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William Lacy Clay (D)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 7/27/1956 (St. Louis, MO)
Race: Black
Religion: Roman Catholic
Residence: St. Louis, MO
Education: BS in Political Science from University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Occupation: Public Official
Office Type: U.S. House -- Missouri District 1 

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William Lacy Clay was born in St. Louis and attended St. Francis Xavier Catholic School until 1969, when his family moved to the Washington, D.C. area following his fathers election to the U.S. House of Representatives. Clay attended Silver Spring, Md., public schools and graduated in the Springbrook High School Class of 1974.

He worked his way through college as a Congressional staffer while attending the University of Maryland at night. In 1983, he graduated with a bachelor of science degree in government and politics and a certificate in paralegal studies.

He returned to St. Louis to launch his political career, winning a special election to the Missouri House.

He served as a state representative until 1991, when he successfully ran for the state Senate seat that he held until 2000. He was elected to the House in 2000 and re-elected in 2002.

He and his wife, Ivie, have two children, Carol and William III.

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William Lacy Clay served in the Missouri House from 1983 to 1991, when he was elected to the state Senate. He served in the state Senate until 2000, he Clay received 61 percent of the vote to win a six-person Democratic primary to succeed his father in the 2nd Congressional District.

Clay won the 2000 general election with 75 percent of the vote over Republican Z. Dwight Billingsly.

He was re-elected in 2002 with 70 percent of the vote.

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