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Clay County Politicians

Source: The Political Graveyard: Clay County, Mo.

Clay County information:
Population: 184,006 (2000); 153,411 (1990)
Land area 396 square miles.
County seat: Liberty



Politicians who were born in Clay County

Near Kearney:
Mason Summers Peters 1844



Politicians who lived in Clay County

No city given:
David C. Christian - William Collins - Sandra Lee Reeves - Randy Robb

Excelsior Springs:
Ella Jean Flanders - Byron C. Hedges

Kearney:
Mrs. Kenneth Dagley

Liberty:
Alexander William Doniphan - Jewett M. Fulkerson -
Mrs. Victor N. Remley - James C. Simrall - Alan F. Wheritt

North Kansas City:
D. C. Campbell



Politicians who died in Clay County

No city given:
John Thorton 1847

Excelsior Springs:
Horace B. Johnson 1904



Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Clay County

Liberty
Fairview Cemetery

Fairview Cemetery
Liberty, Clay County, Missouri

Politicians buried here:

Jacob LeRoy Milligan (1889-1951)

-- also known as Jacob L. Milligan -- of Richmond, Ray County, Mo. Born in Missouri, 1889. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Missouri, 1920-21, 1923-35 (3rd District 1920-21, 1923-33, at-large 1933-35); defeated, 1920; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1928. Died in 1951. Interment at Fairview Cemetery.

John Dougherty (1857-1905)

Born in Missouri, 1857. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Missouri 3rd District, 1899-1905. Died in 1905. Interment at Fairview Cemetery.

John Thorton (1786-1847)

Grandson-in-law of John Johns Trigg; father-in-law of Alexander William Doniphan. Born December 24, 1786. Member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1824-32, 1836; Speaker of the Missouri State House of Representatives, 1828-30. Died in Clay County, Mo., October 24, 1847. Interment at Fairview Cemetery.

Alexander William Doniphan (1808-1887)

of Liberty, Clay County, Mo.; Richmond, Ray County, Mo. Son-in-law of John Thorton. Born in Mason County, Ky., July 9, 1808. Democrat. Member of Missouri state legislature, 1836, 1840, 1854; colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1876. Led Doniphan's Expedition into Mexico, 1846-47. Died in 1887. Interment at Fairview Cemetery. Doniphan County, Kan. is named for him.

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This page was last updated June 7, 2005.