William Lacy Clay, Jr.

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William Lacy Clay, Jr.
U.S. Representative – MO-01
Party Democratic
Assumed office

January 3, 2001

Preceded by William L. Clay, Sr.
Born July 27, 1956
Spouse Ivie Lewellen Clay
Religion Roman Catholic

William Lacy Clay, Jr. was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000. He presently represents MO-01. Clay serves on the Financial Services Committee, which has broad jurisdiction over banking, insurance, investment firms, pensions, consumer credit and capital markets. Clay is on the Government Reform Committee, where he is the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Federalism & the Census.


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Prior to his election to the U.S. House of Representatives, Mr. Clay served 17 years in both chambers of the Missouri State Legislature.

Wm. Lacy Clay is a native of St. Louis. After graduation from Springbrook High School in Silver Spring, Maryland in 1974, he worked as an Assistant Doorkeeper in the U. S. House of Representatives while attending the University of Maryland where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in government and politics. He also attended Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and holds Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degrees from Lincoln University and Harris-Stowe State University.

Clay is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, the Progressive Caucus and serves on the Boards of Directors of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the William L. Clay Scholarship and Research Fund.

Clay and his wife, Ivie Lewellen Clay, reside in St. Louis. They are the proud parents of two children: Carol and William III. The Clays attend St. Nicholas’ Catholic Church. [1]



  • House Committee on Financial Services
    • Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
    • Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity
  • House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
    • Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives, Chairman
    • Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Service, and the District of Columbia


  • Congressional Black Caucus
  • Progressive Caucus


  • Boards of Directors of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
  • William L. Clay Scholarship and Research Fund.


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  • Official House site

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