|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Pennsylvania's 1st district
March 4, 1803 – March 28, 1808
|Preceded by||William Jones|
|Succeeded by||Jacob Richards, Benjamin Say, John Porter|
|Born||July 24, 1769|
Philadelphia, Province of Pennsylvania, British America
|Died||August 27, 1811 (aged 42)|
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Joseph Clay was born in Philadelphia in the Province of Pennsylvania. He was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Congresses, and served until his resignation after March 28, 1808. He was also engaged in banking. Clay served as chairman of the United States House Committee on Ways and Means during the Ninth Congress. He was one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1804 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against John Pickering, judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire.
He became cashier of the Farmers & Mechanics’ Bank of Philadelphia, and died in Philadelphia in 1811. Interment in Christ Church Burying Ground.
- United States Congress. "Joseph Clay (id: C000486)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- The Political Graveyard
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district
alongside: Michael Leib and Jacob Richards
Jacob Richards, Benjamin Say, and John Porter
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