Wm. Lacy Clay
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Wm. Lacy Clay

Democrat

U.S. Representative from Missouri

Saint Louis, Missouri
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Wm. Lacy Clay

U.S. Representative from Missouri
Summary
Experience
65
Years of Age
37
Years of Experience
MOResidence (state)

William Lacy Clay Jr. (born July 27, 1956) is an American politician who served as the U.S. Representative from Missouri's 1st congressional district from 2001 to 2021. His congressional career ended after he lost in a Democratic primary to Cori Bush in 2020, after successfully defeating her in the 2018 primary. The district Clay represented is based in the city of St. Louis and includes most of northern St. Louis County (North County), including the cities of Maryland Heights, University City, Ferguson and Florissant.

Experience

Education

  (1 - 2 of 2)  
University of Maryland
Bachelor of Arts
1983
Springbrook High School
1974

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 7)  
Representative
United States House of Representatives
2001 - 2021
Senator
Missouri State Senate
1991 - 2000
Representative
Missouri State House of Representatives
1983 - 1991
Real Estate Agent
W.A. Thomas Realty
1986 - 2000
Paralegal
R.A. Schwartz & Associates Law Firm
1988 - 1998
State Chair
Jesse Jackson for President Campaign
1988
Congressional Aide
Office of the Doorkeeper, United States House of Representatives
1978 - 1983

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 31)  
Board Member
William L. Clay Scholarship and Research Fund
Current
Board Member
Vote Smart
Current
Member
Boards of Directors of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Current
Member
Saint Nicholas' Catholic Church
Current
Member
Board of Directors of the William L. Clay Scholarship and Research Fund
Current
Former Board Member
Mary Ryder Home for Aged Women
Former Board Member
Gateway Classics Sports Foundation, Saint Louis
Former Member
26th/28th Ward Democratic Organization
Former Member
100 Black Men of America
Member
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
Member
Democratic National Committee
Current
Delegate
Democratic National Convention
1988
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Oversight and Reform Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Natural Resources Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Financial Services Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Government Operations Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Housing and Insurance Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Desegregation Task Force
Former Member
Missouri State Public Employees Deferred Compensation Commission
Former Member
Urban Violence Task Force
Former Member
Governor's Commission on Minority Business Development
Former Member
Desegregation Monitoring Committee, Saint Louis Public Schools
Former Member
Congressional Progressive Caucus
Former Member
Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, United States House of Representatives
Former Ranking Member
Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Founding Member
Congressional Black Caucus
Member
Workforce Task Force