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  2. Cassius Marcellus Clay (politician) - Wikipedia

    Cassius Marcellus Clay was born on October 19, 1810, in Madison County, Kentucky, to Sally Lewis and Green Clay, one of the wealthiest planters and slave owners in Kentucky, who became a prominent politician. He was one of six children who survived to adulthood, of seven born. Clay was a member of a large and influential Clay political family.

  3. Cassius Marcellus Clay | American journalist and politician

    Cassius Marcellus Clay, (born Oct. 19, 1810, Madison county, Ky., U.S.—died July 22, 1903, Whitehall, Ky.), American antislavery leader who served the abolition movement in spite of his Southern background. Clay, Cassius Marcellus

  4. Cassius Marcellus Clay, fiery Kentucky abolitionist

    Clay—featured on the National Constitution Center’s American National Tree, part of its main exhibit —was born in Kentucky and resided there for most of his life. Although his family had owned slaves, Clay became an abolitionist early in his life after hearing a speech by William Lloyd Garrison while at Yale in 1832.

  5. Americans Should Know the Story of Abolitionist Cassius Clay

    Start with a towering figure who contributed significantly to the cause of liberation and union, Cassius Marcellus Clay. Born in 1810, Clay defied his slave-owning and influential Kentucky...

  6. Cassius Marcellus Clay |

    Clay entered politics again in 1849, running for governor under the banner of the Emancipation Party. He lost, but he attracted national attention for his efforts. In 1856 his abolitionist views led him to the new Republican Party, where he became a friend of Abraham Lincoln. Ambassador to Russia .

  7. Before Muhammad Ali: Who Was the Original Cassius Clay? | Time

    The original Cassius Marcellus Clay (1810-1903), nicknamed Cash, was the son of Kentucky Revolutionary War veteran, politician and slave-owner General Green Clay. While at Yale College,...

  8. Cassius Marcellus Clay (politician) — Wikipedia Republished ...

    Major-General Cassius Marcellus Clay (October 19, 1810 – July 22, 1903) was an American planter, politician, military officer and abolitionist who served as the United States ambassador to Russia from 1863 to 1869. Born in Kentucky to a wealthy planter family, Clay entered politics during the 1830's and grew to support the abolitionist cause in the U.S., drawing ire from fellow Southerners ...

  9. The Original Cassius Clay: Mohammed Ali's Namesake Was an ...

    We say odd, because his namesake, the Cassius Clay of the 1800s was a prominent abolitionist politician who spent his career fighting for against slavery. He was the Cassius who served in...

  10. Cassius Marcellus Clay (politician) | Military Wiki | Fandom

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

  11. Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr. - Wikipedia

    Cassius Marcellus Clay (November 11, 1912 – February 8, 1990) was an American painter and musician. He was the father of three-time World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali and Rahman Ali, and the paternal grandfather of Laila Ali. He married Odessa Lee O'Grady in 1934 and worked as a painter.