(1777–1852), US politician, statesman, and orator; nicknamed the Great Pacificator and the Great Compromiser. He was a leader of the anti-British “War Hawks” in 1811 and championed the Missouri Compromise 1820. He served as secretary of state 1825–29 and as a US senator from Kentucky 1806–07, 1810–11, 1831–42, 1849–52.
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Syllabification: Clay, Henry
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