/20/1969. President's Daily Diary. 11/22/1963 - 1/20/1969. President's Daily Diary Entry, April 26, 1967
referencedIn Records of the Army Staff. 1903 - 2009. National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Dwight D. Eisenhower Library Oral History Collection. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Transcripts. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Interviews with Lucius D. Clay, Sr.
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [JULY 28]
referencedIn Records of the War Production Board. 1918 - 1947. Motion Picture Films. 1940 - 1944. BEHIND THE WINNING PUNCH!
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referencedIn Clay, Lucius DuBignon, 1919-. Reminiscences of Lucius DuBignon Clay, Jr. : oral history, 1969. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Motion Picture Films from the Army Library Copy Collection. 1964 - 1980. Troop arrival and visit of Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson to Berlin, Germany
creatorOf Osborn, Stellanova, 1894-1988. Stellanova Osborn papers, 1916-1992. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Patterson, Robert Porter, 1891-1952. Papers of Robert Porter Patterson, 1940-1951 (bulk 1940-1947). Library of Congress
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referencedIn Kobak, Edgar, 1895-1962. Papers of Edgar Kobak, 1916-1966 (bulk 1949-1962). Library of Congress
referencedIn Letters received, 1954-1962. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Walter Louis Dorn Papers, [ca. 1920]-1960. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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associatedWith Backer, John H., 1902- person
associatedWith Baldwin, John E., 1894- person
associatedWith Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986. person
associatedWith Brownell, Herbert, 1904-1996. person
associatedWith Byrnes, James F. (James Francis), 1882-1972. person
associatedWith Cawley, Mrs. Myra F. person
associatedWith Clay, Alexander Stephen. person
associatedWith Clay, Lucius DuBignon, 1919- person
associatedWith Continental Can Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Cope, Millard, 1905-1964. person
associatedWith DeBell, John M. person
associatedWith Dorn, Walter Louis. person
associatedWith Edwin, Ed, person
associatedWith Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969. person
associatedWith Everett, Evelyn Clay, 1901-1960. person
associatedWith Greenewalt, Crawford H., 1902-1993. person
associatedWith Haber, William, 1899-1988. person
associatedWith Hand, Learned, 1872-1961 person
associatedWith Heffelfinger, Elizabeth Bradley, 1900-1981. person
associatedWith Howley, Frank L. (Frank Leo), 1903- person
associatedWith Keenan, Joseph D. person
associatedWith Kobak, Edgar, 1895-1962. person
correspondedWith Kobak, Edgar H. person
associatedWith Lichtenstein, Walter, 1880-1964 person
associatedWith Lochner, Louis Paul, 1887-1975. person
associatedWith March, Fredric, 1897-1975. person
associatedWith McCloy, John J. (John Jay), 1895-1989. person
associatedWith Nackman, Mark E., person
associatedWith Neuhäusler, Johann. person
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associatedWith New York Times Company corporateBody
associatedWith Osborn, Stellanova, 1894-1988. person
associatedWith Panuch, J. Anthony. person
associatedWith Parmet, Herbert E., person
associatedWith Patterson, Robert Porter, 1891-1952. person
correspondedWith Patton, George S. (George Smith), 1885-1945. person
associatedWith Peddy, George E. B. person
associatedWith Peddy, George E. B. person
associatedWith Pollock, James K. (James Kerr), 1898-1968. person
associatedWith Power, Thomas S. (Thomas Sarsfield), 1905- person
associatedWith Pray, George Washington, 1825-1890 person
associatedWith Price, Margaret Bayne, 1912-1968 person
associatedWith Rabb, Maxwell M., 1910- person
associatedWith Reed, Philip D. (Philip Dunham) 1899-1989. person
associatedWith Reid, Ogden R. (Ogden Rogers), 1925- person
associatedWith Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Sloan, George A. person
associatedWith Smith, Jean E., person
associatedWith Spencer, Frank W. person
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correspondedWith Theodore Roosevelt Association. corporateBody
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United States
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International business enterprises
Depressions--1929
Military engineering
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Executives--Interviews
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Veterans--Interviews
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Birth 1897-04-23

Death 1978-04-16

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