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Henry Clay Society
This appears to be a bi-partisan but politically-based organization of government lobbyists who run a $100 a month (+$40 a meal) luncheon club and provide a platform for influencing politicians (and arranging campaign donations) by giving the lobbyists privileged access. The Society paid the politicians a $1000 honorarium to speak.
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It claims: "The Henry Clay Society is a dinner and discussion group comprised of senior individuals engaged in government relations for corporations, trade associations, law firms and consulting groups representing a wide range of policy areas.
The name of the Society derives from its organization principle that it should be:
Ñ diversified in its focus, not restricted.to just the House or Senate, but involved in both as well as the Executive Branch; -
Ñ diversified in its partisan makeup, not only Democratic or Republican.;
Ñ diversified regionally, not predominantly Northern or Southern; and
Ñ diversified in its philosophical and ideological outlook, with both liberals and conservatives.
[Henry Clay was neither a Democrat nor Republican (but a Whig) who came from the border state of Kentucky, and was known as the Great Compromiser],
1985 July 24: Terrence D Straub, Manager of Government Affairs for United States Steel Corporation, writes on Society business to Ralph Vinovich , President of Legislative Affairs at the Tobacco Institute (and others).
Joel Jankowsky [Akin Gump Strauss] and Kip O'Neill [O'Neill & Hauss] were appointed to do the necessary paperwork to assure that the Henry Clay Society is officially a tax-exempt organization.
Other members mentioned were
• William T ('Bill') Murphy Jr. (treasurer) of Dickstein Shapiro & Morin
• Gary Hymel of Gray & Company
• Jim Healey
• Stacey Mobley
• Burt E Rosen of Pfizer Inc
• Candy Shy Hooper - Enserch Corpation
• H Stewart Van Scoyoc of Charls B Walker Associates (lobbyists)
• James C Free of Charls B Walker Associates (lobbyists)
• Terry Straub US Steel Corporation
• Gay Friedmann [and others from another document]
• Ken Duberstein, lobbyist with Timmons and Company
• Anne Wexler lobbyist with Wexler Reynolds Harrison & Schule
• Wilson W Wyatt Jr - of British American Tobacco
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