Henry Clay (April 12, 1777 – June 29, 1852) a Senator and a Representative from Kentucky, statesman, and famed orator. Given the title the "Great Compromiser," for his work on the Compromise of 1850, a series of legislative attempts to balance the powers of free and slave states.

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Henry Clay: An Introduction
Profile of the man and his times.
Humanities Web: Henry Clay
Biography by John Lord.
Lincoln's Eulogy on Henry Clay
Delivered July 6, 1852 in Springfield, Illinois.
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