List of United States Political Families (B) - The Bentons, Browns, Clays, Fremonts, and McDowells

The Bentons, Browns, Clays, Fremonts, and McDowells

The Benton-Brown-Fremont-Clay-McDowell family is a family of politicians from the United States. Below is a list of members:

  • John Brown (1757–1837), Virginia State Senator 1783-1788, Delegate to the Continental Congress from Virginia 1787-1788, U.S. Representative from Virginia 1789-1792, U.S. Senator from Kentucky 1792-1805. Brother of James Brown.
  • John Breckinridge (1760–1806), candidate for U.S. Senate from Kentucky 1794, Attorney General of Kentucky 1795-1797, Kentucky State Representative 1798-1800, U.S. Senator from Kentucky 1801-1805. Cousin of John Brown and James Brown.
  • James Breckinridge (1763–1833), Virginia House Delegate 1789-1802 1806-1808 1819-1821 1823-1824, U.S. Representative from Virginia 1809-1817. Cousin of John Brown and James Brown.
  • Francis Preston (1765–1836), Virginia House Delegate 1788-1789 1812-1814, U.S. Representative from Virginia 1793-1797, Virginia State Senator 1816-1820. Cousin of John Brown and James Brown.
  • James Brown (1766–1835), Secretary of the Louisiana Territory, U.S. District Attorney of Louisiana Territory, U.S. Senator from Louisiana 1813-1817 1819-1823, U.S. Minister to France 1823-1829. Brother of John Brown.
  • Henry Clay (1777–1852), U.S. Senator from Kentucky 1806-1807 1810-1811 1831-1842 1849-1852, U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1811-1814 1815-1821 1823-1825, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representative 1811-1813 1813-1814 1815-1817 1817-1819 1819-1820 1823-1825, candidate for President of the United States 1824 1832 1844, U.S. Secretary of State 1825-1829. Brother-in-law of James Brown.
  • Thomas Hart Benton (1782–1858), U.S. Senator from Missouri 1821-1851, U.S. Representative from Missouri 1853-1855. Cousin-in-law of James Brown and Henry Clay.
  • James McDowell (1795–1851), Virginia House Delegate 1831-1835 1838, Governor of Virginia 1843-1846, U.S. Representative from Virginia 1846-1851. Brother-in-law of Thomas Hart Benton.
  • Cassius Marcellus Clay (1810–1903), U.S. Ambassador to Russia 1861-1862 1863-1869. Second cousin of Henry Clay.
    • Henry Clay, Jr. (1811–1847), Kentucky State Representative 1835-1837. Son of Henry Clay.
    • John C. Fremont (1813–1890), Governor of California 1847, U.S. Senator from California 1850-1851, candidate for President of the United States 1856, Governor of Arizona Territory 18178-1881. Son-in-law of Thomas Hart Benton.
    • James Brown Clay (1817–1864), U.S. Chargé d'Affaires to Portugal 1849-1850, U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1857-1859. Son of Henry Clay.
    • Charles Donald Jacob (1838–1898), Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky 1873-1878 1882-1884 1888-1890; U.S. Minister to Colombia 1886. Brother-in-law of James Brown Clay.

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