Henry Clay (April 12, 1777 - June 29, 1850)
Clay County was created December 31, 1858 when the State of Florida carved out a portion of Duval County to form CLAY COUNTY named in honor of: Secretary of State HENRY CLAY. Clay County, Florida is one 14 Clay Counties in the Nation named for Henry Clay. An American Statesman and a Great Orator. He represented the frontier state of Kentucky in both the House of Representatives and Senate. He became known as "The Great Compromiser" due to his ability to bring others to agreement, he was the founder and leader of the Whig Party and a leading advocate of the “American System” and programs for modernizing the economy, especially tariffs to protect industry, a national bank, and internal improvements to promote canals, ports and railroads. Clay Authors the Compromise of 1850. He presided in the formation of the American Colonization System. Appointed to be the 9th U.S. Secretary of State by President John Quincy Adams and later he turned down an appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. He made multiple attempts at the presidency…. he did not succeed. His successes were the development of the "American System", brokering compromises on the slavery issue - chiefly in 1820 and in 1850, when he authored the Compromise of 1850. He was part of the "Immortal Trio," along with his colleagues Daniel Webster and John C. Calhoun.
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Showcasing our Clay County, our St Johns River, our Florida, and our American Heritage --- One-Tribute-At-A-Time
Art Yeaman as Henry Clay is available for appearances.
Why Henry Clay?
Art, grew up in the "Clay territory" of northeast Ohio. As a Buckeye. he learned about Henry Clay while listening to "Clay" stories at home and in the classroom.
He left home to serve our Nation - 22 years - in the U.S. Marine Corps. A Florida resident since 1978 who has been residing on Clay County, Florida since 1989.
After traveling to 17 different Countries and living in five different States. He realized what makes America Great is Our Heritage. To be an American is to be EXCEPTIONAL. We are Americans NO HYPHENS NECESSARY
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