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Cassius Marcellus Clay

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Birthday
19, 1810
Birthplace
Louisville, KY
Death Date
Jul 22, 1903 (92)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
19, 1810
Birthplace
Louisville, KY
Death Date
Jul 22, 1903 (92)

About

Kentucky-born politician who was one of the biggest proponents of abolition. He was the American minister to Russia and is often credited with gaining Russia's support for the Union cause during the Civil War.

Before Fame

It was William Lloyd Garrison who convinced him to join the abolition movement.

Trivia

Within a month after starting his anti-slavery newspaper in Kentucky he started receiving death threats.

Family Life

His cousin was politician, Henry Clay.

Associated With

He was nominated by the great Abraham Lincoln to be the US ambassador to Spain, but he decided to not take the opportunity.