Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay was first elected to the U. S. House of Representatives in 2000, succeeding his father, the Honorable Bill Clay, who served for 32 years and was a founding Member of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Prior to his election to the U.S. House, Mr. Clay served for 17 years in both chambers of the Missouri Legislature.
The Congressman, who is serving his 7th term in the U.S. House, is a senior member of the powerful House Financial Services Committee.
He is the Ranking Member on the newly-created House Financial Services Subcommittee on Domestic & International Monetary Policy and Technology. This key subcommittee will have major oversight responsibilities over the Federal Reserve, the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
Mr. Clay also serves on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which has major oversight and investigative responsibilities for the operations of the federal government.
He is a graduate of the University of Maryland. Mr. Clay also holds honorary degrees from Lincoln University, Harris-Stowe State University, the University of the District of Columbia and Logan College.
Congressman Clay is the proud father of Carol and Will. Wm. Lacy Clay is a native St. Louisan. He resides in St. Louis and attends St. Nicholas’ Catholic Church.