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Alexander Stephens Clay letter to Lawrence F. Bower

Alexander Stephens Clay letter to Lawrence F. Bower

Descriptive Summary

Title: Alexander Stephens Clay letter to Lawrence F. Bower
Creator: Clay, Alexander Stephens, 1853-1910
Inclusive Dates: 1896 December 22
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (1 letter)
Collection Number: ms1278
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Alexander Stephens Clay (1853-1910), was Georgia legislator and U.S. Senator, born in Cobb County, Georgia near the town of Powder Springs. He graduated from Hiawassee College in Tennessee in 1875, subsequently studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1877, and started a practice in Marietta, Georgia. He began his political career as a member of the city council in 1880-1881, and became of member of the State house of representatives from 1884-1887 and 1889-1890; a member of the State senate from 1892-1894 serving as president; and was elected to the United States Senate in 1896 as a Democrat. He was reelected to the U.S. Senate in 1902 and again in 1908 and served until his death in Atlanta in November 1910. He is buried in the City Cemetery of Marietta, Georgia.

Scope and Content

A letter from Alexander Stephens Clay, Marietta (Ga.) to Lawrence F. Bower of New York City on December 22, 1896. Contains a biographical sketch written by Clay at Bower's request, particularly emphasizing Clay's political accomplishments.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Alexander Stephens Clay letter to Lawrence F. Bower, ms 1278. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Bower, Lawrence F.
Legislators -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1896 December 22