Clay, James B. (1817-1864)

Section I, Lot 55  
The son of Henry and Lucretia Hart Clay, James B. Clay practiced law in Lexington with his father. He was charged d'affaires to Portugal in 1849-1850, served one term in Congress, and was a member of the peace convention which met in Washington in 1861 in a futile effort to avert war. A Confederate sympathizer, he found refuge in Canada, where he died.  

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