William S Clays (1909 - 1988)

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William S Clays
1909 - 1988
updated February 06, 2019
William S Clays was born on March 9, 1909. He died on October 18, 1988 at age 79. We know that William S Clays had been residing in Denver, Denver County, Colorado 80209.


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William S Clays died on October 18, 1988 at 79 years old. He was born on March 9, 1909. We have no information about William's family or relationships. We know that William S Clays had been residing in Denver, Denver County, Colorado 80209.
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In 1909, in the year that William S Clays was born, the NAACP was founded by W. E. B. Du Bois. The organization focused on legal strategies designed to confront the critical civil rights issues of the day - which included lynching and segregation in schools. The goal was to secure for all people the rights guaranteed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution.

In 1916, he was merely 7 years old when suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

In 1950, he was 41 years old when on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

In 1962, he was 53 years old when on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1988, in the year of William S Clays's passing, on December 16th, 1988 the popular film Rain Man was released. Featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. this film brought attention to autistic savants and was based on the "megasavant" Laurence Kim Peek. The film would later go to win four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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Feb 16, 1920 - Oct 23, 1998
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Kathleen Clays
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Sep 27, 1955 - Aug 4, 2011
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Sep 7, 1935 - Nov 15, 1990
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Sep 13, 1954 - Jan 14, 1999
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May 7, 1945 - Dec 16, 2006
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Thomas O Clays
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