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William "Bill" Clay

Born April 30, 1931

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. William "Bill" Clay Marker
Inscription.  A native St. Louisan, William L. Clay graduated from St. Louis University in 1953 before serving in the Army. After his election in 1959 as a St. Louis alderman, Clay became Missouri's first African-American Congressman in 1968. During his 32 years in the House, Representative Clay passed 295 bills and tirelessly promoted civil rights, labor reform and education. Clay played an integral role in the 1970 founding of the Congressional Black Caucus, and authored several books about Congress, civil rights and his own life. A tough, savvy politician who never lost an election, William L Clay was a steadfast champion for human rights.
 
Erected 2006 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.347′ N, 90° 18.136′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard west of Limit Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6267 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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walking distance of this marker. From Humble Beginnings, a World Class Street Is Born! (a few steps from this marker); Gerald Early (a few steps from this marker); Cool Papa Bell (a few steps from this marker); Bill Mauldin (a few steps from this marker); Mary Wickes (a few steps from this marker); Mona Van Duyn (a few steps from this marker); David Sanborn (a few steps from this marker); Kate Chopin (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 16 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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