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Henry Clay
Date: 1777 - 1852
Remarks: U.S. Presidential candidate in 1844 and 1848; Elected to U.S. Senate 1806-11, 1831-41, 1849; Member of the House of Representatives; Secretary of State under John Quincy Adams 1825-29; Greatest role as an agent of compromise when he was instrumental in avoiding the outbreak of Civil War.