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Joseph Clay

Born: Jul 24, 1769

Death: Aug 27, 1811

Birthplace: Philadelphia

Nationality: United States

Joseph Clay

Date of Birth : Jul 24, 1769
Date of Death : Aug 27, 1811
Birth Place : Philadelphia

Joseph Clay was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. Joseph Clay was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Congresses, and served until his resignation after March 28, 1808. He was also engaged in banking. Clay served as chairman of the United States House Committee on Ways and Means during the Ninth Congress. He was one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1804 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against John Pickering, judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire. He became cashier of the Farmers & Mechanics’ Bank of Philadelphia, and died in Philadelphia in 1811. Interment in Christ Church Burying Ground. He was the father of diplomat John Randolph Clay, and the grandfather of brevet brigadier general Cecil Clay.


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