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Lacy Clay, Jr.'s Biography

Office: U.S. House (MO) - District 1, Democratic

Contact Information

1281 Graham Road, Suite 202
Florissant, MO 63031

111 South 10th Street, Suite 24.344
Saint Louis, MO 63102

6830 Gravois
Saint Louis, MO 63116

2428 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Full Name:

William Lacy Clay, Jr.




Wife:Patricia ; 2 Children: Carol, William III

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Saint Louis, MO

Home City:

Saint Louis, MO



BS, Government/Politics, University of Maryland, 1983

Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 1, 2000-present

Candidate, United States House of Reprsentatives, Missouri, District 1, 2018

Senator, Missouri State Senate, 1991-2000

Representative, Missouri State House of Representatives, 1983-1991

Member, Democratic National Committee, present

Founding Member, Congressional Black Caucus

Former Member, Congressional Progressive Caucus

Former Member, Desegregation Monitoring Committee, Saint Louis Public Schools

Former Member, Desegregation Task Force

Former Ranking Member, Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Government Operations Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Governor's Commission on Minority Business Development

Former Member, Housing and Insurance Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Missouri State Public Employees Deferred Compensation Commission

Former Member, Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Urban Violence Task Force

Member, Workforce Task Force

Delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1988

Real Estate Agent, W.A. Thomas Realty, 1986-2000

Paralegal, R.A. Schwartz & Associates Law Firm, 1988-1998

State Chair, Jesse Jackson for President Campaign, 1988

Congressional Aide, Office of the Doorkeeper, United States House of Representatives, 1978-1983

Member, Board of Directors of the William L. Clay Scholarship and Research Fund, present

Member, Boards of Directors of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, present

Member, Saint Nicholas' Catholic Church, present

Board Member, Vote Smart, present

Board Member, William L. Clay Scholarship and Research Fund, present

Former Member, 100 Black Men of America

Former Member, 26th/28th Ward Democratic Organization

Former Board Member, Gateway Classics Sports Foundation, Saint Louis

Former Board Member, Mary Ryder Home for Aged Women

Astrological Sign:



Mr. Clay also holds honorary degrees from Lincoln University, Harris-Stowe State University, the University of the District of Columbia and Logan College.

Father's Name:

Honorable Bill Clay

Father's Occupation:

Congressman, 32 years

Favorite Musician:


Favorite Quote:

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hobbies or Special Talents:

Golfing, Bicycling, Fishing, Reading and Traveling