Clemens was appointed United States Attorney for the northern district of Alabama in 1838, and he was a member of the Alabama House of Representatives from 1839 to 1841. He served in the United States Senate from 1849 to 1853, and he was a delegate to the state's constitutional convention in 1861 (also known as the Secession Convention). He was a leader of the "cooperationists," who believed a southern convention of states should first meet before each one decided individually to secede.
Creator: Alabama Constitutional Convention of 1861
Date: ca. 1850
Repository: Alabama Department of Archives and History
Format: Still image