Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Alexander Stephens Clay
Citizen, lawyer, statesman,
Born on a Cobb County farm
Sept. 25, 1853;
Died a member of the
United States Senate
Nov. 13, 1910.
His life was largely given to the service of his people - as Councilman of his home city. Representative of his county in the General Assembly for six years, during which time he was Speaker of the House; State Senator and President of the Georgia Senate; Elected to the United States Senate Senate in 1896 and twice re-elected without opposition.
We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths.
In feelings, not figures on a dial.
We should count time by heart-throbs, he most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.
To the exemplary citizen, faithful friend, trusted and honored public servant, this monument is erected by his friends who knew him best and loved him most, as a token of their love and esteem, and as an inspiration to noble action to those who may come after them.
“Seest thou a man diligent in business, he shall stand before kings.”
“After life’s fitful fever he sleeps well.”
Location. 33° 57.166′ N, 84° 32.994′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is on West Park Square south of North Park Square, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cobb County (within shouting distance of this marker); UDC and Kennesaw House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kennesaw House (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Kennesaw House (about 300 feet away); 1916 Glover Machine Works Locomotive (about 500 feet away); Robert Edward Flournoy, Jr. (about 700 feet away); Cherokee Treaty (about 700 feet away); Judge Debra Halpern Bernes (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
Regarding Alexander Stephens Clay. The quote of “Seest thou a man diligent in business, he shall stand before kings.” is from Proverbs 22:29. The additional quote of “After life’s fitful fever he sleeps well”
Interestingly, Alexander S. Clay had two sons, General Lucius D. Clay and Eugene Herbert Clay. General Lucius D. Clay was a senior officer of the United States Army who was known for his administration of occupied Germany after World War II and as a main planner of the Berlin airlift. Eugene Herbert Clay was a one-term mayor of Marietta and a Solicitor General of the Blue Ridge Circuit, although he is most famously known as one of the main conspirators behind the kidnapping and lynching of Leo Frank in 1915.
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