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Henry Clay’s Law Office – Pic of the Week

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This is the only law office used by Senator and Representative Henry Clay that is still in existence today. Situated on Mill Street in Lexington, Kentucky, Clay used this office from 1804-1810.  Henry Clay is considered to be one of the greatest statesmen in American history, with a career that spanned the first half of the 19th Century, both chambers of Congress, and multiple political parties. Clay’s accomplishments were numerous, but he is best remembered as the “Great Compromiser”  for his role in temporarily quelling the nation’s sectional tensions by brokering the Missouri Compromise.

Henry Clay's Law Office in Lexington, KY
Henry Clay’s Law Office in Lexington, KY
[Photo by Robert Brammer.]

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