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Served honorably as a captain in the Kentucky Militia during the Mexican-American War. Served as Minister to Russia under Abraham Lincoln's administration, from 1861 - 1862 and again from 1863 - 1869.Was influential in the United States purchase of Alaska from Russia during his ambassadorship to that country.Continued to fight for equal rights for African Americans to the end of his life.Died July 22, 1903, buried in the Richmond Cemetery.Cassius Marcellus Clay was born on October 19,1810.
He was the youngest son of General Green Clay and Sally Lewis Clay.