Clay, Cassius Marcellus, 1846-1913.

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Agriculturalist, Politician

Cassius M. Clay, Jr., the youngest son of Brutus Clay, was born in 1846. Like his namesake, the younger Cassius attended Yale University, graduating in the class of 1866. He served in both houses of the Kentucky General Assembly in the 1870's and 1880's. He presided at the convention held in the 1890 and 1891 which drew up a new state constitution. In 1891 he became a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor, but was defeated by the railroad interest, and was again defeated for the nomination in 1895. In 1902 he was appointed a member of the Board of Trustees of the State University, a position he held until his death in 1913.

From the description of Cassius Marcellus Clay papers, 1863-1913, 1885-1889 (Bulk dates). (University of Kentucky Libraries). WorldCat record id: 13050652

Role Title Holding Repository
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associatedWith Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky. corporateBody
associatedWith Bennett, Waller. person
associatedWith Bourbon County Agricultural Society. Board of Directors. corporateBody
associatedWith Breckinridge, Desha, 1867-1935. person
associatedWith Breckinridge, Robert J. (Robert Jefferson), 1834-1915. person
associatedWith Breckinridge, W. C. P. (William Campbell Preston), 1837-1904. person
associatedWith Cantrill, James E. person
associatedWith Clay, Brutus J. (Brutus Junius), 1847-1932. person
associatedWith Clay family. family
associatedWith Clay, Laura, 1849-1941. person
associatedWith Combs, Leslie, 1852-1940. person
associatedWith Goebel, William, 1856-1900. person
associatedWith Grundy, Thomas S., 1822-1903. person
associatedWith Hathaway, Leeland. person
associatedWith Hunt, Joseph D. (Joseph Drummond), 1838-1920. person
associatedWith Kentucky. General Assembly. corporateBody
associatedWith Lindsay family. family
associatedWith McCord, John. person
associatedWith National Farmers' Alliance and Industrial Union. corporateBody
associatedWith Shropshire, J. H. person
associatedWith State University of Kentucky. corporateBody
associatedWith Strother, J. W. person
associatedWith Watterson, Henry, 1840-1921. person
associatedWith Wickliffe, W. A. person
associatedWith Wilson, Samuel M. (Samuel Mackay), 1871-1946. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Silver question
Tobacco industry


Birth 1846

Death 1913

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