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Joseph CLAY

(1769-1811)

CLAY, Joseph, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., July 24, 1769; elected as a Republican to the Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Congresses, and served from March 4, 1803, until his resignation after March 28, 1808; engaged in banking; chairman, Committee on Ways and Means (Ninth Congress); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1804 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against John Pickering, judge of the United States District Court for New Hampshire; became cashier of the Farmers & Mechanics’ Bank of Philadelphia; died in Philadelphia, Pa., on August 27, 1811; interment in Christ Church Burying Ground.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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