Henry Clay
#568 Overall Influence

Henry Clay

American politician from Kentucky


Why is this person notable and influential?

From Wikipedia

Henry Clay Sr. was an American attorney and statesman who represented Kentucky in both the Senate and House. He was the seventh House Speaker and the ninth Secretary of State. He received electoral votes for president in the 1824, 1832, and 1844 presidential elections. He also helped found both the National Republican Party and the Whig Party. For his role in defusing sectional crises, he earned the appellation of the "Great Compromiser" and was part of the "Great Triumvirate."

Source: Wikipedia

Other Resources


What schools is this person affiliated with?
William & Mary
William & Mary

Public research university located in Williamsburg, Virginia

view profile

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this person influential?
#26 World Rank #16 USA Rank