William L. Clay

William L. Clay will be inducted into the University of Missouri’s Public Affairs Hall of Fame. A co-founder of the Congressional Black Caucus and author, he was the first black elected to Congress from Missouri. Highlights of his 32 years in the congress include the enactment of 295 bills sponsored by him that became law, including the Family and Medical Leave Act, Hatch Act Reform, five-year vesting in pension, pension portability, COBRA and minimum wage for domestics.

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