Known as “The Great Compromiser” and “The Great Pacifier” for his ability to bring others to agreement, he was the founder and leader of the Whig Party. Pictured here is Henry Clay at 40 years of age. Senator from Kentucky.
Keywordssecretary of state, Great Compromiser, US Senator, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, Speaker of the House
Benson John Lossing, ed. Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (vol. 2) (New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1912)