BioCongressman Wm. Lacy Clay was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000. He succeeded his father, the Honorable Bill Clay, who represented Missouri’s 1st District for 32 years and was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Prior to his election, Congressman Clay served for 17 years in both chambers of the Missouri Legislature.
Congressman Clay serves on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which has major oversight and investigative responsibilities for the operations of the federal government.
He also serves on the powerful Financial Services Committee, which has broad jurisdiction over banking, insurance, investment firms, pensions, consumer credit, and capital markets.
Congressman Clay is a native St. Louisan. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland. Congressman Clay also holds honorary degrees from Lincoln University, Harris-Stowe State University, and Logan College.
Congressman Clay is the proud father of Carol and Will. He resides in St. Louis and attends St. Nicholas Catholic Church.