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Clay, Cassius Marcellus, 1810-1903



  • Existence: 1810 - 1903


Cassius Marcellus Clay (October 19, 1810 – July 22, 1903), nicknamed the "Lion of White Hall," was a Kentucky planter, politician, and emancipationist who worked for the abolition of slavery. He was a founding member of the Republican Party in Kentucky, and was appointed by President Abraham Lincoln as the United States minister to Russia. Clay is credited with gaining Russian support for the Union during the American Civil War.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Cassius Marcellus Clay letter

Identifier: Mss 845129
Webster Mss 845129
Date(s): 1845-01-29

In English.

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