View Full Version : Rudolph M. "Rudy" Clay - July 16, 1936 June 4, 2013

06-06-2013, 05:30 AM
Any stories about Mayor Rudy? Good, bad and ugly but y'all be respectfull now.

His Bio -

American Democratic politician. He served as the mayor of Gary, Indiana and member of the Indiana Senate from 1972 to 1976. He was elected by special election in 2006 following the resignation of Scott L. King, and again in the 2007 municipal election. Prior to becoming mayor, Clay served as a county commissioner and as the first African-American head of the Lake County Democratic Party. He came of age politically during the early days of the civil rights era and was well-known in the Gary community as an insurance salesman, back when agents went door-to-door to make sales and collect premiums, said his wife of 55 years. In April 2011, shortly before the primary election, Clay announced that he had been diagnosed with cancer and would not seek reelection.He endorsed Karen Freeman-Wilson as his successor.


06-06-2013, 08:13 AM
The mans gravemarker should proudly state He did it for love!